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*** S10,11 dereseved between ERN-CAPE w.e.f 04/5/2019 and S11 dereserved between PGT-CAPE. ****TR NO-16526 CAPE- SBC JCO 29.06.19 WILL BE REGULATED FOR 60 mts IN ENROUTE DUE TO LINE BLOCK AT PNQ ON 30.06.19
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Mar 11 (21:25) Leaky roofs, stinking loos: SWR red flags new coaches for flaws (
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News Entry# 402704  Blog Entry# 4589999   
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Mar 11 2020 (21:26)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Rail Fanning~/718429

Mar 11 2020 (21:26)
Train Tag: KSR Bengaluru - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express/22691 added by Rail Fanning~/718429

Mar 11 2020 (21:26)
Train Tag: KSR Bengaluru - Kanniyakumari (Island) Express/16526 added by Rail Fanning~/718429

Mar 11 2020 (21:26)
Train Tag: Sanghamitra SF Express/12295 added by Rail Fanning~/718429
: South Western Railway has raised serious safety
concerns over a new set of Linke Hofmann Busch coaches manufactured
by the Integral Coach Factory at Chennai.
SWR has submitted a 59-page report, a copy of which is with TOI, on
defects in the coaches for ICF Chennai to rectify.
They include leaky roofs and stinking toilets, in addition to techinal flaws
with the potential to cause delinking, derailing and skidding of coaches. A
majority of the coaches were manufactured in 2018 and 2019SWR stated 14 new coaches reported roof leakage, mainly due to improper sealant between coach roof body and Fibre
Reinforced Plastic turf or tray in which roof-mounted AC unit is fixed. There are also several issues in double acting doors: The
excessive gap at the top and bottom results in loss of cooling. There are also complaints of weak door frames.
The report pointed to defects in bus-type sliding shutter windows of non-AC LHB coaches. "Defective lock assembly andjammed sliding shutters are resulting in a number of complaints as passengers are not able to open and close windows," it
read. It was found that in 41 LHB coaches, exterior stickers had peeled off from the sidewall/door and mainly in the passenger
interface area.
Engineers at the maintenance yards are going through a tough time because of the faults.
The report said an AC 3-tier coach of train no. 12296 Danapur-Bengaluru Sanghamitra Superfast Express, detached at
Bengaluru City coaching depot due to hot axle - overheating of axle box to above 60 degrees Celsius due to fault in bearing,
which if unchecked may lead to derailing - on September 21, 2019 during schedule maintenance. "Speed sensor cable probes
of seven coaches were damaged ... due to improper torquing of non-standard fasteners used at ICF," it said.
Though SWR claimed warranty for faulty parts, most of the replacements have not yet been received from ICF, it said. It also
reported primary spring breakage in 77 coaches, including 54 in Sanghamitra Express, 11 in Bengaluru-Kanyakumari Express
(train no. 16525/26), five in Rajdhani Bengaluru City Junction-H Nizamuddin (22691/92) and seven in other coachesw.
Secondary spring breakage was reported from 12 trains, including eight in Rajdhani, two in Shatabdi Express (BengaluruChennai), one in Bengaluru-Kanyakumari and one in another train. Spring breakage may affect speed and render trains unsafe.
Three cases of faulty air brake components were found in the newly built coaches within a short period of the commissioning.
Between April and December last year, 27 cases of breakage of control arm lugs, which connect bogies with wheels, were
reported, including 24 in Sanghamitra Express. The report also pointed out wrong wiring of speed sensors, raising the risk of
skidding and wheel shelling. The report stated there's an increase in breakage of the swinging link pins crucial to fasten the
body of the coach and bogie (wheelset). A total 26 coaches were detached due to this in 2018-19.

