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16526/Island Express (PT)
ಐಲ್ಯಾಂಡ್ ಎಕ್ಸ್‌ಪ್ರೆಸ್     आइलैंड एक्सप्रेस

SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) --> CAPE/Kanniyakumari

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S3,S4 De-reserved between CAPE-ERN S12 De-reserved between CAPE-PGT
Sat Apr 23, 2016 (06:24PM)
Updated: Sep 30 2016 (09:36) by moderator*^~
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Rating: 3.7/5 (95 votes)
cleanliness - good (17)
punctuality - good (17)
food - good (15)
ticket avbl - average (17)
u/r coach - excellent (6)
railfanning - excellent (15)
safety - good (14)
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01
Train Tip
General
0 Followers
816 views
Jan 16 2017 (19:45)   16525/Island Express

Sridhar Swaminathan   5 blog posts
Entry# 2129504            Tags   Past Edits
This train is becoming very poor in maintaining timings in the recent past and is being dis-respected in all the reasons.. 15th January was bad experience with delay of 2 hours when it reached coimbatore junction. This train is given less importance in all the divisions it crosses. Can the authorities regularise the timing and give due importance to this train as this is also express train. This is being overtaken, parked or ignored mostly which causes delay. The number of stopping between Trivandrum to Trichur is also very high. In the next budget atleast all these corrections to be done and ensure that this train is given due respect to run on time.
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Train Tip
Seating
0 Followers
7665 views
May 28 2014 (17:24)   16526/Island Express (PT)

Superman   164 blog posts   188 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1114746            Tags   Past Edits
If you're traveling with reservation by Sleeper class on this train beyond TRVL(towards TVC), you are advised to book an Upper Berth or Side Upper Berth(if you have the choice), or climb on to any vacant UB or SU berth, and stay there till your destination, as there is hardly enough space to sit on the Lower/Side Lower Berths beyond TRVL due to the number of unreserved passengers traveling on the section.

1829 views
Nov 20 2016 (16:16)
imaravIndian^   610 blog posts   299 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1114746-1            Tags   Past Edits
As the time of the train has changed. I bet this cannot be considered a valid point.
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Train Tip
Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
1 Followers
7539 views
Apr 26 2014 (12:03)   16525/Island Express

Kartheeswaran   469 blog posts   1414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1072176            Tags   Past Edits
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...

6142 views
Jun 20 2014 (16:27)
imaravIndian^   610 blog posts   299 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1072176-1            Tags   Past Edits
cleanest train in Kerala
110
Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
7101 views
Jan 02 2014 (23:35)   16525/Island Express

Maniaco*^~   2366 blog posts   221064 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 953483            Tags   Past Edits
For those who are booking from ERN (RLGN) quota, Book your ticket from PVRD (2 stations before ERN) and boarding point as ERN. As PVRD it comes under GNWL.
016
Train Tip
Bedding
0 Followers
7177 views
Aug 31 2014 (20:12)   16525/Island Express

saayeee   11 blog posts   82 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1202880            Tags   Past Edits
Carry an Old Newspaper when travelling in this route as it usually rains and berths may be wet when you board the train
011
Train Tip
Phone Charging/Outlets
1 Followers
6791 views
Apr 26 2014 (12:00)   16525/Island Express

Kartheeswaran   469 blog posts   1414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1072168            Tags   Past Edits
Charging points are available in the window of each sides in SL... I have traveled yesterday from CBE to KJM. I have checked in S1, S2 & S3
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Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
4414 views
Sep 26 2015 (13:01)   16526/Island Express (PT)

varghese_78   28 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1600434            Tags   Past Edits
Island has become cleaner after RSA has started with Kanyakumari chennai .in SL WL upto 90 there are good chances of confirmation,In 1 A WL has higher chances of confirmation.
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Train Tip
General
0 Followers
7991 views
Jul 26 2014 (13:00)   16525/Island Express

varghese_78   28 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1171412            Tags   Past Edits
First Ac being introduced in Island from 28th September 2014.

6618 views
Jul 28 2014 (14:41)
2625A MAQ PGT Link Mangala Express*^~   379 blog posts
Re# 1171412-1            Tags   Past Edits
source??

6454 views
Jul 28 2014 (18:10)
varghese_78   28 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1171412-2            Tags   Past Edits
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.

6508 views
Jul 28 2014 (20:52)
BMTIR*^~   21262 blog posts   7421 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1171412-3            Tags   Past Edits
It will also show up soon

4378 views
Jan 20 2016 (14:03)
Kishor*^~   4571 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1171412-4            Tags   Past Edits
Please see how CC description is jumbled up... Will someone be kind to take up with #Moderator for 'expanding' space between two lines' ? This was previously also notified for other train's CC. But so far situation has remained same...
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Train Tip
General
0 Followers
3558 views
Oct 03 2015 (18:57)   16526/Island Express (PT)

Manish Jain*^   2414 blog posts   26414 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 1606976            Tags   Past Edits
Jolarpettai intermediate station is missing in it sir
01
Train Tip
Rail Fanning
0 Followers
6339 views
Sep 01 2014 (11:15)   16526/Island Express (PT)

varghese_78   28 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1203249            Tags   Past Edits
Running with BE1 AND HAI spotted on 31st august

5351 views
Sep 02 2014 (10:57)
walnutzalmondz~   738 blog posts
Re# 1203249-1            Tags   Past Edits
whether it has RSA with Cape-MS Kanniyakumari (12633/12634) express now?
Till last month it has RSA with TN-MS pearl city express

5301 views
Sep 03 2014 (20:27)
RailFanSBC~   368 blog posts
Re# 1203249-2            Tags   Past Edits
It has RSA with CAPE-MS. Yesterday CAPE-MS got delayed due to late arrival of island
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