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Mar 14 2011 (16:12)   12925/Paschim SF Express (PT)
 

saurabh   38 blog posts
Entry# 123876            Tags   Past Edits
This train can be extended to Pathankot which is 109 km from Amritsar. This will ease pressure on Amritsar station which has many trains to maintain and train timings are perfect for extension. Pathankot station has terminal facilities too.
Train can start from Amritsar after loco reversal at 19:30 reach Batala at 20:30, reach Gurdaspur at 21:00 and reach pathankot at 21:45.
In return jorney it can start at 06:00 from Pathankot reach Gurdaspur at 06:30, reach Batala at 07:00 and then reach Amritsar at 08:00 and from there after loco reversal starts
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at its normal time of 08:15.
In the night at Pathankot it wil have 8 hours 15 minutes for maintenance..
Also Pathankot doesnot have a daily train to Mumbai. So that thisng will be fulfilled too.

  
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Mar 14 2011 (16:21)
22109 Undisputed King of SF   2549 blog posts   240 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 123876-1            Tags   Past Edits
Suggestion is good , but not Possible as this train is crowded through out the Year.

  
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Mar 14 2011 (16:22)
Abhijeet   199 blog posts   2 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 123876-2            Tags   Past Edits
Correctly stated. I support such a move.
IMO, write to the concerned divisional manager. This is certainly a good option.

  
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Mar 15 2011 (19:27)
saurabh   38 blog posts
Re# 123876-3            Tags   Past Edits
is there any address where i can write this thing to?

  
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Apr 02 2011 (02:54)
Guest: 84a31e74   show all posts
Re# 123876-4            Tags   Past Edits
Another extension which was already under consideration by railways can be as follows
12031 Amritsar Shatabdi
Extend this to Gurgaon.
starts from GGN at 0615 reaches NDLS at 0705 start from there at usual 0720
12032
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return journeystarts from NDLS at 2305 and reaches GGN at 2355
12006 Kalka Shatabdi
Extend this to Gurgaon starts from NDLS at 1030 reaches GGN at 1120
12005 return journey strat from GGN at 1610 reaches NDLS at 1700 from there at usual 1715
  
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Mar 28 2011 (17:10)  
 

saurabh   38 blog posts
Entry# 130581            Tags   Past Edits
Delhi earlier had only 3 major terminals(not terminus, but stations from trains originate/terminate)
New Delhi, Hazrat Nizammuddin, Delhi. But for the last couple of years two more terminals are coming up.
ANVT -Anand Vihar Terminus is known to everyone
DEE-Delhi Sarai Rohilla is fast becoming a terminal too.
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following trains terminate/originate from DEE(See the variety, 2 Durontos, 1 Sampark Kranti, 1AC Superfast, 1 Garib Rath, 7 other trains)
DEE-JAT Duronto
DEE-YPR Duronto
DEE-JSM/BKN Rajasthan Sampark Kranti
DEE-BKN Superfast
DEE-SGNR AC Superfast
DEE-Porbandar Express
DEE-JP Superfast Special
DEE-RE Special
DEE-BDTS Garib Rath
DEE-Udaipur City Chetak Express
DEE-Kalka Himalayan Queen
DEE-UHP Special
Next terminal in making in delhi would be Delhi Safdurjang
Mumbai has CSTM/BDTS/BCT/LTT/DR .. So in fact Delhi will fastly outnumber the terminals in Mumbai

  
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Mar 28 2011 (17:26)
Ankit Gupta   112 blog posts   2827 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 130581-1            Tags   Past Edits
You missed DDN-DEE Mussoorie Express.

  
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Mar 29 2011 (02:55)
Vinay Kumar~   15469 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 130581-2            Tags   Past Edits
DEE is also becoming hub for Rake maintenance for many trains which doesnt start from DEE.
Earlier it was Sapt-Kranti Express & Sadbhawna. Now Sapt-Kranti has been shifted with ANVT Base!!
There must be many trains, getting maintained @ DEE!!

  
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Mar 29 2011 (06:11)
PKV*^~   19081 blog posts   72 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 130581-3            Tags   Past Edits
Even Hazrat Nizamuddin as a terminal, then only for south-bound trains to begin with was developed in the early seventies. Can any one say which was the first train to originate from/terminate at Hazrat Nizamuddin.
  
