Friday, April 18, 2014

Additional AC Chair Car Coach by Palnadu Express

In order to clear extra rush and wait listed passengers during summer holiday rush South Central Railway will temporarily augment Train No. 12747 / 12748 Guntur - Vikarabad - Guntur Palnadu Express with one additional AC Chair Car Coach from 19th April to 31st May, 2014. 

Summer Special Trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Ernakulam / Kochuveli

Central Railway has decided to run 26 weekly summer special trains between Mumbai and Ernakulam/Kochuveli to clear the extra rush of passengers. The details are as under:

ERNAKULAM WEEKLY SPECIALS (14)

Train No. 01065 Dn will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 13.20 hours on every Tuesday from 29.4.2014 to 10.6.2014 (7 trips) and will arrive Ernakulam at 19.00 hours next day.

Train No. 01066 Up will leave Ernakulam at 23.30 hours on every Wednesday from 30.4.2014 to 11.6.2014 (7 trips) and will arrive at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 03.10 hours on third day i.e. Friday.

HALTS: Thane, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Kudal, Thivim, Karmali, Madgaon, Karwar, Murdeshwar, Bhatkal, Mookambika Road Byndoor, Kundapura, Udupi, Manglore Jn., Kasaragod, Kanhangad, Payyanur, Kannur, Thalassery, Vadakara, Kozhikode, Tirur, Kuttippuram, Shoranur, Thrissur, Aluva and Ernakulam Town.

KOCHUVELI WEEKLY SPECIALS (12)

Train No. 01067 Dn will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 14.20 hrs on every Friday from 2.5.2014 to 6.6.2014 (6 trips) and will arrive Kochuveli at 23.30 hrs next day.

Train No. 01068 Up will leave Kochuveli at 00.35 hrs on every Sunday from 4.5.2014 to 8.6.2014 (6 trips) and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 05.00 hrs next day.

Halts:     Thane, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Kudal, Thivim, Karmali, Madgaon, Karwar, Murdeshwar, Bhatkal, Mookambika Road Byndoor, Kundapura, Udupi, Manglore Jn., Kasaragod, Kanhangad, Payyanur, Kannur, Thalassery, Vadakara, Kozhikode, Tirur, Kuttippuram, Shoranur, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Kayankulam and Kollam

COMPOSITION OF BOTH SPECIALS: one AC-2 Tier, one AC-2 Tier cum AC-3 Tier, one AC-3 Tier, 10 Sleeper class, 3 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum Guard’s brake vans.

RESERVATION opening date for 01065 & 01067 will be advised later.

Cancellation, diversion of trains

A few trains will remain fully or partly cancelled, diverted or detained till April 29 following works on track and signal systems at Ernakulam Town railway station and on tracks leading in the Kottayam direction from the station.

Train No.56387 Ernakulam–Kayankulam Passenger Via Kottayam leaving Ernakulam at 11.45 am and its return trip as train. No.56388 leaving Kayankulam at 4.40 pm will be cancelled from April 24 to 29. Train No. 66307, Ernakulam Kollam MEMU service via Kottayam leaving Ernakulam at 5.15 am and its return trip as Tr. No.66308, leaving Kollam at 11.15 am will remain cancelled from April 24 to 29.

Train No. 56379, Ernakulam Junction–Alappuzha Passenger leaving Ernakulam Junction at 7.30 am will remain cancelled on April 20.

Train No. 56381 Ernakulam - Kayankulam Passenger via Alappuzha leaving Ernakulam at 10 am and its return trip as train No 56382, leaving Kayankulam at 1 pm will remain cancelled on April 20.

Train No 56384, Ernakulam –Kottayam Passenger leaving Ernakulam at 7.25 pm will remain cancelled on April 20. Train No 56385, Ernakulam –Alappuzha passenger leaving Ernakulam at 7.30 am will remain cancelled on April 24. Train No. 56390, Kottayam Ernakulam Passenger leaving Kottayam at 5.15 pm will be cancelled on April 24.

Train No. 56386, Kottayam - Ernakulam Passenger leaving Kottayam at 05.15 hours will be cancelled on April 24.

Train No. 56365/56366, Fast passenger service between Guruvayur and Punalur will be partially cancelled between Edappally and Punalur on April 20 and 24.

Terminating at Edappally

Train No. 66611 /66612 MEMU service between Ernakulam - Palakkad section will be starting and terminating at Edappally station on April 24.

