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Aug 05 2012 (16:39)   11272/Vindhyachal Express
 

steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 497779            Tags   Past Edits
What train?
An Express train travels from station A to station B, both are large important stations in India, this Express train starts it's journey at station A, terminating at station B, this Express train takes over 18 hours to complete the journey, even though it's longest halt at any station is only 45 minutes.
Station A and B are in the same rail zone, and most trains take less than 3 hours to travel from station A to station B.
What
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train and what stations?

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Aug 05 2012 (16:50)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30223 blog posts   98197 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 497779-2            Tags   Past Edits
Interesting... But some clue please...

  
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Aug 05 2012 (16:55)
22109 Undisputed King of SF   2553 blog posts   240 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 497779-3            Tags   Past Edits
Station A is Itarsi & Station B is Bhopal. & Train is vindhanchal Express????

  
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Aug 05 2012 (16:58)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 497779-4            Tags   Past Edits
Correct, well done, I knew no further clues were needed.

  
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Aug 05 2012 (16:59)
Harris Kiran*^~   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 497779-5            Tags   Past Edits
You have mentioned this express train takes 18 hours to reach A to B , and later most train takes < 3 hours pretty confusing ? 18 hrs vs 3 hrs

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Aug 05 2012 (17:01)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   13684 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 497779-7            Tags   Past Edits
but where it stops for 45 mins?

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Feb 26 2012 (00:57)   11017/Mumbai LTT - Karaikal Weekly Express (PT) | MRJ/Miraj Junction (6 PFs)
 

Prateek   927 blog posts   2062 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 358154            Tags   Past Edits
friends i was surfing a website and got an interesting question for you all .
can anyone tell me why Chalukya Express (11017) is named as "chalukya" which was Bangalore Express before ?
why the train never runs on Tuesdays ?
and why the trains times were completely changed a few years ago to be sure of departing Miraj station in daylight ?

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Feb 27 2012 (13:55)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 358154-30            Tags   Past Edits
Sorry friends, the Chalukya Bear story was just my attempt at playing a joke on some tourists, funny, but no truth at all.

  
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Feb 28 2012 (00:22)
Kishor*^~   4647 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 358154-31            Tags   Past Edits
Sir,
Your 'confession' might have raised 'BP' of many :(

  
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Mar 19 2012 (00:20)
DB*^~   33537 blog posts   224048 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 358154-32            Tags   Past Edits
Lol.
  
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Apr 13 2011 (21:56)  
 

moderator*^~   5478 blog posts   20 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 138413            Tags   Past Edits
PNR Accuracy & Scores:
Since the introduction of the PNR Forum, the prediction scores have been kept against member profiles, to keep history as well as to encourage our members to make predictions based on their past experience. We have received concerned feedback from our Admin Jitesh, seconded by other Admins, that of late, people have been making guesses rather than reasoned predictions, to increase their scores or to game the system. We admit that all such user activity is primarily triggered by the mechanics/deficiencies of the system.
Accordingly, to adjust user attitudes
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and tune the same towards a calculated thought process, the following PNR scoring changes are being instituted immediately.
1. Hereafter, only the number of "Correct" Predictions will be scored. Incorrect predictions will not count towards the total score. So, for example, if a member made 100 predictions and got only 60 correct, the PNR number score will show 60. If another member made only 70 predictions and got 65 right, their score will show 65 (more than the previous member).
2. The accuracy figure is stricter now. Partial points will not be credited anymore. For example, if a member predicts RAC, but it turns out Confirmed, then 0 points are awarded (unlike before, where 50% credit is given).
3. Weightage. As before, recent months' predictions will carry more weightage. This will serve to improve accuracy figures rapidly as members improve their accuracy and instincts.
It is hoped that the stricter accuracy figures, along with displaying only the number of correct predictions, will encourage our members to give careful thought to each prediction and make it count.
Feedback welcome. As everything else on this site, features are constantly evolving to keep up with changing usage, uptake and feedback.
Thanks.

50 posts - Fri Apr 15, 2011

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Apr 15 2011 (13:03)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 138413-58            Tags   Past Edits
@Srinivas G Phani: Re# 138413-58
S.G.P.
What point are you replying to?
sorry, I'm not sure.

