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Jan 12 2017 (11:16)   LHB coaches for Chennai Mail from next week

rdb*^   124731 news posts
Entry# 2124372   News Entry# 291054         Tags   Past Edits
As part of the initiative to offer enhanced safety and travelling comfort to the passengers, the Railways is to introduce Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches in the 12624/12623 Thiruvananthapuram Central-Chennai Central-Thiruvananthapuram Central Superfast Expreses from next week.
The rake with LHB coaches will start plying from Chennai Central to Thiruvananthapuram Central on January 18 and from Thiruvananthapuram Central to Chennai Central on January 19, a senior railway official told The Hindu here on Wednesday.
Threes rakes have been made available for the Southern Railway to switch over the LHB coaches for the prestigous
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Chennai Mail operating in the highly-demanding Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai sector.
At present, the Rajadhani Expresses operating in the New Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram Central-New Delhi, the Kochuveli-Indore-Kochuveli Weekly Expresses and the Ernakulam-Hatia-Ernakulam Superfast Express and back are operating with LHB coaches.
The introduction of LHB coaches is part of the decision to introduce them in mail and express trains in a phased manner. LHB coaches based on German technology were initially confined to RajdhaniExpress, Shatabdi Express and Duronto trains.
The raiwlays has decided to replace all old coaches of mail and express trains by LHB coaches by the end of 2019-2020. Compared to the ₹ 1.5 crore needed to manufacture a conventional coach, a LHB coach will cost the railways around ₹ 2.5 crore.
Developed by Linke-Hofmann-Busch of Germany (renamed Alstom LHB GmbH in 1998 after the takeover by Alstom) and produced by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, the coaches are designed for an operating speed up to 160 km per hour. The length of 23.54 m and a width of 3.24 m means a higher passenger capacity, compared to conventional rakes.
They are considered to be “anti-telescopic” (they do not get turned over or flip in case of a collision). The coaches are made of stainless steel and interiors are made of aluminium to make them lighter. Advanced pneumatic disc brake system for efficient braking at higher speeds, modular interiors, improved suspension system and modern air conditioning system are the sailent features of the LHB coaches.
Only secondary check of the LHB coaches comprising of safety check and cleaning will be taking place in Kerala, the official said, adding primary maintenance of the coaches will be carried out in Delhi.

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Jan 12 2017 (14:25)
vakasrihtml   171 blog posts
Re# 2124372-10            Tags   Past Edits
Very Sad to know this. We are going to loose 4 GEN coaches including two SLRs.

  
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Jan 12 2017 (14:34)
One Mail~   4541 blog posts   1429 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2124372-11            Tags   Past Edits
Only 2 SLR lost... there are 3 generals in LHB CC
EOG:2. General: 3. Sleeper: 11, 3Tier: 4, 2Tier: 1, HA: 1.
EOGs replaced SLR few seats lost there fro UR travelers. Eventhough 1 sleeper lost, number of seats are more. Lost few seats in 2 Tier AC, as 1 2A is removed.

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Jan 12 2017 (14:49)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1845 blog posts
Re# 2124372-13            Tags   Past Edits
LHB coaches have become an extremely loss making venture for IR due to the necessity of generator vans.
IR must either go for HOG system in all locos or develop LHB SG coaches on war footing, if it want to contain its losses and maintain its market share.

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Jan 02 2017 (10:06)   22708/Tirupati - Visakhapatnam AC Double Decker Express

Venkat వెంకట్   1630 blog posts
Entry# 2113199            Tags   Past Edits
Reached Tenali at 4 am at almost 1 hrs late. After that no update on this train
8. TENALI JN(TEL) 2 03:03 03:05 04:00 57 min 04:02 57 min
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Jan 02 2017 (11:34)
vakasrihtml   171 blog posts
Re# 2113199-2            Tags   Past Edits
How about occupancy and signs of continuing this service forever ...?

  
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Jan 02 2017 (11:35)
Boxer Bhai   36961 blog posts   12613 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2113199-3            Tags   Past Edits

  
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Jan 02 2017 (11:37)
Venkat వెంకట్   1630 blog posts
Re# 2113199-4            Tags   Past Edits
Occupancy we can tell after 1 month. This is festival time , so cannt tell
  
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Dec 31 2016 (18:02)   17488/Tirumala Express | KVR/Kovvur (3 PFs) | LGD/WAP-7/30452

Gowthami Express*^~   7135 blog posts   235 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 2111602            Tags   Past Edits
Lallaguda WAP7 30452 curves into KVR with 20mins late running 17488 Visakhapatnam Jn - Tirupati Tirumala Express.

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Jan 01 2017 (06:39)
vakasrihtml   171 blog posts
Re# 2111602-3            Tags   Past Edits
Oh... My god. Surprise to see new TT. Vsk are changed to 11:30 from 10:00. Very bad. Also tpty dep changed from 20:50 to 20:30. Travel time increased to 15hrs.
  
