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Travel Question
Jun 03 2016 (10:41)   12009/Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express

Dhruv USA*^   2055 blog posts   327 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1877846            Tags   Past Edits
Hi All,
I want to travel in this from BCT-ADI ON 7th December. Actually i am travelling from USA and my flight will depart on Mumbai airport at 2 AM.
1) Should i go to mumbai central or Borivalli?
2)How to reach there from airport?
I have total luggage around 35 KG. Should i need to pay some extra for luggage?
Your response awaited.

Jun 03 2016 (10:44)
Guest: 744f57fe   show all posts
Re# 1877846-1            Tags   Past Edits
Sir no ...fees for laguage ...just make sure u get some space in train to put it ...rest members may explain other facts..

Jun 03 2016 (14:38)
Jagdeesh Srivastava~   3886 blog posts   9460 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1877846-2            Tags   Past Edits
as u have heavy luggage, getting down at BVI will be difficult.
So get down at BCT and take taxi from their.

Jun 03 2016 (16:35)
Koo Koo Theevandi   145 blog posts   741 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1877846-3            Tags   Past Edits
I guess you are arriving at Mumbai from USA. Train will leave BCT (Mumbai Central) at 6.25 AM. You can hire a taxi from Airport to BCT. OLA/UBER would be charging peak fare during morning hours if not opt for the same else take pre-paid cabs from airport. It is around 20 km and will cover the same in approx 1 hour as there won't be any traffic at that time.
35 KG is allowed. You don't need to pay anything extra. Only issue would be finding out some
space for the luggage.

Jun 03 2016 (18:04)
sahilmjain   163 blog posts   43 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 1877846-4            Tags   Past Edits
simply get down at mumbai central, and take a cab to airport. rest all is fine.
there is plenty of time, and the train is always on time barring 5 mins here or there.
★★  Rail Fanning
Feb 04 2016 (19:28)   12934/Karnavati Express | ADI/Ahmedabad Junction (10 PFs) | BRC/WAP-5/30063

LHB for TN Express~   985 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1729692            Tags   Past Edits
Presnting A full journey compilation on the 12934 Ahemdabad Mumbai Central Karnavati Express- one of India’s first Intercity Express trains to get the modern and luxurious LHB coaches. The Karnavati Express, an Intercity type Superfast train, covers the 493 kilometres between the cities of Ahemdabad and Mumbai in about 7hours and 40mins at an average speed of 64 kmph, with a maximum permissible speed of 110 kmph and eight halts. The LHB coaches are fit for 160kmph and the section boasts of an MPS of 130kmph, if only the CRS cleared this train for higher speeds, the train could also touch an MPS of 130kmph which could reduce its running time significantly.
This compilation features the first part of a
full journey from Ahemdabad to Mumbai on the Karnavati express. Second week of June may be a hot period in north and certains parts of South India, but in Western India Heavy monsoon rains lash out during this period. Our journey was no different. After an initial dry run till Vadodra, It started raining heavily. Ours was a Monday morning journey, and this train seemed to be a commuter’s favourite. The Vadodra WAP5 in charge of the Karnavati barrelled southwards; notwithstanding the war of commuters inside its 2S coaches. Though we had reserved tickets, we couldn’t dream of going to the door beyond Vadodra. Such was the population density inside our D1. But we managed somehow.
Our start was delayed. Our train’s power was coupled to the rake as late as 04:55, our scheduled departure time. After a couple of crossings in the dark, namely the Aravali express and the Bandra-Bhavnagar Superfast, we arrive at Nadiad for our first halt as soon as the first light appears, and get a glimpse of the Narrow Gauge carriages towards the west end of the station. After Nadiad, we continue our MPS show, whilst meeting a train from home, the Bangalore-Gandhidham Express led by LHF WDP4 from Hubli shed. Post this high speed crossing, we arrive at the Milk Capital of India- Anand; for our second halt.
After departing from Anand, our merry MPS run continues, and our diesel spotting continued as well. Led by a near matching livery RTM WDM3A; the Jabalpur-Somnath express rushed past us soon after Anand. Following this, we also crossed the Mahi River Bridge at MPS. Having departed late,the WAP5 was in no mood to slow down and continued the MPS run wherever possible. Subsequently, the crossings of the Kochuveli-Bikaner express led by an ERS WDM3A at Ranoli& the Puri Ahemdabad Superfast Express led by a BRC WAP4 at Bajva follow. After Bajva, the Pune-Jodhpur Bhagat-ki-Kothi express crossed us shortly before Vadodra. As we breeze into the pf1 of Vadodra Jn.; BRC WAP1 hauls away a dead AMUL liveried BRC WAP5 and the rake of the Mumbai-Vadodra express to be shunted. A 5min halt and we take off from Vadodra.
As we move out of Vadodra, we cross the Howrah-Porbandar express. Our constant MPS run continues post Vadodra as we move towards Bharuch. After a 2min halt at Bharuch, we cross a BTPN rake headed north led by a Kalyan WAG9H, before stepping into the massive Narmada river bridge. Post Bharuch, we enjoy a merry run except for a minor slowdown at Kosamba Jn. This slowdown gives me an opportunity to spot some Narrow Gauge carriages and a ZDM class locomotive which operate on the Kosamba- Umparpada route. Slightly before Surat, we cross the Tapi River Bridge and encounter the outgoing Valsad-Dahod Intercity as we enter pf2 for a scheduled halt.
An unforgettable Journey onboard the Karnavati Express
YT link- click here

