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BRKA/Barkakana Junction (5 PFs)
بركاكانا جنکشن     बरकाकाना जंक्शन

Track: Single Electric-Line

Station Rd, Barkakana,PIN - 829102, Distt: Ramgarh,PH - 0653-255225
State: Jharkhand

Elevation: 341 m above sea level
Zone: ECR/East Central   Division: Dhanbad
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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 5
Number of Halting Trains: 32
Number of Originating Trains: 9
Number of Terminating Trains: 9
Rating: 3.0/5 (21 votes)
cleanliness - average (3)
porters/escalators - average (3)
food - average (3)
transportation - good (4)
lodging - poor (1)
railfanning - good (3)
sightseeing - average (2)
safety - good (2)

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★★★  Travelogue
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Dec 22 2016 (16:10)   11447/Shaktipunj Express (PT) | JBP/Jabalpur Junction (6 PFs)

★★★★12355 Archana Exp★★★★   4686 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2100183            Tags   Past Edits
TRIP REPORT
October is an exciting month . The month of Diwali . . . which we all wait for months . As a railfan and a student I was super excited for the upcoming Diwali trip to my home . . . The exciting day arrived on 25th October – the day of my most awaiting trip . . . The trip was even more special because I was to travel in one of my favourite trains in which I had not travelled in last 15 years – SHAKTIPUNJ EXPRESS . . .
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, It all began in September , the planning for tickets . . . As there are no direct trains between Bhopal & Bokaro Steel City so I had to plan my journey accordingly . The only direct train for Patna , Indore Rajendra Nagar Express was showing Regret in AC 3 & Sleeper class so Patna break journey link was not working . So after much planning I booked a break journey tickets on 13th September from Bhopal to Barkakana Jn in 12854 Amarkantak Express & 11447 Shaktipunj Express with change over at Jabalpur in AC 3 tier .
The Journey Day (25th October) :
It was a pleasant day , Autumn is one of the best season for railfanning . I reached Bhopal station at 15:00 hrs , Amarkantak Express was standing on pf 4 , ET WAP 4 was the loco link . My B2 coach was 2012 made and was nicely maintained . The train departed sharp at 15:40 hrs . The train reached Itarsi at 17:30 , the loco changed to ET WDM 3A twins . Also It was pleasure to meet railfan and our IRI member Suraj Parihar at Itarsi Jn . Train departed ET at 18:05 a delay of 25 mins . The twins rocked the journey , running flat at mps .Despite having 8 halts train covered 245 kms in 3 hr 50 mins with an average speed of 68 km/hr and reached Jabalpur at 21:45 . One thing was surprising that we had overtaken 22352 YPR PPTA SF Exp at Madan Mahal , don’t know why controllers allowed this overtake to happen .
Jabalpur Station :
The WCR headquarters was as clean as expected . . . I was accompanied by my 2 friends , we had nearly 2 hrs buffer time so we decided to have dinner outside the station campus in a dhaba . We returned to station at 23:30 hrs . 11447 was scheduled to depart right time at 23:50 from pf 3 . But the train was itself placed at 00:20 hrs . . .
Shaktipunj Express :
My coach was 2010 made and it was even more nicely maintained than Amarkantak Express . The train departed late by 55 mins at 00:45 . The bedrolls were given to us at 01:25 by the time train had reached Sihora Road station . The train was hauled by a WDM 3A of Patratu shed .
The next Morning (26th October)
I got up at nearly 07:15 , the train was standing at an unscheduled halt Mahdeiya station i.e it had entered ECR Dhanbad division , the train departed at 08:35 after crossing with UP 11448 Shaktipunj Exp . The train was very slow upto Chopan , at CPU the loco link changed to PTRU WDP 4 , the speed got better after getting an EMD . At 16:00 hrs when the train was approaching Latehar , which is naxalite prone area , the train suddenly stopped with a jerk , the reason was a tree that had suddenly fallen on the tracks . The tree was removed quickly with the help of passengers and the local police from the nearby station Hehegara halt . The train finally reached Barkakana Jn at 18:45 , a delay of 50 mins . All thanks to slack time . . .
Although Chandrapura Jn is the nearest station on this route from Bokaro Steel City I chose Barkakana because of good road connectivity . The Ramgarh Bus stand is situated 5 kms from Barkakana railway station . From Ramgarh bus stand we get frequent buses to Bokaro Steel City . Bokaro is at a distance of 78 kms from Ramgarh bus stand .
We reached bus stand at 19:30 , we boarded different buses , my friend went to Ranchi . The bus departed at 20:00 hrs and reached Bokaro at 21:30 . The average speed of the bus was 52Km/hr .
Thanks for reading my trip report . . .
Attached Pics :
Pics 1-3 : Hoshangabad Station , pics taken from Amarkantak Express
Pic 4 : #SB of Mahdeiya Station
Pics 5 & 6 : Shaktipunj Exp standing at Renukut Station, CIC section
Pics 7-9 : Shaktipunj Exp standing at Singrauli station
Pics 10 : Hehegara Halt , Latehar District where tree incident took place
Pics 11-12 : The broken tree fallen on the tracks
Pics 13 : Chhipadodar Station
Pics 14 & 15 : Random Clicks at CIC section
#NiketKaran

