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The slowest train in India connects Mettuppalayam and

The slowest train in India connects Mettuppalayam and
Nilagiri Express runs between Chennai Central Railway Station and Mettupalayam Railway Station. Total duration of the train from Chennai Central Railway Station to Mettupalayam Railway Station is 1d 9h 20m and there are 9 stoppages. It covers the distance of 532 km in 1d 9h 20m.


This train is named after the Nilgiri Hills. The train is primarily intended for travellers to these hills, especially to the towns of Ooty, Coonoor and Kotagiri. Mettupalayam is near Coimbatore, which is at the foot of these hills, and the Nilgiri Express links to the Nilagiri passenger train operated by the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) at Mettupalayam station, enabling passengers to complete the journey to Udagamandalam by rail. Mettupalayam also has numerous road links to various parts of the Nilgiri hills via the Nilgiri Ghat Roads.