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KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs)
കൊച്ചുവേളി     कोच्चुवेली

Track: Double Electric-Line

TTP Road, Ph: 0471-2500646, Kochu Veli, Beach PO, Trivandrum 695021
State: Kerala

Elevation: 10 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 8
Number of Originating Trains: 19
Number of Terminating Trains: 18
Rating: 2.8/5 (92 votes)
cleanliness - good (12)
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General Travel
Feb 18 2017 (22:04)   16312/Kochuveli - Bikaner Express (PT) | KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs)

RbK~   724 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 2169702            Tags   Past Edits
Finally 16312 KCVL BKN Express has began its regular service with LHB Coaches, just 5 hour 25 minutes behind schedule. True that passengers travelling by it today can feel excited about the new LHB rake; but being made to wait for over 5 hours for such a treat is just pathetic. Wish SR planned the transition to LHB rake better & arranged to bring it atleast 24 hours before scheduled departure. Or atleast ensured that the train departs @ its normal time, with or without LHB rake.
Adding insult to injury, SR/TVC has come up with some flimsy excuse like 'technical problems faced in the ICF made LHB rake' led to the delay. Shortly after announcing the schedule of special
train bringing in the LHB rake, DRM/TVC tweeted that 16312 of 18.02.2017 is rescheduled to leave @ 1800h. So when did the real 'technical issue' crop up?
In last few weeks, so many trains all over the country got converted to LHB; wonder how many of them faced similar delayed starts due to 'technical problems'!
Honestly, you just give anything to SR/TVC; they'll mess it up & come up with such lousy reasoning!!
P S: SR/TVC is operating a weekly special train to GHY from KCVL. AFAIK, it hasn't left KCVL on the nominated day(Sunday 1200) for the past many trips & usually leaves on Monday @ 1200(minimum 24 hours late). Also, it is practically impossible to make up this delay, when the service is operated with a single, scrap rake.
Still week after week SR/TVC faithfully announces that KCVL - GHY Special is late & will leave only on Monday. Frankly, why can't you just revise the schedule of this Special train to Monday?!!
General Travel
Feb 22 2017 (08:20)   82642/Kochuveli - Guwahati Suvidha Special | KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs)

Boxer Bhai   38454 blog posts   12676 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 2173812            Tags   Past Edits
For holi this running as suvidha for one trip
★★  General Travel
Feb 06 2017 (20:53)   06007/Chennai Central - Kochuveli Special Fare Special | KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs)

athul   2532 blog posts   174 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 2153804            Tags   Past Edits
Kochuveli - Bikaner Exp LHB Rake coming from Chennai as special fare special on 17th to Kochuveli.

9 posts - Mon Feb 06, 2017

24 posts - Tue Feb 07, 2017

Feb 07 2017 (15:07)
March Madness~   627 blog posts   28 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 2153804-34            Tags   Past Edits
what if powercar had technical glitch enroute on journey and shutdown,someone should be there at all times monitoring it right?

Feb 07 2017 (15:10)
Guest: 7ffdba48   show all posts
Re# 2153804-35            Tags   Past Edits
So are they there for all lhb trains?

Feb 07 2017 (15:10)
March Madness~   627 blog posts   28 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 2153804-36            Tags   Past Edits
yes!! atleast one staff will be there

Feb 07 2017 (15:15)
The elusive and rare WDP3 and WDM3~   2453 blog posts
Re# 2153804-37            Tags   Past Edits
All power cars will have escorting staff in the power car. They will regularly monitor the electrical equipment, voltage ad current levels in the generator van, monitoring the oil pumps and other equipment in the power car. They also conduct repairs to whatever extent is possible.
They are present in all trains running with power cars, both ICF and LHB.

Feb 07 2017 (20:50)
12633 Kanyakumari SF express~   609 blog posts   25 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2153804-38            Tags   Past Edits
Mail ne kuttichor akkiyath ee CBE le konappanmara.. Divert cheythathode TT kuttichor aayi.. TVC ninn Chennaike nerathe ethan 12634 edkendi verunna avastha anu.. Pinne mail ne kalum Ananthapuri punctual anu ipol..
77 votes
May 27 2016 (20:02)   12151/Samarasta SF Express (PT) | LTT/Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (5 PFs)