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Apr 15 2011 (20:43)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 138413-68            Tags   Past Edits
@moderator*: Re# 138413-64
Thanks for the explanation.
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@moderator*: Re# 138413-64
I disagree about the negative marking and think that almost all members take the prediction very seriously, I don't know the members but I
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know human nature, those percentage figures are key, and members won't rist lowering their percentages by making wild guesses, I know that I'm disgusted with my 62% and will be a lot more careful with future predictions, over the years I've got a little used to PNR's and felt I understood them well, but 62% says different, I must admit that I'm simply stunned that some PNRs get confirmed and other's don't, and as every other prediction had agreed with mine, others would have also been surprised, and the kind of PNR I'm talking about would have been considered almost a certainty, so if members are in any way penalised it could have members reluctant to predict, and this wouldn't be good.

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Apr 18 2011 (23:09)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 138413-76            Tags   Past Edits
@राहुल कुमार जैन : ): Re# 138413-76
If people don't know the difference between GNWL, PQWL, RLWL or CKWL, or the workings of the HO quota, or how to find how many berths are allocated to each quota, do we really want them predicting PNRs?
(but who am I to talk, less than 60% at the moment)

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Apr 19 2011 (02:46)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 138413-88            Tags   Past Edits
@राहुल कुमार जैन : ): Re# 138413-76
You mention FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Is there a FAQ section on this website?
I can't find it.

  
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Apr 19 2011 (03:13)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 138413-89            Tags   Past Edits
@steven ber: Re# 138413-89
I wrote an article a few years ago trying to explain waitlists
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click here
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a detailed article, but there are some mistakes and some things have changed since then, but the most important thing to remember when reading the article is, my target audience were foreign tourists, and sometimes you can give too much information and make the whole article too complicated to understand, so I had to try to keep it simple.
The reason I mention the article is, there's a section in the article about how to work out if your waitlisted ticket may get confirmed, I don't include every bit of information as that would only confuse tourists, but it still includes all the basics.

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Apr 16 2011 (11:20)  
 

Guest: 5aeff3e4   show all posts
Entry# 139886            Tags   Past Edits
Nizamuddin- Bangalore Rajdhani
This train does not stops at Agra but from where it goes, is theqe any other route for it else main route, Never saw it passing over at Agc as other Sk goes.

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Apr 16 2011 (14:35)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 139886-3            Tags   Past Edits
I've used this train twice and both times it passed through Agra Cant
  
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Apr 11 2011 (15:50)  
 

steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 137193            Tags   Past Edits
News Items
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Can English and Hindi news items be seperated or listed on different links?
I like to flick through the news items daily, but find there are so many Hindi news items, but I can't read Hindi, I'm guessing that Hindi readers would also prefer to just view Hindi news items.

14 posts - Mon Apr 11, 2011

4 posts - Wed Apr 13, 2011

2 posts - Thu Apr 14, 2011

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Apr 14 2011 (06:29)
moderator*^~   5478 blog posts   20 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 137193-25            Tags   Past Edits
@Pp*: Re# 137193-22
Sorry that your suggestion was lost. We shall take immediate steps to separate out the Crime/Accidents section into a new tab.
Thanks.

  
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Apr 14 2011 (08:53)
moderator*^~   5478 blog posts   20 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 137193-27            Tags   Past Edits
@moderator*: Re# 137193-25
A new News tab Crime/Accidents has now been introduced to separately display such news items. Since these news items are not of direct and immediate relevance to the rail-travelling public, they no longer displayed under the default "All" tab. Admins are requested to edit any existing Crime/Accident related News they see in the main section, and label it accordingly, so that it disappears from All and appears in the Crime/Accidents tab.
Thanks.

  
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Apr 14 2011 (09:01)
Gopalakrishnan P   2110 blog posts   240 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 137193-28            Tags   Past Edits
@moderator*: Re# 137193-27
Thank you Sir.

