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CAPE/Kanniyakumari (3 PFs)
கன்னியாகுமரி     कन्याकुमारी
[Cape Comorin, Kanyakumari]

Track: Construction - Electric-Line Doubling

National Highway 7, Kanyakumari
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 36 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 0
Number of Originating Trains: 12
Number of Terminating Trains: 12
Rating: 4.1/5 (82 votes)
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food - good (9)
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★  Rail Anecdote/Joke
Jul 19 2017 (18:22)   16526/Island Express (PT) | CAPE/Kanniyakumari (3 PFs)

ED WAP7~   691 blog posts   23 correct pred (53% accurate)
Entry# 2357145            Tags   Past Edits
Reality of CAPE MS Superfast....

10 posts - Wed Jul 19, 2017

Jul 19 2017 (20:34)
WDP4   523 blog posts
Re# 2357145-11            Tags   Past Edits
RSA was brought in, for SR to escape maintenance, just like it gave two TN trains to MYS for PM when zones split.

Jul 19 2017 (20:35)
Two days left for 1 year in IRI~   1769 blog posts   157 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2357145-12            Tags   Past Edits
Aapka picture hai?

Jul 20 2017 (09:27)
GZB WAP7 Namma Rajdhani*^~   9764 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2357145-13            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. They can change colors anytime. They wanted island to be terminated since NCJ SBC came into picture. Thats why many TN Associations dont support CAPE

Jul 20 2017 (09:27)
GZB WAP7 Namma Rajdhani*^~   9764 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2357145-14            Tags   Past Edits

Jul 20 2017 (10:35)
GZB WAP7 Namma Rajdhani*^~   9764 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2357145-15            Tags   Past Edits
*Erstwhile it was Madurai/Trichy-Bangalore link express via Tiruppattur (PM at MDU and TPJ respectively)
*Then both got separated and Ran as Thanjavur Mysore express via Hosur (cleverly shifted PM to MYS) , Madurai Bangalore express via Tiruppattur (PM at MDU)
*Then Madurai express was extended to Tuticorin (PM at TN) and diverted via Hosur and island express diverted via Tirupattur
Bangalore express extended to Mysore
*Tuticorin Bangalore express PM shifted to MYS and Kaveri shifted to MAS
General Travel
Jul 17 2017 (11:51)   CAPE/Kanniyakumari (3 PFs)

12873 JSJ 12874 evergreen late but my favourite   589 blog posts   2556 correct pred (89% accurate)
Entry# 2355027            Tags   Past Edits
Do overnight direct buses ply b/w kanyakumari and rameswaram? How much time does it take to reach rameswaram from kanyakumari by bus?

7 posts - Mon Jul 17, 2017

Jul 17 2017 (20:18)
BMTIR*^~   21498 blog posts   7532 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2355027-10            Tags   Past Edits
Or else send them in PUU MDU pass which leaves Nagwrcoil at 2230 reaching MDU at 630..They can go to retiring room, refresh, and visit meenakshi temple and after breakfast proceed to RMM

Jul 17 2017 (20:19)
BMTIR*^~   21498 blog posts   7532 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2355027-11            Tags   Past Edits
The 1840 one is a ordinary 3+2 service with no push back..Will be tough for night travel

Jul 18 2017 (09:22)
BMTIR*^~   21498 blog posts   7532 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2355027-12            Tags   Past Edits
The 1840 one is a ordinary 3+2 service with no push back..Will be tough for night travel

Jul 18 2017 (09:32)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   14255 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2355027-13            Tags   Past Edits
CAPE TN RMD busses are plenty he can xfer at RMD for RMM or TN RMM little rare. XFer at TN also preferable. CAPE TN RMD RMM is fast by taking 1 2 3 buses. in night time TNSTC bus there but it wont be comfortable as train.

Jul 18 2017 (09:34)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   14255 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2355027-14            Tags   Past Edits
7-8 hours for CAPE RMM via TCN TN sayalkudi RMD. east coast road. through RMD most buses go north. u can xfer there.
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Jul 16 2017 (08:48)   CAPE/Kanniyakumari (3 PFs)

MIK   450 blog posts   24 correct pred (47% accurate)
Entry# 2354071            Tags   Past Edits
Kanyakumari Mp (Bjp) demands
A direct train from kanyakumari - Varanasi/Ayodhya

Jul 16 2017 (08:56)
MIK   450 blog posts   24 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2354071-1            Tags   Past Edits
Iam seeing high chance of cnf
Union minsiter n only bjp tn state representative what u say?

