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Nov 11 2013 (23:39)   16525/Island Express

RailFan123   168 blog posts
Entry# 903621            Tags   Past Edits
This train needs to be speeded up...only way is to take away some stops I think....... :(...if more and more stops are augmented it would further slow down the train and the overtakes too..... :(

16 posts - Tue Nov 12, 2013

Nov 12 2013 (00:19)
Being Educated is Just a statement*^~   11654 blog posts   468 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 903621-17            Tags   Past Edits
we move by sentiments. so one useless train getting cancelled is also a major crime and step motherly treatment is what our fella citizens will feel.

Nov 12 2013 (00:23)
RailFan123   168 blog posts
Re# 903621-18            Tags   Past Edits
well if that train is a must..then let it have RSA with TVC-NCJ Passenger with a bit of re-scheduling in time...

Nov 12 2013 (00:25)
RailFan123   168 blog posts
Re# 903621-19            Tags   Past Edits
or yes it can have RSA with NCJ-KTYM Passenger

Dec 02 2013 (20:27)
Anirudh Iyer   1000 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 903621-20            Tags   Past Edits
This is a SWR train bro. PM will be at SBC only...

Dec 03 2013 (08:59)
jintocd   50 blog posts
Re# 903621-21            Tags   Past Edits
So many stop within <10 km each. This is due to politics. I remember about a rail roko strike happened after Railway decided to remove Pudukkad stop (which is merely 10km from Trichur). How can people expect last mile connectivity from a long distance train (~1000km). People just don't care. Ultimate stupidity.
General Travel
Nov 08 2013 (14:57)   16316/Kochuveli - KSR Bengaluru Express

RailFan123   168 blog posts
Entry# 899767            Tags   Past Edits
Disappointed on this train...only daily train which has a good speed from South Kerala to Bangalore and this train is augmented more stops..... :( dont want to see this a super crawler ...

Nov 08 2013 (15:04)
Hareesh Mangalam*^~   3859 blog posts   43029 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 899767-1            Tags   Past Edits
More stops are given between ERS and KCVL as the passengers from these areas dont have any other option and this is the only daily train to Bangalore via Alappuzha. So i feel, it wont matter much for passengers boarding beyond ERS towards SBC.

Nov 08 2013 (15:10)
Rail Fanning~   2613 blog posts
Re# 899767-2            Tags   Past Edits
But after adding all these stops has the time changed or speed reduced?. I had travelled once by this train when after bangalore it used t stop at salem. One good thing to see was there were hardly any waitlisted passenegrs in sleeper and travel was quite comfortable. Overall speed was also good

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Nov 25 2013 (20:42)
Guest: 7fd815ea   show all posts
Re# 899767-8            Tags   Past Edits
Stoppages havnt affected this train..as a matter of fact,it's speeded up by 45 mns

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General Travel
Nov 04 2013 (19:28)   12678/Ernakulam - KSR Bengaluru City SF InterCity Express

RailFan123   168 blog posts
Entry# 896453            Tags   Past Edits
Extension to TVC ???

1 posts - Mon Nov 04, 2013

Nov 04 2013 (19:29)
Always look for RandoMVids215 n RandoMPics215   1642 blog posts   10929 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 896453-2            Tags   Past Edits
Not feasible ...

Nov 04 2013 (19:30)
RailFan123   168 blog posts
Re# 896453-3            Tags   Past Edits
Instead better to extend KCVL-SBC to TVC and MS-TVC Ananthapuri to KCVL....such that direct connectivity to SBC can be established....

Nov 04 2013 (19:33)
Guest: 3bf8e3ea   show all posts
Re# 896453-4            Tags   Past Edits
Anathapuri should orginate at tvc itself

Nov 04 2013 (19:35)
RailFan123   168 blog posts
Re# 896453-5            Tags   Past Edits
If it extended to KCVL..I think extra pitline....and also it can retain its name since its only extended to its suburbs....and KCVL-SBC can be extended to TVC for direct connectivity to SBC.......MS-TVC Ananthapuri can be a connecting train to KCVL-UBL Exp,KCVL-YPR AC Exp from TVC......Well Guess so..

Nov 20 2013 (08:59)
16603 MaveliThe King of Kerala   417 blog posts   25 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 896453-6            Tags   Past Edits
the connecting factor is true. But KCVL-SBC has PM at KCVL, Ananthapuri has PFTR in TVC. Obviously KCVL-SBC wont have day time PM slot available at TVC.
Parasu had PM at MAQ, but a Over night stabling line was available at TVC for Parasu. So 12678 can easily be extended to TVC. 12678 is a lean performer in case of reserved seats, I agree for obv reasons that patronage for ICE wont reflect in reservation statistics, but it can cater as a load reliever for JS,Ernad, Parasu, Venad and also UR travellers of Rapthi group, Netra, Sabari etc.

