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Nov 10 2013 (21:20)   SZM/Sabzi Mandi (2 PFs)

Lakshay   2372 blog posts   22111 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 902429            Tags   Past Edits
Alight here for fastest access to North Delhi.
Pratap Nagar Metro Station on the red line (Dilshad Garden to Rithala) is a 5 minute walk.
Train Tip
Dec 18 2014 (02:32)   12139/Sewagram SF Express (PT)

Rahul Noire   5 blog posts
Entry# 1311378            Tags   Past Edits
Toilets are pretty good and the train is always clean
Train Tip
Dec 11 2016 (01:56)   12222/Howrah - Pune AC Duronto Express

SECR Cleanest Zone of IR~   736 blog posts   39 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2087074            Tags   Past Edits
One of the best trains I have travelled in so far. I travelled from Howrah to Bilaspur in AC 3-Tier and the journey was excellent
Maintains punctuality (Arrived 15 minutes before time at Bilaspur)
Food is of Good Taste and quality (By IR Standards) but the amount maybe, maybe a bit low (It was low for a big person like me :P )
- Breakfast is served when the train passes the Panskura-Kharagpur section, about 9:20 in the morning. Omelette,Fries,Boiled Vegetables,Bread,Jam,Butter,Tea/coffee and Frooti
- Lunch is served after the train departs from Tatanagar, about 12 in the noon (However soup and bread sticks were served at 10:50 itself :P ) Chicken Curry,Paranthas,Rice,Dal (Not Arhar Dal, some other type),Curd
Pickle and Ice Cream
- Evening snacks are served when the train crosses Champa, about 4:45 in the evening. Kachori,Laddu,Cheese-Carrot Sandwich,Masala Peanuts, Tea/Coffee
(I got a leg piece of a tasty chicken curry !! )
Cleanliness is maintained. Toilets were very neat and clean and the coaches were being cleaned after every meal was served and at regular intervals of about 4 hours
The train has very high priority and had only 2 unscheduled stops in the 720 km of its Journey. One at Kirodimal Nagar station and another at Bilaspur outer
Since, apart from Azad Hind Express, this is the only train connecting Kolkata and Pune, it receives good to very high patronage.
The train departs from Platform no. 22 of Howrah (Generally).
(Extra Tip : People who want a daytime journey from Howrah to Bilaspur/Raipur/Bhilai/Rajnandgaon/Dongargarh/Gond ia can take this train till Bilaspur and then hop onto Bilaspur Bikaner Express)
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Jun 10 2016 (06:34)   ERS/Ernakulam Junction (South) (6 PFs)

Tejas*^~   6554 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1887840            Tags   Past Edits
Prepaid AC waiting hall at ERS PF1 . Appears to be a newly inagurated facility. Clean washrooms, mini library, kids play area and good interiors. INR 20 per hour.

Sep 17 2016 (17:32)
VIVEK SHENOY   556 blog posts   270 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1887840-1            Tags   Past Edits
good to see it is maintained by Kudumbasree team giving empolyment to women. Very proud.

Apr 12 2017 (15:13)
चली चली मेरी रेल चली~   1233 blog posts   85 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 1887840-2            Tags   Past Edits
Adding some more pics. Fully air conditioned, clean bathrooms, wifi available.
Train Tip
May 25 2017 (10:57)   17326/Vishwamanava Express

SWR 6th cleanest zone in IR~   4224 blog posts   316 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2291837            Tags   Past Edits
If you are travelling beyond Arsikere in this train and if you miss it at Mysuru in morning
No worries, board 56266 Mysuru - Arsikere passenger and you can still catch this train at Arsikere by noon

May 27 2017 (11:12)
gurudatharao   185 blog posts   4 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2291837-1            Tags   Past Edits
A very good travel tip, Sachin. Journey time also get reduced by almost 2 hours. Also, you will save some money in tkt. As you will have almost one hours time at Arsikere, if passenger reaches on time, you can just relax.
Train Tip
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.
Train Tip
Apr 24 2016 (18:12)   22812/New Delhi - Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express (via Adra)

Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1818428            Tags   Past Edits
Food Timings:-
Welcome Juice: Just after the train leave NDLS. Served before GZB.
Evening Snacks: Served after train crosses GZB.
Soup & bread sticks: Served by 8 pm.
Dinner: Served Before Kanpur. So Kanpur travelers
don't get Dinner. Do fill your tummy before boarding from Kanpur.
Morning Tea: Served before Koderma.
Morning breakfast: Served between Gomoh and Adra. So Adra boarding travellers don't get Breakfast.
Lunch: Served between Balasore and Bhadrak. Balasore alighting travellers won't get Lunch but passengers alighting at Bhadrak should complete their Lunch in a Hurry. Train hardly takes 55min to 1 hr for BLS to BHC. If catering guy is good enough, then he can parcel your lunch while alighting at BHC , but its completely the catering guy's personal decision.

