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VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)
విశాఖపట్నం జంక్షన్     विशाखपट्टणम जंक्शन
[Vizag / Waltair]

Track: Double Electric-Line

Gnanapuram, Railway New Colony, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 530004
State: Andhra Pradesh

Elevation: 11 m above sea level
Zone: ECoR/East Coast   Division: Waltair
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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 8
Number of Halting Trains: 132
Number of Originating Trains: 53
Number of Terminating Trains: 54
Rating: 4.7/5 (595 votes)
cleanliness - good (78)
porters/escalators - good (77)
food - excellent (74)
transportation - excellent (76)
lodging - excellent (71)
railfanning - excellent (69)
sightseeing - excellent (74)
safety - excellent (76)

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Apr 25 2016 (02:25)   18463/Prashanti Express (PT)

Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1818853            Tags   Past Edits
This train is a very huge demanded train from Odisha.
I am giving tip for Sleeper classes.
After boarding from BBS , go to Upper berth (in case having Lower berth seat , exchange with someone just for some time) and go to sleep. Telling you do this or else your whole "happy morning" will turn into a "Bad morning".
From BBS to VZM
, specially between KUR to CHE , this train runs as a Intercity train. SL classes are packed with daily travellers and waiting holders. Beggars will give you a headache and transgenders will suck up your money. (They are very shameless)
But once train reached VSKP , It all becomes COMPLETELY empty. Seriously i was shocked to see the complete empty and cleaned SL coach after i woke up. All thanks to Ratnachal express which takes away all the intercity day travellers.
After this the whole journey from VSKP to SBC is a awesome one with full of heavy crossings and views of Mighty Godavari and Krishna rivers.
After VSKP , the next cleaning is done at BZA station and after that from BZA to SBC , it runs as it is , but still the coach condition of these ECoR is quite good.
I would suggest the VSKP folks who wish to travel to Bangalore, Take this train.
Because it is the only Non-VSKP starting train to bangalore who have General quota for VSKP to SBC also. So BBS & VSKP both share same quotas.
Best chances of getting confirm seats if you book well 1 week ahead of time in SL. AC coaches are very badly demanded for this train.
For VSKP to SBC , you can easily opt SL class (unless its not some Festive season like Pongal or Diwali). Best thing is Food.
The pantry is quite good and warm-good quality food is provided.

Aug 21 2016 (19:01)
gnagda   613 blog posts   448 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 1818853-1            Tags   Past Edits
What about from VSKP to BBS? Does it get annoying? I have to book from VSKP to BBS, SL class. I'm thinking between VSKP - SHM exp and Prashanti exp. I ve ruled out HWH mail, as I ve read its quite full in SL class. Do Advise. Thank you.

Aug 21 2016 (19:28)
Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1818853-2            Tags   Past Edits
Go for VSKP-SHM Weekly SF.
Prashanti is very popular train here and acts as an evening time intercity for regular passengers.
Whereas VSKP-SHM Weekly is a less popular and weekly train in which tickets are also easily available.
The Great Attraction of VSKP is INS KURSURA(S20). If INS Vikrant (Old Air craft Carrier now retired and braking down) was sent to VSKP that can also will be a big Hit and generate Revenue how this Sub is generating to Navy for her own maintenance. But un fortunately Mumbai not have that kind of interest on VIKRANT as AP have interest in KURSURA..........In September 2007, Vice Admiral Carol M. Pottenger of the United States Navy visited the submarine when she wrote in the guestbook "What a fantastic experience. The Indian Navy should be very proud of this awesome display". She said that the submarine was very well preserved and they did not have anything similar to it in the United States.
click here
Must visit and feel the Submarine.

Jan 22 2017 (12:18)
LEAVE SOME MG LINES FOR OUR KIDS JOY~   12825 blog posts   41 correct pred (48% accurate)
Re# 2135834-1            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks to Moderator sir and Others for GREENs......._/\_

Jan 22 2017 (12:26)
Pramodbhandari96~   441 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2135834-2            Tags   Past Edits
Please start a new Super Fast Express Ajmer-Chennai Vishakapatnam via Indore-Fa Bhopal-Nagpur- Durg-Raipur
It's a shortest rout from Ajmer to Vishakapatnam and better connectivity.
Station Tip
Jul 19 2016 (19:10)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

Aditya~   2030 blog posts   170 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1934735            Tags   Past Edits
PF1 Has Food Track. Awesome food in association with Sai Ram Parlor dominoes Pizza. with affordable prices. if your train is at PF 1 and searching for quality food dont miss out
Station Tip
Apr 09 2015 (12:57)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

