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Aug 18 2014 (17:44)   12639/Brindavan Express

tzahmed   6 blog posts
Entry# 1191144            Tags   Past Edits
Step-motherly treatment to Brindavan Exp by SR...
this train has been reduced to a Janatha Express - with no AC coaches, No Pantry Car, Only 6 reserved coaches out of 24 -coach long rake, dirty compartments - with ground nut shells, tetra packs, water bottles found everywhere and under the seat (passengers are equally to be blamed - but the problem is - the train is not cleaned periodically en-route) ...vendors passing every second minute!!!
Delayed departure from Chennai Central, paving way for DD has made the matter worse!!
SR can add two ACC & Pantry back with increase in number of reserved coaches.
Timings may also be considered to make it Dep: MAS at 07.00 and Arr SBC: 12.45
Let us hope there is some good news during the release of new time table September 01, 2014

Aug 18 2014 (17:53)
sys tem~   8230 blog posts   75732 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1191144-1            Tags   Past Edits
ab is train ka kuch nahi ho sakta ..
General Travel
Dec 27 2013 (23:47)   12639/Brindavan Express

tzahmed   6 blog posts
Entry# 948104            Tags   Past Edits
This is with regard to removal of AC Chair Car from 12639/40 Brindavan Express, and making it a 24 coaches train with 6 reserved coaches.
It is unfortunate that such a prestigious train once, is reduced to a Janatha Express!!
I would blame SR for Brindavan Express's humiliation - first they introduced too many stops, slowed down to 58 Kmph, then introduced DD just around the same time and forcing Brindavan loyal passengers to go by DD, delaying the departure to 07.50, removing CC and now, making it almost a unreserved train!!!
bet, coaches of SWR & SCR are better maintained than stinking, dirty coaches of SR. Off late, even Brindavan rake was probably running at night as Deepawali Special!! turning around - just as it arrived at SBC and MAS
We will never be able to push the bureaucracy and bring back the sheen on Brindavan Express..SR officials will always justify their actions - as they continue to you may find may of them supporting the move to remove CC.
It would be better, if the name " Brindavan Express" is removed from the T.No:12639 so that the lovely chugging Brindavan Express will continue in live in our memories to which once as I child, would walk down 2 Kms to Ambur Railway Station to see the train pass by on time, in 1970s!!!

Dec 28 2013 (00:04)
Vinay Kumar~   15588 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 948104-1            Tags   Past Edits
Every coin has two side!!
The D Class & General Coach too get heavily packed as in demand & IR dont find any way earlier to negotiate these non-AC crowd, as deletion of CC gonna put pressure to cater AC Traveler & Non-AC demand upsurge limitless!!
With DD on the cards, IR got the chance to negotiate Non AC & AC Traveler, without compromising on AC/D/Gen Coaches reduction in any both trains!!

Dec 28 2013 (00:15)
Guest: c31bd7b   show all posts
Re# 948104-2            Tags   Past Edits
Perfectly agree with you. To make a look feel for the DD success, they have reduced the AC coaches of this wonderful piece.
How to make a line look shorter, draw another longer line or ERASE some part of the line.

Dec 28 2013 (00:19)
Namma Bengaluru Chennai Mail~   2829 blog posts   271 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 948104-3            Tags   Past Edits
I'm also a fan of Brindavan and we have to see the positives. Brindavan AC pax now have the option of arriving SBC or MAS earlier than the usual time as they'll prefer DD now(agreed DD will not give the same comfort level) and with the change in composition, we can expect much lesser unreserved crowd in 2S. Its a smart move by SR as far as revenue is concerned.

Dec 28 2013 (08:40)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   14294 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 948104-4            Tags   Past Edits
i too agree with u sir. remove the name and get a new train with LHB rakes and nice TT for brindavan.

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Apr 16 2013 (22:19)   12639/Brindavan Express

Saravana Yuvaraj Train Journey Lover~   3108 blog posts   5581 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 724933            Tags   Past Edits
History of Brindavan Express:
This train introduced in the 1964 as the first intercity expresses in the southern Railways. At that time it had stops only at Katpadi and Jolarpet covering the 360 km in 5 hours.
Later due to derailments of some trains the speed was reduced to take 5.5 hours in the 1980s. With increase in stops it has now come to 6 hours.
the late 1980s the MAS-JTJ stretch was electrified. JTJ-SBC the train used diesel engines. For the purpose of speed this train used to have twin diesels for the up gradiesnt between JTJ and SBC.

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Apr 18 2013 (08:47)
tzahmed   6 blog posts
Re# 724933-7            Tags   Past Edits
First class Chair car was replaced by AC Chair Car. Later on two more AC chair cars were attached owing to demand. Likewise, when it was introduced, it ran with 8 + 2 SLR. Now it is 8 UR + 2 SLR + PC + 11 II reserved + 3 AC Chair Car = 25 Coaches - one of the few longest trains in the country.
Recently, SWR had annouced that two AC Chair Car will be removed from Brindavan Express in view of introduction of DD..can anybody know the updates of this?
Apr 12 2013 (15:39)   22626/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central AC Double Decker Express

S V Iyer*^~   14173 blog posts   12350 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 720900            Tags   Past Edits
BPL DD will be introduced from April 17 as per this news item. What about the fate of SBC - MAS DD? How long will they take to introduce this?

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Apr 12 2013 (21:19)
tzahmed   6 blog posts
Re# 720900-13            Tags   Past Edits
SR delayed the matter so much until elections were we are at the mercy of election comission or wait until May 5th..some how world has to learn about our bureacracy...and political interventions...
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Mar 08 2013 (12:58)   22625/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City AC Double Decker Express

Navkant Meher*^~   3174 blog posts   1641 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 688431            Tags   Past Edits
It should replace the Shatabdi. There are many trains right now between SBC n MAS and creating demand for 1000more AC tickets is just too difficult.

Mar 08 2013 (17:42)
tzahmed   6 blog posts
Re# 688431-1            Tags   Past Edits
I dont think so. There are over 50 buses, (almost 2500 seats) that ply Chennai to Bangalore between 8.00 am to 10.00 am, going almost full..this DD can surely take up a few passengers out. Also, if you see the occupancy of Brindavan AC Chair Car on any given day, also Mysore Shatabdi, most of the people opt out from booking only because of long wait listings. Just a few months, come mid-Aptil until June end, DD is going to be packed to capacity.
Can anybody inform -to whom to write about Reservations / Quota related issues?? Because, Pool Quota of Brindavan is fixed to only one caters, Walajah / Katpadi / Ambur / Vaniyambadi / Jolarpet. Travelling in PQ
Coach is a nightmare. Need to give my opinion on that.

Mar 08 2013 (19:23)
Navkant Meher*^~   3174 blog posts   1641 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 688431-2            Tags   Past Edits
DD would have 10 times more capacity than Brindavan AC. Lets see..

Mar 08 2013 (21:46)
Navkant Meher*^~   3174 blog posts   1641 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 688431-3            Tags   Past Edits
DD should partially take care of your PQ prob...

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