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12809/Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur) (PT)
मुंबई छत्रपति शिवाजी टर्मिनस - हावडा मेल (नागपूर मार्गे)     मुम्बई छत्रपति शिवाजी टर्मिनस - हावड़ा मेल (नागपुर होकर)

CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus --> HWH/Howrah Junction

Updated: May 05 2017 (20:12) by RF Shanku^~
May 05 2017 (20:12)

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Jan 12 2016 (22:04)   12809/Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur) (PT)

Aryan Sarkar   6 blog posts
Entry# 1709151            Tags   Past Edits
Well,after my recent travel tips on 12261 durunto and jnaneswari,this time I am writing about 12809/10 train,based on my expernice.These train is having high stoppages between Cst and howrah,but a very demand train.Like Jnaneswari,geetanjali,durunto express(cst-hwh route)this train is also having highest priority,despite many stoppages.If u r a railfan,You should board this train.Since it has many stoppages,between cst and hwh,u can do rf,but beware,train has only 2-4 minutes stoppages for small stations.Do come back in time,else u will miss your train,lol.
Cleanliness:-Cleanliness is average.Same for sleeper as well as Ac coaches,but better then Geetanjali
am bit surprised that this train reaches mostly on time or even before time.Kudos to these train!
Food:-Average.Better buy food from nagpur and othrt stations
Railfannning is good in this train,no intereference by pantry guyss/staffs(based on personal expernice)
:-) :-)
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Dec 30 2015 (00:08)   12810/Howrah - Mumbai Mail (Via Nagpur) (PT)

Arnab Chattaraj   14 blog posts   4 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 1695749            Tags   Past Edits
This train has very old rake. atleast the one on which i travelled on 20-12-15. All the Ac coaches were built between 1999-2004. Except B3 which was a '09 built. The condition of the coaches are somewhat average inside and outside. Cleanliness is average. House keeping staff try to clean but passengers make them dirty within minutes. The toilet conditions are PATHETIC. specially the end which is attached to S13. all sleeper class passengers use this washroom and these two are very dirty. Cleaned only once in the morning in BSP. Thats it. Nothing else spotted. I was in B1 63 & 64. Availability of water is good.
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Phone Charging/Outlets
Nov 28 2013 (19:08)   12809/Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur) (PT)

milindkoyande   7 blog posts   23 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 919670            Tags   Past Edits
Traveled in A1 Coach and there were no Charging points for Upper and Lower berth section but charging points were at side lower berth.

Dec 25 2013 (10:14)
Guest: 5eced6cb   show all posts
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Thanks for info. I usually avoid it & go for jnaneshwari.

Dec 25 2013 (15:58)
amitdey73   64 blog posts   463 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 919670-2            Tags   Past Edits
me to prefer jnaneshwari
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Phone Charging/Outlets
Dec 21 2015 (15:43)   12810/Howrah - Mumbai Mail (Via Nagpur) (PT)

subarna19852   4 blog posts
Entry# 1685940            Tags   Past Edits
Available in S4, S5,S6,S7,S8,S9,HA1,A1,A2,B1,B2,B3 and GS right after the loco.
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Jul 12 2016 (21:04)   12809/Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur) (PT)

anish5569   317 blog posts
Entry# 1927661            Tags   Past Edits
Howrah mail hauled by an #offlink BSL WAP4 22574.

Apr 25 2017 (19:15)
Prometh Suresh~   265 blog posts   340 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1927661-1            Tags   Past Edits
It is not exactly a tip
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Feb 02 2017 (21:46)   12809/Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur) (PT)

pranavchiplunkar1993   13 blog posts   7 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Travelled in 3AC and the coach was very clean throughout the journey. It was cleaned thoroughly at Nagpur and and they also used perfume. The toilets were clean as well. I always prefer SER trains from Mumbai, because not only are the trains well maintained the staff is cooperative as well. Absolutely recommended if you want to travel along the route.
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Phone Charging/Outlets
Jun 12 2016 (17:42)   12810/Howrah - Mumbai Mail (Via Nagpur) (PT)

