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CAPE/Kanniyakumari (3 PFs)
கன்னியாகுமரி     कन्याकुमारी
[Cape Comorin]

Track: Construction - Electric-Line Doubling

National Highway 7, Kanyakumari
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 36 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 0
Number of Originating Trains: 12
Number of Terminating Trains: 12
Rating: 4.1/5 (74 votes)
cleanliness - good (10)
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food - good (8)
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May 27 2016 (19:42)   11077/Jhelum Express (PT) | PUNE/Pune Junction (6 PFs)

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   586 blog posts   18 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1867072            Tags   Past Edits
Here is the Zone-wise list of LONGEST ORDINARY DAILY MAIL/EXPRESS (not SF) trains. Which train is BETTER and has a fair/best speed, punctuality, cleanliness, coach condition, ticket availability, catering facilities despite their long journeys. And which zone you feel is better in management of these trains??
CR. 11077/8 Pune - Jammu Tawi Jhelum Express (2176 km)25%27
ECR. 13351/2 Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (2537 km)8%9
ECoR. 18477/8 Puri - Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express (2366 km)2%2
ER. 13151/2 Kolkata - Jammu Tawi Express (1986 km)2%2
NCR. 11123/4 Barauni - Gwalior Mail (1055 km)3%3
NER. 15017/8 LTT Mumbai - Gorakhpur Kashi Express (1710 km)7%7
NWR. 14707/8 Bikaner - Mumbai Bandra Ranakpur Express (1215 km)4%4
NFR. 15909/10 Dibrugarh - Lalgarh Avadh Assam Express (3118 km)3%3
NR. 14055/6 Dibrugarh - Old Delhi Brahmaputra Mail (2597 km)1%1
SCR. 17229/30 Trivandrum - Hyderabad Deccan Sabari Express (1577 km)9%10
SECR. 18237/8 Bilaspur - Amritsar Chhattisgarh Express (2012 km)10%11
SER. 18189/90 Tatanagar - Alappuzha Link Express (2362 km)1%1
SWR. 16593/94 HS Nanded - KSR Bengaluru Express (1030 km)0%0
SR. 16381/2 CST Mumbai - Kanniyakumari Jayanti Janta Express (2130 km)0%0
WCR. 11447/8 Jabalpur - Howrah Shaktipunj Express (1144 km)13%14
WR. 19023/4 Mumbai - Firozpur Janta Express (1773 km)0%0
KR. 10111/2 10103/4 CST Mumbai - Madgaon Konkan Kanya/Mandovi Express (581 km)11%12

May 30 2016 (12:22)
Vijay Baradwaj   2454 blog posts   1479 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1867072-1            Tags   Past Edits
Why You Did Not Add 16352 NCJ-CSTM Express.It is a superb train.Please add it

May 30 2016 (12:26)
अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   586 blog posts   18 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1867072-2            Tags   Past Edits
SR has an even longer train 16381/2 (2130 km) than 16351/2 (1943 km).

May 30 2016 (12:30)
Vijay Baradwaj   2454 blog posts   1479 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1867072-3            Tags   Past Edits
But this train is awesome.Mind blowing

Jul 22 2016 (11:19)
हिंदी मीडियम~   2143 blog posts   36 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1867072-5            Tags   Past Edits
There would have been many top contenders but mamata bannerjee changed the scene in 2006 by turning more than 200 of good ordinary express to super fast without changing much to their TT
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May 15 2017 (11:00)   12633/Chennai Egmore - Kanyakumari SF Express (PT) | CAPE/Kanniyakumari (3 PFs) | ED/WAP-4/22550

sherildasheri   18 blog posts
Entry# 2277771            Tags   Past Edits
Train No 12633 / 12634 Kanniyakumari Super Fast Express Old Name Board
General Travel
Apr 21 2017 (18:48)   12622/Tamil Nadu SF Express (PT) | BPL/Bhopal Junction (6 PFs)

