Kannur – Shorannur passenger train from today: To offer respite in Malabar route

The new passenger train would be a welcome addition to the fleet of trains that run in the extremely busy route. Photo: Shutterstock/Libin Jose

Tirur: From today, the extremely busy Shorannur – Kannur route has a new passenger train service, providing at least a temporary solution for the severe shortage of trains in this region. The Southern Railways has allowed the Shorannur – Kannur – Shorannur unreserved special train. The train operates service from Shorannur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 3.40 pm until July 31. Meanwhile, the train reaches Kuttipuram station at 4.13 pm and Tirur at 4.31 pm. The special train also has stops at Thanoor (4.41 pm), Parappanangadi (4.49 pm) and Kozhikode (5.30 pm) before it ends the service in Kannur at 7.40 pm. Trains like Mangala Express and Netravati to the Kozhikode side are overcrowded, especially in the evenings. The new passenger train would be a welcome addition to the fleet of trains that run on the extremely busy route.

Meanwhile, the special passenger train operates service from Kannur to Shorannur on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from tomorrow onwards, until August 1. The train that departs Kannur station at 8.10 am reaches Kozhikode at 9.45 am. It reaches Parappanangadi at 10.17 am, Thanoor at 10.26 am, Tirur at 10.34 am and Kuttipuram at 10.49 am. This train ends the service at the Shorannur station at 12.30 pm. Meanwhile, the rail passengers have already begun demanding to make the train permanent in this route. Muneer Kurumbadi, chairman and MC Manoj Kumar, general secretary of the Malabar Rail Users Forum appreciated the railways for allowing the new passenger train and demanded that it should be scheduled to operate services at least six days in a week. 

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