Katni Grade Separator~   1745 blog posts   3538 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 1891802            Tags   Past Edits
Charging Points are available in all the AC Coaches and all SL from S1 - S13 on either side of every compartment.
A lot of IRCTC vendors right from boarding the train in Howrah or Mumbai are active all the time.
The train is cleaned thoroughly in the morning.
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Jun 05 2016 (16:36)   12809/Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur) (PT)

Jit~   203 blog posts   124 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 1881483            Tags   Past Edits
On board catering quality is found to be good.
Veg Thali - 100/-
Egg Thali - 90/-
Fish Thali- 120/- (two pieces of Rohu fish)
Breakfast- 35/- (Bread Omelette)
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Rail Fanning
Aug 10 2015 (18:39)   12809/Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur) (PT)

Dipanjan Das   704 blog posts   2 correct pred (40% accurate)
Entry# 1561974            Tags   Past Edits
I Traveled By This Train [ Started From CST On Saturday And Reached Calcutta This Morning]. I Must Say It's A Terrific Train. People Talk About Duronto, Gitanjali, Gyaneshwari...But This Train Doesnt Lack Far Behind Than The Other 3. During Its Run It Maintained A Terrific Run.... It Reached Nagpur 20 Mins Before Schedule, Bilaspur 10 Mins Before Schedule & Howrah 10 Mins Before Shedule. Through Out The Journey, On Board House-Keeping Team Ensured Absolute Cleanliness, Fragrance & Hygiene. Only Negative Aspect Was The On Board Catering Team. I Dont Know Whether They Were From IRCTC Or MEALS ON WHEELS [ They Were Men In Green]... They Are Cheaters & Liars...... On Every Train [ I Witnessed It In Gyaneshwari, Gitanjali & Falaknuma] On Board Catering Staffs Offer Biscuit With Coffee..... Over Here They Didnt [ Even On Demand], Though They Charged The Same i.e INR 10/-... Also They Were Rude...
Enough To Tell Me On The Next Morning "Agar Samosa Leke AC Me Ayenge To Bread-Omlette Koi Nahi Khayega"....That Means They Also Know How Crap Their Bread Omlette Is And They Are Simply Looting The Passengers Eleminating The Better Options.... Dont Know About The Lunch Or Dinner They Serve As I Ordered Mine Through TRAVELKHANA

Oct 19 2015 (12:10)
Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8249 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1561974-1            Tags   Past Edits
Why didnt complaint about this to the catering manager in PC. He is bound to help you, and if he doesn't, then simply ask him for bill for whatever you have taken.
But if he doesn't agrees to make a bill, then call 1800-111-321. Complain on this number with the train number and everything. I am 100% sure the pantry manager will come running to you with "sorry" on his face.

Nov 12 2015 (02:04)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2492 blog posts   160 correct pred (72% accurate)
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12869/12870 Mumbai - Howrah Weekly Express's pantry guys are very much decent & offer good food at reasonable rates.
My suggestion try once...
Thanks for the tip

Feb 04 2016 (10:46)
Dipanjan Das   704 blog posts   2 correct pred (40% accurate)
Re# 1561974-3            Tags   Past Edits
You're Right...I Traveled By That Train Once....And Probably The Best Pantry Service & Staff I Witnessed In That Train Only [ Barring Rajdhani & Duronto]

Oct 05 2016 (17:03)
Anga Needs HWH WAP7~   984 blog posts   81 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 1561974-4            Tags   Past Edits
No, You are wrong. Howrah Bombay Mail via Nagpur Has Really Good Service. My Mother and My Father was Travelled in This Train in 1989
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Oct 17 2014 (20:34)   12810/Howrah - Mumbai Mail (Via Nagpur) (PT)

ansariFaiz*^~   3830 blog posts   4835 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1248711            Tags   Past Edits
Despite of so many stoppages in between, this train maintains decent avg speed of 60+ and is punctual in its sector
Traveled yesterday from HWH to NGP.
Onboard pantry services are good. Veg thali for 90/-
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