Shan H Fernandes   948 blog posts   183 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 2244909            Tags   Past Edits
Latest train videos !!
Trainspotting videos shot on 21st April 2017 .
First LGD WAP-7 30237 hauled AP AC express , WAP4 Tamil Nadu express , WAP7 Karnataka express , LHB Kamayani express , RPM WAP4 CAPE-NZM Thirukkural express and many more.
Video link : click here
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Dec 16 2015 (13:32)   56719/Nagercoil - Kanniyakumari Passenger (UnReserved) | CAPE/Kanniyakumari (3 PFs) | ED/WAP-4/22570

Stand Alone~   2999 blog posts   17635 correct pred (93% accurate)
Entry# 1680603            Tags   Past Edits
ED P4 Pulls in with NCJ-CAPE passenger Into Cape just 15 km To Serve
Feb 13 2017 (02:02)   16525/Island Express (PT) | CAPE/Kanniyakumari (3 PFs)

KODAIKANAL Princess of Hills*^~   30807 blog posts   3127 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 2162137            Tags   Past Edits
Yesterday travelled in this train,
Its feeling that IR charge from this passenger train. I was slept after boarding at 8AM. But as i waked up, it was departing from Nagarcoil, then after it get stopped at almost every small station for crossing. Even passenger and MEMU getting more priority then this.
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Jan 01 2017 (23:53)   22692/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - KSR Bengaluru City Rajdhani Express (PT) | BVB/Bhadbhadaghat (2 PFs)

Shan H Fernandes   948 blog posts   183 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 2112948            Tags   Past Edits
First day first show !!!
Train Videos shot on January 1 , 2017 ! Happy New Year !!
Do watch WAP7 Bangalore Rajdhani express and WAP7 AP AC express , don't miss out the curving RPM WAP4 with Himsagar express.
Youtube link : click here
★★★  Travelogue
Aug 18 2016 (21:04)   16317/Himsagar Express (PT) | CAPE/Kanniyakumari (3 PFs) | RPM/WAP-1/22011

Sunny Babu Brother of sampoornesh babu~   1350 blog posts   211 correct pred (56% accurate)
Entry# 1966632            Tags   Past Edits
Trip By Himsagar Express:

Hello Everyone, well as a railfan, one of the questions a person might face is, "Have you travelled from Kanniyakumari to Jammu?” In my case, I can proudly say YES. It was in march 2015 before its Extension to SVDK
So, Here's how the Journey Went.

It was 6th march 2015. My brother and I reached Kanniyakumari by noon in the Jayanti Janata express, all geared up for the ride in India’s 2nd longest running train- The Himsagar Express, End to End

The Scheduled departure time was 1410 hrs and hence the two of us went out to have some lunch and by the time we returned, our rake was waiting on pf2 with AJJ WAP-1 #22011 in the lead to haul us till New Delhi.
When we boarded our coach and settled down for the Journey of a lifetime, i realized something was wrong. We were perspiring more than normal, and it was at that moment i found out that the Fan was not working despite the switch being put on. We immediately complained to the TTE about it, who assured us that it would be fixed at NCJ. And it was indeed fixed at NCJ, one of those rare good deeds in IR.
We went in and occupied our seats and it was a longer wait as the starter didn't go green till 1420 hrs. As the starter went off, the Loco pilot honked and the ALP waved the flag for a Flag exchange, with the guard. My excitement knew no bounds. We cruised through the Kerala backwaters, all halts were Scheduled ones, except for one at Kalamassery where the Kochuveli - Bangalore express overtook us. At around 1900 hrs, we had a cup of soup and, that by far was the best soup I had ever tasted during my travels in IR. Later at around 2000 hrs, we had our dinner from pantry, the same IRCTC Menu. Taste was good.

And a few links observed on day1 were as follows:

1) RPM WAP-4 #22888 with CAPE bound Island exp
2) ED WAP-4 #22270 with MS bound Anantapuri exp
3) ED WAP-4 #22890 with TVC bound Sabari Express

I woke up at Erode to check out the slip coaches from Tirunelveli that were to be attached to our rake and also to see if the link will change or remain the same. Meanwhile, Cheran Express overtook us and it was followed by TVC - MAS SF led by RPM WAP-7 #30349. Luckily, we were given the starter soon enough. After a brief nap, I woke up at around 0700 hrs to find ourselves entering JTJ more than an Hour late. As I freshened up, the pantry served us Breakfast. The food was above average. We overtook the Ahemadabad bound Navjeevan express just before Warangal. The whole day continued with us maintaining that 1 hr delay, we slept after Ramagundam.