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Mar 28 2011 (15:58)  
 

Guest: 795d062a   show all posts
Entry# 130546            Tags   Past Edits
So what are the trains left from last budget. How many are yet to introduce.
I know one Tirupati-Madurai not started.
what about other trains ??? Any trains still pending ??

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Mar 28 2011 (16:55)
saurabh   38 blog posts
Re# 130546-10            Tags   Past Edits
Amritsar-Chandigarh duronto not yet started

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Mar 25 2011 (11:55)   12220/Secunderabad - Mumbai LTT AC Duronto Express
 

Misenkiser   530 blog posts   253 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 129197            Tags   Past Edits
Recently I travelled by Sec'bad-LTT duronto both to and from Sec'bad and Iam highlighting my experience.
This is one of the short overnight Duronto covering about 775 kms in 12 hours.
The train was hauled by a single WDM3A loco # 177664 series from Gooty shed.
Coach look and feel
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The coaches were neat and tidy.
Journey was comfortable as this train is a brand new train
with the latest coupling technology for jerk free rides.
Punctuality
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The train departed 10 minutes late from Secunderabad but reached LTT on time at 11:05 am.
and on it's return journey left LTT on time and reached Sec'bad 10 minutes late.
Berths
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Side berths are shorter in width as compared to the normal 6 berth bay
Train management system at Secunderabad is very poor as the train arrived on the platform just 5 mins
before scheduled departure of the train and I was told that coach shunting was in progress.
There was no announcement about the platform number on which the train would depart .
So much for a rajdhani type of train this Duronto is being talked about.
It was surprising as this is just a bi-weekly train and currently not under any Rake sharing arrangement.
On its return journey train again halted just outside Secunderabad station for more than 20 minutes
as a result finally the train was 10 minutes late on arrival.
This is a common phenomenon as trains crawl at 10 kms/hr outside station on both directions for technical reasons (sharp turns, Scissors crossing etc). But these can be sorted out like they did
at Mumbai CST station a decade back by remodeling the tracks
On it's return journey in sharp contrast at LTT station the empty rake arrived at the platform 45 minutes before the scheduled departure.
LTT station though dirty ,shabby and resembling a goods shed has better train management system
Speed
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I Was a bit disappointed with the train speed as it hardly averages 64 kms/hr.
This Would definitely qualify as one of the slowest Durontos
There is scope for further improvement as on date more than 250 kms are still on single track
on Daund-Gulbarga section on CR. The doubling work is still on for the last 30 years or so.
The average rate of doubling is just 10 kms a year.
Mumbai-Pune is fully electrified and doubled since long.
The track is doubled upto Bhigwan and again from Mohol to Hotgi.
In contrast The entire SCR section on this route is doubled and Electrification work
is in progress between Lingampally-Wadi.
Catering
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As the train departs late in the night no Dinner is served but they
provide a bottle of drinking water in the night itself
Tea is served at 7 am in the morning followed by breakfast at 9 am consisting of a couple
of slices of bread with a small packet of butter, jam, ketchup and a couple of veg cutlets.
Newspapers are given subject to availability.
Seat availability
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More than 250 berths are avaiable for 3AC and atleast 10 berths on 2AC and 6 berths
for 1AC on any given day on an average. This train has not picked up on popularity
as it is only 1 month ago that this train was introduced.
If they convert this into a non-AC duronto with 6-7 SL coaches and only 4 AC3T, 2 AC2T
and 1 composite first AC-CUM-Second AC coach
then this train will have 100% occupancy.
Technical halts and coach composition is just as described in Admin notes section

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Mar 25 2011 (13:17)
saurabh   38 blog posts
Re# 129197-7            Tags   Past Edits
Jerk free coaches were rolled from RCF Kapurthala and not from ICF Chennai

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Mar 22 2011 (15:18)  
 

saurabh   38 blog posts
Entry# 127867            Tags   Past Edits
Guys, check erail.in, The tech halts for durontos with time are specified there now. This is very useful

  
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Mar 22 2011 (15:39)
Biplab Nayak*   3260 blog posts   3352 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 127867-1            Tags   Past Edits
yes it was there for few of them. I guess they will soon update for all.
  
