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About 12635/36 Vaigai Express

Highlights of Vaigai Express –

No of Coaches Total – 21,  AC – 3, Chair Car – 13, GN – 5
Pantry Car Yes
E-Catering Yes By TravelKhana.com
Avg. Running Status Excellent
Cleaning Excellent
Ticket Availability Excellent
Passenger Safety Excellent
Mobile/Laptop Charger Yes

Train 12635 up and 12636 down, running between Madurai and Chennai is called the Superfast Vaigai Express. This is the most common choice and demand of people here in this route to travel. It crosses the most famous station of Tiruchirappalli and is operated by Southern Railways, the south zone of Indian Railways.

This is rather a daily running train that stops in seven most important stations all through its journey. The starting point of the train is Egmore and ending point is Madurai Junction. Being a local train, this train is covering a total distance of 497 kms in an average time of 8 hours. For the convenience of the passengers, railway department has designed the best of the sitting arrangement. There are an AC chair car, Second Sitting and unreserved seats. Looking to the convenience of the everyday passengers, this kind of facility is the priority of Indian Railways.

Technically, the train runs on broad gauge of 1,676 mm operating at a speed ranging 60 Km / hour. As per the general facilities, the compartments are completely clean with excellent food available through pantry car and catering facility. Ticketing facility for the passengers is convenient and punctuality to reaching its destinations is something exceptionally maintained. The train starts at 7:00 am in the morning from Madurai Junction covering major places such as Sholavandan, Dindigul Junction, Tiruchchirappalli Junction, Ariyalur, Vriddhachalam Junction, Villupuram junction, Chengalpattu Junction, Tambaram, Mambalam and then it reaches Chennai Egmore at around 14: 40 hours.

This train is hauled by Electric Locomotive end to end from Madurai till Chennai. This is considered to be one of the best local trains of South Indian Railways.

12635/Vaigai Express Chennai to Madurai Route, Schedule & Time Table –

Vaigai Express is in the superfast category and an intercity express that offers passengers with daily service between the stations Chennai and Madurai. It runs via Tiruchirapalli. Southern Railway Zone is in charge of its operation.

This train right from its inception has managed to catch the imagination of both the generations and offering timely service. There was a need for a day train between the stations of Madurai and Madras (now Chennai). Such was its popularity that its demand increased from 1970’s onwards. It was on 15th August 1977 that this train was first flagged down at 6am with the number 135 from Madurai. It also has earned the nickname of ‘Horse of the Chord line’ and does enjoy excellent reputation for being on time. Served by the Southern Railways, it is regarded to be the initial train in the Madurai Divn. To be hauled by WAP 7, the most prestigious Indian loco. The operating speed is 39 mph (63 km/hr).

Currently, the train 12635 departs from Chennai station at 13:40 hours and reaches Madurai at 21:20 hours. The halts from Chennai are Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Ariyalur, Tiruchirapali, Manaparai, Dindigul, Sholavandanam and finally terminate at Madurai. The total distance covered is 493 km in 8 hours. For passengers, there are provided open coach (reserved) and corridor coach (unreserved) seating arrangements, with classes 3 AC CC, 14 2S, 5 UR/GS and 2 SLR & 1 Pantry car.

This train is always crowded due to its reaching its destination on time and having good speed.

Chennai Egmore(MS) origin 13:40 origin 0
Tambaram(TBM) 14:08 14:10 2 0
Chengalpattu Junction(CGL) 14:38 14:40 2 0
Villupuram Junction(VM) 15:50 15:55 5 0
Vriddhachalam Junction(VRI) 16:35 16:37 2 0
Ariyalur(ALU) 17:24 17:25 1 0
Tiruchchirappalli Junction(TPJ) 18:30 18:35 5 0
Manaparai(MPA) 19:00 19:01 1 0
Dindigul Junction(DG) 20:03 20:05 2 0
Sholavandan(SDN) 20:34 20:35 1 0
Madurai Junction(MDU) 21:20 destination destination 0

12636/Vaigai Express Madurai to Chennai Route, Schedule & Time Table –

Madurai Junction(MDU) origin 07:00 origin 0
Sholavandan(SDN) 07:14 07:15 1 0
Dindigul Junction(DG) 07:53 07:55 2 0
Manaparai(MPA) 08:34 08:35 1 0
Tiruchchirappalli Junction(TPJ) 09:00 09:05 5 0
Ariyalur(ALU) 10:04 10:05 1 0
Vriddhachalam Junction(VRI) 10:38 10:40 2 0
Villupuram Junction(VM) 11:48 11:50 2 0
Chengalpattu Junction(CGL) 13:18 13:20 2 0
Tambaram(TBM) 13:48 13:50 2 0
Mambalam(MBM) 14:08 14:10 2 0
Chennai Egmore(MS) 14:35 destination destination 0

