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PKU/Panskura Junction (6 PFs)
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Track: Triple Electric-Line

Panskura Station Road, Panskura
State: West Bengal

Elevation: 7 m above sea level
Zone: SER/South Eastern   Division: Kharagpur
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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 6
Number of Halting Trains: 45
Number of Originating Trains: 1
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Rating: 3.1/5 (24 votes)
cleanliness - good (3)
porters/escalators - average (3)
food - average (3)
transportation - good (3)
lodging - average (3)
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sightseeing - average (3)
safety - good (3)

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Apr 02 2015 (00:51)   18029/Mumbai LTT - Shalimar [Kurla] Express (PT) | LTT/Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (5 PFs)

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2334 blog posts   135 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1414863            Tags   Past Edits
Hi, friends here is a trip report...
DOJ : 26-02-2015 (Thursday) From Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) to Santragachi.Jn (SRC).
===[ Day 01 : ]===
Started from my home in Panvel (PNVL) to catch 20:20 Hrs CSTM bound retrofitted EMU (as I have special liking towards AC-DC EMU over plain DC EMUs). EMU run was smooth as expected and reached Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) at
around 21:15 Hrs and ran towards platform no : 01 to take platform ticket for my elder brother who had came to drop me!
==> Observations at LTT :
Our train was put over pf no : 02, Rajendranagar Janta Express was over pf no : 03, over pf no : 01 was Guwahati LTT Express with loco detached, Kushinagar Express was put over pf no : 04.
We reached our coach but was disappointed to find it as an old coach without any charging ports for electronic devices, well who worries for it as I had nice power bank with me to assist me railfaning! Thereafter we strolled over platform for sometime towards loco, but still loco was not attached, around 21:45 Hrs aBDKhalasi' was coming smiling & humming a hindi bollywood song 'Pyaar bina chain kaha re!' He gave me smile & I asked about loco to be attached, while he pointed over far end to a WAM-4 loco that was gliding. Well we were a bit astonised & disappointed on seeing a old WAM-4 from Itarsi, withing 5 mins the coupling was over & LP/ALPs were testing various motor components, We were still standing near loco but LP/ALP didn't look such friendly as that Khalasi was! Well it was 21:55 hrs we were walking fast to our coach & at exact 22:00 Hrs we said good bye to our lovely Mumbai with some sorrows & excitement!
Till Thane run was nice, we arrived TNA around 05 mins and were doing 50KMPH through Parsik tunnel, but fate had it's another story to tell tonight!
Our train was halted at Diva.Jn & again at Dombivali (Pic 01) here the problem was all services towards down direction were suspended due to signalling issue, so all EMUs were stopped & getting piled one after the other, while local commuters were running towards over train which was fairly vacant but one thing is Mumbai local region people very rarely encroach upon seats of reserved coaches. We some how glided till Kalyan.Jn by that time we were almost 1 Hr late, heard people that Howrah Mail is just before us (don't know weather it was Mail via NGP or ALD) Till Kasara it was nice non stop run in 70KMPH. And left from KSRA after halt of 10 mins to reach Igatpuri & just after us was Rajendranagar bound Janta Express with WAG-7 (shed unknown) After some 10-15 mins halt at Igatpuri wer left & it was boring speed at 60KMPH to stay awake or enjoy some night watch! so decided to sleep, but my co passenger was a nocturnal animal, so I slept and he was keeping vigil over the belonging, oh forgot to mention our co passenger was to accompany us till Rourkela.Jn (ROU).
