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Blog Entry# 1969012  
Posted: Aug 21 2016 (14:13)

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Last Response: Aug 22 2016 (09:37)
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Aug 21 2016 (14:13)  

Rail Fanning~   2721 blog posts
Entry# 1969012            Tags   Past Edits
A query to members. What is the criteria to decide as to which zone will manager the running of a new train as and when it starts ? Is it availability of rakes ?
Another query is whether 2 different zones can combine or equally contribute rakes if there is a shortage and there is a need to start a train. I feel lots of time in-spite of demands, many zones shy away from starting them due to shortage of rakes.
For example: If a new train needs to be
started between Kolkata & Trivandrum, can rakes be equally shared between SR & SER ???

Aug 21 2016 (14:25)
Shivam~   4612 blog posts   1173 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1969012-1            Tags   Past Edits
All is decided by RB, contributing factors are timings, availability of slot, availability of pitlines and other maintenance facilities.
No 2 zones cannot share rakes as train is allotted one zone.
Rolling stock is manufactured by RCF/ICF and order is placed by RB for that zone and zone can arrange for already available stock.
Even the passing zones play imp role with timetable

Aug 21 2016 (14:51)
विश्व नाथ*   16775 blog posts   268 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1969012-2            Tags   Past Edits
As a protocol:
Division sends demand to Zone
Zone to RB and finally Ministry decides as Politics is supreme.
(All with justifications)
Now happens
decides train to run
Railway board sends directive to Zone/s with train type rake load frequency stoppages Timings specially when matter relates with more than one zone
Zone frames passing time based on RB input
Zone asks Div to send proposal/justification
Train starts.
Zone can frame in zone passenger train timing according to available path
Mighty zones have say in destination timing and takeover/handover timings.

Aug 22 2016 (08:22)
Rail Fanning~   2721 blog posts
Re# 1969012-3            Tags   Past Edits
It is indeed a challenge to fix up a time if the passing zones also have a say on fixing time table. If the trains cover long distances for eg north to south or east to west etc, there there are so many zones/divisions through which it passes. Even if one or two of them do not give their approvals, entire thing would go for a toss.

Aug 22 2016 (09:37)
Shivam~   4612 blog posts   1173 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1969012-4            Tags   Past Edits
Actually, very less cases like that, if a train has to run, it will run

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