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12658/KSR Bengaluru - Chennai Central Mail (PT)
ಕ್ರಾ ಸಂ ರಾ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು - ಚೆನೈ ಸೆಂಟ್ರಲ್ ಮೇಲ್/கே.எஸ்.ஆர் பெங்களுரு - சென்னை மெயில்     क्रा सं रा बेंगलुरु - चेन्नई सेंट्रल मेल

SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) --> MAS/Chennai Central

Updated: Nov 01 2017 (06:17) by DLW made RPM WAP7 30622^~
Nov 01 2017 (06:17)

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Speed/Punctuality
0 Followers
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Jan 02 2018 (12:38)   12658/KSR Bengaluru - Chennai Central Mail (PT)

8 Mail 8 Shatabdi~   488 blog posts   50 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2961700            Tags   Past Edits
People planning to travel by 12658, do remember that in months of Dec and Jan, it'll get delayed by more than 6 hours as pairing train Karnataka express will get delayed by fog.. hence it's recommended NOT to book tickets in this train in Dec and Jan

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Jan 04 2018 (08:29)
Prometh Suresh   899 blog posts   1021 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2961700-1            Tags   Past Edits
Better prefer Kaveri over SBC-MAS/MAS-SBC mail during winter season.

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Jan 04 2018 (08:48)
Railfan Z*^   11758 blog posts   2590 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 2961700-2            Tags   Past Edits
For MAS-SBC, Mail is always punctual.

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Jan 04 2018 (09:07)
8 Mail 8 Shatabdi~   488 blog posts   50 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2961700-3            Tags   Past Edits
MAS -SBC 12657 will never get rescheduled.. so that's the only good train actually (as 16021 has very Early arrival at SBC)
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Speed/Punctuality
0 Followers
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Dec 01 2015 (09:00)   12658/KSR Bengaluru - Chennai Central Mail (PT)

DLW made RPM WAP7 30622^~   11885 blog posts   20479 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 1666935            Tags   Past Edits
Can be used as connecting train for Northern regions from MAS due to its early arrival and huge amount of buffer time.

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Apr 21 2017 (23:13)
Prometh Suresh   899 blog posts   1021 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1666935-1            Tags   Past Edits
Why should you go to MAS for going to North India there will surely be a train from SBC/BNC/KJM/YPR to most of the North Indian Cities

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Apr 22 2017 (04:38)
DLW made RPM WAP7 30622^~   11885 blog posts   20479 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1666935-2            Tags   Past Edits
What if you dont get a seat in those trains?

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Apr 22 2017 (12:19)
Prometh Suresh   899 blog posts   1021 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1666935-3            Tags   Past Edits
There is something called as tatkal and premium tatkal quota and also going via MAS attracts unwanted costs

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Apr 22 2017 (14:36)
DLW made RPM WAP7 30622^~   11885 blog posts   20479 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1666935-4            Tags   Past Edits
You think premium tatkal wont attract unwanted cost? You need to pay as much as Rs.600-700 in PT for SBC-MAS. Moreover trains arent daily from all places. So if you urgently want to go, you can use this alternative when you cant wait for the specific weekly.

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Apr 22 2017 (14:36)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3216 blog posts
Re# 1666935-5            Tags   Past Edits
I've used it to catch Jan Shatabdi and MAS-SRC on a few occasions, but it does cost quite a bit as mail usually ends up going into waitlist before the direct trains from SBC do and we have to resort to Tatkal. :)
Kaveri or YPR-MAS/MYS-MAS/SSPN-MAS are usually better (in ticket availability) if connecting to Howrah bound trains.

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Apr 22 2017 (14:38)
DLW made RPM WAP7 30622^~   11885 blog posts   20479 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1666935-6            Tags   Past Edits
But the buffer would be less if you take Kaveri.

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Apr 22 2017 (14:41)
DLW made RPM WAP7 30622^~   11885 blog posts   20479 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1666935-7            Tags   Past Edits
Mail is early almost everyday except in seasons of fog. So it will be convenient. Now that PT is available, and many people dont prefer that except in few cases when there is very high demand, atleast a portion if not all of TQWL gets cleared. :)

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Apr 22 2017 (14:42)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3216 blog posts
Re# 1666935-8            Tags   Past Edits
It's a bit risky, yes. But Kaveri was never late at MAS whenever I traveled ( or may be I got lucky :) ). At least for MAS-SRC and Coromandel, it was more or less a reliable connection. But if the other 3 weeklies are running on the day, then they will always be the easier, less risky options.
Of course, given the mail's sleep-killer run, might as well travel in UR if tickets are not available. There won't be any sleep even if we get a berth. :P

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Apr 22 2017 (14:44)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3216 blog posts
Re# 1666935-9            Tags   Past Edits
Yup. First time ever I took this chain, I had to book for mail in PT. Thought I could beat the others and book the first tickets before the price scaled up, but ended up paying 1400 for 2 sleeper tickets. I am not complaining though. I prefer the 3 hour-long early morning RF session in MAS over sleep or direct trains. :)
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General
0 Followers
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Jul 07 2016 (13:26)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru Mail (PT)

DLW made RPM WAP7 30622^~   11885 blog posts   20479 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 1920994            Tags   Past Edits
Coaches are well maintained. Always punctual,safe and convenient. Railway police continuously patrol during the journey.

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May 25 2017 (21:23)
DLW made RPM WAP7 30622^~   11885 blog posts   20479 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1920994-1            Tags   Past Edits
2 RPFs per coach were there. They were flashing torchlights outside when the train was moving slowly due to want of clearance or obeying a PSR/TSR or before entering for halt at a station. Also time and again, they advise passengers to close the window. Security has been beefed up in view of recent crimes near JTJ.
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Seating
0 Followers
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Apr 07 2014 (13:14)   12658/KSR Bengaluru - Chennai Central Mail (PT)

SWR ❤ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ❤ KSRTC~   2238 blog posts   211 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1048837            Tags   Past Edits
PC is opened for pax movement upon request.
So next time, suppose you board wrong coach and if the train starts, no need to panic.
Just stay calm and request.

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Oct 25 2014 (01:19)
sys tem~   8325 blog posts   78452 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1048837-1            Tags   Past Edits
but how will you request if you are on the other side , u have to bang the door to make the pantry staff open the door , or else how would they listen to your request ??
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Train Tip
Phone Charging/Outlets
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Apr 11 2014 (13:37)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru Mail (PT)

Sudarshan*^~   5969 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1053672            Tags   Past Edits
Phone Charging outlets are present in all sleeper class coaches at each LB. Very neat & comfortable berths.

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May 13 2014 (10:06)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1053672-1            Tags   Past Edits
Is it present in SLB too?

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May 13 2014 (15:34)
Sudarshan*^~   5969 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1053672-2            Tags   Past Edits
I don't remember it now sir.

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Jun 05 2014 (14:20)
LHB for TN Express~   1104 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1053672-3            Tags   Past Edits
This train has a total of 6 rakes (running alone), a total of 78 SL class coaches, I am not sure if this tip is valid for all of them.
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