So after nice sleep woke up with meek smile of winter sunshine at Badnera.Jn (BB) (pic 02 & pic 03) here there were many vendors selling 'Kachories' & 'Samosas'. Here vendors were already hurrying for arriving Mumbai bound Gitnjali Express to sell their wares. And yes our yesteday night 1 hr late running was mitigated by this WAM-4 loco & yes lots of generous slack! Here we left from Bhusaval divn to enter Nagpur divn, throught the time there is nothing worth mentioning except found stranded Shirdi bound weekly Express for green right behind WAP-4 SRC, the place was Chandur (pic 04 & pic 05). Dhamangaon past (pic 06), came Ajni (pic 07), thereafter we were gliding slowly towards Nagpur, while Chennai bound superstar GT Express with WAP-4 Erode greeted us Vannakam! (pic 08 & pic 09) entered Nagpur to witness our all weather friend fondly called as 'Bango Bandhu' (Bengal's friend) Mumbai bound Shalimar Express with WAP-4 Howrah at pf no : 04 (pic 10) while I alighted to get some cold water & later do some railfaning (pic 11 & pic 12) but we were spotted by RPF clicking loco pics, some how gave churan (slip) to him. At around 13:30 Hrs we departed from the city of Oranges towards city of Rassogollas! (pic 13)
Glided over the loop line to reach Itwari admist the slums! (pic 14) After Kalumna we gained speed as we meet with mainline, and then it was regular halts in intervals (pic 15) After the halt at Gondia.Jn for 5 kms we later proceeded to enter Chattisgarh (pic 16) At Rajnandgaon saw WAG-9 hauled 'Mukhya Mantri Teerth Yarta Special' train, (pic 17 & pic 18) later again that train was seen at Durg.Jn, as we were before time here. Spotted here a WAP-7 BIA & later WAP-4 ET hauled Barauni Gondia Express (pic 19 & pic 20). After around 20 mins of halt we departed, Raipur arrived nearly 10 mins later and later I took a short nap to wake up at Bilaspur outer, here train was made to wait and back to back 7 trains including freight & passenger trains overtook us! It was miserable situation as train was deliberately made later & passengers here in train had no clue why the hell train was humiliated by freights/passengers! At last around 23:10 Hrs we were made to enter Bilaspur.Jn slowly crossing the tracks crisscrossing (pic 21). At Bilaspur we alighted & tried to know of delay but even LP was not there! WAM-4 was here giving us a lonely & scary look at night! (pic 22). Clicked some pics of coaches & train name board too! (pic 23 & pic 24), There was total chaotic situation in general class coach (pic 25) and here in sleeper coach a group of people had placed food order from pvt restaurant, that delivery man was forcefully giving me food saying "Seat no : 57, Aapka khane kaa order diya gaya hain" he was continuingly persuading me accept the food but then I asked "Bhai coach no kya hain?" he replied "S11", I said "Yeh S10 hain" he quickly apologized and ran to other coach, but again after 10 mins he arrived and the same thing repeated! After around 45 mins of halt we departed from BSP!
As our train was delayed by good 01:15 mins, we were going through 1st line towards Raigarh, the arrived at Naila (NIA) at 00:50 Hrs (pic 26) and later I was awake till we crossed Champa.Jn at around 01:10 Hrs (pic 27), still I was clueless f what made our train over 2 hrs late...?
