Spotting
 Timeline
 Travel Tip
 Trip
 Race
 Social
 Greeting
 Poll
 Img
 PNR
 Pic
 Blog
 News
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 Convention
 Monitor
 Topic
 Followed
 Rating
 Correct
 Wrong
 Stamp
 HJ
 Vote
 Pred
 @
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
 Pvt
Forum Super Search
 ↓ 
×
HashTag:
Freq Contact:
Member:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
Train:
Station:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    Topics:    

Search
  Go  

Ammi Jaan kahti thi Railfanning se bada koi dharm nhi hota or koi Railfan chhota nhi hota - Shanzil Kabir

Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
 
Tue Jul 7 04:54:15 IST
Home
Trains
ΣChains
Atlas
PNR
Forum
Topics
Gallery
News
FAQ
Trips/Spottings
Login
Feedback
Advanced Search

Blog Entry# 4610005
Posted: Apr 12 (02:21)

No Responses Yet
010
Train Tip
General
2299 views
Apr 12 (02:21)   22439/New Delhi - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express
The unknown railfan
ImArijit.B^~   3334 blog posts
Entry# 4610005            Tags   Past Edits
Full in-depth review of both CC and EC in 22439/40
NDLS-SVDK in CC and SVDK-LDH in EC
Cleanliness:
Vande Bharat is a crown jewel of IR, so it will do its best to maintain the train. Rest depends on the passengers of the train.
Toilet
...
more...
floor can get wet though.
Punctuality:
Highest priority given to this train throughout the journey so expect some top-notch punctuality.
Food:
Passengers would expect great food in Vande Bharat. But that is not the case here. IR always lags in this department. The cost of catering charges is not justified. I had high expectations from lunch.
Pic 1: Morning tea: Tea mix and two marie gold bisuits. Served around 6:30 AM
Pic 2: Breakfast: Plain bread, Veg cutlet, juice, muffin and a small packet of hand sanitizer. Served around 7:30 or 7:40 AM.
Sandwich should have been given at least.
No picture for lunch. Normal lunch given as in all other premium trains. Served after Jammu Tawi departure.
Pic 3 & 4: Evening snacks in EC
Caramel popcorn, Chocolate, samosa/kachori, plain veg sandwich, tea/coffee mix, Maggi, juice/lassi and wet wipes. I was satisfied with this
Ticket availability: This is tricky. Lots are seats can be available, but seats are costly. But it goes to an equally popular religious destination. So plan your journey in advance.
Railfanning: 2nd only train to enjoy 130 kph MPS on NDLS-LDH section. Loads of crossings and overtakes and high-speed skips. Only bummer is the JAT-SVDK section. Though the XL windows lets you enjoy the scenery on both side of tracks, the staff keeps you busy having meals.
Safety: Yes safe.
Comfort: CC and EC are on the extreme ends on scale of comfort. Seats in CC are non-reclining and have limited leg space. Seats are not cushioned enough. Not recommended for people with back problems. Seats in EC have headrest, well cushioned. Have ample leg space. And also adequate spacing between seats. I personally feel CC to be congested. Also, the snacks tray was much larger in EC rather than CC.
Charging sockets: In CC, sockets are below your seats, which is very weird position. One has to bend down to find the sockets. In EC sockets are between the space between the seats.
Other points
1. Be inside train at least 5 minutes before the departure of the train. Also refrain to venture outside train in any of the intermediate station. Train has automatic doors. If you are left outside, your money is gone. Staff won't open the doors.
2. Rotating seats in EC are not practical. Did not see anyone rotating their seats in the whole journey.
3. For Divyangjan passengers, C14 coach has special arrangements. Has a specials toilet. Make sure to visit that. It is huge, unlike any toilet in any IR train.
4. Also you can take a peek into drivers' cabin. It is a different experience altogether.
5. Food is optional. And no flexi-fare is there.
-------
Pic 5: Vande Bharat at SVDK
Pic 6: EC interiors
Full journey YouTube playlist: click here

COVID-19

ONLY COVID-19 Specials are running.
As Corona cases are increasing rapidly, Members are advised to TAKE extra CARE these days.
1. AVOID going outdoors even if lockdown is easing.
2. ALWAYS wear a MASK when OUTDOORS.
3. Wash hands frequently. Do NOT touch your face.


REMEMBER: PREVENTION is the ONLY Option. There is NO CURE.

Leading Polls

4662108 ★★ 20Harsh12345ER~
4663449 ★★ 25S_V_Iyer^~
3368675 ★★★ 323Hrishik Mukherjee~
3130079 ★★★ 118~
4649059 ★★★ 34Harsh12345ER~
4195825 ★★★ 62IrfSda94~
4663044  13ViratKohliSachi
4581899 ★★★ 32~
4663104 ★★★ 30IrfSda94~
4303930 ★★★ 55Aditya~
4662199  11Sagnik_2002

Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 4658593
    Jun 28 (12:39PM)


    To help with the issue of mass tagging of members, we shall soon be expanding the RF Club feature to Pvt Clubs: . 1. Any member will be able to create a Pvt Club and invite other members to join. Joining of any Club is voluntary - members cannot be forced to join...
  • Entry# 4653181
    Jun 18 (11:41PM)


    @all: For the last 2 days, I have been putting up some quizzes in the Topics section, with the following design: . 1. Each quiz starts with a statement. . 2. Then a question, followed by 4-6 choices. . 3. AFTER a member makes a choice, all the other choices are revealed, along with the creator's choice and...
  • Entry# 4652396
    Jun 17 (09:59PM)


    This is a notice of a feature soon to be introduced. Currently, we have unique member IDs per member which are hard to remember. We shall soon be introducing "User Handles", as used in Twitter and other social media sites. . 1. "User Handles" are a unique combination of letters/numbers - (at least...
  • Entry# 4649634
    Jun 12 (07:41PM)


    This is a note of some experimental changes that will be rolled out soon. . Since most of our RailFans are also interested in playing Video Games like Rail Simulator, Fortnite, etc. a separate section will soon be introduced to discuss the video games that you are playing. . Thanks.
  • Entry# 4644776
    Jun 05 2020 (11:44AM)


    Some further changes will be introduced tomorrow inside the new Topics section. . 1. All Topics will have Channels. . 2. The name/type of Channel will depend on the Topic. For example, the *air-travel topic will have Channels for the various flight numbers like AI402, UK301, etc. Similarly for Bus Travel, Govt. Jobs, etc. . 3....
  • Entry# 4643324
    Jun 03 2020 (08:48AM)


    The long-pending issue of "running out of Imaginary Train numbers" has now been resolved. Hereafter, Imaginary Train number format will be: IMG(5-digit Train Number)-(Member ID). ALL past Imaginary Trains have been changed accordingly. . This means that the 5-digit number will be unique PER member. Multiple members may reuse the SAME Train Number for...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
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.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy