Every body in Kerala especially those who regularly travel from Ernakulam to Thrissur shall feel relief with this news that Ernakulam-Thrissur Mainline Electical Multiple Unit (MEMU) has started catering for a boost to inter-district and overall tourism in city. Passengers now can travel easily without any difficulty between Ernakulam and Thrissur in just two hours at a cheap fare of Rs 15. It will prove the great game changer for the commuters and will route in to different locations of Kochi still unseen.
TRAIN TIMINGS AND ROUTE MAP
The train will start from Thrissur at 10.50 a.m. and reach Ernakulam by 12.55 p.m. The return journey , will start from Ernakulam at 3:10 p.m. and reach Thrissur by 5:00 p.m.
The train will have 14 halts. 15 intermediate Stations between Ernakulam Junction (South) and Thrissur. The train stops at Ollur, Puthukkad, Nellayi, Irinjalakuda, Chalakkudy, Divine Nagar, Koratty, Karukutty, Angamaly, Chowara, Aluva, Kalamassery, Edappally, Ernakulam town, and Ernakulam Junction stations.
It will run everyday except Tuesday.
BETTER CONNECTIVITY FOR TOURISTS!!
Ensuring better rail connectivity between neighbour
ing districts will considerably lessen traffic on highways and it will benefit all the travellers of the state as well as tourists in Kochi. It will also speed up express trains, by reducing the number of stoppages.
Another good news; the service will be extended to Palakkad later this year. Domestic as well as outsiders will then get extended approach to that part of state. There are proposals in pipeline which will kick off more such services between nearby districts, to reduce congestion on highways.
On Tuesday it will be taken to the Palakkad MEMU shed for repairs and cleaning. The Railway also contemplates to take steps to commission the MEMU shed at Kollam. It must also commence additional MEMU trains in the Ernakulam-Kollam sector, as promised. Passenger associations also demanded that trains or MEMUs be introduced from Ernakulam to Kayamkulam that ply through both Alappuzha and Kottayam, during the early morning and late evening hours. Another demand is for an early morning train service to Shornur from Ernakulam.
The long-delayed Ernakulam -Thissur mainline electrical multiple unit(MEMU) train, a bonanza for locals and tourists outside, is likely to chug off . It will prove the great game changer for the commuters and will route in to different locations of Kochi still unseen.
A train that leaves Ernakulum at around 8 p.m. will be of immense use to commuters, many of whom hitch a ride in Lorries and other vehicles at night to reach Chertalaand Alappuzha. Another long-pending demand is to extend the Shoranur-Ernakulam train that reaches Ernakulam at 8 p.m., to Alappuzha. The All Kerala Railway Users’ Association had repeatedly taken up the issue with the Zonal Railway Consultative Committee in Chennai.
It will surely boost-up tourist inflow into the town as in absence of it, there used to be great rush on the highways and of course a great deal of difficulty faced by the tourists.