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Sep 11 2016 (12:22)   Talgo completes DELHI MUMBAI journey in less than 12 hours
 

Proud atheist~   17 news posts
Entry# 1988154   News Entry# 279713         Tags   Past Edits
Talgo completes DELHI MUMBAI journey in less than 12 hours

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Sep 11 2016 (17:57)
ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 1988154-33            Tags   Past Edits
What does the P way acronym stand for?

  
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Sep 11 2016 (17:59)
©The Dark Lord™~   6589 blog posts
Re# 1988154-34            Tags   Past Edits
Permanent way

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Jun 08 2016 (22:48)   12368/Vikramshila Express (PT) | JMP/Jamalpur Junction (4 PFs) | JMP/WDM-3A/16358
 

Ankit~   7591 blog posts   45865 correct pred (92% accurate)
Entry# 1886064            Tags   Past Edits
Vikramshila fans, I have some great news to share.
Somehow caught up with 12368 today despite my poor health(due to hectic rf session yesterday and hence being hit by sunstroke) . Went straight to Pantry Car and had a good chat for a few minutes with a senior staff. Well, as you can guess, the chat was regarding the Lhbfication of VS. I asked him whether the news was true to which he said yes. I asked him to detail it a bit. He told that there's confirmed talks/news of VS will running with LHB Coaches from July and that coaches will start coming to Bhagalpur very soon, within a week. I twice cross-checked
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with him that he wasn't just saying on the basis of newspaper reports to which he twice said no that he wasn't talking the language of newspapers . He even pointed out that the first run with LHB Coaches will most probably happen in the 1st week of July. He even mentioned the most probable dates. I then thanked him gleefully and went ahead jumping with ecstasy, with a big smile on my face. :) :) :D

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Jun 09 2016 (00:24)
ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 1886064-6            Tags   Past Edits
Why does this slow down so radically at the end some 100 odd km it takes more than 3 hrs?

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Jun 09 2016 (05:30)
Ankit~   7591 blog posts   45865 correct pred (92% accurate)
Re# 1886064-9            Tags   Past Edits
Because of Loco Change at Kiul and lower MPS of Kiul-Jmp-Bgp section.
Also it has got innumerable stops after Patna, few of them being totally useless and loss-incurring for IR.

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Jun 09 2016 (14:09)
Ankit~   7591 blog posts   45865 correct pred (92% accurate)
Re# 1886064-58            Tags   Past Edits
One more reason is due to tunnel and single line between Jamalpur and Ratanpur.

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May 28 2016 (01:39)   12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT)
 

ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 1867396            Tags   Past Edits
Inaugural Run-Wed Aug 15, 1900-Is this correct?

  
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May 28 2016 (07:35)
nump421~   1057 blog posts   1048 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1867396-1            Tags   Past Edits
Not sure. But yes, this is more than a century old train
  
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Mar 06 2016 (16:45)  
 

ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 1759244            Tags   Past Edits
Dear All is there any link to the official website on IR which validates the authenticity of the tracks commissioned over the last FY. Just wanted to be sure that post 2014 the number of kms commissioned is 2292.

  
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Mar 06 2016 (17:52)
Vote for Durg HumSafar Vs BSP Rajdhani^~   80605 blog posts   5096 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1759244-1            Tags   Past Edits
but why you want this data ?
  
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Sep 15 2015 (12:26)   22692/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - KSR Bengaluru City Rajdhani Express | ATP/Anantapur (2 PFs)
 

ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 1590915            Tags   Past Edits
Had not so pleasant experience while travelling on 22692 SBC Rajdhani. Had a 2AC ticket from ATP to SBC. When the train arrived there was no staff to open the gate to receive me. Had to run across few bogies and managed to wake up the Pantry staff who took their sweet time to get up remove the crates from the entry/exit point and then by the they managed to open the door the train started along. Just managed to board while the train was in motion.
To my surprise I couldn't find my bedding and tracing both the attendant and the TTE proved futile. Had managed to lie down with used sheet. Around 6 am the attendant showed up & sheepishly
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apologized. Then after repeated reminders he managed to get me the so-called free "water-bottle". Till the end I couldn't meet with the TTE, although I suspect why the attendant came and asked me to show my ticket post my confrontation with him.
The one serious safety concern that bothers me is that how can the pantry staff stack up all the crates over top of each other and block the exit. This would be of serious consequence in case of "EVAC" as the passengers would be struggling to get out. Also this particular LHB compartment was pitch dark that it was very difficult to even trace out the berths.
I had lodged a complaint with the Railways. Look forward to receiving a response. I thought of posting my experience on this site for the benefit of other rail-fans. If this can happen on a premier train like Rajdhani not sure how passengers other trains are treated especially if one needs to board the train in the middle of the night.

