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.
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.
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.
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.|
|AFK||Angamaly for Kalady||18:38||18:39||00:00|
|CBE||Coimbatore Main Junction||22:50||22:55||3|
|SBC||KSR Bengaluru City Junction||07:20||Ends||5|
16525 Island Express from KSR Bengaluru to Kanniyakumari, Time table, Schedule and Route
|SBC||KSR Bengaluru City Junction||Starts||20:00||2|
|CBE||Coimbatore Main Junction||03:12||03:15||00:00|
|AFK||Angamaly for Kalady||06:49||06:50||00:00|
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