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Blog Entry# 2074747  
Posted: Nov 29 2016 (12:25)

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Last Response: Jan 04 2017 (17:09)
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Nov 29 2016 (12:25)   12623/Chennai Central - Thiruvananthapuram Central Mail (PT)

anandganesaiyer   5 blog posts
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Transformation of a glamorous train to a genuine pain-Trivandrum Chennai Mail
This was an exceptionally glamorous a train in Kerala once the gauge conversion in Ernakulam Junction-Trivandrum Central sector and introduction of this train. (It is not clear which one, Quilon-Madras Central Mail or Trivandrum Central-Madrsa Egmore metre gauge Mail is the ancestor of this train). This had rake sharing arrangement with Trivandrum Cannanore Express and the control was with Trivandrum. It had clean coaches and used to run time. The train had a number 19/20 AT THAT TIME WHICH LATER BECAME 6319/6320. Subsequently, for some inexplicable reason the RSA was with Cheran Express and the control was shifted to Coimbatore and the numbers got changed to 6619/6620. After the 5 digi
numbers came into force, it is not clear who is responsible for the train which looks like a waste dump beside a market in both directions. At any rate, that was sufferable due to speed and punctuality. Nowadays, that too is gone. It used to bypass Coimbatore junction earlier but that system too is altered. For no apparent reason, it loses considerable time to go inside Coimbatore and come out. It is unspeakably dirty in both directions and is perpetually late in either directions almost everyday. Choosy passengers have started opting for Chennai Central Alleppey 22639 to travel from Chennai to Ernakulam since the travel time is almost identical. The train thus is a like a glamour queen reduced to a street side beggar.

Jan 02 2017 (22:45)
6 Years of IRI*^~   9813 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Earlier also it used to come via CBE .
Later it was diverted and again it's restored

Jan 02 2017 (22:46)
6 Years of IRI*^~   9813 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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The punctuality was affected due to the numerous TSR which came into effect in TVC division.

Jan 03 2017 (01:21)
12633 Kanyakumari SF express~   614 blog posts   25 correct pred (64% accurate)
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The timings of 12624 should be brought back to its earlier schedule (TVC 14.30 MAS 06.55). Nowadays people south of Ernakulam (via KTYM) have no ways to reach MAS early than to take chains. People of every part (ERS, CLT, PGT, CBE etc) have one train which reaches early and other train which reach late.. But the part after ERS dont have.. Cheran can be made to arrive MAS at the present mail slot and vice versa.

Jan 04 2017 (14:12)
imaravIndian^~   802 blog posts   314 correct pred (78% accurate)
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It will be fine once doubling is complete i presume

Jan 04 2017 (17:09)
6 Years of IRI*^~   9813 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Yes. They have identified the vulnerable spots and works are going on in full progress .
So situation is getting back to normal.

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