Chennai-Mumbai Express: Indian Railways’ Chennai-Mumbai Express train completes 100 years! On Wednesday, the Chennai division of the Southern Railway zone celebrated the centenary of the Train Number 22159 / 22160 Chennai-Mumbai Superfast Express service.
On 1 December 1921, the train made its maiden run as the Madras-Bombay fast passenger train, officials said. A statement said from 1 March 1930, the passenger train service was converted into express train service and later on July 1 that year, it started running as a superfast train. The Chennai-Mumbai superfast express train covers a distance of 1,284 kilometres, according to an IE report.
The Chennai-Mumbai Express train passes through a total of 31 railway stations between the cities of Chennai and Mumbai running via popular destinations Pune, Solapur, Daund, Yadgir, Raichur, Cuddapah, Guntakal, Renigunta and Arakkonam. The Chennai-Mumbai Express train offers travellers, multiple class coaches, to choose train seats or births, the statement further read.
According to the report, a celebration was organized by the Southern Railway authorities to commemorate the Chennai-Mumbai Express train’s centenary at the Dr MGR Chennai Central railway station ahead of its departure to the city of Mumbai.