Chennai: The Southern Railway (SR) zone of the Indian Railways will operate an overnight service of Vande Bharat Express train. This is for the first time that the national transporter is operating an overnight service of Vande Bharat Express train.
The train will connect Chennai and Bengaluru. The service will start from November 21. The eight-coach Vande Bharat Express from Chennai Central will leave at 11 PM on Tuesday (November 21) and arrive at SMVT Bengaluru at 4:30 AM on Wednesday. This train will cover the distance between the two cities in 5.30 hours.
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The Southern Railway in a statement said it is operating a special Vande Bharat train overnight, irrespective of all 34 existing Vande Bharat trains that run during the day to check passengers’ response to the new services. The SR also stated that the it had successfully run four special services of Vande Bharat trains between Chennai, Egmore and Tirunelveli last week to manage the huge crowd of passengers during Diwali.