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Dec 17 2018 (23:52) Bulletin No. 2 Cancellation of Trains Due to “Cyclone Phethai” (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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In view of heavy rain due to “Cyclone Phethai" the following trains are cancelled o­n 17th December, 2018 as detailed below:-
 
1.Train No. 17240 Visakhapatnam – Guntur Simhadri Express scheduled to depart Visakhapatnam o­n 17th December, 2018 is cancelled.
2.Train No. 17239 Guntur – Visakhapatnam Simhadri Expressscheduled to depart Guntur o­n 17th December, 2018 is cancelled.
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No. 12717 Visakhapatnam – Vijayawada Ratnachalam Express scheduled to depart Visakhapatnam o­n 17th December, 2018 is cancelled.
4.Train No. 12718 Vijayawada - Visakhapatnam Ratnachalam Express scheduled to depart Vijayawada o­n 17th December, 2018 is cancelled.
5.Train No. 17241 Narsapur – Nidadavolu link Expressscheduled to depart Narsapur o­n 17th December, 2018 is cancelled.
6.Train No. 17242 Nidadavolu - Narsapu link Expressscheduled to depart Nidadavolu o­n 17th December, 2018 is cancelled.
Hyderabad, Dec 17 (UNI) In view of heavy rain due to “Cyclone Phethai", South Central Railway (SCR) on Monday has cancelled 6 Express and 23 passenger trains scheduled to run on Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam Section.The express trains which cancelled today are Train No. 17240 Visakhapatnam – Guntur Simhadri Express, scheduled to depart Visakhapatnam, Train No. 17239 Guntur – Visakhapatnam Simhadri Express scheduled to depart Guntur, Train No. 12717 Visakhapatnam – Vijayawada Ratnachal Express scheduled to depart Visakhapatnam , Train No. 12718 Vijayawada - Visakhapatnam Ratnachalam Express scheduled to depart Vijayawada, Train No. 17241 Narsapur – Nidadavolu link Express scheduled to depart Narsapur and Train No. 17242 Nidadavolu - Narsapur link Express scheduled to depart Nidadavolu, SCR said in a release here.
Aug 14 2018 (23:19) Salient Features of New Time Table effective from 15.08.2018 – Waltair Division (www.railnews.in)
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News Entry# 351053  Blog Entry# 3713222   
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Aug 14 2018 (23:20)
Station Tag: Visakhapatnam Junction/VSKP added by a2z~/1674352
Trains:  Nagaon Express/15630   Dibrugarh - Tambaram Express/15930   Tambaram - Dibrugarh Express/15929   Aronai Express/12508   Silchar - Thiruvananthapuram Express/12516   Aronai Express/12507   Thiruvananthapuram - Silchar Express/12515   Nagaon Express/15629   Hirakhand Express/18447   Bhubaneswar - Visakhapatnam Intercity SF Express/22819   Visakhapatnam - Bhubaneswar SF InterCity Express/22820   Ratnachal SF Express/12718   Rayagada - Sambalpur Intercity Express/18302   Simhadri Express/17239   Puri - Tirupati Express/17479   Visakhapatnam - Korba (Link) Express/18518   Puri - Gunupur Passenger/58417   Visakhapatnam - Brahmapur Passenger/58526   Koraput - Visakhapatnam Passenger/58537   Kirandul - Visakhapatnam Passenger/58502   Nagavali Express/20809   Sainagar Shirdi - Visakhapatnam Express/18504   Jagdalpur - Rourkela Express/18108   MGR Chennai Central - Visakhapatnam Weekly SF Express/22870   Gunupur - Rourkela Rajya Rani Express/18118   Rourkela - Gunupur Rajya Rani Express/18117   Sambalpur - Koraput Passenger/58301   Visakhapatnam - Koraput Intercity Express/18512   Koraput - Vishakhapatnam InterCity Express/18511   Visakhapatnam - Bhagat Ki Kothi Express/18573   Tatanagar - Visakhapatnam Weekly SF Express/20815   Rayagada - Visakhapatnam Passenger/58503   Visakhapatnam - Rayagada Passenger/58504   Agartala - Bengaluru Cantt. Humsafar Express/12504   Bengaluru Cantt. - Agartala Humsafar Express/12503   Visakhapatnam - Gunupur Passenger/58506   Gunupur - Vishakapatnam Passenger/58505   Paradeep - Vishakapatnam Superfast Express/22809   Kirandul - Visakhapatnam Express/18513XX   Visakhapatnam - Kirandul Express/18514XX  
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NEW TRAINS:
New daily train from Visakhapatnam to Kirandul has been announced. Train No. 18513 Kirandul -Visakhapatnam express train will leave Kirandul daily from 15.08.2018 at 15.30hrs and will reach Jagdalpur at 19.15hrs & departure at 19.20hrs and will reach Visakhapatnam at 03.20hrs on the following day.
In the return direction, the Train No.18514 Visakhapatnam – Kirandul express train will leave Visakhapatnam daily from 16.08.2018 at 22.40hrs and will reach Jagdalpur at 05.25hrs & departure at 05.30hrs and will reach Kirandul at 09.40hrs on the following day.