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General Travel
Nov 04 2013 (19:26)   22208/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Chennai Central SUPER AC Express

RailFan123   168 blog posts
Entry# 896451            Tags   Past Edits
Any decision taken regarding MAS-TVC Duronto

Nov 04 2013 (19:30)
Nazeer*^~   9923 blog posts   16371 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 896451-1            Tags   Past Edits
Not yet Sir, But discussions going on to convert it in to Ac exp between MAS and TVC

Nov 04 2013 (19:33)
RailFan123   168 blog posts
Re# 896451-2            Tags   Past Edits
Better if its converted into a Normal superfast express....then by amalgamating it with 12698......a TVC-MAS Bi-weekly superfast...

Nov 14 2013 (00:25)
Navkant Meher*^~   3173 blog posts   1641 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 896451-3            Tags   Past Edits
Is it being discontinued or converted? This again proves, all Cities cant be like SC-VSKP :)
General Travel
Nov 10 2013 (19:47)   06312/Trivandrum - Chennai Central Premium Special

RailFan123   168 blog posts
Entry# 902292            Tags   Past Edits
Will this train be regularised ????

16 posts - Sun Nov 10, 2013

Nov 10 2013 (22:35)
Guest: 256b3184   show all posts
Re# 902292-17            Tags   Past Edits
Normal SF/AC super fast.. both will be hit.. :)

Nov 10 2013 (22:37)
RailFan123   168 blog posts
Re# 902292-18            Tags   Past Edits
when will be able to know the exact decision made ???

Nov 10 2013 (22:55)
Guest: 3bcb59be   show all posts
Re# 902292-19            Tags   Past Edits
Hopefully, next month

Nov 11 2013 (08:39)
12601 Chennai Manglore Mail   91 blog posts   69 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 902292-20            Tags   Past Edits
I dont remember exactly, few months back railway has run AC Special to TVM via PGT, CBE. It was having good patronage. I had a chance to travel in it. It leaves MAS at 9pm, it was scheduled to reach KCVL around 1pm. That timing was nice. If, replacing, i will vote for this timing, am sure it will be big hit and more over current rake can be also used

Nov 11 2013 (20:01)
Kuppam KSR Bengaluru New Memu From January 16   2386 blog posts
Re# 902292-21            Tags   Past Edits
as of now reservation is suspended for CBE & TVC Durontos MDU Drnt is performing good so MDU drnt will run as it is....lets see wht SR will decide on TVC & CBE....

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General Travel
Nov 11 2013 (19:05)  

RailFan123   168 blog posts
Entry# 903330            Tags   Past Edits
Why it is said that in ghat sections MG Trains are more useful than BG ones.......well MG has less capacity and compared to BG Engines power is less for MG...But still I have never heard an MG Train never wanted banker or braker engines along a ghat section...maybe rarely...but when it is converted then before ghat entry.........bankers/brakers are added to provide additional security...could anyone explain ???
General Travel
Nov 08 2013 (23:03)  

RailFan123   168 blog posts
Entry# 900257            Tags   Past Edits
My wishlist for Rail Budget 2013-14
1.Ernakulam-Mysore Daily ONT SuperFast
2.De-linking Kannur/Karwar-Yesvantpur Express Trains into 2 separate trains

3.Mangalore-Hubli Daily ONT Express
Daily ONT Express
5.Extension of Kottayam-Quilon,Aleppey-Quilon and Trivandrum-Quilon Passenger trains to Punalur
6.Early completion of Punalur-Sengottai and Palghat-Pollachi GC Work
7.Mangalore-Yesvantpur Daily ONT Express (via ASK)
8.Kochuveli-Bangalore Daily ONT (via NCJ,MDU)
9.Kochuveli-Velankanni Express
10.Extension of Mangala Lakshadweep Express to Trivandrum
11.Extension of Mangalore-Puttur Passenger trains to Subrahmanya Road
12.Ernakulam-Coimbatore Inter-City Express
How is my wishlist.....need ur opinions :) and what about yours ?? :)

35 posts - Fri Nov 08, 2013

57 posts - Sat Nov 09, 2013

Nov 09 2013 (16:48)
RailFan123   168 blog posts
Re# 900257-93            Tags   Past Edits
It`s almost timings of passenger train between Quilon-Sengottai Stretch so thats not that correct...surely the train is slowed -_-

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Nov 11 2013 (18:46)
Rail Fanning~   2613 blog posts
Re# 900257-96            Tags   Past Edits
Palghat-Pollachi was expected to be ready by March-2014.....looks highly unlikely. The pf work at palghat junction is alsmost over (mg replaced by BG) and same at Palghat town also. As usual the kerala stretch is the one taking time.

