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Travel Question
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Nov 13 2016 (13:12)   12003/Lucknow Jn - New Delhi Swarn Shatabdi Express

Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2058339            Tags   Past Edits
I am sure that Dinner will be served on this train (because it reached delhi after 10 pm) but are snacks/tea served in LKO shatabdi after boarding from Kanpur?
  
Travel Question
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Mar 07 2016 (01:09)   12033/Kanpur - New Delhi Shatabdi Express
 

Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1759567            Tags   Past Edits
Is the morning tea served along with breakfast (at 8 pm) or earlier ( say around 6.30 AM, i.e., half an hour after the train starts)?
My query comes because in Rajdhani express, bed tea is provided at 6 am and then another round of tea is provided with breakfast (at around 8 am).

  
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Mar 07 2016 (19:48)
Vinay Kumar   15471 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1759567-1            Tags   Past Edits
6:30...thats whn u gonna get morning tea!!

  
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Mar 09 2016 (12:41)
Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1759567-2            Tags   Past Edits
The morning tea was served after having crossed Etawah. The train left 7 minutes late at Kanpur and then further got late by 8 minutes to reach Etawah 15 minutes late. The morning tea was served after having crossed Etawah. Quite bad, especially for elderly people who might need tea as everyone gets up quite early to catch this train at Kanpur. Plus to add to it, this late serving of tea brings it closer to breakfast time.

  
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Mar 09 2016 (13:33)
Vinay Kumar   15471 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1759567-3            Tags   Past Edits
Actually i gather the info thru this trip: /blog/post/736243
  
Travel Question
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Mar 09 2016 (12:16)   12951/Mumbai Central - New Delhi Rajdhani Express | KOTA/Kota Junction (5 PFs)
 

Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1761591            Tags   Past Edits
This train reaches Kota at 3.20 AM, which is quite late in the night. I am a bit concerned about boarding this this train at Kota. Will the doors of my compartment be opened? I was thinking, as breakfast will be loaded at Kota, at least one door will be opened somewhere and i can use to get in as the train is connected.
Please send in your suggestions? Those who have taken this journey...did you guys face any problems while boarding at Kota?

  
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Mar 09 2016 (12:18)
Anurag WAPAHOLIC~   6216 blog posts   843 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1761591-1            Tags   Past Edits
Dont wry brthr... doors will be opened... tk tickets and travel without ny hesitation in King...the fastest on Indian tracks...
  
Rail Fanning
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Mar 09 2016 (12:07)   12060/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - Kota JanShatabdi Express
 

Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1761580            Tags   Past Edits
This train gets overtaken by Gujrat Sampark Kranti at Ghataka Varana (before Kota) by the NZM-Kota Jan Shatabdi. I was wondering why is a Sampark Kranti given preference over a Jan Shatabdi? Is it because that the Sampark Kranti stops for only 2 minutes at Kota whereas the Shatabdi terminates there? May be they both share the same platform.
  
Travel Question
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Mar 01 2016 (13:07)   12059/Kota - Hazrat Nizamuddin Jan Shatabdi Express
 

Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1754169            Tags   Past Edits
While travelling from Kota to NZM, is food (breakfast & lunch) provided in AC Chair Car of this train?

  
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Mar 01 2016 (14:16)
पंजाब पुल्स~   479 blog posts   18 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1754169-1            Tags   Past Edits
No food is served in Janshatabdi either in 2S or in AC chair car. You can even confirm that by seeing the fare breakup in IRCTC. There must be no catering charges.

  
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Mar 01 2016 (14:27)
MKS   18665 blog posts   1809 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1754169-2            Tags   Past Edits
Vendors onboard keep selling chips,cakes,biscuits,cold drinks,veg cutlet and other brekfast items all the time..