Jul 16 2017 (11:03)
MIK   450 blog posts   24 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2354071-2            Tags   Past Edits
Sare south mps ke logg varansi ki pichhe pade hai

Jul 16 2017 (11:19)
Shubham NZB Jn~   214 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2354071-3            Tags   Past Edits
12 jyotirlingo mein se ek Mukti ki Nagri hai.....isi liye yaha jaane ke liye bahut maara Maari Hoti hai.....koi bhi train yaha full aati hai....aur Khali ho jati hai yahin.....isi liye har dist ki demand yahi hai poore Bharat mein....

Jul 16 2017 (11:27)
MIK   450 blog posts   24 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2354071-4            Tags   Past Edits
Modi ji ko impress karnke ki bhi yojana hogi

Jul 16 2017 (14:26)
Shubham NZB Jn~   214 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2354071-5            Tags   Past Edits
Isko political soch keh Sakta hu main.....baaki Jaisi jiski soch......
★★★  Travelogue
Aug 18 2016 (21:04)   16317/Himsagar Express | CAPE/Kanniyakumari (3 PFs) | RPM/WAP-1/22011

Sunny Babu Brother of sampoornesh babu~   1539 blog posts   215 correct pred (56% accurate)
Entry# 1966632            Tags   Past Edits
Trip By Himsagar Express:

Hello Everyone, well as a railfan, one of the questions a person might face is, "Have you travelled from Kanniyakumari to Jammu?” In my case, I can proudly say YES. It was in march 2015 before its Extension to SVDK
So, Here's how the Journey Went.

It was 6th march 2015. My brother and I reached Kanniyakumari by noon in the Jayanti Janata express, all geared up for the ride in India’s 2nd longest running train- The Himsagar Express, End to End

The Scheduled departure time was 1410 hrs and hence the two of us went out to have some lunch and by the time we returned, our rake was waiting on pf2 with AJJ WAP-1 #22011 in the lead to haul us till New Delhi.
When we boarded our coach and settled down for the Journey of a lifetime, i realized something was wrong. We were perspiring more than normal, and it was at that moment i found out that the Fan was not working despite the switch being put on. We immediately complained to the TTE about it, who assured us that it would be fixed at NCJ. And it was indeed fixed at NCJ, one of those rare good deeds in IR.
We went in and occupied our seats and it was a longer wait as the starter didn't go green till 1420 hrs. As the starter went off, the Loco pilot honked and the ALP waved the flag for a Flag exchange, with the guard. My excitement knew no bounds. We cruised through the Kerala backwaters, all halts were Scheduled ones, except for one at Kalamassery where the Kochuveli - Bangalore express overtook us. At around 1900 hrs, we had a cup of soup and, that by far was the best soup I had ever tasted during my travels in IR. Later at around 2000 hrs, we had our dinner from pantry, the same IRCTC Menu. Taste was good.

And a few links observed on day1 were as follows:

1) RPM WAP-4 #22888 with CAPE bound Island exp
2) ED WAP-4 #22270 with MS bound Anantapuri exp
3) ED WAP-4 #22890 with TVC bound Sabari Express

I woke up at Erode to check out the slip coaches from Tirunelveli that were to be attached to our rake and also to see if the link will change or remain the same. Meanwhile, Cheran Express overtook us and it was followed by TVC - MAS SF led by RPM WAP-7 #30349. Luckily, we were given the starter soon enough. After a brief nap, I woke up at around 0700 hrs to find ourselves entering JTJ more than an Hour late. As I freshened up, the pantry served us Breakfast. The food was above average. We overtook the Ahemadabad bound Navjeevan express just before Warangal. The whole day continued with us maintaining that 1 hr delay, we slept after Ramagundam.

