2 AC Sleeper

#1 Nov 2nd, 2004, 18:50
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can anybody tell me what is different from this to the 3 AC sleeper? if i understood the train configuration correctly (from the other posts), then this should mean that instead of 6 people in one compartment and 4 in the other compartment (as in SL and 3ACSL?), there will only be 4 in each compartment. i'm not sure if i am picturing this correctly. can someone help me out? i wish there was a picture of this stuff. let me see if this illustration helps:

for this, 3 tier ac, i have 'pictured' each compartment having either 4 seats or 6 seats (4 seats are in the 'side berth' - 2x2, 6 seats is in the upper/middle/lower berth 3x3).

l l l l
l_____l l__________l
l 4 l A l 6 l
l l I l l
l S l S l S l
l E l L l E l
l A l E l A l
l T l l T l
l S l l S l
l_____ l l________ l
l l l l
l l l l

first of all, can somebody verify that this is infact the way in which SL class and 3 AC sleeper class trains are actually laid out. secondly, can somebody tell me the difference between this and the 2AC. is it that there is no middle berth in the 3x3 section? is it because both compartments are 2x2? i can't seem to picture it. some help would be much appreciated. sorry about the crude drawing, it was the best i could muster up with my keyboard.

thanks alot guys, this site has been of great help to me for my upcoming trip to india (nov.28!!!!).

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haha - that didn't turn out!

well, that 'illustration' was better when i was drawing it!!!!! sorry. hope everybody can still get the picture and write me back. basically, a 2x2 section, then an aisle, and then a 3x3 section. hahaha, that really cracks me up cause it took like 8 minutes to do!!!!
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3AC is composed of compartments of 8 berths (like 2nd sleeper)
Three bed per side in the "inside" compartments lower, middle and upper (during the day the bottom berth on each side act as three seats)
On "the side" there are two berths (again the bottom berth acts as two seats during the day!!
2AC only has two berths per side "inside" (bottom berth is 2 seats during the day)
On "the side" there are again two berths

Hope that helps
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each train compartment accommodates 72 passengers in case of 3-tier sleeper - whether ac or non-ac. the complete sleeper coach is divided into 9 sections with 8 seats in each section.

in case of 2-tier, the number of available seats/berths are less since only 6 passengers are accommodated in each of the 9 sections.

hope this clarification helps.
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check here http://www.seat61.com/India.htm
for detailed description and photos
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In addition to the above replies, the following link may help.

http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/s...sort/1/cat/500

canadoz

I've tried those diagrams too, they look great, then you post them and they look stupid, I give up in the end.
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with a couple m/f what are the best berths to occupy ??(nieve question)
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If you can afford 1A (first class air con) or are fortunate enough to find a train with FC (Old first class, not air con), a coupe would be perfect. (they are only available in 1A & FC)

For 2A, 3A, and SL, side berths are perfect (others will totally disagree), though they are slightly shorter in length (very short in SL).

It's daytime travel that makes side berths so appealing (the lower the class the more appealing), with side berths there is only one person that can sit in your seat, YOU.

2A should be fine (though expensive), 3A can get a few extra people in the carriage during daytime, SL can get a whole village in the carriage during daytime, though it does depend on the train.

Then you have to consider air con's biggest annoyance, darkened windows.

All in all, either a coupe in FC or side berths in SL would be my choice if I were travelling with a partner.
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windows in 2A

I understand the windows are darkened, but by how much? Can you still see out? Is it maybe like looking through sun glasses? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Rainbow Rider View Post Is it maybe like looking through sun glasses?
yup, exactly - glareless view



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Food in 2AC

HI All,

In 2AC, whether Ticket cost includes food?
Please cclarify me.
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I think food is included in ticket cost only in Rajdhani's and first class of Shatabdi's.
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yes food is included in rajdhanis,Durontos and shatabdis any class.....
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Originally Posted by kunal s View Post yes food is included in rajdhanis,Durontos and shatabdis any class.....
kunal s - what is Durontos ?


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Durontos are non stop trains between several cities.

http://www.indianrail.gov.in/duronto_trn_list.html

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