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Dec 20 2014 (21:45)   12552/Kamakhya - Yesvantpur Weekly AC SF Express

soundr   57 blog posts
Entry# 1314838            Tags   Past Edits
the train is heavily booked only till chennai. from chennai to yesvantpur no new takers. chennai to yesvantpur travellers can check this train with confidence.

Oct 24 2016 (21:05)
Optimus Prime~   4474 blog posts   1674 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1314838-1            Tags   Past Edits
I will see in my Trip to Bengaluru Kamakhya to Yesvantpur
Travel Question
Aug 16 2016 (16:08)   SA/Salem Junction (6 PFs)

soundr   57 blog posts
Entry# 1964450            Tags   Past Edits
Any suggestions for food in salem junction? is it possible get outside station and get food within 15 minutes ?
Station Tip
Aug 01 2016 (16:53)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

soundr   57 blog posts
Entry# 1948592            Tags   Past Edits
In the food stall by Rail aahar, there is no concern for change. Though the prices appear cheap, the quantity is less; but have to agree its ok when compared to other outlets.
Rathna cafe is open till 1:30 AM and starts again at around 3:45AM. Be ware that the parcel idlis in boxes are something in the shelf till they get sold. Morning few boxes of idlis and sambar vessels arrive. But they are served for the people who consume it there only. If you want parcel, you will get old stock for sure. (I was sitting in front of Rathna Cafe for the entire night from 10:30 PM to morning 6:00 AM) About 90 Rs for 2 iddlis is really
hard to acccept :( Thankfully the staff was quite generous in providing sambhar and chutnies :D
Train Tip
Aug 01 2016 (16:43)   22807/Santragachi - Chennai Central SF AC Express

soundr   57 blog posts
Entry# 1948579            Tags   Past Edits
No need to worry about the problem of no food stalls in Santragachi or proper hotels near station in first platform side. As soosn the train starts moving you will start getting snacks and order for dinner will be taken. Food quality and quantity is ok. I had a feeling that salt was less. Price as usual, you know how much they charge.
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Jul 15 2016 (11:05)   12675/Kovai SF Express

soundr   57 blog posts
Entry# 1930367            Tags   Past Edits
Travelled from MAS to CBE. Punctuality is good. Though it got delayed by 10-15 minutes in between in some stations, the speed after Tirupur was horrifying. Reached CBE well on time.
Travelled on a sunday, right from MAS hardly some seats were found vacant in the entire train, and hence could imagine how crowded it would be on week days.
Some unreserved passengers board in 2S coaches, mostly they stand near doors and few try to occupy seats.
is much much better than those stalls available in central station (price, taste, quantitywise). I found a food packet with ARENCO catering seal. But didnt see the vendors with ARENCO badges. (THose who have travelled in 12677 Intercity know very well about ARENCO).
Those who are taller than 6 feet or bulkier would find difficulty in 2S. If so give a try in CC.
Travel Question
Jun 20 2016 (23:06)   22807/Santragachi - Chennai Central SF AC Express

soundr   57 blog posts
Entry# 1901910            Tags   Past Edits
Can anyone please provide info regarding food ?
Onboard and from stations enroute.

Jun 20 2016 (23:13)
Jagdeesh Srivastava~   3884 blog posts   9451 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1901910-1            Tags   Past Edits
PC available.
And u can get dinner at KGP.
breakfast at VSKP.
and lunch at BZA.
Station Tip
May 27 2014 (23:26)   SA/Salem Junction (6 PFs)

Legendary Boat Mail should be given with WDP4B   1311 blog posts   148 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 1113914            Tags   Past Edits
Railway Junction Bus stand is just outside junction's entrance . All the town buses boarded here goes to Old Bus stand (Town Bus stand) through New Bus stand. Ticket fare is Rs.8 (max). Autos (not prepaid) are also available outside at nominal rates.

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Mar 05 2016 (15:34)
soundr   57 blog posts
Re# 1113914-6            Tags   Past Edits
ARENCO catering foods are available from platform vendors. eg lemon rice, curd rice etc. I have tried both and they are really good. Food purchased at around 12 pm was good even at 7 pm in travel. Prices are nominal about 18/- or so. But the vendors try to fleece passengers.
Station Tip
Dec 28 2015 (22:56)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

BAM SBP New line~   466 blog posts   17 correct pred (49% accurate)
Entry# 1694693            Tags   Past Edits
Sad....no good restaurants to have dinner in VSKP. tfs and another restaurant tenders are in process so they have not opened any restaurants.

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Mar 05 2016 (15:22)
soundr   57 blog posts
Re# 1694693-2            Tags   Past Edits
I guess it is also closed or got struck in the renovation work on platform. During december 2015 i have walked to both ends of platform 1 looking for hotel tollywood or bollywood. Except a small platform shop that sells some varieties, there were no options for food.
Train Tip
Feb 03 2016 (19:42)   15905/Kanyakumari - Dibrugarh Vivek Express (PT)

soundr   57 blog posts
Entry# 1728791            Tags   Past Edits
Bedding packet with pillow and kambal was in place while boarding the train. Cant say pillow cover and bedsheets were good, but they were not bad either. towel was also in the pack and it was clean. kambal was also fine, no itching or rashes. (TD:29/01/2016 cbe-njp)

Feb 03 2016 (19:44)
gvvnjr   393 blog posts   69 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1728791-1            Tags   Past Edits
Really useful information sir. I will be traveling in 15905 in a month. U r post gave me good information on cleanliness.

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Feb 06 2016 (20:00)
soundr   57 blog posts
Re# 1728791-3            Tags   Past Edits
pantry is by ""meals on wheels". food is good but dinner may get little late.
this time i tried station food in many places.
attaching pics of the same.
Erode - Cell Kitchen - Veg meals - 40RS inside stall. Quantity less - quality average.
- Arenco catering - Lemon rice, Curd rice - 25Rs each sold with premium in platform (look for the seal before buying). Quantity good - quality very good. Those who have travelled in 12677/12678 Bangalore - Ernakulam intercity express will be knowing well about Arenco catering. The food was good till night.
Renigunta - IRCTC food stall - veg meals - 60Rs. quantity less - quality average.
Vishakapatnam - platform vendors - idli, masal dosa. quantity, quality - average.
Brahmapur - Food track stall (almost at the end of the platform) - Egg meals - 110Rs. Quantity ok - quality good. Ask for roti or you may not get. Fish / Chicken meals - 140Rs.
hijli / midnapore station - Veg / fish / egg meals - from local vendors.
Malda Town - platform vendors - Idli - 60Rs - 3 pieces (!!!)

Feb 06 2016 (20:40)
gvvnjr   393 blog posts   69 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1728791-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you sir. The information provided by you is highly appreciated. Thanks a ton.
Train Tip
Feb 03 2016 (19:50)   15905/Kanyakumari - Dibrugarh Vivek Express (PT)

soundr   57 blog posts
Entry# 1728798            Tags   Past Edits
A1 coach was a 2014 rehabilitated (if im right coach number is 98055). Curtains were clean , with all clips. coach was neat. no coackroaches or rodents sighted. AC was maintained really good. Never felt inhaling stale air or headache in 50 hrs journey. In all the four toilets in the coach the lower attachments were found dislodged from the toilet sink. so irrespective of cleaning the toilet appeared dirty. God knows when it goes for overhauling, gets noticed and repaired.
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