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Entry# 2077672-0

12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT)
ಕ್ರಾ ಸಂ ರಾ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು - ಚೆನೈ ಸೆಂಟ್ರಲ್ ಮೇಲ್/கே.எஸ்.ஆர் பெங்களுரு - சென்னை மெயில்     क्रा सं रा बेंगलुरु - चेन्नई सेंट्रल मेल

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

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Inaugural Run
Mon Aug 01, 1864
Pantry/Catering
✕ Pantry Car
✕ On-board Catering
✓ E-Catering
Pantry car remains locked. E-Catering available at SBC and BNC.
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Mon Dec 19, 2016 (01:53PM)
Updated: Sep 30 2016 (10:24) by system
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RSA - Rake Sharing
12658->12657->Maintenance->12627->12628->12658; First UR is half UR and half RMS
Rating: 4.0/5 (97 votes)
cleanliness - excellent (20)
punctuality - excellent (20)
food - good (1)
ticket avbl - average (18)
u/r coach - average (8)
railfanning - average (20)
safety - excellent (18)
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Page#    9 travel tips  
09
Train Tip
Phone Charging/Outlets
0 Followers
1175 views
Jan 02 2017 (18:50)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT)

Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2731 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2113738            Tags   Past Edits
All 6 rakes of KK exp and SBC-MAS-SBC Mail comprise of coaches manufactured in the last 3-4 years and 98% of reserved coaches (SL,3AC,2AC,1AC) have charging points in each bay as a result. Even the older ones are POHed ones and they too have charging points in each bay. Only around 2 or 3 coaches among the 114 (19*6 rakes) do not have charging points so go ahead and test your luck :)
P.S: SWR does shuffle coaches here and there sometimes and the replacement ones too are newer ones having charging points in each bay.

1013 views
Jan 02 2017 (21:36)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11019 blog posts   2554 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 2113738-1            Tags   Past Edits
On the other hand there's SR. TVC Mail. MAQ Mail. Nilagiri. Kaveri. TN. GT. None of the biggies have any traces of charging points. The discussion doesn't even go to the low priority ones.

1004 views
Jan 02 2017 (21:39)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2731 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2113738-2            Tags   Past Edits
ICF dishes out so many coaches to SR every month but God knows where those go. Last week I saw Kerala's rake at AGC and some of the SL coaches were new.. was a pleasant surprise.

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Jan 02 2017 (21:55)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11019 blog posts   2554 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 2113738-3            Tags   Past Edits
2626's all six rakes have been revamped in the last 4 years. TVC divn has invested all the fresh roll-out it received in changing it's rakes. While what's left with other trains like Thirukkural, DDN KCVL and the like are old rickety shabby coaches. PGT divn is poor as ever receiving all the rejected ones. BBQ is infamous as the one stealing all that SR gets, but where does the stolen stuff go? Poof.
114
Train Tip
Speed/Punctuality
0 Followers
5539 views
Nov 10 2013 (14:11)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT)

BMTIR*^~   21252 blog posts   7421 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
Worst arrival time
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more...
experienced in suburb: Perambur at 03:40AM

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Nov 10 2013 (14:22)
Gopal*^~   13708 blog posts   54238 correct pred (80% 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:)

4506 views
Nov 10 2013 (14:24)
BMTIR*^~   21252 blog posts   7421 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

4506 views
Nov 10 2013 (14:29)
BMTIR*^~   21252 blog posts   7421 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   5 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.
02
Train Tip
General
0 Followers
1569 views
Jul 07 2016 (13:26)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail

Revoke ban on Jallikattu^~   8509 blog posts   8372 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 1920994            Tags   Past Edits
Coaches are well maintained. Always punctual,safe and convenient. Railway police continuously patrol during the journey.
17
Train Tip
Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
0 Followers
3657 views
Jan 01 2014 (08:52)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail

Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2731 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 951733            Tags   Past Edits
If you cannot open the toilet doors from outside, assuming they are occupied don't search for other coach toilets. Chances are that the doors are stuck and no one would have occupied them :) Few coaches of one of Mail's rake have this problem for long time which has never been rectified till date.
02
Train Tip
General
0 Followers
1563 views
May 17 2016 (22:35)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail

vimal19tommy   9 blog posts
Entry# 1851915            Tags   Past Edits
This is d nly SF from Chennai doesn't halt at KJM if its halt @ KR Puram it would be more useful to newones more over from BNC nd BNCE poor connectivity to outer ring road
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Train Tip
Speed/Punctuality
0 Followers
2739 views
Jan 20 2015 (15:13)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail

लौह शक्ति ब्रह्म शक्ति   284 blog posts   782 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1345825            Tags   Past Edits
Traveled in this train around three years back from mas to sbc. It departed right time from mas, and arrived 20-30 mins before at sbc. through out the journey the speed of this train was awesome and at that time, the ac coaches as well as sleeper were well cleaned
01
Train Tip
Speed/Punctuality
0 Followers
1911 views
Dec 01 2015 (09:00)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT)

Revoke ban on Jallikattu^~   8509 blog posts   8372 correct pred (85% 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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Train Tip
Seating
0 Followers
4123 views
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.

3030 views
Oct 25 2014 (01:19)
sys tem~   8201 blog posts   75419 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 ??
19
Train Tip
Phone Charging/Outlets
0 Followers
5265 views
Apr 11 2014 (13:37)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail

In India now   5617 blog posts   842 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1053672            Tags   Past Edits
Phone Charging outlets are present in all sleeper class coaches at each LB. Very neat & comfortable berths.

3094 views
May 13 2014 (10:06)
Trump Is The President   6556 blog posts   1641 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1053672-1            Tags   Past Edits
Is it present in SLB too?

3018 views
May 13 2014 (15:34)
In India now   5617 blog posts   842 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1053672-2            Tags   Past Edits
I don't remember it now sir.

3951 views
Jun 05 2014 (14:20)
LHB for TN Express~   851 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% 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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