39 posts - Tue Sep 15, 2015

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Sep 15 2015 (19:27)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1590915-48            Tags   Past Edits
Very scary experience. I have missed a train because the passengers refused to open the doors. This happened at Rampurhat in West Bengal. After that I stopped visiting W.Bengal. I have boarded so many times at KPD SBC Mail and never had a problem as TTE was always waiting for me to board. Guess it depends on the area.

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Sep 15 2015 (19:58)
indiagenie   2393 blog posts   2354 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1590915-56            Tags   Past Edits
What is this concept of tipping station staff?
The passenger has paid for the trip, not sneaking in without ticket. He/she has the right to enter the coach which has the seat in question. It is IR's duty to ensure that it happens, period. Passenger should not be required to run across multiple coaches or beg to PC staff or tip station staff.
In this case, OP was able to do all this, what if he had some medical condition and was unable to run across in the limited time available?
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if the PC staff didn't wake up?
What if they couldn't open the door in time?
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This is clear dereliction of the TTE and/or Coach attendant's duty. If the passenger had missed the train, they should file a consumer court case with written statements from station staff as evidence of their presence on the station and missing the train because doors were not opened. Heavy penalties must be levied in such cases.

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Sep 15 2015 (20:10)
S V Iyer*^~   13604 blog posts   12348 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1590915-66            Tags   Past Edits
It happened with me while boarding 12431 TVC Raj from TCR this Feb n all of these were experienced...Filed a complaint and SR /TVC Div says NR maintains rake n train ask them ..n the blaming game continues till date...

The worst thing was PC exits were obstruction free while coach exits were stacked with food trays :(

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Sep 15 2015 (20:14)
छोटा आदमी~   7274 blog posts   101826 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1590915-69            Tags   Past Edits
dear sir,
you please ignore few posts which have hint of discouragement in them, you have suffered immensely due to major lapse on part of IR. Please take up the matter forward with concerned officials, We (at IRI) admire your efforts in ensuring accountability and fixing responsibility. Such small steps will be beneficial to every passenger in India
thanks

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Sep 15 2015 (20:35)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30223 blog posts   98197 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1590915-76            Tags   Past Edits
This is a classic case of deficiency in service. Who cares but?

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Sep 14 2015 (08:49)   22692/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - KSR Bengaluru City Rajdhani Express
 

ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 1589795            Tags   Past Edits
Had not so pleasant experience while travelling on 22692 SBC Rajdhani. Had a 2AC ticket from ATP to SBC. When the train arrived there was no staff to open the gate to receive me. Had to run across few bogies and managed to wake up the Pantry staff who took their sweet time to get up remove the crates from the entry/exit point and then by the they managed to open the door the train started along. Just managed to board while the train was in motion.
To my surprise I couldn't find my bedding and tracing both the attendant and the TTE proved futile. Had managed to lie down with used sheet. Around 6 am the attendant showed up & sheepishly
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apologized. Then after repeated reminders he managed to get me the so-called free "water-bottle". Till the end I couldn't meet with the TTE, although I suspect why the attendant came and asked me to show my ticket post my confrontation with him.
The one serious safety concern that bothers me is that how can the pantry staff stack up all the crates over top of each other and block the exit. This would be of serious consequence in case of "EVAC" as the passengers would be struggling to get out. Also this particular LHB compartment was pitch dark that it was very difficult to even trace out the berths.
I had lodged a complaint with the Railways. Look forward to receiving a response. I thought of posting my experience on this site for the benefit of other rail-fans. If this can happen on a premier train like Rajdhani not sure how passengers other trains are treated especially if one needs to board the train in the middle of the night.
  
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Jun 02 2015 (19:43)   PUNE/Pune Junction (6 PFs)
 

SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7884 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1497077            Tags   Past Edits
A north indian person specially student who stays in pune seriously gets tensed whenever the vacations or home going time comes.
You know why , because he will never get a direct confirmed ticket for any train from pune-delhi.
You cannot dare to even check goa express or jhelum express because you know already these train's WL would have crossed century , or atleast half century. Y can not take chances with RLWL or PQWL of these trains.
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remaining train, two weeklies , who are so weak in providing seats for pune people to capital, that they get into WL on the first day of ARP itself.
Earlier only option was left out,karnataka sampark kranti exp. But due to foolish politics of Mr Bansal, this superfast train is now even slower than jhelum express. Ans still you have to fight for it's ticket. You are lucky if you get a confirmed seat. But lady luck doesn't shine for all. Some doesn't get their seats because they are shown REGRET.
Now you have duranto express. Thanks IR for atleast providing a bi-weekly duranto express. Atleast some middle class or upper middle class families can afford 2200 bucks for travelling. But this also gets attacked on the first day of ARP.
So all options over , or something is still left ?
yaa, you will say mumbai is nearer to pune, so pune people can travel to mumbai and board train for delhi, but is that seems so easy ?
It will be just like all trains from kanpur gets diverted to lucknow and no train goes via CNB. Bcause kanpur lucknow is not even 100km, so you can travel from kanpur to lucknow,the state capital for boarding train.
I don't understand why these railway board personals cannot see the scenerio. They are starting new special trains or even regular trains on those routes where already there is average demand. And its already known that those trains would not even get full.
Whereas this route, pune-delhi, i can assure, not only me ,even many puneities can assure that any new train from pune to delhi or pune to punjab will never run below 100% occupancy.
Summers got over but not even a special or premium or Atleast a tatkal fare train didnt started. What are they thinking by sitting in delhi , i don't even know.

