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12636/Vaigai SF Express
வைகை அதிவிரைவு     वैगई सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस

MDU/Madurai Junction --> MS/Chennai Egmore

Inaugural Run
Mon Aug 15, 1977
Pantry/Catering
✓ Pantry Car
✓ On-board Catering
✓ E-Catering
Latest News
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Will stop at melmaravathur from Dec 14. On 27.12.2016, Tuesday Train No.12636 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Vaigai express will be diverted via Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore Port Junction...
more...
and Villupuram.
Fri Dec 23, 2016 (08:54PM)
Updated: Dec 23 2016 (20:49) by onlyLHBRAKEintrains
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RSA - Rake Sharing
12605/12606Pallavan Express
Rating: 5.0/5 (70 votes)
cleanliness - excellent (12)
punctuality - excellent (12)
food - excellent (12)
ticket avbl - excellent (11)
u/r coach - excellent (6)
railfanning - excellent (11)
safety - excellent (12)
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Train Tip
Rail Fanning
0 Followers
3378 views
Jul 04 2015 (08:36)   12635/Vaigai SF Express

அருள்~   384 blog posts   104 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 1531824            Tags   Past Edits
Yesterday a sudden trip to TPJ. Went by Vaigai. To my luck, got reserved seat after chart preparation.
Doubling – CGL to KGZ single track only. Lines are ready to rock. Inspection pending, I think. KGZ to VM fully doubled. VM to TVNL works going on. TVNL to VRI tracks ready; inspection pending. VRI to ALU works going on. ALU to VLDE already doubled. VLDE to GOC works going. GOC to TPJ already doubled.

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Oct 06 2015 (00:58)
shopving   61 blog posts
Re# 1531824-1            Tags   Past Edits
The AC CC coaches in this train doesn't have any temperature control system.
Sometimes the temperature may go as low as 16 degrees and you have to shut the AC vent manually.
The twist here is some of the ac vents are already broken that you cant close them.
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Speed/Punctuality
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6864 views
Apr 13 2014 (16:57)   12636/Vaigai SF Express

swaminathan~   149 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
Entry# 1056302            Tags   Past Edits
performs very well between MDU-TPJ... slows down between TPJ-CGL.. usually arrives TBM with 15 mins delay

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Apr 13 2014 (17:47)
JusticeToJallikattu*^~   13592 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1056302-1            Tags   Past Edits
because of works sir

3546 views
Jun 15 2014 (14:53)
Legendary Boat Mail should be given with WDP4B   1311 blog posts   148 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1056302-2            Tags   Past Edits
Not only Vaigai, all the day trains like Pallavan , Chendur usually arrive late to CGL and TBM due to the electrification and doubling works.

4050 views
Aug 02 2014 (10:15)
Milan Chatterjee   17 blog posts
Re# 1056302-3            Tags   Past Edits
How is the catering abroad this train and what are the menu is please?

3984 views
Aug 02 2014 (14:35)
Legendary Boat Mail should be given with WDP4B   1311 blog posts   148 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1056302-4            Tags   Past Edits
You have a pantry car in this train. You can have South Indian foods like Idly, Dosa, Pongal, Vada and Rava Kesari. Chappathi, Bread Omelette and Veg Cutlet are also available. Food tastes good and sold at IRCTC prices. Other mini items like Coffee, Tea, Masala milk, snacks like chips, biscuits and Cold drinks are also sold.

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Aug 04 2014 (17:22)
Finally TVC Mail gets LHB*^~   9506 blog posts   497 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1056302-5            Tags   Past Edits
Vaigai's catering will be good sir. This is one of the prestigious train of SR
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Food/Catering
0 Followers
2571 views
Feb 28 2015 (06:25)   12636/Vaigai SF Express

ppraburajkumar   401 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1382066            Tags   Past Edits
Travelled from MDU - VM on 25.02.2015 - Pantry car was not attached and reported like it went to service and will return after 10 days or so . but the vendors serve snacks , tea , coffee except tiffin items . pls be prepared to carry ur own tiffin/lunch .
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Mar 19 2014 (19:25)   12635/Vaigai SF Express

Vaigai SF Express*^~   1611 blog posts   1676 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1029691            Tags   Past Edits
This train has a composite coach ( Pantry Car + Second Sitting). It is numbered as PS1. The travel in this coach is horrible as the heat generated from the Pantry is felt throughout the coach especially the seats close to the cooking area ( Seat numbers: 37-60). It is better to rebook the seats if one gets seat allotted in this particular coach. The same problem is felt in 12605/06 Pallavan Express also.

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Mar 19 2014 (20:07)
Kishor*^~   4484 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1029691-1            Tags   Past Edits
The Govt is advising "Private entrepreneurs' always to be 'Pro poor' Pro society... But look what Govt itself is doing :
1-Not allotting Full Space of Coach to Panry but Sucking "Operator"
2-Not letting go the space but put 'Second Class' passengers to disadvantage... "Sucking Passengers"
3-Not bothered about Laws that 'This amounts to Deficiency in Service Delivery" and is contempt of Law,
...
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if at all Consumer Laws apply to IR...
4-What a shame : 1AC, 2AC, 3AC are the only Humans Passengers to be taken care of, and Sitting Class are Cattles???
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I think this is FIT CASE FOR CONSUMER COURT FIGHT AGAINST IR...
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Jai Ho

3396 views
Mar 19 2014 (21:17)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
Re# 1029691-2            Tags   Past Edits
Almost all pantry cars are filthy with cockroaches roaming freely, there is no need for pantry cars in most of the trains as most of the food & snacks are loaded at select station en route, Quality is also better.

3211 views
Mar 19 2014 (22:12)
Legendary Boat Mail should be given with WDP4B   1311 blog posts   148 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1029691-3            Tags   Past Edits
I have mentioned this earlier from one of my experiences in pallavan...
/train/tips/1221#st

4943 views
Mar 20 2014 (12:15)
Vaigai SF Express*^~   1611 blog posts   1676 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1029691-4            Tags   Past Edits
Fully agree. Inspite of all these discomforts there is a huge trunk box which stores biscuits, chips, etc is kept near the middle door of the coach which blocks the passage to a considerable extent and moreover one side of the door is always kept closed.

4938 views
Mar 20 2014 (12:48)
Kishor*^~   4484 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1029691-5            Tags   Past Edits
Local Admins can form a group and take up the matter in consumer court against IR with demand for compensation, and discrimination.
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