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Blog Posts by mjwarrier
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★★★  Rail Fanning
Sep 17 2014 (20:28)   12223/Mumbai LTT - Ernakulam AC Duronto Express | BKJ/Barkur (1 PFs)

RK*^~   1565 blog posts   220 correct pred (56% accurate)
Entry# 1217417            Tags   Past Edits
Brilliant chugging Alco skips Barkur with colourful LTT ERS AC Duronto Express!
As my 16523 YPR KAWR express being made to wait for more than 10 minutes at Barkur, in comes the chugging hunk from Kalyan with the colourful 12223 Mumbai LTT-Ernakulam AC Duronto Express. The train had a mix of Double Decker EOG, Rajdhani and Duronto LHB coaches.
ERS WDM3A#16565R KYN WDM3D#11355.

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Oct 05 2014 (10:26)
mjwarrier   8 blog posts
Re# 1217417-8            Tags   Past Edits
very nice capture.
★  Rail Fanning
Sep 25 2014 (19:30)   12223/Mumbai LTT - Ernakulam AC Duronto Express | KT/Kumta (2 PFs)

JOSH*^~   13893 blog posts   15269 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1224184            Tags   Past Edits
Faking News..
22109/22110 LTT to NZM ke AC 3 tier ke 5 coaches chori ho gaye :P
Chor ko dekhne ke liye krupiya pic dekhe :P
12223 Mumbai LTT to Ernakulam Duronto lead by Kalyan WDM3D stops at Kumta on KR, it had arrived Kumta station exactly 1 minute after our Rajdhani had an unscheduled halt at Kumta.
rake consisted 4 AC 3 tier coaches of 2014 year..
And 1 AC 2 tier coach of 2014 year.
Red hot LHB rake of AC Express.

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Oct 05 2014 (10:25)
mjwarrier   8 blog posts
Re# 1224184-6            Tags   Past Edits
Actually the train stops at many stations on the way, to give side to other trains. Now, if this train was given priority then it will reach the destination very early. In fact, in my earlier blog also I had mentioned about it. But somebody replied stating the destination station is jampacked as many trains orginate and depart during that time and hence trains have to be stopped at various stations etc. If this train (12223/4) is given only technical halts and also one or two halts in between, it will be the fastes train to reach ERS from Mumbai, say probably in 2o hrs or even less.
General Travel
Feb 19 2014 (11:39)  

mjwarrier   8 blog posts
Entry# 1000359            Tags   Past Edits
This is to bring to the attention of concerned officials that 'used' linen is provided to passengers on 12224 ERS-LTT AC Duronto Express ( as experienced by me on Jan 1st 2014). I had mentioned it in my review dated January 5 (Forum). I also got a reply stating the reasons for the same as the train arrives by 5 pm at ERS and leaves the same night at 21.30, there is no time for cleaning and providing fresh linen.
I understood the logistics. But, if the train is given fewer halts (other than the technical halts) for other trains to pass by, then it can reach ERS before 4.30. Moreover, the train can also carry fresh linen from Mumbai for
the return journey from ERS, considering the fact that it does not get ample time for disposal of linen at ERS. If the problem is taken objectively, the linen issue can be sorted at ERS. But, the fact that used linen is given to passengers is in bad taste and unhygienic too.
I think the concerned railway officials should look into this and start providing fresh linen on this Duronto ( I do not know of other Duronto trains). These are wonderful passenger friendly trains and let not passengers be meted with bad service due to improper planning and redtapsim.

Feb 19 2014 (11:44)
Railway privatisation is must^~   84380 blog posts   5303 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1000359-1            Tags   Past Edits
This is not govt site , file grievance at

Feb 19 2014 (11:55)
विश्व नाथ*   16775 blog posts   268 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1000359-2            Tags   Past Edits
The reply given to you desrve suitable actions lilke:
Sharing with print media
Use pen paper and sens strong worded letter to RB. GM SR. GM WR/CR
Under any circumastance RAILWAY can not give used bed linen.

