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Jul 09 2014 (12:08PM)   12977/Marusagar Express        
 

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Iam planning to travel in this train from ERS to Jaipur and return in the month of october last week november first week in 3rd ac along with my wife. how is the punchuality, cleanliness and quality of food available in this train

  
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Jul 09 2014 (1:50PM)        
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This train is a popular WR NWR train
This train is a popular NWR train. This train is punctual upto PNVL from where it often gets late by 20-30 mins since rest of the section is single non electrified. Coaches are clean and well maintained. Pantry Car is available but i have no idea about the quality of food.

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Jul 09 2014 (3:22PM)        
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Well described by Mr Anshul, except that it is NWR train and not WR. A very clean and punctual train. Sometimes gets delayed in KR, but the time is made up once it crosses KR

  
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Jul 21 2014 (12:07PM)        
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It's a good train. Pantry is also good. Mostly serving North Indian dishes. Ac Coaches are very clean. Sometimes' delayed in KR, But almost reaches the destination on time.

  
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Jul 24 2014 (4:40PM)        
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one of the very good and speedy fast trains of Konkan railway
one of the very good and fast trains of Konkan railway.

  
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Jul 24 2014 (5:47PM)        
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12977 is a nice train.......and anyways, you dont have any other option between kerala and jaipur ajmer.......
  
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Jan 08 2013 (3:04PM)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep Express (PT)        
 

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Has this train ever been spotted with WAP-5 ? I see the loco link for Igatpuri-NZM mentioned in the forum as WAP 4/5 GZB/ET Shed or BSL WAM .

  
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Jan 11 2013 (6:01PM)        
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never, mostly it gets BSL WAM 4 from Igatpuri and occassionely BSL WAP 4
  
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Jan 11 2013 (1:25PM)   12625/Kerala Express        
 

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When will Kerala exp get an LHB rake?

  
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Jan 11 2013 (6:00PM)        
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It will not get lhb for next 7 years. Even if it get lhb Trivandrum division of SR will not be able to maintain it properly. For Tamilnadu express mostly coaches are recently bulit and not earlier than 2007, whereas kerala uses coaches made of 1990, 1991, 92 and 93
  
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Oct 22 2012 (1:55PM)   12284/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Ernakulam Duronto Express | ST/Surat (4 PFs)        
 

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The Unsolved and biggest Mystery of Indian Railway..why NZM - ERS Duronto halts at Surat.. there is no water filling, no loco change no crew change nothing then also it halts there why ? any reason ?

  
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Oct 22 2012 (2:04PM)        
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This train is of no use for passengers from Kerala. Either convert it to superfast or to an all ac with pantry and limited stops. if IR want to continue it as Duronto, please reduce the running time by minimum 3 hrs.

  
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Oct 22 2012 (2:13PM)        
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presently its running on monsoon timings

  
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Oct 23 2012 (3:59PM)        
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It has five minutes halt in Surat during the normal timetable also. many trains are overtaking and I am going to travel on this train on 3rd Nov from NZM to ERS
  
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Oct 13 2012 (11:07PM)   12432/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express        
 

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My complaint to IR:

Dear Sir,
Through this Grievance Redressal Forum, I wish to draw your attention to the absurd timings of 12432 H. Nizamuddin (NZM) - Trivandrum (TVC) Rajdhani Express. As of now, it departs NZM at 11.00 hours to arrive at TVC at around 09.30 am on the third day during monsoon and 05.30 am on the third day,
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at other times. As a result, it has to travel through the state of Kerala in the wee hours of the night. As a result many passengers, especially those travelling to Northern Kerala stand inconvenienced.
2. Moreover, this train needs to be speeded up as it is the premier train of the nation, besides increasing the frequency of this train to daily due to high demand for this train which is the fastest connector from Kerala to the capital.
3. Accordingly, I like to propose new timings for this train as under:
H. Nizamuddin ------- 19:15(D)
Kota Jn. 23:50(A) 0:00(D)
Vadodara Jn. 6:05(A) 6:15(D)
Vasai road 11:00(A) 11:05(D)
Panvel 12:20(A) 12:25(D)
Madgaon 20:00(A) 20:10(D)
Mangalore Jn. 0:45(A) 0:50(D)
Kozhikode 4:20(A) 4:30(D)
Ernakulam Jn. 7:45(A) 7:50(D)
Trivandrum Ctrl 11:30(A)  -------
The following will be the benefits from the proposed run:
a. Convenient Timings.
b. Faster run during night time.
c. Entering Kerala at early dawn so that it reaches the capital before noon. This may also lead to increased patronage between Kozhikode / Ernakulam to Trivandrum.
d. During Monsoons it can leave H. Nizamuddin at 17:00 hours so that it reaches Mangalore by 0:45 hrs.
4. In the similar manner, 12431 Trivandrum H. Nizamuddin Rajdhani can be speeded up by around 3.5 hours during Monsoons and around 2 hours during non monsoon.
I request you to kindly consider the same in light of above and do the needful.