Train No. 56607, Shoranur – Ernakulam Passenger leaving Shoranur at 4.50 am on April 20; train No.56371 Guruvayur – Ernakulam Jn. passenger leaving Guruvayur at 6.45 am from April 20; Train No. 56375 Guruvayur – Ernakulam passenger leaving Guruvayur at 1.20 pm from April 24 to 29; Train No. 12618 Nizamuddin – Ernakulam Mangla Express reaching Ernakulam on April 20 will be terminated at Edappally station.

Terminating at Tripunithura

Train No. 66300 MEMU service from Kollam to Ernakulam Jn. via Kottayam leaving Kollam at 10.05 am and its return trip as Tr. No 66301 from Ernakulam at 2.50 pm from April 24 to 29.

Train No. 56392 Kollam – Ernakulam Passenger Via Kottayam leaving Kollam at 4.20 am will be terminated at Tripunithura from April 24 to 29.

Train No. 56390 Kottayam – Ernakulam Jn Passenger leaving Kottayam at 5.15 pm from April 24 to 29; train No. 16303/16304 Vanchinad express between Thiruvananthapuram – Ernakulam will be terminated or will start from Tripunithura from April 24 to 29.

Ernakulam Town

Train No. 56363, Nilambur –Ernakulam Passenger will be terminated at Ernakulam Town from April 24 to 29; Train No. 56386 Kottayam - Ernakulam Passenger leaving Kottayam at 05.15 hours will be operated from Ernakulam Town on April 20 and from 24 to 29 April; Train No. 56362, Ernakulam Junction- Nilambur road passenger on April 20 and from April 24 to 29; Train No. 56391 Ernakulam – Kollam passenger via Kottayam leaving Ernakulam at 6 pm from April 24 to 29.

Train No.56385 Ernakulam jn – Kottayam Passenger leaving Ernakulam Jn. at 7.30 am from April 24 to 29; train No. 56389, Ernakulam –Kottayam Passenger leaving Ernakulam at 8.05 pm from April 24 to 29; train No. 16305/16306 Intercity express between Ernakulam – Kannur will be operated from Ernakulam Town station from April 24 to 29.

Train No. 16187/16188 express train between Ernakulam – Karikkal will be operated from Ernakulam North station from April 24 to 29.

Trains diverted

Train No.16301/16302 Venad express running between Shoranur – Thiruvananthapuram will not touch Ernakulam Junction station from April 22 to 29.

However, train towards Shoranur on April 27 will operate as usual.

Train No. 12625/12626 Kerala express between Thiruvananthapuram – New Delhi will not touch Ernakulam Junction Station from April 22 to 29.

Diverted via Alappuzha

Train No. 12623 Chennai- Thiruvananthapuram Superfast reaching Ernakulam on April 24 will be diverted via Alappuzha with stoppages at Ernakulam Jn, Alappuzha, Ambalappuzha and Harippad.

TrainNo. 16382 Kanniyakumari – Mumbai CST express of April 24 will be diverted via Alappuzha with stoppages at Harippad, Ambalappuzha, Alappuzhsa and Ernakulam Jn Stations.

Train No.17229 Thiruvananthapuram – Hyderbad Sabari express April 24 will be diverted via Alappuzha with stoppages at Harippad, Ambalappuzha, Alappuzhsa & Ernakulam Jn Stations.

Train No. 12202, Kochuveli –Lokmanya Tilak Express of April 24 will be diverted via Alappuzha with stoppages at Harippad, Ambalappuzha, Alappuzhsa & Ernakulam Jn Stations.

Train No. 12081, Kannur-Thiruvananthapuram Janshatabdi Express of April 24 will stop at Ernakulam Jn, Chertalai, Alappuzha, Ambalappuzha and Harippad.

Train No. 16526 Bangalore – Kanyakumari express reaching Ernakulam on April 26 will be diverted via Alappuzha with stoppages at Ernakulam Jn, Alappuzha, Ambalappuzha and Harippad.

Train No. 16650 Nagercoil – Mangalore Parasuram express of April 27 will be diverted via Alappuzha with stoppages at Harippad, Ambalappuzha, Alappuzhsa and Ernakulam Jn Stations.

Train No. 16302 Thiruvananthapuram – Shoranur Venad express April 27 will be diverted via Alappuzha with stoppages at Harippad, Ambalappuzha, Alappuzha & Ernakulam Jn Stations.

Train No. 22114, Kochuveli –Lokmanyatilak express of April 28 will be diverted via Alappuzha with stoppages at Harippad, Ambalappuzha, Alappuzha & Ernakulam Jn Stations.

