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Jul 29 (11:29)

Entry# 2105     
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Types of platform viz., bay platform, side platform or through platform, island platform, double discharge platform

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Jul 29 (10:24)
Blog Post# 3668175-0     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Jul 29 (11:29)
🔸Attached picture illustrates different types of platform. Platform 1 is a “bay” platform, while platforms 2, 3 and 4 are “side or through" platforms. The platform accommodating 3 and 4 is an “island” platform.
🔸A bay platform is one at which the track terminates, i.e. a dead-end or siding. Trains serving a bay platform must reverse in or out.
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Jul 29 (10:41)
Blog Post# 3668175-1     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Jul 29 (11:30)
🔸A side platform (also known as through platform) is the more usual type, alongside tracks where the train arrives from one end and leaves towards the other.
🔸Most stations with two side platforms have an ‘Up’ platform which is used by trains heading towards the primary destination of the line, with the other platform being the ‘Down’ platform which takes trains heading the opposite way. Normally, the main facilities of the station are located on the ‘Up’ platform with the other platform accessed from a footbridge, subway or a track crossing. However, in many cases the station’s main buildings are located on whichever side faces the town or village the station serves.
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Jul 29 (11:02)
Blog Post# 3668175-2     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Jul 29 (11:31)
🔸An island platform (also known as center platform) is a station layout arrangement where a single platform is positioned between two tracks within a railway station.
🔸To reach an island platform there may be a bridge, a tunnel, or a level crossing. The climb up to the bridge or down to the tunnel may use stairs, ramps, escalators, lifts, or a combination of the above.
🔸Island platforms allow facilities such as escalators, elevators, shops, toilets and waiting rooms to be shared between both tracks rather than being duplicated or present only on
one side.
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Jul 29 (11:12)
Blog Post# 3668175-3     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Jul 29 (11:31)
In a double discharge platform, commuters can board or alight from trains from both sides of the compartment, resulting in swifter evacuation of commuters from the stations and more importantly, result in decongesting the foot over bridges.
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Jul 28 (18:56)

Entry# 2102     
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Axle counter

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Jul 28 (18:56)
Blog Post# 3666840-0     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Jul 28 (18:56)
An axle counter is a device on a railway that detects the passing of a train between two points on a track. A counting head (or 'detection point') is installed at each end of the section, and as each train axle passes the counting head at the start of the section, a counter increments. A detection point comprises two independent sensors, therefore the device can detect the direction and speed of a train by the order and time in which the sensors are passed. As the train passes a similar counting head at the end of the section, the counter compares count at the end of the section with that recorded at the beginning. If the two counts are the same, the section is presumed to be clear for a second train.
is carried out by safety critical computers called 'evaluators' which are centrally located, with the detection points located at the required sites in the field. The detection points are either connected to the evaluator via dedicated copper cable or via a telecommunications transmission system. This allows the detection points to be located significant distances from the evaluator. This is useful when using centralised interlocking equipment but less so when signalling equipment is distributed at the lineside in equipment cabinets.
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Jun 23 (21:23)
Blog Post# 3565896-3     
ON a break For Exam Prep~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Jul 28 (18:57)
Axle counter is a device which is used by IR to count the no of axles of a train when it leaves a train for next station ...
That route is occupied..
When the same no of axles are counted and match the previous value of previous station ..ie the same train enters the next station ..then only the route becomes clear for other trains ...
a safety device which displays the section BTW two stations occupied or available for other trains ..
In Automatic Block Signalling ..
Axle counters work same as they work BTW two stations ..
But here they are used to provide info whether that block is clear or occupied for next train ..
If the value of axle counter at beginning and end of the section doesn't match ..Then that section will be occupied for other trains ..to enter ..

Jun 23 (21:30)
Blog Post# 3565896-4     
ON a break For Exam Prep~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Jul 28 (18:58)
Best explanation by example ..
Suppose A train leaves station A for station B .
Station A has axle counter and it counts the Wheels and axles of the train leaving Station A for station B .
After the train entered that section , Axle counter will display the section as Occupied .
same train enters Station B .Again axle and wheels are counted .
Then both data are matched ...
If found equal ..Axle counter at Station A and B will display the section clear /unoccupied .
If not matched, The it will show occupied and the Station Master cannot send other train btw the station A and B.
Jul 28 (01:38)

Entry# 2101     
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How to check Indian Railways IRCTC Live Train Running Status, PNR status via WhatsApp

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Jul 28 (01:37)
Blog Post# 3664819-0     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Jul 28 (01:38)
Step 1: First and foremost, make sure you have the latest, updated version of WhatsApp installed on your smartphone. Go to Play Store for Android or App Store for your iOS device and check if your WhatsApp has received an update.
Step 2: WhatsApp doesn’t allow sending a message without first saving a contact number on our smartphone. So, you need to save MakeMyTrip’s number on your smartphone which is 7349389104. Go to your phone’s contact app and save the contact number as you often do.
Step 3: Open WhatsApp. If your WhatsApp
is taking unusually long to refresh your contact list on its own, tap on the message icon at the bottom > more options at the top right corner > Refresh. Now, you can locate MakeMyTrip on WhatsApp.
Step 4: Open MakeMyTrip chat window on WhatsApp. Enter a specific train number to check live train running status and schedule. In my case, I entered a train number 11007 to retrieve live train status for Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express.
Step 5: Similarly, you can check your booking status by entering the PNR number. MakeMyTrip should respond with your real-time booking status.
As seen on the screenshot, MakeMyTrip responds with all the information such as train running status, departed from, emerging station, expected arrival time soon after your message gets delivered.
In case your message doesn’t receive two ticks, make sure your mobile data or Wi-Fi connection is working properly.
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Jul 26 (01:14)

Entry# 2099     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~
Destination alert

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Jul 26 (01:13)
Blog Post# 3659365-0     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Jul 26 (01:14)
Destination alert facility has been provided in selected trains where in Short Message Service (SMS) alert is sent to the reserved passengers 20 minutes before actual arrival on the station where passenger will de-board the train during night hours i.e. 2300 hours in the night to 0700 hours in the morning. Destination alert facility is also available through 139 wherein reserved passengers can set destination alert on 139 Railway Enquiry Service Interactive Voice Response (IVR), 139 Railway Enquiry service with assistance from customer service executive and through SMS 139 with one simple keyword. The user receives a confirmation message on his mobile number as Destination Alert Call has been set on your mobile number for destination station name.
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Jul 24 (11:02)

Entry# 2097     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~
Camp coaches

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Jul 24 (11:01)
Blog Post# 3654850-0     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Jul 24 (11:02)
Track machines are lifeline of Railway track maintenance system and its staff needs to travel to different places as per requirement. The track machines staff are required to work continuously 21 days in remote areas.
Camp Coaches fulfill the need of the staff's accommodation and workshop. The newly re-furbished camp coach by Northern Railway, has fully furnished modular kitchen, office cum living space and power back up.
These coaches have amenities such as RO water, satellite TV, air conditioner, bio-toilet etc.
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