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Blog Entry# 2965931
Posted: Jan 03 2018 (20:29)

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Last Response: Jan 06 2018 (19:56)
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Jan 03 2018 (20:29)   ERS/Ernakulam Junction (South) (6 PFs)

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India Rail Info Quiz Question 2
Identify the place :
This is a terminal railway station not situated in North India and is the district HQ of one of the oldest districts of India, which has existed since the British Raj. This place is closer to a different state's capital than its own.The tagged station may or may not have any relation with this place.
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Jan 06 2018 (14:34)
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It's just a matter of usage. You would be correct in calling Vasco, BCT, MAS and HYB a 'Terminus' as the tracks literally end in these stations.
With 'Terminal', it's a bit more vague. You can call Vasco, BCT, MAS and HYB as 'Terminals', because, in this context, 'Terminal' means the same as 'Terminus'. Howeverm you can use 'Terminal' as an adjective to describe a station. For example, Madgaon can be called as a 'Terminal' for Konkan railway, because a lot of train services begin and end here. In that sense, MAO is the end point for a service, so it can be called a 'Terminal' for that service.
'Terminus' is a rigid word only referring to the final station on a line. 'Terminal' is not so rigid, and can slightly change it's meaning based on the context. So, if someone were asking a question, saying that a particular station is a 'Terminal' station, will be rather vague as it can mean that it is just a large, grand station where a lot of trains originate and terminate, or it can refer to a dead-end station too. And people tend to favor both explanations equally, so it can be confusing.

Jan 06 2018 (14:38)
sudhir~   9088 blog posts   3834 correct pred (68% accurate)
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I think I get a hang of it. Lets close this topic of terminus and terminal. Thanks for your inputs

Jan 06 2018 (17:20)
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I kind of get your point now, the phrasing could have been better
Thanks for your input
This is my 2nd such question on IRI and I will try to improve the questions in further posts
Thanks :)

Jan 06 2018 (17:59)
sudhir~   9088 blog posts   3834 correct pred (68% accurate)
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I am glad you got the point. Many, would not have accepted this fact. Now you can start an imaginary train from Madurai to Ambikapur. Ha Ha

Jan 06 2018 (19:56)
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Lots of projects coming up in that area if I am not wrong
Ambikapur is getting linked to Barwadih on the RNC DTO GHD GAYA line
Korba is getting linked to Renukut on the RNC DTO GHD CPU ALD/KTE line

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