  
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Mar 09 2016 (12:03)
Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1754169-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, i saw it but just wanted to cross check it as I have not travelled in Jan Shatabdi during early morning hours. Thanks :)
  
General Travel
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Jun 01 2015 (20:09)   12286/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Secunderabad Duronto Express
 

Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1495687            Tags   Past Edits
Posting again as i posted the previous msg in trn trip.
Travelling from nzm to sc: Live blogging :).
Train left 3-4 mins late. AC in 2A was not functioning properly but once the train started moving fast then it got better. I wonder if there is a generator car in this train and is that the reason for it. Or might be due to Delhi's heat and to add to it, the door was opening/closing quite regularly.
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snacks immediately we left nzm. The frooti was warm :(, the water was warm, tea/coffee was pre-made and no flasks were given for it, mithai was nice, the sandwich lacked mayonnaise :).
Crossed mathura on time. Reached agra around 10-15 mins late. Crossed agra and after travelling for half an hour, the train is not stationary for around 30-40 mins. Wonder what might be the cause. Also, the train stopped at agra on a mid line.
Will try to post as we go :).
the train stopped right before a river, i guess the chambal. And later it raced on.
Now again, we are just at trotting speed...after crossing rairu.

  
Jun 02 2015 (07:25)
Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1495687-1            Tags   Past Edits
The train got delayed by 2 hours during the night. Crossed nagpur just now. Chennai garib rath which was standing next to the duronto at delhi has been following us till nagpur. The garib rath just reached nagpur as the duronto was pulling out of the station.
The display board was also showing that AP express is expected at 9.40 AM. It is the one which left Delhi the previous night. The duronto lost all it's advantage over the AP express :).
About the food....dinner was not that great. Roti's were horrible, made
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out of maida. Non-veg was not great. Veg was still better. The rice was nice and so was the dal. Dahi was 6 days old, it wasn't bad but not fresh either. Ice cream was quite fresh and nice.
Tea and coffee are a big let down. No flasks with water for self made coffee/tea. It's all pre-made.

  
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Jun 02 2015 (13:31)
Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1495687-2            Tags   Past Edits
Good afternoon guys...
Train is running late by 1.20 hours. Just reached kazipet. It stopped though at kazipet. A couple of stations back, the nzm-chennai garib rath overtook us. Felt a bit humiliating...duronto being overtaken by garib rath. A quick analysis on indiarailinfo revealed that it's a scheduled overtake. On tuesday, it's the chennai garib rath and on saturday it's the chennai rajdhani.
Breakfast was nice. better than the dinner. Both veg n non-veg were pretty good. The fries were pretty bad. Soup before lunch was amazing and everyone in the enclosure asked
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for a re-fill :).
The train crossed nagpur 2 hours behind the schedule (7.30 am) and now at kazipet it's 1 hour 20 mins behind. So, it covered a good 40 mins from nagpur to kazipet. Let's see how fast we reach sec.

  
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Jun 02 2015 (17:34)
Kedar Joshi   399 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1495687-3            Tags   Past Edits
Hey I was in this train too yesterday to SC from NZM.
  
General Travel
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Jun 01 2015 (19:16)   12286/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Secunderabad Duronto Express
 

Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1495596            Tags   Past Edits
Travelling from nzm to sc: Live blogging :).
Train left 3-4 mins late. AC in 2A was not functioning properly but once the train started moving fast then it got better. I wonder if there is a generator car in this train and is that the reason for it. Or might be due to Delhi's heat and to add to it, the door was opening/closing quite regularly.
Got snacks immediately we left nzm. The frooti was warm :(, the water was warm, tea/coffee was pre-made and no flasks were given for it, mithai
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was nice, the sandwich lacked mayonnaise :).
Crossed mathura on time. Reached agra around 10-15 mins late. Crossed agra and after travelling for half an hour, the train is not stationary for around 30-40 mins. Wonder what might be the cause. Also, the train stopped at agra on a mid line.
Will try to post as we go :).
by the way, does anyone here know the reason for this stoppage?

  
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Jun 01 2015 (19:18)
Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1495596-1            Tags   Past Edits
Oh...the train just started moving :). Should have made a post earlier.
  
