The Southern Railway on Thursday announced two daily special trains to Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru from here, days after resumption of intra-state services in Tamil Nadu. Following the Railway Board’s approval, it announced running one superfast special each to the two cities from September 27 and all COVID-19 safety guidelines, including wearing of masks shall be followed as mandated by the Union Home Ministry, it said.
The fully reserved special trains will be introduced daily, from Chennai from Sunday while the return services from Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru will start from September 28, a Southern Railway release here said. Train No. 02623 Dr MGR Chennai Central- Thiruvananthapuram Superfast Special will leave here at 19.45 hrs to reach the Kerala capital at 11.45 hrs the next day.
In the return direction, Train No 02624 will leave Thiruvananthapuram Central at 15.00 hrs and reach Dr MGR Chennai Central at 07.40 hrs the next day, it said.