Introduced in late 1970's, Tamil Nadu Express connects
and Chennai. This classic train is the fastest non-Rajdhani train in the country. It is known for its speed, punctuality, comfort and reliability. Now there is a Rajdhani Express
running on the Chennai-New Delhi route, but the Tamil Nadu Express still remains very popular because of its higher speed at normal express train fares. Main towns on the way are
. The train covers a distance of 2,190 km.
Tamil Nadu Express is a limited-halt train with twin diesel engines. At first it was a tri-weekly train, but today it operates daily. It offers a wide range of accommodation such as first class A/C, 2 tier A/C, 3 tier A/C, sleeper cars and second class unreserved. There is a pantry car too.
Train number 2621: Chennai to New Delhi, leaves Chennai at 22:00 hrs.
Train number 2622: New Delhi to Chennai, leaves New Delhi at 22:30 hrs.
Class IA – Rs 4353.00
Class IIA – Rs 2279.00
Class IIIA – Rs 1455.00
Class SL – Rs 537.00