  
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Apr 14 2011 (10:40)
DB*^~   33537 blog posts   224048 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 137193-29            Tags   Past Edits
@moderator*: Re# 137193-27
Thats a nice feature Sir but with the current facility it is not possible to go for extensive search in the news forum.
A Search Box with multiple search options should be introduced both for main blog and news forum. The current Google Search present in the news forum isnt of much help to the information seekers.

  
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Apr 14 2011 (10:55)
Guest: 45b4a8e4   show all posts
Re# 137193-30            Tags   Past Edits
@moderator*: Re# 137193-27
start a new tab for news in tamil also.
  
Predictions: 0
confirm: 0
rac: 0
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Journey: Fri Apr 15, 2011
Class: Sleeper - SL
Travel: BKN/Bikaner Junction   to   MZP/Mirzapur
14059/Delhi-Jaisalmer Express
Entry# 138395
 

PNR: 211-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Apr 13 2011 (21:03)
From: Jaipur Junction/JP
To: Jaisalmer/JSM
Date of Journey: Fri Apr 15, 2011 @ 23:57
Class: AC 2-tier - 2A
Passenger 1: Confirmed (Booking Status: A1,36,GN)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,RLGN)
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze my PNR, and predict my chances of confirmation. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Mar 28 2016 (17:50)
Passenger 1: S10,32 [SU] (Booking Status: S10,32,GN)
Chart PREPARED

Full PNR Status History (2 statuses)
Status as of: Mar 28 2016 (15:00)
Passenger 1: S10,32 [SU] (Booking Status: S10,32,GN)
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Status as of: Mar 28 2016 (07:50)
Passenger 1: Confirmed (Booking Status: S10,32,GN)
Chart NOT Prepared


  
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Apr 13 2011 (21:21)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 138395-1            Tags   Past Edits
If you'rs a foreign tourist, you can go to Jaipur station tomorrow (no later) and book 2 tickets on the foreign tourist quota, there's still 3 available in 2A.
2 advantages of doing this.
1, despite you holding WL1, there's a reasonable chance that ticket will not get confirmed, this is because the Jaipur quota is very small and there's already a big enough waitlist on the Delhi quota to use up any unsold quota tickets.
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even if the ticket does get confirmed, it's unlikely that you'll be seated together, although you should be in the same carriage, if you book FTQ tickets you will be seated together.

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Apr 13 2011 (04:29)  
 

Gopalakrishnan P   2110 blog posts   240 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 137892            Tags   Past Edits
This is a Google translation of the News entry 21584 posted by Sri Abbas. I am posting this here for the benefit of people not knowing Hindi. It is really interesting. If implemented, it would be a great boon to passengers and also help IR to earn more with better occupancy of all the trains: (Sorry this is the way Google translates):
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Hindi to English translation
Prepare
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for major changes in railway reservation system
Computer will offer alternative trains
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Sujit Thakur,
New Delhi. Kanefarme trains passengers to get tickets soon get rid of the puzzle is going to meet and struggle. IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi Railway software that is designed to help the passengers to their destination instead of a date and train and train one of three dates Kanefarme get a chance to book tickets. Different for passengers - not have to struggle to fill separate forms but at the same reservation form and dates of three trains will have the option of priority.
Railways on behalf of Chris's unit continues to use the software in the next three months it is planned to be implemented Charonbdh. Officials say the software is quite advanced in years to come and break the journey via a connecting train will be able to get tickets.
The software has been through a reservation system so that it Areedizain simple and transparent as possible and reservation centers are less crowded. To changes in the reservation form for each route and travel dates for the three trains and two-class passengers the option to be filled. So far only one train and the passengers get the option to fill a date. Chris officials say that more than 58 percent now offer travelers are such that if a train Kanefarme seat reservation, he Arkshaonkarmiyoan another date or to inquire to the availability of berths on the train. 24 percent of passenger train tickets and take other dates too. So instead of the passengers a choice of three trains and three dates will be easier for them and unnecessary congestion on ticket counters will not.
System that will work
If someone from Delhi to Calcutta, then the first choice based on the travel date and train number to enter. Then the second and third choice to enter the date and train. Kanefarme berth in the train is not the first date and second or third choice of date Kanefarme berth in the train when the computer itself will book tickets. If a train seat or berth is not available then the first choice of train tickets waiting to be released.
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Railways of the unit has software designed by Chris
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The ticket counters will decrease unnecessary rush

  
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Apr 13 2011 (04:34)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 137892-1            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for bringing this to the attention of non-Hindi speakers, an interesting bit of news indeed.

