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Dec 24 2013 (03:45)   12640/Brindavan Express

ignatiusjosephblr   51 blog posts
Entry# 944075            Tags   Past Edits
We thank SR & SWR Officials if possible for keeping Punctuality @ all times for Brindavan SF#12640/12639. On 21st Arrived MAS @9pm, and 22nd @8.55pm is 15-20 mins BEFORE is big relief for its passengers, but sometimes 15-30 mins arrival late due to 2-3 short-distance-stations-added than old-timings. we leave our home 1pm onwards for Brindavan late Dep:3.10 pm with WAP4 Loco takes time.
Instead REQUEST to SPEED-UP Brindavan with WAP7 Loco for this huge 24-Coaches with full Passenger load revenue still there with CC or without CC even after new DD AC started run full. Twice we traveled by DD is good, but always not possible due to Rs.480/-ticket fare. so we prefer Brindavan ticket plus pantry car coffee, dossa,etc & other
transport adjustable for all rich-aged, aam aadmi & middle class regular passengers similar to our Lalbagh train. Ur comments pls. thnx.

Apr 10 2017 (15:47)
GZB WAP5 with Mysore Shatabdi^~   10558 blog posts   15701 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 944075-2            Tags   Past Edits
Now all trains get delayed eitherway be it Shatabdi or DD or Brindavan.
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Aug 17 2016 (05:51)   12639/Brindavan Express

ignatiusjosephblr   51 blog posts
Entry# 1964937            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks to SR Officials along with SWR for 52 yrs Brindavan SF 12639/40 was Rekindled from 6/2016 running with 15 2S Chaircar, 7 UR coaches & 2 SLR (is 2 coach bigger than Lalbagh exp). So now for Brindavan UR coach is crowded. Therefore, if possible Augment "7 coach UR-Chaircar coach" to enable to get fresh air instead of present 7 old coaches running crowded Pax sweat due to no fresh air from Krishnarajapuram to Bangarper/Kuppam/Jolarpettai Standing, but Saturday and Sundays upto Ambur crowd. Hope the Concerned SR/SWR Officials Will Do Something to Arrange Atleast 7 UR-Chaircar Coach at Your earliest Convenient Time if possible along with its original SLOT to reach Chennai early to get State Buses !!
Brindavan SPEED made slowdown & made Late running than Time-Table, non-commercial stop @ BYPL, PC and 3 CC A/c and 2S removed in a hurry. Therefore, Speed made less with heavy 24-coach passenger load another delay to reduce Speed at Curves. So Middle-class & Aam Admi passengers faced unexpected 30 min. delayed Slot from 2012 Time-table issue happened first time as per Times of India report to run 8 coach A/c DD train for rich from 4/2013 is no issue.
Interestingly during Election time several Party Leaders wants middle class & Aam Admi votes and then forget to provide at least by increasing SF train Speed further to reach on all Intermediate-Stations and final destination reach On-time performance atleast when Hon'ble PM and Railway Mantri start running Bullet Train from 2022/23.
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Jun 18 2016 (06:00)   12639/Brindavan Express

