16525/16526 Island Express

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About Island Express

The Island Express is a significant express train in South India. The Island Express train number when it carries passengers from Bangalore city to Kanyakumari is 16525. When the train starts its journey from Kanyakumari and ends in Bangalore, the Island Express train number is 16526.

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The nomenclature of this train

Though the train has been named the Island Express, there is no island in its route. The train got this intriguing name because the journey of the predecessor of this train finished at the Cochin Harbour Terminus station, which is situated on the Willingdon Island in Cochin. It was the scenario until the middle of the 1970s. During that period, Island Express was the single train that connected the two states of Kerala and Karnataka. The WAP4 5350Hp AC locomotive hauls this train.

History of the Island Express

When the Island Express started its services, it ran through Jolarpet to Aluva, then Ernakulam Junction and ended its journey at Willington Island’s Cochin Harbour Terminus. It was later renamed as the Nagarcoil Bangalore Express, in the 1970s. In the year 1979, another broad gauge line was added up to Nagercoil from the city of Trivandrum. Afterward, it was decided that the train would travel up to Kanyakumari. The train does not stop at Jolarpet anymore. From 1998 to 2004, the Island Express ran on a separate route. Its through Hosur from the Bangalore station up to Salem. That is the background story of the Island Express.

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The Island Express train speed

The Island Express speed is 30.47 miles per hour or 49.04 km per hour. It is the average speed of the train. Travelling at this average speed, the total time that the train requires to complete its journey is 19 hours and 15 minutes.

The Island Express train route

The Island Express route is from Bangalore in Karnataka to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India. The total distance in between these two popular stations is 944 km or 587 miles. It passes through three South Indian states which are Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. The total number of stops of the Island Express is 44.

Importance of the Island Express  

The Island Express is very popular among Keralites who stay in Bangalore. Another name of the Island Express is the Sepercrawler Express of Kerala. Though it is comparatively slow, it remains among the most loved trains in the state of Kerala for journeying to Bangalore. In the past, it was imperative as it was the single train that connected Kerala and Bangalore.

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16525/16526 Island Express Fare Information

  • For Third AC Tier (3A) the fare of 16525/16526 Island Express is about Rs. 1200
  • For Seciond AC Tier (2A) the fare of 16525/16526 Island Express is about Rs. 1735
  • For First AC Tier (1A) the fare of 16525/16526 Island Express is about Rs. 2955
  • For Sleeper Class  (SL) the fare of 16525/16526 Island Express is about Rs. 440
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16525 Island Express from Kanniyakumari to KSR Bengaluru, Time table, Schedule and Route

Train Code Station Name Arrives Departs Platform No.
CAPE Kanniyakumari 10:30 3 3
NCJ Nagercoil Junction 10:45 10:50 00:00
ERL Eraniel 11:11 11:12 00:00
KZT Kulitturai 11:27 11:28 00:00
PASA Parassala 11:40 11:41
NYY Neyyattinkara 12:01 12:02
TVC Thiruvananthapuram Central 12:45 12:50 00:00
KZK Kazhakkuttam 13:05 13:06
CRY Chirayinkeezhu 13:18 13:19
KVU Kadakavur 13:25 13:26
VAK Varkala Sivagiri 13:36 13:37
PVU Paravur 13:49 13:50
QLN Kollam Junction 14:05 14:10 00:00
STKT Sasthamkotta 14:28 14:29
KPY Karunagappalli 14:40 14:41 00:00
KYJ Kayamkulam Junction 15:02 15:04 00:00
MVLK Mavelikara 15:12 15:13 00:00
CNGR Chengannur 15:23 15:25 00:00
TRVL Tiruvalla 15:35 15:36 00:00
CGY Changanassery 15:46 15:47 00:00
KTYM Kottayam 16:27 16:30 00:00
PVRD Piravom Road 17:09 17:10 00:00
TRTR Thrippunithura 17:29 17:30 00:00
ERN Ernakulam Town 18:00 18:05 00:00
AWY Aluva 18:27 18:29 00:00
AFK Angamaly for Kalady 18:38 18:39 00:00
CKI Chalakkudy 18:59 19:00 00:00
IJK Irinjalakkuda 19:07 19:08 00:00
PUK Pudukkad 19:20 19:21 00:00
TCR Thrissur 19:57 20:00 2
WKI Shoranur Wadakkanchery 20:15 20:16 2
OTP Ottappalam 20:44 20:45 1
PGT Palakkad Junction 21:10 21:15 4
CBE Coimbatore Main Junction 22:50 22:55 3
TUP Tiruppur 23:38 23:40 2
ED Erode Junction 00:35 00:40 2
SA Salem Junction 01:37 01:40
TPT Tirupattur 03:03 03:05
KPN Kuppam 04:28 04:30 2
BWT Bangarapet Junction 05:08 05:10 3
MLO Malur 05:33 05:35
WFD Whitefield 05:59 06:00 3
KJM Krishnarajapuram 06:18 06:20 4
BNCE Bengaluru East 06:27 06:28 1
BNC Bengaluru Cantt. 06:40 06:45 1
SBC KSR Bengaluru City Junction 07:20  Ends 5

