Sabarimala Special Trains 2011 - 2012 for Mandala – Makaravilaku Festival

Sabarimala Special Trains 2011 - 2012 - Indian Railways has announced special trains for the two month (November - December - January) long pilgrimage to the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple for Mandala – Makaravilaku Festival 2011 - 2012. According to Indian Railway press release, there are special trains from Chennai, Bangalore, Kakinada, Salem, Erode and other important town in Tamil Nadu. Advance reservation for the Sabarimala 2011-2012 special trains will commence on 17.11.2011.

1)Train.No: 06001/06002 Chennai Central - Kollam - Chennai Central  Specials:
            T.No.06001 Chennai Central – Kollam superfast special will leave Chennai Central Thursdays at 15.15 hrs. and arrive Kollam at 05.35 hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:
November 2011
24
December 2011
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
January  2012
5, 12, and 19


 T.No.06002 Kollam – Chennai Central Special will leave Kollam at 11.30 hrs. on Fridays and arrive Chennai Central at 04.00 hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:
November 2011
25
December 2011
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
January 2012
6, 13, and 20
         
Composition of the trains: 1 AC 3-tier, 8 Sleeper Class, 5 General Second Class and
 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

Stoppages: Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrisur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Chenganaseri, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, and Kayankulam on both directions.  

2)T.No.06003/06004 Chennai Central - Kollam - Chennai Central  (weekly)Specials:
            T.No.06003 Chennai Central – Kollam weekly special will leave Chennai Central at 20.45 hrs. on Saturdays and arrive Kollam at 15.20 hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:
November 2011
19, 26
December 2011
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 
January  2012
7, 14, 21 

           T.No.06004 Kollam – Chennai Central weekly special will leave Kollam at 17.50 hrs. on Sundays and arrive Chennai Central at 10.45 hrs. the next day.

 Days of Service:
November 2011
20, 27
December 2011
4, 11, 18, 25
January 2012
1, 8, 15, 22
        
Composition of the trains: 1 AC 3-tier, 8 Sleeper Class, 5 General Second Class and
 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

Stoppages: Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Palakkad, Thrisur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Chenganaseri, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, and Kayankulam on both directions.  T.No.06003 will stop at Coimbatore and T.No.06004 will stop at Podanur and Perambur also.

3) T.No.06017/06018 N Coimbatore-Nagercoil-Coimbatore  (weekly)Specials:
     Via. Kottayam
   
            T.No.06017 Coimbatore – Nagercoil weekly special will leave Coimbatore at 20.20 hrs. on Tuesdays and arrive Nagercoil  at 6.40 hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:
November 2011
22, 29
December 2011
6, 13, 20, 27
January  2012
3, 10 and 17

           T.No.06008 Nagercoil  – Coimbatore weekly Special will leave Nagercoil  at 20.15 hrs. on Wednesdays and arrive at Coimbatore at 8.00 hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:
November 2011
23, 30
December 2011
7, 14, 21, 28
January 2012
4, 11 and 18
        
Composition of the trains: 1 AC 3-tier, 8 Sleeper Class, 5 General Second Class and
 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches .

Stoppages: Podanur, Palakkad, Thrisur, Aluva, Ernakulam town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Kayankulam, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Neyyattinkara, Kulitturai and Eraniel.

4)T.No.06005/06006 Chennai Central - Kollam - Chennai Central  (weekly)Specials:
            T.No.06005 Chennai Central – Kollam weekly special will leave Chennai Central at 20.45 hrs. on Mondays and arrive Kollam at 15.20 hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:
November 2011
21, 28
December 2011
5, 12, 19, 26
January  2012
2, 9 and 16

           T.No.06006 Kollam – Chennai Central weekly Special will leave Kollam at 17.50 hrs. on Tuesdays and arrive Chennai Central at 10.45 hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:
November 2011
22, 29
December 2011
6, 13, 20, 27
January 2012
3, 10, 17
         
Composition of the trains: 3 AC 2-tier, 2 AC 3-tier, 12 Sleeper Class, 2 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

Stoppages: Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur,  Palakkad, Thrisur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Chenganaseri, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, and Kayankulam on both directions.  T.No.06005 will stop at Coimbatore  and T.No.06006 will stop at Podanur and Perambur also.


