Kottayam: Passengers can soon hear the following announcement. Attention passengers! The Kottayam Express will reach the station shortly. Ever since Kottayam station started, this will be the first time that an express service has begun in Kottayam’s name. Two express trains have been introduced in Kottayam’s name. It was in 1956 that the Kottayam Railway Station was inaugurated.
In order to transform the passenger trains which travels at 200 km speed into Express trains like Kottayam-Nilambur, Nagercoil-Kottayam passenger trains are being set up as special express services. Though they were turned into express trains during the Covid time, the service hadn’t yet started. AC coaches aren’t there in these trains. Since they belong to a special train service, you need to book in advance.
Kottayam-Nilambur road Kottayam Express
The service will begin on October 7th. The train will have 10 general coaches and 2 luggage coaches. The service which starts from Kottayam at 5.15 am will reach Ernakulam North at 6:40 am, 8:30 am at Thrissur, 10:10 am at Shoranur, and 11:45 am at Nilambur road. The return train will start in the afternoon at 3:10 pm from Nilambur road. And it will reach Thrissur at 5:44 pm and at 8:10 pm at Ernakulam North. The train will reach Kottayam at 10:15 pm.
The Nagercoil-Kottayam Express will start its service on October 6th. There are 10 general coaches and 2 luggage coaches. The Express has only started in the Nagercoil-Kottayam route. The train’s return journey remains unclear. Earlier the return train used to run as two passenger services to Kottayam-Kollam and Kollam-Nagercoil. Therefore these services haven’t yet been turned into Express services.
Though the Nagercoil-Kottayam express will begin their run from 6 am, there is no clarity regarding the return journey to Nagercoil.
The service which starts at Nagercoil at 1 pm will reach Thiruvanthapuram at 2:30 pm, 4:50 pm at Kollam, 5:53 pm at Kayamkulam, 6:19 at Chengannur, and 6:44 via Changanasherry will reach Kottayam at 7:35 pm.
06326 Kottayam-Nilambur Road Express
Kottayam- 5:15 am, Ettumanur-5:26 am, Kurupanthara-5:33, Vaikom road: 5:40, Piravam road: 5:47.
06325 Kottayam-Nilambur Road Express
Piravam road: 8:54 pm, Vaikom road: 9:02 pm, Kurupanthara: 9:10 pm, Ettumanoor: 9:24pm, Kottayam: 10:15 pm.