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Mar 15 2011 (05:26)   12274/New Delhi - Howrah Duronto Express
 

abhi   9 blog posts
Entry# 124168            Tags   Past Edits
What is the maximum speed at which this train travels? Curious to know. Because I had travelled in yuva exp, which was touching 135 kmph

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Mar 15 2011 (19:19)
saurabh   38 blog posts
Re# 124168-16            Tags   Past Edits
ASR, KLK shatabdis have abt 17 coaches

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Mar 09 2011 (12:52)   12263/Pune - Hazrat Nizamuddin AC Duronto Express
 

Vikram Arya   147 blog posts   1031 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 121616            Tags   Past Edits
If this train runs with LHB coaches, then it will get a huge response.

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Mar 09 2011 (13:03)
saurabh   38 blog posts
Re# 121616-5            Tags   Past Edits
Its frequency increase is not announced

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Feb 16 2011 (11:08)  
 

saurabh   38 blog posts
Entry# 111443            Tags   Past Edits
Here i an compiling various Terminus of a city
New Delhi and Mumbai lead with 5 each
Please add other cities which have multiple terminus.
New Delhi:
New Delhi
Old
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Delhi
Hazrat Nizammuddin
Anand Vihar Terminal
Delhi Sarai Rohila
Mumbai:
Mumbai Central
Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus
Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
Bandra Terminus
Dadar
Kolkata:
Kolkata
Howrah
Sealdah
Shalimar
Bangalore:
Bangalore City
Krishnarajapuram
Yeshwantpur
Bangalore Cantt.

70 posts - Feb 2011

10 posts - Thu Mar 03, 2011

1 posts - Fri Mar 04, 2011

  
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Mar 04 2011 (16:23)
Abhijeet   199 blog posts   2 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 111443-89            Tags   Past Edits
Again I'd insist that they are not terminus , or terminating stations for trains of any kind . Alam Nagar and Badshahnagar are simply stations on NR and NER lines of Lucknow.

  
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Mar 04 2011 (16:27)
Abhijeet   199 blog posts   2 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 111443-90            Tags   Past Edits
My friend, Prashant has already pointed out that this is due to the logistic constraint.
Trains like Karnataka Express which need not go to Pune, don't make a reversal here.

  
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Mar 04 2011 (16:28)
Abhijeet   199 blog posts   2 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 111443-91            Tags   Past Edits
I second it.

  
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Mar 04 2011 (16:44)
S K Jain*^~   6357 blog posts   8553 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 111443-92            Tags   Past Edits
Re. : # 111443
In this regard, my narration vide 71350-18 may be referred to, please.

  
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Mar 04 2011 (18:01)
Prabhakar Agarwal   8010 blog posts   4880 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 111443-93            Tags   Past Edits
A "terminal" or "terminus" is a station at the end of a railway line. Trains arriving there have to end their journeys (terminate) or reverse out of the station. Depending on the layout of the station, this usually permits travellers to reach all the platforms without the need to cross any tracks – the public entrance to the station and the main reception facilities being at the far end of the platforms.
Sometimes, however, the railway line continues for a short distance beyond the station, and terminating trains continue forwards after depositing their passengers, before either proceeding to sidings or reversing back to the station to pick up departing passengers.
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terminus is frequently, but not always, the final destination of trains arriving at the station. However a number of cities, especially in continental Europe, have a terminus as their main railway stations, and all main lines converge on this station. There may also be a bypass line, used by freight trains that do not need to stop at the main station. In such cases all trains passing through that main station must leave in the reverse direction from that of their arrival. There are several ways in which this can be accomplished:
  
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Feb 28 2011 (17:51)   12313/Sealdah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express
 

Guest: 69acb72e   show all posts
Entry# 117784            Tags   Past Edits
Can anybody throw some light on the super AC class proposed in this years budget ? Is it like Ac-Saloons to be augmented in Trains like Rajdhanis and Durontos ?

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Feb 28 2011 (18:20)
saurabh   38 blog posts
Re# 117784-3            Tags   Past Edits
RN herself is not going to design the super ac coach :)

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Feb 25 2011 (13:44)  
 

Balaji Sunder*^   1743 blog posts   5170 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 116298            Tags   Past Edits
are there any new trains for sc?

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Feb 25 2011 (13:50)
saurabh   38 blog posts
Re# 116298-3            Tags   Past Edits
sc-pune shatabdi
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