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Aug 04 2016 (15:42)   19577/Tirunelveli - Hapa Express
 

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Entry# 1951679            Tags   Past Edits
19577 Tiruneveli Hapa Exp is very badly maintained. Travelled on it on 02Aug16. Coaches are very old and not maintained by WR. Toilets doors not not lock properly,some doors locks are missing, the taps are broken, water leaks and soon the coach is without water. Inside toilets water accumulates all over the floor, stinks badly.
The same is condition of s3, s4, s5 and s6 coaches.
The train has ample time for maintenance as it does not have RSA. Long distance train but does not have pantry.
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condition of coaches was the same last year also, no improvement but has become worse

  
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Aug 08 2016 (15:04)
Amit   266 blog posts   226 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1951679-1            Tags   Past Edits
Correct. One of the most dirtiest health hazard trains (including 2A coach) of WR. Washrooms stink of urine, never cleaned all the way.
Takes almost 10 hours during monsoons between PNVL-ADI as a result of many overtakes after BSR...

  
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Aug 09 2016 (14:51)
walnutzalmondz~   746 blog posts
Re# 1951679-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes absolutely , even this train has good patronage there is no maintenance, once i travelled in SL from TEN to UD, once the train start it has water in toilets, before it reach NCT there was no water. upto MAJN that was the situation. stinky smell , windows lock were never work... atleast we need to bring this attention to the Railway Minister Mr.Prabhu
  
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Aug 04 2016 (15:32)  
 

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Entry# 1951667            Tags   Past Edits
This post is to thank " 41440/Subawarana Kohilan*" for his guidance on travel from mettupalayam to Tirupur instead of Coimbatore to catch the Nagercoil exp at Tirupur at 21.00 hrs,
Could not reply in the same blog as its archved and do not know how to reopen it or to write privately to Kohilan.
Thank you very much brother Kohilan for your suggestion. Could not go on july 17 as planned earlier, went on july 31 from mettupalayam to Tiuppur. The train arrived at 17.45 (10 min late) therefter went to the
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rail museum and easily got bus for tiruppur at 18.30, reached SAP theatre at 19.40, took a following town bus to pushpa theatre as suggested and got off at about 19.50. Exactly as said the station is right opposite the bus stop. Had dinner at saravana bhavan and had plenty of time to catch the train.
Thank you so much for you suggestion of going to Tirupur instead of Coimbatore to catch the same train

  
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Aug 04 2016 (21:34)
sGs*^~   6161 blog posts   9831 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1951667-2            Tags   Past Edits
Always welcome, Thanks

  
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Aug 08 2016 (15:31)
Explorer   27 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 1951667-3            Tags   Past Edits
The blog was archived so could not inform here, was not sure then when would be able to travel, it happened in a short time.
  
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Jun 06 2016 (16:33)   56136/Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger
 

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Entry# 1882900            Tags   Past Edits
What is the layout of coaches FS1 and D1 for this train. I have got seat no 16 in FS1 and seat no 32 in D1 both are window seats as mentioned on the ticket. Can anyone inform whether these are left or right side seats from mettupalayam to ooty.
  
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May 30 2016 (22:17)  
 

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Entry# 1872224            Tags   Past Edits
I will be taking the ooty mettupalayam passenger on a first sunday in july 16 upto mettupalayam. Scheduled arriival at mettupalayam is 17.35, assume it reaches there at 18.00. Would like to know how to reach coimbatore from mettupalayam railway station ideally by bus.
How far is bus stand for catching the bus for coimbatore from mettupalayam rail station.
I have to catch a train for madurai at 8.30 pm from coimbatore main junction. Will it be possible to reach in about 2 hours.
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want to know whether on sundays there is heavy traffic and are the buses crowded.

12 posts - May 2016

  
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Jun 01 2016 (17:53)
Explorer   27 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 1872224-13            Tags   Past Edits
Alternately if I take the bus from ooty itself for coimbatore i presume it will less time as train is slow. Can I take bus at 4.pm at ooty and reach coimbatore by about 7.30 pm. How is this option, asking you as you are from nearby area.
How is the bus journey considering the scenery, or is the train better. I will be anyway coming to ooty by train thus thought will try the road route to explore it as well.
Finally, your idea of going to tiruppur, are autos available
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in tiruppur, in case I miss getting down at right bus stop i.e pushpa theater or sap theatre.

  
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Jun 01 2016 (17:58)
sGs*^~   6161 blog posts   9831 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1872224-14            Tags   Past Edits
Take the train that's the Best option.
If u Miss pushpa theater it's not a problem. Next stop is Railway station. U have to walk more distance that's all. Pushpa theater to Pf 2 is just 2mins
Railway station bus stop to railway station is 5-7mins that's all.
Sap theatre same case if u miss u can take bus to old bus stand from
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new bus stand if u don't want change at intermediate

  
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Jun 04 2016 (22:16)
Explorer   27 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 1872224-15            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for the update and suggestions, asked you some really simple questions as I do not know the language of the region, tamil. This becomes a hurdle in communication as well as figuring out bus destination boards

  
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Jun 04 2016 (22:22)
sGs*^~   6161 blog posts   9831 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1872224-16            Tags   Past Edits
When you are arriving ? Ooty to Mtp ?

