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Today (12:02)   12854/Amarkantak Express (PT) | JBP/Jabalpur (7 PFs) | ET/WAP-7
Sagnik   462 blog posts
Entry# 5673061            Tags   Past Edits
Train no. 12854 Bhopal Durg Amarkantak Express has arrived on Platform no. 5 at Jabalpur Station with a delay of more than 2 hrs. Date of Capture- 21/03/2023
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Feb 21 (15:09)   22225/Mumbai CSMT - Solapur Vande Bharat Express | SUR/Solapur (5 PFs)
Yekya01   640 blog posts
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Putting my observations of my journey in Solapur Vande Bharat express from Pune to Solapur, on 19 Feb, Sunday.

1. SUR VB was on dot arrival at pune. Many pax travelling from Mumbai deboarded here & lesser numbers boarded from pune.
2. My coach was C-14, last bogie. It was bright n white. Wide spaces given near door & inside the coach.

3. Seats were thick, but I somehow felt that it was not contouring the body properly. Maybe my seat being the centre/table seat, was not able to rest my legs properly (like the behind seats have footrest). I tried shifting up n down, but was uncomfortable.
4. Display, announcements was proper. Speed was continuously being displayed alongwith distance to the next destination. I kinda liked that.
5. There was only 1 lavatory in that coach. It was huge & all the good things stop there only. The door closing system of the lavatory is very weird. One is left wondering whether the door is indeed shut or not. You may be relieving yourself & somebody opens the door. The staff showed how to close it & I closed it, but a small gap of approx 1 inch remains open. The wash basin though big, has actually small operational area due to mirror. So, water has to spill outside. Stupid setup.
6. The catering service was bad. Despite me telling the catering person to give bottle of water during start (as I was thirsty), it was not given till 30 min. I had to scold them in front of people, then did I got water.
7. Dinner was served & the quantity was sufficient. It was chapati, paneer sabzi, dal, rice, curd & ice cream. The food charge while booking ticket is shown as Rs.242/-. Now that I feel is exorbitant.
8. Ice cream was given immediately after serving dinner plates. By the time I finished dinner & took ice cream, it was half way melted. Now, what kind of service is this in a premium train?
9. Lastly, the most important thing. The train slowed down many times & stopped at Solapur outer for about 11-12 min. Express trains seem to be better. If VB is really fast, then to hell with my observations, but VB is very slow. My train got late by approx 15 mins. VB should actually be fast. No use if its 10/15 mins earlier.
10. In its current status, SUR VB is hogwash. It’s not worth it.

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The Journey matters more than the D...
Vivek.Venugopalan~   1339 blog posts
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Apt review.
Looks to be a dissappointment. Even if I travel in VB just for that one experience, I am never gonna choose food. Rather have it packed from somewhere else.
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Feb 15 (11:24)   22226/Solapur - Mumbai CSMT Vande Bharat Express | PUNE/Pune Junction (6 PFs)
Mandeep   8 blog posts
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I have travelled from Pune to Mumbai. As per my experience VB is not worth on this route. It takes around same time as per Deccan Queen and Pragati and fares are also high in VB and minus point it was delayed by 15 mins.

As i was travelling in Executive Class food was not worth Poori was oily and poha was dry, no corn flakes was provided unless asked. Better food is provided in DQ and Pragati then VB. I dont see in future this train will be a Hit as
in Pune-Mumbai section DQ, Pragati & Sinhgad also depart in morning, unless you dont receive confirm ticket in this train, then only VB will be preferred that is also unlikely because long distance train going towards Mumbai are also there in morning and you can get tickets easily in these trains.

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Feb 15 (12:23)
deepak.yerr~   3986 blog posts
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U should not compare fare of VB with GS but compare with ACC fare or AC bus fare which is Rs 400-500, VB is higher. Rs 715 minus 142 for food it's Rs 575.
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Feb 15 (12:26)
Mandeep   8 blog posts
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Right, Main issue is the route in which they started, for solapur people also it is not feasible. For food we have option to skip that.
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Feb 15 (12:29)
Pran22^~   48412 blog posts
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It should be modified as CST SC/LPI VB. Will be good if TT is fast & preferably Early morning dep from CST.
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Feb 15 (16:37)
SSrocks~   2534 blog posts
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Yes need to change and review food vendor
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Feb 21 (13:32)
maheshbsharma~   946 blog posts
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Agreed :
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Feb 28 (22:01)   22225/Mumbai CSMT - Solapur Vande Bharat Express | SHLU/Shelu (2 PFs)
Nitin Kumar
Nitin Kumar~   3108 blog posts
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Solapur bound VANDE BHARAT EXPRESS Curving out of Shelu Railway station at good speed :)
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Feb 28 (22:29)
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Very Nice Shot brother
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Feb 28 (22:50)
Nitin Kumar~   3108 blog posts
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Thankyou :)
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Mar 09 (20:10)   22226/Solapur - Mumbai CSMT Vande Bharat Express | SUR/Solapur (5 PFs)
Rail_point   164 blog posts
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22226 Solapur Mumbai Vande Bharat Express , Breakfast 😋 9.5/10 Ratings Good Taste DOJ 04 March
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