Luxury Train Between Chennai And Madurai – Tejas Express

Tejas Express is the new luxury train introduced by Indian railways to connect Egmore, Chennai go Madurai. As per the schedule, this luxury train will start by 6 in the morning in Chennai and reach the destination by 1 pm. The return journey starts by 2 pm and ends in Chennai by 9 pm.

Tejas Express

The Southern Railways has announced that the train will take 7 hours to reach the destination, while running at 70 km per hour speed.

According to local reports, this is the first business-class luxury train connecting Chennai with the southern parts of the region. For chair car seat is said to cost around INR 1000 and the executive class seat will come around INR 2000. The exact cost is not yet announced by the officials.

Since this news has been officially announced, there were many criticisms about the speed being very low. While the fare of the train being around 20% more than the iconic Shatabdi Express is, the Tejas Express is quite slower than the former one. There were requests from many groups about trying to reduce the commutation time to six hours to attract customers.

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It is said that Tejas Express will have many exclusive amenities like CCTV, Wi-Fi facilities, modular toilets, luxurious seat and others. According to advisor of TANDRUA (Thanjavur District Rail User Association), Giri, the whole rail line is electrified. Thus, it is unfair to charge 15% extra to a train journey, which is running 10% faster.

As of now, the Vaigai Express running between Madurai and Chennai takes 7 hours and 40 minutes.

Tejas Express seats

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According to inside information from the railways, the itinerary between Chennai and Madurai will have a short stop at Kodaikanal Road and Trichy. The Kodaikanal Road stopping will allow Kodaikanal visitors to reach the hill station before 12 PM, the usual check-in time for most of the hotels.

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On the way back from Madurai to Chennai, the train stops at Kodaikanal Road at 3 pm. It would take 4 hours and 30 minutes to reach Trichy from Chennai. This is quite an advantage for those who have been choosing air route to fly between Chennai and Trichy, until now.

This train comes under the same genre of Tejas Express, which runs in the Mumbai-Goa route. Made as a part of ‘Make in India’ initiative, this train was also made in ICF of Chennai.

In fact, the Madurai-Chennai Tejas Express has far more innovative elements than the Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express. Importantly, the New Tejas Express has a better decor to attract high-class customers.

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  • Sathiyanathan KR

    This train should stop at Tambaram to get more

    • S,Ram mohan

      I agree your statement. Halt at Tambaram is very very

    • venkatramana

      I too agree.Because it is hardly less than 10km between Airport and Tambaram.It will save lot of valuable time for passengers arriving by early morning flights from Gulf and western countries.They wont mind spending Rs 1000 or Rs 2000.It will be most useful for Trichy bound passengers,Railways should seriously think ove who are intersted in garnring revenue also.

  • P S Yogamoorthy

    Inform me as soon as the train chennai madurai Thejus express startind scheduled



  • S sudarsanan

    Must reduce the fare of this train n to introduce more number of trains to southern districts

  • meera nazar

    instead of kodaikkanol road ,the train should stop at dindugul which will be useful to both kodai and dindugul business people

  • A.kulandainathan.

    Train fare must be reduced .unreserved coaches can be added for the utility of poor people .if train stopped in Ariyalur people from tanjore perambalur and ariyalur districts will benefit. Please consider my request.

  • suji

    folks – adding more stops will mean that this train will no longer be able to cover the same distance in the faster time. There’s a speed-limit that is mandated due to the condition of the rails, presence of population along the route, etc – and thus, if we want to reach in approx 4 hrs and 10 mins, please do not suggest more stops. Each of us wants “our” nearby station to have a stop – so that its connectivity is better for “us” – but, having limited stops is what makes this train a better choice.

    • Balakumar krishnamurthy Mangaleswari

      I accept. Limited stops only will keep the train to reach in appropriate time.
      Some want a stop in Tambaram other group ask for Mambalam.
      If it goes on what other express trains face this train also will face.

  • Dharini

    Six hrs and 30 mts, the concern driver will be bored , authority should look in to timing





  • U. S. JACOB

    You have not mentioned Chennai Madurai Tejas Train no


    Train should stop at Trichy, Tambaram and Dindigul instead of Kodai Road. This will
    help all business people.

  • M. Ravi chandran

    It should stop at villupuram for the benefit off Pondycherry.

  • stephen

    train should stop at TAMBARAM

  • Chandrasekhar

    Train should stop at Tambaram for sure in order to enable Annachchi Groceries and plenty of similar business people from Velachery and Madawakkam who wil frequently use.

  • Raj

    The train should stop in all stations, and reach Madurai in an hour

  • Swarna

    If the train should stop at Tambaram and Chengalpat, it will be more useful to residents between tambaram to chengalpat people.Because most of the people 90% are from south taminadu . Southern railway should consider the request

  • Kannan

    Tambaram OK but if you add morestations people will askk for Lalgudi Srirangam Trichy Town etc there will be no end insted we can call Tejas Passanger

  • Anan

    If people request Tambaram stoppage, then the train should start from Tambaram instead of Egmore
    We must appreciate that this train is introduced
    People can easily go Egmore via metro

    • Sashi

      First of all, this train starts from Egmore at 6Am where Metro services would have just started for the day. How do you expect ppl to board the train? Also, looks like the Automatic doors close 10 mins before departure.

  • Rajaram

    Tambaram OK but if you add morestations people will askk for Lalgudi Srirangam Trichy Town etc there will be no end insted we can call Tejas Passanger
    You are right. Tambaram, Trichy and Dindigul stops seems to be good division.

  • S.Gurumurthi

    The stops r perfect.No additional stops to be made.If done it will become like vaigai or pallavan exp
    Charges also not to be reduced.

  • sudha viswanathan

    can you tell me the fair about this train from chennai to trichy?

  • Meenakshisundaram

    Tejas is a special train, designed to cater to those who dont mind paying more for faster and more comfortable. Any increase in the number of stops will go against the very idea of a faster train.Every stop will have its convenience of the locals. But the idea is faster travel. So I feel that any increase in the number of halts is foolish

  • karuna nithi

    tejas may stop intambaram it may start by7 at egmore

  • a sri mallikarchunan

    similar tejas express should introduce between chennai egmore and mangalarole which shoud halt at karur junction,to help many business people ,industrialists and students
    also one another tejas express betweent coimbatore and mayiladuthurai which shouls halt at karur junction

  • Dr T N Kuppusami

    Tambaram stop is a must one.

  • KPR

    The train should stop at Dindigul (for Palani Andavaa!!!), Srirangam (Shri Ranganatha, Boologa Vaikuntam), Lalgudi (For those who can’t travel until Srirangam or Ariyalur), Ariyalur (Dalmiapuram, Pullambadi friends), Vridhachalam (for all Neyveli,Kadalur friends), Villupuram (For all Villupuram friends, Pondy tourists), Dindivanam (those Pondy tourists who had overslept can get down here to go towards Pondy), Melmaruvathur (Om Shakti Parashakti), Chengelpet (Mahindra city, SRM, industry workmen, Kalpakkam, Mamallapuram friends), Tambaram (obvious reasons as mentioned by all others), Mambalam (T Nagar Saravana stores and all other shoppers), Chennai Egmore (OMG! terminal point).

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