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12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail (PT)
சென்னை - கே.எஸ்.ஆர் பெங்களுரு சிட்டி மெயில் /ಚೆನೈ ಸೆಂಟ್ರಲ್ - ಕ್ರಾ ಸಂ ರಾ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮೇಲ್     चेन्नई सेंट्रल - क्रा सं रा बेंगलुरु मेल

MAS/Chennai Central --> SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)

Inaugural Run
Mon Aug 01, 1864
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✕ Pantry Car
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Pantry car is available only for its RSA Karnataka Express.but remains...
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locked when it becomes SBC/MAS-MAS/SBC Mail .:E-Catering available only at BNC.
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Updated: Jun 22 2017 (19:04) by brandonbuffard^~
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12657->Maintenance->12627->12628->12658->12657; Last UR is half UR and half RMS
Rating: 4.3/5 (92 votes)
cleanliness - excellent (18)
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Speed/Punctuality
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Dec 01 2015 (09:00)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT)

LGD WAP7 with SBC Rajdhani soon to become history^~   10275 blog posts   15026 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 1666935            Tags   Past Edits
Can be used as connecting train for Northern regions from MAS due to its early arrival and huge amount of buffer time.

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Apr 21 2017 (23:13)
Prometh Suresh~   369 blog posts   435 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 1666935-1            Tags   Past Edits
Why should you go to MAS for going to North India there will surely be a train from SBC/BNC/KJM/YPR to most of the North Indian Cities

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Apr 22 2017 (04:38)
LGD WAP7 with SBC Rajdhani soon to become history^~   10275 blog posts   15026 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1666935-2            Tags   Past Edits
What if you dont get a seat in those trains?

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Apr 22 2017 (12:19)
Prometh Suresh~   369 blog posts   435 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 1666935-3            Tags   Past Edits
There is something called as tatkal and premium tatkal quota and also going via MAS attracts unwanted costs

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Apr 22 2017 (14:36)
LGD WAP7 with SBC Rajdhani soon to become history^~   10275 blog posts   15026 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1666935-4            Tags   Past Edits
You think premium tatkal wont attract unwanted cost? You need to pay as much as Rs.600-700 in PT for SBC-MAS. Moreover trains arent daily from all places. So if you urgently want to go, you can use this alternative when you cant wait for the specific weekly.

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Apr 22 2017 (14:36)
Tabbys star and the Alien outpost~   2565 blog posts
Re# 1666935-5            Tags   Past Edits
I've used it to catch Jan Shatabdi and MAS-SRC on a few occasions, but it does cost quite a bit as mail usually ends up going into waitlist before the direct trains from SBC do and we have to resort to Tatkal. :)
Kaveri or YPR-MAS/MYS-MAS/SSPN-MAS are usually better (in ticket availability) if connecting to Howrah bound trains.

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Apr 22 2017 (14:38)
LGD WAP7 with SBC Rajdhani soon to become history^~   10275 blog posts   15026 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1666935-6            Tags   Past Edits
But the buffer would be less if you take Kaveri.

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Apr 22 2017 (14:41)
LGD WAP7 with SBC Rajdhani soon to become history^~   10275 blog posts   15026 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1666935-7            Tags   Past Edits
Mail is early almost everyday except in seasons of fog. So it will be convenient. Now that PT is available, and many people dont prefer that except in few cases when there is very high demand, atleast a portion if not all of TQWL gets cleared. :)

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Apr 22 2017 (14:42)
Tabbys star and the Alien outpost~   2565 blog posts
Re# 1666935-8            Tags   Past Edits
It's a bit risky, yes. But Kaveri was never late at MAS whenever I traveled ( or may be I got lucky :) ). At least for MAS-SRC and Coromandel, it was more or less a reliable connection. But if the other 3 weeklies are running on the day, then they will always be the easier, less risky options.
Of course, given the mail's sleep-killer run, might as well travel in UR if tickets are not available. There won't be any sleep even if we get a berth. :P

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Apr 22 2017 (14:44)
Tabbys star and the Alien outpost~   2565 blog posts
Re# 1666935-9            Tags   Past Edits
Yup. First time ever I took this chain, I had to book for mail in PT. Thought I could beat the others and book the first tickets before the price scaled up, but ended up paying 1400 for 2 sleeper tickets. I am not complaining though. I prefer the 3 hour-long early morning RF session in MAS over sleep or direct trains. :)
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Jul 07 2016 (13:26)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail (PT)

LGD WAP7 with SBC Rajdhani soon to become history^~   10275 blog posts   15026 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 1920994            Tags   Past Edits
Coaches are well maintained. Always punctual,safe and convenient. Railway police continuously patrol during the journey.