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Feb 24 2016 (07:32)
Dhruv USA*^   2055 blog posts   327 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1729692-12            Tags   Past Edits
Love the way you shows all aspects. I personally traveled in this train more than 100 times...best video of Karnavati SF i ever seen. I m in USA now but missing my old days...Have tears by remembering my love of this train...First time i travelled in this train when i was 2 year old kid. I still remember when i was 5-6 years old my dad used to buy that Cutlet for me..in those days very few stoppage..From Ahmadabad to Vadodara came in no time..Main thing i miss is its old Creaam Blue livary...Love you Karnavati.
General Travel
Mar 27 2015 (19:03)   12934/Karnavati Express | DRD/Dahanu Road (5 PFs) | BRC/WAP-5/30053

Indian Train Lovers   301 blog posts   130 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1409329            Tags   Past Edits
12934 Karnavati Express with BRC WAP-5 30053

Apr 01 2015 (20:13)
Dhruv USA*^   2055 blog posts   327 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1409329-1            Tags   Past Edits
why OFFLINK???????

Apr 03 2015 (14:07)
Indian Train Lovers   301 blog posts   130 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1409329-2            Tags   Past Edits
But according to IRI its regular link is BRC WAP-4/4E
Sorry for that...:-)

Apr 03 2015 (20:15)
Dhruv USA*^   2055 blog posts   327 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1409329-3            Tags   Past Edits
These days P5 is regular link..!!

Apr 05 2015 (19:06)
Indian Train Lovers   301 blog posts   130 correct pred (74% accurate)
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★★★  General Travel
Apr 02 2015 (11:54)   12951/Mumbai Central - New Delhi Rajdhani Express | BL/Valsad (3 PFs) | BL/WCAM-2P/21861

Saurabh Raut   320 blog posts
Entry# 1415218            Tags   Past Edits
Digital 3D Model of BL WCAM2P 21861 Balwant, in its "Most Loved" LHB Livery
Made In Solidworks, By Saurabh Raut

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Apr 02 2015 (12:21)
Dhruv USA*^   2055 blog posts   327 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1415218-3            Tags   Past Edits
Remind me those days..when these locos burns the track with Rajdhani in BCT-BRC section..!!

Apr 02 2015 (12:29)
❤❤Tapti ganga exp❤❤^~   3313 blog posts   12517 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 1415218-4            Tags   Past Edits
This LOCO burns the track with Paschim sf exp. also in those days.

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General Travel
Apr 02 2015 (12:24)  

Dhruv USA*^   2055 blog posts   327 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1415269            Tags   Past Edits
How can we know about Goods train's Source destination?
Blog  Time-Table

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Apr 01 2015 (20:10)
Dhruv USA*^   2055 blog posts   327 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1410562-3            Tags   Past Edits
Happy Journey....!!!!!!

