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MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)
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Jn. Pt. DG/BDNK/VPT/MNM, West Veli Street, M Ph No: 0452-2743799, 2741597, Madurai 625001
State: Tamil Nadu


Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Madurai

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Oct 08 (00:05) Railways to start 39 more special trains soon, here's the full list (www.moneycontrol.com)
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Stations:  Howrah Junction/HWH   MGR Chennai Central/MAS   Coimbatore Main Junction/CBE   Ahmedabad Junction/ADI   Pune Junction/PUNE   KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC   Ajni (Nagpur)/AJNI   Bhubaneswar/BBS   Jaipur Junction/JP   Bandra Terminus/BDTS   Lucknow Charbagh NR/LKO   Amritsar Junction/ASR   Old Delhi Junction/DLI   Delhi Sarai Rohilla/DEE   Bhuj/BHUJ   Ranchi Junction/RNC   Visakhapatnam Junction/VSKP   Haridwar/HW   Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT   HabibGanj/HBJ   Kamakhya Junction/KYQ   New Delhi/NDLS   Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM   Madurai Junction/MDU   Secunderabad Junction/SC   Tirupati/TPTY   Yesvantpur Junction/YPR   Barmer/BME   Kakinada Town Junction/CCT   Dehradun Terminal/DDN   Santragachi Junction/SRC   Kolkata Shalimar/SHM   Lingampalli/LPI   Dibrugarh/DBRG   Anand Vihar Terminal/ANVT   Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra/SVDK   Naharlagun/NHLN   Mumbai Central/MMCT  
The new 39 trains are the air conditioned trains with sleeper and seating accommodation. Most of the trains belong to the category of AC Express, Duronto, Rajdhani and Shatabdi. The date of operation of these trains is yet to be declared.
Railway Board on October 7 gave approval for 39 new special trains from all zones. These train services will be introduced as special services from an early convenient date, the Ministry of Railways said.
Railway Board today gave approval to zones for 39 new trains. These services will be introduced as special services
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from an early convenient date: Ministry of Railways, Government of India pic.twitter.com/UloAYzxZBS
Due to COVID-19 induced lockdown, the Indian Railways had suspended all passenger trains services from March 25. However, some services resumed with Shramik Special trains to help stranded migrant workers reach their home states from May 1.
Later, it also started 230 special trains across the country. On September 5, it announced that it will operate 80 more special trains from September 12 in addition to the already 230 plying trains. The Railways also started clone train services for waitlisted passengers in the routes which generally has high passenger traffic.
Here's the full list of 39 new trains:
Air conditioned services with sleeper accomodation
Loymanya Tilak (T) to Haridwar - Biweekly
Loymanya Tilak (T) to Lucknow - Weekly
Ajni to Pune - Weekly
Nagpur to Amritsar -Weekly
Kamakhya to Loymanya Tilak - Weekly
Kamakhya to Yesvantpur - Weekly
Nizamuddin to Pune - Weekly
Anand Vihar to Naharlagun - Weekly
New Delhi to Katra - Daily
Barmer to Yesvantpur - Weekly
Secundrabad to Shalimar -Weekly
Ligampalli to Kakinada town - Tri-weekly
Secundrabad to Vizag - Weekly
Santragachi to Chennai - Biweekly
Howrah to Yesvantpur - Weekly
Chennai to Madurai - Tri-weekly
Bandra (T) to Bhuj - Tri-weekly
Bhubaneswar to Anand Vihar-Weekly
Bhubaneswar to Delhi-Weekly
Nizamuddin to Pune - Biweekly
Howrah to Pune - Biweekly
Chennai to Nizamuddin - Biweekly
Dibrugarh to New Delhi - Weekly
Dibrugarh to New Delhi Bi-weekly
Mumbai Central to Nizamuddin - Daily
Bandra to Nizamuddin - Weekly
Air conditioned services with seating accomodation
Bengaluru to Chennai - Except Tuesday
Mumbai Central to Ahmedabad - Except Sunday
Chennai to Coimbatore - Except Tuesday
New Delhi to Habibganj - Daily
New Delhi to Amritsar - Daily
New Delhi to Dehradun - Daily
New Delhi to Amritsar - Except Thursday
Howrah to Ranchi - Except Sunday
New Delhi to Shri Mata Viashno Devi Katra - Except Tuesday
Jaipur to Delhi Sari Rohilla - Daily
Ahmedabad to Mumbai Central - Except Sunday
Chennai to Bengaluru - Daily
Visakhapatnam to Tirupathi - Tri-weekly
Meanwhile, IRCTC has also announced to restart the operation of Tejas Express trains to resume services from October 17 catering to the growing demand of train passengers due to the festive season.