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★★★  General Travel
Jan 05 2014 (14:07)   12223/Mumbai LTT - Ernakulam AC Duronto Express

mjwarrier   8 blog posts
Entry# 955689            Tags   Past Edits
I happen to travel on the 12223 LTT-ERS Duronto AC Super fast express in A2 Coach (last week of December 2013) and found it to be a really super fast train. But, unfortunately, the railways don't want this train to be 'the super fast train'. My observation is that this train has few technical halts (which is necessary for crew change, filling water, refueling etc)) Apart from that, the train also halts at some small stations to give way for other trains. Now if these halts could be reduced and this train given importance to pass by over other trains on that route, this train can achieve its full run in less than 20 hrs (ERS destination). I experienced it myself. The train arrived at Shoranur at 2.55 p.m. and stopped for only a few seconds. Thus it could reach ERS in 1.5 hrs from Shoranur (it reached TCR by 3.25...
pm. halted there for almost 7 minutes), then en route it stopped at Angamali, Alwaye and later entered ERS junction by about 6 p.m. (as told by a co-passenger who travelled up to ERS, I got down at TCR as my actual destination was TCR).
The service on the train is very good. The food is extremely good and the train kept clean all the time. However there are sudden jerks on the coach (A1 and A2) which can jolt you from your sleep. This more or less happens when the train is slowing down or starts after a stoppage. Please maintain the quality of service all the time. If the train arrives before time and made to stop at some important stations (before ERS) is welcome as people who want to get down at these places can do so. Even if it stops for a minute or two at these stations (Trichur, Angamali, Alwaye) the train can reach ERS by 4.30 or 5 pm. Co-passengers told me that the train halted at Panvel and even passengers boarded from Panvel, which to me was quite strange (as it's a point to point train- boarding from LTT (12223) or ERS (12224) only) .
On the return leg (first week of January 2014) I was in A1 and found the quality of linen extremely bad. They gave used bed sheets and no towels as napkin. The food quality was really good. Similarly this train is made to stop at many way-side stations to give way for other trains. If this is disallowed the train can reach LTT by 4.30 p.m or even at a lesser time. My train did not halt at Panvel and it disappointed quite a few. A halt of minute or two will be helpful at Panvel, if the train is before time. (If I am not mistaken, this train used to reach LTT by 11.45 am when it initially began its journey, right?)

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Jan 06 2014 (10:15)
mjwarrier   8 blog posts
Re# 955689-7            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for your feedback

Jan 06 2014 (10:18)
Begins Falls Rises ™~   21453 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 955689-8            Tags   Past Edits
Use the "OPINION TAB" to give ur opinion. :-)

Jan 06 2014 (11:06)
docdiablo23*^~   1117 blog posts   4790 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 955689-9            Tags   Past Edits
Nice description and pics. In pic 5, the exterior maintenance of the coach is made out.

Jan 11 2014 (08:45)
Warrier is BACK*^~   6075 blog posts   113 correct pred (51% accurate)
Re# 955689-10            Tags   Past Edits
the 11.45 am arrival is of the 12202 KCVL LTT Garib rath express......the duronto exp timings havent changed since inception

Jan 13 2014 (22:48)
Rail Fanning~   2720 blog posts
Re# 955689-11            Tags   Past Edits
The basic issue with the train that arrives on Sunday at ERS is that between 4.30 pm-6pm Ernakulam station is jampacked. There are 3 long distance trains that terminate and a few trains passing originating between 5pm-5.30 pm apart from 2-3 passenger trains originating . The platforms are always occupied and hardly any vacant pf is available.On Sundays it is mostly overtaken by SBC-ERS intercity express, Kozhikode -TVC janshatabdi and Patna-Ernakulam express. All these 3 trains arrive at Ernakulam between 5 and 5:15 and since the same Duronto leaves Ernakulam on the same night at 21:30 hence very little time for cleaning etc and also old linen is provided.
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