Following Spottings were made on Day-2

1) RPM WAP-4 led Navjeevan and AJJ WAM-4 led KGP-VM near Nellore at 1150 hrs
2) LGD WAP-7 #30312 led MAS raj near Bapatla at around 1400 hrs
3) ED WAP-4 #22713 led Raptisagar SF (GKP-TVC) at Vijayawada
4) Overtook Navjeevan just before Warangal
5) LGD WAP-4 #30407 led Godavari at Warangal
6) ET WAM-4 #21247 led Jabalpur - yesvanthpur express.
7) Overtook 17233 Bhagyanagar Express after Ramagundem


On Day 3, I woke up at around 0730 hrs to find ourselves at Itarsi, running late by 20 mins. We had covered up some part of the delay, as usual, the pantry staff served us our breakfast, the menu being Bread with butter and cutlets with sauce. I tried to finish it in a hurry as 1 of South India's important trains and also considered a legend of SWR, Karnataka express was to cross us at any moment. As I completed the breakfast and took my camera and stood up, Boom, Karnataka Express Crossed. It would have been 1 hell of a pic but was a missed chance instead.
Next stop was at Bhopal. We had our scheduled halt and departed just when a tragedy struck. A co-passenger in my coach was trying to do some stunts at the door and before he realized it, he hit a Signal post and fell down and his foot went under the wheels. Luckily, his head was just inches away from the approaching Jaipur - Secunderabad Express and Chain was pulled immediately. The MCO of Bhopal attended him and his foot heavily bandaged, his luggage was taken out of train and he was taken to a hospital.
Next up, at Agra Cantt., we met the Goa Express which was standing on Pf1 and it was followed by Sachkhand exp which arrived on pf2. My brother and I were wondering what the reason for this might be, I was thinking in all possible directions, including Sachkhand being given preference over Goa but this is I.R and anything is possible. My friend Adithya Vaidyanathan pinged us about the crossing with Secunderabad Rajdhani and we immediately got ready to capture it and after capturing it, we realized what might have happened, A double overtake for the Rajdhani. Both Goa and Sachkhand were looped at AGC for the SC Rajdhani to overtake, which skipped through the mainline. This again, highlighted the Importance of Rajdhani class trains, be it ICF or LHB.
At Mathura, we crossed the Krantikari, August Kranti Rajdhani Express, a lucky crossing, because had we been delayed this train would have veered off into the MTJ-KOTA line before our train pulled into MTJ, but that day, the crossing was meant to be. After skipping Mathura, we were cruising through rural UP and Haryana, and also managed to get back on schedule. The WAP-1 was indeed doing a terrific job hauling 23 coaches at MPS. According to schedule, we had a 30min halt at Nizamuddin and a 2:30 hrs halt at New Delhi. We knew we might start suffering from Faridabad and that's what exactly happened, because it was worse than crawling. We reached New Delhi at 2200 hrs, a good Half hour late but our Scheduled departure was at 0010 hrs and we had 2 hrs in our hands, so my brother and I went out to have dinner and of course, in a station as big as NDLS, what do you do if you have 2hrs in your kitty? A bit of Railfanning? Exactly, we explored New Delhi before boarding our train at 0005 hrs.

Some Spottings on Day-3:

1) ET WAM-4 #21357 with LTT bound kamayani at BPL
2) GZB WAP-5 30'007' with KING, 12002 Habibganj Shatabdi at 1317 hrs
3) 12138 Punjab mail at 1330 hrs
4) LGD WAP-7 #30258 with 12708\A.P.S.K at JHS at 14:10 hrs
5) RTM WDM3A #16170 with ASR-INDB express at GWL
6) LDH WAP-4 #22723 with PUNE bound Jhelum Express
7) TKD WAP-7 #30373 with Kalinga Utkal Express bound to PURI
8) GZB WAP-7 #30210 with VSG bound Goa Express
9) GZB WAP-4 #22706 with Sachkhand Express
10) LGD WAP-7 #30240 with SC Rajdhani
11) GZB WAP-4 #22689 with 12137 Punjab mail

