Coimbatore–Tuticorin Link Express

Coimbatore–Tuticorin Link Express (Train Nos 22669/22670) is a daily express train run by Indian Railways between Coimbatore city Junction and Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu. The train made its inaugural run on 11 June 2011. Now, i.e. from 28.06.2017, it was upgraded as superfast express train.

Coimbatore–Thoothukudi Link Express
Service typesuperfast express
LocaleTamil Nadu
First service11 June 2011; 11 years ago (2011-06-11)[1]
Current operator(s)Southern Railways
TerminiCoimbatore city Junction
Distance travelled466 km (290 mi)
Average journey time8 hours 25 minutes
Service frequencydaily
Train number(s)22669/22670
On-board services
Class(es)Sleeper, A/C Sleeper
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesNo
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed47 km/h (29 mph) average with halts

Service and scheduleEdit

The train runs daily covering the total distance of 461 kilometres (286 mi) in approximately 9 hours.

Train number Station code Departure station Departure time Departure day Arrival station Arrival time Arrival day
22669 TN Tuticorin 10:35 PM Daily Coimbatore 7:20 AM Daily (next day)
22670 CBE Coimbatore 7:20 PM Daily Tuticorin 3:55 AM Daily (next day)

Route and stationsEdit

This train passes through 14 intermediate stations including Tiruppur, Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Kovilpatti, and Vanchi Maniyachchi.

Coach and rakeEdit

The Coimbatore–Tuticorin express has no rake sharing arrangement. The train is pulled by Erode WAP-4 or Golden Rock WDP-4.


  1. ^ "56 New Express Trains Announced". Government of India. Press Information Bureau. Retrieved 25 February 2011.

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