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Oct 26 2015 (15:46)   22416/Andhra Pradesh AC SF Express
 

vamsikrishnapatta   83 blog posts   39 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1629243            Tags   Past Edits
As an engineering 1st year student from Vizag studying in Delhi,I was very happy when this train was announced as I thought I wouldn't have to waste two complete days going home travelling by SJ,Samata and Link.But after this train's introduction,its timetable promptly led me to book 2 sets of return journeys by Air India as it was much more comfortable paying 4k for 2hrs rather than 3k for 36 hrs.Vizag-Delhi will be having 5 daily flights (6 considering unreliable Spicejet) starting late November and this train will not even be a choice for majority of the flight takers because of its schedule.Many argue that the timetable has been prepared so due to scheduling constraints.But,when AC trains are now such important money-spinners and expensive LHB rakes have been provided for this train,I fail to see the justification for this horrendous timetable which makes this train slower than both SJ and Samata,trains...
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which give 6 AC coaches in capacity a day.
I agree that NDLS-VSKP via BZA is a route that does not warrant 7 3A's daily (planned) in addition to existing capacity,let alone 5 2A's,but that does not mean that IR should just run this train for the sake of running it.This train was born out of political compulsions,but IR should try to make the best out of the given circumstances.A total of 5 coaches (2X3A and 3X2A) can be removed and augmented in trains which need them.In the meanwhile IR should improve this train's schedule and wait for passenger traffic to pickup and then add coaches as necessary.
I hope IR wakes up and seriously tries to improve the train's occupancy.
P.S. A departure about 20-25 min. after Chennai GR/Raj/Dur can be feasible with an evening arrival at VSKP in about 28-29 hours.Only a suggestion,please give any other alternatives!

34 posts - Mon Oct 26, 2015

  
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Oct 26 2015 (21:27)
vamsikrishnapatta   83 blog posts   39 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1629243-35            Tags   Past Edits
What can I say about "political compulsions"
The Vijayawada lobby is strong and such a move will only serve to create tensions in the state!

  
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Oct 26 2015 (21:28)
madhupallalovely   5 blog posts
Re# 1629243-36            Tags   Past Edits
answer given by railway customer care online complaints:
Complaint Details :
Complaint Description : we request please change the timings of acandhra pradesh express please we are feeling discomfort as there no difference between
a passenger service and sf train with lhb newcoaches. please do it 28 -30hrs,
it
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will be so helpful
Closing Remarks: Timing of a train is decided with the co=ordination of other passing Railways depending upon maintenance facilities available at
terminating station. This train belongs to Northern Railway and the maintenance facilities is available in night time at New Delhi.
Hence, timings are fixed as per the convenience of the maintenance time at New Delhi

  
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Oct 26 2015 (21:32)
Vinay Kumar~   15588 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1629243-37            Tags   Past Edits
The train will make out demand slwly...
Long bck i thgt the same for HWH-PUNE DRNTO...n it was running empty in start bt nt nwdays!! Even whn its end-to-end travelers only!!
As RF my view may differ (i wish blasting train with LHB)..but i dnt think this could b wholesome reason for less patronage...SC-VSKP AC SF hav it all...bt still its more empty thn this AP AC SF!!
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expectation smetimes lead more frustration!!

  
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Oct 26 2015 (22:26)
vamsikrishnapatta   83 blog posts   39 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1629243-38            Tags   Past Edits
I think all of us would be extremely happy if this train's demand picks up.But I am sceptical about it because of the current demand for such a train.
I will concede that a non-AC SF would do much better,but our politicos wanted a Vijayawada Rajdhani which became an AC Express and on a whim of a minister became VSKP AC Express.Its degradation will not be allowed further without protests.
And coming to SC AC Exp,we have a 16 coach GR which usually runs with 90% occupancy and a Duronto with 80% occupancy
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on the same day in addition to Godavari,Vishakha,Nanded,Janmabhoomi.So the AC Exp, which believe me or not gets most of its seats sold,is not "more empty than AP AC SF."
This route sees a lot of last minute bookings and usually 100 seats on both the Duronto and ACSF are sold

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Oct 26 2015 (23:12)
Vinay Kumar~   15588 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1629243-40            Tags   Past Edits
Yes..the same very way..Smata & SJ SF along with Biweekly SF..approx thy hav AVL berth..as shown smewhere in earlier blog for this same very train...& hence as of nw, wthout intermediate passenger..this AC SF also will remain AVL!!
And again, for intermediate station, so many lot avails!!
Anyway...the basic question is: which train this AC SF is in RSA with??? Do the Rake really hav any TAT for other slot or no??

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Sep 18 2015 (20:17)   12986/Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Jaipur AC Double Decker Express
 

vamsikrishnapatta   83 blog posts   39 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1593807            Tags   Past Edits
What are the chances of upgradation in this train?

  
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Sep 25 2015 (11:25)
भूत हूँ मैं~   3510 blog posts   3085 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1593807-1            Tags   Past Edits
very very less!
  
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Jan 24 2015 (18:52)   IMG15048/♥♥Kanpur Anand Vihar Express♥♥
 

lipstick spoiler~   50 img trains   20 popular
333 green flags   41 red flags   6 green per Train
Entry# 1350508            Tags   Past Edits
More flags please. And remember this is not for end to end connectivity but for connecting intermediate stations in cnb-ksj-be lines with capital.

