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★  General Travel
Mar 24 2017 (05:44)   CHTS/Cochin Depot (2 PFs)

thejusjj   22 blog posts
Entry# 2208593            Tags   Past Edits
Cochin Harbour Terminus is being renovated. April 1 is the target date. Some of the pics [taken on 21 March 2017] posted by "rkpai13" in Kerala Railways Skyscrapercity thread. Credits to "rkpai13"

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Yesterday (11:05)
RbK~   723 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2208593-9            Tags   Past Edits
AFAIK, Navy has is yet to permit electrification of ERS - CHTS section, citing that the rail line falls in their 'landing funnel'.
Incidentally, ERS - SRR line with heavy traffic density passes a much bigger & busier civil, international airport (CIAL) located at Nedumbasserry(between AWY & AFK). Here the railway line got electrified even before CIAL was operational, I guess!!
Same is the case with Chennai Airport too; isn't it located close to MS - TBM electrified railway line?
what I know, the Air Force Station at Allahabad too lies in close proximity to a busy railway line connecting ALD & NDLS.
Strangely, Navy operates more of helicopters and Dornier type aircrafts from this base, which need short runways/vertical take off. Rarely do bigger aircrafts (like Boeings) carrying VVIPs land here. Fail to understand why they're keen on preventing electrification of railway line to CHTS.
★★  General Travel
Mar 15 2017 (13:11)   22878/Ernakulam - Howrah Antyodaya Express | JTJ/Jolarpettai Junction (5 PFs)

railroadair2016~   3 blog posts
Entry# 2198412            Tags   Past Edits
The inside of Antodaya Express is beautiful and spacious with mobile charger attached

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Mar 19 2017 (15:33)
RbK~   723 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2198412-5            Tags   Past Edits
Considering the massive crowds waiting at various stations in Kerala to board TVC - SHM/GHY Express(and the unpredictable KCVL - GHY Special) trains regularly, it is only a matter of time before 22877/22878 HWH - ERS - HWH gets filled.
Once these people get to know the possibility of travelling by Antyodaya Express till HWH, am sure they will flock to this train. This is just a temporary phase; a mere 'starting trouble'!!

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General Travel
Jan 27 2017 (18:13)   08601/Empty Rake Three (UnReserved)

जय हिन्द   1974 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2142542            Tags   Past Edits
What sort of train is this?

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Mar 19 2017 (10:24)
RbK~   723 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2142542-2            Tags   Past Edits
There are some terminal stations which doesn't have coach maintenance facility; so rakes of trains operating from these stations have to be compulsorily moved to nearby coaching depots for upkeep & maintenance. 08601 represents such an 'empty rake' movement.
You'll find similar movements between CAPE & NCJ as well; Most of the trains operating from/to CAPE like Himasagar/Gurudev/Kanyakumari Express are maintained by CD/NCJ.
★  General Travel
Mar 14 2017 (17:57)   RMM/Rameswaram (5 PFs)

One Mail~   4816 blog posts   1439 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2197587            Tags   Past Edits
click here
Weekly Spl Trains Ernakulam-Rameswaram via Pollachi from 2-4-17 to 25-6-17(13 services)

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Mar 15 2017 (10:09)
RbK~   723 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2197587-8            Tags   Past Edits
Till now Railways used to deny this service citing non availability of rakes. This time they got a MS - ERS Special with weekend lay over @ ERS. Let them atleast operate a service via PGTN - POY - PLNI - MDU from ERS. No regular services have been launched on this route despite GC getting over almost a year back. Most probably they're waiting for PTJ - PLNI line to get completed!

Mar 15 2017 (10:31)
Venkat వెంకట్   2585 blog posts
Re# 2197587-9            Tags   Past Edits
PTJ-PLNI has no impact on this route right. Also these should be a train from Kanyakumari to Manglore via this route.

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General Travel
Mar 10 2017 (09:24)   12431/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express | KLV/Kelve Road (3 PFs)

shreyask2411   128 blog posts   2 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 2192325            Tags   Past Edits
Blaring Horn : Erode Twins storming with the Longest Running Rajdhani at MPS!!