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these special trains will stop at Kottavalasa, Araku, Koraput, Jeypore, Kotpar Road, Jagdalpur, Dilimili, Kaklur, Dantewara and Bacheli in both directions.
These trains comprise 09 coaches viz., One AC III Tier, Three Sleeper Class, Three General Second Class and Two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van coaches.
EXTENSION OF TRAINS:
The train No. 12508/12507 Guwahati-Tiruvananthapuram-Guwahati and 12516/12515 Guwahati-Tiruvananthapuram-Guwahati are extended upto Silchar
12503/12504 Kamakhya-Bangalore Cantt-Kamakhya bi-weekly express extended to Agarthala.
15630 15629 Guwahati Chennai Egmore Express extended to Tambaram
15930 15929 Dibrugarh Chennai Egmore extended to Tambaram
CHANGE IN TIMINGS OF DEPARTURE FROM ORIGINATING STATIONS:
18108 Koraput-Rourkela will leave Koraput at 16:30hrs instead of 16:45hrs
18302 Rayagada-Sambalpur will leave at Rayagada at 14:05hrs instead of 14:15hrs
18518 Visakhapatnam-Korba Link Express will leave Visakhapatnam at 20:05hrs instead of 19.55hrs
20809 Sambalpur-Nanded will leave at Sambalpur 11:10 instead of to 11:15
22809 Paradeep-Visakhapatnam will leave Paradip at 22.55hrs instead of 23.00 hours
22819 Bhubaneswar Visakhapatnam Intercity will leave Bhubaneswar at 07:35 hours instead of 7:10 hours
58503 Rayagada-Visakhapatnam passenger will leave Rayagada at 05:15 hours instead of 05.00hrs
58506 Visakhapatnam -Gunupur passenger will leave Visakhapatnam at 05.25hrs instead of 05.20hrs and will reach Gunupur at 12.10hrs instead of 12.05hrs
18117 Rourkela -Gunupur Express will arrive Gunupur at 13:35 hours instead of 1415 hours
18118 Gunupur Rourkela Express will leave Gunupur at 15:15 hours instead of 14:30
17479 Puri-Tirupati Express will leave Puri at 13:15 hours instead of 12:30 hours
18573 Visakhapatnam Bhagat Ki Kothi Express will leave Visakhapatnam at 5:15 hours instead of 5:10 hours
58505 Gunupur-Visakhapatnam passenger will leave Gunupur at 13:45 hours instead of 12:35 hours
58537 Koraput-Visakhapatnam passenger will leave Koraput at 5:55hrs instead of 5:50 hours
58301 Sambalpur Koraput Express passenger will arrive Koraput at 22:05 hours instead of 22:30 hours
18447 Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express will arrive Koraput at 9:50 hours and departure at 10:10 hours instead of arrival 9:20hrs and departure at 9:45 hours which will reach Jagdalpur at 13.40hrs instead of 13.15hrs.
18512 Visakhapatnam-Koraput Intercity will arrive Koraput at 21:10 hours instead of 20:55 hours
18511 Koraput Visakhapatnam intercity express will leave Koraput at 5:25 hours instead of 5:20 hours
12718 Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam Ratnachal Express will arrive Visakhapatnam at 12:15 hours instead of 12.10 hours
17239 Guntur-Visakhapatnam Simhadri express will arrive Visakhapatnam at 18:20 hours instead of 17:50 hours
18504 Sainagar Shirdi-Visakhapatnam Express will arrive Visakhapatnam at 22:10 hours instead of 22:05 hours
20815 TataNagar-Visakhapatnam Express will arrive Visakhapatnam at 4:35 hours instead of 4:30 hours
22870 Chennai Central-Visakhapatnam Express will arrive Visakhapatnam at 10:30 hours instead of 10:25 hours
58502 Kirandul – Visakhapatnam passenger will leave Kirandul at 6:00 hours instead of 6:15 hours
58417 Puri- Gunupur passenger will arrive Gunupur at 20:40 hours instead of 20:15 hours
58526 Visakhapatnam-Palasa passenger will leave Visakhapatnam at 11.40hrs instead of 11.35hrs
22820 Visakhapatnam-Bhubaneswar Intercity express will leave Visakhapatnam at 15.25hrs instead of 15.20hrs
58504 Visakhapatnam-Rayagada passenger will leave Visakhapatnam 16.50hrs instead of 16.55hrs
57256 Visakhapatnam-Kakinada port passenger will leave Visakhapatnam at 17.05hrs instead of 17.10hrs
12727 Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad Godavari express will leave Visakhapatnam at 17.20hrs instead of 17.25hrs
58530 Visakhapatnam-Durg passenger will leave Visakhapatnam at 21.55hrs instead of 21.40hrs
22848 LTT-Visakhapatnam via Rayagada will arrive Visakhapatnam at 05.25hrs instead of 05.20hrs
57229 Machilipatnam-Visakhapatnam passenger will arrive Visakhapatnam at 08.10hrs instead of 08.50hrs
58529 Durg-Visakhapatnam passenger will arrive Visakhapatnam at 12.00hrs instead of 11.55hrs
17244 Rayagada-Vijayawada express will leave Rayagada at 15.05hrs instead of 15.15hrs
18107 Rourkela-Koraput express will arrive at Koraput at 08.00hrs instead of 07.55hrs
58538 Visakhapatnam-Koraput passenger will arrive Koraput at 16.25hrs instead of 16.20hrs
58428 Gunupur-Palasa passenger will leave Gunupur at 21.10hrs instead of 20.45hrs
67294 Visakhapatnam-Srikakulam Road MEMU will leave Visakhapatnam at 08.00hrs instead of 08.05hrs
Jun 22 2018 (19:43) “Train Captain” concept introduced on Trains In-charge of all On-Board Railway and Outsourced Staff (scr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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“Train Captain” concept introduced on Trains In-charge of all On-Board Railway and Outsourced Staff
