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Blog Entry# 2026953  
Posted: Oct 17 2016 (16:26)

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Last Response: Oct 30 2016 (22:32)
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Oct 17 2016 (16:26)   12876/Neelachal (Neelanchal) SF Express | LJN/Lucknow Junction NER (6 PFs) | MGS/WAP-4

Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Entry# 2026953            Tags   Past Edits
I took a trip in 12876 Neelachal on 16 Oct between Lucknow and Kharagpur. Train arrived LKO 40 min late. ASR HWH stood parallel to it. We left LKO before 13049 ASR HWH(that goes via SLN ). But PBH route is very congested and we were stopped at many places for crossings.Spotted xings were with Padmavat and Bundelkhand Exp. Reached BSB 2 hr 50 min late. Food was not delivered by IRCTC E Catering due to heavy delay. Maintained its delay till MGS where we xinged with DNR ANVT exp and Imperial mail. ASR HWH was scheduled to arrive after us.Coaches were new but too crowdy.Toilets were biotoilet equipped. AC 3 Tier easily had 100 people per coach. Loco link for NDLS to LKO was MGS P4. For LKO to MGS it was a WDP 4D. MGS to KGP was a red P 4 of unknown shed. Reached...
KGP with a delay of 3 hrs.
>View after Tata crossing a river (Subarnarekha?)
>Condition of coach in the morning
>Freight visible after TATA
>View after TATA
>Rail track running parallel to us after TATA
>Lucknow Shatabdi standing at LJN
>Lucknow Barauni at LJN
>Lucknow Metro under construction
>Beautiful Lko

4 posts - Mon Oct 17, 2016

1 posts - Sun Oct 30, 2016

Oct 30 2016 (13:41)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2026953-6            Tags   Past Edits
Agreed. A daily train between lucknow and bbs is needed.
The LKO RBL route still has a very long way to go for electrification. Majority of this section is still single tracked.

Oct 30 2016 (17:43)
I am a Visitor Admin Member on IRI*^~   9033 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 2026953-7            Tags   Past Edits
Oh my.... what stretches have been doubled between Utretia Jn and Janghai Jn ? IR has started so many trains via RBL which they could have easily run via the double track electrified route of Jaunpur City - Sultanpur !!!!

Oct 30 2016 (22:05)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2026953-8            Tags   Past Edits
Literally nothing between UTR and Janghai. LKO-PBH is pretty barren single line. Bhadohi-BSB is double line. PBH-Bhadohi is a mix[single for the most part].
IR runs most trains here since it is politically important route. Raebareily and Amethi are congress mainstays.

Oct 30 2016 (22:31)
Varuna Express   951 blog posts   663 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2026953-9            Tags   Past Edits
LKO-JNH is still single....doubling underway on JNH-BSB....

Oct 30 2016 (22:32)
Varuna Express   951 blog posts   663 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2026953-10            Tags   Past Edits
currently hardly 1/4 of BSB-JNH stretch doubled....however soon the whole stretch would be going on

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