Next day, Day-4, the last and Final Day of our Journey, I woke up to find myself in Ludhiana where the 13049 Howrah-Amritsar Express was given preference over us and the 12358 ASR-KOAA Durgiana SF Express crossed us.
I was waiting for the Himgiri express to overtake us which unfortunately never happened. It was freezing cold and a hot Tea was needed to warm myself up a bit. And the sweaters, coats, Gloves etc. were out and apart from the cold, the beauty of Haryana& Punjab was more than worth watching. I just loved it.
As our journey was approaching the finish line, those moments were more of a mixed feelings, on one side we were happy that unthinkable journey was about to be done and dusted, and on the other side we were sad that it was coming to an end. But, that's life, everything has an ending, right?
My brother kept count of the distance and time left, example- 35kms to go and 30mins left, 30kms to go and 24mins left etc. Oh, those moments!!!!
Finally we had reached JAT home bang on time only to be stopped and received onto the pf about 25 mins late. And, the long dream journey had come to an end; a Journey which will be cherished forever.

Thank you for taking time out and reading this. Hope you'll liked it. comments are wel come. :)

3 posts - Tue Aug 23, 2016

Aug 23 2016 (21:50)
Sunny Babu Brother of sampoornesh babu~   1350 blog posts   211 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 1966632-4            Tags   Past Edits
Still pondering on it. 1 thing maybe that they made 2 trains into 1 if u know wat I'm trying to say

Aug 23 2016 (22:30)
Tabbys star and the Alien outpost~   2546 blog posts
Re# 1966632-5            Tags   Past Edits
Because of it's slot sharing with Andaman express. Andaman express was a slow train right from the beginning, while Himsagar was originally a superfast running with the same TT as Kerala express and going via RU. Later, it was cancelled, but was started again, this time reversing at MAS ( almost 4 hour halt) and following the schedule of Andaman from thereon. Later, it was again routed through RU and sped up, but the slot was still shared with Andaman from NDLS onwards, though Andaman itself was not sped up much between MAS-NDLS.

Aug 23 2016 (22:43)
SRG*^~   35563 blog posts   169215 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1966632-6            Tags   Past Edits
Even Andaman has a halt of 70 mins @ NDLS which is huge considering the profile of NDLS station, better they to re-work the TT so that public need not keep waiting..

Sep 01 2016 (18:22)
walnutzalmondz~   755 blog posts
Re# 1966632-7            Tags   Past Edits
Superb Trip Report, had a feel that i travelled in this train :)

Sep 02 2016 (10:49)
abhishekrisbud~   51 blog posts   142 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1966632-8            Tags   Past Edits
Hi, along with fellow railfan Ambareesh (both from Mumbai) can also say 'Yes, we have done the epic journey'
Thanks for sharing your report. We did the journey starting 20th May from CAPE and ended on 23rd May @ SVDK
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Sep 29 2016 (23:52)   15905/Kanyakumari - Dibrugarh Vivek Express (PT) | MCN/Mukundarayapuram (2 PFs) | ED/WAP-4/22259

LHB for TN Express~   1007 blog posts   182 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2006387            Tags   Past Edits
YT Link - click here
The Train that covers the longest distance in the Indian Railways network; the Vivek Express from Kanniyakumari to Dibrugarh.

Sep 30 2016 (00:03)
JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 SUPPORTS KKR 😎~   12815 blog posts   22 correct pred (42% accurate)
Re# 2006387-1            Tags   Past Edits
A mighty 84 hrs journey 😂😂
Has anyone here had traveled in such long distance train e to e

Sep 30 2016 (21:03)
LHB for TN Express~   1007 blog posts   182 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2006387-2            Tags   Past Edits
a few RFs from bangalore did do the trip actually

Oct 23 2016 (22:28)
brandonbuffard^~   11184 blog posts   6076 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2006387-3            Tags   Past Edits
if the same were via ms,vri,tpj,mdu I would b travelling end-to-end..