Following Spottings were made on Day-2

1) RPM WAP-4 led Navjeevan and AJJ WAM-4 led KGP-VM near Nellore at 1150 hrs
2) LGD WAP-7 #30312 led MAS raj near Bapatla at around 1400 hrs
3) ED WAP-4 #22713 led Raptisagar SF (GKP-TVC) at Vijayawada
4) Overtook Navjeevan just before Warangal
5) LGD WAP-4 #30407 led Godavari at Warangal
6) ET WAM-4 #21247 led Jabalpur - yesvanthpur express.
7) Overtook 17233 Bhagyanagar Express after Ramagundem


On Day 3, I woke up at around 0730 hrs to find ourselves at Itarsi, running late by 20 mins. We had covered up some part of the delay, as usual, the pantry staff served us our breakfast, the menu being Bread with butter and cutlets with sauce. I tried to finish it in a hurry as 1 of South India's important trains and also considered a legend of SWR, Karnataka express was to cross us at any moment. As I completed the breakfast and took my camera and stood up, Boom, Karnataka Express Crossed. It would have been 1 hell of a pic but was a missed chance instead.
Next stop was at Bhopal. We had our scheduled halt and departed just when a tragedy struck. A co-passenger in my coach was trying to do some stunts at the door and before he realized it, he hit a Signal post and fell down and his foot went under the wheels. Luckily, his head was just inches away from the approaching Jaipur - Secunderabad Express and Chain was pulled immediately. The MCO of Bhopal attended him and his foot heavily bandaged, his luggage was taken out of train and he was taken to a hospital.
Next up, at Agra Cantt., we met the Goa Express which was standing on Pf1 and it was followed by Sachkhand exp which arrived on pf2. My brother and I were wondering what the reason for this might be, I was thinking in all possible directions, including Sachkhand being given preference over Goa but this is I.R and anything is possible. My friend Adithya Vaidyanathan pinged us about the crossing with Secunderabad Rajdhani and we immediately got ready to capture it and after capturing it, we realized what might have happened, A double overtake for the Rajdhani. Both Goa and Sachkhand were looped at AGC for the SC Rajdhani to overtake, which skipped through the mainline. This again, highlighted the Importance of Rajdhani class trains, be it ICF or LHB.
At Mathura, we crossed the Krantikari, August Kranti Rajdhani Express, a lucky crossing, because had we been delayed this train would have veered off into the MTJ-KOTA line before our train pulled into MTJ, but that day, the crossing was meant to be. After skipping Mathura, we were cruising through rural UP and Haryana, and also managed to get back on schedule. The WAP-1 was indeed doing a terrific job hauling 23 coaches at MPS. According to schedule, we had a 30min halt at Nizamuddin and a 2:30 hrs halt at New Delhi. We knew we might start suffering from Faridabad and that's what exactly happened, because it was worse than crawling. We reached New Delhi at 2200 hrs, a good Half hour late but our Scheduled departure was at 0010 hrs and we had 2 hrs in our hands, so my brother and I went out to have dinner and of course, in a station as big as NDLS, what do you do if you have 2hrs in your kitty? A bit of Railfanning? Exactly, we explored New Delhi before boarding our train at 0005 hrs.

Some Spottings on Day-3:

1) ET WAM-4 #21357 with LTT bound kamayani at BPL
2) GZB WAP-5 30'007' with KING, 12002 Habibganj Shatabdi at 1317 hrs
3) 12138 Punjab mail at 1330 hrs
4) LGD WAP-7 #30258 with 12708\A.P.S.K at JHS at 14:10 hrs
5) RTM WDM3A #16170 with ASR-INDB express at GWL
6) LDH WAP-4 #22723 with PUNE bound Jhelum Express
7) TKD WAP-7 #30373 with Kalinga Utkal Express bound to PURI
8) GZB WAP-7 #30210 with VSG bound Goa Express
9) GZB WAP-4 #22706 with Sachkhand Express
10) LGD WAP-7 #30240 with SC Rajdhani
11) GZB WAP-4 #22689 with 12137 Punjab mail

