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Apr 28 2017 (19:18)  

peternelson444   110 blog posts
Entry# 2254695            Tags   Past Edits
Radjhani Train Delhi to Madgaon.
Just a couple of questions please:
1. My wife and I are both senior citizens. We would like the 2 berth coupe but we know there is no guarantee.
If we book and choose option "coupe" as soon as the train is available to book online- would that increase our chances by booking early?
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Where is the person who charts the train based in Delhi? Which station and where ?
The reason I ask is that last year when travelling overnight from Mumbai to Madgaon we were advised to try and see the chap and ask.
This I did after a bit of a wild goose chase. I needed both confirmed tickets and both our passports and a reason to travel in a Coupe. To cut a long story short we were allocated the 2 berth Coupe. However, he did stress that if an MP or VIP wanted it we would have to be moved.

  
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Apr 28 2017 (19:25)
↪ abbas*^~   4032 blog posts   449 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2254695-1            Tags   Past Edits
1. For 1Ac Booking Earlier or after doesn't give guarantee for getting a Coupe.. At time of Chart preparation, seats are allocated unlike case of other classes where you give preference and get that seat.
2. Chart are generated by the Computerized system. I don't think manual intervention is done by any person, he just press Generate Chart Button.
By Chap i guess you are talking about TTE who gave the coupe to you.

  
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Apr 28 2017 (19:27)
Sudeesh~   1455 blog posts
Re# 2254695-2            Tags   Past Edits
For sure u will get coupe.

  
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Apr 29 2017 (15:09)
peternelson444   110 blog posts
Re# 2254695-3            Tags   Past Edits
The chap who allocated us the Coupe wasn't a TTE- is that the ticket examiner on train? This chap was in an office on 2nd floor in CST.
  
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Apr 04 2017 (20:13)  

peternelson444   110 blog posts
Entry# 2222572            Tags   Past Edits
Radjhani Train Delhi to Madgaon.
Just a couple of questions please:
1. My wife and I are both senior citizens. We would like the 2 berth coupe but we know there is no guarantee.
If we book and choose option "coupe" as soon as the train is available to book online- would that increase our chances by booking early?
2.
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Where is the person who charts the train based in Delhi? Which station and where ?
The reason I ask is that last year when travelling overnight from Mumbai to Madgaon we were advised to try and see the chap and ask.
This I did after a bit of a wild goose chase. I needed both confirmed tickets and both our passports and a reason to travel in a Coupe. To cut a long story short we were allocated the 2 berth Coupe. However, he did stress that if an MP or VIP wanted it we would have to be moved.
  
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Mar 02 2017 (16:53)  

peternelson444   110 blog posts
Entry# 2183441            Tags   Past Edits
Hi,
Wondering if someone could briefly explain the main differences between the Radjani and Duronto trains please.

6 posts - Thu Mar 02, 2017

5 posts - Fri Mar 03, 2017

1 posts - Sat Mar 04, 2017

  
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Mar 04 2017 (16:19)
200KMPHFITWAP530086   35 blog posts   43 correct pred (49% accurate)
Re# 2183441-13            Tags   Past Edits
Oh wow...that's brilliant.... I would love to hear rail related stories from you about Eurostar & rails in UK.....By the way as a "train manager", what was your nature of duty on the Eurostar trains???
I really love this aspect of railfanning as a passion as it can connect you with people across borders. Cheers.

  
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Mar 06 2017 (16:35)
peternelson444   110 blog posts
Re# 2183441-14            Tags   Past Edits
I've been retired for about 15yrs now! Basically in charge of everything on train and all the safety and operational issues. Need to be conversant with rules and regs of 4 railways. UK-France-Belgium and Eurotunnel. Trains travelled at maximum speed of 186mph and 100mph through tunnel. Quite a tressful job at times.

  
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Mar 06 2017 (17:23)
200KMPHFITWAP530086   35 blog posts   43 correct pred (49% accurate)
Re# 2183441-15            Tags   Past Edits
That's really nice to hear.... Pretty impressive speeds on offer in your country....Indian Railways lags behind in the aspect of speed. But we are slowly & steadily catching up. Gatimaan Express is certified to run at 100 mph for a major part of its 188 km run. I wanted to ask you a question related to Eurostar trains. I once saw a documentary on them on Discovery Channel. The narrator said that on curves, their speed reduces to 100 km/h and he termed it as "ridiculous". Is it true that 100 km/h speed is perceived that way in your country????Cheers

  
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Mar 07 2017 (23:52)
peternelson444   110 blog posts
Re# 2183441-16            Tags   Past Edits
That was probably when the high speed line between London and Eurotunnel hadn't been completed. But then again I don't ever recall the train running at 50kph round bends.
High speed lines have very few bends indeed for obvious reasons.
By the way one of my duties was also to be able to drive the train in an emergency. Obviously we then had to do all the training for that and take regular assessments.
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also had to be able to communicate in English and French.

