To clear the extra rush during Makaravilakku period, the following additional special trains are being introduced:
1. Unreserved Special train from Chennai Egmore to Kochuveli (via Tiruchchirappalli-Madurai-Tirunelveli-Trivandrum).
Train No. 06091 Chennai Egmore – Kochuveli. The unreserved special train will leave Chennai Egmore at 07:00 hrs. on 12th January, 2018 (Friday) and reach Kochuveli at 22:50 hrs.
Composition: Second Class General- 16 Coaches & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.
Stoppages: Tambaram, Chengalpet, Melmaravathur, Tindivanam, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Ariyalur, Tiruchchirappalli, Manaparai, Dindigul, Kodaikkanal Road, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Satur, Kovilpatti, Maniyachi, Tirunelveli Jn, Valliyur, Nagercoil, Eraniel, Kulithurai and Trivandrum.
2. Unreserved Special train from Kochuveli to Chennai Central (via Kollam-Kayamkulam-Chengannur-Kottayam-Ernakulam Town-Palakkad-Erode-Salem)
Train No. 06092 Kochuveli. – Chennai Central Unreserved special train will leave Kochuveli. at 23:00 hrs. on 14th January, 2018 (Sunday) and reach Chennai Central at 17.25 hrs. the next day.
Composition: Second Class General- 16 Coaches & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches
Stoppages: Kollam, Kayamkulam, Mavelikara, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Changanassery, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Aluva, Thrissur, Ottapalam, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Arakkonam and Perambur.
3. Special fare special biweekly trains between Kollam & Visakhapatnam (via Katpadi, Renigunta)
Train No. 08568 Kollam – Visakhapatnam special fare special train will leave Kollam at 05.45 hrs. on 12th, 15th, 19th, and 22nd January, 2018 (Monday/Friday) and reach Visakhapatnam at 12:30 hrs. the next day.
Train No. 08567 Visakhapatnam-Kollam special fare special train will leave Visakhapatnam at 23:00 hrs. on 10th, 13th, 17th and 20th January, 2018 (Saturday/ Wednesday) and reach Kollam at 03:45 hrs. the third day.
Composition: AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 3, Sleeper Class – 3, General Second Class – 7 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.
Stoppages: Kayankulam, Mavelikara, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Katpadi, Renigunta, Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Tenali, Vijayawada, Eluru, Nidadavolu, Rajahmundry, Samalkot and Duvvada.