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Temporary stoppage at Tripunithura for period of four months o­n an experimental basis with effect from 09.11.2013 to 16/5/14
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Jul 20 (7:05PM)   16525/Island Express        

Hareesh Mangalam*^   2789 blog posts   35232 correct pred (77% accurate)  
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Jul 20 2014 (7:18PM)
SR on the other hand, detains this train for every trains that comes on its way or even behind it (12082) (like 12082) or selects this train to provide stoppages at all the stations en route

Jul 20 2014 (7:12PM)
SR on the other hand, detains this train for every trains that comes on its way or even behind it (JS) (12082) or selects this train to provide stoppages at all the stations en route
Felt sad that a train who has been serving IR for over 50 years, the legendary Island Express, is never given its due, be it by SR or SWR. Though SWR has provided some new SL coaches, it is never given priority that it deserves, be in allotting priority timings or platforms. SR on the other hand, detains this train for every trains that comes on its way or even behind it (like 12082) or selects this train to provide stoppages at all the stations en route

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rajeev19802   1035 blog posts  
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Even after new time table introduction there is hardly any change in the timings. So dont think there would be any significant improvement.

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rajeev19802   1035 blog posts  
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Even after new time table introduction there is hardly any change in the timings. So dont think there would be any significant improvement.

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કૌશિક સાંખલા હુબલી   106 blog posts   48 correct pred (90% accurate)  
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yaa, this train must be taken care like SWR's other prides i.e Rani chennama--- they must scrap off atleast 18 stops in kerala, just look at TT, out of 46 halts, 33 halts belong to kerala, whats the use of catering each and every home in kerala-that too by such a reputed express.

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One Mail   1397 blog posts   1113 correct pred (69% accurate)  
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Railway should think of something different in Kerala. All the small stops should be removed from express train, especially sf express. And short passenegr trains should be introduced, which can help the passeneger to reach main station from where they can catch express trains.
Eg: for island express

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rajeev19802   1035 blog posts  
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Agree with you. One example is the demand for stop at Tripunithura. The demand is only from daily passengers who want almost all major trains to stop there stating that metro work in the city is delaying them reaching office ,home and vice versa !!!! Even more surprising was a recent comment by the area station manager of ernakulam when he said that Dhanbad -Alleppey Exp should be extended till TVC so that it is useful to daily passengers !!

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Even between ers and tcr it is most used by daily passengers. There is a passenger express, but still this is made to run like passenger.
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Jul 20 (6:17PM)   16525/Island Express | TRTR/Thrippunithura (2)        

Hareesh Mangalam*^   2789 blog posts   35232 correct pred (77% accurate)  
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Legendary Island Express at Thrippunithura today
img20140720192004077hdr.jpgimg20140720191957469hdr.jpgLegendary Island Express at Thrippunithura today
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Jul 03 (12:17PM)   16525/Island Express        

RbK   196 blog posts   5651 correct pred (84% accurate)  
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GS between B1 & S12 has been shifted to the front; saw it @ ERN yesterday. Revised CC is Loco(WAP 4) - SLR - UR - UR - A2-A1-B2-B1-S12-S11-S10-S9-S8-S7-S6-S5-S4-S3-S2-S1-UR-SLR.; S3 and S4 dereserved from NCJ to ERS & S12 from NCJ to PGT. Request to update for both 16525 & 16526.

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SRG**   22949 blog posts   68157 correct pred (71% accurate)  
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Thanks Updated..Please use info-update category for proving such updates.

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RbK   196 blog posts   5651 correct pred (84% accurate)  
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Thanks; will choose it in future.
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Jul 03 (12:44AM)   16525/Island Express        

Kerala Needs Own WCoR Zone   77 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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AC First Class shown available in PRS from September 1. Also shows increase in AC 2 tier and AC 3 tier seats available. Indicates augmentation of HA (first AC + 2 tier) and B coaches (AC 3 tier) one each. RSA with 12633/4 confirmed then.

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Jul 03 (7:22AM)        

selvamssm**   3077 blog posts   29 correct pred (46% accurate)  
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But the seat availability end to end for both these trains differ a lot in 2A & 3A.
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Jun 22 2014 (1:56PM)   16525/Island Express        

vdcc   16 blog posts   44 correct pred (81% accurate)  
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A very Horrible train to travel from KTYM to TCR in SL , Traveled in this train from KTYM to SBC, very unwise to travel on a Friday , reserved compartments totally packed with unreserved pax. TTE requests reserved pax to kindly adjust informing all Unreserved pax will travel only till TCR. had to sit 4 to 5 people on the lower berth, all UB very being used comfortably by unreserved pax.
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Apr 26 2014 (12:03PM)   16525/Island Express        

Kartheeswaran   425 blog posts   1310 correct pred (74% accurate)  
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Bio toilets are attached in SL coaches & cleanliness also very good. I have noticed that the coaches S1, S2 & S3 are brand new, made by BEML, Sep-2013 & Nov-2013 make...

