TN-58N-2197 from Madurai Region of Ponmeni Depot Route 75B Periyar – Melur via Simmakal, Goripalayam, Thamukam, Mattuthavani, High Court, Othakadai.
Pic : Dhandapani Krishnasamy
TN-67N-0874 from Virudhunagar Region of Virudhunagar Depot Route Virudhunagar – Thiruchendur via Sattur, Kovilpatti, Etttayapuram, Thoothukudi, Arumuganeri.
Pallangi is a small Village/hamlet in Kodaikanal Taluk in Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu State, India. It comes under Vilpatti Panchayath. It is located 104 KM towards west from District head quarters Dindigul. 11 KM from Kodaikanal.
Region : Dindigul
Depot : Periyakulam Type : Ordinary
Route : Madurai – Pallangi via Vadipatti, Vathlagundu, Kodaikkanal.
Usilampatti maintenance staff is now well known for their extra bit of decorations on their depot buses . Buses recently inducted to this depot carries a tag such as Meenakshi , Pandiyan express ,Usilai thendral …
Here are the visuals of one such “Sri Andal Express” spotted doing Sivagangai – Salem .
The bus is TN 58 N 2143 and the operating pattern should be Usilampatti – Madurai – Sivagangai – Salem – Sivagangai – Madurai – Usilampatti
TN 58 N 2143 Sri Andal express
Normal express buses originating from Salem towards beyond Madurai takes 5 hours up to Madurai which still can be reduced by another 30 mins.
Few new buses from Virudhungar region..
TN67 N 0824 of Sathur depot running in Kovilpatti-Coimbatore
TN67 N 0834 of Virudhunagar depot waiting for its departure to Nagercoil as BPR
TN67 N 837 of Aruppukottai depot heading to Mettupalayam via Coimbatore
TN67 N 0860, A brand new in-house built bus of VNR region’s Aruppukottai depot heading to Madurai from Aruppukottai.
TN67 N 0862, Inhouse built newbie of Aruppukottai depot running in Madurai-Aruppukottai
Click on the Timings for Enlarged view
Source : Sivakasi Weekly
1. Annur(Coimbatore region)
2. Ondipudhur-3(Coimbatore region)
3. Kodumudi(Erode region)
1. Sekkanoorani(Madurai region)
1. Thiruvaiyaru(Kumbakonam region)
2. Aravankurichi(Karur region)
TNSTC-Madurai’s Madurai region has called a tender for constructing a new depot at Sekkanoorani(Checkkanurani).
This new depot will help madurai region to move some of the city buses running in Theni road from the older depots like Ponmeni, City, Ellis Nagar, Sholavandhan etc.,
An unique route from TNSTC-Madurai’s Virudhunagar region.
TN67 N 0822 of Aruppukottai depot running in Aruppukottai-Tirupur-Mettupalayam route. Is this the first service from TNSTC-Madurai to be operated via Avinashi, Annur? Other Mettupalayam bound buses from VNR region goes via Coimbatore.
Here are few brand new buses allotted to Dindugal region of TNSTC – Madurai . Once this region used to be a dump yard for worn out buses now getting a better and fair treatment.
TN 57 N 2142 of Periyakulam depot deployed on Kumuli – Trichy
TN 57 N 2157 of Bodi depot on Bodi – Thanjai – Velankanni
TN 57 N 2166 of Dindugal – I depot on Sivakasi – Coimbatore
TN 57 N 2200 of Bodi depot on Kumuli – Coimbatore
TN 57 N 2214 of Thevaram depot deployed on Cumbum – Coimbatore
From the uncovered areas in TNSTC blog..
Townies from Madurai region running in Usilampatti.. Town routes from Usilampatti typically has “U” as prefix.
TN58 N 1280, A pasumalai workshop built city bus of Usilampatti depot..
TN 58 N 1280
TN58 N 0537, A rebuilt bus of Usilai depot.. Running in Usilai-Vikramangalam route..
TN 58 N 0537