Great pic, Steve! This is the first time I'm seeing a picture of a train at Keeranur. By the way, do you know that TPJ- KKDI- MNM is the most neglected stretch of SR? You can hardly find any trains there despite being an important region.
Oh ok, you are talking about that Hassan-Mangalore rail development company which was formed for this purpose. This came into existence after the MG line was closed for conversion to BG. So during MG era there were no restrictions, after it became BG, there was a clause which restricted passenger train movement to maximum 3 trains in a day. Now also tri weekly day train and two night trains are plying in this route.
I agree. I was in Tiruchirapalli-Mayiladuthurai belt during my younger days. There used to be many trains both during day and night times. There were trains reaching important stations like Thanjavur, Kumbakonam etc, both during morning and evening times, benefitting both students and office goers. Even small stations were very active. It is true about many other routes in Tamil Nadu, as well. Now, that kind of passenger service has gone. It may be due to Rlys policy in between, to take care of long distance traffice only. Vasan
Yeah, you are right. That is why I was trying to say that this maybe the reason for not having a MYS-MAQ train. There is something very interesting about MH Railway (MG). It is probably the only railway line in the world which lasted for a very short time. It started operations in 1979 after some 10 years of work. In 1997 it was closed for conversion till 2007. So a line which too 10 years to build lasted only for 18 years.
actually all train which start's with 0 consider as special so goes in the special train list weather a express or passenger or jan shatabdi. if u go to update timetable of train you can see you can either select a category as special or pass, exp not both
But fare wise it has to be a passenger-anyway it has been updated by moderator and hence must be setting a guideline to be followed from now on. anyway 0 indicates a special so cateogory for fare is passenger