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Dec 20 2016 (19:22)   18048/Amaravati Express | VSG/Vasco-da-Gama (3 PFs)

GOA SK TO VSG~   6151 blog posts   613 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2097710            Tags   Past Edits
Admin please update. CC from VSG as follows
SLR UR S1 to S9 B1 B2 B3 A1 UR - KCG Slip.
Total only 16 coaches from Vasco to Howarh.
Don't know if some coaches are attached and detached at GTL as my journey was only from VSG to LD.
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Dec 26 2016 (14:44)
Boxer Bhai   36961 blog posts   12613 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2097710-84            Tags   Past Edits
Enduku babu pichi proposals mundu ap state unconnected areas cover chai from gtl

  
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Dec 26 2016 (15:06)
12752   455 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2097710-85            Tags   Past Edits
Good idea indeed...but who has to send those coaches ? Is the zones have that much coordination which is much requiredbto form such an arrangement here ?
Would love to see such thing happening but I don't think we can expect such a useful things happening from our beloved zones who are always ready to put blame on others ...

  
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Dec 26 2016 (15:12)
Foamer~   794 blog posts
Re# 2097710-86            Tags   Past Edits
But since the rake is of SER, SCR may not be interested in taking the initiative.
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Also SCR needs to first arrange some GEN LHB coaches for that Tri-weekly DMM-BZA which they promised to do when they introduced it.
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you mentioned, out of the 4 GENs and 2 SLRs, how many get detached at KZJ. How many remain for the run with Dakshin?

  
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Dec 26 2016 (15:13)
Koilakuntla in IR~   7722 blog posts   7 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2097710-87            Tags   Past Edits
Bcz SER is not interested

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Dec 31 2016 (18:16)
Foamer~   794 blog posts
Re# 2097710-91            Tags   Past Edits
A very good question!
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See attached pic. I took it yesterday early morning at GTL. I was so intent on the newly POHed bright colored loco that I forgot to give any thought to the coaches it was shunting.
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noticed the train board and saw Guntakal to Howrah and then left as I was in a hurry. Since I was at Guntakal and the board read Guntakal, I didn't give any second thought and left :)
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Later on, your question flashed to my mind. I tried to recollect things.... some 2 bogies which were GEN, some parcel vans like those in KSK. Some 5-6 coaches were being shunted.
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All this is like a blur. Wish I had realised it then. Hope some GTL members shed light on this.
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Notice in pic: the train board is similar to SER boards - Red board white lettering.

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Dec 26 2016 (22:37)   22707/Visakhapatnam - Tirupati AC Double Decker Express

Venkat వెంకట్   1630 blog posts
Entry# 2106156            Tags   Past Edits
BZA - TEL 1 hr 45 min ? Its normally 35-40 min, clear wastage of 1 hrs. VSKP-OGL/NLR passengers might have taken this as a better over night with less time.
ANy ways still a better option, but for a CC train long route is cruel that to in night.

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Dec 27 2016 (10:57)
vakasrihtml   171 blog posts
Re# 2106156-21            Tags   Past Edits
Better make this train a DayTime one. TPTY Dep 9:00, OGL Dep 13:10 (No NGNT), BZA Dep 15:45 VSKP Arr 22:00
And VSKP Dep 5:20 BZA Dep 11:25 OGL 13:25 TPTY Arr 18:15. So it may work as Nice ICE b/w VSKP - BZA/OGL - VSKP similar to 12705/12706 , 12795/12796 early arrival to capital BZA and late evening dep. And will be alternative for overcrowded 17405/17406 b/w BZA-OGL-NLR-TPTY.

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Dec 27 2016 (11:03)
Venkat వెంకట్   1630 blog posts
Re# 2106156-26            Tags   Past Edits
Thats also a good option. Even Running Uday from Guntur also works fine.

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Dec 27 2016 (11:13)
vakasrihtml   171 blog posts
Re# 2106156-33            Tags   Past Edits
Better make this train a DayTime one. TPTY Dep 9:00, OGL Dep 13:10 (No NGNT), BZA Dep 15:45 VSKP Arr 22:00
And VSKP Dep 5:20 BZA Dep 11:25 OGL 13:25 TPTY Arr 18:15. So it may work as Nice ICE b/w VSKP - BZA/OGL - VSKP similar to 12705/12706 , 12795/12796 early arrival to capital BZA and late evening dep. And will be alternative for overcrowded 17405/17406 b/w BZA-CLX-OGL-NLR-TPTY.