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   585 blog posts   18 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1867105            Tags   Past Edits
Here is the Zone-wise list of LONGEST SUPERFAST EXPRESS trains. Which train is BETTER 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. 12151/2 LTT Mumbai - Howrah Samarasta SF Express (2094 km)21%16
ECR. 12521/2 Barauni - Ernakulam Rapti Sagar SF Express (3438 km)8%6
ECoR. 12843/4 Puri - Ahmedabad SF Express (2135 km)1%1
ER. 12371/2 Howrah - Jaisalmer SF Express (2248 km)1%1
NCR. 22443/4 Kanpur - Bandra Mumbai SF Express (1614 km)4%3
NER. 12511/2 Gorakhpur - Trivandrum Raptisagar SF Express (3248 km)16%12
NWR. 12969/70 Coimbatore - Jaipur SF Express (2678 km)4%3
NFR. 12507/8 12515/6 Trivandrum - Guwahati SF Express (3553 km)3%2
NR. 12483/4 Kochuveli - Amritsar SF Express (3295 km)1%1
SCR. 12715/6 Nanded - Amritsar Sachkhand SF Express (2081 km)5%4
SECR. 22815/6 Bilaspur - Ernakulam SF Express (2150 km)12%9
SER. 22851/2 Santragachi - Mangaluru Vivek SF Express (2486 km)1%1
SWR. 12295/6 KSR Bengaluru - Patliputra Sanghamitra SF Express (2719 km)13%10
SR. 22659/60 Kochuveli - Dehradun SF Express (3154 km)4%3
WCR. 12193/4 Yesvantpur - Jabalpur SF Express (1747 km)5%4
WR. 12949/50 Porbandar - Santragachi Kavi Guru SF Express (2673 km)1%1
KR. 10215/6 Madgaon - Ernakulam SF Express (729 km)0%0

May 27 2016 (20:15)
अथर्व^~   32904 blog posts   2488 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1867105-1            Tags   Past Edits
Samarsata Exp

Jun 25 2016 (17:42)
Electric Loco Shed Soon at BSP~   980 blog posts   981 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1867105-2            Tags   Past Edits
In Cleanliness, coach conditions, punctuality Bsp Ernakulam sf express
Info Update
Jan 27 2017 (19:40)   22114/Kochuveli - Mumbai LTT SF Express | KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs)

Boxer Bhai   38454 blog posts   12676 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 2142631            Tags   Past Edits
Permanent agumentation
Rail Fanning
Jan 19 2017 (23:51)   17230/Sabari Express (PT) | KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs)

mai hoo na~   629 blog posts   5115 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 2133079            Tags   Past Edits
on Kochuveli platform
★★  General Travel
Jan 13 2017 (08:05)   22651/Chennai Central - Palani SF Express | MAJN/Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore) (3 PFs)

athul   2532 blog posts   174 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 2125368            Tags   Past Edits
Kankanadi (Mangalore jn.)- kochuveli ( 3 days a week) and kankanadi (Mangalore jn.)- Rammeshwaram (2 days a week) via Pgt,Poy and Punalur-Palakkad Passenger Trains to be on tracks soon....
Also Chennai-Palani exp which is now running as special up to Pollachi will be extended till Palakkad very soon...and will leave from palakkad town as pgtn-chennai exp.

46 posts - Fri Jan 13, 2017

Jan 13 2017 (20:05)
athul   2532 blog posts   174 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 2125368-51            Tags   Past Edits
very true.
If ppl could get a train from bynr as a connection to this train,then it covers all imp pilgrimage centers....

Jan 13 2017 (20:09)
aavinseth~   323 blog posts   1255 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2125368-52            Tags   Past Edits
dats a grt news :)

Jan 14 2017 (10:03)
2625A MAQ PGT Link Mangala Express*^~   392 blog posts
Re# 2125368-54            Tags   Past Edits
Yes.. Sajin..But Manorama reported that the initial TT had LR at QLN, ERS, and SRR. Seems like the board rejected the LR at ERS and SRR for the wastage of time and blockage and suggested via ERN and BPZA (SRR bypass).. Let's see..