Mar 10 2017 (10:08)
RbK~   723 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2192325-1            Tags   Past Edits
Has its loco link changed? Used to run with GOC/WDP3A regularly.

Mar 10 2017 (10:26)
UP me Yogi Raj*^~   30663 blog posts   67815 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2192325-2            Tags   Past Edits
Now some days it got ed twins

Mar 10 2017 (22:02)
shreyask2411   128 blog posts   2 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2192325-3            Tags   Past Edits
From what I have known, WDP 3As are undergoing overhaul. Hence for temporary period such fluctuations in links are happening.
General Travel
Mar 09 2017 (12:13)   22627/Tiruchirappalli - Tirunelveli SF InterCity Express | TVC/Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum) (5 PFs)

RbK~   723 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 2191110            Tags   Past Edits
Heard 22627/68 TPJ - TEN Intercity SF Express is going to get extended to TVC shortly, in RSA with 16341/42 GUV - TVC - GUV Intercity Express. So daytime connectivity from GUV to TPJ and back is in the offing.
In the bargain, CD/TVC smartly hands over PM of one more rake to CD/TPJ!!

Mar 10 2017 (20:30)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20222 blog posts   94826 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2191110-1            Tags   Past Edits
source of info ?

Mar 10 2017 (21:48)
RbK~   723 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2191110-2            Tags   Past Edits
Has been officially announced by Railways; RM to do the honours tomorrow through Video conferencing.
Pl check: pic.twitter.com/5SPIDjp2Mz

Mar 10 2017 (21:53)
RbK~   723 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2191110-3            Tags   Past Edits
Pl check: pic.twitter.com/6POEvzkZ7E

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Mar 08 2017 (09:00)   New train from Palakkad

imaravIndian^   115 news posts
Entry# 2189756   News Entry# 295715         Tags   Past Edits
New train from Palakkad
Special Correspondent
The Hindu
Express train from Palakkad to Punalur starts at 4 p.m.
The new express train from Punalur to Palakkad, which will start running from next
week, is likely to be christened ‘Palaruvi Express.’
A request in this connection by Kodikunnil Suresh, MP, has been submitted to Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu.
Mr. Suresh said in a statement that under the time table for the train, it would start at 3.25 a.m. from Punalur, leave Kollam at 5 a.m., Ernakulam at 9.45 a.m., and reach Palakkad at 1.20 p.m.
23 halts
The train will leave Palakkad for Punalur at 4 p.m., Ernakulam at 7.10 p.m., Kollam at 11.55 p.m. and reach Punalur at 1.20 p.m. The train will have 23 halts.
N.K. Premachandran, MP, said Railways had sanctioned operation of new trains on the Punalur-Edaman and New Aryankavu-Schencotta reaches of the Punalur-Schencotta sections where gauge conversion had been completed. The converted section was formally commissioned last week.
The Tirunelveli-Schencotta train will be extended to New Aryankavu for the purpose. Similarly, the Guruvayur-Punalur train and the Kollam-Punalur Passenger will be extended to Edaman, he said.
Send your feedback to:web.thehindu@thehindu.co.inCopyright© 2016, The Hindu

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Mar 09 2017 (15:54)
RbK~   723 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2189756-25            Tags   Past Edits
Quite possible.
If you remember, 16605/06 Ernad Express was launched in a similar way. It had stoppages everywhere between MAQ & SRR; beyond that its stoppages resembled JanSatabdi. And just compare where all it stops now!

Mar 09 2017 (15:56)
athul   2531 blog posts   171 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2189756-26            Tags   Past Edits
SR railway Helpline ppl talked to me yesterday...they had said that it will have stop in OTP and WKI as per the Proposal.
exact schedule will be prepared soon.

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Mar 09 2017 (17:05)
2625A MAQ PGT Link Mangala Express*^~   392 blog posts
Re# 2189756-31            Tags   Past Edits
Is it in Kottayam edition?

