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0985/Bandra Surat SF AC Express
     बांद्रा सूरत सुपरफास्ट वातानुकूलित एक्सप्रेस

BDTS/Bandra Terminus --> ST/Surat

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Jan 11 2010 (12:45)

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Jul 09 2010 (11:34)   0985/Bandra Surat SF AC Express
 

Guest: 7e4a77d2   show all posts
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Bandra Surat Superfast AC Express/0985 is still running or not running? In the timetable it is written upto January 27 it will run. But not cleared 2010 or 2011? When I found this website & opened this website two days ago this train was shown & today it is not shown Where is the my error?
  
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Dec 28 2009 (12:59)   0985/Bandra Surat SF AC Express
 

Guest: 45b6ec1d   show all posts
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Thanks and congratulations to WR officials for quickly looking at the demands made now and many times earlier for shatabdi type fast trains between short distances. Two trains (for one month) starting w.e.f. 29.12.2009 between Bandra - Surat and Vasai - Surat both fully air conditioned trains with reasonalbe AC fare which is lower than shatabdi / duronto train. Surat - Bandra would cover the distance in just 3 hrs 40 min and Bandra - Surat would be in just 3 hr 35 min. Same way Surat -Vasai will be in just 3 hrs and Vasai - Surat in just 2 hr 40 min.
The departure timings from a) Bandra @ 10.30 am and b) from Vasai Road @ 6.35 pm
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The departure timings from Surat @ 6 am for Bandra and @ 3 pm.
Two shatabdi type trains for these two cities Mumbai-Surat for one month on expreimental basis. The train would be depending upon response made regular train after this one month experimental period.
Thanks to all WR officials for introducing these two trains. These trains would definitely ease the traffic in other long distance trains on this route ans passengers upto Surat would prefer these trains and avoid other Ahd / Delhi bound trains. Thanks once again.

  
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Dec 28 2009 (15:46)
Guest: 84aa36c6   show all posts
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What coaches is the WR using in it? the older shatabdi rake that was laying on the pit lines of Dadar WR? have they been given to Surat Stn for plying on ST-BDTS route? I know this question is not useful to the passengers at all..but being a railfain it just out of enthusiasm..

  
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Dec 28 2009 (18:14)
Manish*^~   8604 blog posts   22490 correct pred (85% accurate)
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yes...even i think the unused older Shatabdi rake will be used for this train.

  
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Dec 28 2009 (18:21)
dhetul   1255 blog posts   155 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Demanding some more train daily/bi weekly/ tri weekly.
1. Surat To Bangalore (Garib Rath).
2. Surat To Nagpur
3. Surat To Pune.
I want to know public opinion. Please reply in same blog.
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HE2L

  
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Dec 29 2009 (19:47)
aamod   36 blog posts
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Yes, the old ICF Ahmedabad Shatabdi coaches are used..

  
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Mar 17 2010 (19:01)
Guest: 85c9a56b   show all posts
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ofcousre yes
surat pune shatabdi will do better compared with surat-bdts shatabdi
and surat nagpur overnight express should also be introduced
  
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Feb 08 2010 (13:22)   0985/Bandra Surat SF AC Express
 

Kapadia    2818 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 20354            Tags   Past Edits
Plz check the train running status.
Mostly it is not extended and hence need to highlihght the words -"Train is suspended"
  
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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?

  
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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.. :-)
  
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Jan 12 2010 (11:11)   0985/Bandra Surat SF AC Express
 

Kapadia    2818 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
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As feared, the Bandra-Surat Shatabdi Spl (0985) has been rescheduled leaving Bandra @ 19.15 hrs and reaching Surat @ 23.30.
The travel time has been increased by 40 minutes i.e. travel time now is 4hr 15 min as against earlier time of 3 hr 40 min. Also stops at Andheri and Navsari ( 2 min. each) has been provided for.
The overall increase in travel time goes against the Shatabdi status.
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rescheduling has been done in view of low occupancy factor which was apprehended earlier by the blogger. [Refer blog entry Nos. 17520 ; 17254 ; 17145 ] The fare remains @ 465/- for AC CC.
The Gujarat shatabdi takes 3 hr 15 min to Surat and that too from Mumbai Central. Not only that number of other Superfast trains on this route take less time than this Shatabdi spl. It is unfortunate that fares are unchanged and charged as Shatabdi type. This is unfair and needs to be reconsidered by the concerned WR officers.

  
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Jan 12 2010 (12:45)
Manish*^~   8604 blog posts   22490 correct pred (85% accurate)
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The timings of this train have now been scheduled to run behind Mumbai-Jaipur Superfast and Avantika Express. A better time would have been to depart from Bandra by 6:45 pm so that it could run in front of these 2 trains and reach Surat by 10-10:15 pm.

  
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Jan 12 2010 (17:45)
Kapadia    2818 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
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One of the reasons may be other Superfast trains running ahead. Just consider Mumbai-Jaipur Superfast and Avantika both starting from Mumbai Central and taking only 3 hr 40 min and 3 hr 48 min ( 10 min reduced for Mumbai Central to Bandra time) respectively whereas this shatabdi spl with shatabdi fare of Rs. 465/- takes 4 hr 15 min. Total collapse of the train success. Even if the time is advanced to 6.45pm or even later @ 9.30 pm, the train will run almost empty as the travel time and fare both go against the passengers flavour.
The ideal way to run the train is simple SF train without compulsory catering with II class and CC coaches and
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the dep timing between 7 - 8.30 pm. and travel time at the most 3 hr 30 min.

The timings of this train have now been scheduled to run behind Mumbai-Jaipur Superfast and Avantika Express. A better time would have been to depart from Bandra by 6:45 pm so that it could run in front of these 2 trains and reach Surat by 10-10:15 pm.
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