1 posts - Thu Dec 22, 2016

  
Dec 22 2016 (16:22)
★★★★12355 Archana Exp★★★★   4686 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2100183-3            Tags   Past Edits
Special Thanks to RF Suraj Parihar for coming to Itarsi Jn to meet me

  
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Dec 22 2016 (16:26)
★★★★12355 Archana Exp★★★★   4686 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2100183-4            Tags   Past Edits
Have a close look at pics 11 & 12 . . . you can see a tree on the tracks .
Actually I was making a video but unfortunately my mobile automatically switched off at the same time :(

  
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Dec 22 2016 (17:29)
nilabh89~   264 blog posts   2025 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 2100183-7            Tags   Past Edits
Awesome pics...really it the lifeline train of cic section & very puctual too....

  
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Dec 25 2016 (19:41)
★★★★12355 Archana Exp★★★★   4686 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2100183-11            Tags   Past Edits
Should be speeded up . . .

  
Dec 25 2016 (23:10)
HAPPY NEW YEAR from JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   9402 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 2100183-12            Tags   Past Edits
Need upgradation to sf with less halt and speed up
  
★  Info Update
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Dec 06 2016 (08:37)   53371/Koderma - Barkakana Passenger (UnReserved) | HZBN/Hazaribagh Town (3 PFs)

4πu¶am*^~   5649 blog posts   42280 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 2081710            Tags   Past Edits
Introduction of newly built Hazaribagh Town-Barkakana section (57km) and extension of all Koderma-Hazaribagh Town Passenger trains to Barkakana.

  
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Dec 06 2016 (11:09)
×Kosi Ganga Super £xpress×~   1670 blog posts
Re# 2081710-1            Tags   Past Edits
So koderma barkakana is connected they can run koderma ranchi via muri, . Or will wait till New line construction!!!,

  
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Dec 07 2016 (08:38)
DHARTI AABA AC SF EXP~   2747 blog posts   126 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2081710-2            Tags   Past Edits
I guess barkakana to tati silwai will also be inaugurated soon which will provide direct rail connectivity to ranchi and hazaribagh..

  
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Dec 07 2016 (08:40)
DHARTI AABA AC SF EXP~   2747 blog posts   126 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2081710-3            Tags   Past Edits
Muri won't come in this route.. barkakana-tatisilwai is the next stage to be completed..

  
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Dec 07 2016 (16:46)
×Kosi Ganga Super £xpress×~   1670 blog posts
Re# 2081710-4            Tags   Past Edits
Yes muri dont come,but barkakana muri ranchi can also be used, and tatisilwai route is not much far from muri jn, both routes r closed enough.

  
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Dec 07 2016 (19:40)
DHARTI AABA AC SF EXP~   2747 blog posts   126 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2081710-5            Tags   Past Edits
Tatisilwai to barkakana will be around 50 kms but via muri tatisilwai to barkakana will be around 110 kms.. So the distance is more than twice bro via muri..
  
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Nov 30 2016 (20:17)   BRKA/Barkakana Junction (5 PFs)

Aditya*^~   4194 blog posts   2413 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 2076241            Tags   Past Edits
please check attached PGPORTAL reply by Railway board for Doubling of Bermo - Barkakana.
so till 2020 suffer.
it is shocking as IR gets good return from this section.

1 posts - Wed Nov 30, 2016

  
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Nov 30 2016 (20:24)
Aditya*^~   4194 blog posts   2413 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2076241-2            Tags   Past Edits
i think it is typo error, it would be "30", but he typed "39", "0" is just after "9" in keyboard.
till now only 3 km doubling finished, Bermo-jarangdih.
from Ranchi Road to Barkakana is 9km. finishing 9km will take another 3 and half years.

  
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Nov 30 2016 (20:27)
Hum safar express idea is total flop^~   77449 blog posts   5080 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2076241-3            Tags   Past Edits
will surely get late , ir never follow deadline.. for 50 oddkm #doubling they will take minimum 4 years...

  
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Nov 30 2016 (20:27)
A capella*^~   9308 blog posts   2447 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2076241-4            Tags   Past Edits
So, do they don't even cross-check what they write ? What a shame! Thanks to the steno that was typing this reply of your PG.

  
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Nov 30 2016 (20:53)
DhnEcr~   4077 blog posts
Re# 2076241-5            Tags   Past Edits
Tracks completed like Tori LAD nad BRKA-Hazaribagh have still not been commercialized why ??

