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BSP/Bilaspur Junction (8 PFs)
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Track: Triple Electric-Line

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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 8
Number of Halting Trains: 96
Number of Originating Trains: 23
Number of Terminating Trains: 26
Jn Point APR/R/CPH, SECR HQ, Nr Wireless Colony, Tarbahar Chowk,Bilaspur
State: Chhattisgarh
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Elevation: 272 m above sea level
Zone: SECR/South East Central
Division: Bilaspur
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Rating: 4.1/5 (286 votes)
cleanliness - excellent (37)
porters/escalators - good (36)
food - good (37)
transportation - good (35)
lodging - good (35)
railfanning - good (35)
sightseeing - good (35)
safety - excellent (36)

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Jan 05 2018 (08:18)   12994/Puri - Gandhidham SF Express (via Bhubaneswar) (PT) | BBS/Bhubaneswar (6 PFs)
RaNK001   959 blog posts
Entry# 2970446            Tags   Past Edits
1. 12994 Puri-Gandhidham Weekly SF Exp: This train must be the first priority while booking from Odisha to any state it serves, be it Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra or Gujarat. Cleanliness is excellent, Due to less number of halts and being a weekly train, rush of unreserved passengers in SL is very much low. Though there's no pantry car present, one can opt for IRCTC e-catering at BBS, there are a lot of options available. However, for those who board from the stations beyond BBS should bring their own food from home or better have their dinner and board the train, as it arrives at DNKL/ANGL/TLHD at relatively late hours, beyond
dinner time. The only disadvantage about this train is that, it is a weekly train and departs from PURI on Monday so weekend travellers can't take it. Ticket availability is not that great.
2. 22827 Puri-Surat SF Weekly Express: This is train shares the slot of Puri-Gandhidham SF. It has more no. of coaches than 12994 and thus tickets are easily available. As compared to 12994, this train's maintenance is a little bit lower. However, the difference is not that much. During my last trip on this train, the only thing that I didn't like was that the windows in the AC 2-tier were dirty and throughout the journey, they remained unattended. Regarding food, the advice is same as that of 12994.
3. 20813 Puri-Jodhpur SF Weekly Express: This train takes the route via Bilaspur and is the only overnight train to Chhattisgarh on that route. Tickets are easily available and maintenance is great too. However, it runs only on wednesdays. Pantry car is available in this train and the food offered by it is decent. Dinner is served within SBP. They start taking orders after departing DNKL mostly. E-catering can also be opted. For those going on official purposes, this one has the best timings of all as its arrival at Raipur is the earliest of all.
4.22866/12880:Puri-LTT weekly/BBS-LTT bi-weekly: Almost everything is the same about these 2 trains including their slots, so I ranked them jointly. Maintenance is good, tickets are easily available, great for railfanning. However, these are day time trains and that too not on weekends and hence not very useful for those going on official purpose and those preferring overnight travel to CG. Lunch will be served within SBP.
5. 18425 Puri-Durg(Intercity) Express: This is the dedicated train to Chhattisgarh. Maintenance and cleanliness is great. However, it has a large number of halts, after Sambalpur, it halts at almost all the stations. Unreserved passengers do board the SL class. Their presence is significant in S1,S2 and S4, most of them are MST holders. Some unreserved pax may bribe the TTE to board the 3A. However, they are only given the seats, that are vacant and almost no disturbance is caused. Almost all the unreserved pax get down within Sambalpur. Pantry is not available, however IRCTC e-catering can be opted and also one can carry his/her own food. Time table is also quite convenient and being daily is also an advantage.
6. 18405 Puri-Ahmedabad Weekly Express: This is the only LHB train to Chhattisgarh/Maharashtra/Gujarat from Odisha. This train is quite well known by the people of Odisha and thus, tickets are not that easily available within a short time. However, in some UR coaches, flushes of the toilets were not working during my last trip on this one. Another issue about it is that its a weekly and goes on Wednesdays. Pantry car is available on this train and the food offered is fine.
7. 12146 Puri-LTT Weekly SF Express: This train has great maintenance. The only reason for its relatively lower ranking is because of it's late departure from Odisha. So its a no go for those going for official purpose as it arrives at Raipur at noon. Ticket availability is good.
8. 18407/18422 Puri-Sai Nagar Shirdi/Puri-Ajmer Express: They are ranked low in the list because of their very late departure from Odisha. Tickets are easily available in these trains, however these two also arrive at Raipur at noon time.
As I have not travelled by the trains taking the Vizianagaram-Raygada route, I have not included them. Again the trains not going to Raipur are not included as well, these include 14710 Puri-BKN Express, 22910 Puri-BL SF Express and 18507 Hirakud Express, these trains run on basically use the same slot as that of 12880/22866 till Bilaspur. Those going to Bilaspur can consider these trains. However, tickets are not that easily available on 22910.