13 posts - Wed Jun 03, 2015

  
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Jun 03 2015 (18:14)
Ayush Kamal~   5709 blog posts   62858 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 1497077-14            Tags   Past Edits
And what about Kanpur/Lucknow/Gorakhpur? People travelling to those areas also are forced to travel from Mumbai.

  
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Jun 03 2015 (18:18)
Jhelum*^~   3002 blog posts   9845 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1497077-15            Tags   Past Edits
karnataka me tickets milti hi nahi sir.

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Jun 03 2015 (18:39)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7884 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1497077-21            Tags   Past Edits
Sir did you just said karnataka express ?? omg..bad choice. Already the GR-SUR stretch people are crying for new train to delhi, so you can imagine how much rush does this 'legend' gets from solapur and gulbarga region. Already the ARP date i.e 03/10/2015 had gone into WL in 3rd a.c and in sleeper around 60% seats are booked for the RLWL quota of DD to NDLS.
Its even pitiful than goa express.

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Jun 04 2015 (00:35)
ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 1497077-33            Tags   Past Edits
Agreed that this the most popular train on the GR-DD stretch for NDLS, but this is one option which I have been always able to get through. Moreover it saves you the pain of travelling to Mumbai and waiting there. Either way from DD to NDLS or DD-SBC I believe this train gets you faster than anything else.

  
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Jun 04 2015 (02:38)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7884 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1497077-34            Tags   Past Edits
Sir you are right. It's a good option as compared to mumbai. But still getting a confirmed seat in Karnataka is even tougher than jhelum express.

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Oct 11 2013 (20:42)   12025/Pune - Secunderabad Shatabdi Express
 

ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 874949            Tags   Past Edits
Hi travelled today by 12025 Pune-SC shatabdi in E1 coach. I ve been a frequent traveller by this train, but this time it was after some time. Had new experiences few of them pleasant.
The E1 while running with old ICF coach had some cosmetic changes such as including covers for the arm rest. Feedback forms for the maintainence of the coaches. Though one of the two washrooms was locked for some reason.
Big Plus: Drastic change in the pantry and meals. It's been a long while since I have tasted good food
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on IR. I ve written about the horrible quality of food being served on this train in my earlier posts, but seems like the contractor has been changed so now the lunch is loaded at Solapur while earlier it was from gulbarga.
The breakfast specially the quality of cutlets, coffee and fruits were on par with the breakfast served on any domestic airlines. Just thought of sharing this with all.
While this train will remain one of my favourites in spite of old coaches for its speed I hope the new LHB coaches come soon.

  
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Oct 11 2013 (22:25)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30223 blog posts   98197 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 874949-1            Tags   Past Edits
That's great to hear!! I will be travelling in the next week!! :-)

  
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Oct 11 2013 (22:57)
SRG*^~   35394 blog posts   163155 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 874949-2            Tags   Past Edits
My Word this is a Drastic Sweeping Change!!!!

  
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Oct 11 2013 (23:09)
piyushpkb*^~   2729 blog posts   2666 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 874949-3            Tags   Past Edits
Good to hear some positive changes by IR.
Now only thing left is getting an upliftment to LHB coaches.
This train regarded as an underdog as of now would then be as good as other Shatabdi trains.
  
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Sep 30 2013 (20:16)  
 

ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 864451            Tags   Past Edits
Does 12628 has a halt a Nizamuddin? I see that it departs from NDLS and then halts at Mathura.

  
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Sep 30 2013 (20:17)
Vote for Durg HumSafar Vs BSP Rajdhani^~   80605 blog posts   5096 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 864451-1            Tags   Past Edits
no.

  
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Sep 30 2013 (20:18)
SRG*^~   35394 blog posts   163155 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 864451-2            Tags   Past Edits
No Halt..

  
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Sep 30 2013 (20:18)
Roshan v Iyengar*^~   5449 blog posts   737 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 864451-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes offical site says the same....
  
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Sep 28 2013 (09:01)  
 

ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 862299            Tags   Past Edits
Hi would want to know if there are any holiday specials going thru secunderabad via pune on Nov1st?

  
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Sep 28 2013 (09:04)
Boxer Bhai   38700 blog posts   12687 correct pred (61% accurate)
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