The third day morning we were greeted before Rourkela.Jn (ROU), our co-passengers were all ready with their luggage to leave, so bid good bye to them & proceeded to brush up teeth but found no water in coach! sad but then was the water tap over platform, which empty, so quickly rushed to rinse up mouth & brushed well, but while brushing teeth, one I was seeing train coach and again rinsing mouth, this got repeated, as to make confirm that I didn't miss my train! To my bad here train was halted for good 25 mins & local general passengers were happy to found all over my seat, smiling & shyly a good looking girl gave me side to sit over my own reserved seat! as if I was encroaching in my own seat, strange but this is the speciality of such crawlers in IR...
Departed from Rourkela, saw a lone WAP-4 SRC probably this is the loco of Ispat Express (pic 28), then Rourkela Steel Pant greeting us! (pic 29) and crawled to get halted at Bondamunda.Jn (pic 30) as scheduled stoppage, there after our run was nice admist the semi-green Saranda forests! (pic 31 & pic 32) and in between kept halting at small stations (pic 33). From Chakradharpur (CKP) bought coffee, as here in train there was only 'Kharab sey kharab chai' was available! I wonder why they sell their tea saying "Kharab sey kharab chai" or "Ekdum bekar chai" that too was for Rs.10, strange thing! Run from CKP to TATA was decent but again halted at TATA outer! Arrived Tatanagar.Jn (TATA) in pf no : 05 around 10:30 Hrs & saw a train with ECoR coaches ready to depart, while it's train name board read as 'Nandankanan Express' (pic 34 & pic 35) Then arrived Howrah bound Gitanjali Express in pf no : 04, with a WAP-4 SRC, the coaches were jam packed (pic 36 & pic 37). Gitanjali was made to go before us after halting for 10 mins & I was busy updating status over IRI as trip update, but then IRI member #Mr.Amit_Kumar_Singh gave some vital information regarding why was train late yesterday night in SECR - That was, due to goods train derailment at Raigarh all down direction trains were late running! Came to coach and found that out coach was still not watered! this made me furious - as all watering guys were busy attending other trains such as Gitanjali Express & others! Hate you SER for neglecting your own train! After brief halt of 50 mins we departed at 11:20 Hrs and this made our train even more late! Spotted number of WAM-4's and WAG-5 locos at TATA ELS (pic 38). Rakhamines (RHE) arrived at 11:40 Hrs (pic 39) and thereafter it was decent run through till Nimpura yard, halted for just 3 mins here and proceeded to arrive at Kharagpur.Jn (KGP), but here again saw 'Nandankanan Express' departing. Left from Kharagpur after 10 mins of halt & here after we were crawling through mid line till Panskura.Jn (PKU). At PKU outer saw Puri bound Shatabdi Express with WAP-4 SRC (pic 40). After PKU we were frequently halted as before us an EMU was there right from Kharagpur, and this made me more frustrated, so begin to click various pic of coach interiors itself! (pics 41, 42, 43, 44) not a single time during journey the coaches were swept not even at much touted "Clean train stations" like Bilaspur.Jn or Rourkela.Jn - such was the sorry state of affairs in this train! Then the halt at Mecheda was culminated with overtake by Howrah bound Yesvantpur Duranto Express whizzing past pf no : 01 (videos will be uploaded shortly). halt at Ulubaria was short and sweet, and somehow we managed to reach Andul & train halted just after the platforms (pic 45) to enter loop line - ACC chord, to crisscross the main lines near Maurigram. Sensing the opportunity, we alighted from coach like moneys! (pic 46) With this culminated the end of our tiresome journey of around 1940 Kms & the clock showed it was already 15:50 Hrs...
So from Andul took EMU till Sankrail & there saw Howrah bound Ahmedabad Express with WAP-4 SRC (videos will be uploaded shortly). __/\__
Ratings :
Cleanliness - 03/10
Food - 04/10
Punctuality - 06/10
Safety - 07/10
Thanks for reading it & do share your experiences or feed backs!