Jun 05 2018 (14:16)
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Tickets not easily avbl in 12994 😥
May 09 2015 (22:26)   17008/Darbhanga - Secunderabad Express
Tanmay Thakur~   1990 blog posts
Entry# 1462177            Tags   Past Edits
This is an ultimate train for travelling to BSP-R.
Almost "NIL" passengers from Darbhanga-Barauni. Even if you board at Barauni, you will surely get entire seat vacant even in II (Unreserved) coach.
Train gets partially filled at Jasidih and completely filled up at Dhanbad.
booked my tickets today (emergency).....for tomorrow's journey ; still i got WL of 29 (the train already departed from Secunderabad)

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Jul 16 2019 (13:26)   12849/Bilaspur - Pune SF Express (PT) | BSP/Bilaspur Junction (8 PFs) | LGD/WAP-4/22069
Chaitanya Sonkar
Chaitanya~   479 blog posts
Entry# 4379225            Tags   Past Edits
Mai is train me 13th June 2019 ko onboard tha End to End
This train was hauled by LGD WAP-4 22069
Train BSP se right time pe depart hui BSP-BYT me superb run dikhaya 75+ ka avg hoga non stop mst run kiya fir BYT-R k beech to extremely awesome run 105+ ka avg tha (122kmph touch kia offically vo 110 ka section hai)

then Raipur aaya (10 min late coz outer me rok diya tha as platform wasn't empty i guess) bahut sare WL Pax chadhe gates block krdiye. fir Durg apan 5 min BT pauche. fir jb Rajnangaon aaya to train ka charging point work krna bnd krdiya fir maine tweet kiya Gondia me technician aaya but vo problem solve nhi kiya fir mai hope krra tha ki NGP me koi maintanence k liye aaye. and gondia me maine food order kiya jo ki NGP me aane wala tha... fir train Gondia se depart hui then G-NGP section me 80+ ka avg raha hoga. Before chalne lgi 20min due to Slack fir NGP outer me 15-20 min rok di jisse apan NGP 10 min late pahuche.
NGP me naa hi Technician aaya naa hi Food wala delivery kiya fir maine PF se Veg Biryani kharidi (₹50 each) tasted good. tb tk WL pax coach me bhar chuke the then departed NGP tb tk mere phone ka battery pura dead ho chuka tha RF karne ka bahut mn tha but nhi kr paya.
fir Wardha aaya MST pax aane lge coach was jam packed fir Wardha-Badnera mst run kiya 20min BT Badnera pahucha waha Wardha se chadhe hue MST pax utre then Badnera se wapis se WL plus MST pax aagye (Akola / BSL jaane wale) then BD-Akola section me bhi mst run tha...
akola-bsl me to train 100+ krri thi shyd (assuming because my phone was dead) then BSL 10min pehle pahuchi fir mai so gya tha.....fir jb utha to train Kopargaon pe khadi thi fir mai pf ka clock dekha to 3:55am hua tha means it was again a before time. fir mai so gya then jb utha to train Kashti pe khadi thi koi train cross ki Ajni wap-7 leke. Us time train before time chal rhi thi (7:00am it was) fir mujhe yaad tha ki train ka timing 8am h daund ka and kashti k just baad daund aata h to akmost train was 1hr BT fir Kashti-Daund me train bahut crawl ki but still 7:40am ko hum Daund pahuche i.e 20 BT fir Daund me MAS-CSTM express aai and hum se pehle depart hogyi fir jb hum depart ho rhe the DD se to shyd Mysore-Varanasi Express (LHB RAKE) aai then meri train DD-PUNE strech me accha run ki 30 min BT upto Loni fir Hadapsar me 20 mins rok di waha pe YPR-BKN express ne OT kiya fir Hadapsar-Pune k beech bahut crawl ki train and at last train reached Pune 2min BT. Pf1 me aai train.
meri ratings ye train k liye 4.5/5
(0.5 isliye deduct kiya coz poore train me socket me Electricity nhi aarhi thi)
ha ek advise h try to book ticket in AC3tier to travel comfortably waha WL Pax nhi enter krenge. RF k hisab se b ye train best h

Station Tip
Aug 24 2018 (21:05)   BSP/Bilaspur Junction (8 PFs)
Somanko_ELST^~   36958 blog posts
Entry# 3745498            Tags   Past Edits
Reservation Counters are open from 08:00 hours to 22:00 hours. (8AM to 10PM). It is outside the Main station building. You need to take a token from Counter 2 (Enquiry Counter) and follow the display board and proceed to the respective window where your token number is called for. Please ensure that the Enquiry Counter Clerk writes the Token number on the Requisition Form as well otherwise your Requisition won't be entertained even if you have token. BHIM/UPI/Credit and Debit Cards are accepted.

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May 21 2017 (10:13)   BSP/Bilaspur Junction (8 PFs)
Pritish Poswal   11 blog posts
Entry# 2285663            Tags   Past Edits
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