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Blog Entry# 1301919  
Posted: Dec 09 2014 (16:06)

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Last Response: Dec 12 2014 (19:09)
General Travel
Dec 09 2014 (16:06)   16587/Yesvantpur - Bikaner Express

iyerjiteshp   472 blog posts
Entry# 1301919            Tags   Past Edits
Kindly request Admins to update halts as per official notice:
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Ministry of Railways will introduce a new train between Bikaner and Yesvantpur via Vasai Road w.e.f 09/12/2014.
Bikaner – Yesvantpur Bi-Weekly Express train(via Vasai Road)
no 16588 Bikaner – Yesvantpur Bi-Weekly Express train will depart from Bikaner at 22.00 hrs o­n every Tuesday and Sunday and reach Vasai Road at 21.35hrs o­n next day & Yesvantpur at 03.15 hrs o­n Friday and Wednesday respectively.
Similarly, Train no 16587 Yesvantpur - Bikaner Bi-Weekly Express train will depart from Yesvantpur at 05.00 hrs o­n every Sunday and Friday and reach Vasai Road at 09.00 hrs o­n next day & Bikaner at 07.10 hrs o­n third day i.e Tuesday and Sunday respectively.
The train will halt at Merta Road, Jodhpur, Luni Jn., pali Marwar, Marwar Jn., Rani, Falna, Abu Road, Palanpur, Mehasana, Ahmedabad, Nadiad, Anand, Vadodara, Ankleshwar, Surat, Vapi, Boisar, Vasai Road, Kalyan, Lonavala, Pune, Solapur, Bijapur, Bagalkot, Gadag, Hubli, Davanagere, Arsikere and Tumkur stations in both the directions.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Second Class Sleeper & Second Class General Coaches.

5 posts - Tue Dec 09, 2014

6 posts - Wed Dec 10, 2014

Dec 10 2014 (10:20)
Guest: b270322   show all posts
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It would be better, if it is run with late night departure, say 2300-2330 at YPR. Will be useful for pax till Pune.

Dec 10 2014 (10:55)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4154 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Vinay, Karwar exp timings are changed from 7:30 to 6:30 but it is still reaching at 17:40 to MAJN and 23:00 to KAWR. Why SWR are slowing down these trains ?
TEN/PDY - DR, YPR - KAWR and YPR - BKN exp

Dec 10 2014 (14:53)
Guest: b270028   show all posts
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Any train coming to a particular stn should be sent out within reasonable time. TT should not be designed to hold trains for 3-4 hours in a station. It would be better, if rly run TEN/PDY-YPR and YPR-DR as separate trains, at convenient timings.
There are some blog posts mentioning that SWR has cleaner trains, compared to others. May be I will quote Tamil Poet Avvaiyar, who used to travel between Chera, Chola and Pandya Kingdoms. In one instance, to one of them she says that the other king has blunt, blood stained weapons, whereas you have brand new weapons. The King was happy and gave some reward. Avvaiyar laughingly said that you did not understand the real meaning; other
king has fought many wars and so, the weapons have all markings; but you have not fought any war and hence you have brand new weapons. Indirectly this means that if you go to war with other king, you will lose.
Same analogy -- Hold trains for hours in every station and clean them properly; do not allow them to run on tracks. Other zones will utilise the available resources and run all kinds of trains and hence rakes may not be so clean. Which one is preferred? Rake with better cleaning but crawling or rake with relative less clean but really runs on tracks?

Dec 10 2014 (14:59)
Paurav Shah~   13516 blog posts   26 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Rake with relative less clean but really runs on tracks.

Dec 12 2014 (19:09)
ritzraj   587 blog posts
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for cleaning purpose half an hr here and there can be adjusted if the pf/pit lanes available, but in no case the diff of 125 min than a similar train can be allowed
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