Y . F

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Oct 15 2012 (12:21PM)        
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The following details with respect to 12432 had earlier posted in another blog related to Indian Railway and received valuable opinions and comments from the co-bloggers. I reproduce the same post in verbatim herein for initiating a discussion in this blog.
NZM – Panvel
By speeding up and giving topmost priority the 12432 can reduce the running time from NZM to Panavel by minimum one hour from existing running time of 18 hrs 5 minutes to 17 hrs. Please note that 12951 (Mum Raj) is covering almost the same distance in 16
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hrs 5 minutes and 12954 (AK Raj) is taking 17 hrs and 22210 (BCT Duronto) is taking 16 hrs 15 minutes. Since 12432 also running with LHB bogies and also hauled mostly by WAP-5 and occasionally by WAP-7 Locos and having less stoppages reducing the running time realistically to 16 hrs 45 minutes is not difficult.
Panvel – Mangalore
From Panavel to Mangalore especially during non monsoon period the running time can be reduced. It is shocking to find that 12432 and 12978(Marusagar Express) takes exactly same 15 hrs 30 minutes to cover the distance. It is clear that, if an express train with normal bogies can cover the distance as same as that of 12432, it will not be difficult to reduce the running time of 12432 in this stretch by 45 -50 minutes especially during the non monsoon period.
Mangalore- Kozhikode (Calicut)
12432 takes 3 hrs 38 minutes to cover this section. However, normal express trains like 12654 (Tiruchi express) and 22609 (Intercity Express) takes only 3 hrs 30 minutes to cover this section. Since the existing running time from Mangalore to Kozhikode was set up way beck in 1998, when the whole section was single, now the whole section is doubled and the electrification work is in progress. Running time can be reduced by another 35 minutes in this section alone.
Kozhikode (Calicut) – Shornur JN
Alloted running time of 12432 in this section is 1 hr 40 minutes. Whereas many express trains cover this section with taking less time. 22609 (Intercity Express) takes 1 hr 25 minutes to cover this section. Whereas 12081 (JanShadabdi) and 12075 (Janshadabdi) and 16856 (Puducherry express) takes 1 hr 30 minutes. 12654 (Tiruchi express) and 16687 (Navyug Express) cover this section by taking only 1 hr 35 minutes. The existing running time from Kozhikode to Shornur was set up way beck in 1998, when the whole section was single, now the whole section is doubled and the electrification work is in progress. Running time can be reduced by another 25 minutes in this section alone.
Shornur JN- Ernakulam JN
Thiruvananthapuram Raj Express takes 2 hrs 30 minutes to cover this section during night time. Whereas 12081 (JanShadabdi) takes 1 hr 50 minutes during daytime to cover the same section with normal ICF Bogies. 19260 (BVC Kochuveli express), 16333 (VRVL TVC express) and 16335 (Nagarkovil express) takes 1 hr 55 minutes. 16311 (Bikaner- KCVL), 16344 (Amrita) and 16350 (Rajya rani) takes 2 hrs to cover. 12075 (janshadabdi), 16603 (Maveli), 16630 (Malabar) takes 2 hrs 5 minutes to cover the section. 16337 (okha) and 06303 (Nagarkovil) takes 2 hrs 10 minutes. 16345 (Netravati) and 16649 (Parasuram) takes 2 hrs 15 min. 16605 (Ernad express) 16348 TVC express and 12201 Kochveli Garib Rath takes 2 hrs 20 Min. 16327 Korba TVC Express and 12288 DDN KCVL Express takes 2 hrs 25 min. hence running time can be reduced by 40 minutes.
Ernakulam Jn – Thiruvananthapuram.
12432 consume 4 hrs 25 min to cover the last strech from Ernakulam to Trivandrum. Train No. 22619 BSP –Ten takes only 4 hrs and 16325 (Ahalyanagari Express takes 4 hrs 10 Min 16631 TVC Express 4 Hrs 15 Min and 16128 express takes only 4 hrs 20 min to cover this section. Since 12432 passes this section during midnight and early morning and can reduce the running time to 3 hrs 50 min and save another 35 minutes from the existing running time.
Hence, my suggestion is if the Northern Railway decides to fine tune the existing timetable of this train, the overall the running time of this train can be reduced by a minimum of 4 hrs 30 minutes in down direction.
I look forward for reasonable thoughts and suggestions from co-bloggers.