  
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Jan 24 2015 (18:54)
vamsikrishnapatta   83 blog posts   39 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1350508-1            Tags   Past Edits
Sorry for asking here,but how do I get to create imaginary trains?

  
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Jan 24 2015 (18:58)
lipstick spoiler~   1921 blog posts   19 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 1350508-2            Tags   Past Edits
Go to trains tab and there is a sub tab available there named add imaginary train

  
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Jan 24 2015 (18:59)
lipstick spoiler~   1921 blog posts   19 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 1350508-3            Tags   Past Edits
And also give green to my train

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Nov 25 2014 (19:17)   12819/Odisha Sampark Kranti Express
 

vamsikrishnapatta   83 blog posts   39 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1287054            Tags   Past Edits
Does the train stop at Mughal Sarai?

  
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Nov 25 2014 (19:22)
Guest: 7fe3482a   show all posts
Re# 1287054-1            Tags   Past Edits
no commercial stoppage at MGS but there might be technical stoppage can't say

  
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Nov 25 2014 (19:28)
KODAIKANAL Princess of Hills*^~   30860 blog posts   3130 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1287054-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes....there is a technical stoppage at Mughalsarai

  
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Nov 25 2014 (19:32)
Harshad Pavagi~   5516 blog posts   29894 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1287054-3            Tags   Past Edits
All trains running through MGS will halt at MGS. It's a crew change point for all the trains.
  
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Sep 27 2014 (20:12)   12727/Godavari SF Express | BZA/Vijayawada Junction (10 PFs)
 

vamsikrishnapatta   83 blog posts   39 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1226490            Tags   Past Edits
With Vijayawada being declared as the capital of the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh,an overnighter should be introduced between BBS/VSKP and BZA for the public's convenience...In my view it would be better to start the train from BBS,because the districts of Srikakulam,Vizianagaram and also the sizable chunk of Telugus residing in the southern part of Odisha would be benefited.
BBS ---- 1630
KUR 1650 1655
BALU
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1745 1747
CLKA 1759 1701
CAP 1850 1852
BAM 1910 1915
IPM 1940 1942
SPT 1955 1957
CHE 2015 2020
VZM 2135 2150
MIPM 2245 2247
VSKP 2255 2315
GPT 2323 2325
DVD 2340 2342
AKP 2352 2354
TUNI 0045 0047
ANV 0057 0059
PAP 0119 0121
SLO 0135 0137
APT 0155 0157
RJY 0210 0205
KVR 0227 0229
NDD 0248 0250
TNKU 0305 0307
BVRT 0355 0400
AKVD 0425 0426
KKLR 0446 0447
GDV 0520 0522
BZA 0615 ----
Rake Composition :-
1 X 3A, 4 X SL, 6 X GEN,2 x SLR
Further coaches can be augmented based on demand.

4 posts - Sat Sep 27, 2014

2 posts - Mon Sep 29, 2014

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Sep 29 2014 (16:35)
Srikanth~   1601 blog posts   588 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1226490-28            Tags   Past Edits
Good one. But, VSKP - LTT doesn't have much halts from VSKP - BZA and it takes 7 hrs. With more halts, this train requires some slacks i guess. Also, back to back trains between VSKP - BZA via BVRM route like 17479, VSKP - LTT, why this one also in same route. Also instead of BZA, it shud be taken to GNT as BZA around 6 am is full with trains 12840, 18463, 12296, Raptisagar group and VSKP - LTT. This can reach BZA around 5:30 to reach GNT at 6:30 or 7 am.

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Sep 30 2014 (11:15)
Venkat వెంకట్~   13683 blog posts   13 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1226490-37            Tags   Past Edits
BZA cannot handle more trains. It needs another station.

  
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Sep 30 2014 (11:18)
vamsikrishnapatta   83 blog posts   39 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1226490-38            Tags   Past Edits
Sir,more than 30-40% demand to Hyderabad is because all the government offices are present there.Once the capital is shifted to Vijayawada,won't people need good connectivity to the city,I mean that was the sole basis on which that region was declared the capital.The existing trains which provide overnight connection have meagre allocation in respect to the quota,and coming to the connection to Vijayawada from Uttarandhra,people still rely on RTC buses.So,a train which connects two important cities is not unwarranted,because passengers of the intermediate stations will also be benefited.

  
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Sep 30 2014 (11:22)
vamsikrishnapatta   83 blog posts   39 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1226490-39            Tags   Past Edits
Well,I hadn't thought of that,but an extension to Guntur surely sounds good :D

  
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Sep 30 2014 (11:32)
vamsikrishnapatta   83 blog posts   39 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1226490-40            Tags   Past Edits
Changed-->
BBS ---- 1630
KUR 1650 1655
BALU 1745 1747
CLKA 1759 1701
CAP
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1850 1852
BAM 1910 1915
IPM 1940 1942
SPT 1955 1957
PSA 2022 2024
CHE 2105 2110
VZM 2200 2205
VSKP 2255 2315
DVD 2340 2342
AKP 2352 2354
TUNI 0045 0047
ANV 0057 0059
PAP 0119 0121
SLO 0135 0137
APT 0155 0157
RJY 0210 0205
KVR 0227 0229
NDD 0248 0250
TNKU 0305 0307
BVRT 0355 0400
AKVD 0425 0426
KKLR 0446 0447
GDV 0520 0522
BZA 0615 0625
MAG 0640 0642
GNT 0705 ----
Rake Composition :-
1 X 3A, 4 X SL, 6 X GEN,2 x SLR

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