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Jul 20 (7:05PM)   16525/Island Express        

Hareesh Mangalam*^   2806 blog posts   35277 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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KGauthamKarthik   49 blog posts  
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Ernad cud be speeded up in such a way that overtake by the JS cud b avoided..... Island exp shud b speeded up by min 1.30 hrs.

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KGauthamKarthik   49 blog posts  
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Ernad cud be speeded up in such a way that overtake by the JS cud b avoided..... Island exp shud b speeded up by min 1.30 hrs.
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Jul 26 (1:00PM)   16525/Island Express        

varghese_78   15 blog posts  
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First Ac being introduced in Island from 28th September 2014.

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Jul 28 (2:41PM)        

2625A MAQ PGT Link Mangala Express   221 blog posts  
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source??

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Jul 28 (6:10PM)        

varghese_78   15 blog posts  
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Availability is being shown for the date in fact from the begining of September 4 berths quota from TVC,but surprisingly 16526 does not seem to have the accomodation.

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Jul 28 (8:52PM)        

Murder of the Legend 12639*^   19882 blog posts   7264 correct pred (63% accurate)  
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It will also show up soon
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Jul 20 (6:17PM)   16525/Island Express | TRTR/Thrippunithura (2)        

Hareesh Mangalam*^   2806 blog posts   35277 correct pred (77% accurate)  
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Jul 20 2014 (6:18PM)
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   203 blog posts   5884 correct pred (85% 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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Jul 03 (12:25PM)        

SRG**   23071 blog posts   68557 correct pred (71% accurate)  
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Thanks Updated..Please use info-update category for proving such updates.

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Jul 03 (12:33PM)        

RbK   203 blog posts   5884 correct pred (85% 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   79 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**   3101 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   424 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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Jun 20 2014 (4:27PM)        

ak12287   91 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**   17539 blog posts   35 correct pred (78% accurate)  
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Jun 07 2014 (9:12AM)
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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Jun 10 2014 (2:31PM)        

Karthi கார்த்தி ಕಾರ್ತಿ**   2324 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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Jun 10 2014 (2:31PM)        

Karthi கார்த்தி ಕಾರ್ತಿ**   2324 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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Jun 10 2014 (5:35PM)        

pragadesh sk**   8626 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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oh. good swap.

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Jun 10 2014 (5:38PM)        

pragadesh sk**   8626 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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from kerala which is better via HSRA or BWT?

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Jun 10 2014 (6:11PM)        

ಕುಡ್ಲ ಎಕ್ಸ್ಪ್ರೆಸ್**   3577 blog posts   906 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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Jun 10 2014 (6:17PM)        

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

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Jun 10 2014 (6:24PM)        

pragadesh sk**   8626 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   79 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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May 19 2014 (4:25PM)
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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May 19 2014 (11:49PM)        

Roshan**   3627 blog posts   17620 correct pred (60% accurate)  
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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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May 13 2014 (9:53AM)        

rajeev19802   1071 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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May 13 2014 (9:53AM)        

rajeev19802   1071 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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May 13 2014 (11:31AM)        

One Mail   1474 blog posts   1122 correct pred (69% accurate)  
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Lets wait for July1 and see what railway is thinking
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