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ST/Surat (4 PFs)
સુરત     सूरत

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 330
Number of Originating Trains: 24
Number of Terminating Trains: 24
Station Road/LH Road Tel: 0261-2412670, Surat 395001
State: Gujarat
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Elevation: 18 m above sea level
Zone: WR/Western
Division: Mumbai
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Rating: 3.8/5 (297 votes)
cleanliness - good (39)
porters/escalators - good (36)
food - good (37)
transportation - good (37)
lodging - good (36)
railfanning - good (38)
sightseeing - good (36)
safety - good (38)

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URN/Utran 3 km     UDN/Udhna Junction (Surat) 4 km     KSE/Kosad 7 km     GTX/Gothangam 10 km     BHET/Bhestan 10 km     NOL/Niyol 11 km     SYN/Sayan 13 km     CHM/Chalthan 15 km     SCH/Sachin 15 km     KDSD/Kudsad 20 km    
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Sep 18 2018 (13:14)   22922/Gorakhpur - Bandra Terminus Antyodaya Express | GKP/Gorakhpur Junction (10 PFs)

Guest: 744c96be   show all posts
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22922 GKP BDTS Antyodaya Exp Is A Fantastic Option For Urgent Travellers On GKP BDTS Route.
◆ Since It's A Weekly Train There Is Absolutely No Rush From Gorakhpur (Thanks to the Inconvenient Timing 0325 Hours)
◆ Seats Are Well Cushioned, Mobile Charging Ports,RO Drinking Water Available In Each Coach Are Some Highlights.
◆ Fare Is Slightly High But Managable (+15%)
The Only Rush Point is Kasganj Station Where It Gets Filled Upto 70 - 80%
◆ Speed Is The Other Point Which You Will Enjoy,It Is Awesome In GKP-GD,CNB-MTJ & KOTA-BDTS Stretch.
◆If You've A Company Or With Family You Won't Get Bored In This Train.
◆ I Give It A 4.5 ★Star Rating Out Of 5
●Highly Recommend Train●
(For More Details Do Check My Travel Blog) - /blog/post/3180697

Sep 18 2018 (17:24)
Ratnakar^~   5403 blog posts   3280 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 3818159-1            Tags   Past Edits
Aap E to E travel kiye ya intermediate station tak.

Sep 18 2018 (21:50)
Guest: 744c9e4e   show all posts
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Maine Gorakhpur Se Surat Tak Travel Kiya Tha.
March 2018 Me

Sep 18 2018 (22:14)
Ratnakar^~   5403 blog posts   3280 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 3818159-3            Tags   Past Edits
Waah almost till end in full UR train. BTW isse pass kyon nahi mil rahe? Jabki baaki train ke UR ekdum bhari huyi rehti hain UP Mumbai ke beech.

Sep 18 2018 (22:28)
Guest: 744c974b   show all posts
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Bro I Think The Biggest Problem Is With Timing & Second Would Be Less Stoppages.
Starting Time 0330AM From GKP Then Skipping Entire GKP GD Loop Line Except NUH.
Again Same Thing In CNB MTJ Section.
These Are The Major Reasons Why Patronage Is Less As Compared To Other Antyodaya's.
On The Other Hand It's A Good Thing For Travellers Because Most of The Trains Run Jam-packed Not Only GS But SL Too)
Station Tip
Jan 12 (16:02)   ST/Surat (4 PFs)

Forever Railfan^~   6032 blog posts   10601 correct pred (60% accurate)
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Alight Here To Go To DUMAS BEACH.
Detail :
Dumas Beach is an urban beach along the Arabian Sea, located 21 kilometres (13 mi) southwest of the City of Surat in the Indian state of Gujarat.It is a popular tourist destination in South Gujarat. Dumas Beach is also famous for being in the top 35 haunted spots in India.
Myth of haunting
beach has black sand, and is notorious for incidents, such as people disappearing. howling sounds at night, Most of the natives say that the spirits walk down on the beach at night. To this day, there have been numerous reports of paranormal activity on the beach, where visitors claim to hear strange noises and voices, and loud laughter. White apparitions and moving orbs have been sighted and other inexplicable activities have been witnessed, too. Also, many tourists are known to go missing while strolling on the beach at midnight, claim the locals ,It is believed that the beach had earlier been used as a burial ground.