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2 Public Posts - Thu Mar 12, 2020

Mar 12 (13:33)
ghoshsupritam007~   85 blog posts
Re# 4589999-5            Tags   Past Edits
Tumlok kitne bar gaya kriya yoga express me.Speak honestly.Humlok ka kam hi train me journey karna as we are railway employees.
I am sure that after lhbfication ka bad maximum2 se 3 bar tum gaya ho

Mar 12 (14:14)
waiting for COVID to be eliminated 😷😷
Brandon12663^~   20557 blog posts
Re# 4589999-6            Tags   Past Edits
5 times to HWH after LHBfication
Once by gen class to KGP
Yes it was overcrowded
Returned to muri latest by march 2

Mar 12 (14:23)
TheMadrasMail^~   5841 blog posts
Re# 4589999-7            Tags   Past Edits
This is a problem with bad manufacturing standards by ICF. Off late, there are increasing problems with the quality of their manufacturing, with increasing spring breakages and other issues. A serious audit needs to be done to start solving this problem.

Mar 12 (14:25)
TheMadrasMail^~   5841 blog posts
Re# 4589999-8            Tags   Past Edits
Unfortunately, this is not a maintenance issue. It is a manufacturing issue that is causing frequent failures.
SWR is among one of the zones that does a good job with coach and rake maintenance. Their complaints need to be taken seriously.
With increasing conversion of ICF rakes to LHB, ICF seems to be cutting corners to deliver coaches faster.

Mar 12 (14:31)
Railway Fan~   4632 blog posts
Re# 4589999-9            Tags   Past Edits
Yes ....agree on this . Focus seems to be to achieve more output in lesser time with the result that quality takes a beating. Below is the link of the article which had come in December regarding record coach production in ICF.
"It was reported that the ICF has registered a record by manufacturing as many as 2,222 Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches in just a duration of eight months and 11 days in the current financial year.
click here
Press Release No. 292 Dt. 19.11.2019


In a new environmentally-friendly initiative, Indian Railway has cut down o­n its fuel bills by introducing HOG (Head-on-Generation) technology o­n trains. o­n South Western Railway (SWR) HOG technology has been introduced so far in 10 pairs of trains o­n its network having LHB coaches and hauled by electric traction.
The HOG technology is being implemented in trains running with LHB coaches and caters to the power needs of coaches such as air-conditioning and lighting. Earlier two power cars known as end o­n generators (EOG) were attached to the trains to generate poser for providing air conditioning lighting in coaches. These power cars emit fumes and noise pollution was upto 105 decibel. These power cars are being replaced with the new HOG technology o­n LHB coaches. The new HOG system works by distributing the power to trailing coaches by tapping the overhead power lines. The HOG technology does not require any diesel oil consumption, hence reducing air and noise pollution. The technology will also provide uninterrupted illumination in the coaches. In place of power coaches additional coaches will be augmented were additional berths will be available for passengers every day.
With the introduction of HOG technology in the first phase of conversion SWR is saving o­n diesel fuel for the 10 pairs of trains introduced. Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM SWR zone has informed that the average savings of fuel per trip, per train is Rs.3.5 lakhs and annual savings for the 10 pairs of trains works out to Rs.88.4 Cr.
In the first phase, 10 pairs of trains have been converted into HOG technology having LHB coaches and running end-to-end with electric traction facility. The list of trains which have been converted to HOG technology o­n SWR are as follows:
1.Train No.22691/92 KSR Bengaluru – Hazrat Nizamuddin – KSR Bengaluru Rajdhani Express
2.Train No.12295/96 KSR Bengaluru – Danapur – KSR Bengaluru Sanghamitra Express
3.Train No.16526/25 KSR Bengaluru – Kanniyakumari - KSR Bengaluru Island Express
4.Train No.12028/27 KSR Bengaluru – MGR Chennai Central–KSR Bengaluru Shatabdi Express
5.Train No.12608/07 KSR Bengaluru – MGR Chennai Central–KSR Bengaluru Lalbagh Express
6.Train No.12609/10 MGR Chennai Central – Mysuru – MGR Chennai Central Express
7.Train No.16593/94 KSR Bengaluru – Nanded – KSR Bengaluru Express
8.Train No.12213/14 KSR Bengaluru – Delhi Sarai Rohilla – KSR Bengaluru AC Duronto Express
9.Train No.22677/78 Yesvantpur – Kochuveli – Yesvantpur Superfast Express
Train No.12253/54 Yesvantpur – Bhagalpur – Yesvantpur Anga Express
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Jul 16 2019 (20:13) തീവികളിൽ ടിി; പതീ പേതക സർവീസുകളിൽ (
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News Entry# 386916  Blog Entry# 4379584   
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Jul 16 2019 (20:14)
Station Tag: Kannur Main (Cannanore)/CAN added by Rail Fanning~/718429

