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MAO/Madgaon Junction (6 PFs)
मडगांव जंक्शन     मडगाँव जंक्शन
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Track: Double Electric-Line

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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 6
Number of Halting Trains: 84
Number of Originating Trains: 14
Number of Terminating Trains: 14
Jn. Points LD/MJO/MAJN Tel; 0832-2712790, Off Margao - Quepem Road, Margao 403601
State: Goa
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Zone: KR/Konkan
Division: Karwar
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Mar 22 (22:12)   MAO/Madgaon Junction (6 PFs)
Ronnie Braganza
Roncine~   136 blog posts
Entry# 5250610            Tags   Past Edits
The only Escalator on Pf 1 at Madgaon rly stn, KR's busiest station.
There looks to be someone purposely pressing the Emergency Stop when the train is announced on Pf2/3 at Madgaon rly stn & there is no attendant available to switch on again. it has happened to me earlier.
Yesterday 21/03/2022, I used the escalator at 18.00 hrs, but when a train was announced coming on Pf2 the escalator was blinking red, most people had to use the stairs, some aged people had to struggle with their
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luggage, coolies were present. Similar problem I faced in Csmt too. Attendant Missing, coolies eagerly waiting.

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Feb 18 2018 (20:12)   12134/Mangaluru Jn. - Mumbai CSMT SF Express (PT)
The Journey matters more than the Destination
Vivek.Venugopalan~   1300 blog posts
Entry# 3120071            Tags   Past Edits
The best overnight train to travel on Konkan Railway specifically for Goa bound passengers. I finally got my first experience to travel in the "Rocket" and it really lived upto its name. Please find my observations based on my travel from Thane to Karwar and Madgaon to Thane in 3AC compartment listed below:
1. Punctuality: I've heard about it being delayed in the recent past due to the delayed departure but during my instance, it reached the destination quite decently. The Speeds that it hits are truly a treat for the railfans. 12134 impressed me a lot with the Alco chugging and going on a spree after Kankavali. The only issue is the 12134 getting a delayed departure from MAJN. In the
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DOWN direction, it departed with a delay of half an hour and reached Karwar with a delay of a couple of hours and in the UP direction, it departed MAO with a delay of half an hour and reached Thane with a delay of an hour.
2. Coaches and Cleanliness: The Coach is of customary ICF design with decent interiors. The Linens and Pillows were very clean. Both 12133 and 12134 have OBHS(On-board Housekeeping Service) and the 3AC Coaches were quite clean. The staff arrived after MAO to collect the leftovers at each berth. Charging points with mobile holder are present at each bay and Side berths as well. A mirror is provided at each bay.
3. Toilets: It is equipped with Bio-Toilets (atleast in 3AC) and liquid soaps are provided. The toilets were quite clean throughout the journey.
4. Food: As there is no pantry car, food is provided by private vendors. In 12133, we had Veg Sandwich for 40 Rs which was decent. In 12134, the food was loaded at Kumta and served till we reached Kankavali. Chicken Biryani and Chapati Bhaji were available during our travel. Chapati Bhaji costed Rs. 45(4 Chapatis ad Potato Curry) and the taste was average and not that great. The roti is made of Refined Flour(Maida) and not Wheat Flour.
5. Booking/Reservation: If you are travelling from Mumbai To Madgaon and find the seats full, book upto Udupi. CSTM to UD comes under General Quota and hence there more seats available.
6. Railfanning: As it is a overnight train, there is not much in terms of railfanning(upto MAO) other than the lovely Alco chugging sounds and the magnificent speeds. If you are travelling upto MAJN, then you are in for a treat as it goes on a spree after MAO.
Have a safe trip.

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Feb 19 2018 (00:44)
कोरे
Explorer~   2161 blog posts
Re# 3120071-1            Tags   Past Edits
its my favorite train to travel to my native kankavali. its Pooled quota always get full in less time. so i used to book upto udupi in 12133. and for 12134 booked from karawar. karwar comes under genral quota for 12134.

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Feb 19 2018 (11:53)
The Journey matters more than the Destination
Vivek.Venugopalan~   1300 blog posts
Re# 3120071-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. Even for me it has surpassed konkan kanya which was my previous favourite for overnight journey on KR.

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Mar 22 2021 (11:42)
The Journey matters more than the Destination
Vivek.Venugopalan~   1300 blog posts
Re# 3120071-4            Tags   Past Edits
Due to its speed and priority in the KR section during old legacy days. Although it runs with almost close to the old legacy days due to less congestion on KR due to covid-19, it was getting badly delayed pre-covid times.