  
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Dec 04 2016 (09:12)
Aditya*^~   4194 blog posts   2413 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2076241-6            Tags   Past Edits
news about barkakana - hazaribagh railway line commissioning :
click here
  
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Nov 04 2016 (12:53)   18110-Slip/Jammu Tawi - Tatanagar Express | BRKA/Barkakana Junction (5 PFs) | TATA/WAM-4/21375

Bachelor Passenger Needs Real Humsafar😉^~   2649 blog posts   13372 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2047785            Tags   Past Edits
WAM4 #21375 TATA Wait For Get Couple With 18102/18110 Jammu Tawi - Rourkela/Tatanagar Express @ Pf.No.3 Of Barkakana Jn.☺
  
Travel Question
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Oct 12 2016 (20:00)   12878/New Delhi - Ranchi Garib Rath Express | BRKA/Barkakana Junction (5 PFs)
 

PURU SK DLX MB PRINCE OF RAJDHANI EXPRESS~   788 blog posts   138 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2021163            Tags   Past Edits
Kisi ka Waiting ticket GaribRath Ka ho to wo kya Train Board kar sakta hai agar PRS ticket ho???

  
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Oct 12 2016 (21:21)
DHARTI AABA AC SF EXP~   2747 blog posts   126 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2021163-1            Tags   Past Edits
I have travelled with waiting PRS ticket in BBS-DHN garib rath..

  
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Oct 13 2016 (10:55)
DHARTI AABA AC SF EXP~   2747 blog posts   126 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2021163-2            Tags   Past Edits
I have travelled with waiting PRS ticket in BBS-DHN garib rath..
  
Info Update
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Oct 09 2016 (17:55)   53523/Asansol - Barkakana Passenger (UnReserved) | ASN/Asansol Junction (7 PFs)
 

Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (94% accurate)
Entry# 2017570            Tags   Past Edits
53321/22 ASN-DHN Passenger merged with 53359/60 GMH-BRKA Passenger to run as 53523/24 ASN-BRKA Passenger wef 7/10/16
  
Info Update
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Aug 24 2016 (00:57)   13347/Palamu Express | PNBE/Patna Junction (10 PFs)
 

Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (94% accurate)
Entry# 1970986            Tags   Past Edits
Replacement of 1 GS Coach with 1 3A Coach on experimental basis for 1 month

  
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Sep 23 2016 (02:04)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 1970986-1            Tags   Past Edits
3A Coach made permanent
  
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Aug 21 2016 (19:23)   12877/Ranchi - New Delhi Garib Rath Express | BRKA/Barkakana Junction (5 PFs)
 

Bachelor Passenger Needs Real Humsafar😉^~   2649 blog posts   13372 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 1969190            Tags   Past Edits
Bookings Open From Barkakana Jn.In 12877 Ranchi Garib Rath Express.

  
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Aug 21 2016 (20:06)
DhnEcr~   4077 blog posts
Re# 1969190-2            Tags   Past Edits
Also for Rajdhani too

  
2187 views
Aug 21 2016 (20:27)
Bachelor Passenger Needs Real Humsafar😉^~   2649 blog posts   13372 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1969190-3            Tags   Past Edits
Can You Please Give Screenshot Of That??

  
2144 views
Aug 21 2016 (20:38)
Boxer Bhai   37255 blog posts   12620 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 1969190-4            Tags   Past Edits
Halt announced ir halt added secretly?

  
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Aug 21 2016 (20:57)
DhnEcr~   4077 blog posts
Re# 1969190-5            Tags   Past Edits
I meant to ask has it been added for Rajdhani too. Sorry for missing thr question mark.

  
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Aug 21 2016 (21:03)
Bachelor Passenger Needs Real Humsafar😉^~   2649 blog posts   13372 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1969190-6            Tags   Past Edits
They Are Adding For ARP.
  
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Aug 21 2016 (19:17)   12878/New Delhi - Ranchi Garib Rath Express | BRKA/Barkakana Junction (5 PFs)
 

Bachelor Passenger Needs Real Humsafar😉^~   2649 blog posts   13372 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 1969188            Tags   Past Edits
Bookings Open For Barkakana Jn.In 12878 Ranchi Garib Rath Express.

  
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Aug 21 2016 (22:51)
rajeevame~   1775 blog posts   70 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1969188-2            Tags   Past Edits
12453/54 ka kab hoga as its technical halt has also been converted to commercial. Would be eventful to see whether it has gnwl or rlwl quota. All the trains that have been given commercial stops have been gnwl whether it's 12393,12367 or vice versa at cnb,mgs

  
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Aug 24 2016 (22:47)
DhnEcr~   4077 blog posts
Re# 1969188-3            Tags   Past Edits
BRKA gets Rajdhani but no quota
  
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Aug 23 2016 (12:37)   12454/New Delhi - Ranchi Rajdhani Express (Via Daltonganj) | BRKA/Barkakana Junction (5 PFs)
 

Bachelor Passenger Needs Real Humsafar😉^~   2649 blog posts   13372 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 1970411            Tags   Past Edits
Bookings Open For Barkakana Jn.In 12454 Ranchi Rajdhani Express.
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