13 posts - Thu Apr 02, 2015

4 posts - Fri Apr 03, 2015

Apr 03 2015 (20:21)
IR RAILS On SAIL BHILAI TRACKS~   1997 blog posts   126 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1414863-19            Tags   Past Edits
shaking se maja aaega na bhai :D railway free me shaking ka maja de raha hai :P so jao jaise jhule par so rahe ho mast neend aaegi :P

Apr 03 2015 (20:45)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2334 blog posts   135 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1414863-20            Tags   Past Edits
Pathetic maintenance by SRC coaching depot of S.E.Rly!

Apr 03 2015 (21:07)
IR RAILS On SAIL BHILAI TRACKS~   1997 blog posts   126 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1414863-21            Tags   Past Edits
SER is worst i like only SECR coach maintenance where you can see coaches are in well and good condition even though they are old 2005 made, Love and Pride to be SECR Region.

Apr 03 2015 (21:51)
Guest: 7fc2c73c   show all posts
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Nice Blog. Superb composition. The Maintenance of SER is "Completely Exposed".

Apr 03 2015 (22:41)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2334 blog posts   135 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1414863-23            Tags   Past Edits
Not just maintenance, their train upkeep is also pathetic (like watering coaches of only important trains such as Gitanjali Express).
Already lodged a grievance, let's see what lame excuses they give...
Info Update
Apr 09 2016 (00:04)   38455/Howrah-Panskura Local | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

IR no more Safe^~   18857 blog posts   93932 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1795672            Tags   Past Edits
click here
So nice of SER... IPL Arrangements
General Travel
Mar 04 2016 (16:49)   HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

Long leave^~   5773 blog posts   32434 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 1757413            Tags   Past Edits
SER to run Exam Special (source SER fb page).
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Feb 03 2016 (01:38)   SRC/Santragachi Junction (6 PFs)

Guest: 7fcd9467   show all posts
Entry# 1728048            Tags   Past Edits
Kolkata, 2nd February, 2016:
Shri A.K.Goel, General Manager, South Eastern Railway conducted the annual inspection over Shalimar- Santragachi-Mecheda- Panskura-Tamluk- Haldia section of Kharagpur Division today(2.2.2016) along with Shri S.K.Nayak, Commissioner of Railway Safety, South Eastern Circle. Shri Goel thoroughly inspected passenger amenities like waiting hall, drinking water, provision of cleanliness, foot over bridges etc. at different stations
in the section and instructed all concerned to put their best efforts in satisfying the passengers with best maintained amenities and services. This inspection also included the safety aspects in train operations and other infrastructural development for capacity augmentation. Shri Goel started the inspection at Shalimar station in the morning with all Principal Head of Departments of SER and officers of the division. During the inspection GM inspected way side stations, manned and unmanned level crossings, running rooms, important bridges, curves, route relay cabins, health units and railway colonies. General Manager also met public representatives at different stations and assured that the suggestions given by them would be examined for execution.
Shri A K Goel, General Manager, SER inaugurated a 2nd Class Waiting Hall and an Upper Class AC Waiting Hall, equipped with all modern facilities at Santragachi Station. This apart, he also inaugurated a Meditation Hall at Santragachi for better concentration of drivers and guards for stress free duty and some other staff amenities at Mecheda and different stations of Kharagpur Division.
Shri A K Goel, General Manager, during his inspection prowl expressed his satisfaction over the various safety related activities. General Manager/South Eastern Railway in an informal meeting with the Divisional Officers reminded that the passenger safety and amenity is the prime cause of concern and urged to exert the best to achieve the highest standard of safety, security and amenity of travelling passengers, in and ever alert and concerted activities.
Source :- SER Facebook Page click here
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Jan 01 2016 (01:34)   68687/Panskura - Digha Local | PKU/Panskura Junction (6 PFs)

Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (94% accurate)
Entry# 1697683            Tags   Past Edits
Introduction of Panskura - Howrah EMU Special
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Dec 17 2012 (09:44)   22851/Santragachi - Mangaluru Vivek Express (PT) | PKU/Panskura Junction (6 PFs)

ArkChat921*^   5921 blog posts   3430 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 613114            Tags   Past Edits
"2285"1 Mangalore Vivek with "2285"5 WAP-4 humiliates Kurla Crawler at Panskura Junction
Hauled by an extremely arrogant 22855 SRC WAP- 4, the bang on time running 22851 Santragachi (SRC)- Mangalore (MAQ) VIVEK Weekly Superfast Express thrashes HWH WAP- 4 hauled 18030 Shalimar (SHM)- Mumbai LTT (LTT) super crawler Express, which was subsequently late by 20 minutes, and was completing its scheduled halt.
Location is Panskura Junction (PKU) on SER's Howrah- Kharagpur stretch. And I fellow railfan Rohit Basu were on- board a Howrah bound EMU.
22851 initially started running with 15 coaches, which included 2 Slr, 3 GS, 7 Sl, 2 3-AC, and 1 2-AC. But due to high patronage, now it runs with 21 coaches, which included 2 Slr, 5 GS, 10 Sl, 3 3-AC and 1 2-AC. It is the solitary Superfast VIVEK Express, uses the Santragachi- Kharagpur- Bhubaneshwar- Vishakapatnam- Vijaywada- Renigunta- Salem- Erode- Coimbatore Main- Palakkad- Shoranur- Kozhikode Main- Kannaur Main- Mangalore Central route to cover 2489 kms in 41h 40m with 36 halts enroute. The train has a very aggressive run in between SRC and VSKP, and as per schedule, it would take just 12h 35 m, whereas Legend Coromandal takes 13h 35m. This train would also have time slot sharing with 12644 Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin (NZM)- Trivandrum Central (TVC) Weekly SWANA JAYANTI Superfast Express and 12646 Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin (NZM)- Ernakulam Junction (South) (ERS) Weekly MILLENIUM Superfast Express (both between Vijaywada Junction and Palakkad Junction).
LTT- SHM Express uses the LTT- Kalyan- Manmad- Bhusaval- Akola- Badnera- Nagpur- Gondia- Durg- Raipur- Bilaspur- Jharsaguda- Rourkela- Tatanagar- Kharagpur- Santragachi- Shalimar route, and takes 38 hours 25 minutes to cover the 1947 kms with an irritating 81 halts enroute. The train is still popularly known as KURLA Express.