Jan 14 2017 (10:04)
athul   2532 blog posts   174 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 2125368-55            Tags   Past Edits
It would have been really a waste of time had it gone to SRR

Jan 14 2017 (12:18)
One Mail~   4817 blog posts   1439 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2125368-56            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, SRR and ERS would have been unnecessary wastage of time
★★★  General Travel
Nov 07 2016 (17:14)   12258/Kochuveli - Yesvantpur Garib Rath Express | KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs) | KJM/WDM-3A/14025

athul   2532 blog posts   174 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 2051813            Tags   Past Edits
This was perhaps the most hit-or-miss journeys I've ever had. I and my colleague left the venue of the meeting sometime around 1530hrs - we wanted to get the Garib Rath Express to Bengaluru - that was the last train of the day, and should we miss that, we'd end up stuck in Trivandrum for a day. We had to hurry. We hadn't reserved any tickets - but we decided to try the current reservation counter at Trivandrum central. We made it there by around 1545hrs - there was no staff at the counter. The board outside the counter said tickets would be issued upto 30 minutes before departure of train from the origin
- our train leaves at 1700hrs. Once the guy at the counter turned up, we put in our application form. We got the seats we asked for - in G15.
We rushed out of the railway station towards the lodge where we had taken a room - we had to vacate the room and rush to Kochuveli to catch our train. In the meantime, I was preoccupied with apps of various cab aggregators - one of them confirmed availability and I booked a cab. The cab arrived as soon as we checked out of the hotel - the driver was appraised of the situation. He sounded a little worried since it was peak hours and we were heading in the direction of the crowd. He accepted the challenge and took to some narrow roads. Battling traffic and bottlenecks, he dropped us near the footover bridge of Kochuveli station at 1645hrs - 15 minutes to spare for our train!
Lady luck favoured us throughout this trip - everytime, our coaches were located right near exits or foot overbridges. This time as well, our coach was located right next to the landing of the foot over bridge. The generator car was growling at the top of its voice. The 18 coach consist - 16 AC Sleepers and 2 Generator cars - was to be pulled by a WDM3A (#14025) of Krishnarajapuram diesel loco shed. Our coach was of 2008 vintage (WACCNH1 08123). Unlike regular Third-AC coaches of Indian Railways, this coach carries more passengers (64 vs 78) by having slightly narrower berths and fixing an additional "middle berth" on the side rows. Garib Rath (loosely translated as the Poor Man's chariot) was a concept introduced in 2005 to make AC rides affordable to the common public. These coaches charge lesser fares than regular train and offer absolutely no frills - bed rolls are chargeable in these trains.
We started off from Kochuveli right on time - crawled out slowly and joined the main line. I was quite happy hearing the typical Alco chugs and the amount of smoke it threw out. Diesel locomotives are always considered to have a character - it makes lovely noise, lets out smoke and appear quite macho. I remained inside the coach almost throughout the journey - hooked to my phone. I was quite tired from the long day - and of course the heat. Bedroll staff came around soon after we started - I had placed a request for the same along with my booking. Since we had booked through current reservation, our details didn't feature on the list the bedroll guy had - but he quickly verified our ticket and handed over our bedrolls.
The bedroll in this train was in stark contrast with what we got on the AC Express - the bedrolls in AC Express was white and crisp, and was handed out in neatly packed condition. The ones in Garib Rath, for which we had to pay extra, on the other hand, were soiled, torn and looked like it had far better days. I did not like the quality of the bed rolls. Tweets flew out - and some fake promises were received from the railways in return.
The two of us were hungry - we had literally run through to get into the train and we did not have time to buy anything - and there were no stalls at the station either. Soon after the train reached Kollam (around 1800hrs), a vendor got in with some good food - we got a plate of poori subzi each. While, like every vendor, he claimed its hot - it was cold, but was quite tasty. We were hungry anyways - and getting something to eat was more important. The run after Kollam was mundane and routine - nothing worth noting. I was quite tired, and actually just spent time watching a movie on my phone. The window was fogged, which is quite usual for me, and I could not see anything outside. It got dark, and even more boring as we progressed towards Kottayam.
The onboard catering guys came around with their dinner products - I took a plate of Parotta, while my colleague did not buy anything. He purchased his dinner at Kottayam station instead. As we passed each station, the crowd inside the coach just kept increasing - from the reservation chart, we did make out that the coach was actually full that day! We started digging into our dinner after Kottayam - the Kerala Parotta (layered flatbread made using refined flour, aka Maida - often sarcastically called the state meal of Kerala) was soft and the coconut milk based gravy given along was really tasty and spiced appropriately. I enjoyed a railway meal after a long time
With tiredness taking over me, I badly wanted to hit the bed. My colleague shared the same sentiment. The berths were up in no time. I only remember lying down - slept in no time. The ride quality in this coach was really poor - there was a lot of sways and rocking movements - but no jerks ala LHB. The ride quality in the LHB rake was certainly superior than this one. I remember a commotion inside the coach as the co-passengers in the same cubicle as ours joined - a lady in the party was loud and brash - she threw around her baggage and attitude. I continued sleeping as her majesty headed to her berth. Although the sleep wasn't comfortable - it was still good. I woke up as the train was climbing up the ghats near Hosur. We pulled into Hosur station by around 0800hrs - I generally prefer getting down here, but the heightened tensions around the state border (due to the cauvery water sharing row) meant there were no bus services, and I certainly didn't want to risk getting stranded.
The train made a brief stop at Heelalige home signal. I was hoping that we stopped at Carmelram - which would help me get home faster - but we just sped through the station. As the train neared Banasawadi, the exits became crowded - people with heavy baggage blocked the exits. I managed to get off the train successfully here (0910hrs), while my colleague continued to Yeswantpur. It seemed like half the train got off there - the platform was crowded, the exit was chocked, the circulating area outside had a massive traffic jam. The cab I had booked was parked outside the station premises, and the driver co-ordinated well on the phone. It was hell getting out the place - but the cabbie did a good job at that.
I liked this journey as well. The berth was narrow - especially for a heavy built profile like mine. The bedrolls were terrible - really wonder why people should pay for these. The coach was quite cold at night - the ambience to sleep was perfect. The ride quality was terrible - or maybe I was just pampered by the smooth ride in the LHB coach that we had on the outbound. The food was tasty and was decently priced as well. On the whole, a good journey without burning a hole in my pocket.
pic credits:binai sk or www.platform7.in

