Southern railways announced that Chennai Central – Coimbatore Duronto Express will be converted to Shatabdi Express trains with effect from 22.11.2013. After conversion this train will have Stoppages available at Salem, Erode and Tirupur.
- Train No.12243 Chennai Central – Coimbatore Shatabdi Express:- Train No.12243 Chennai Central – Coimbatore Shatabdi Express will leave Chennai Central at 07.15 hrs., leave Salem at 11.25 hrs., leave Erode at 12.25 hrs., leave Tirupur at 13.02 hrs. and arrive Coimbatore at 14.05 hrs. In the return direction, Train No. 12244 Coimbatore – Chennai Central Shatabdi Express will leave Coimbatore at 15.20 hrs., leave Tirupur at 16.02 hrs., leave Erode at 16.55 hrs., leave Salem at 17.50 hrs. and arrive Chennai Central at 22.15 hrs.