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Train Tip
Dec 22 2013 (22:48)   16315/KSR Bengaluru - Kochuveli Express (PT)

arunmohanc135   1 blog posts
Entry# 942902            Tags   Past Edits
Difficult to travel in sleeper during week days since sleeper coach filled with commutators from sbc to bangarpet

Dec 25 2013 (23:46)
linainverse   258 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 942902-1            Tags   Past Edits
forget travelling, i barely got in once.
if you are thinking about boarding from KJM or BNC, you better be a young male.
but anyway the crowd clears after bangarpet

Dec 28 2016 (22:13)
Prometh Suresh~   426 blog posts   496 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 942902-2            Tags   Past Edits
I think the crowd should have reduced as an MEMU has been introduced from BYPL to KPN a few minutes after 16315/16316

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General Travel
Dec 23 2014 (17:46)   12736/Yesvantpur - Secunderabad Garib Rath Express

linainverse   258 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1317611            Tags   Past Edits
kindly request the mods to allow us to use offensive language on the forums so that we can vent our frustration over the highly pointless new timings.
the railways want to run bullet trains but dont even know what time to run a regular popular train. useless. im leaving this country.

Dec 23 2014 (17:51)
EVA Air B777 300ER   628 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1317611-1            Tags   Past Edits
YPR-BIDAR is regular , get down at VKB and catch local/exp....YPR-SC GR will be cancelled by next July and plans are being worked out to run biweekly GR to GKP or PNBE via BSB
General Travel
Dec 19 2014 (17:29)   02656/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Trivandrum Inaugural SF Special

Chart Prepared*~   7102 blog posts   167 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 1313404            Tags   Past Edits
60kmph in a single line..Great..:)will it reach ON Time??:P

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Dec 23 2014 (17:41)
linainverse   258 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1313404-25            Tags   Past Edits
let us see. lets bet on how late this will get. i call atleast 3 hours late.
General Travel
Dec 23 2014 (09:41)   16528/Kannur - Yesvantpur (Via Salem) Express (PT)

linainverse   258 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1316983            Tags   Past Edits
what is SWR doing with this train? most of the days it gets so late after entering SWR territory. today it was late by more than 2 hours for reaching BAND, on saturday 3 hours!
ridiculous! and all the delays happen from DPJ

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Dec 23 2014 (11:06)
MCPNBR~   2099 blog posts   101 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 1316983-5            Tags   Past Edits
Refer Xing - There is not much crossing. Daily 11013 and Mon Fri Tiruneveli and Fri Kongu.

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Dec 23 2014 (17:37)
linainverse   258 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
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single line and clash with another train in the opposite direction can account for a 10-15 minute delay. the train is regularly late by about an hour while reachine BAND. it is just lazy signal management. im guessing they have very few signals on this route thus making it necessary for huge gaps between trains.
you cant justify a 2 hour delay by quoting another train. 12677 was always running before too.

Dec 23 2014 (17:38)
linainverse   258 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1316983-9            Tags   Past Edits
train is getting late from DPJ itself. so 12863 has nothing to do with it. yes, from HSRA delays could be due to 12683 and 12677 but that too cant justify delays of approximately 1 hour every day at BAND

Dec 23 2014 (17:39)
linainverse   258 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1316983-10            Tags   Past Edits
diverting via CBE added 10-15 minutes. that hardly is reason for not sticking to timetable. delays happen only in the SWR section. from DPJ onwards.

Dec 23 2014 (17:40)
linainverse   258 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1316983-11            Tags   Past Edits
yes, this train badly needs 2 more SL and 2 more 3AC coaches.
Rail News
Commentary/Human Interest
Nov 20 2014 (06:46)   Prabhu for replacing sleepers with chair cars in short-distance trains

rdb*^   130856 news posts
Entry# 1281750   News Entry# 201807         Tags   Past Edits
The Railways is working on an idea that, if implemented, would significantly increase the passenger carrying capacity of a few short-distance trains, but at the same time make the overnight travel more like a bus journey.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has suggested the Railway Board to replace non-AC sleeper coaches of busy trains with reserved chair cars, so that more people could be adjusted in overnight journeys of up to 10 hours. Prabhu has also pressed for more double-decker trains in shorter routes.
The Railway Board is currently determining feasibility of the idea.
The zonal units have been asked to get back with relevant data so that the Board and the minister could take a formal call.
“In summer and during festive seasons, the Railways faces a lot of flak for the crowd and its inability to carry them,” a note from Prabhu said. “For overnight journeys or journeys for less than 10 hours, the Railways may put chair cars instead of sleeper cars,” it said.
There is justification for the idea too. “As the energy consumption to produce a rail passenger-km is about twice that needed for freight, because passenger trains travel at higher speeds (energy increases exponentially with increasing speed) and because passenger trains tend to be less heavily loaded…Passenger traffic represents only 28.5 per cent of rail output, but somewhat over 44 per cent of rail energy use. So, we may use chair cars in passenger trains and double-deckers in short distance trains,” said the note.
Sources said routes like Delhi-Jammu, Delhi-Lucknow, Delhi-Varanasi or even Delhi-Patna during summer or festive rush would be serviced better if the idea fructifies.
Officials, however, said there are multiple glitches in the idea. A reserved chair car (non-AC) has 108 seats as against 80 seats in modern non-AC sleeper coaches. So, a seating-only coach might carry 28 more passengers, but the ticket cost would also come down.
For instance, a sleeper class ticket from Delhi to Lucknow fetches the Railways around Rs 285. For the same journey, a reserved seating ticket, known as “2S”, costs Rs 185. Even after carrying more people, the difference in earning from each coach would over Rs 2000.
Another problem is the availability of coaches. At present, Railways has around 2,676 non-AC reserved-seating-only coaches. Usually, long distance trains do not have these coaches and to service short distances, almost all these coaches are already in service.

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Nov 20 2014 (13:58)
linainverse   258 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
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these are all silly ways to solve problems.
first thing to be done is to make all busy trains run with 24 coaches. still many trains have only <20. secondly, railways need to run more trains on peak days and peak times. currently, new trains are added just for the sake of adding a new train without thinking. there are way too many trains running empty.
instead of inconveniencing passengers by coming up with silly solutions, it is time to replan all non-occupied trains

Nov 20 2014 (17:15)
skamun   83 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
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yes, it could be the better idea, also IR should run more intercity express trains to connect two major cities with distance less than 500.

Nov 22 2014 (16:34)
linainverse   258 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
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major cities of less than 500km should have trains like bhopal shatabdi connecting them. before making bullet trains, we need to have major cities connected by trains that travel at 80-100 kmph.

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