  
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Mar 08 2017 (00:02)
©The Dark Lord™~   6722 blog posts
Re# 2183441-17            Tags   Past Edits
Europe has a developed railway system, Indian is still 20-30 years behind that.
  
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Mar 06 2017 (17:41)  

peternelson444   110 blog posts
Entry# 2188058            Tags   Past Edits
I'm confused re the Trivandrum Radjhani and Madgaon Radjhani. They both seem to depart Delhi at same time? Can you clarify please.

  
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Mar 06 2017 (17:46)
108 years of Electric operations on IR~   2520 blog posts
Re# 2188058-1            Tags   Past Edits
Both trains have almost identical schedules, but operate on different days of the week.

  
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Mar 06 2017 (18:00)
One Mail~   4907 blog posts   1440 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2188058-2            Tags   Past Edits
Both have slot sharing. Both runs on different day.

  
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Mar 06 2017 (21:43)
peternelson444   110 blog posts
Re# 2188058-3            Tags   Past Edits
Ah thank you.
Does the Madgaon Radjhani start from Delhi?
  
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Mar 06 2017 (16:57)   12432/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express

peternelson444   110 blog posts
Entry# 2188021            Tags   Past Edits
I found this link re ordering food on Radjhani Express. I'm confuesed as i though meals were provided on this train.
click here

  
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Mar 06 2017 (17:00)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2794 blog posts   271 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2188021-1            Tags   Past Edits
Although food is part of the fare of all Rajdhanis and Shatabdis, one can still order via e-catering website or Travelkhana. I have seen passengers declining to have the Rajdhani food and getting from outside.
  
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Mar 03 2017 (13:01)  

peternelson444   110 blog posts
Entry# 2184470            Tags   Past Edits
One of main reasons for flying into Delhi is to take Radjhani train to Goa.
Also we want to travel on the Shadtbati train to Agra and back. For two reasons really.
1. To experience that train as I hear in 1AC breakfast served at seat. Are all seats around a table?
2. In Agra it would be criminal not
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to visit the Taj Mahal. I think it's do-able in a day trip. Any thoughts anyone.

15 posts - Fri Mar 03, 2017

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Mar 03 2017 (15:15)
200KMPHFITWAP530086   35 blog posts   43 correct pred (49% accurate)
Re# 2184470-19            Tags   Past Edits
If you follow the Gatimaan-Shatabdi Combo then you get close to 11 hours in Agra from 10 am to 9 pm which I feel is sufficient enough. The only problem is that in the return, you will arrive Delhi close to 11 PM so you will have to arrange accommodation beforehand in order to avoid late night hassles. But don't go on Friday because Taj Mahal is closed on that day.

  
Mar 03 2017 (16:03)
↪ abbas*^~   4032 blog posts   449 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2184470-20            Tags   Past Edits
Will suggest you following points.
1. Take Gatimaan Express if you are comfortable in taking train from Nizamuddin Station. Gatimaan and Shatabdi Coaches are Same. With Gatimaan Having 10-12kmph more speed then Shatabdi and without any Halt. Food is served at Seat itself in both the train.. You won't find All seat around the Table. Only Middle seats have Table for rest There's provision for Seat Attached Food Rack.
2. Yes Taj Mahal is a Must , as i'm from Agra Only, Private Msg me i can give you some insight and help
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you regarding planning the trip.
you can visit Taj Mahal , Agra Fort + Sikandra Also, in One Day itself.
Will suggest you that you should take Bhopal Shatabdi in the morning as it will save your time at Agra.

  
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Mar 04 2017 (15:53)
peternelson444   110 blog posts
Re# 2184470-21            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for that very useful info. Thinking of around first week of February next year. Only real time we can make it. Not sure it's best time to visit though weather wise.
Your thoughts?

  
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Mar 04 2017 (15:58)
LHB for SCR legends please~   443 blog posts   59 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2184470-22            Tags   Past Edits
It would be fine. Better to plan towards the end of Feb to avoid Fog related delays.

  
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Mar 04 2017 (16:27)
↪ abbas*^~   4032 blog posts   449 correct pred (73% accurate)
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In Agra, Tourist Season starts from October till March. You can plan for February, Great Time... Weather will be fine, you can expect Lil bit fog. avoid Taj b/w 7-8 in morning Due to Mist/Fog it will ruin your experience. For rest of the time, it will be Fine.
Also If you plan for Feb mid-end , There's a Fest Near Taj Mahal Known as "Taj Mahotsav" Which I Suggest you should check out. It's a Great 10 day Cultural Festival in Shilpgram. now Day's it's being held in the month of March.
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Mahotsav :- click here Definitely you should plan around this time.
  