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Apr 28 2019 (22:07)   KRMI/Karmali (2 PFs)
Hala Madrid 🇪🇸
promethsuresh^~   3388 blog posts
Entry# 4304008            Tags   Past Edits
If your travelling in the state of Goa there is no app based taxis like Ola and Uber.However the Govt. of Goa has developed an app Called GoaMiles.So please use that and don't be a victim of overcharging cab drivers who will be waiting to loot unaware tourists.Image source-google.Download link for android - click here

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Apr 29 2019 (23:13)
BRC HOG WAP7 with LHB Avantika Express
GirishfromIndor^~   5434 blog posts
Re# 4304008-2            Tags   Past Edits
very very helpful! :)

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Oct 03 2019 (23:18)
ST   533 blog posts
Re# 4304008-3            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for information, When GOa Govt. develop an app, why not make a arrangement of prepaid taxi service out side rly stn., like Mapusa, Karmali, Madgaon etc .....

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Oct 04 2019 (18:35)
Fan of IIFA Awards
Brandon12663^~   32151 blog posts
Re# 4304008-4            Tags   Past Edits
No ola in goa??

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Oct 04 2019 (19:12)
Hala Madrid 🇪🇸
promethsuresh^~   3388 blog posts
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nope the local taxi unions doesn't allow them to operate and govt. doesn't do anything because the taxi drivers and their families are vote banks for political parties and they don't want to lose that

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Oct 04 2019 (22:11)
Fan of IIFA Awards
Brandon12663^~   32151 blog posts
Re# 4304008-6            Tags   Past Edits
Ohh.
Surprised to hear all these

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Oct 04 2019 (23:59)
Ronnie Braganza
Roncine~   136 blog posts
Re# 4304008-7            Tags   Past Edits
You can take a prepaid auto to old goa church Rs. 100/-. or to
Panjim bustand Rs. 300/-.
Buses to panjim from old Goa church every 5 minutes.
Panjim. you can hire self drive cars or 2 wheelers on daily basis, lots of choice.

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Oct 05 2019 (17:42)
Saurabh®
Saurabhdubey_86^~   27804 blog posts
Re# 4304008-8            Tags   Past Edits
Last time when I went there,; deboarded at karmali, when to fly over and then took bus to panjim bus stand in 20/- and then from panjim took a ktc bus to margao for 25/-.
But yes for family travel , more arrangements are required like good priced app based taxi service

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Oct 07 2019 (15:04)
Hala Madrid 🇪🇸
promethsuresh^~   3388 blog posts
Re# 4304008-9            Tags   Past Edits
that's ok if travelling alone but for family this is a better option and no one wants to drive after a long journey in the train

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Oct 07 2019 (21:06)
Sagar Pradhan
SagarPradhan   201 blog posts
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As per the review of that app. it deducts 200 rs when you want to book the taxi. It goes for search after money is deducted. And most of the time you will get message that no taxis around your area. Then if you want to refund the money it goes to application wallet or paytm. So if you planning for it to be for Airport or Railway station, be careful.

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Feb 06 2020 (19:31)
Ronnie Braganza
Roncine~   136 blog posts
Re# 4304008-11            Tags   Past Edits
Catching a bus on the flyover bridge is not safe ladies & families as you have to walk on the tracks. Back packers prefer this route.

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Feb 06 2020 (19:45)
Saurabh®
Saurabhdubey_86^~   27804 blog posts
Re# 4304008-12            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, already wrote there that good for solo light luggage travelers only.
For family travel, taxi/cab required
Nov 18 2019 (13:50)   MAO/Madgaon Junction (6 PFs)
trainloverfromCR1979~   259 blog posts
Entry# 4491414            Tags   Past Edits
Just outside PF1 there is prepaid taxi stand where you can tell the exact address and book a taxi. We went to Panaji and paid Rs. 1150/- Surprisingly, we booked cab from outside Panaji Bus stand while returning. The cab driver picked us from hotel and dropped to Madgaon Jn in Rs 900/- only.
Nov 18 2019 (13:53)   MAO/Madgaon Junction (6 PFs)
trainloverfromCR1979~   259 blog posts
Entry# 4491415            Tags   Past Edits
There is park approx 1.5 KMS away from Madgaon Jn. Its call Aga Khan Children's Park and just near to it there is Govt park. The Aga Khan was closed when we reached there (it was 2 PM) but Govt park was open. There was cool breeze flowing so we sat and enjoyed. The park was clean. Just nearby the park, there is ice-cream shop. Ice cream was really nice. The auto rickshaw charged Rs. 120 from railway station (outside pf 3) and same amount while returning to station. People were waiting just outside the park for buses going to various destinations in Goa
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