Detention of trains

On April 20 Train no. 16041, Chennai- Alappuzha Exp at Ernakulam Town for 1 hr 15 minutes; train No. 12626, New Delhi –Thiruvananthapuram Express at Edappally for 1 hr.

On April 24

Train No. 12626, New Delhi –Thiruvananthapuram Express at Edappally for 1hr; train No. 16526,Bangalore-Kanyakumari Exp at Aluva for 30 minutes; train No. 17230, Hydrabad-Thiruvananthapuram sabari Exp at Edappally for 20 minutes; train No. 16649, Mangalore-Nagercoil Parasuram Express at Edappally for 1 hour.

Premium Special trains

The Southern Railway has introduced weekly special premium trains through Chennai to the Bangalore-Patna and Bhubaneswar-Yeswantpur segments.

The Patna – Bangalore Cantonment weekly special (02353) will leave Patna at 11.30 p.m. on Thursdays, leave Chennai Central at 1.30 p.m. on Saturdays and reach Bangalore Cantonment at 6.55 p.m. on Saturdays. The service that began on April 17 will last till June 26. The Bangalore Cantonment – Patna special (02354) will leave Bangalore Cantonment at 3.30 p.m. on Sundays, leave Chennai Central at 9.10 p.m. on Sundays and reach Patna at 9.45 a.m. on Tuesdays from April 20 to June 29.

The trains will stop at Mughalsarai, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Vijayawada and Chennai Central. The Bhubaneswar – Yesvantpur special (00851) will leave Bhubaneswar at noon on Wednesdays, leave Jolarpettai at 9.32 a.m. on Thursdays and reach Yesvantpur at 11 a.m. on Thursdays. The service that began on April 16 will end on June 25.

The Yesvantpur – Bhubaneswar special (00852) will leave Yesvantpur at 11.30 p.m. on Thursdays, leave Jolarpettai at 2.25 a.m. on Fridays and reach Bhubaneswar at 10.45 p.m. on Fridays. The service began on April 17 and last till June 26. The trains will stop at Brahmapur, Visakhapatinam, Vijayawada, Renigunta and Jolarpettai.

Premium Special Train between Kamakhya and New Delhi

Muzaffarpur Howrah Special train

Thursday, April 17, 2014

KOTA-UDHAMPUR-KOTA WEEKLY SUMMER SPECIAL TRAIN

09805/09806 KOTA-UDHAMPUR-KOTA WEEKLY SUMMER SPECIAL TRAIN

The 09805/09806 Kota-Udhampur Weekly Summer Special train will depart from Kota o­n every Wednesday at 03.00 p.m. from 23.4.2014 to 25.6.2014 (10 trips) to reach Udhampur at 05.20 p.m. the next day. In the return direction the 09806 Udhampur-Kota Weekly Summer Special train will depart from Udhampur at 08.50 p.m. every Thursday from 24.04.2014 to 26.06.2014 (10 trips) to reach Kota at 06.30 p.m. the next day.

            Consisting of o­ne AC 2 Tier, Two A.C. 3 Tier, Six Sleeper Class, Six General Class and Two Second class disabled friendly cum Luggage Van coaches, the 09805/09806 Kota-Udhampur_Kota Weekly Summer Special train will stop at Indergarh Sumerganj Mandi, Sawaimadhopur, Gangapur City, Hindaun City, Bayana Jn., Bharatpur, Mathura Jn., Tughlakabad, Panipat, Ambala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt., Chakki Bank and Jammu Tawi stations enroute in both the direction.


PREMIUM SPECIALS TRAINS FOR PEAK SUMMER RUSH

1.Train No. 04602/04601 Amritsar-Nanded-Amritsar Premium Superfast weekly express(8 trips in each direction)

The04602 Amritsar-NandedPremium Superfast weekly express will depart fromAmritsar at 02.30 p.m. on every Wednesday 07.05.14 to 25.06.14     (8 trips) to reachNandedat 11.45 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, the04601 Nanded-AmritsarPremium Superfast weekly express train will depart fromNanded at 11.15 a.m. on every Friday from 09.05.14 to 27.06.14 (8 trips)  to reachAmritsar at 10.30 p.m. the next day. Having AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier and sleeper accommodation, the train will stop at Ludhiana, New Delhi, Jhansi, Bhopal  and Akolastations enroute in both directions.

