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Kollam- Nagercoil MEMU To Be Flagged Off Tomorrow
The long awaited Kollam-Nagercoil MEMU will commence its journey from tomorrow | By Yentha
On Nov 30, 2012

Trivandrum: The people of the southern fringes of the state will now get a breather, as the long awaited Mainline Electrical Multiple Units (MEMU) train will start its service in Kollam-Nagercoil route, from tomorrow. This is the third MEMU service in Kerala- the first two being Kollam-Ernakulam (Via Alleppey) and Kollam- Ernakulam (Via Kottayam) services.

 

Though the service would be a boon for the daily commuters in the Kollam – Nagercoil route, MEMU can’t be an alternative to their problems as the timings are as follows:

  • Train No: 66304 > Kollam Jn (Departure 11.00AM)> Trivandrum Central(1.15PM) > Nagercoil  Jn(3.15PM)- (All days except Friday)
  • Train No: 66305 > Nagercoil Jn (Departure 4.50PM)> Trivandrum central (7.30PM) > Kollam  Jn(9.40PM) (All days except Friday)

 

So the students and office goers can’t avail this service to its best. While talking to Yentha, the railway officials said, “Since there is no separate track for MEMU and so many other trains are allotted during peak hours, we can’t change the timings of MEMU.”  

 

Unlike the MEMU services in other states, this one has the toilet facility. “Ernakulam-Palakkad MEMU is on the cards. Hopefully, it will be on track soon,” the officials added.

 

The flagging off will be held on tomorrow at Kollam. The MEMU rake arrived at Kollam on November 28. The MEMU has higher capacity than normal general coaches. The regular service will commence from Dec 2. The inaugural special will run to open with stoppages at all the enroute stations in both directions.

 
 
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whats the main advantage of this MEMU ,i feel like it is yet another passenger train with leass no of compartments. it takes around 2 hours for a journey from kollam to trivandrum.
Robin, on Nov 30, 2012 10:16:17 PM
 
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