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

imaravIndian^~   121 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

25 posts - Thu Mar 09, 2017

Mar 09 2017 (15:56)
Southern Railway^~   2653 blog posts   188 correct pred (82% 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*^~   401 blog posts
Re# 2189756-31            Tags   Past Edits
Is it in Kottayam edition?

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Mar 10 2017 (09:47)
arung73435   14 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~   740 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!!

Apr 23 2017 (12:49)
arung73435   14 blog posts
Re# 2189756-35            Tags   Past Edits
If remove loop track of karunagappalli (KPY)(in PF 1), Varkala(PF 1) and Trippunnithura stations, we can save about 20 minutes of Venad express and other trains and remove unwanted stops
of venad ,malabar ,island expresses.
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Apr 18 2017 (20:19)   16792/Palaruvi Express (UnReserved)

One Mail~   4865 blog posts   1439 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2241202            Tags   Past Edits
Train didn't even had its inaugural run, but already someone gave rating 4.6/5..

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Apr 20 2017 (11:35)
RbK~   740 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2241202-2            Tags   Past Edits
Eventually, it's turning out to be a super crawler passenger with name & number of an express!!

Apr 21 2017 (11:34)
One Mail~   4865 blog posts   1439 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2241202-3            Tags   Past Edits
And as per today's new report, there is demand by some section of polticions to have more stops between ERN and PGT

Apr 21 2017 (11:36)
RbK~   740 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2241202-4            Tags   Past Edits
Naturally; saw a letter Thrissur MP demanding stoppages @ Wadakkancheri, Poonkunnam, Pudukad, Chalakkudi, Irinjalakkuda etc.
Considering that 16791/92 stops at places like Perinad & Ochira, such demands are truly justified.
Despite granting stoppages everywhere, IR is retaining its 'Express' status!!

Apr 21 2017 (11:56)
One Mail~   4865 blog posts   1439 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2241202-5            Tags   Past Edits
demand is justified. TT can also be justified even with more stops. But only category 'Express' can't be justified.
Just because MP wanted Express, railway had put in that category. And railway will be happy, because they are getting express fare.

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Apr 18 2017 (12:55)   00501/Visakhapatnam - Araku Passenger (AC Glassroof Coach) | VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   4014 blog posts   573 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 2240648            Tags   Past Edits
What are exactly vistadome coaches?? How many seats are available in it? What's the maximum speed these trains can run? Are they coming under LHB or ICF?

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Apr 18 2017 (13:07)
RbK~   740 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
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Apr 16 2017 (10:49)   16792/Palaruvi Express (UnReserved)

imaravIndian^~   718 blog posts   305 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2237542            Tags   Past Edits
TT CAME.. pls dont update it from NTES again.. NTES has many things wrong..

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Apr 18 2017 (11:24)
RbK~   740 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2237542-10            Tags   Past Edits
Also 35 minutes to reach Kollam from Kilikollur!
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Apr 16 2017 (11:48)   16791/Palaruvi Express (UnReserved)

Vote for Durg HumSafar Vs BSP Rajdhani^~   80669 blog posts   5098 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2237647            Tags   Past Edits
Avg speed only 35.... Why it is called express ?

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Apr 18 2017 (11:21)
RbK~   740 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2237647-2            Tags   Past Edits
Heard this train has been granted stoppages @ KRPP & VARD.
Also Thrissur Railway Passengers' Association hassought stoppages @ Wadakkanchery, Punkunnam, Irinjalakkuda, Chalakkudy and Angamaly!!
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Apr 01 2017 (17:47)   MAJN/Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore) (3 PFs)

Savaari Gaadi~   904 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2218573            Tags   Past Edits
How station code of this station became MAJN since earlier station name was kankanady.

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Apr 17 2017 (10:32)
RbK~   740 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2218573-5            Tags   Past Edits
Earlier the station name was Kankanadi & code was KNKD. Later the name of station was changed to Mangaluru Junction & correspondingly the code got changed to MAJN. Believe the name of the area where station is located is Kankanadi; but Railways might have decided to go for the popular name Mangaluru, considering convenience of passengers coming from outside.

Apr 17 2017 (10:57)
Savaari Gaadi~   904 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2218573-6            Tags   Past Edits
Never heard about changing station name along with code. Many stations still uses old station code like BCT,CLT,MAS etc.

Apr 17 2017 (11:03)
RbK~   740 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2218573-7            Tags   Past Edits
What about Mumbai CST?
Earlier its name was Bombay VT & code was BBVT; consequent to renaming, its code too got changed to CSTM.
True that Bombay Central got renamed as Mumbai Central without change in code; stations in & around Chennai retained their codes despite renaming.

