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Blog Entry# 4435626
Posted: Sep 23 (14:16)

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Sep 23 (14:16)   06922/Vasco Da Gama - Belagavi Passenger Special (UnReserved)

joegoauk   116 blog posts
Entry# 4435626            Tags   Past Edits
Report: 21.9.2019
TICKET Rs.45, from Madgaon Rs.35
This is the only class available for this entire 10 coaches train. Second Class Ordinary.
Train leaves Vasco station Fri/Sat
at 06:05 but ticket booking window opening timing is 06:00, they will open at 05:45 but you may see a long migrants Q already not of Belgaum bound passengers but Howrah Amravati Train (pic). You may jump the Q once ticket window is opened because their train leaving 1 hr after yours.
Ticket booking clerk should also make announcement asking Belgaum bound passenger to come forward.
You may need another 2-3 minutes to go to Platform No.3. over footbridge.
Platform was in darkness so also the entire train coaches.
Lights only came on after leaving Cansaulim Station.
The train left Vasco with about 12 pax
No pax boarded at Dabolim and Chandor
At Chandor the train did not stop on the platform but on the second line (both ways)
Two train crossing took place here Goa Express and Local Kulem Vasco train)
Cansaulim there were 2 (could be Rly employee), Margao about 33, Sanvordem about 13, Kulem about 20
Train arrived Belgaum on platform no.2 at 11:51 (31 mins late) with about 25-30 passengers.
The train left Belgaum for Vasco at 12:39 with about 95 passenger
Next day at Belgaum station, while passengers waiting for the train on platform no.2, it arrived on platform no.1, (no prior announcement made) at 12:42 (1h 22m late) and left from the same platform 13:10 (1h 10M late) with about 130 pax (some of whom may be of Londa bound).
Train after lot of stoppages at signal points, stations train crossing etc (At Sonaulium station in Goa (not scheduled stop) the train stopped there 40 min to give way to Nizamudin Delhi express train),
Train finally reached Vasco at 19:41 (1h 21m late) platform 3 with about 25 passengers.
No pax alighted at Chandor and Dabolim but there were 2 at Cansaulim.
Seating Capacity of the train is 8x90 + 50 = about 772
Suggestion 1
The train leaving time at Vasco is too early as if the train meant for Vascokars only, it should be changed to say around 7.30 am.
Suggestion 2
The train should operate say Thursdays and Saturdays from Vasco and Fridays and Sundays from Belgaum leaving both station in the morning say 7.30 and arriving at the destination in the after noon.
The so called 10 minutes stop at Dudhsagar waterfall is not maintained, the train does not even stop 5 minutes or it stops only 2-4 minutes and it was full of confusion and panic, the engine drivers seem not briefed up on this, at one time they stopped theirs engines right infront of the waterfall as if they wanted to have the best view. Pax from behind had to walk over 100 mtres to come to the main waterfall point. within a minute the train started moving but it had to stopped by pulling the chain at the request of the stranded passengers, including me

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Oct 09 (14:05)
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It was UBL WDP-4, with triple bankers attached in front, from Castlerock to handle down gradient. A small video which took on board. Crowd was decent not up to the mark. Overall saw around ~100 people getting down at Dudh Sagar falls from this train, Around ~70 people got back to same train to continue there journey towards Goa after 10 mins break, whereas around 20-30 people stayed back for an hour and walked back for an kilometer to DDS station to board Goa exp back to Londa/Belagavi around 5 PM.

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