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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*^~   4118 blog posts   451 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~   1583 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.
...
more...
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 (50% 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 (50% accurate)
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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™~   7712 blog posts   1 correct pred (80% accurate)
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)
Tabbys star and the Alien outpost~   2566 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~   5105 blog posts   1466 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/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)
Namma Bengaluru Chennai Mail~   2811 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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