Southern Railway will run special trains from April 1 to June 18 in the Bangalore-Ernakulam and Chennai Central-Kochuveli sectors to clear the rush during the summer months.
The 0631 Chennai Central-Kochuveli weekly superfast special will depart from Chennai Central on Wednesdays at 11.30 p.m. to reach Kochuveli at 3.40 p.m. the next day. In the return, the 0632 Kochuveli-Chennai Central weekly superfast special will depart from Kochuveli on Thursdays at 8.10 p.m. to reach Chennai Central at 12.20 noon the next day. It will operate via Kottayam. The days of operation from Chennai Central will be on April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2 and from Kochuveli on April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3.
The 0651 Ernakulam Junction-Bangalore weekly special will depart from Ernakulam Junction at 6.50 p.m. on Mondays to reach Bangalore the next day at 8.30 a.m. The 0652 Bangalore-Ernakulam Junction weekly special, in the return, will depart from Bangalore at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays to reach Ernakulam Junction at 4.20 a.m. The days of operation will be April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7 and 14.
The 0653 Ernakulam Junction-Bangalore weekly special will depart from Ernakulam Junction at 9.15 p.m. on Thursdays to reach Bangalore at 10 a.m. the next day. The 0654 Bangalore-Ernakulam Junction weekly special will depart from Bangalore at 6.50 p.m. on Fridays to reach Ernakulam Junction at 6.30 a.m. the next day.