New AC double-decker superfast Tirupati-Visakhapatnam train
Hyderabad: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will flag off Tirupati-Visakhapatnam AC double-decker superfast train on December 30. The inaugural special train No. 02708 will depart Tirupati at 10:30 hrs on December 30 (Friday) and arrive Visakhapatnam at 00:10 hrs on the next day. Train No. 02707 Visakhapatnam-Tirupati inaugural special will depart Visakhapatnam at 01:00 hrs on December 31 (Saturday) and arrive Tirupati at 15:30 hrs on the same day.
Regular service of Train No. 22708/22707 Tirupati-Visakhapatnam-Tirupati tri-weekly AC double-decker superfast train: The regular services will commence from Tirupati on January 1, 2017 and from Visakhapatnam on January 2, 2017. Accordingly, Train No. 22708 Tirupati-Visakhapatnam will depart Tirupati at 21:50 hrs on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arrive/depart Vijayawada at 04:50/05:00 hrs and arrive Visakhapatnam at 11:00 hrs on the next day.
In the opposite direction, Train No.22707 Visakhapatnam-Tirupati will depart Visakhapatnam at 22:25 hrs on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arrive/depart Vijayawada at 04:00/04:15 hrs on the next day and arrive Tirupati at 11:35 hrs.
En route, these trains will stop at Renigunta, Sri Kalahasti, Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Chirala, Tenali, New Guntur, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Tuni, Anakapalli and Duvvada stations in both directions. These trains consist of 10 coaches, eight AC Chair Car and two Power Car coaches. –NSS