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Feb 28 2017 (16:41)  

peternelson444   110 blog posts
Entry# 2181253            Tags   Past Edits
Is there a Radjani train or one of similar standard that goes from Howrah Kolkota to Goa?

  
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Feb 28 2017 (16:43)
बरौनी लखनऊ एक्सप्रेस   8480 blog posts   119 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2181253-1            Tags   Past Edits
No

  
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Mar 03 2017 (13:30)
IPL 2017 is boring^~   80769 blog posts   5100 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2181253-2            Tags   Past Edits
No Rajdhani on this route
From Howrah to Mumbai You can take Duronto which is as good as Rajdhani
From Mumbai to Goa take Jan Shatabdi AC chair car . Jan Shatabdi is as fast as Rajdhani in Konkan railway.

  
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Mar 03 2017 (13:31)
IR no more Safe^~   20975 blog posts   96277 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2181253-3            Tags   Past Edits
there is only one train Amravati Exp, which takes quite a time.

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Mar 03 2017 (13:39)
200KMPHFITWAP530086   35 blog posts   43 correct pred (49% accurate)
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Better to take Duronto to Mumbai and then a connecting train to Goa. Or another option is taking a train from Howrah to Ernakulam/Kochi & then another connecting train to Goa. But the journey time will be more in the latter.
  
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Feb 27 2017 (21:20)  

peternelson444   110 blog posts
Entry# 2180398            Tags   Past Edits
On the Radjani train from Delhi to Madgaon I am given a few options when booking berth in 1AC. Somewhat confusing.
Cabin
Coupe
Lower
Upper
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the difference between a Cabin a Coupe?
I assumed lower and upper berths refer to a 4 berth compartment. Obviously Coupe for 2 people. But what's this other option of Cabin.
Thanks

  
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Feb 27 2017 (21:38)
A Mass Pallavan Journey Awaiting😎😎~   1179 blog posts   6 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2180398-1            Tags   Past Edits
Cabin has 4 berths 2 lower 2 upper
Coupe has 2 berths 1 lower 1 upper

  
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Feb 28 2017 (16:39)
peternelson444   110 blog posts
Re# 2180398-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes i understand that but WHY offer "Cabin" only as a choice? Why not just Coupe and Lower and Upper as the three choices?
If Cabin selected it then doesnt give an option of lower or upper.

  
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Feb 28 2017 (16:45)
बरौनी लखनऊ एक्सप्रेस   8480 blog posts   119 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2180398-3            Tags   Past Edits
1 AC bekar hai...2 AC is better

  
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Feb 28 2017 (17:07)
peternelson444   110 blog posts
Re# 2180398-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you. Can you please say why the train you suggested is better.
  
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Mar 21 2016 (21:59)  
 

peternelson444   110 blog posts
Entry# 1775270            Tags   Past Edits
recently returned from my trip to India and had a wonderful time. Now planning next trip.
Thinking about taking the Trivndrm Rajdhani (12432) from Delhi to Madgaon.
We would like to go 1AC. Are the berths 4 or 2 in 1AC? Also are meals included?
Any other tips or info on that train would be most welcomed. Thanks

  
Mar 21 2016 (22:14)
Abhishek Jaiswal   45618 blog posts   18463 correct pred (69% accurate)
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4 and much comfortable, food included with extended service.

  
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Mar 21 2016 (22:18)
ravi~   474 blog posts   218 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Rajdhani Express is probably the best train you can try.Also you should go for 1 A.C. but it is advisable that you should take confirmed tickets.

  
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Mar 21 2016 (22:30)
peternelson444   110 blog posts
Re# 1775270-3            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for that. I can easily book through cleartrip. Is it possible to choose a coupe? or is it pot luck?

  
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Mar 21 2016 (22:33)
ravi~   474 blog posts   218 correct pred (67% accurate)
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You can choose but it also depends on luck

  
Mar 21 2016 (22:49)
Rahul K😎🚂~   2099 blog posts   2041 correct pred (77% accurate)
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If you do not get berths in Trivendrm Rajdhani, You can also try Madgaon Rajdhani (22414), which is specially for Delhi-Goa passengers and there is more chance of getting confirmed berths in Madgaon Rajdhani..
  
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Jan 07 2016 (18:15)  
 

peternelson444   110 blog posts
Entry# 1704157            Tags   Past Edits
Anyone know how i can find or contact the chap that allocates berths in 1AC. We have reservations on overnight Konkan Kanya Express from CST to Madgaon. My wife and I are both senior citizens and would like to request the Coupe.
Any suggestions/help etc much appreciated.
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