12635/36 Vaigai Express Coach Position Seat Map and Fare

Looking online to get coach position seat map and fare related updates in Vaigai express? If yes, here you will get some for sure. This superfast train runs in between Chennai and Madurai across the country and as of now operates from both ends with train numbers 12635 and 12636. Considering the coach composition, it has 24 coaches in total as of now and it includes chair car, second seating and general unreserved class of coaches. To get clarity and understanding about the coach position of any one of them, it is way better and efficient to look at the seat map of the respective class of travel and then grab information from there. So, simply have a glance at the seat map of the respective coach in which you prefer to travel or you have tickets in them, and acquire knowledge about the coach position with the help of seat number from that seat map, look up for the berths it has, seats in total it has and more. Considering the fare, in general quota, the price that will be charged is 665 for CC, 180 for 2S and 160 for GN. In tatkal quota, the fare will be 835 for CC and 195 for 2S. In general quota, the fare that will be charged from a child is 335 for CC, 90 for 2S and 85 for GN. In child tatkal quota, the fare will be 395 for CC and 90 for 2S. Have a safe and happy travel!

Train Coach Position And Seat Layout Class:-

Second class Setting(2S):- Vaigai Express is a superfast express running with train numbers 12635 and 12636 from both ends. Southern Railways zone supervises the superfast express and it connects Chennai Egmore and Madurai stations in the country. The express runs daily and it covers a total distance of 493 km in about 7 hours and 25 minutes. Did you make the reservations to travel in the second class sitting (2S) coach in this superfast Vaigai Express? In all, there are 22 coaches in the express, involving second class sitting, AC Chair car, unreserved and SLRs. Rake with positions 6 to 19 belongs to second class seating 2S coaches, designated as D1 to D13. It runs with an operating speed of 67 km/hour. As per Indian Railways second class seating 2S coaches, the berths available in the same are 108. Each 2S coach is supposed to be having a window seat, middle seat and aisle seat to sit. The coach code for the same is D. As per the fare chart, in general category, the pricing in second class sitting coach would be Rs. 180. In tatkal class, the surcharge would be of Rs. 47 in the same. Have a safe and hassle free journey!


Chair Car AC Class(CC):- Are you planning to travel in the Chair Car AC Class (CC) in the superfast Vaigai Express running with train numbers 12635 and 12636 from both sides? Vaigai Superfast Express is supervised by Southern Indian Railways zone. The express connects Chennai Egmore and Madurai station in the country. The running frequency of the express is daily and it covers a total distance of 493 km in about 7 hours and 25 minutes. There are 22 coaches in Vaigai Superfast Express in total, involving AC Chair Car and second sitting and unreserved coaches. As per the coach position, it has unreserved coaches in the starting, followed by the second sitting coaches and AC Chair car class coaches. The average speed with which it runs is 66 km/hour. Rake with positions 18, 19 and 20 belongs to AC Chair Car class coaches designated as C1, C2 and C3. As per Railways, the coach code for AC Chair car class coach is C and the seats available in them are 73 in total. In each AC Chair car class coach, it has a window seat, middle seat and aisle seat. In general class, the fare in AC Chair car class coach is Rs. 665. cc-a

Unreserved Second Class Compartment(UR)

Stands for Seating Cum Luggage Rake(SLR)

About 22205 – 22206 Chennai Madurai Duronto Express

Highlights of Chennai Madurai Duronto Express

No of Coaches Total – 13,  AC – 12, SL – N/A, GN – N/A
Pantry Car No
E-Catering Yes By TravelKhana.com
Avg. Running Status Excellent
Cleaning Good
Ticket Availability Excellent
Passenger Safety Excellent
Mobile/Laptop Charger Yes

22205/Chennai Madurai Duronto Express, Route, Schedule & Time Table –

S.No. Code Station Arr. Dep. Halt Dist. Day
1 MAS Chennai Central First 22.3 0 0 1
2 SA Salem Jn 12:00 3.2 30 340 2
3 MDU Madurai Jn 02:24 Last 0 559 2

22206/Madurai Chennai Duronto Express, Route, Schedule & Time Table –

S.No. Code Station Arr Dep. Halt Dist. Day
1 MDU Madurai Jn First 22.45 0 0 1
2 SA Salem Jn 03:21 2.41 27 226 2
3 MAS Chennai Central 03:36 Last 0 559 2