5)T.No.06007/06008 Chennai Central - Kollam - Chennai Central  (weekly)Specials:
            T.No.06005 Chennai Central – Kollam weekly special will leave Chennai Central at 15.15 hrs. on Tuesdays and arrive Kollam at 6.45 hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:
November 2011
22, 29
December 2011
6, 13, 20, 27
January  2012
3, 10 and 17

           T.No.06006 Kollam – Chennai Central weekly Special will leave Kollam at 11.30 hrs. on Wednesdays and arrive Chennai Central at 3.40 hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:
November 2011
23, 30
December 2011
7, 14, 21, 28
January 2012
4, 11, 18
         
Composition of the trains: 1 AC 2-tier, 1 AC 3-tier, 14 Sleeper Class, 4 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

Stoppages: Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrisur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Chenganaseri, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, and Kayankulam on both directions.  T.No.06008 will stop at Perambur also.

6)T.No.06301/06302 Nagercoil  - Mangalore Jn. - Nagercoil   (weekly) Specials:
            T.No.06301 Nagercoil – Mangalore Jn. weekly special will leave Nagercoil at 16.50 hrs. on Mondays and arrive Mangalore Jn. at 10.30 hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:

November 2011
21, 28
December 2011
5, 12, 19, 26
January  2012
2, 9 and 16


        T.No.06302 Mangalore Jn. – Nagercoil weekly Special will leave Mangalore Jn.at 16.15 hrs. on Tuesdays and arrive Nagercoil  at 07.50 hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:

November 2011
22, 29
December 2011
6, 13, 20, 27
January 2012
3, 10, 17

        
Composition of the trains:     1 AC 2-tier, 1 AC 3-tier, 7 Sleeper Class, 4 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

Stoppages: Eraniel, Kuliturai, Neyyatinkara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kayankulam, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Aluva, Thrisur, Shoranur Jn. Kuttipuram, Tirur, Kozhikkode, Vadakara, Mahe, Thalasery, Kannur, Payyangadi, Payyanur, Charvattur, Kanhangad and Kasargod on both directions. 

7) T.No.06346 Ernakulam Jn. – Bangalore City (weekly) Special
    T.No.06345 Bangalore City – Ernakulam weekly Superfast Special
     
            T.No.06346  Ernakulam Jn. – Bangalore City weekly special will leave Ernakulam Jn. at 17.00 hrs. on Thursdays and arrive Bangalore City  at 04.40 hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:
November 2011
17, 24
December 2011
1, 8, 15, 22, 29
January  2012
5, 12 and 19

           T.No.06345 Bangalore City  – Ernakulam Jn. (weekly) superfast special will leave Bangalore City at 18.50  hrs. on Fridays and arrive Ernakulam Jn. at 06.30  hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:
November 2011
18, 25
December 2011
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
January 2012
6, 13 and 20
        
Composition of the trains: 1 AC 2-tier, 2 AC 3-tier, 12 Sleeper Class, 3 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

Stoppages: Aluva, Thrisur, Palakkad, Podanur, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Tirupattur, Kuppam, Bangarapet, Whitefield, Krishnarajapuram and Bangalore Cantt. on both directions. 



8) T.No.08569 Vishakapatnam – Kollam Special
    T.No.06345 Kollam – Vishakapatnam weekly Superfast Special
     
            T.No.08569  Vishakapatnam – Kollam special will leave Vishakapatnam at 9.00 hrs. on Thursdays and Sundays and arrive Kollam  at 15.30 hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:
December 2011
15, 18, 22, 25, 29
January  2012
1, 5, 8, 12 and 15

           T.No.08570 Kollam – Vishakapatnam superfast special will leave Kollam at 19.20  hrs. on Fridays and Mondays arrive Vishakapatnam at 01.20  hrs. the next day.

Days of Service:


December 2011
16, 19, 23, 26, 30
January 2012
2, 6, 9, 13 and 16
        
Composition of the trains: 1 AC 2-tier, 1 AC 3-tier, 8 Sleeper Class, 4 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

StoppagesDuvvada, Anakapalli, Tuni, Annavaram, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Vijayawada, Tenali, Chirala, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta,Tirupati, Katpadi,Jolarpattai, Salem, Erode, Coimbator, Palakkad, Thrisur, Ernakulam Town and Kottayam. on both directions. 

Sabarimala Railway - The nearest railway station to Sabarimala is the Chenganur Railway Stations. Ayyappa devotees can also get down at Ernakulam, Kottayam and Thiruvalla Railway Stations to reach Sabarimala.