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Sep 12 2011 (17:26)  

bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 236465            Tags   Past Edits
In Chennai, Beach - Tambaram Section, there are four tracks, two exclusively for suburban trains and two for express, mail and fast passenger trains. I
n the mornings, the authorities run Mount Return, a passenger EMU which starts from Mount and proceeds to beach station. Since suburban section is busy, they operate the Mount Return in tracks meant for express trains. However, they operate it in the UP track which is meant for trains going from EGMORE - TAMBARAM and not in TAMBARAM - EGMORE track. Presumably, it is being done so that regular express/mail trains' traffic in DOWN track, which is heavy towards Egmore, is not disrupted. But the persons crossing the tracks will be taken
by surprise as most of them may not expect a train in that track from the opposite side.
Though Rules prohibit crossing tracks and it is fatal, yet lot of people use it!! I am not justifying crossing tracks but the Railways can find a way in avoding this practice.
Sep 10 2011 (20:18)  

ArkChat921*^~   5974 blog posts   3431 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 235728            Tags   Past Edits
A tricky question-
A junction is mainly mentioned to those station, where lines to atleast 3 different directions diverges. Some are small junctions, where no express/mails hault, ex. Khana Jn. Again there are big junctions, where trains hault/terminate. Ex. Howrah Jn..
But the trivia is- Can someone mention the name of junctions, where lines to atleast 4 different directions diverges, yet no express/mails give hault???
feel Dum Dum Jn. (in ER) tops the chart. From here, lines to 7 different directions diverges-
1) Line towards Sealdah
2) Line towards Bandel Jn., where it meets the Main Line towards Burdwan Jn.
3) Line towards Dankuni Jn., where it meets the Chord (high speed) Line towards Burdwan Jn.
4) Line towards Barasat Jn. (northern suburban of Kolkata)
5) Line towards Kolkata Chitpur Terminal/ Chitpur Wagon Yard/ Kossipore Industrial Belt/ Kolkata's Circular Railway
6) Line towards Kolkata's South suburban/ Kidderpore Docks/ Budge Budge Industrial Belt (it diverges after Bidhan Nagar Rd.)
7) Line towards Dum Dum Airport (it diverges from DUm DUm Cantt.)
++ Bidhan Nagar Rd. and Dum Dum Cantt. are not called Jn., because Dum Dum Jn. is considered as a single unit, from where all 7 lines diverge in different direction. Yet to make matters more complicated, Kolkata Metro has a station named Dum Dum, which would also turn out to be a junction, after lines are extended to Dakshineshwar, Barasat, and Barrackpore. Yet no mail/ Express gives halt at this important station. The reason?? Sealdah and Kolkata Chitpur Terminal stations are less than 10 km away from this station. Are there any other station (Junction), which can beat this record??

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Sep 10 2011 (20:44)
bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 235728-12            Tags   Past Edits
@arkchat921: Re# 235728-0
Basin Bridge junction in Chennai. One leads to Central Station, one leads to Arakkonam sector, one leads to Gudur section and one leads to Royapuram/Beach sector. Yet no express/mail train stops there!!

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Predictions: 22
confirm: 22
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Sun Sep 11, 2011 @ 08:00
Class: 2nd Sitting - 2S   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 706
Travel: SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)   to   MAS/Chennai Central   |   359 km / 359 km
12610/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central SF Express
Entry# 234834

PNR: 433-xxxxxxx   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Sep 09 2011 (09:10)
From: Bangalore City Junction/SBC
To: Chennai Central/MAS
Date of Journey: Sun Sep 11, 2011 @ 08:00
Class: 2nd Sitting - 2S
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 21 (Booking Status: W/L 21,CK)
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze my PNR, and predict my chances of confirmation. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Sep 10 2011 (20:10)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 4 (Booking Status: W/L 21,CK)

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Sep 10 2011 (20:41)
bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 234834-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. Surprising!!

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Sep 10 2011 (19:52)  

bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 235716            Tags   Past Edits
Inside Chennai Central Station, in the mornings, Hotel Saravanabhan is thronged by people so much that they yell at customers to get lost!! While in other branches in Chennai, they request customers to come and dine, it is the opposite in Central Station. In spite of heavy cost and unpleasant responses, it is strange why still people queue there. In a contrast way, the IRCTC restaurant is deserted. But the quality of the food items in IRCTC restaurant is to be improved.

Sep 10 2011 (20:09)
विश्व नाथ*   16774 blog posts   268 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 235716-1            Tags   Past Edits
I agree with you.In fact and Frankly speaking Food options at MAS are very-very limited.South food lover gets Decent food at high cost at-least But for other than South NO OPTION available.Even Coffee is either high priced or low qualityed (compare to few years back when very good coffee was available on all stalls).
Unlike other metros this station lacks food variety,good dining space and food plaza.
More to add:A full AC waiting room is created for Upper class passengers @Rs30/- for first Hr and 10 for subsequent hours.Very Bad:-(

Sep 10 2011 (20:31)
bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 235716-2            Tags   Past Edits
Added to this is the auto menace. Unwary Passengers are fleeced. Only God has to save the passengers who do not know the city or the language!!

Sep 10 2011 (20:34)
Guest: 305be5a5   show all posts
Re# 235716-3            Tags   Past Edits
Sarvana Bhavan is a brand In South India and in Gulf too.
In some Parts of USA also .. But in Central its always rush ...Agree to the points u said
Sep 10 2011 (19:47)  

bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 235715            Tags   Past Edits
With the complete electrification of MAS/MDU route, can we expect reduction in train timings between MDU and MAS since there is no changing locos?

Sep 10 2011 (20:22)
Nitish kumar*^~   13677 blog posts   1208 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 235715-1            Tags   Past Edits
electrification can reduce time only by 30 minutes but doubling can certainly reduce timings of loco like WDP#4 can haul the train so my priority is doubling first intead of electrification diesel locos are very good

Sep 10 2011 (20:23)
Guest: 305be5a5   show all posts
Re# 235715-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, the timings would be altered soon. Some of the trains would be getting the electric locos in the Phase 1
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