If u plan to reserve tickets for SL on Sundays, u should be prepared to witness heavy rush of UR passengers from KYJ till PGT... In fact u may not get ur seat.
Agree. In fact if i am not mistaken either S-8 and S-9 OR S-9 and S-10 are palakkad/coimbatore quota coaches. Ideally passengers with sleeper tickets are supposed to board these two coaches but invariably all the sleeper coaches are jampacked. After thrissur its relatively vacant. Even the new Ernakulam-Palakkad MEMU which moves ahead of this train probably till Thrissur is not able to reduce much load from this train .
For Kerala , it is S9 and S10.
-- this trains is longest daily running train , it is also one of most punctual train ,
-- it ran together with karnataka exp , but later both were separated .
-- this train also has most number of rakes which is 7 .
Though the speed of the train is good, ironically its the run within kerala where the train's average speed is lower than a superfast train. The Palghat-TVC onward and return journey takes far too much time . It takes 4 hrs from ernakulam till trivandrum and 3 hrs 15 min from palghat till ernakulam !!!
Beware while booking 2AC in this train.. It can surprise you with a 3rd AC coach instead of a 2AC coach...
Spotting this almost twice a week...
must be a particular rake.
1-Will IR play this trick with passengers who book 2AC are given 3AC?
2-Passengers can claim difference of fare ?
3-Deficiency in service: enables passengers to claims 'compensation' as well ?
not a particular rake...
This happens due to shortage of 2 AC coach in TVC Division. A common site for this train. I know this well since I can see the train passing by in front of ma office.
1. Answer is YES bcoz the coaches sent for POH are not returned back to TVC Div. So they are forced to add an additional 3AC coach available at KCVL. The train is shunted at KCVL.
2. Passengers can avail the Diff in fare
3. Can apply for compensation. but so far I have not come across such
Thanks fr the 2 REDS.. but Sid Bhayia, its the fact. Coz my office is near to KCVL station.
For a morning railfanning my spot is KCVL. SO Kerala Exp spotting No 1.
Then the rake shunted to KCVL.. Spotting No 2
Departure from TVC.. Spotting no 3
Oh ok- will change it to no opinion- but looks theres no option to change the light
its not about changing the opinion or Signals or such... its the fact of Kerala express. The coaches sent for POH are not returned back by TN. So the TVC Div is forced to utilize whatever they have. 428 coaches sent for POH.. out of that only 210 coaches were returned back...
And I can say this 100% coz I see the rakes daily except Sundays,
Same goes for Netravati express
But netra gets both the 2AC man... its not a common site.. but for kerala its becoming almost common. Shunting of Kerala takes place in KCVL and for Netra at TVC. So they seldom remove the 2AC. but For kerala, daily coach interchanging is common.. Shunters are given instruction at KCVL to operate only on Kerala express from 9:10 am till 1130 am for kerala express...
Some times whn 2Ac is missing Kerala express will be taken to TVC only at 11:30 am...
Average time departure of the Kerala express is around 11:30
In last winter the people who took 3AC tickets as been forced to travel in SL...
coz the coach was takn out for TVC-MAS dornt...
and the one compntd was arrested by RPF at ERS
Didnt get you Roshan Roy ? Who was arrested ? BTW TWO many Roshans in this blog :)
The pax who complained was arrestd..
The rake of Today's Kerala express....
For the 5 reds... HERE YOU GO.....
u rocked, red once chocked
Are wah... sabashhhh .. :P
the train was in main line and i just entered the station like that man, just having doubt at the ac comp and there it worked and good i had my camera with me.. :P
Does this issue still persists?? I have booked in 2a for journey in may ( 12626, NDLS-TVC). Hope this issue is sorted out!.
One such incident happened with my father n brother, maybe a deacde back. They had tickets for 2a,but no coach NDLS-TVC. finally they had to travel in general upto jhansi, then were given 3a berths.
In one of my trip, train didn't have pantry car. Passengers where literally running for food n water at major stoppages.
Normally when u book via Eticket , u cant be upgraded to next higher class...for ex., u might have booked a 3AC , but u will be seen a SL instead due to repair or so...but if u want to upgrade to 2AC or 1AC even though if there is vacant in those classes , u cant in case of ETicket..In case of PRS Tickets u can be upgraded next to higher class for want of accommodation..the option left with those Eticket holders are they can get the LCC certificate from TTE and apply for refunds..that too via TDR filing through online only..PRS ticket holders can get the refund via at any reservation counters.....Jai Ho PRS..
First of all before I start let me say everyone that I am not against Kerala Express but these are facts which I have experienced whenever I travel from Tirupur to New Delhi.
The biggest headache is getting a confirmed ticket in Kerala Express,especially in AC.
The maintenance in Kerala Express have also become worst day by day.No Cleanliness you will often see Rats in Kerala Express.
tip from my side book tkt form coimbatore not from tirupur change bp as tirupur kerala exp,
its upto pax to book a tkt alternates will avl every time .
No use to change boarding point as Tiruppur, because same quota for both Tiruppur and Coimbatore, I know this trick and is useless. So only to go to Nizamuddin from Erode I opt for Erode to Saharanpur Quota in 12687. This Saharanpur Quota may surprise you with up gradation, but not the NZM quota, because 80% train gets vacant at Nizamuddin.
Bro, when it comes to cleanliness, Kerala express is good from the starting place (TVC), i noticed many times.. once it go on , rats and mice all due to passengers worst behaviours..
As a passenger we need to follow some basic things, while travelling in train...
think the maitenance staffs also human being...
i had a horrible experience, recently while i travel