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Blog Entry# 6040088
Posted: Apr 22 (19:27)

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Last Response: Apr 25 (23:59)
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Apr 22 (19:27)   12354/Lal Kuan - Howrah Weekly SF Express | SKG/Saktigarh (8 PFs)
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Great Great Great Great Great:Nice captures...👍👍 Great

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Lalkuan-Howrah Superfast powered by Howrah WAP7 skipping Saktigarh, followed by Howrah bound local
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Thanks for sharing the info.
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Apr 24 (09:11)
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I have travelled through this route few times, but observed minutely only couple of times when travelling upto Bardhaman. First time, we took a crawling express upto BWN [via main line ] . On returning, we missed the direct non stop local to HWH, so had to take a normal local [again via main line, I think ]. I was impressed to see that a direct local ticket was available for KGP for only Rs 40; which is impressively cheap for 200+ km.

I have a question about the main and chord
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lines. Do the main and chord lines differ right at BWN and then merge at HWH or do they merge at some other station in between?

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Its Saktigarh where Main & chord lines seperate
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Main and Chord lines differ between Saktigarh and Bally. Main line has a much higher frequency of Locals, especially post Bandel Jn.
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Take a look at the picture attached. the identity of the signal says 'HBC' meaning Howrah-Barddhaman Chordline. Similarly there is HBM where M means Mainline. Hence Chord & Main individually starts from Howrah & runs upto BWN, so Bally & Saktigarh do not qualify a Junction criteria.
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