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Apr 13 2017 (09:30)   പുനലൂര്‍-പാലക്കാട് 'പാലരുവി എക്‌സ്​പ്രസ്' ഉദ്ഘാടനം 19ന്

imaravIndian^~   121 news posts
Entry# 2233385   News Entry# 299461         Tags   Past Edits
ന്യൂഡല്‍ഹി: പുനലൂരില്‍നിന്ന് കൊല്ലം വഴി പാലക്കാട്ടേക്കുള്ള പാലരുവി എക്‌സ്​പ്രസ് തീവണ്ടി ഏപ്രില്‍ 19-ന് റെയില്‍വേമന്ത്രി സുരേഷ് പ്രഭു ഉദ്ഘാടനംചെയ്യും. റെയില്‍വേ ഭവനിലായിരിക്കും ചടങ്ങെന്ന് കൊടിക്കുന്നില്‍ സുരേഷ് എം.പി.യെ അറിയിച്ചു. എല്ലാദിവസവും വെളുപ്പിന് 3.25-ന് പുനലൂരില്‍നിന്ന് പുറപ്പെട്ട് ഉച്ചയ്ക്ക് 1.20-ന് പാലക്കാട് ജങ്ഷനിലെത്തുന്ന തീവണ്ടി അവിടെനിന്ന് വൈകീട്ട് നാലുമണിക്ക് തിരികെ പുനലൂരിലേക്ക് പുറപ്പെടും. രാത്രി 1.20-നാണ് പുനലൂരിലെത്തുക. തുടക്കത്തില്‍ 11 കോച്ചുകളാണ് ഉണ്ടാവുക. യാത്രക്കാര്‍ വര്‍ധിക്കുകയാണെങ്കില്‍ പിന്നീട് കൂടുതല്‍ കോച്ചുകള്‍ ഘടിപ്പിക്കും. ഉദ്ഘാടനസമയത്ത് പുനലൂര്‍ റെയില്‍വേസ്റ്റേഷനില്‍ നടക്കുന്ന ചടങ്ങില്‍ വനംമന്ത്രി കെ. രാജു, എം.പി.മാരായ എന്‍.കെ. പ്രേമചന്ദ്രന്‍, കൊടിക്കുന്നില്‍ സുരേഷ്, കെ. സോമപ്രസാദ്, സുരേഷ് ഗോപി, മുനിസിപ്പല്‍ ചെയര്‍മാന്‍ എം.എ. രാജഗോപാല്‍ എന്നിവര്‍ പങ്കെടുക്കും. സമയക്രമം ഉദ്ഘാടനദിവസം പാലരുവി എക്‌സ്​പ്രസ് എറണാകുളംവരെമാത്രമേ സര്‍വീസ് നടത്തുകയുള്ളൂ. 20-ാം തീയതിമുതല്‍ പതിവുസര്‍വീസ് ഉണ്ടാവും. പുലര്‍ച്ചെ 3.25-ന് പുനലൂരില്‍നിന്ന് പുറപ്പെടുന്ന തീവണ്ടി (നമ്പര്‍ 16791) 4.40-ന് കൊല്ലത്തെത്തും. അവിടെനിന്ന് അഞ്ചുമണിക്ക് പുറപ്പെട്ട് 9.35-ന് എറണാകുളം ടൗണ്‍സ്റ്റേഷനിലും ഉച്ചയ്ക്ക് 1.20-ന് പാലക്കാട്ടുമെത്തും. തിരികെ വൈകീട്ട് നാലിന് പുറപ്പെടുന്ന തീവണ്ടി (നമ്പര്‍ 16792) 7.05-ന് എറണാകുളത്തും രാത്രി 11.25-ന് കൊല്ലത്തും എത്തും. 11.55-ന് അവിടെനിന്ന് പുറപ്പെട്ട് പുലര്‍ച്ചെ 1.20-ന് പുനലൂരിലെത്തും. ഇടയ്ക്ക് 20-ലധികം സ്റ്റേഷനുകളില്‍ സ്റ്റോപ്പ് അനുവദിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്. ആവണീശ്വരം, കുരാ, കൊട്ടാരക്കര, എഴുകോണ്‍, കുണ്ടറ, കിളികൊല്ലൂര്‍, പെരിനാട്, മണ്‍ട്രോതുരുത്ത്, ശാസ്താംകോട്ട, കരുനാഗപ്പള്ളി, ഓച്ചിറ, കായംകുളം, മാവേലിക്കര, ചെറിയനാട്, ചെങ്ങന്നൂര്‍, തിരുവല്ല, ചങ്ങനാശ്ശേരി, കോട്ടയം, ആലുവ, തൃശ്ശൂര്‍, ഒറ്റപ്പാലം എന്നിവയാണ് സ്റ്റോപ്പുകള്‍. ...

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Apr 13 2017 (11:13)
RbK~   740 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2233385-3            Tags   Past Edits
A new train from Punalur to Palakkad Junction via Kottayam, Ernakulam Town named 'Palaruvi Express' to be inaugurated through video link from Rail Bhavan on 19.04.2017. It will run ahead of Venad Express on its way to PGT & follow Venad on its way back.
Tran No. 16791 PUU - PGT will depart PUU @ 0325 & arrive PGT @ 1320. Train will leave QLN @ 0500 and reach ERN @ 0935.
From PGT, Train No. 16792 will depart @ 1600 & arrive PUU @ 0120. Scheduled departure from ERN @ 1905 &
QLN arrival @ 2325.
It is scheduled to stop @ almost all stations between PUU & KTYM; beyond that it will halt @ ERN, AWY, TCR & OTP.

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Apr 13 2017 (13:04)
RbK~   740 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2233385-5            Tags   Past Edits
Yeah; virtually crawls from PUU to KTYM. Halts at almost all stations; will have the distinction of being the first express train to halt @ Oachira(OCR). At present 9 pairs of Passenger/MEMU trains halt there.
Also, this will be the second express train to stop @ Cheriyanad(CYN), after Venad!
Still beyond KTYM, the new train is having limited halts as of now. But soon, other MPs/MLAs will exert pressure and make it stop everywhere. 16605/6 Ernad Express too was launched in similar fashion; halts everywhere between MAQ & SRR, but had stoppages of
JanSatabdi Express beyond that. See how it runs now.
All said & done, nice that SR is introducing a train ahead of Venad Express from QLN to ERN(and beyond). Considering it stoppage & average speed, it would've been nice if it was launched as a FP, so that commuters saved on fare!

Apr 13 2017 (21:06)
imaravIndian^~   718 blog posts   305 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2233385-6            Tags   Past Edits
For us its good..we need to travel between ERN and KTYM/CGY/TRVL. thats our section..for me its a normal train..better than many others with no halt after KTYM ;)
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Apr 13 2017 (11:15)   82642/Kochuveli - Guwahati Suvidha Special | ERN/Ernakulam Town (North) (2 PFs)

RbK~   740 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 2233408            Tags   Past Edits
This train while running as Special Fare Special has the dubious distinction of not even starting its run from KCVL on the nominated day on most of the occasions.
Now they've upgraded it to Suvidha Special; hope it'll atleast leave KCVL on its nominated day, which is Sunday!

Apr 13 2017 (11:16)
Boxer Bhai   38762 blog posts   12687 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2233408-1            Tags   Past Edits
One time spl fare ,one month suvidha
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Apr 09 2017 (18:37)   16576/Mangaluru - Yesvantpur Kudla Express

Mr ICF   686 blog posts   94 correct pred (91% accurate)
Entry# 2228594            Tags   Past Edits
Why official kilometer are wrongly updated in official website between Sakleshpur to Subhramanya road

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Apr 10 2017 (10:58)
RbK~   740 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2228594-2            Tags   Past Edits
Isn't it purposefully done to charge extra fare?
AFAIK, Konkan Railway too follows such inflated distance & fare system.

Apr 10 2017 (11:24)
108 years of Electric operations on IR~   2516 blog posts
Re# 2228594-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, several sections on IR have had inflated distances to cover up for the cost of gauge conversion or construction of new lines in challenging terrains. They maintain the same fare per km, while increasing the effective distance.

Apr 10 2017 (11:46)
Hyderabad Karnataka needs a dedicated train to SBC*^~   9683 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2228594-4            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. Inorder to recover the investment, IR does on few sections.
KR, SKLR SBHR, CLR QLM are few sections where the inflated distance is present

Apr 10 2017 (12:55)
RbK~   740 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2228594-5            Tags   Past Edits
What IR is doing is better than collecting surcharge/cess for recovering the cost of construction & GC, as the passenger gets atleast the benefit of telescopic fare.
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Apr 09 2017 (10:40)   Madurai- Kanniyakumari track doubling work to start soon

rdb*^   128392 news posts
Entry# 2228013   News Entry# 298962         Tags   Past Edits
Intercity Express to be extended to Thiruvananthapuram from July 15
Track doubling work from Madurai to Kanniyakumari would begin soon and the first phase of works will be executed up to Virudhunagar, Divisional Railway Manager Sunil Kumar Garg said here on Saturday.
After the valedictory function of a three-day training programme on first-aid for employees at Tirunelveli junction, he told reporters that the total broad gauge conversion work between Shencottah and Punalur would be completed by June.
special trains were being operated from various destinations in southern districts. Following demand, the Tiruchi-Tirunelveli Intercity Express would be extended to Thiruvananthapuram from July 15. Escalators would be erected on platforms five and six in Tirunelveli station.
There were 15 unmanned level crossings between Tirunelveli and Shencottah. The district administration, after considering the density of traffic, must apprise the railways about the need for subways in lieu of crossings.

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Apr 09 2017 (12:50)
RbK~   740 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2228013-2            Tags   Past Edits
Rather, GUV - TVC Intercity Express getting extended all the way to TPJ via TEN, MDU and vice versa!

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