2 Tier and 3 Tier

#1 Nov 20th, 2012, 20:59
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Hiya,

Im planning on doing an over night from Mumbai to Udaipur and was just wondering about the 3 tier and 2 tier
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Sorry pressed enter to quickly.

I was wondering about the 3 tier and 2 tier arrangement, is it worth paying the extra? Can you tell me a bit about them?
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Amy

This question is a bit vague. Are you asking about accommodation on TRAINS?
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Yes I am, sorry about that
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This is a pretty good guide to the different classes on the trains. http://www.seat61.com/India.htm#classes. For a first trip you might want the slightly less chaotic experience of 2AC .

I am going to move this thread to the Indian Railways forum where it fits rather better.
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Thats great!

Thank you so much
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Comes down to the level of privacy you want. I did quite a few over nights and the service you got was really no different between the two classes.
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Originally Posted by Amy245 View Post Hiya,

Im planning on doing an over night from Mumbai to Udaipur and was just wondering about the 3 tier and 2 tier
3-tier has 8 berths in a bay (or compartment). there are 8 such bays in a full 3AC coach. each bay has 2 side upper/lower seats & two sets of 3 lower/middle/upper seats separated by the passage.
in case of sleeper, it is the same 3-tier arrangement without AC & 9 such bays in a full SL coach.
in case of 2-tier (only AC), the middle berths are absent, thus offering lot more space to inside lower/upper berths. as a first time non-budget traveler, you might want to select upper berth in 2A to give enough flexibility to sit above or below or sleep above. if selecting 3A, choose side upper berth to have the same flexibility, but the length of side berth is shorter than inner berths.
2A guarantees curtains, while in case of 3A, it is a hit-or-miss.
3A would expose you to the typical indian middle to upper-middle class, while 2A (with a 50% premium over 3A) would expose you to the upper-middle to upper class (who could not get 1A for whatever reason), so chances of stimulating conversations (or disturbance, depends on how you view it) are far less.
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Originally Posted by ThomasHArley View Post Comes down to the level of privacy you want. I did quite a few over nights and the service you got was really no different between the two classes.
i totally agree. for overnight journey, there is no advantage of 2A over 3A... unless you are a bit too 'wide' for 3A berth or have a kid sleeping with you - then inner berths of 2A (upper or lower) are a good value...
interestingly, in many overnight trains, i have noted that towels are almost never supplied in 3A, but are never missing in 2A!

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