Thiruvannamalai-Madurai services of TNSTC-Villupuram

TN25 N 0354 of Tiruvannamalai region on its way home from Madurai
TN25 N 0354

TN25 N 0363 of Tiruvannamalai depot resting in MIBT. Now running in Madurai-Tiruvannamalai route via Villupuram, Perambalur, Trichi
TN25 N 0363

Cuddalore Region Cuddalore 1 Depot City Buses

TN-32N-1916 of Cuddalore 1 Depot.

TN-32N-1916 of Cuddalore 1 Depot

TN-32N-2073 on 16 Cuddalore – Panruti via Thiruvanthipuram, Paloor.

TN-32N-2073 on 16 Cuddalore – Panruti via Thiruvanthipuram, Paloor.

TN-32N-2171 of Cuddalore 1 Depot.

TN-32N-2171 of Cuddalore 1 Depot.

TN-32N-2622  on 16 Cuddalore – Panruti via Thiruvanthipuram, Paloor.

TN-32N-2622 of Cuddalore 1 Depot Route 16 Cuddalore – Panruti via Thiruvanthipuram, Paloor.

New Bus Services from Cuddalore

Commercial Taxes Minister M.C. Sampath attended the bhoomi puja for the construction of the regional office building of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation here on Sunday.

Collector R. Kirlosh Kumar, TNSTC general manager Karunanidhi and other officials participated. The Minister had sanctioned a sum of Rs. 25 lakh from the MLA’s Local Area Development Fund for the construction of the regional office building.

On the occasion the Minister also flagged off three new bus services as follows: from Ulleripattu and Karaimedu seven trips would be operated to Villupuram; the Cuddalore — Pakkam Crossroad town bus service (T-19) would be extended to Kandamangalam via Nalmalmarudhur (six trips), and, 14 trips of town bus services would be operated from Cuddalore and Panruti to Melkumaramangalam.

The Minister said that these services would make easier the commute for the people of those areas, particularly students, office-goers and those who need health care.

Source : The Hindu

Mofussil bus timings at Hosur Bus Stand – Part 2

Timings of mofussil bus operated by TNSTC – Vilupuram from Hosur bus stand .

Details 1 of 2

Details 2 of 2

Vellore ,Chennai enjoys the most number of  services from Hosur

TSS service between Vellore and Tirupattur

Time-saving bus service between Vellore, Tirupattur

The Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation (TNSTC), Vellore Region, has introduced a ‘time-saving service’ (TSS) for its buses operating between Vellore and Tirupattur with effect from January 1.

S.K. Selvanayagam, General Manager, TNSTC, Vellore Region, told The Hindu that TSS envisaged plying the buses between the two centres in 100 minutes (1 hour and 40 minutes) against the regular service which takes 135 minutes (2 hours and 15 minutes). The TSS would have an intermediate stop only in Ambur. Five vehicles have been pressed into service for TSS, each operating six singles per day, he said.

The TSS would be operated as per the following timings:

From Vellore: 5.50 a.m., 7.15 a.m., 8 a.m., 8.50 a.m., 10.38 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 11.45 a.m., 2.05 p.m., 2.45 p.m., 3.53 p.m., 5.20 p.m., 5.35 p.m., 6.45 p.m., 8.15 p.m., 10.10 p.m.

From Tirupattur: 5.10 a.m., 6.18 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 8.35 a.m., 9.15 a.m., 10.55 a.m., 11.50 p.m., 12.35 p.m., 2.20 p.m., 3.08 p.m., 4.40 p.m., 5.27 p.m., 6.20 p.m., 8.05 p.m., 8.30 p.m.

The TNSTC General Manager said that a similar TSS would be introduced between Vellore and Chennai shortly, and advance reservation facility would be provided for it.

Source: The Hindu

Interstate or Interdivisional depots of TNSTCs

Intestate depots:
Depots present in other states are termed as interstate depots. These depots helps us in providing much needed interstate connectivity with TN state cities/towns with the neighbors.
Following are intestate depots of TNSTCs
1. Trivandrum – SETC.
2. Pondicherry – SETC
3. Pondicherry – TNSTC-Villupuram
4. Karaikal – TNSTC-Kumbakonam

Inter division/Region depots:
1. Palani-1 and Palani-2 of Tirupur region. Earlier these two depots are with Coimbatore and Erode region. When Tirupur region was formed, these were transferred to new Tirupur region. Palani comes under the operational area of TNSTC-Madurai’s Dindigul region.
Additional Information:
Palani-1 operates services mainly from Palani to Coimbatore, Pollachi, Ooty and Palani-Kerala Interstate services.
Palani-2 operates services to Tirupur, Erode district and Salem. It also operates Palani-Mysore interstate services.
2. Karur depot of Erode region present in Karur. Karur is part of TNSTC-Kumbakonam’s Karur region.

