Southern Railway to operate Special trains to Kerala

Southern Railway to operate Special trains to Kerala
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Chennai: The Southern Railway on Saturday announced the operation of special trains to and from Kerala, which is facing torrential downpour and floods, to clear stranded passengers.

However, services remained affected in the Palakkad and Trivandrum divisions for the second day, with the Southern Railway announcing the cancellation of 15 trains in these routes, covering various destinations.

On Saturday, the Southern Railway announced the operation of specials between Ernakulam-Chennai, Chennai-Kollam and BengaluruKollam.

Train No 02640 Ernakulam-Chennai Egmore is scheduled to leave Ernakulam at 5 p.m on Saturday while Train No 02623 Dr MGR Chennai Central-Kollam will depart from here at 8 p.m.

Train No 06526 KSR BengaluruKollam passenger special is scheduled to leave from KSR Bengaluru at 8 p.m on August 10.

"Reservations for the above passenger special trains are open," an official release said.