2.Train No. 04008/04007 New Delhi – Barauni – New Delhi Premium Superfast weekly express (8 trips in each direction)

The 04008 New Delhi – Barauni Premium Superfast weekly express will depart at 10.25 p.m. from New Delhi o­n every Monday from 05.05.14 to 23.06.14   (8 trips) to reach Barauni   at 06.00 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 04007 Barauni – New Delhi Premium Superfast weekly express will depart from Barauni at 02.30 p.m. o­n every Wednesday from 07.05.14 to 25.06.14   (8 trips) to reach New Delhi  at 09.00 a.m. the next day. Having AC II tier and AC III tier coaches and sleeper coaches, the train will stop at Kanpur, Allahabad, Mughalasarai, Patna and Bakhtiyarpur stations enroute in both directions.

3.Train No. 09727/09728 Jaipur-Jammu Tawi-Jaipur Premium Special  train(2 trips in each direction)

The09727 Jaipur- Jammu Tawi Premium Special will depart fromJaipurat 11.55 p.m.(midnight hours) on every Wednesday from 30.04.14 to 07.05.14 (2 trips) to reachJammu Tawi at 03.05 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 09728 Jammu Tawi -Jaipur Premium Special express train will depart fromJammu Tawi at 05.40 p.m. on every Thursday from 01.05.14 to 08.0.5.14 (2 trips)  to reachJaipur at 07.20 a.m. the next day. Having AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier and sleeper accommodation besides pantry car, the train will stop at Gandhinagar Jaipur, Alwar, Rewari, Hissar and Ludhiana stations enroute in both directions.

SCR’s First Set of ‘Premium’ Superfast Special

South Central Railway has recently launched ‘Premium’ Superfast Special trains for the first time o­n its system. This fully reserved service is aimed to meet the heavy demand for Rail travel during holidays/busy season o­n popular routes. It is primarily targeted at that segment of passengers, who are willing to pay premium fare for confirmed berths at the time of booking itself and enhanced standards of service.

      Keeping in view the heavy rush of passengers as 3 continuous holidays fall o­n April, 18th, 19th and 20th, the first ‘Premium’ Superfast special (Train No.02204) has been planned to depart at 23:00 hours o­n 17th April from Secunderabad to reach Visakhapatnam at 08:50 hours o­n 18th April.

     This ‘Premium’ special has got an overwhelming response from the rail passengers.All the 814 berths o­n this train have been sold out 36 hours before its scheduled departure time, i.e. by 16thApril, 2014 itself. Since the fare structure is dynamic, the fare o­n this train service has been programmed to increase based o­n the level of bookings and the number of days left over at the time of actual booking. Despite the fare being o­n the higher side for most of the berths compared to the normal fixed fares o­n other regular trains, this service has found acceptance from the travellers as reflected by the 100% booking of all berths well before the scheduled departure time.



            The total earning potential of a normal superfast express train between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam with a similar composition would be around Rs.4.77 lakhs. However, the actual earnings accrued from the bookings o­n Secunderabad to Visakhapatnam ‘Premium’ Special amounted to Rs.8.60 lakhs. Thus, an additional revenue of Rs.3.83 lakhs has been generated by a single ‘Premium’ service, which is 80.4% higher compared to that of a normal service.

 On return trip, this ‘Premium’ special (Train No.02203) will depart from Visakhapatnam at 21:10 hours o­n 20th April and will arrive at Secunderabad at 07:00 hours o­n 21st April. The bookings o­n this trip have also been very encouraging and 100% of the berths have already been sold out o­n this Premium Service too.

      These trains will have o­nly two stoppages – at Rajahmundry and Samalkot Stations in both directions. The train consists of 14 coaches – 8 sleeper class, 3 AC-3 tier, 1 AC-2 tier and 2 SLRs.

    This ‘Premium’ service is designed to be o­ne of the fastest trains o­n this popular route, linking Visakhapatnam to the State capital. It covers a distance of 701 kms in 09 hours 50 minutes o­nly. It is the best (minimum) running time of all the available train services with stoppages o­n this sector. While compared to Garibrath Express, the travel time of ‘Premium’ special between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam is lesser by 1 hour 25 minutes, it is lesser by 2 hours 20 minutes compared to Godavari Superfast Express. It thus saves precious time for the travellers.

             Encouraged by its success, SCR has already announced another pair of ‘Premium’ Superfast special train services between Secunderabad and New Delhi, for which bookings are under way. ‘Premium’ Superfast Special Train No.02723 leaves Secunderabad at 10:10 hours o­n 25th April, 2014 and will reach New Delhi at 13:10 hours o­n the next day. o­n return trip, this ‘Premium’ Special is scheduled to leave New Delhi at 19:05 hours o­n 26th April, 2014 and will reach Secunderabad at 22:05 hours o­n the next day.