Jul 16 2019 (20:14)
Station Tag: Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum)/TVC added by Rail Fanning~/718429

Jul 16 2019 (20:14)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Rail Fanning~/718429
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അതിനാൽ ഇെനെയാരു സർവീസു കാരം യാതാർ അറിയാെത
േപാവുകയായിരുു. ഈഅവഒഴിവാാൻ ഓണിന്രാമുെ ിലും
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തീർതിനാൽആർ.ടി.സി. ബസുകളിൽ ബുിങ്തുടി േവഗിൽ ടി്
വിഴിയാനാണ്സാധത. ഇരുആർ.ടി.സി.കളും പേതക സർവീസുകൾ
ൈവകീ് 4.50-ന്പുറെടു െകാുേവളി എ്പസിൽ (16315) െസപ്ംബർആറിന് 240-
ഉം ഏഴിന് 174-ഉംആണ്െവയ്ിങ്ലി്. എിന്ആർ.എ.സി. 131, ഒതിന്ആർ.എ.സി.
152 എിെനയാണ്ബർ്നില. രാതി എിന്പുറെടു കനാകുമാരി
എക്സ്പസിൽ (16526) െസപ്ംബർആറിന് 11, ഏഴിന് 3, എിന് 3, ഒതിന് 1
എിെനയാണ്െവയ്ിങ്ലി്. രാതി എിന്പുറെടു യശപുര - കൂർ
എക്സ്പസിൽ (16527) െസപ്ംബർആറിന് 249, ഏഴിന് 108 എിെനയാണ്െവയ്ിങ്
ലി്. ഏിന് 263 സീ്ലഭമാണ്. ഒതിന്ആർ.എ.സി. 46 ആണ
Cancellation of train services continue in Thiruvananthapuram
Division as track, sleeper upgrading works drag on. The work has not
kept expected pace despite frequent trafc blocks given to complete it.
The division has managed to change 35% tracks and 50% in three years,
Palakkad Division has completed 75% and 87% of the work
respectively. Divisions in Chennai and Mumbai, that have three to four
times trafc in comparison, have done better. Maintenance happens
mostly at night in those places. Unlike in Kerala the day trains are not
cancelled for months in those metros.
Maintenance works have been causing inconvenience to commuters but
the effects of these upgrades are not to be seen in Kerala. The 16.5
kilometres between Chingavanam and Ettumanoor is the only singlelane stretch on Thiruvananthapuram-Mangaluru route. Despite having
a double-lane in other parts, trains have not gained speed.
Divisions in Kerala have not suggested ways to speed up services even
though work on the new timetable has begun. The situation will not
change until a board-level oversight is implemented to make sure
upgrade is completed in a timely manner. Southern Railway chief
operations manager had promised promptness in services last
Long service trains which face inordinate delays: 16304
Thiruvananthapuram-Vanchinad Express 5.40hrs (223km), 16302
Thiruvananthapuram-Shoranur Venad 8.25hrs (330km), 66300 KollamErnakulam Memu 5.05hrs (158km), 66308 Kollam-Ernakulam Memu
5.15hrs (158km), 16630 Mangaluru- Thiruvananthapuram Malabar
15.15hrs (634km), 16526 Bengaluru-Kanyakumari Island 17.25hrs
(840km till Thiruvananthapuram), 16381 Mumbai-Kanyakumari Jayanti
42.25hrs (2047km till Thiruvananthapuram), 12644 NizamuddinThiruvananthapuram Swarnajayanti 53.45hrs (3008km), 56701
Punalur-Madurai Passenger 15.15hrs (410km), 16128 GuruvayurChennai Express 23.10hrs (1093km), 16343 ThiruvananthapuramMadurai Amrita 16.10hrs (613km)
Dec 28 2018 (07:19) New Pamban bridge and a rail link to Ram Setu! These 2 big Indian Railways projects are spectacular (
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News Entry# 372649  Blog Entry# 4163667   
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Dec 28 2018 (18:15)
Train Tag: Island Express/16526 removed by 16023 💎 Malgudi Express 💎 16024^~/1766013