Next day, Day-4, the last and Final Day of our Journey, I woke up to find myself in Ludhiana where the 13049 Howrah-Amritsar Express was given preference over us and the 12358 ASR-KOAA Durgiana SF Express crossed us.
I was waiting for the Himgiri express to overtake us which unfortunately never happened. It was freezing cold and a hot Tea was needed to warm myself up a bit. And the sweaters, coats, Gloves etc. were out and apart from the cold, the beauty of Haryana& Punjab was more than worth watching. I just loved it.
As our journey was approaching the finish line, those moments were more of a mixed feelings, on one side we were happy that unthinkable journey was about to be done and dusted, and on the other side we were sad that it was coming to an end. But, that's life, everything has an ending, right?
My brother kept count of the distance and time left, example- 35kms to go and 30mins left, 30kms to go and 24mins left etc. Oh, those moments!!!!
Finally we had reached JAT home bang on time only to be stopped and received onto the pf about 25 mins late. And, the long dream journey had come to an end; a Journey which will be cherished forever.

Thank you for taking time out and reading this. Hope you'll liked it. comments are wel come. :)

3 posts - Tue Aug 23, 2016

Aug 23 2016 (21:50)
Sunny Babu Brother of sampoornesh babu~   1539 blog posts   215 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 1966632-4            Tags   Past Edits
Still pondering on it. 1 thing maybe that they made 2 trains into 1 if u know wat I'm trying to say

Aug 23 2016 (22:30)
The train not taken~   2622 blog posts
Re# 1966632-5            Tags   Past Edits
Because of it's slot sharing with Andaman express. Andaman express was a slow train right from the beginning, while Himsagar was originally a superfast running with the same TT as Kerala express and going via RU. Later, it was cancelled, but was started again, this time reversing at MAS ( almost 4 hour halt) and following the schedule of Andaman from thereon. Later, it was again routed through RU and sped up, but the slot was still shared with Andaman from NDLS onwards, though Andaman itself was not sped up much between MAS-NDLS.

Aug 23 2016 (22:43)
SRG*^~   35725 blog posts   173927 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1966632-6            Tags   Past Edits
Even Andaman has a halt of 70 mins @ NDLS which is huge considering the profile of NDLS station, better they to re-work the TT so that public need not keep waiting..

Sep 01 2016 (18:22)
walnutzalmondz~   770 blog posts
Re# 1966632-7            Tags   Past Edits
Superb Trip Report, had a feel that i travelled in this train :)

Sep 02 2016 (10:49)
abhishekrisbud~   51 blog posts   142 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1966632-8            Tags   Past Edits
Hi, along with fellow railfan Ambareesh (both from Mumbai) can also say 'Yes, we have done the epic journey'
Thanks for sharing your report. We did the journey starting 20th May from CAPE and ended on 23rd May @ SVDK
General Travel
Jul 03 2017 (22:47)   15905/Kanniyakumari - Dibrugarh Vivek Express (PT) | DNR/Danapur (5 PFs)

Finally Captured LHBfied Shan e Punjab Express^~   40161 blog posts   28489 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 2341262            Tags   Past Edits
Might be its one of the Longest trip on IRI-/diary/trip/52885
Might be its one of the Shortest trip on IRI-/diary/trip/112419

5 posts - Mon Jul 03, 2017

Jul 03 2017 (23:06)
Finally Captured LHBfied Shan e Punjab Express^~   40161 blog posts   28489 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2341262-6            Tags   Past Edits
end to end ki train h

Jul 03 2017 (23:45)
🚂^~   11244 blog posts   478 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2341262-7            Tags   Past Edits
Bahut rush tha Memu me..

Jul 04 2017 (09:35)
🚂^~   11244 blog posts   478 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2341262-9            Tags   Past Edits
Maybe shortest tripn on a SF train /diary/trip/112414

Jul 04 2017 (09:43)
Aravind Viswanath*^~   2030 blog posts   581 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2341262-10            Tags   Past Edits
I still remember this trip... One of the crazy rf trip. sbc - cape, cape-dbrg, dbrg-ndls, ndls-sbc.. It was amazing. Going again might be in April or May next year.

Jul 04 2017 (09:52)
Samit Agrawal   69 blog posts   6 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 2341262-11            Tags   Past Edits
Suburban me do stn k bich yatra sabse short hogi
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