South Central Railway has introduced the concept of “Train Captain” as overall leader and in charge of all on-board railway personnel and outsourced staff of long distance Mail / Express Trains from today i.e., 21st June, 2018. The following trains will be manned by “Train Captain”:-
ØTrain No. 12723 Hyderabad - New Delhi Telangana Express
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No.12798 Chittoor - Kacheguda Venkatadri Express
ØTrain No. 12715 H.S.Nanded - Amritsar Sachkhand Express
ØTrain No. 12718 Vijayawada - Visakhapatnam Ratnachal Express
ØTrain No. 12747 Guntur - Vikarabad Palnadu Express
ØTrain No. 12731 Tirupati - Secunderabad Express
ØTrain No. 12793 Tirupati - Nizamabad Rayalseema Express
Long distance Mail / Express trains are provided with large team of Railway personnel and outsourced staff of Catering, Cleanliness on-board for offering various services to the passengers and to provide maintenance on run. In order to bring better coordination amongst different service personnel working and to introduce the concept of a single person / leader responsible for coordinating the entire team and facilitating all services during the complete journey of the train to give passenger satisfaction and comfort, Railway Board has introduced the concept of “Train Captain”.
In trains like Rajdhani / Shatabdi / Duronto and other trains where a Train Superintendent (TS) is on end-to-end basis, Train Superintendent shall be nominated as “Train Captain” and made responsible for all the facilities on trains. Train Superintendent is provided with a badge of Train Captain to be worn on the uniform. All the onboard railway personnel and supervisors of all outsourced agencies shall report to the Train Captain for effective control and supervision to improve the onboard services offered by Railways.
Name and contact number of the Train Captain is made available to the passengers through reservation chart before departure of the train. Other TTEs working in the train as well as the supervisors of OBH staff, Pantry Manager, Bedroll contractor, AC Coach Attendants etc will SMS their mobile numbers to the Train Captain. During the journey, Train Captain stays in touch with the other service personnel and ensure that they discharge their duty promptly and efficiently. In case of any complaints from passengers, he gets them redressed by contacting the service personnel on board or at the major stations enroute.


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Apr 18 2017 (07:26) Travel in vistadome coach to be an exhilarating experience (www.thehindu.com)
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Long-pending demand of tourists to be fulfilled from tomorrow
The long-cherished dream of tourists going to Araku to travel in a vistadome (see through glass) coach will be realised on Wednesday (April 19). Though the trial run of the coach was launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu through video conference on Sunday, tourists can book their seats from Tuesday for travel by this coach from Wednesday.There was demand for introduction of vistadome coaches for about a decade now. “A single coach cannot suffice the needs of tourists, we require more such coaches for tourists travelling to Araku,” MLC P.V.N. Madhav said.The beauty of Araku can best be explored by travelling in train that goes through tunnels, and this would give an exhilarating
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experience.“During my childhood, it was a fascination for me to travel to Araku by train. The Araku route has the second largest number of tunnels in India, perhaps, after Lonavala in Mumbai,” Mr. Madhav said.Thousands of tourists travel to Araku and Borra caves, especially during summer holidays and Dasara vacations. Owing to lack of accommodation on the Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger, which is the only passenger train, going on this route, tourists are forced to travel by road.There is also a demand to operate a tourist special from Vizag to Araku.Though the East Coast Railway (ECoR) had operated special trains during the peak season during the last two years, no such announcement has been made on special train to Araku so far this year despite persistent demands from the public.
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The IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) website has changed the name of train no. 12717 Visakhapatnam – Vijayawada as ‘Ratnachalam’ Express. However, the name of 12718 Vijayawada – Visakhapatnam train has, however, been correctly given as ‘Ratnachal’ Express.
One may think: What’s in a name? One may even dismiss it as a simple error.
But, for most travelling passengers, name of the train is everything. Many do not know the train numbers but identify them by their names.
Duvvada Railway Users’ Association secretary K. Eswar brought the issue to the notice of the IRCTC through Twitter on March 9 this year but no action has been taken so far.
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