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16188/Ernakulam-Karaikkal (Tea Garden) Express (PT)
എറണാകുളം- കാരയ്ക്കൽ (റ്റി ഗാർഡൻ)     एरणाकुलम-कारैक्काल (टी गार्डन) एक्सप्रेस

ERS/Ernakulam Junction (South) --> KIK/Karaikal

 
 
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Updated: Oct 17 2016 (20:19) by Deepanjan^~
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RSA - Rake Sharing
16175>16187>56385>56390>16188>16176. PM @ MS, No of Rake-4 Subawaranakohilan
Rating: 3.4/5 (28 votes)
cleanliness - good (5)
punctuality - average (5)
food - average (3)
ticket avbl - average (5)
u/r coach - good (1)
railfanning - good (5)
safety - excellent (5)
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Nov 25 2013 (17:24)   16187/Karaikkal - Ernakulam (Tea Garden) Express (PT)

ppraburajkumar   402 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 916670            Tags   Past Edits
Tea Garden Express is mostly occupied by Velankanni Church pilgrims and sad to see people buying worst food from platform vendors....Better buy Breakfast/Dinner from Vasantha Bavan / Ananada Bhavan in PF1 in TPJ(Tiruchirappalli)......These Platform vendors sell worst quality food on board.......for heaven sake dont buy food from these platform vendors.....

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Nov 25 2013 (18:07)
sGs*^~   6332 blog posts   9965 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 916670-1            Tags   Past Edits
Tea Garden Usually Runs Packed
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Mar 05 2014 (07:01)   16187/Karaikkal - Ernakulam (Tea Garden) Express (PT)

varghese_78   28 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1014184            Tags   Past Edits
Runs full always.Keep your ticket in your pockets till TPJ.Ticket checking is very rampant and TTE rude if you take time to take out your ticket and ID proof.
Reaches TPJ before time and very punctual till ERS.Dinner can be had from TPJ.If travelling in higher classes the Coach Attendent goes outside the station premises for food parcel for himself.Try getting it through them to savour a good vegetarian dinner.
If de boarding at intermediate stations in Kerala before time arrival is a high possibility.

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Mar 11 2014 (18:51)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1014184-1            Tags   Past Edits
If you experienced one rude TTE doesn't mean all are like that. You can't generalize it like a tip. I have seen drunk TTE and smoking TTE doesn't mean every TTE is like that.

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Jun 07 2015 (18:23)
Railfan Z*^~   11571 blog posts   2585 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 1014184-2            Tags   Past Edits
Why should I keep my ticket ready in fear of getting rude replies by the TTE? Ticket checking is what he's paid for. And he ought to wait for me to reach to it. Suggesting people to be ready with tickets is not the way to handle the problem of rude TTEs, putting up a complaint against them is.
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Jul 26 2014 (13:13)   16187/Karaikkal - Ernakulam (Tea Garden) Express (PT)

varghese_78   28 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1171424            Tags   Past Edits
From TPJ First class gets crowded with un authorised travellers and the passage ways leading to washrooms gets occupied by passengers who do not have reservation,especially on weekends.
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Mar 05 2014 (06:53)   16188/Ernakulam-Karaikkal (Tea Garden) Express (PT)

varghese_78   28 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1014183            Tags   Past Edits
Third AC and SL confirmation of WL difficult.
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Mar 05 2014 (06:50)   16188/Ernakulam-Karaikkal (Tea Garden) Express (PT)

varghese_78   28 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1014181            Tags   Past Edits
Since the train has RSA with Kamban exp and as Kottayam Passenger from Ernakulam,the maintainence of the train including the loading of Linen is from Chennai,expect to get stained linen.
Cleanliness of both UP down from ERS is also not upto the mark.
Majority of passengers get down at TPJ / NGPT.
Excellent breakfast available at TPJ.Do not depend on Platform vendors.
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velankanni bound passengers there is a link MEMU at NGPT.Do not waste money and time for taxi / Buses.
Memu takes you to the heart of velankanni from where lodges are at walking distance
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