Cheran Express is a good train which is running between Coimbatore and Chennai on all days. Since it is a night train there will be no food or water available inside the train. Most of the time, train will be on time at all stations. Toilet cleanliness will be average.
The Nilagiris Express (12672) is always on time, because it starts at 7-45 pm at Mettupalayam and goes to Chennai via Coimbatore.
My acccommodation class is 2 AC. The seats were in good condition. Travellers can take food items either at Erode or Salem. The toilets are clean. Food, water and other refreshments are served from the pantry car. The bedding, towel are very clean. I was never harassed for tips. The staff in the train serves with smiling face.
This was my first travel to the great Tamilnadu's capital Chennai. I always prefer train travel because I am a train fan. I went through Intercity Express. The train speed was superb and we enjoyed my journey. I got a window seat, so I really enjoyed sightseeing. My first journey itself was exciting. I went to Chennai and visited some beaches and shopping malls. I had a happy journey.
My train experience was really very nice as there was no difference in travel for both poor and rich persons. The train was smooth and toilets were clean. Food was very nice and all compartments were looking very good. I liked to travel one more time in the same train.
I took the intercity express because the timing was convenient. I travelled in second class and the seating arrangements were really good. At Ambur we had biryani and it was really very tasty. Inside the train we were offered food, water etc. at nominal rates. The toilets were not neat and there was bad smell at all time. We recommend others not to use toilet, they can get infected.
Travelling by train is relaxing. I do not get tired. Preferably travelling in the night time and saving the time by travelling in the train. Cost effective too. Also it is comfortable as train starts on time most of the time and reaches safely on time. There are more than five trains to Chennai from Coimbatore.