 The Unique features of ‘Premium’ train service are:

1)  No waitlisted tickets shall be issued. There will be no refund except when the train is fully cancelled o­n railway account due to unforeseen circumstances. Adult fare shall be charged for all passengers irrespective of their age. No concession shall be applicable to this train. Ticket modifications/issue of duplicate ticket etc. are not permitted.

 2)  The booking of tickets can be done o­nly through IRCTC’s portal o­n internet. Tickets will not be issued manually at reservation counters. However, vacant berths available after charting will be offered at current day booking counters at the train originating stations.

 3)  The fare structure for these trains is variable and follows a dynamic model. The basic fare of this train is fixed at the corresponding Tatkal fare of the regular Superfast trains. The fares will vary as per the intensity of demand/availability of vacant berths and the number of remaining days left. The rate will rise to an upper limit fare as the bookings increase. The fares applicable for each day/ transaction shall be indicated at the time of booking o­n the IRCTC’s e-ticketing website.

Special Train between Bandra Tr.-Gorakhpur

Train No. 02534 Bandra Terminus - Gorakhpur bi-weekly Superfast Special train will depart from Bandra Terminus at 04:45 hrs o­n every Friday and Tuesday and reach Gorakhpur  at 14:40  hrs next day. This train will run from 25th  April to 1st July, 2014.

Similarly, Train No. 02533 Gorakhpur - Bandra Terminus bi-Weekly Superfast Special train will depart from Gorakhpur  at 07:00 hrs o­n every Wednesday  and Sunday  and reach Bandra Tr. at 17:35  hrs next day. This train will run from 23rd  April to 29th June, 2014.

          The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Bhawani Mandi, Ramganj Mandi, Kota, Sawai Madhopur,Gangapur city, Hindaun City, Bharatpur, Achhnera, Mathura jn,  Hathras Jn.,Kasganj, Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Kanpur Central, Lucknow, Gonda, Basti and Khalilabad  stations in both directions.

The train will have AC III Tier, Second class sleeper and second class general coaches.

Booking for train No. 02534 will be opened  from 20th April, 2014.

Augmentation of coach in 12955/12956 Jaipur super fast

ONE AC TWO TIER CUM 3-TIER COACH AUGMENTED IN 12955/12956  MUMBAI CENTRAL – JAIPUR SUPER FAST

one AC 2 Tier cum 3 tier coach will be temporary  augmented in Train No 12955/12956  Mumbai Central – Jaipur super fast  express w.e.f ex Mumbai Central  from 20.04.14 to 30.05.14  and ex Jaipur from 21.04.14 to 31.05.14 .

Special Train between Indore and Ajmer

To clear extra rush, Western Railway has decided to run summer special trains between Indore and Ajmer as per details given below:-

Indore – Ajmer Special train (6 Services)

Train No. 09311 Indore – Ajmer Special train will leave Indore at 22.25 hrs on every Sunday and will reach Ajmer  at 10.15 hrs the next day on 27th April,  4th May and  11th May, 2014.

Similarly, Train No. 09312 Ajmer - Indore Special train will leave Ajmer at 11.40 hrs on every Monday and will reach Indore at 23.15 hrs on same day on 28th April, 5th May and 12th May, 2014.

It will have AC 2 Tier, AC 3 tier & Second Class sleeper & Second Class general coaches.

This train will halt at Dewas, Ujjain, Nagda, Ratlam, Mandsor, Neemuch, Chittaurgarh, Bhilwara, Bijainagar and Nasirabad stations in both the directions.

The booking of Train No.09311 will open on 20th April, 2014 .

Saharsa Ambala Cantt Special train

Muzaffarpur Howrah Special Train

Temporary halt

South Western Railway has decided to continue the temporary halt provided for one minute at Hanakere station, situated between Maddur and Mandya stations on Mysore Division, for Train Nos. 56213/56214 Chamarajanagar- Tirupati- Chamarajanagar Passenger till June 30, a release said. Accordingly, Train No. 56213 Chamarajnagar-Tirupati Passenger will arrive at and depart from Hanakere station at 6.03/6.04 p.m. In the return direction, Train No.56214 Tirupati-Chamarajnagar Passenger will arrive at and depart from Hanakere station at 9.03/9.04 a.m. till June 30.