Apr 25 2016 (01:22)
Jackpot June Edition will be Launch on 1st June^~   34516 blog posts   28164 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1818428-1            Tags   Past Edits
very useful thanks for sharing :)
Train Tip
Dec 18 2015 (13:40)   11004/Sawantwadi Road - Dadar Tutari Express

Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1682623            Tags   Past Edits
If you are going to CSTM or western area, then alight this train at PNVL.
And for CSTM catch the Harbour line local which departs before 05:15 as after 05:15, all the locals will be jam packed. But still chances are there to get a place as its the starting point.
And for western suburb, there is a direct PNVL-ADH EMU departing at 05:56 a.m.
lots of time will be saved.
As if you take this train, then you will be reaching DR by 07:00 a.m and after that further local changeover considering the huge peak hour rush at DR and DDR.
But if you have lots of money and time to kill, then no problem. Go till DR and opt taxi/cab for your destination.
Train Tip
Rail Fanning
Mar 12 2016 (14:52)   11085/Mumbai LTT - Madgaon AC Double Decker Express

pranitshivalkar   55 blog posts   41 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1764817            Tags   Past Edits
Best Train For Railfanning and Peaceful Journey Through Konkan :)
Train Tip
May 15 2016 (22:11)   11085/Mumbai LTT - Madgaon AC Double Decker Express

Aryan Rocker Rockzz   3 blog posts
Entry# 1848741            Tags   Past Edits
Train name:-Lokmanya tilak terminus-madgaon double decker express
Train no:-11085/86
I travelled in this train recently,and found that this train is one of the 'Best' train in Konkan railway for railfanning.Apart from that,i would like to tell about the punctuality/Cleanliness/Food/comfort etc.
excellent,well maintained train.Sweepers,toilet cleaner staffs are there and they regulary clean the train.
Punctuality is somewhere this train lacks.If u r a lucky person,U would arrive madgaon as much as 15 mins earlier.Still,this train has slack(extra time).Meaning thzt even if train reaches Karmali reaches 2 hours late(eg),still it will reach madgaon ontime else 10/15 mins late.
Like any other dd/non dd exp,comfort level is low and those who like sleeping better to take sleeper train as seating in one stretch upto madgaon can give u back pains,leg pain etc.
Food is available,right from veg biryani,chicken biryani to Veg cutlet,upma etc.
If u r a railfan enthusiast,this train is one the best train for u,as this train gets crossed every time for some important trains like tvc raj/kesk/ten-hapa/mandovi etc.
Overall a good train.If any point is wrong or u wanna add,please comment. :)

May 15 2016 (23:20)
Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
Re# 1848741-1            Tags   Past Edits
They should start this train from Dadar, at around 06 am & follow Jan Shatabdi, reach madgaon around 3pm. There will be many passengers interested to travel by this train. The present Timing & starting point is not suitable to majority of passengers.

May 16 2016 (15:38)
Aryan Rocker Rockzz   3 blog posts
Re# 1848741-2            Tags   Past Edits
There is a reason why C.R can't start this train from dadar.The reason is that Post acfictation in june 2015,there have been height issues in cst-cla stretch,like some bridges are very low between roof top and ohe wire,which is y they can't run from dadar.Since from ltt,there is no height restriction they run from ltt only.When Mumbai was under dc,they run cst-mao dd ganpati special back in aug-sept 2015.Talking about interest to travel in dd? see,towards mao,half of the crowd gets empty at ratnagiri and at madgaon,u will see mere 20-40 people there.Only towards mumbai side this train gets full.
Talking about timing this is the best slot given to dd as js goes far away this train get full clearance. :)

May 21 2017 (10:12)
हिंदी मीडियम~   2170 blog posts   36 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1848741-3            Tags   Past Edits
Long to travel in this train end to end post monsoon showers. Is 15 days advance reservation enough for ticket confirmation in july aug?
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