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Blog Posts by aamod
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Oct 26 2010 (11:56)  

moderator*^~   5482 blog posts   20 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Train Search Enhancement: The site has now added "dynamic" Trains at a Glance route tables to the Search page. The default Quick View - list of trains matching the search criteria will still be available. Additionally, there's now a link at the top "Switch to Trains at a Glance View". This is a detailed columnar format of all the trains matching the search, in the classic rail timetable format.
The difference here (from the book) is that such tables are "dynamically generated", custom tailored to the search. A typical railway timetable will have static tables with table numbers each skewing to a particular train route/region. Here, such dynamic tables can be generated for each search combination, without limit. In the attached picture,
a dynamic railway timetable is created for the search from Mumbai CST to Nagpur. You may click here to go directly to the TaaG timetable /search/taag/1620/18 This TaaG timetable will allow you to directly compare the trains - one on one - matching the search. All other details, Classes, Days of Departure, Km are available in the familiar railway timetable format.
This feature had already been partially developed a long time back, but was forgotten, awaiting finishing touches. A recent blog post by our member Jhentee Jivraj /blog/post/74285 prompted us to dig it out and finish it for deployment. Thanks, Mr. Jivraj, for the valuable suggestion. Hope these tables help you with column comparisons of trains in the same route.
It is expected that this new feature will have some bugs and errors to begin with. Please let us know of any discrepancies. The feature is far from complete. We shall be making many more enhancements to these TaaG tables in the coming days and weeks. Among these will be dynamic Google route map comparisons.

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Nov 05 2010 (15:49)
aamod   36 blog posts
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This is a damn cool feature! A TAAG on the web..

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Mar 12 2010 (11:05)   16857/Puducherry - Mangaluru Central Express (Via Tiruchchirappalli)

Manthal Krishnan*^~   2469 blog posts   312 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Does this train have technical stop at Vasai Road (BSR)?

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Apr 04 2010 (00:39)
aamod   36 blog posts
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Yes. This train has a technical stop at Vasai(BSR). The crew working from Ratnagiri gives way for WR crew which works from Vasai to Vadodara.

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Apr 04 2010 (17:24)
aamod   36 blog posts
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Hi Murliji,
For everyone.. Vasai is only a tech halt and you can't book tickets to or from BSR. Although, I've seen people boarding this train in unreserved at Vasai. These folks seem to know where will this train be made to wait for overtake. But, this is illegal and if one is caught, will be fined! As per rules, one can board n alight only at commercial halts. I may be corrected..

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Apr 05 2010 (08:19)
aamod   36 blog posts
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Obviously, no one can/will stop you from alighting at tech halt. But, I'd read it in a document some months back, that both boarding and alighting at tech halt is not allowed. Once again, let me clarify, that's what rulebook says. Things are different! :-)
As I'd mentioned in my earlier posts, people actually travel by this train from Vasai to Kelve Road which happens to be a station where this train is put into loop line for overtake by another train, 2216: Bandra-DEE GaribRath. Here, both stations are not commercial halts but still people are using it. Who's going to check into the ever-crowded unreserved coach..
Mar 10 2010 (18:20)   12247/Mumbai Bandra Terminus - Hazrat Nizamuddin Yuva Express

aamod   36 blog posts
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Folks, does the fare include snacks/lunch/dinner?

Mar 10 2010 (18:32)
Manish*^   8594 blog posts   22469 correct pred (85% accurate)
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No. Food charges are not included in the fare in Yuva Express.
Mar 06 2010 (09:43)   12283/Ernakulam - Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express

Manthal Krishnan*^~   2469 blog posts   312 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Duranto Finally will be running its maiden journey from Ernakulam to Nizamiddin on SUNDAY at 10:45. Minister for state Railways E. Ahammed will flag off the train. Regular running will start from next saturday onwards. Reservation started Today onwards. The train will be following TVC Rajdhani route. The techenical stops will be at Kozhikode-Mangalore-Madgoan-Panvel-Vadodra-Rathlam-Kota. There will be 1 AC I class, 1 AC II class, 3 AC III class 7 Sleeper and pantry.
Source: The Mathrubhumi daily

Mar 06 2010 (11:21)
aamod   36 blog posts
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Dont know about ERS-MAO.. But in MAO-NZM the tech halts will be MAO, RN, BSR, BRC, RTM, KOTA. PNVL is not a tech halt..

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Feb 04 2010 (10:20)   0973/Bandra Madgaon Special Express

aamod   36 blog posts
Entry# 20045            Tags   Past Edits
WOW! This train's SL got wait-listed..
Jan 29 2010 (20:15)   0973/Bandra Madgaon Special Express

aamod   36 blog posts
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More information in press release of Western Railway
Jan 29 2010 (20:14)   0974/Madgaon Bandra Special Express

aamod   36 blog posts
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This train is called Madgaon - Bandra Special but it terminates at Andheri.. More information in press release by Western Railway.
Jan 12 2010 (18:53)   0985/Bandra Surat SF AC Express

Guest: 84a9562e   show all posts
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Do they provide Shatabdi like food service in this train?

Jan 28 2010 (19:33)
aamod   36 blog posts
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Yes. Food is provided and its charges are included in ticket.. Btw, the train is not running now. Hope, its schedule is worked out and made permanent.. :-)
Jan 27 2010 (10:45)   11018/Karaikal - Mumbai LTT Weekly Express

aamod   36 blog posts
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Folks, this train doesn't have a Pantry car, but orders for lunch/dinner/snacks are taken and food is loaded at stations en-route.
The quality of food is ok.
Jan 08 2010 (21:26)   0986/Surat Bandra SF AC Express

aamod   36 blog posts
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This train will have halt at Navsari(NVS) w.e.f. 11th Jan 2010. More info at wr.indianrail.gov.in/Tnewssubmit.asp?id=1273

3 posts - Tue Jan 12, 2010

Jan 13 2010 (10:10)
Guest: 2d1ed7fe   show all posts
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Ahmedabad - Mumbai - Pune route is using Electric DC line, once it will get converted to AC line it will add speed. Also IR are planing to add two more lines on this route so wait for some time. for Highspeed Train

Jan 13 2010 (11:34)
Kapadia    2819 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
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The DC Electric system is used around Bombay (This includes Mumbai CST - Kalyan, Kalyan - Pune, Kalyan - Igatpuri, Mumbai CST - Belapur - Panvel, and Churchgate - Virar). There are plans to change this to 25kV AC by 2010.
Throughout the rest of the country, on all electrified routes, AC Electric system is used.

Jan 13 2010 (12:08)
Kapadia    2819 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Thanks for your information. Well, I am aware that there is 40% jack up in kms. between Roha and Mangalore, but the saving in kms by going through this route as against earlier long route will almost equalise the fares or even result in saving. eg. the kms distance between Mumbai CSTM to Trivandrum via Konkan Rly route and Via Pune earlier long route is drastically reduced. Apart from this considerable saving in travel time, one gets in bonus.

Jan 16 2010 (19:48)
Guest: 8532baa2   show all posts
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Iss train ka valsad pe halt jaruri hai...

Jan 24 2010 (13:13)
Guest: 8532ba8e   show all posts
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Yes agar navsaari Halt hai to valsad ko bhi dena chahiye....
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