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General Travel
Mar 31 2015 (13:06)   19309/Shanti Express

Dhruv USA*^   2055 blog posts   327 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1412759            Tags   Past Edits
Trip report Sabarmati to Ujjain.
Part : 1
Reached Sabarmati at 6:45 PM and waiting for train on PF-2.
But when we reached there we saw that it was occupied by goods train.
After 10
mins 59049 arrived on PF 1.
Then I heard whistle n thought goods train may depart..but I was wrong..one another whole Milatry train green colored came and stop at loop line beside PF-3.
It's alteady 7:10 but no sign of train.
Then announcement made as Shanti will arrive shortly on PF 3. Some relief for me.
There were more than 200 ppl waiting for this train on platform.
Train arrived at 7:20 and departed.
LoCO is as usual RTM WDM 3AM with White/blue/red livery.
Stay connected....
Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
Mar 30 2015 (22:43)   19310/Shanti Express

Dhruv USA*^   2055 blog posts   327 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1412334            Tags   Past Edits
This train is mainly use by Indore/Ujjain-ADI/BRC passengers.
Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad - Indore/Dewas (>346) is in GNWL Quota.
Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad - UJJAIN (>300) is in PQWL Quota.
So if you getting WL in this PQWL Quota (Ahmedabad- Ujjain) just book (Ahmedabad - Dewas) same in return(Change boarding point to Ujjain).
General Travel
Mar 22 2015 (18:40)   19568/Okha - Tuticorin Vivek Express

Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1404316            Tags   Past Edits
A Question :
#Moderator :
for Trains with ARP 60 Dep on: Thu May 21, 2015 ...
Train no .19568 Vivek Express arrives ADI on FRI, and it is date 22.05.2015....
This train booking already shows 'WL' in all classes...
How could this train been ?
In reality the benefit of 61 days is given for those who are booking and boarding at ADI and further downwards...

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Mar 23 2015 (11:13)
Dhruv USA*^   2055 blog posts   327 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1404316-10            Tags   Past Edits
Bro first let me correct you..it departs from OKHA on Thursday 21st may at 11:45 PM (Night) and came Ahmedabad on Friday 22nd may at 10 AM (morning). So tatkal will open in 20th May Wednesday.

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General Travel
Mar 22 2015 (23:52)  

Dhruv USA*^   2055 blog posts   327 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1404521            Tags   Past Edits
All of us think that IR trains should run on time.
As we know our infrastructure is not capable of running these trains on time practically.
Also bitter truth is Infrastructure not gonna improve in 2-3 years drastically.
So there should be some other way to runs trains on time.
try to give some suggestions..All railfans are requested to add their as we all know IR closer than other people in country.
1) Reschedule some daily late running trains.
2)As far as I know many trains are getting late due to "Run some big daddy( Such as Rajdhani's ) on time ". So reschedule their time also so it affects more trains.
Add ur views.

Mar 22 2015 (23:56)
Vote for Durg HumSafar Vs BSP Rajdhani^~   80660 blog posts   5098 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1404521-1            Tags   Past Edits
in ncr trains like poorva , magadh , vikramshila get overtake because of rajdhani "jhund" .. if this jhund is separated then punctuality will hugely improve...

Mar 22 2015 (23:57)
Guest: 744de3aa   show all posts
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Another option is to shift some trains on the alternate routes like the some trains on the mgs-cnb section can be shifted to bsb-unnao-cnb rail line via unchahar..and by making the cpr-bsb-ald section double electrified some trains of the bju-mgs section can be shifted there..

Mar 23 2015 (00:01)
Dhruv USA*^   2055 blog posts   327 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1404521-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes IR should shift some routes regardless of bureocracy.

Mar 23 2015 (00:02)
Guest: 744de3aa   show all posts
Re# 1404521-4            Tags   Past Edits
Yup the main reason for congestion is that some routes have alot of trains while some have not even a single...

Mar 23 2015 (00:08)
Himanshu Kumar   56 blog posts   835 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1404521-5            Tags   Past Edits
Yes agree, just take example of 12488/87, it never ever reaches on time always 6-10 hrs late. So, IR should reschedule its travel time frm 24 hrs to 29-30 hrs and also convert it frm SF to Mail/exp. so that passengers don't have to pay rs 15/30/45 extra as super fast charge. And it will also helps to reduce pressure from each zone.

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