  
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Jun 06 2016 (15:11)
Explorer   27 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 1872224-17            Tags   Past Edits
july 17, sunday
  
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May 30 2016 (22:41)   MTP/Mettupalayam (3 PFs)
 

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Entry# 1872243            Tags   Past Edits
How far is the bus stand from mettupalayam railway station, I have to catch a bus to coimbatore after reaching mettupalayam by the toy train from ooty around 18.00 hrs.
Are buses easily available, will be travelling on first sunday of july.
How much time it takes by bus from mettupalayam to coimbatore, is there too much traffic on sundays
  
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Aug 29 2015 (14:03)   16516/Karwar - Yesvantpur Express (via Arsikere)
 

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Entry# 1577215            Tags   Past Edits
What is the occupancy of this train in general. Want to travel from Suratkal to Yeshwantpur on coming tue 01 sep.
Is it comfortable to travel in general or the crowd is too much and reservation a must. The availablity as of today is more than 400.
  
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Aug 29 2015 (12:06)  
 

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Entry# 1577117            Tags   Past Edits
16516 Karwar Yeahwantpur Exp
What is the occupancy of this train in general. Want to travel from Suratkal to Yeshwantpur on coming tue 01 sep.
Is it comfortable to travel in general or the crowd is too much and reservation a must. The availablity as of today is more than 400.
  
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Mar 20 2015 (16:57)   19577/Tirunelveli - Hapa Express
 

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Entry# 1402347            Tags   Past Edits
19577 Tiruneveli Hapa Express
How is the occupancy of this train in general compartment, I want to travel from TEN to mangalore in first week of april 2015

  
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Mar 29 2015 (08:53)
walnutzalmondz~   746 blog posts
Re# 1402347-1            Tags   Past Edits
good occupancy, once i travelled from TEN to Udupi in Sleeper, while starting destination it has 40 to 50% occupancy, in TVC and ERN it get filled
  
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Feb 22 2015 (23:03)  
 

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Entry# 1377020            Tags   Past Edits
Totally AC trains like Shatabdi/Duronto etc have generator cars however other express trains also have AC coaches but do not have generator cars. Can anyone point the purpose of having Generator cars. It consumes fuel as well as creates lots of noise.

1 posts - Mon Feb 23, 2015

  
Feb 23 2015 (12:46)
A good day ahead~   2449 blog posts
Re# 1377020-2            Tags   Past Edits
For fully AC trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi, generator cars are used to ensure a continuous, uninterrupted power supply.
For LHB non-AC trains ( like Poorva, SK etc), generator cars are used because the current LHB coaches used in IR are non-self generating. ICF coaches have alternators connected to the wheels that generate power while the train is moving and store it on the on-board batteries. These are called self-generating coaches. This arrangement is present in both Non-AC and AC coaches. That's why trains running with ICF coaches don't require any generator cars.
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Even if the train is fully AC with ICF coaches, technically you need not have generator cars, but for reliability they are used ( Correct me if I am wrong). There was an instance recently when the Patna Rajdhani was run with ICF coaches during the fog season and it did not have EOGs ( again, correct me if I am wrong).
Self- generating LHB coaches are still in the design and optimization phase, so all LHB trains (AC like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and normal express) will need to be run with generator cars till they are developed.
There is a provision to use the power directly from the overhead wires through the locomotive, called Head-on-generation (HOG). This is present in WAP5, WAP7 locomotives. Technically using HOG should remove the need for diesel EOG's, but it is not a straight forward thing to just power an entire AC rake through the HOG, there are many loading issues that are not easy to resolve.
You can look at the following pdf for information on how self-generating ICF coaches are designed, I got this from the South Central Railways website.

  
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Mar 14 2015 (15:13)
Explorer   27 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 1377020-3            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for helpful technical info.
Also would like to know the full form of ICF and LHB.
You are correct, the karnavati exp runs with one generator car powered on as it is with LHB rake. Surprisingly the older ICF rakes are good in power management but the new ones do not have this basic requirement. This is a waste of diesel plus noise and air pollution.

  
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Mar 14 2015 (15:14)
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Re# 1377020-4            Tags   Past Edits
ICF- Integral Coach Factory (Perambur, Tamilnadu)
LHB- Linke Hoffman Bush (German Technology)

  
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Mar 14 2015 (15:15)
warriorsultan   1206 blog posts   48 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1377020-5            Tags   Past Edits
/faq/post/1103
look for more definitions in the FAQ section.

  
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Mar 14 2015 (15:15)
★★★★Niket Karan★★★★^~   4987 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1377020-6            Tags   Past Edits
ICF Integral Coach Factory
LHB Linke Hoffman Bush
  
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Oct 09 2014 (14:37)   12933/Karnavati Express
 

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Entry# 1240151            Tags   Past Edits
The new chair car coaches of karnavati are good except for the window seat configuration. All the seats do not align properly with the window defeating the purpose of the window seat, the earlier chair cars had similar seats but properly aligned to the window. The emergency window also has its seat almost in the middle of it making it difficult for anyone to get out in emergency.
Earlier, similar coaches of this train had all the seats properly aligned to the window. IR should have same seat alignment as earlier coaches but with modern seats

  
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Oct 09 2014 (14:56)
भूत हूँ मैं~   3337 blog posts   3077 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1240151-1            Tags   Past Edits
Common problem in LHB coaches. I have experienced the same in travelling in NZM-AII Janshatabdi Express..
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