ignatiusjosephblr   51 blog posts
Entry# 1899025            Tags   Past Edits
The Brindavan Passengers highly appreciated SR & SWR GM and all concerned Officials for
15 CC @ this time. If possible kindly arrange the present UR coaches to “7 Chair car Unreserved coaches.” So that these UR crowded standing long-distance Passengers will get fresh Air and bit free to stand for 2-3 hrs until we get seat/s when few passengers leave at some intermediate-stations.
SIR, instead of 24 coach pls arrange 22 Coaches ((like Lalbagh Exp.22 coach & DD 7-8 coach))
have been much better to gain SPEED 20-30 mins easily instead of dragging many days from Kuppam-Bangarpet-KJM running Late 30-50 mins, and non-commercial stopping at Baiyapanahalli Station Brindavan Exp. was held until Karnataka Express/12628 Delhi-Bengaluru Late running train to bypass and reach Cantonment Station and SBC station in different PF.
Atleast leave Brindavan 12639 straight from KJM TT 12:50pm so that reach SBC 15 km within 30 mins. by 1.30 pm maximum instead 2.00pm plus if late. So that at KRS good for cleaning purpose and Brindavan return as 12640 Dep @ 3.00pm to Chennai Arv. 8.30-8.45pm.
-Hope SR & SWR Will Do Something to Speed-Up its old 5 hrs/ 5.30 mins. running timings for Brindavan Passengers instead of present 6.05/6.10 hrs. with present WAP7 due to long 24-coaches. THNX.
Finally for Brindavan SF 12639/12640 Passengers Seating-facility from existing 7 Chair car (Reserved coach). So with effect from 14-6-2016 added further 8 CC !!
So now 15 Chair Car, 7 Unreserved-coach, 1 luggage-cum-brakevan-cum-disabled
and 1 luggage-cum-brakevan. So it is same 24-coaches & even now 24 INSTEAD of 22 coaches will be great to reach fast and travelling time is less.
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Mar 13 2016 (20:30)   12640/Brindavan Express

ignatiusjosephblr   51 blog posts
Entry# 1766037            Tags   Past Edits
The Brindavan Express/12640 already crossed Ambattur at 8.12p and very good performance today. All Intermediate-Stations crossed late Less than 10 mins from SBC>Ambattur. So still 15 km to Chennai Central may take bit long time from Perambur>MAS Platform availability.
We really appreciate the Loco Pilot and all Station Managers running Brindavan less than 10 mins Late accepted if daily continues so that very helpful to all passengers.
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Mar 03 2016 (05:05)   12639/Brindavan Express

ignatiusjosephblr   51 blog posts
Entry# 1755871            Tags   Past Edits
Hi, the SR Brindavan/12639 is held at Baiyappanahalli Station is not its fault, as per some Train fans posted below It is SWR Bangalore Division to act bold and swift to clear at main-line from KJM to BNC instead of holding at BYPL so that Karnataka Express-12628 Lately crossing between Yelhanka Station and Hormavu-Agra gate crossing late but should be at BNC at 13.10 hrs. and Brindavan at BNC at 13.20 hrs and reach 5km SBC need 40 mins? So due to Karnataka running late it is not good to hold Brindavan to drag slow from Jolarpettai onwards to> Kuppam> Bangarpet>KJM run slow 30-50+ late running so that Karnataka to cross BYPL is very strange. Same Brindavan Chennai 7.50a >Arakkonam 68 km takes 1 hour, MAS-Katpadi 130 km reach around 9.55a.
at BYPL held and Karnataka crossing is not overtaking. when both trains running same time and Karnataka with more speed if overtakes then Rail-Fans can tell with video evidence.
For D.D to survive removed 50 yrs Brindava 3 A/c CC. 10 Reserved Coaches and Pantry car as per Times of India/7-2-2014 reports "railways robs Brindavan Express to pay bangalore double-decker"
Hope other Rail-Fans now know the real reason taking prime time Brindavan slot. Even ALCO WDM2 Brindavan faster covered SBC-MAS 5 hrs time with 3 stops in 1966 onwards till 90s as per media. Atleast at present even Unreserved good coaches can increase speed by another 20-30 mins instead of dragging or buffer time.
Now 2016-17 Rail Budget Unreserved Superfast Trains increased the speed in North Indian Trains.
Hope our Railway Officials increase Brindavan SPEED to reach both directions in less than 5.30/40 mins possible. Cause Bangalore-Chennai by ROAD within 4-5 years will cover much less time aprox 3-4 hrs time.

Mar 03 2016 (12:23)
One Mail~   5158 blog posts   1466 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1755871-1            Tags   Past Edits
Speed up of Brindavan, tough chance. Railway is promoting DD. There was even plan to rename DD as Brindavan, since Brindavan was DD during its initial years.

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