Train speed increase in Tamil Nadu; Good news for TN people

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Train speed increase in Tamil Nadu

Train speed increase in Tamil Nadu. Speed of 44 Trains Increased on Strengthened. Southern Railway has increased the speed of 44 trains following the completion of track strengthening works covering a distance of 2,037 kilometers.

Train speed increase in Tamil Nadu
Train speed increase in Tamil Nadu

The speed of trains on loop line has also been increased from 15 to 30 kmph for 1,445 km, resulting in reduced travel time of 5 to 10 minutes as per the current timetable.

Track Speed Increased in Three Sections: Train speed increase in Tamil Nadu

The railway commissioner’s office approved increasing the speed in Arakkonam–Jolarpettai and Chennai–Renigunta sections to 130 kmph. As a result, trains have been running at 130 kmph since March 31 and March 29, respectively. The track speed on 413.62 km of the railway network in three sections – Chennai–Renigunta (134.3 km), Arakkonam–Jolarpettai (144.54 km), and Chennai–Gudur (134.4 km) has been increased from 110 to 130 kmph.

Maximum Permissible Speed Increased from 100/80/90 to 110 kmph: Train speed increase

The maximum permissible speed has been increased from 100/80/90 kms to 110 kmph for 1,218 km on 16 lines during 2022-23. The sections are Tambaram-Chengalpattu 3rd line (30.7 km), Chengalpattu-Arakkonam (68.59 km), Salem-Vriddhachalam (137.91 km), Golden Rock – Thanjavur up (46.42 km), Villupuram-Katpadi (158.55 km), Nagercoil-Tirunelveli (73.29 km), Villupuram-Puducherry (38 km), Thanjavur- Karaikal (95.53 km), Coimbatore North- Mettupalayam (32.83 km), Tirunelveli – Tiruchendur (61.3km), Dindigul – Pollachi (121.2 km) Tirunelveli – Tenkasi (72 km), Cuddalore Port – Vriddhachalam (57.2 km), Salem-Namakkal-Karur (85.18 km), Tirumangalam-Vanchi Maniyachchi (110.34 km) and Vanchi Maniyachi -Tirunelveli (28.9 km).

Increase in Speed of Trains Enhances Efficiency: Train speed increase in Tamil Nadu

The 44 train speed improvement will improve zone efficiency and freight operations. The works will also improve train punctuality. Track strengthening works to run trains at 110 kmph on Thirumangalam-Vanchi Maniyachchi and Vanchi Maniyachi–Tirunelveli sections have been completed and the final approval is expected soon.

Speed of 406 km Lines Increased from 60/70/80 to 100/90 kmph

The speed of 406 km lines in 25 sections, mostly running through Kerala, have been increased from 60/70/80 to 100/90 kmph. The increase in speed on loop lines for 1,445 km from existing 15 kmph to 30 kmph will help railways improve the operational efficiency and reduce overall transit time for passengers.

Southern Railway has increased the speed of 44 trains following the completion of track strengthening works. The speed of trains on loop line has also been increased, resulting in reduced travel time. The increase in speed of the trains will enhance the overall efficiency of the zone and improve the punctuality of the trains. The speed of 406 km lines in 25 sections has also been increased from 60/70/80 to 100/90 kmph. The increase in speed on loop lines for 1,445 km from existing 15 kmph to 30 kmph will help railways improve the operational efficiency and reduce overall transit time for passengers.

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