16525 Island Express from KSR Bengaluru to Kanniyakumari, Time table, Schedule and Route

Code Station Name Arrives Departs PF
SBC KSR Bengaluru City Junction Starts 20:00 2
BNC Bengaluru Cantt. 20:10 20:12 00:00
KJM Krishnarajapuram 20:22 20:24 00:00
WFD Whitefield 20:35 20:36 00:00
MLO Malur 20:53 20:54 00:00
BWT Bangarapet Junction 21:23 21:25 00:00
KPN Kuppam 21:49 21:50 00:00
TPT Tirupattur 22:59 23:00
SA Salem Junction 00:22 00:25
ED Erode Junction 01:22 01:25 00:00
TUP Tiruppur 02:08 02:10 00:00
CBE Coimbatore Main Junction 03:12 03:15 00:00
PGT Palakkad Junction 04:20 04:30 00:00
OTP Ottappalam 04:53 04:55 00:00
WKI Shoranur Wadakkanchery 05:29 05:30 00:00
TCR Thrissur 05:49 05:52 00:00
PUK Pudukkad 06:07 06:08
IJK Irinjalakkuda 06:20 06:21 00:00
CKI Chalakkudy 06:27 06:28 00:00
AFK Angamaly for Kalady 06:49 06:50 00:00
AWY Aluva 07:00 07:02 00:00
ERN Ernakulam Town 07:35 07:40 00:00
TRTR Thrippunithura 07:59 08:00 00:00
PVRD Piravom Road 08:20 08:21 00:00
KTYM Kottayam 09:10 09:13 00:00
CGY Changanassery 09:33 09:34 00:00
TRVL Tiruvalla 09:44 09:45 00:00
CNGR Chengannur 09:55 09:57 00:00
MVLK Mavelikara 10:07 10:08 00:00
KYJ Kayamkulam Junction 10:20 10:22 3
KPY Karunagappalli 10:37 10:38 1
STKT Sasthamkotta 10:49 10:50 2
QLN Kollam Junction 11:15 11:20 2
PVU Paravur 11:33 11:34 2
VAK Varkala Sivagiri 11:44 11:45 2
KVU Kadakavur 11:55 11:56
CRY Chirayinkeezhu 12:02 12:03
KZK Kazhakkuttam 12:14 12:15 1
TVP Thiruvananthapuram Pettah 12:24 12:25 1
TVC Thiruvananthapuram Central 12:45 12:50 1
NYY Neyyattinkara 13:12 13:13
DAVM Dhanuvachapuram 13:20 13:21
PASA Parassala 13:27 13:28 1
KZTW Kuzhithurai West 13:35 13:36 1
KZT Kulitturai 13:43 13:44
PYD Palliyadi 13:52 13:53 1
ERL Eraniel 14:10 14:11
NCJ Nagercoil Junction 14:50 14:55 3
CAPE Kanniyakumari 15:20  Ends 2

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