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ak12287   88 blog posts   11 correct pred (71% accurate)  
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cleanest train in Kerala
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Jun 06 2014 (10:18AM)   16525/Island Express        
 

PKV**   17491 blog posts   35 correct pred (78% accurate)  
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Train Tag: Island Express/16525 added by A Double Decker on KR*^/73053
AFAIK 16525/16526 Island Express used to run via Hosur/Dharmapuri/Salem at some of point of time in the distant past and arrive at SBC as early as 5 am. Can someone throw light on this ?

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Karthi கார்த்தி ಕಾರ್ತಿ**   2299 blog posts   471 correct pred (72% accurate)  
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its route got swapped with SBC-TN express (currently MYS-TN). Earlier SBC-TN used to get Electric engine till ED and later with diesel, where as Island was fully with Diesel , after SRR-ERS-TVC electrification got over , the routes got changed. So island is travelling in full electric stretch and Tuticorin express in diesle dominated route

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Karthi கார்த்தி ಕಾರ್ತಿ**   2299 blog posts   471 correct pred (72% accurate)  
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its route got swapped with SBC-TN express (currently MYS-TN). Earlier SBC-TN used to get Electric engine till ED and later with diesel, where as Island was fully with Diesel , after SRR-ERS-TVC electrification got over , the routes got changed. So island is travelling in full electric stretch and Tuticorin express in diesle dominated route

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pragadesh sk**   8475 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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oh. good swap.

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pragadesh sk**   8475 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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from kerala which is better via HSRA or BWT?

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UBL LTT SF Express**   3537 blog posts   903 correct pred (73% accurate)  
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Via HSRA is shorter in distance but is single diesel and via BWT it is double electrified... I would say via HSRA is better

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KTYM railfan   158 blog posts  
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Trains via BWT reaching SA early from SBC

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pragadesh sk**   8475 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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just 20 kms long
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May 19 2014 (4:23PM)   16525/Island Express        
 

Kerala Needs Own WCoR Zone   77 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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Also, PNR entry states the same
A friend traveling from TCR to SBC has informed that there was a SE1 coach yesterday and he traveled in it. Also, PNR entry /pnr/post/1076575 states the same.

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Can u giv the coach position for updatng the train info
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May 10 2014 (10:18AM)   16525/Island Express        
 

nithkkv9788   47 blog posts  
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Average speed of the Express train can exceed 50kmph... But this train has only 45kmph... Any way to increase its speed??

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rajeev19802   1035 blog posts  
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But then in the indian railway site, though stops have been removed from the time table, there is no change in timings !!!...........i think the existing timings are still reflecting

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But then in the indian railway site, though stops have been removed from the time table, there is no change in timings !!!...........i think the existing timings are still reflecting

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Lets wait for July1 and see what railway is thinking
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May 13 2014 (8:47AM)   16525/Island Express | TVC/Trivandrum Central (5)        
  

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16525 TVC-SBC Short Trip report 12-13 May 2014
At TVC, 16525 arrived at 1:15 pm on PF3 after the arrival of Anantapuri exp. We were blessed with a brand new coach SW 14053 and berths 25-28.
Departed at 1:25 PM and was travelling at max of 80 Km ph till QLN.At KCVL we met 16526 towards TVC side. Also spotted LHB rakes for NZM premium at KCVL, these were brought for Karunagapalli a weeks back. We had a long wait at TVLA for Sabri express and the delay was almost an hour, the delay increased at ERN and at PGT it was just 35 mts and off to sleep. Lost sleep from ED to Lokur, Erode at 0:55 hrs, Salem at 1:25 Hrs and Lokur around 2:oo AM and off to sleep
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again. Bangarapet at 5:25 AM and long wait in WFD before we arrived at KJM at 6:40 and reached home at 7:00 AM. Over all very good trip with comfortable new cushions. The trains had a good number of year 13 and 14 coaches. Most of the times max train speed was around 90 KM ph.

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anurag.wats2922   204 blog posts  
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nice to see 2014 manufactured coach...!!!

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monitvm   86 blog posts     Ph:+919886139161
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Yes, but BEML 2013 and 2014 were as usual odd design as compared to fine exterior look for ICF and RCF coaches
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