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3 posts - Wed Dec 19, 2012

Dec 19 2012 (13:08)
ArkChat921*^   5921 blog posts   3430 correct pred (60% accurate)
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Thanx a lot...

Dec 19 2012 (19:20)
12134*^~   1891 blog posts   605 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Dec 19 2012 (19:41)
PKV*^~   19081 blog posts   72 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Nice vdo

Dec 19 2012 (20:14)
ArkChat921*^   5921 blog posts   3430 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 613114-11            Tags   Past Edits
Thanx a lot...

Dec 19 2012 (20:14)
ArkChat921*^   5921 blog posts   3430 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 613114-12            Tags   Past Edits
Thanx a lot...
General Travel
Dec 10 2014 (19:28)   38058/Haldia - Howrah Local | PKU/Panskura Junction (6 PFs)

Pained to know Boeing 777 landcrashed~   23272 blog posts   21096 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1303284            Tags   Past Edits
What an EMU service!!!!!
54 km.in 1 hr that too in a passenger train is this possible.anywhere else?

Dec 10 2014 (19:33)
Pained to know Boeing 777 landcrashed~   23272 blog posts   21096 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Got overtaken by Dhauli Exp.

Dec 10 2014 (20:33)
Pained to know Boeing 777 landcrashed~   23272 blog posts   21096 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1303284-2            Tags   Past Edits
2014 made at least 11 2A & 3A LHB coaches with SER zone marking spotted @ Bauria...
Rail Fanning
May 29 2015 (17:49)   22202/Puri - Sealdah Duronto Express | PKU/Panskura Junction (6 PFs) | HWH/WAP-4/22379

Gourab Bhattacharjee   348 blog posts
Entry# 1491194            Tags   Past Edits
22202 Dn Puri-Sealdah Duronto express thrashing Panskura Jn(PKU),a major station in KGP-HWH section with madly screaming HWH WAP-4 # 22379 in lead.
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Jun 25 2013 (22:13)   18030/Shalimar - Mumbai LTT [Kurla] Express | PKU/Panskura Junction (6 PFs)

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2334 blog posts   135 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 792617            Tags   Past Edits
The most neglected train over Howrah - Mumbai route...

1 posts - Tue Jun 25, 2013

Jun 25 2013 (22:24)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2334 blog posts   135 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 792617-2            Tags   Past Edits
Great! more to follow in coming days...

Jun 25 2013 (22:41)
▅ ▆ ▇ █★KR ♥ Lover ♥ Forever★█ ▇ ▆ ▅~   10302 blog posts   3405 correct pred (57% accurate)
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Aap ne to Leonardo Da Vinci ko bhi beat de di
Great sketch

Jun 25 2013 (22:54)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2334 blog posts   135 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 792617-4            Tags   Past Edits
bas rang bhar na baaki hai...

Jun 26 2013 (09:08)
Namaste Sharada Devi Kashmir Pura Vasini Tvam ham*^~   900 blog posts   43327 correct pred (67% accurate)
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beautiful sketch work

Jul 10 2013 (14:47)
Nitish kumar*^~   13455 blog posts   1208 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 792617-6            Tags   Past Edits
yes but still very useful train for intermediate station people
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Apr 30 2015 (09:43)   PKU/Panskura Junction (6 PFs)

ANKUSHAJMANI1652~   74 blog posts   214 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 1448076            Tags   Past Edits
Station Board

Apr 30 2015 (10:14)
उत्तराखंड संपर्क क्रांति*^~   1058 blog posts   3672 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1448076-1            Tags   Past Edits
Updated as #SB pic.
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