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Mar 10 2017 (09:47)
arung73435   7 blog posts
Re# 2189756-33            Tags   Past Edits
In name it is an express,but actually it is a passenger train.I think, in future number of stops should increases to nearly 25-40.For what purpose railway giving so much stops for express trains? Also Loop line stations consume more time than other stations.

Mar 10 2017 (10:06)
RbK~   723 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2189756-34            Tags   Past Edits
Couple of months back, 16302/01 was given temporary stoppage @ STKT where both platforms are on loop line. As such Venad runs late; now Railways have an additional excuse for its late running.
Wish they designed stations in such a way that platforms are on the main line & not on loops; wish they constructed more stations like PVRD/AMPA where both up & down platforms lie on mainline.
Also the scope of increasing maximum permitted speed on loop lines from current 15 kmph to atleast 30(am not sure if this can be done
due to technical reasons) should be explored; former DRM/TVC did try to increase the loop line speed, but didn't succeed.
PUU - PGT Express is going to be a glorified passenger; wish they classified it as FP so that ticket fares will be less!!
Travel Question
Feb 24 2017 (16:09)   16301/Venad Express | ERS/Ernakulam Junction (South) (6 PFs)

RbK~   723 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 2177013            Tags   Past Edits
Is it possible to penalize a passenger boarding a reserved 2S coach in an Express train(say an Intercity Express), with an unreserved II class ticket (applicable to the same train for travel in Unreserved coach)?
If yes, what is the maximum amount that can be realized as fine?
Though the difference in fare was just the reservation charge, saw a TTE warning such passengers with fine upto Rs. 300/-. Hence just curious to know if such a fine is possible.

Feb 24 2017 (16:32)
deepakyerr~   827 blog posts
Re# 2177013-1            Tags   Past Edits
I travel in janmabhoomi exp Vskp SC in general sitting coaches reserved. Lot of unreserved travellers board the reserved coaches and all the corridors are filled. TTE checks the tickets and if someone is seated in reserved coach he collects rs 15 as reservation fee and gives an receipt and doesn't Ccollect any amount from standing travllers . Never saw TTE asking or warning fine of rs 300. I think its possible to collect as unreserved cannot travel in reserve coaches and are liable to be penalize fine.

Feb 24 2017 (16:37)
LHB for SCR legends please~   414 blog posts   57 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2177013-2            Tags   Past Edits
Although it is a punishable offence, TTEs leave them as long as they don't occupy the seats. It is a common sight in daily ICEs of SCR like Janmabhoomi exp, Satavahana, Pinakini and Ratnachal.

Mar 08 2017 (19:45)
Rail Fanning~   2609 blog posts
Re# 2177013-3            Tags   Past Edits
In SBC-ERS Intercity express, there are lots of passengers who board from CBE, PGT bound towards ERS. Many a time the TTE hardly comes to check, but there have been few occasions wherein he has come to check and has taken additional reservation charge (Rs 25/Rs 30) and has also issued receipt for the same.
The amount being relatively small, passengers do end up paying
Info Update
Mar 06 2017 (12:26)   PGT/Palakkad Junction (Palghat) (5 PFs)

podhigai charal~   205 blog posts
Entry# 2187700            Tags   Past Edits

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Mar 08 2017 (10:33)
RbK~   723 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2187700-6            Tags   Past Edits
It will certainly take the load off Venad Express and expecting to run jam packed between KYJ & ERN. On the return too, it will provide much needed connectivity between ERN & QLN after the departure of Venad Express. But you're absolutely right on its patronage between QLN & PUU!
★★★  Rail Fanning
Mar 05 2017 (19:29)   22877/Howrah - Ernakulam Antyodaya Express | BZA/Vijayawada Junction (10 PFs)

Dudhsagar trekking soonly~   644 blog posts   43 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2187142            Tags   Past Edits
3 compliments
Superb... Mind-blowing Superb Pic...
Full figure of ANTHYODAYA 22877

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Mar 06 2017 (11:35)
RbK~   723 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2187142-13            Tags   Past Edits
Fabulous picture. Simply awesome.

Mar 06 2017 (11:40)
Dudhsagar trekking soonly~   644 blog posts   43 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2187142-14            Tags   Past Edits
Tq bro

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