Sai Kumar   442 blog posts   114 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1423135            Tags   Past Edits
It's regarding cleaning of coaches, I have noticed a couple of people with white coats overseeing the cleaning Process, must be supervisors.
Noticed one of them in AC Chair Car.
Station Tip
Nov 12 2013 (10:43)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

asimamitav007   36 blog posts   127 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 903831            Tags   Past Edits
All trains stops here for 20 min so you can avail food at its canteen located in platform no 1. You can get a variety of food and eating stuffs ready to eat and take parcel for your journey.I would suggest you to take this as the taste is much good and have a variety of food is available as compared to the pantry car

Nov 13 2013 (10:44)
pvrr   115 blog posts   25 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 903831-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yes food is very good

Nov 13 2013 (11:14)
Begins Falls Rises ™~   21453 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 903831-2            Tags   Past Edits
reasonable rates n the quantity is much satisfying.
Train Tip
Rail Fanning
Mar 18 2016 (02:49)   18519/Vishakapatnam - Mumbai LTT Express (PT) | VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1770748            Tags   Past Edits
The General Travelling Crowd/Railfanning Tip:
In this train , for General coaches the crowd is very good in amount for boarding at VSKP. But still once you have boarded , everybody gets a seat (seat doesn't means ony lower sitting seat;the upper portion is also used a seat). Take your seat and go for a good sleep. It will be badly needed next whole day.
The crowd keeps on building up as it passes RJY , TNKU , BVRT , AKVD. But all of a sudden at BZA, the whole General bogie
gets emptied out.
From BZA to PUNE , Full empty General Coaches. Take your window seat and and enjoy the full day time journey. From Pune , then again it gets fair amount of "Inter city travelling people" for Mumbai on weekends.
PS: You will get window seat at BZA , only if you have boarded from VSKP. If you board from BZA, then you will get a seat but not a window seat. LOL
And Don't forget to keep a Power Pack for your Mobile phone as there is NO charging Socket for General coaches.
For Best Results, Do a railfanning trip from VSKP to PUNE in the month of June-July. Rains will give serious views to catch.
Station Tip
Jun 01 2016 (13:01)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

Sai Kumar   442 blog posts   114 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1874821            Tags   Past Edits
An important milestone for Visakhapatnam. The halting time of all trains will come down once the circular route in the shape of Bulb comes into operation.

Jun 01 2016 (17:53)
Aaron   19 blog posts
Re# 1874821-1            Tags   Past Edits
Any source of this news? Timetable for this plan?
Please upload higher resolution pics if you have...

Jun 01 2016 (21:15)
Sai Kumar   442 blog posts   114 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1874821-2            Tags   Past Edits
Waiting for some more details, I'll try to update...else tomorrow's newspaper.

Jun 02 2016 (16:57)
Aaron   19 blog posts
Re# 1874821-3            Tags   Past Edits
Once this comes into operation, there will be no more competition between North and South bound trains at VSKP for the two tracks from Gopalpatnam RRI to VSKP. Waiting for that day!!!

Dec 24 2016 (15:22)
LEAVE SOME MG LINES FOR OUR KIDS JOY~   12825 blog posts   41 correct pred (48% accurate)
Re# 1874821-4            Tags   Past Edits
here is the news
ECoR proposes ‘bulb line’ near Visakhapatnam rail station
click here
Station Tip
Aug 25 2016 (20:22)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

deepakyerr~   918 blog posts
Entry# 1972488            Tags   Past Edits
Parking Charges for 2-Wheelers 12hrs - Rs 10/- and additional every 6 hrs - rs 5/- . Vskp station is Wi-Fi and information boards of using railwire are kept in huge hoardings in front entrance No1. Near Enquiry counter. Charts are not displayed in station and two kiosks are placed to inquire railway information. Luggage scanner is there and working but if u carry without putting in scanner no one I'll object.
Station Tip
Oct 31 2014 (12:31)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1262695            Tags   Past Edits
VSKP Retiring room tariff.
Rooms are on the first floor. We stayed in the NON AC RR , basic room really with avg cleanliness.
Sub Tip: Pls do carry a mosquito coil.
Station Tip
May 03 2016 (07:45)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

sbc15~   576 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 1830091            Tags   Past Edits
There's a rail dhaba(a food court) on platform 1..reasonable prices..Indian and continental varieties..very hygenic..good quantity wise..
Probably a revamp of the old food courts..
Filter coffee@ ₹15 is very good:)

May 03 2016 (20:28)
sbc15~   576 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1830091-1            Tags   Past Edits
Dat feeling wen moderator is d first one to like ur post :P
Thank u sir:)
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