Fast locals to start on 1 June
Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai, @Svs037
Local train passengers in the route of Chennai Beach to Tambaram have a happy news, thanks to Southern Railway. The fast local trains in that route will commence services from 1 June this year.
It is worth recollecting that the fast local train service in the route was put to a halt after the accident at St Thomas Mount railway station which resulted in deaths and injuries of train passengers. The fast locals were an ideal means for people residing beyond Tambaram and depending on local trains to reach their offices, schools, colleges located across the city.
Fast local trains would skip certain stations, so the passengers could reach their destinations quite early. Residents of the main parts of Chennai too used to find fast locals quite convienient to reach their workspots, educational institutions situated beyond Tambaram.
Soon after the, local trains came to a halt after the accident, residents of Chennai did not have access to fast local trains as they were put to a halt. Inspections were taken up in the route, required changes were done in the structures that came in the route of Chennai Beach to Tambaram.
After the changes have been done the fast local services are going to commence. From Saturday (1 June) four fast locals will be operated from Chegelpet to Chennai Beach and two fast locals will run from Tirumalpur to Chennai Beach during morning peak hours.
One fast local will run from Chennai Beach to Tirumalpur during evening peak hour. Due to the introduction of fast local, Train No.16115/16116 which was operated from Chennai Beach will be operated from Chennai Egmore henceforth on and from 1 June.
Timings of fast local trains
Southern Railway sources further say that Train No. 40518 Chengalpet – Chennai Beach Fast local will leave Chengalpet at 7.50 am and arrive Chennai Beach at 9.15 am. Train No.40704 Tirumalpur – Chennai Beach Fast local will leave Tirumalpur at 7.05 am and leave Chengalpet at 8.10 am and arrive Chennai Beach at 9.30 am.
Train No.40520 Chengalpet – Chennai Beach Fast local will leave Chengalpet at 8.05 am and arrive Chennai Beach at 9.47 am. Train No.40522 Chengalpet – Chennai Beach Fast local will leave Chengalpet at 8.25 am and arrive Chennai Beach at 9.55 am. Train No.40526 Chengalpet – Chennai Beach Fast local will leave Chengalpet at 8.50 am and arrive Chennai Beach at 10.20 am.
Train No.40706 Tirumalpur – Chennai Beach Fast local will leave Tirumalpur at 8.00 am and leave Chengalpet at 9.05 am and arrive Chennai Beach at 10.28 am. Train No.40707 Chennai Beach – Tirumalpur Fast local will leave Chennai Beach at 6.13 pm and arrive Tirumalpur at 8.40 pm.
Train No.16116 Pondicherry – Chennai Egmore Express will arrive Chennai Egmore at 9.30 am. Train No.16115 Chennai Egmore – Pondicherry Express will leave Chennai Egmore at 6.10 pm.