Direct day train between Bengaluru and Coimbatore from June 10

Direct day train between Bengaluru and Coimbatore from June 10

The double-decker train will have special coaches.

Uday Express, a direct day train between Bengaluru and Coimbatore with swanky amenities like Wi-fi and automatic food vending machines, is set to be launched on June 10.

Though several thousand people travel between the two cities every day, the cities did not have a dedicated service until now.

Sources in the Southern Railway told DH that the tentative date for the launch of the double-decker air-conditioned Uday Express had been fixed on June 10. “We are hopeful of launching the services on June 10,” a senior official said. The train—announced in 2016—boasts of special coaches designed and manufactured at the Perambur Carriage Workshop in Chennai. It has already arrived in Coimbatore.

“Those travelling on this double-decker train will get to experience Wi-fi connectivity, access GPS-based Passenger Information System through an LCD display in front of their seats–a near in-flight experience,” an official said. Four coaches will also have pantry cars attached, for passengers’ easy access to food, from the automatic vending machines.

The Coimbatore-Bengaluru (22666) train will depart from Coimbatore at 5.45 am and reach Bengaluru at 12.40 pm.

The return train (22777) will leave Bengaluru at 2.15 pm and reach Coimbatore at 9 pm, according to the timetable released by the Southern Railway.