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Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
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Sep 19 2015 (15:57)   12610/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central SF Express

LHB for TN Express~   1013 blog posts   183 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1594503            Tags   Past Edits
If you want to travel with the "CLASS" then its 12028, if you want to travel with the "MASS" then its 12610, This tip not only relates to availability and booking of tickets, but also Availability of space in the train. Courtesy its 17 halts, there's never a dull moment on board the 12610 (especially if you are one of those who don't sleep).
* Tickets during non-peak seasons are available as late as 2 days prior to date of Journey, but even otherwise it doesn't make much of a difference. This train has about 6-8 reserved 2S coaches regularly, occasionally goes upto 10 during weekends and peak season/holidays etc.
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Reason the availability doesn't make a difference is, 90% of the pax boarding the train from BNC/KJM board with a UR ticket and they jump into the 2S coaches and the TTE doesn't give a damn about these people especially since they will be so huge in no., so beware if you are getting up to go to the Washroom post KJM, as decent as the crowd can be sometimes, on many occasions, your seat won't be yours when you return.
* The hawkers from the PC will come by every few minutes and one can follow them if they want to find way through a crowded compartment (how they do it is seriously beyond me); this was by personal experience; followed a guy selling badam milk to get to the wash basin and coffee seller was my guide back to my seat. This was mentioned to highlight the availability of real estate to tread on-board during holiday seasons.
* A significant Majority of the passengers will board and alight at intermediate stations, so if you are traveling end to end, find your seat, sit back and relax for the next 6:30hours; your train will be seem empty only in the SBC-KJM and AJJ/TRL-MAS stretch.
* People traveling with last minute plans, try your luck in the Current Reservation counter in pf1; and if tickets are not available, don't bother walking back out of the building towards the UR booking counter. A single UR ticket window has been opened recently towards the right of the Current Reservation counter (diagonally opposite to the Nandini Milk Booth), buy the ticket and proceed to the train.
* People traveling with Elders/PWD/large family, try to reach SBC as early as 06:00; no you won't find any seat in Lalbagh, this train is usually shunted into pf2/3 as early 05:30-05:45 (info from shunting staff), so if you reach early, you can find a seat of your choice and sit comfortably; especially pax with UR ticket.
* An important note to passengers boarding the first three UR coaches of the train, please make sure you get down at PER and find a bus/auto/EMU home if you don't like getting down in a hurry, the maddening crowd at MAS can push you back into the train if you are not quick enough and are traveling with heavy luggage. One half of the first 3 coaches is reserved for RMS. If your luck is cursed and the RMS isn't in the first half of the first coach towards MAS, forget food from PC coming to your place. You will be lucky if a coffee/vada/cutlet seller comes in some intermediate station and sells his wares and disappears at the next halt.
* Lastly I have been a regular passenger of this train ever since it had RSA with the overnight Madras mail, and 12609/10 is also a personal favorite, so if I have posted this tip under the wrong category, apologies. If not, I would like to reiterate what I said earlier, "If you want to travel with the "CLASS" then its 12028, if you want to travel with the "MASS" then its 12610" Enjoy the ride
CHEERS

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Today (08:43)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1594503-11            Tags   Past Edits
I am not sure if the 3 words- SLEEPER, SANGHAMITRA AND COMFORT can ever be mentioned together. :)
  
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Station Tip
General
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Yesterday (15:39)   TPJ/Tiruchchirappalli Junction (8 PFs)

Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2297015            Tags   Past Edits
Prepaid AC waiting room available at rs 20 for 2 hrs. Avg toilets and moderately crowded.
  
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Food/Restaurants
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Yesterday (15:29)   SBHR/Subrahmanya Road (3 PFs)

Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2297011            Tags   Past Edits
Around noon time, there are few but fresh and tasty options for lunch. Pulav/Rice bath, Curd Rice(in disposable plastic boxes) and butter milk. These 3 items sell like hot cakes there from 12 pm to 3 pm. There's also a Nandini stall selling snacks and cold drinks. In the mornings you just get hot beverages and the famous Mangalore Buns.
Departure: Fri May 26 2017 @ 13:10
16576/Gomateshwara Express
Trip# 109709    Traveller: Tejas*^~    Linked PNR Entry# 2292271
Class: 2nd Sitting - 2S
From: SBHR/Subrahmanya Road
To: YPR/Yesvantpur Junction
5 wishes
HJ HJ HJ HJ HJ
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May 27 2017 (13:18)
UBL ICE~   440 blog posts
Re# 2292271-11            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks. So crossing does happen in Shiradi Ghat for passengers. That's great!!! Which means, if they want, they can run more trains with crossing at the ghat. Only that agreement is the hurdle and of course the willingness to run more trains.
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Could you please tell, if this is a loop line or one of the 5 intermediate stations?

  
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May 27 2017 (18:01)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2292271-12            Tags   Past Edits
This crossing happened at Shiribagilu. We waited a good 40 mins for the train to cross over.