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Dec 25 2016 (18:30)   12504/Kamakhya - Bengaluru Cantt. Humsafar Express | KYQ/Kamakhya Junction (4 PFs) | SGUJ/WDP-4D/40189

Abhinav Phangcho Choudhury~   1180 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2104651            Tags   Past Edits
SGUJ's dual-cab EMD WDP4D #40189 leading the 02504 Kamakhya - Bangalore Cantt HUMSAFAR INAUGURAL SPECIAL; captured at Deepor Beel Lake, outskirt of Guwahati.
Please do watch the video: click here

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Dec 26 2016 (13:15)
vakasrihtml   171 blog posts
Re# 2104651-11            Tags   Past Edits
I don't get any logic behind this train halts.
When OR/ECoR recommended BHC, KUR, BAM , VZM halts, why don't AP/SCR recommend RJY, EE, OGL, NLR halts which are larger cities than ECoR reommended cities ?

  
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Dec 26 2016 (13:21)
Boxer Bhai   36961 blog posts   12613 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2104651-12            Tags   Past Edits
Point is did scr recommended any halts??
Let other zone get halt its there problem

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Dec 03 2016 (17:38)   18508/Hirakud (Hirakund) Express

।। बिलासपुर फ़िरोज़पुर अन्त्योदय एक्सप्रेस ।।~   1269 blog posts   36 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2079356            Tags   Past Edits
To decongest Delhi stations and improve the timing of crossing over trains, should each crossing over train be given only single stoppage in Delhi NCR region.
Like mathura-panipat/rohtak - ndls only
gzb- rohtak ndls only
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rewari - gzb dli only
rewari - panipat dee only
mathura - gzb nzm only
mathura - rohtak dsj only (kindly suggest more add-on and corrections in the list)
Like wise possible terminal For mathura bound nzm
rewari/ rohtak bound dee
gzb bound anvt
pnp bound szm/dli (prestigious trains of all routes may be allowed to originate from ndls)
Yes75%9
No8%1
Cann't say17%2

  
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Dec 09 2016 (18:41)
vakasrihtml   171 blog posts
Re# 2079356-1            Tags   Past Edits
Why don't IR think of extending this to COA (Kakinada) as this has almost 23Hours idle time in VSKP. So IR can use 3Hrs (VSKP->COA) + 3Hrs (COA->VSKP) total 6Hrs sothat resource can be efficiently utilized ?

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Dec 05 2016 (19:39)   12389/Gaya - Chennai Egmore Weekly SF Express

▶ECR97⭐ महाबोधि सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ⭐ 98NCR◽◀~   13443 blog posts   570 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2081414            Tags   Past Edits
What is the MPS of the route after NGP bn (NGP - MS)?

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Dec 06 2016 (11:27)
vakasrihtml   171 blog posts
Re# 2081414-12            Tags   Past Edits
Very bad.
General folks lost 2 GEN coaches with LHB.
Also NO gen coaches at one end.
Assume situation of illiterate people who are searching for GEN coaches at NON GEN end at a station just having 1 Min halt....!

  
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Dec 06 2016 (12:36)
▶ECR97⭐ महाबोधि सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ⭐ 98NCR◽◀~   13443 blog posts   570 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2081414-13            Tags   Past Edits
Same with all ECR LHB trains
2397/98
2393/94
2561/62

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Predictions: 14
confirm: 3
rac: 0
wl: 11
Journey: Fri Dec 02, 2016 @ 14:00
Class: Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 302   |   Charting: < 10:30
Travel: VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction   to   OGL/Ongole   |   488 km / 736 km
17488/Tirumala Express
Entry# 2077687

PNR: 635-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Dec 02 2016 (05:57)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 8 (Booking Status: W/L 12,TQ)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 9 (Booking Status: W/L 13,TQ)
Total Fare:  770
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Dec 02 2016 (09:57)
Passenger 1: S4,17 [LB]/Coach Position:18 (Booking Status: W/L 12,TQ)
Passenger 2: S4,18 [MB]/Coach Position:18 (Booking Status: W/L 13,TQ)
Total Fare:  770
Chart PREPARED

Full PNR Status History (2 statuses)
Status as of: Dec 02 2016 (09:57)
Passenger 1: S4,17 [LB]/Coach Position:18 (Booking Status: W/L 12,TQ)
Passenger 2: S4,18 [MB]/Coach Position:18 (Booking Status: W/L 13,TQ)
Total Fare:  770
Chart PREPARED

Status as of: Dec 02 2016 (05:57)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 8 (Booking Status: W/L 12,TQ)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 9 (Booking Status: W/L 13,TQ)
Total Fare:  770
Chart NOT Prepared


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Dec 05 2016 (06:31)
vakasrihtml   171 blog posts
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click here
If this is this true, it's high time RM should concentrate on VSKP.
  
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Nov 10 2016 (12:44)   02855/Howrah - Tirupati ACSF Special Fare Puja Special | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   3646 blog posts   568 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 2054761            Tags   Past Edits
My father used to tell about a train which used to run from Howrah to Tirupati via Odisha and it has stoppage at almost all stations like Janta Express but later got cancelled because of lack of demand. Does such type of train did really existed??

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Nov 11 2016 (11:21)
vakasrihtml   171 blog posts
Re# 2054761-24            Tags   Past Edits
See 1977 MAS-OGL-BZA-VSKP TT

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