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 CodeStation NameArrivesDepartsPlatform No.
CAPEKanniyakumari10:3033
NCJNagercoil Junction10:4510:5000:00
ERLEraniel11:1111:1200:00
KZTKulitturai11:2711:2800:00
PASAParassala11:4011:41
NYYNeyyattinkara12:0112:02
TVCThiruvananthapuram Central12:4512:5000:00
KZKKazhakkuttam13:0513:06
CRYChirayinkeezhu13:1813:19
KVUKadakavur13:2513:26
VAKVarkala Sivagiri13:3613:37
PVUParavur13:4913:50
QLNKollam Junction14:0514:1000:00
STKTSasthamkotta14:2814:29
KPYKarunagappalli14:4014:4100:00
KYJKayamkulam Junction15:0215:0400:00
MVLKMavelikara15:1215:1300:00
CNGRChengannur15:2315:2500:00
TRVLTiruvalla15:3515:3600:00
CGYChanganassery15:4615:4700:00
KTYMKottayam16:2716:3000:00
PVRDPiravom Road17:0917:1000:00
TRTRThrippunithura17:2917:3000:00
ERNErnakulam Town18:0018:0500:00
AWYAluva18:2718:2900:00
AFKAngamaly for Kalady18:3818:3900:00
CKIChalakkudy18:5919:0000:00
IJKIrinjalakkuda19:0719:0800:00
PUKPudukkad19:2019:2100:00
TCRThrissur19:5720:002
WKIShoranur Wadakkanchery20:1520:162
OTPOttappalam20:4420:451
PGTPalakkad Junction21:1021:154
CBECoimbatore Main Junction22:5022:553
TUPTiruppur23:3823:402
EDErode Junction00:3500:402
SASalem Junction01:3701:40
TPTTirupattur03:0303:05
KPNKuppam04:2804:302
BWTBangarapet Junction05:0805:103
MLOMalur05:3305:35
WFDWhitefield05:5906:003
KJMKrishnarajapuram06:1806:204
BNCEBengaluru East06:2706:281
BNCBengaluru Cantt.06:4006:451
SBCKSR Bengaluru City Junction07:20 Ends5

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

CodeStation NameArrivesDepartsPF
SBCKSR Bengaluru City JunctionStarts20:002
BNCBengaluru Cantt.20:1020:1200:00
KJMKrishnarajapuram20:2220:2400:00
WFDWhitefield20:3520:3600:00
MLOMalur20:5320:5400:00
BWTBangarapet Junction21:2321:2500:00
KPNKuppam21:4921:5000:00
TPTTirupattur22:5923:00
SASalem Junction00:2200:25
EDErode Junction01:2201:2500:00
TUPTiruppur02:0802:1000:00
CBECoimbatore Main Junction03:1203:1500:00
PGTPalakkad Junction04:2004:3000:00
OTPOttappalam04:5304:5500:00
WKIShoranur Wadakkanchery05:2905:3000:00
TCRThrissur05:4905:5200:00
PUKPudukkad06:0706:08
IJKIrinjalakkuda06:2006:2100:00
CKIChalakkudy06:2706:2800:00
AFKAngamaly for Kalady06:4906:5000:00
AWYAluva07:0007:0200:00
ERNErnakulam Town07:3507:4000:00
TRTRThrippunithura07:5908:0000:00
PVRDPiravom Road08:2008:2100:00
KTYMKottayam09:1009:1300:00
CGYChanganassery09:3309:3400:00
TRVLTiruvalla09:4409:4500:00
CNGRChengannur09:5509:5700:00
MVLKMavelikara10:0710:0800:00
KYJKayamkulam Junction10:2010:223
KPYKarunagappalli10:3710:381
STKTSasthamkotta10:4910:502
QLNKollam Junction11:1511:202
PVUParavur11:3311:342
VAKVarkala Sivagiri11:4411:452
KVUKadakavur11:5511:56
CRYChirayinkeezhu12:0212:03
KZKKazhakkuttam12:1412:151
TVPThiruvananthapuram Pettah12:2412:251
TVCThiruvananthapuram Central12:4512:501
NYYNeyyattinkara13:1213:13
DAVMDhanuvachapuram13:2013:21
PASAParassala13:2713:281
KZTWKuzhithurai West13:3513:361
KZTKulitturai13:4313:44
PYDPalliyadi13:5213:531
ERLEraniel14:1014:11
NCJNagercoil Junction14:5014:553
CAPEKanniyakumari15:20 Ends2

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