Predictions: 23
confirm: 0
rac: 0
wl: 23
Journey: Sun May 17, 2015 @ 15:55
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 408
Travel: NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin   to   SC/Secunderabad Junction   |   1659 km / 1659 km
12438/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Secunderabad Rajdhani Express
Entry# 1470875

Posted by: Saifuddin   31 blog posts   33 correct pred (54% accurate)
PNR: 210-xxxxxxx    |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: May 16 2015 (10:18)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 19 (Booking Status: W/L 21,CK)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 20 (Booking Status: W/L 22,CK)
Chart NOT Prepared

Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: May 17 2015 (12:40)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 8 (Booking Status: W/L 21,CK)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 9 (Booking Status: W/L 22,CK)
Chart PREPARED

4 posts are hidden.

  
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May 31 2015 (15:21)
Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1470875-5            Tags   Past Edits
Hi, did u make it out of delhi?
  
Predictions: 12
confirm: 0
rac: 9
wl: 3
Journey: Sun May 31, 2015 @ 15:55
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 408
Travel: NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin   to   SC/Secunderabad Junction   |   1659 km / 1659 km
12438/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Secunderabad Rajdhani Express
Entry# 1485654

Posted by: Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
PNR: 263-xxxxxxx    |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: May 26 2015 (12:42)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 85 (Booking Status: W/L 202,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 86 (Booking Status: W/L 203,GNWL)
Passenger 3: Waitlist# 87 (Booking Status: W/L 204,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: May 31 2015 (10:43)
Passenger 1: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 202,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 203,GNWL)
Passenger 3: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 204,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

1 posts - Thu May 28, 2015

  
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May 28 2015 (23:05)
Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1485654-2            Tags   Past Edits
Any suggestions on this? It has come down to 55 WL now.

  
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May 29 2015 (11:18)
Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1485654-3            Tags   Past Edits
Hi Guys, today it has come down to WL 49. What are your thoughts? Will it get confirmed by sunday afternoon or should I try for tatkal in this train OR try for tatkal in Duronto next day (monday)

  
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May 30 2015 (09:45)
Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1485654-4            Tags   Past Edits
Suggestions???Today it's come down to 39...

  
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May 30 2015 (09:57)
mehfooz alam   96 blog posts   320 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1485654-5            Tags   Past Edits
Tatkal ... coz itll be either WL or rac

  
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May 30 2015 (22:15)
Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1485654-6            Tags   Past Edits
Hi all,
plz suggest if it'll get confirmed by tomorrow?
  
Predictions: 13
confirm: 1
rac: 2
wl: 10
Journey: Mon Jun 01, 2015 @ 15:45
Class: AC 2-tier - 2A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 45
Travel: NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin   to   SC/Secunderabad Junction   |   1659 km / 1659 km
12286/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Secunderabad Duronto Express
Entry# 1485595

PNR: 240-xxxxxxx    |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: May 26 2015 (12:10)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 38 (Booking Status: W/L 55,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 39 (Booking Status: W/L 56,GNWL)
Passenger 3: Waitlist# 40 (Booking Status: W/L 57,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Jun 01 2015 (09:37)
Passenger 1: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 55,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 56,GNWL)
Passenger 3: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 57,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

  
854 views
May 28 2015 (12:00)
Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1485595-1            Tags   Past Edits
Guys, please respond to this pnr. I posted it earlier as a guest. Send in your suggestions. Should I keep waiting till chart preparation or plan something else. Currently, the max waitlist is 37 for fresh booking, i.e., only one person has booked after us. That means, no extra boogie will be attached.
I've been trying to access irctc for tatkal on a daily basis, just to check about the rush and booking speed. It's just horrible and I don't think i'll be able to purchase a tatkal online for 31st may(rajdhani) or 1st June(duronto) or AP express (on any day). Bangalore rajdhani doesn't allow tatkal till secunderabad. Any suggestions?

  
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May 30 2015 (22:14)
Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1485595-3            Tags   Past Edits
Hi All,
Plz suggest if it'll get confirmed/rac within time?
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