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May 25 2017 (21:23)
LGD WAP7 with SBC Rajdhani soon to become history^~   10275 blog posts   15026 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1920994-1            Tags   Past Edits
2 RPFs per coach were there. They were flashing torchlights outside when the train was moving slowly due to want of clearance or obeying a PSR/TSR or before entering for halt at a station. Also time and again, they advise passengers to close the window. Security has been beefed up in view of recent crimes near JTJ.
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Seating
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Apr 07 2014 (13:14)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT)

SWR ❤ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ❤ KSRTC~   2238 blog posts   211 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1048837            Tags   Past Edits
PC is opened for pax movement upon request.
So next time, suppose you board wrong coach and if the train starts, no need to panic.
Just stay calm and request.

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Oct 25 2014 (01:19)
sys tem~   8224 blog posts   75729 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1048837-1            Tags   Past Edits
but how will you request if you are on the other side , u have to bang the door to make the pantry staff open the door , or else how would they listen to your request ??
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Phone Charging/Outlets
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Apr 11 2014 (13:37)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail (PT)

Sahasra Bahubali 2*^~   5964 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1053672            Tags   Past Edits
Phone Charging outlets are present in all sleeper class coaches at each LB. Very neat & comfortable berths.

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May 13 2014 (10:06)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1053672-1            Tags   Past Edits
Is it present in SLB too?

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May 13 2014 (15:34)
Sahasra Bahubali 2*^~   5964 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1053672-2            Tags   Past Edits
I don't remember it now sir.

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Jun 05 2014 (14:20)
LHB for TN Express~   1020 blog posts   183 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1053672-3            Tags   Past Edits
This train has a total of 6 rakes (running alone), a total of 78 SL class coaches, I am not sure if this tip is valid for all of them.
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Nov 10 2013 (14:11)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT)

BMTIR*^~   21431 blog posts   7516 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 901905            Tags   Past Edits
A very punctual train- the best way to travel is hit the berth as soon as you board the train- TTE will wake you up and ask for the tickets just show and get back to sleep- Every minute you lose in your sleep is precious because this train is so over punctual that he never lets you sleep the complete journey- sometimes reaches by 4:15
Make sure you board at the 1st station and de-board at the last- getting down at any suburb station is not worth losing sleep
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experienced in suburb: Perambur at 03:40AM

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Nov 10 2013 (14:22)
Gopal*^   13895 blog posts   58560 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 901905-1            Tags   Past Edits
I entirely agree with you,Siddharth..very unearthly arrival at Perambur.
To make best utilisation of bedding,I station dep and last station arr is best:)

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Nov 10 2013 (14:24)
BMTIR*^~   21431 blog posts   7516 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 901905-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes of course- or else once train crosses Arakkonam we will be like our station is next and completely lose sleep- I actually oppose even Cantt boarding because that mins of time also you can sleep rather than waiting at Cantt

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Nov 10 2013 (14:29)
BMTIR*^~   21431 blog posts   7516 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 901905-4            Tags   Past Edits
theres no issue of TTe waking up- its about your sleep

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Aug 12 2015 (10:24)
gpkadni   7 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 901905-5            Tags   Past Edits
I also hit the berth immediately on boarding - before the train starts at around 22-10 itself; but be watchful for your luggage. Sleep hard when the train starts. There might be some disturbance at BNC for addl boarding, if any berths are vacant in you bay. Better to set alarm for getting down at PER at around 03-50.
This train normally trails Kerala exp from JTJ upto KPD. Sometimes, this mail is detained till in JTJ till Kerala exp departure.
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