Nov 17 2016 (14:08)
vamsme   7 blog posts   20 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2006387-4            Tags   Past Edits
I am ready, but we never get seat available in sleeper coaches.
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Commentary/Human InterestECoR/East Coast  -  
Dec 08 2015 (09:45)   Malayalees seek direct daily train to Mangalore

rdb*^   129373 news posts
Entry# 1674296   News Entry# 250360         Tags   Past Edits
They pitch for improved rail and air connectivity to tourist destinations
Improved rail connectivity from Visakhapatnam to Kollam, Kanyakumari, between Visakhapatnam and Mangalore and air connectivity from Visakhapatnam to Coimbatore via Chennai or Bengaluru will be a great boon to both pilgrims and general tourists visiting Kerala and other destinations in the south, feel Malayalees settled in Visakhapatnam.
The Andhra Pradesh Consortium of Malayalee Associations (ACMA) has sought an increase in the frequency of 18567 Visakhapatnam – Kollam weekly express and its extension up to Kanyakumari. It has also sought a direct daily
train to Mangalore and a one-stop flight to Coimbatore.
Apart from devotees of Lord Ayyappa visiting Sabarimala during the festival season as also during occasions like Onam and Vishu, Malayalees settled in Visakhapatnam and north Andhra also visit their home state regularly. Extending the train to Kanyakumari will be an added advantage to tourists from the region, says ACMA chief coordinator S.G. Vijay Kumar Nair.
Passengers travelling by the first class coach of the 58501/58502 Visakhapatnam-Kirandul-Visakhapatnam passenger were unable to know the arriving stations and the side on which the platforms were located as the coach was positioned on the wrong side of the rake formation, says M. Govinda Rao, a retired officer of Hindustan Shipyard Limiteda, who travelled by this train from Jagdalpur last week.
In other words, the stations were mostly coming on the aisle side while the coupe of the coach (first class) was on the opposite side. There is high demand for the train during the tourist season and an AC coach can be attached to the train, he feels.

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Dec 10 2015 (16:38)
brandonbuffard^~   11184 blog posts   6076 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1674296-28            Tags   Past Edits
its "VSKP" not "BSKP"

Dec 10 2015 (16:42)
tired f waitng4d PR SCRs train gets LHB rake~   1822 blog posts   36 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1674296-29            Tags   Past Edits
y r we just pelting stones at each other.. its neither odisha nor vskp nor their people that are answerable. It is ECoR answerable for these extensions..
and to the one who said njoi the benifits of extension of Hirakud.
click here
what to njoi in a train that has longer route and takes more time ???

Dec 10 2015 (17:02)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   4152 blog posts   573 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1674296-30            Tags   Past Edits
I am not the one. Why dont you ask those people who started this argument. They have full Right to abuse a state and its people and we will sit silently??

Dec 10 2015 (18:28)
Half Girl friend   39225 blog posts   12709 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 1674296-34            Tags   Past Edits
actually its ok if extended to cape or tvc for malayaee paxs but its should be vskp-cape/tvc rsa with vskp -maq new train

Dec 11 2015 (22:28)
सजन रेडियो बजाईयो जरा*^~   31447 blog posts   69892 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1674296-38            Tags   Past Edits
Sumajdaro ishara kafi hota hai
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Jun 28 2016 (12:18)   BGP/Bhagalpur Junction (6 PFs)

™Incredible Sbg Loop Line   52 blog posts
Entry# 1909946            Tags   Past Edits
1st city in India that will get Hamsafar Express;the all Ac high speed train.

7 posts - Jun 2016

2 posts - Fri Jul 01, 2016

Jul 10 2016 (11:07)
™Smart City Bhagalpur ®~   1164 blog posts   21 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 1909946-11            Tags   Past Edits
82% with gorAkpur wah great judgement

Jul 10 2016 (11:08)
™Smart City Bhagalpur ®~   1164 blog posts   21 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 1909946-12            Tags   Past Edits
Hope soon this train starts from gorakhpur soon

Jul 11 2016 (05:10)
सजन रेडियो बजाईयो जरा*^~   31447 blog posts   69892 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1909946-13            Tags   Past Edits
None of Above

Jul 11 2016 (18:30)
MS TPJ section becomes FEDL^~   9855 blog posts   13795 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1909946-14            Tags   Past Edits

Jul 12 2016 (11:55)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी back to IRI~   6509 blog posts   343 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1909946-15            Tags   Past Edits
Correct answer is NDLS.
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