Jan 12 (20:47)
sudhir~   9357 blog posts   3834 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 4194782-1            Tags   Past Edits
so, one does not need to book a return ticket, right? :)

Jan 31 (23:34)
Krishna Kushwaha Kishh Kush~   307 blog posts   110 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Burial grounds on the beach...very strange 😓😓
Station Tip
Dec 10 2018 (12:03)   ST/Surat (4 PFs)

Search on YT Pankaj Mishra Rail*^~   40176 blog posts   88199 correct pred (82% accurate)
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City Bus Service start from 4.30 AM on Selective Routes ..
Dindoli,Kamrej,Sachin,Hazira,Pandesara route one of Them

Dec 10 2018 (14:37)
sudhir~   9357 blog posts   3834 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 4086212-1            Tags   Past Edits
from the surat railway station?

Dec 10 2018 (22:01)
Search on YT Pankaj Mishra Rail*^~   40176 blog posts   88199 correct pred (82% accurate)
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Yes .. City Bus Terminal of Surat Railway station
Train Tip
May 08 2018 (12:08)   12993/Gandhidham - Puri Weekly SF Express (via Bhubaneswar) (PT) | ADI/Ahmedabad Junction (10 PFs)

Guest: bbb1581   show all posts
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Good train for GIMB Passengers to NGP/R/SBP/BBS.
A. Is a weekly train with OK timings at Ahemdabad.
B.Tickets for Gandhidham/Vadodara/Surat passengers to Nagpur/Raipur/Sambalpur / Bhubaneshwar are NOT easily avaliable. Book them 4 month in advance.
Car not avaliable (However E-Catering avaliable at Nandurbar and Sambalpur).
D.Bad timings at Raipur (After Speedup in next TAAG it may be speeded up to reach Raipur by 0100 HRS)
A. Fastest connection between Surat-Bhubaneshwar
B.Cleanliness is just superb and Coaches are also newly made.
C.Rush of unreserved passengers is less in SL.
D.In return direction it covers a good amount of delay. (However 12993 reaches its destination delayed by 1.5 HRS).
A.Carry your own food as on board vendors are also less
B. Book tickets 4 months in advance as RAC Clarence is also difficult in this train (Personal Experience)
C. Passengers could use E-Catering(served at Nandurbar)
D. Reaches its destination (as 12993) with a delay of 1.5 HRS. Return train is little bit good and a good delay coverer.
Thank you.
Train Tip
May 22 2018 (13:54)   22973/Gandhidham - Puri Weekly SF Express (via Vizianagaram)

Guest: 744f72ea   show all posts
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A good connectivity for GIMB Passengers to BAM/CAP/PVP/BALU/VZM
1. Huge slacks given in some sections (especially SIOB-VG and WR-NGP).
2. Is a weekly train with OK timings at Ahemdabad.
3. Ticket availability is
tougher than 12993 as it has good timings at almost all major stations in Up/down direction.
B. Advantages-
1. Cleanliness and punctuality are top class. In particular cleanliness has improved by a thousand times after conversion to SF.
2. If travelling from BRC/ST to BAM/CAP/PVP/BALU/VZM then this train should be the first preference.
3. Coaches are newly made (2A is 2007 made)
4. E-Catering avaliable.
5. Punctuality is superb. Never runs late by more than 30 mins
1. Opt this train from BRC/ST to PVP/BAM/CAP/BALU/VZM as I have found less cleanliness in 12843 Ahemdabad-Puri SF Express
2. If travelling to NGP/R then book tickets only in 12993 as this train is meant for GIMB/ADI/BRC/ST passengers to BAM/CAP/PVP etc.
3. Book tickets in ARP as ticket availability is too tough (especially from BRC/ST).
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