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Blog Entry# 1972698  
Posted: Aug 26 2016 (07:22)

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Aug 26 2016 (07:22)   Test train touches 120 kmph on new track

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Doubled tracks in two sectors to help reduce delays for crossing
A rake comprising an electric engine and three coaches was run at 120 km per hour test speed on the second track in the Piravom Road-Kuruppanthara and Thiruvalla-Chengannur sectors, even as Sudarshan Naik, the Benagaluru-based Commissioner for Railway Safety (CRS), inspected the two corridors on Thursday.
The design speed of the newly-laid tracks for normal train operations is 110 km per hour. The second track will be opened for service based on the report of the CRS.
Divisional Railway Manager Prakash Bhutani said the new tracks in the two sectors would lessen the need for trains passing through the Ernakulam-Kottayam-Kayamkulam route being held up for crossings. The revised timings for trains in the sector will be announced in the next railway timetable, he said.
“The doubled track will also enable prompt execution of maintenance work, since trains can take the alternative track,” Mr. Bhutani, who accompanied the CRS, added.
“The speed test of 120 kmph is being attempted for the first time in the region, and it speaks volumes of the quality of the railway workforce,” Southern Railway Ernakulam Area Manager Rajesh Chandran said. Once ready, the fully-doubled track through Kottayam is expected to enable trains to save up to half an hour.

Aug 26 2016 (07:22)
rdb*^   31726 blog posts   385123 correct pred (81% accurate)
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Aug 26 2016 (11:19)
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will get 80 or 90

Aug 26 2016 (13:46)
ஆர் பி கெ~   774 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
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"The revised timings for trains in the sector will be announced in the next railway timetable"
Sincerely hope so. SR has not changed train timings substantially, despite near completion of doubling from SRR to MAQ. Same is the case with timetable of TVC - KTYM - ERS sector as well; completion of doubling from ERS to PVRD and KYJ to CNGR hardly gets reflected in train timings. Hope they will change all this w. e. f October 1.

Aug 26 2016 (21:34)
Rail Fanning~   2722 blog posts
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The new time table is effective from October-1. I am assuming the time table might have already gone for the final print since it is only a month away.
Hence quite surprising that if at all they have reduced the running time in this sector , how were they so confident that CRS inspection would happen before the implementation of new time table. As you rightly ssaid even after doubling in other sectors there is hardly change in time.
It is still a surprise that there are lost of trains that take almost
1 hour 30 min to cover distance between TCR-ERS despite a normal terrain !!!

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