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Sep 11 2016 (12:22)   Talgo completes DELHI MUMBAI journey in less than 12 hours

Proud atheist~   20 news posts
Entry# 1988154   News Entry# 279713         Tags   Past Edits
Talgo completes DELHI MUMBAI journey in less than 12 hours

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Sep 11 2016 (17:57)
ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 1988154-33            Tags   Past Edits
What does the P way acronym stand for?

Sep 11 2016 (17:59)
©The Dark Lord™~   8831 blog posts   2 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1988154-34            Tags   Past Edits
Permanent way
★★★  General Travel
Jun 08 2016 (22:48)   12368/Vikramshila Express (PT) | JMP/Jamalpur Junction (4 PFs) | JMP/WDM-3A/16358

LHB Vikramshila A Dream Come True~   9345 blog posts   62946 correct pred (92% accurate)
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Vikramshila fans, I have some great news to share.
Somehow caught up with 12368 today despite my poor health(due to hectic rf session yesterday and hence being hit by sunstroke) . Went straight to Pantry Car and had a good chat for a few minutes with a senior staff. Well, as you can guess, the chat was regarding the Lhbfication of VS. I asked him whether the news was true to which he said yes. I asked him to detail it a bit. He told that there's confirmed talks/news of VS will running with LHB Coaches from July and that coaches will start coming to Bhagalpur very soon, within a week. I twice cross-checked
with him that he wasn't just saying on the basis of newspaper reports to which he twice said no that he wasn't talking the language of newspapers . He even pointed out that the first run with LHB Coaches will most probably happen in the 1st week of July. He even mentioned the most probable dates. I then thanked him gleefully and went ahead jumping with ecstasy, with a big smile on my face. :) :) :D

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Jun 09 2016 (00:24)
ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 1886064-6            Tags   Past Edits
Why does this slow down so radically at the end some 100 odd km it takes more than 3 hrs?

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Jun 09 2016 (05:30)
LHB Vikramshila A Dream Come True~   9345 blog posts   62946 correct pred (92% accurate)
Re# 1886064-9            Tags   Past Edits
Because of Loco Change at Kiul and lower MPS of Kiul-Jmp-Bgp section.
Also it has got innumerable stops after Patna, few of them being totally useless and loss-incurring for IR.

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Jun 09 2016 (14:09)
LHB Vikramshila A Dream Come True~   9345 blog posts   62946 correct pred (92% accurate)
Re# 1886064-58            Tags   Past Edits
One more reason is due to tunnel and single line between Jamalpur and Ratanpur.
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May 28 2016 (01:39)   12840/Chennai Central - Howrah Mail (PT)

ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
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Inaugural Run-Wed Aug 15, 1900-Is this correct?

May 28 2016 (07:35)
nump421~   1110 blog posts   1156 correct pred (91% accurate)
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Not sure. But yes, this is more than a century old train
General Travel
Mar 06 2016 (16:45)  

ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 1759244            Tags   Past Edits
Dear All is there any link to the official website on IR which validates the authenticity of the tracks commissioned over the last FY. Just wanted to be sure that post 2014 the number of kms commissioned is 2292.

Mar 06 2016 (17:52)
Tagging feature encroaches privacy of members^~   88502 blog posts   5328 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1759244-1            Tags   Past Edits
but why you want this data ?
★★  General Travel
Sep 15 2015 (12:26)   22692/Hazrat Nizamuddin - KSR Bengaluru Rajdhani Express | ATP/Anantapur (2 PFs)

ragsclickin   53 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
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Had not so pleasant experience while travelling on 22692 SBC Rajdhani. Had a 2AC ticket from ATP to SBC. When the train arrived there was no staff to open the gate to receive me. Had to run across few bogies and managed to wake up the Pantry staff who took their sweet time to get up remove the crates from the entry/exit point and then by the they managed to open the door the train started along. Just managed to board while the train was in motion.
To my surprise I couldn't find my bedding and tracing both the attendant and the TTE proved futile. Had managed to lie down with used sheet. Around 6 am the attendant showed up & sheepishly
apologized. Then after repeated reminders he managed to get me the so-called free "water-bottle". Till the end I couldn't meet with the TTE, although I suspect why the attendant came and asked me to show my ticket post my confrontation with him.
The one serious safety concern that bothers me is that how can the pantry staff stack up all the crates over top of each other and block the exit. This would be of serious consequence in case of "EVAC" as the passengers would be struggling to get out. Also this particular LHB compartment was pitch dark that it was very difficult to even trace out the berths.
I had lodged a complaint with the Railways. Look forward to receiving a response. I thought of posting my experience on this site for the benefit of other rail-fans. If this can happen on a premier train like Rajdhani not sure how passengers other trains are treated especially if one needs to board the train in the middle of the night.

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Sep 15 2015 (19:27)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1590915-48            Tags   Past Edits
Very scary experience. I have missed a train because the passengers refused to open the doors. This happened at Rampurhat in West Bengal. After that I stopped visiting W.Bengal. I have boarded so many times at KPD SBC Mail and never had a problem as TTE was always waiting for me to board. Guess it depends on the area.

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Sep 15 2015 (19:58)
indiagenie   2393 blog posts   2354 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1590915-56            Tags   Past Edits
What is this concept of tipping station staff?
The passenger has paid for the trip, not sneaking in without ticket. He/she has the right to enter the coach which has the seat in question. It is IR's duty to ensure that it happens, period. Passenger should not be required to run across multiple coaches or beg to PC staff or tip station staff.
In this case, OP was able to do all this, what if he had some medical condition and was unable to run across in the limited time available?
if the PC staff didn't wake up?
What if they couldn't open the door in time?
This is clear dereliction of the TTE and/or Coach attendant's duty. If the passenger had missed the train, they should file a consumer court case with written statements from station staff as evidence of their presence on the station and missing the train because doors were not opened. Heavy penalties must be levied in such cases.

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Sep 15 2015 (20:10)
S V Iyer*^~   14897 blog posts   12366 correct pred (64% accurate)
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It happened with me while boarding 12431 TVC Raj from TCR this Feb n all of these were experienced...Filed a complaint and SR /TVC Div says NR maintains rake n train ask them ..n the blaming game continues till date...

The worst thing was PC exits were obstruction free while coach exits were stacked with food trays :(

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Sep 15 2015 (20:14)
छोटा आदमी~   7443 blog posts   104608 correct pred (90% accurate)
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dear sir,
you please ignore few posts which have hint of discouragement in them, you have suffered immensely due to major lapse on part of IR. Please take up the matter forward with concerned officials, We (at IRI) admire your efforts in ensuring accountability and fixing responsibility. Such small steps will be beneficial to every passenger in India

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Sep 15 2015 (20:35)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30357 blog posts   100920 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1590915-76            Tags   Past Edits
This is a classic case of deficiency in service. Who cares but?
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