Dec 28 2018 (18:15)
Train Tag: Island Express/16525 removed by 16023 💎 Malgudi Express 💎 16024^~/1766013

Dec 28 2018 (07:20)
Train Tag: Island Express/16526 added by 12303 Poorva Express 12304^~/439714

Dec 28 2018 (07:20)
Train Tag: Island Express/16525 added by 12303 Poorva Express 12304^~/439714
Stations:  Rameswaram/RMM  
Indian Railways is looking to construct a railway line between Rameswaram and Dhanushkodi (the starting point of Ram Setu), and a new Pamban bridge. Both the projects are expected to be complete in the next four years.
Indian Railways to construct a new Pamban bridge over the Arabian sea and bring Ram Setu on the railway map! In two separate projects that will bring cheer to Indian Railways passengers, and pilgrims in particular, the national transporter is looking to construct a railway line between Rameswaram and Dhanushkodi (the starting point of Ram Setu), and a new Pamban bridge. Both the projects are expected to be complete in the next four years. The new Pamban bridge, connecting Mandapam on the mainland and Rameswaram
on the Pamban island, will have India’s first vertical launch rail section. The new bridge will be built parallel to the existing 104-year old bridge, which is practically non-operational. On the other hand, Dhanushkodi – practically a ghost town – will get a railway line several decades after a cyclone destroyed the station.
New Pamban bridge project
The new Pamban bridge will be over 2 kilometres long with 100 spans of 18.3 metres and one navigational span of 63 metres. This navigational span will move vertically upwards to allow for movement of ships and steamers. The British-era Pamban bridge has a ‘Scherzer’ rolling lift technology which helps open the folds of the bridge horizontally. The new Pamban bridge will have a navigational clearance of 22 metres above the sea level and will also be made keeping in mind Indian Railways plans for electrification. A vertical lift of the span will allow for the full 63 metres to be available for movement.
At present, a manual operation for control of movement of trains is in place. The new bridge will have electro-mechanical controlled systems which will be in tandem to the train control systems. The Rs 250 crore project has been cleared by the Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry and a tender would be floated soon, a senior railway official told Financial Express Online.
Watch video: New Pamban bridge and an Indian Railways rail link to Ram Setu – know what’s special
The Pamban bridge was commissioned in 1914 to connect the last station on mainland Indian peninsula – Mandapam – to the Rameswaram island in the Gulf of Mannar. Till 1988, it was the only surface link connecting the two places, till a road bridge was built parallel to it. Trains using the Pamban bridge transport hundreds of pilgrims everyday to the temple on the island.
Bringing Ram Setu on the Indian Railways map
Dhanushkodi is the starting point of Ram Setu and it is said the Hindu pilgrimage is incomplete without a dip there. In the 1964 cyclone, the town of Dhanushkodi was completely destroyed and hundreds of lives were lost, including that of train passengers on the Dhanushkodi-bound train. The train had been completely swept under water by the tidal waves.
Now, Indian Railways is looking to construct a 17-kilometre long line from Rameswaram island to Dhanushkodi, to re-establish rail connectivity and provide pilgrims with an easy option to travel to the holy town. The Rs 208 crore project has also got the nod from Railway Ministry and will be completed in the next 2-3 years.

Dec 28 2018 (07:30)
KSR Bengaluru Chennai Mail
BangaloreMail^~   17648 blog posts
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Kindly remove Island Express tag.
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