Southern railways announced that as per Rail Budget 2013 - 2014 new Train will start running between Chennai Central and Palani. Following are the details
- Train No.16001 / 16002 Chennai Central - Palani daily express:- The regular service of Train No.16001 Chennai Central – Palani daily express will commence on 01.10.2013 ex. Chennai Central and that of Train No.16002 Palani – Chennai Central daily express will commence on 02.10.2013 ex. Palani.
Train No.16001 Chennai Central - Palani daily express will leave Chennai Central at 21.00 hrs. and arrive Palani at 08.00 hrs. the next day. Train No.16002 Palani – Chennai Central daily express will leave Palani at 18.00 hrs. and arrive Chennai Central at 04.50 hrs. the next day.The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 1 AC 3-tier, 7 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Gudiyattam, Jolarpettai, Salem, Rasipuram, Namakkal, Karur, Dindigul, Akkaraipatti, Oddanchatram and Chatrappatti.Train No.16002 will stop at Perambur also.