Sep 17 (22:53) Chennai Egmore - Madurai (in both directions) section speed increased from 100 to 110 kmph (www.tnrailnews.in)
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Southern Railway has taken commendable efforts in increasing the speed in Chennai Egmore – Madurai  (in both directions) from existing 100 kmph to 110 kmph. This has been authorized by Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) after conducting inspection in the section. All observations made by the CRS during the inspection has been complied with after undertaking various track improvement works and after conducting several speed trials in that section.
With this the sectional speed in Chennai Egmore- Madurai (in both directions) has increased from 100 kmph to 110 kmph for passenger carrying trains. Necessary advice shall be given to Loco running staff and guards through internal communication for running of trains at 110 kmph.
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Sep 17 (20:25) Speed Upgrade on Chennai Egmore-Madurai Route to 110 km/h (twitter.com)
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Southern Railway has announced upgrade of speed on the Chennai Egmore-Madurai route from 100 km/h to 110 km/h.
The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has approved the increase in maximum permissible speed after conducting inspection in the section.
All observations made by the CRS during the inspection has been complied with after undertaking various track improvement works and after conducting several speed trials in that section, said a statement released by the zone.
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advice shall be given to Loco running staff and guards through internal communication for running of trains at 110 km/h, added the statement.
Indian Railways has begun work to upgrade the Golden Quadrilateral and diagonals to 130 km/h for all capable rolling stock. Speed on these routes is set to be upgraded to 160 km/h by 2024, according to V K Yadav, CEO, Railway Board.
Aug 16 (18:17) 23% growth in freight earnings in Madurai railway division (m.timesofindia.com)
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Madurai: Cancellation of trains due to the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in heavy loss in passenger revenue. But, the earnings through operating goods trains have increased to Rs 71.6 crore this fiscal against last year’s Rs 58 crore, recording a growth of 23%, Madurai divisional railway manager (DRM), V R Lenin said
Speaking after hoisting the Tricolour at the 74th Independence Day celebrations organized at the divisional office here on Saturday, Lenin said that it is the highest ever goods earning during this period.
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increased with the average speed touching 40.9kmph, thereby showing an improvement of 67.6%, he said. The division has run 174 parcel and 112 special trains.The DRM said that a total of 1.52 lakh passengers cancelled bookings during the pandemic and Rs 6.7 crore has been refunded till July.
The division has transported 35,618 stranded migrant workers to their home states through Shramik specials and earned Rs 3.2 crore.
Lenin said that during the lockdown several important works have been completed in the division taking advantage of the suspension of regular train services. A portion of the second line between Madurai and Tuticorin and its electrification was commissioned for a stretch of 44km between Kadambur-Milavittan-Gangaikondan- Thattaparai on July 15.
Complete track renewal work was completed on the Trichy - Dindigul and Virudhunagar- Vanchimaniyachchi section for a length of 12.89km.
Yard remodelling work at Milavittan for the connectivity of the Milavittan- Melmarudur new line as part of Madurai-Tuticorin via Aruppukottai new line was commissioned.
Jun 29 (08:13) 3 generations in the driver’s seat (www.thehindu.com)
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Loco-pilot V. Selvaraj greeted by family members. 
It was a moment of great pride and happiness for the family members of V. Selvaraj, who piloted Pandiyan Superfast Express on its golden jubilee celebration day.
The railway employee, who has put in 26 years of service, is the third generation loco-pilot to drive the same train in the last 50 years.
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maternal grandfather, Sankara Subbu Naidu, who retired in 1974, operated the steam engine. His father, Venkatraman had operated both steam and diesel engines of the same train. Now, Mr. Selvaraj, who piloted diesel locomotives, is operating electric locomotive. “I feel proud and elated,” he said.
“It appears as if the sound of the running train is like music to the ears of the members of this family,” Madurai MP Su. Venkatesan quipped after meeting them.
S. Babu Rajendran, son of Sankara Subbu Naidu, fondly recalls his younger days when he handed over dinner to his father at the platform before he himself joined the railway service.
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