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12610/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central SF Express
ಕೆಎಸ್ಆರ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು-ಚೆನೈ ಎಕ್ಸ್ ಪ್ರೆಸ್ / கேஎஸ்ஆர் பெங்களுரு-சென்னை சென்ட்ரல் அதிவிரைவு வண்டி     क्रांवीसंरा बेंगलुरु सिटी - चेन्नई सेन्ट्रल एक्सप्रेस

SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) --> MAS/Chennai Central

Updated: Sep 30 2016 (16:15) by system
Sep 30 2016 (16:15)

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Mar 21 2016 (18:20)   12610/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central SF Express

cybertechie1   4 blog posts
Entry# 1775017            Tags   Past Edits
Please be informed that C2 coach on this train is a very old coach with very poor cooling. There is hardly any charging ports. C1 coach is much better.
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Seating
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Aug 11 2016 (07:37)   12610/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central SF Express

SBG Loop~   529 blog posts   10 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 1958220            Tags   Past Edits
C2 has 3x2 seating arrangement, with seat allocation different from that mentioned in ticket.
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Ticket Booking/WL
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Nov 11 2014 (20:55)   12609/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City SF Express | KJM/Krishnarajapuram (4 PFs)

sys tem~   8202 blog posts   75433 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 1273887            Tags   Past Edits
@KJM-> if you are in the last 2 compartments of this train ( unreserved ones ) ..make sure that when getting down at KJM at pf #3 , these dont come on platform and people have to deboard on the ground level itself ..be careful !!!

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Jul 16 2016 (09:11)
Guest: 2a1c0429   show all posts
Re# 1273887-1            Tags   Past Edits
Not useful dude!!! It comes on PF4,which is bigger than PF3....

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Jul 16 2016 (21:49)
sys tem~   8202 blog posts   75433 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1273887-2            Tags   Past Edits
dude , this tip was given when i was travelling in it ...
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Seating
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Dec 23 2013 (14:46)   12610/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central SF Express

BMTIR*^~   21261 blog posts   7421 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 943464            Tags   Past Edits
Its better to go and take a open ticket at bangalore city and board the UR coaches of this train- the number of UR coaches exceed the reserved coaches and the conditions in them are better than the reserved coaches as we atleast feel satisfied of not paying reservation charges
This is the best train to travel between the cities when no tickets are available- just go and capture the seat- Train is put on the platform early so its easier to secure the seat if we too are early- Daily office goers generally come in late and dont bother a seat and long distant passengers are lesser by this train
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Ticket Booking/WL
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Dec 23 2013 (14:54)   12610/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central SF Express

BMTIR*^~   21261 blog posts   7421 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 943477            Tags   Past Edits
If you are going to Chennai suburbs on the AJJ-MAS line, this train is quite convinient in the day time for its halt at Tiruvallur. A local EMU from Kadambattur generally leaves once this train crosses Kadambattur to Chennai Central and also majorly lands up on the same platform as this train- If you are an unreserved ticket holder changing to that train is easier as another local ticket is not required and it connects to the stations of tirunindravur, avadi, ambattur etc-so overall gives a good connectivity with that connection

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Dec 30 2013 (19:34)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8836 blog posts   22032 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 943477-1            Tags   Past Edits
Is this allowed.. some say not allowed, need to get sep. tkt for local trains ? what about pax hving reserved tkts, can they also do d same ? alight at AJJ and board local train ?

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Dec 30 2013 (21:57)
BMTIR*^~   21261 blog posts   7421 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 943477-2            Tags   Past Edits
No- if you have a reserved tkt you need to buy seperate for local- but if its UR then you can board the local

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Dec 31 2013 (11:00)
deepakyerr~   773 blog posts
Re# 943477-3            Tags   Past Edits
I think you can but ticket till chennai central and get down at tiruvallur and board local then you need not buy ticket again for local

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Dec 31 2013 (17:43)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8836 blog posts   22032 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 943477-4            Tags   Past Edits
How can it be ? Reserved tkt is costlier than UR tkt.. still not allowed to board local trains ?

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Dec 31 2013 (18:00)
BMTIR*^~   21261 blog posts   7421 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 943477-5            Tags   Past Edits
Reserved ticket means you are eligible to travel by that seat only- unreserved ticket theres no restriction that you have to take the particular train EG: i can take UR ticket of SF catch TPTY Exp till KPD, change over to CBE ICE till ajj and take local to my place without restriction- but same you cant do with reserved ticket-so same logic applies

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Jan 12 2014 (19:34)
Anirudh Iyer   1000 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 943477-6            Tags   Past Edits
But in Mumbai I think one can board a local from KYN to any suburbs like Mulund or Dombivili even if one has a reserved seat. I guess we can do the same there also. Also passengers heading towards the MSB-TBM line can book tickets upto TBM on NIGHT TRAINS only and change to an EMU at Park

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Jan 12 2014 (19:46)
BMTIR*^~   21261 blog posts   7421 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 943477-7            Tags   Past Edits
A TTE on a EMU on TRL-Ambattur route told me once that you have a reserved ticket you cant use it in the Chennai local-that was in early morning local from tRL to Ambattur after getting down from kaveri

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Jan 12 2014 (19:56)
Anirudh Iyer   1000 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 943477-8            Tags   Past Edits
Oh!! That is indeed news to me. Thank you sir

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Jan 12 2014 (21:02)
prssundaram   39 blog posts   227 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 943477-9            Tags   Past Edits
the railways should allow like kyn to ght suburb station. any adm can high light this . then will be useful for passengers
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Sep 19 2015 (15:57)   12610/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central SF Express

LHB for TN Express~   921 blog posts   181 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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Sep 19 2015 (19:13)
१२५५९ शिवगंगा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस १२५६०*^~   7511 blog posts   4542 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1594503-1            Tags   Past Edits
This has TV also in some of general coaches

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Sep 19 2015 (19:14)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54641 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1594503-2            Tags   Past Edits
Very comprehensive and useful tips.Thanks a lot

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Sep 19 2015 (20:19)
LHB for TN Express~   921 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1594503-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, that is a recent initiative by SWR, they have tried implementing it in quite a few trains

Oct 13 2015 (17:02)
ಜೈ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೇ~   3956 blog posts   538 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1594503-4            Tags   Past Edits
Tippu and Chamundi express and its RSA has TV's

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Jun 09 2016 (12:30)
Aditya Siddharth   8891 blog posts   9853 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 1594503-5            Tags   Past Edits
SWR has installed TVs in 12028,12607 and 12609.
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Food/Catering
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Mar 11 2015 (09:10)   12610/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central SF Express

Ravi   105 blog posts   26 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1393031            Tags   Past Edits
Good catering.
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Food/Catering
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Mar 11 2015 (10:15)   12610/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central SF Express

Ravi   105 blog posts   26 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1393094            Tags   Past Edits
The following food and beverage items have so far been offered: Coffee, tea, hot badam milk, cold badam milk, cold drinks, water, dosa, masala vada, samosa, hot podi
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