  
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Oct 16 2012 (9:10AM)        
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Agreed that for a prestigious train like Rajdhani, there is an urgent need to reduce running time by 4 hours in monsoon and min 6 hours during non monsoon (both ways).

However, writing to Northern railways will not be useful as I have already received a reply that this Raj covers just 53 kms in their zone. It will be better is this suggestion is put to all zonal railways through which it passes. I have done so earlier and waiting 4 replies.
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Please see attachment for list of Email IDs of Zonal Heads & Railway Board

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Oct 16 2012 (5:35PM)        
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Thank you for providing the e-mail- contacts. With the present schedule, it will be difficult to speed up this train. It is better to change the departure time from NZM after 7 PM. By increasing the speed, the train can reach Trivandrum by 11 AM a day after the departure by consuming approximately 40 Hrs.
Return journey from Trivandrum can also adjusted accordingly atleast during Non Monsoon timetable.

  
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Oct 16 2012 (10:02PM)        
S V Iyer*^~   12675 blog posts   12286 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Exactly, what I was speaking of... Do refer the entry 0 (my suggestion) & 1 (IRs reply) of this blog...

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Oct 17 2012 (6:14PM)        
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Instead of diverting this train through coimbatore, it is always better to start a new rajadani service from NZM to TVC through Erode coimbatore route with different timings and different rakes may be for 2 services a week. Now SWR has taken responsibility of Bangalore rajdhani likewise SR can start and handle the new service. Now the availability of LHB rakes have increased, it will not be difficult to start new service which can even announce in the coming rail budget. I am sure, that service will be hit from day one on wards.

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Oct 18 2012 (1:37PM)        
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Doubling of KR line is out of question for another decade. Difficult to get environmental clearances and also the financial aspect needs to be looked. Further, is it possible to make a second line without drilling the existing tunnels

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Oct 17 2012 (6:26PM)   12284/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Ernakulam Duronto Express        
 

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Today, i noticed an astonishing fact that this super crawler Duronto is slower than Maharastra Sampark Kranti Express 12908 between Nizamudin and Mumbai. For the fellow bloggers information, both follows the same time slot in this route, but slower by almost 45 minutes to one hour. Further this train also slower than 12223 Mumbai LTT- ERS route. Therefore, I do not think it will be difficult for IR to reduce the running time of this service by at least 2 to 2.30 Hrs from the current running time. Look forward to receive comments from other bloggers.

  
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Oct 17 2012 (6:30PM)        
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The complication is that because of Monsoon TT, any train has two have two connecting slots not just within konkan but also in the connecting zones

  
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Oct 17 2012 (6:57PM)        
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It is not the monsoon timetable which is worse than the normal timetable. i noted the above points on the basis of the normal timetable

  
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Oct 17 2012 (7:00PM)        
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very difficult sir. since KR is single and CSTM NZM is vested with more priority trains than this one.

  
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Oct 17 2012 (7:15PM)        
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either scrap this train or convert it into normal Superfast express

  
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i agree with you its should be convert into a superfast train instead of duronto only a loss for railway.

  
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Oct 17 2012 (7:31PM)        
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write to higher officials of Indian Railways sir
  
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Oct 15 2012 (2:34PM)   12432/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express        

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Why Railways Want to Waste Diesels on Electric Route, Loco Change for this train and kerela Sampark Kranti express and Group can be Changed at Panvel Instead of Vadodara, AC lo0cos can easily go till Panvel
Also Diesel Prices have gone high and IR specnds 1/4 of Diesels on White elephants

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There is no Electric Trip Shed in Panvel. Only after building such trip shed, IR will shift the loco change to Panvel from existing vadodara.

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Sep 08 2012 (6:47PM)   12283/Ernakulam - Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express        
 

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A Longest Non Stop Duronto Express running with just Avg 58 KM/HR(So sad). Now days even Ordinary Superfast train's with Rusted ICF rakes is running with Aug Speed 60 to 70 KM/HR..
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This Duronto is also wasting too much of diesel (Leading a big LOSS to IR)
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So we had recommended IR to increase the speed of this train and run it through the fully electrified route as stated below
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ERS : 22:00
CBE : 00:25 - 00:35(206)
RU : 06:00 - 06:10
BZA : 10:30 - 10:40
NGP : 18:40 - 18:50
BPL : 23:00 - 23:10
JHS : 02:05 - 02:10
NZM : 07:30
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Avg Speed: 82 KM/HR
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Sep 26 2012 (4:23PM)        
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It is possible to reduce the running time of this train without changing its present route. Since there is no commercial stoppages, it can divert through the Kerala route without touching Coimbatore. End to end WAP 7 or WAP 5 loco usage will certainly reduce drastically the running time in the new route

  
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but this is extra 200kms..