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Nov 10 2016 (20:55)
athul   2532 blog posts   174 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 2051813-14            Tags   Past Edits
I don't think that's gonna happen.
U could see with this TT itself the train becomes very late from tvc to ed.

Nov 11 2016 (15:14)
ERS HWH ANTYODAYA~   400 blog posts   4 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 2051813-15            Tags   Past Edits
cud start a bit early from kcvl

Nov 13 2016 (10:58)
Guest: 7ffdc5c9   show all posts
Re# 2051813-16            Tags   Past Edits
no need to start early.this is the correct time.

Nov 14 2016 (18:31)
athul   2532 blog posts   174 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 2051813-17            Tags   Past Edits
might be bche wanted the train to arrive a bit more early at ypr.

Nov 14 2016 (19:22)
ERS HWH ANTYODAYA~   400 blog posts   4 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 2051813-18            Tags   Past Edits
the arrival time could have ben arroung 730-830am.
si i told time could have been earlier.
★  General Travel
Dec 06 2016 (18:30)   12659/Gurudev SF Express (PT) | KCVL/Kochuveli (4 PFs) | ED/WAP-4/22558

ALLP RailFan~   950 blog posts
Entry# 2082335            Tags   Past Edits
One of My favourite Train which having Good Priority .
As the Starters Turns Green One after the another ED WAP 4 22558 Takes Full Advantage to skip the Satellite Station Kochuveli with 12659 NCJ-SHM Gurudev Superfast Express.

Dec 06 2016 (18:34)
12606PallavanExpress^~   2092 blog posts   1290 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2082335-1            Tags   Past Edits
General Travel
Sep 24 2014 (17:58)   06335/Guwahati - Kochuveli Special Fare Special | GHY/Guwahati (7 PFs)

DB*^~   33537 blog posts   224048 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1223108            Tags   Past Edits

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Sep 16 2015 (01:06)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6115 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Re# 1223108-9            Tags   Past Edits
Blog Entry Unlocked.
For info update
Extended for 17 Trips till 27/1/16

Mar 26 2016 (03:09)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6115 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Re# 1223108-10            Tags   Past Edits
Blog Entry Unlocked.
For info update
Will run from 3/4/16 till 29/6/16

Sep 10 2016 (16:25)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6115 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Re# 1223108-11            Tags   Past Edits
1 Trip on 11/14 Sep as 82832 KCVL-GHY Suvidha /06335 GHY-KCVL Specialfare Special

Oct 09 2016 (17:01)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6115 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Re# 1223108-12            Tags   Past Edits
5 Trips for Puja Special'16 from 12/10/16 - 9/11/16

Nov 06 2016 (14:26)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6115 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Re# 1223108-13            Tags   Past Edits
Extended for 7 trips till end of 2016
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