Forum Super Search
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
Fri Mar 23, 2018 23:02:39 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
Fri Mar 23, 2018 23:02:39 IST

Blog Entry# 2372829
Posted: Aug 06 2017 (17:06)

1 Responses
Last Response: Aug 06 2017 (17:06)
Rail News
Commentary/Human InterestML/Mumbai Local  -  
Aug 06 2017 (07:28)   WR’s first class plan: more coaches, a dedicated rake

rdb*^   133171 news posts
Entry# 2372829   News Entry# 310889         Tags   Past Edits
Railway plans to increase capacity on locals as number of first class passengers rise
Mumbai: First class travellers on the city’s suburban railway may have something to cheer about soon, with the railways planning to introduce extra first-class coaches, and possibly a dedicated first class rake. The complaints of commuters who pay nearly 10 times the price of a second-class ticket has been of space, especially during peak hours. Adding to the problem is their steadily rising numbers.
Mukul Jain, Divisional Railway Manager, WR, said, “We have sent a proposal for providing one
additional coach for first class passengers.”
Currently, 15-car rakes provide 42 services daily, and their first class coaches can accommodate 252 seated and 75 standing passengers. This means only 13,714 first class passengers can be accommodated in a day, but an analytical survey by WR says there are 1.14 times more first class commuters. For a 12-car rake, seating capacity is 202 and standing 60. WR runs 1,281 services using 12-car rakes, whose normal carrying capacity for first class coaches per day is 3,35,459 passengers.
While both 12- and 15-car rakes can normally carry 3,49,173 first class passengers, the survey has said there are approximately 3.99 lakh first class passengers. A senior WR official said, “We’re planning an additional first class coach in all 15-car rakes, and more services will also be added by end of September with a new time table. The number of first class passengers is on the rise, and we can get more revenue by providing more coaches for them. We are running ladies specials and are planning on a fully air conditioned local train, then why can’t we have dedicated first class rakes?” The new time table is scheduled to be released by September 15, he added.

Aug 06 2017 (17:06)
a2z~   2791 blog posts
Re# 2372829-1            Tags   Past Edits
(1) IR pl listen, ppl pay 10 times for standing in the "first class" rather than standing in 2nd class, because they cannot bear the cattle brand crowd or super crush dense load of 2nd class.
(2) Pl provide AC to these paxs, so that paying 10 times fare is somewhat justified.
(3) Adding new Ac suburban coaches to existing suburban trains instead of first class, which actually is a misnomer, is a good option.
But IR probably shall charge even higher from the paxs of the Ac coaches

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Mon Apr 2
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Sat Apr 7
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Sun Apr 22
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Sat Jul 21


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 2547009
    Oct 16 2017 (10:21PM)

    As per the recent post , the new Pax Login feature has now been introduced. Here are the details of the feature set. . 1. Now you may login to the site as a Member or a Passenger, or BOTH Member & Passenger at the same time. Passenger login is called "Pax Login"...
  • Entry# 2517609
    Oct 11 2017 (09:33AM)

    As detailed here , last month, some changes were made to the PNR section. In the next phase of this rollout, we shall be further separating "Passengers" from "Members". . 1. "Passengers" will be able to login using ONLY their PNRs (no password). We shall have a Pax Login above the current...
  • Entry# 2418661
    Sep 25 2017 (07:09AM)

    @all: There are some changes coming to the PNR Forum. 1. All PNRs will be anonymized, i.e. you won't see who posted the PNRs or search PNRs by Traveller. This is to better protect the confidentiality of travelling members and their travel plans. However, members will still be able to search their OWN...
  • Entry# 2409730
    Sep 15 2017 (11:46PM)

    In recent times, the number of FM Complaints regarding "targeting me", "offensive content", "sarcastic comment", "bashing", etc. have been increasing. This has led to increased censorship and throttling of open discussions. . This is a clarification that this site is meant for a FREE EXCHANGE of ideas. Some arguments/debates/disagreements/jokes/sarcasm are ALLOWED and are...
  • Entry# 2390218
    Aug 25 2017 (12:59PM)

    There has been a partial rollout of a modification to Timeline entries. The implementation will be complete within a week. 1. Void & RAC buttons have been removed. . 2. TL Entries can now be Edited and Fixed by the original updater, if there are errors. So there is no need to Void TLs...
  • Entry# 2175399
    Feb 23 2017 (01:22PM)

    There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc. . To address this issue, effective tomorrow, ALL...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom

Go to Mobile site
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.