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Aug 09 2012 (3:49PM)   12431/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express        

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I was just analyzing the journey run of this train.

1. I notice that this train takes same time to reach from TVC to MAJN both during monsoon & non monsoon. It is shocking to discover that it covers this stretch at an avg speed of 59kmph much below the avg speed of other Rajs. If it runs at min. of 80 kmph in Kerala state alone, it would reduce travel time by minimum of 2.5 hours. This stretch has double lines which can withstand 110kmph, so attaining 80kmph should
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not be a problem.

2. The Avg speed of the train in Monsoon at present between PNVLto NZM is 68 kmph when 12951 BCT Raj attains 90 kmph avg. Thus another couple of hours can be saved if its runs at min 90 kmph.

3.PNVL – BSR is now fully AC section. GOC WDP 3 can be replaced with WAP 5 /7 at PNVL itself to make it run faster in PNVL – BRC stretch.
Same goes for the pair train 12432. If the above is taken care, only then will it become a premier Raj train of Kerala.
Your comments pls.

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Aug 20 2012 (6:19PM)        
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By speeding up and giving priority it can reduce the running time from NZM to Panavel by minimum one hour from existing running time and also reduce 45 to 50 minutes from Panavel to Mangalore especially during non monsoon period. Further the present running time from from Mangalore to Shornur was set up way beck in 199, when the whole section was single. Since, it is passing this strech during night, it can save another 30 minutes in this section also. Recently SR decided to increase the speed of train in Shornur -Ernakulam strech another 20 minutes can be saved. Hence, my suggestion is if the Northern Railway decides to fine tune the existing timetable, the running time of this train can be reduced by a minimum of 2hrs 30 minutes in both directions.
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Aug 20 2012 (6:26PM)        
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In monsson season this raj is overtaken by bct duronto on REGULAR basis because it arrives kota before time.

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Oct 31 2011 (5:54PM)   12284/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Ernakulam Duronto Express        
 

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further to my earlier blogs, IR should change the route of this train through nagpur and AP, which is the shortest fully electrified. If IR allot a WAP 5 loco, it can easily reach ERS within 36-37 hrs through this route. Since most of the offices in delhi is closed on sat and sun, this train will get god response id it change its days of operation to start from nizamuddin on friday 9.30 pm through the new route.
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  • Entry# 1783059
    Mar 29 2016 (10:46AM)


    Today, we have implemented a new experimental feature called "RailFan Clubs". Some notes: 1. The purpose of this feature is to encourage RailFan meets at local stations, and to enjoy a shared interest in our hobbies/passions. An "RF Club" is essentially like a "group", wherein only members of that "RF Club" can...
  • Entry# 1762455
    Mar 10 2016 (10:48AM)


    A new feature has been rolled out - "Blog-based ChatRooms". . Previously, we had one-on-one private Chat feature, which was not very successful. The reason was that Chat Invitations are sometimes intrusive. The recipient may not be free to undertake the Chat, even if they are Online, and also the other person ends...
  • Entry# 1674743
    Dec 08 2015 (11:25PM)


    It has come to our attention that several IRI members have been causing mischief on other social media sites, distressing our regular loyal members. . They have been seen to post confidential and sensitive Govt. information on IRI, and thereafter themselves have been complaining to the Ministry that, "Such RailFan sites are openly running...
  • Entry# 1645224
    Nov 10 2015 (10:12PM)


    Happy Diwali to all members. Station announcements, vendor calls selling chai, loco honks, trains crossing bridges, etc. can now be recorded. Just click on the purple microphone icon while posting a blog. At this time, standard 20 second sound clips are recorded. You may preview the recording, re-record and then upload the...
  • Entry# 1613596
    Oct 10 2015 (10:21PM)


    This is an advance notice of several changes coming to the Timeline feature within the next couple of days: . 1. Atlas Routes will be able to be changed directly by Admins. This has been a really long-pending request, but will now be available. . 2. ALL Established Members (> 100 positive opinions) will directly...
  • Entry# 1567836
    Aug 18 2015 (10:54AM)


    There have been several reports that IRI cannot be accessed from a few large mobile data providers like Vodafone, whereas the site works fine when accessed through others. The matter was investigated, and the findings are that the connections are just not reaching the IRI servers. This may be because of...
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