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Chennai-B'lore double-decker AC train from 25th April

The much-anticipated AC Double Decker daily express train from Chennai to Bangalore will commence operations on Thursday. Advance reservation for the train has already started.

However, reports say that since there aren’t many takers for the new double-decker train, Southern Railway has suspended reservations for the Chennai-Bangalore Brindavan Express for the next five days.

A double-decker coach can carry 128 passengers in comparison to 78 in a Shatabdi chair car, increasing the capacity by about 70 percent. With lower weight per commuter, the coaches are more energy efficient, too.