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Apr 11 2011 (02:20)  
 

steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 136742            Tags   Past Edits
Living Atlas, suggestions
First, well done, great job, I had a similar idea a few years ago and have a few suggestions for you to consider, though my idea was for a commercial website aimed at foreign tourists, and I realise that this website is aimed at rail enthusiasts.
When we pass over a rail line a 'balloon' pops up, can you insert a link into that balloon that takes us direct to the trains that run along that route?
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you also have a balloon pop up when we pass over a town/city, and in this balloon you could have a link to departures and arrivals for that city, you could also have a link that would prompt the user to add the name of another town/city, then automatically link to the trains that run between the city on the map and the town manually added?
I notice that some lines have no info (and aren't highlighted), these lines are being converted from MG to BG, but for those that don't know this, they may think there are no lines in that area, is this problem being addressed?

5 posts - Mon Apr 11, 2011

  
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Apr 11 2011 (09:31)
moderator*^~   5478 blog posts   20 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 136742-6            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks a lot for your feedback and suggestions.
We are in the process of integrating the Atlas into the train database. When this is complete, train data can be seen from the Atlas and vice-versa. Route and station data are constantly being enhanced and changed, and deficiencies addressed as and when they are brought out. (This is the "Living" aspect of the Atlas).
Regarding station info, your suggestion has now been implemented. When any station is clicked, the popup bubble will now show links to Departures and Arrivals for that station.
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significant UI changes are expected to be rolled out within the next 2 weeks.
Thanks again.

  
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Apr 11 2011 (13:59)
Guest: 354873d1   show all posts
Re# 136742-7            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for listening, many websites don't listen to members and fail to move forward.
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The balloon when clicking on a town/city is great, would it be difficult to have the same balloon pop up when clicking on the town/city name on the map instead of in the stations list?
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the website I planned the 'city' balloons would have had links to hotels, tourist attractions, bus/train station locations etc., and a space to insert another town name that would then lead to a page showing all trains/buses from the 'home' town to the named town.

  
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Apr 11 2011 (14:10)
Manish Samar   370 blog posts   251 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 136742-8            Tags   Past Edits
welcome steven, i seen lot of posts by you in indiamike

  
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Apr 11 2011 (14:44)
® राहुल जैन ☺ झाडू वाले™🚅🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃*^~   9989 blog posts   14936 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 136742-9            Tags   Past Edits
thanks for including links
Get All Departures
Get All Arrivals
Show Satellite View
but many station till now do not have Show Satellite View if you search them apart from Atlas and same stations missing
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from atlas as well.

  
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Apr 11 2011 (17:16)
DB*^~   33537 blog posts   224048 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 136742-10            Tags   Past Edits

Thanks Sir for implementing the feature in such a short time.
Expecting more roll outs within a short time.
  
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Apr 11 2011 (16:32)  
 

steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 137240            Tags   Past Edits
Is there a way to view the blog forum only showing the first post and requiring the user to click on that post to read any replies?
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This would allow many more different posts to appear on the page and may speed up page loading times, some of the posts have received many replies and take up a large area that may be better used displaying more individual posts.

  
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Apr 11 2011 (16:35)
Guest: 18c3fa5a   show all posts
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@steven ber: Re# 137240-0
Please use feedback option for such use full suggestions.

  
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Apr 11 2011 (16:46)
Manish*^   8594 blog posts   22468 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 137240-2            Tags   Past Edits
@steven ber: Re# 137240-0
This feature has been suggested earlier and will be introduced shortly as told by the Moderator few days back.

  
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Apr 11 2011 (17:05)
DB*^~   33537 blog posts   224048 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 137240-7            Tags   Past Edits
@steven ber: Re# 137240-0
The alternate option would be to provide minimize option against each blog. The same feature has been requested to be implemented and I guess is in the pipeline.
PS:- Kindly use the feedback option at the top of the page or send a private message to the moderator.
Regards. :)
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