  
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Yesterday (13:36)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at KIGL/Kunigal
Arrived on PF 2. Waiting for Hassanamba exp expected to arrive in 5 mins. Waiting for it.

  
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Yesterday (14:17)
SCR Godavari Express~   2492 blog posts   11 correct pred (92% accurate)
Re# 2292271-14            Tags   Past Edits
40 mins is too long... so that means..very less loop lines on Ghats...any idea how many loops in between Subramanya road and Hassan?

  
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Yesterday (15:03)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2292271-15            Tags   Past Edits
If my memory serves me well, except HMB, all stations between SBHR and HAS had loop lines.
Departure: Thu May 25 2017 @ 16:35
19259/Kochuveli - Bhavnagar Express (PT)
Trip# 109562    Traveller: Tejas*^~    Linked PNR Entry# 2289675
Class: Sleeper - SL
From: QLN/Kollam Junction (Quilon)
To: UD/Udupi
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May 25 2017 (19:19)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at KTYM/Kottayam
Running late now.

  
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May 25 2017 (20:37)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at ERSD/Ernakulam D Cabin
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May 25 2017 (21:16)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at AWY/Aluva (Alwaye)
Aluva pf 3.
Raining like crazy here.

  
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May 25 2017 (22:16)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at TCR/Thrissur (Trichur)
TCR. Finally!

  
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May 25 2017 (23:31)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at SRR/Shoranur Junction
Arrived at SRR.
Departure: Tue May 23 2017 @ 21:00
12257/Yesvantpur - Kochuveli Garib Rath Express
Trip# 109560    Traveller: Tejas*^~    Linked PNR Entry# 2289634
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A
From: YPR/Yesvantpur Junction
To: QLN/Kollam Junction (Quilon)
2 wishes
HJ Tejas HJ
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May 24 2017 (07:31)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at IJK/Irinjalakkuda
Chumma going and going. Moderate run since TCR.

  
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May 24 2017 (08:30)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at IPL/Idappally
Stopped on the main line here.

  
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May 24 2017 (08:40)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at ERN/Ernakulam Town (North)
ERN. Pf 1.

  
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May 24 2017 (11:35)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at KYJ/Kayamkulam Junction
Departed.

  
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May 24 2017 (12:28)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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TRIP HAS ENDED.
Reached at 1205. Cloudy but hot nevertheless here.
  
★★  General Travel
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May 23 2017 (08:55)   17325/Vishwamanava Express | UBL/Hubballi Junction (Hubli) (5 PFs)

Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2288882            Tags   Past Edits
Invitation to the inaugurals of SWR's two new trains.
  
General Travel
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May 18 2017 (15:13)   12953/August Kranti Rajdhani Express (PT)

khanovais2011   18 blog posts
Entry# 2281694            Tags   Past Edits
The dynamic price system in Rajdhanis,Shatabdi,and Duronto must go off now . It's hurting the railway revenue as only few passengers are booking tickets on dynamic fares.
It's pinching common man's pocket.
On 1 hand the govt. is regulating surge pricing on taxi aggregators like ola,uber and on the other hand it is resorting same tactics of private airlines and taxi aggregators of surge pricing.
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should one book tickets on dynamic fares . Isn't then one go for airlines for that price.

  
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May 18 2017 (15:22)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Very typical of we Indians who just dont understand the union and federal structure of our country. Regulation of OLA and UBER fares etc is the policy decision of state govts, not the central govt. In fact, its done at the levels of Transport Commissioners working under the state administration to regulate or frame fares. This too has come under criticism from many quarters as all these companies whether Ola or Uber or any airline come into business to make profits and make money. You simply cant regulate fares of such entities which are market driven in the first place.
Having said that, you have every right to criticize the dynamic fare system followed by IR. But by comparing it
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with Ola and private airlines, you are only diluting your argument.
TRIP HAS ENDED.
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May 12 2017 (23:28)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at MAS/Chennai Central
Mail just left from the adj pf 4.
We are waiting for starter from pf 3.

  
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May 12 2017 (23:38)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at BBQ/Basin Bridge Junction
Not the best train to travel when you're carrying a terribly sore back since 2 days.

  
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May 13 2017 (00:39)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at MLPM/Melpakkam
This is the first and last time im traveling in this train.

  
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May 18 2017 (06:09)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at MLPM/Melpakkam
This is the first and last time im traveling in this train.
  
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Station Tip
Lodging
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Jan 24 2017 (21:17)   ASR/Amritsar Junction (6 PFs)

vaidyan   55 blog posts
Entry# 2138968            Tags   Past Edits
The Lodging facilities are not available at Amritsar Station. Even though Amritsar is mentioned in the List of Stations, the rooms are not available on entering the PNR for all the categories of Double/Single Room , Family Room, Dormitory Room. The message appears "No rooms available for slot/booking". Rooms should be provided at this station as this is a major tourist destination.

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May 14 2017 (18:00)
Tejas*^~   6553 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2138968-6            Tags   Past Edits
There are retiring rooms at ASR and they are decent for the price they offer. I have stayed twice in these rooms. They arent shown online coz they are under renovation.
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