1. Chidambaram depot of Nagapattinam region. Chidambaram is part of TNSTC-Villupuram’s Cuddalore region.
2. Madurai depot of Karaikudi region. Services are operated from Madurai to Kumbakonam division operational areas.
3. Trichy depot of Pudhukottai region.

Tirupuvanam depot of Madurai region. Operates city services from Part of Sivagangai district areas to Madurai city.

Tirupathur depot of Dharmapuri region. Tirupathur is part of TNSTC-Villupuram.
Salem(Hasthampatty) depot of Dharmapuri region. Salem is part of Salem region. But Dharmapuri region owns a depot here for operational and maintenance reasons.

Presenting TNSTC Calendar for the year 2014

TNSTC Blog presents the TNSTC calendar for the year 2014. Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year..













Image copyrights: Dhandapani.K, Arun, Subbu and Ramachandran

Stoppages of Express Services From Villupuram to Chennai

Pic: R.Subbu

TNSTC Villupuram

The list of Stops in between Villupuram and Chennai where EXP A, EXP B, EXP C of TNSTC Villupuram stops in between.

EXP A : Villupuram, Mundiyampakkam GH, Vikkravandi Bypass, Kutteripattu, Tindivanam, Acharapakkam, Melmaruvathur, Maduranthakam Bypass, Karunguzhi, Chengelpet Bypass, Singaperumal Kovil, Maraimalai Nagar (SRM), Guduvancheri, perungulathur Tambaram, Chennai.

EXP B : Villupuram, Vikkravandi Bypass, Kutteripattu, Tindivanam, Thozupeddu, Acharapakkam, Melmaruvathur, Maduranthakam Bypass, Mamandur Canteen, Chengelpet Bypass, Mahindra City, Guduvancheri, Vandalur, perungulathur Tambaram, Chennai.

EXP C : Villupuram, Vikkravandi Bypass, Kutteripattu, Tindivanam, Acharapakkam, Melmaruvathur, Maduranthakam Bypass, Mamandur Canteen, Chengelpet Bypass, Singaperumal Kovil, Maraimalai Nagar (SRM), Urapakkam, Vandalur, perungulathur Tambaram, Chennai.

675 new buses and 286 new routes added to TNSTCs

Chennai, 22-Nov-12: Today Tamilnadu chief minister Selvi J.Jayalalitha flagged of 675 new buses and 286 new routes in MTC/SETC/TNSTCs in a function held at MTC’s Central depot.

New buses allotted:
MTC – 28
SETC – 3
TNSTC-Villupuram – 169
TNSTC-Salem – 137
TNSTC-Kumbakonam – 69
TNSTC-Coimbatore – 174
TNSTC-Madurai – 10
TNSTC-Tirunelveli – 85

New routes:
MTC – 28
SETC – 2
TNSTC-Villupuram – 70
TNSTC-Salem – 45
TNSTC-Kumbakonam – 69
TNSTC-Coimbatore – 55
TNSTC-Madurai – 10
TNSTC-Tirunelveli – 7

Source: TN govt press release

Some pictures from Dinakaran:

464 buses inducted to TNSTCs – Inaugurated by TN Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha

Tamilnadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha inaugurated 464 buses yesterday and inducted them to the fleet of TNSTCs at a function held in Central Depot, Chennai. In the 2011-12 Budget TN govt announced that it will purchase 3000 buses. In the 464 buses, 389 were brand new buses and 75 of them were refurbished buses. 250 New routes were also introduced. One of the sample refurbished bus pics are posted here with details.

More details of the buses added to TNSTCs

TN STU Name New Buses Refurbished Buses Total Buses New Routes
MTC – Chennai 33 0 33 33
SETC 50 11 61 25
TNSTC-Villupuram 50 30 80 36
TNSTC-Salem 34 1 35 25
TNSTC-Coimbatore 58 2 60 34
TNSTC-Kumbakonam 86 12 98 60
TNSTC-Madurai 56 9 65 30
TNSTC-Tirunelveli 22 10 32 7
Total 389 75 464 250

Source: Tamilnadu Govt Press Release. More info on the press release can be found here.

New Emergency Exit that was provided in SETC UD buses. Image Copyright: The Hindu.

New bus pictures inaugurated yesterday.
SETC: Image Copyright: Arun @ DolphinsTuti
SETC 12M UD built by Irizar TVS. Allotted to Tuticorin depot and running in R.No 191 UD Tiruchendur-Chennai route.

SETC 12M UD built by Gemini Coach. First time we are seeing a Gemini built buses with SETC.

TNSTC-Kumbakonam Source: SSC User: JoeFernando

Image Copyright:
TN63 N 1545 allotted to Devakottai-Tirupur route

Tirupathur-Karaikudi-Rameshwaram bus of KKDI region.

TNSTC-Salem and TNSTC-Villupuram: Image Copyright: SSC User Superfast444
TN30 N 1073 in Salem-Bangalore and TN21 N 2191 of Vellore-Bangalore

TNSTC-Villupuram: Image Copyright:

A long parade of TNSTC Buses in chennai Image Copyright:


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