Nov 11 2013 (18:52)
Rail Fanning~   2613 blog posts
Re# 900257-97            Tags   Past Edits
Running the two trains : Dhanbad Allepey express and Tata Alleppey express as separate trains. Dhanbad Alleppey express extended till Kochuveli or CAPE. Tata Alleppey express to be converted to superfast and run till Ernakulam. The passenger associations of Dhanbad had already written to the railminister to separate the train and make it run as separate train. During one of my trips between ernakulam and cbe, one of the coach attendants was also pointing out that the Dhanbad train might be extended till TVC with reduction in stops and increase in speed and Tata Alleppey will run as superfast till ernakulam.If both continue to run daily on different slots then it would be good connectivity from orissa,AP,TN till kerala

Nov 11 2013 (18:56)
RailFan123   168 blog posts
Re# 900257-98            Tags   Past Edits
I expect this much trains through PGT-POY after GC Work over......
1.Guruvayur-Rameswaram Express
2.Mangalore-Rameswaram Express
3.Trivandrum-Pollachi Express
4.Ernakulam-Rameswaram Express
6.Palghat JN-Madurai Fast Passenger
7.Guruvayur-Palani Express
8.Guruvayur-Madurai Express
9.Mangalore-Tuticorin Express
10.Palghat JN-Tirunelveli Fast Passenger

Nov 11 2013 (18:58)
RailFan123   168 blog posts
Re# 900257-99            Tags   Past Edits
Another one I didnt mention is Mettupalayam-Dindigul Fast Passenger
General Travel
Nov 11 2013 (13:37)  

RailFan123   168 blog posts
Entry# 902909            Tags   Past Edits
Well its an idea I have got.........Kerala that arrives TVC around 2:30pm is almost resting for 2 days....so take an example....New Delhi-Trivandrum Kerala Exp arrives TVC @ 2:30PM.....then after maintanence the next day the same rake can be used for a new TVC-CBE Day Express which starts from TVC at the morning and comes back to TVC in the evening.......then next day that rake can go as Kerala Express and this cycle can be continued and we can get a new TVC-CBE Daily Day Express..........

18 posts - Mon Nov 11, 2013

Nov 11 2013 (17:24)
12601 Chennai Manglore Mail   91 blog posts   69 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 902909-19            Tags   Past Edits
My wish will be TVC-Chennai Egmore Express via PGT,CBE, AJJ, CGL
Current mail takes AJJ to MAS 1hr, if it goes via CGL, it will take 2hrs. Just 1hr extra. But it will benefit a lot of people like me, who are working in CGL. Many companies are there and currently people travel to MAS thn catch local train to CGL. Many women prefer buses because of this. It will be great if one train goes in that way. Especially for me :p ;)

Nov 11 2013 (17:39)
Rail Fanning~   2613 blog posts
Re# 902909-20            Tags   Past Edits
There was a proposal given earlier wherein it was observed that one rake of kerala express can be saved and be utilised elsewhere. It was being proposed that the rain that reaches delhi at 1 in the afternoon can depart the same night at abt 11 pm and reach TvC early morning and then depart again from Tvc the same afternoon at 11.00am. But this proposal did not find favour. This is probably the only train along with mangala express which has got rakes lying at the respective two destinations for more than 15 hours

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Nov 11 2013 (18:15)
Sudeesh~   1422 blog posts
Re# 902909-22            Tags   Past Edits
If 7 full rakes are available for kerala this idea can be done, but now kerala is running with 6 full rakes. The AC coaches of 7th rake is alloted to other trains or using by other trains as a lot of AC coaches which gone for POH are not returned.

Nov 11 2013 (18:16)
Tintumon UKG B   3949 blog posts   45 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 902909-23            Tags   Past Edits
the extra rake of Kerala express has been scrapped off... SO stop thinking of a new train with rake of Kerala express

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Nov 11 2013 (18:18)
RailFan123   168 blog posts
Re# 902909-25            Tags   Past Edits
well I think much will not be done in the case of Kerala and Mangala Express....since the rakes need time for maintanence and are really long distance trains which travel most times........Amrita Express also no way since I think it would be extended to Pollachi after GC or that`s the talk being heard......

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General Travel
Nov 11 2013 (08:22)  

RailFan123   168 blog posts
Entry# 902610            Tags   Past Edits
Ernakulam-Mysore Express(via SBHR)..... Ers dep:- @3:30PM Mys Arr:- @8:10AM
Mysore-Ernakulam Express.... Mys dep:- @5:30PM Ers Arr:- @10:00AM
Howzz the timings ....opinions ?
General Travel
Nov 10 2013 (22:27)  

RailFan123   168 blog posts
Entry# 902501            Tags   Past Edits
Sad to know that one of the possible reasons for not getting new trains,frequency increases are due to congestion in important stations,lack of double lines,gauge conversion problems........increased rail traffic..I think..... :( what about your opinion guyzz especially in Kerala and TamilNadu excluding Chennai... ?

Nov 10 2013 (23:16)
200 LHB trains in India^~   79752 blog posts   5093 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 902501-1            Tags   Past Edits
lack of money is main problem
also corruption is a reason in almost whole country
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