Chennai to Goa by train ?

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Hi Peeps, my first post

Flying into Chennai start of Oct. and going to go south for a few weeks around Pondy.. I plan then to get a train to Goa from Chennai...... I guess my question is. are there multiple routes ? if so whats the best one !
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looks like there is a train that departs Chennai onn Fridays at 14:00 and arrives in Goa the next day at 11:50am,. Have you tried the Indian Railways website?
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7311 MAS VASCO EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL 14:00 MADGAON 11:50 N N N N Y N N
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The train from Chennai to Goa is only once a week as mentioned above.
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That's a difficult route. An alternative is to do the journey in 2 parts, and take advantage of trains that divert at Guntakal Junction. You could get one of these:


2164 CHENNAI EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL 07:00 GUNTAKAL JN 14:30
6010 MUMBAI MAIL CHENNAI CENTRAL 22:50 GUNTAKAL JN 08:15
6012 MUMBAI EXPRESS CHENNAI CENTRAL 11:45 GUNTAKAL JN 20:40


all of which run daily. Spend a night in Guntakal, then the next morning catch the:

7603 KCG YPR EXP GUNTAKAL JN 06:05 MADGAON 18:38
which runs on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday.

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Dear Tim Makins, (**Are you an IRFCian)

Even if he comes to Guntakal, there are no convenient trains because Guntakal is connected to Vasco only thrice in a week by way of 7227 BZA-VSG Express:-
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You Queried For Train No Train Name Date Runs From Source Runs On
7227 AMARAVATHI EXP 15/09/2006 VIJAYAWADA JN MON THU FRI


SNo Stn Code Stn Name Route No. Arrival Time Dep. Time Distance Day Remark
1 BZA VIJAYAWADA JN 1 Source 19:45 0 1
2 GNT GUNTUR JN 1 20:35 20:55 33 1
3 PPM PHIRANGIPURAM 1 21:24 21:25 54 1
4 NRT NARASARAOPET 1 21:48 21:49 78 1
5 VKN VINUKONDA 1 22:26 22:27 115 1
6 KCD KURICHEDU 1 22:50 22:51 140 1
7 DKD DONAKONDA 1 23:13 23:18 153 1
8 MRK MARKAPUR ROAD 1 23:40 23:41 177 1
9 TLU TARLUPADU 1 23:50 23:51 189 2
10 CBM CUMBUM 1 00:09 00:10 203 2
11 GID GIDDALUR 1 00:49 00:50 236 2
12 NDL NANDYAL 1 02:40 02:50 290 2
13 BEY B CEMENT NAGAR 1 03:27 03:28 323 2
14 BMH BETAMCHERLA 1 03:37 03:38 330 2
15 DNC DRONACHELLAM JN 1 04:05 04:10 366 2
16 PDL PENDEKALLU 1 04:40 04:41 392 2
17 MKR MADDIKERA 1 05:09 05:10 423 2
18 GTL GUNTAKAL JN 1 05:40 06:05 434 2
19 BAY BELLARY JN 1 07:10 07:15 485 2
20 DAJ DUROJI 1 07:44 07:45 512 2 Train doesn't halt at this station, presently
21 TNGL TORANAGALLU 1 07:54 07:55 517 2
22 HPT HOSPET JN 1 08:40 08:45 550 2
23 MRB MUNIRABAD 1 08:54 08:55 557 2
24 KBL KOPPAL 1 09:19 09:20 579 2
25 BNP BHANAPUR 1 09:39 09:40 591 2
26 GDG GADAG JN 1 10:28 10:30 635 2
27 NGR ANNIGERI 1 10:49 10:50 659 2
28 SVHE SISVINHALLI 1 11:04 11:05 671 2
29 UBL HUBLI JN 1 12:05 12:20 693 2
30 DWR DHARWAR 1 12:44 12:45 714 2
31 LWR ALNAVAR JN 1 13:24 13:25 750 2
32 LD LONDA JN 1 14:18 14:20 784 2
33 CLR CASTLE ROCK 1 15:15 15:25 809 2
34 QLM KULEM 1 17:20 17:25 863 2
35 SVM SANVERDAM CHUCH 1 17:54 17:55 882 2
36 MAO MADGAON 1 18:38 18:40 897 2
37 VSG VASCO DA GAMA 1 19:20 00:00 925 2
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It is always advisable to take the direct train on Friday.
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V.Srinivasa Prasad
15.9.2006/16.30 hrs.
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Originally Posted by vsp27759 Dear Tim Makins, (**Are you an IRFCian)

Even if he comes to Guntakal, there are no convenient trains because Guntakal is connected to Vasco only thrice in a week by way of 7227 BZA-VSG Express...
That is a surprising thing to say, when I have already quoted a suitable train, number 7603 "KCG-YPR EXPRESS" dept GUNTAKAL JN 06:05 arr MADGAON 18:38 which runs on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. I think Madgaon is just as convenient to get to Goa as Vasco Da Gama.

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Dear Tim,

From Guntakal to Vasco, you can write the Train Number as 7603 (or) 7227.
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Please see the following:-
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You Queried For Train Number Train Name Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
7227 AMARAVATHI EXP 19-09-2006 GUNTAKAL JN VASCO DA GAMA GENERAL

S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 19- 9-2006 WL 8/WL 6 WL 2/WL 2

2 22- 9-2006 WL 6/WL 6 AVAILABLE- 0009

3 23- 9-2006 WL 4/WL 4 WL 1/WL 1

4 26- 9-2006 WL 12/WL 12 WL 4/WL 4

5 29- 9-2006 WL 15/WL 8 WL 4/WL 4

6 30- 9-2006 WL 17/WL 12 WL 9/WL 9
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You Queried For Train Number Train Name Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
7603 KCG YPR EXP 19-09-2006 GUNTAKAL JN VASCO DA GAMA GENERAL

S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -SL
1 19- 9-2006 AVAILABLE- 0001 WL 46/WL 40

2 20- 9-2006 CLASS NOT EXIST CLASS NOT EXIST

3 21- 9-2006 CLASS NOT EXIST CLASS NOT EXIST

4 22- 9-2006 AVAILABLE- 0004 AVAILABLE- 0078

5 23- 9-2006 WL 35/WL 17 WL 58/WL 40

6 24- 9-2006 CLASS NOT EXIST CLASS NOT EXIST
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@@Please Note, in 7227, you will have the option of Travelling in 2A,3A and SL, whereas in 7603 you will be given only 2A and SL.
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@@The 7603 KCG-YPR Express will haul One 2A and Two SL Coaches which will be attached to 7227 in Dronachalam itself. Very recently the Transfer Place had been shifted from Guntakal to DNC.
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@@The 7227/7228 BZA-VSG Express (tri-weekly) had been extended upto Howrah and was also accorded Superfast Status and its new number will be 2847/2848 and this 2847/2848 will run on 4 days in a week. But this change had not yet come into operation.
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@@You will be interested to know that the distance from Chennai to Hubli via Yeshwantpur is 830 Kms. whereas via Guntakal, it is 708 Kms.
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V.Srinivasa Prasad
15.9.2006/17.50 hrs.

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Originally Posted by vsp27759 Dear Tim,

From Guntakal to Vasco, you can write the Train Number as 7603 (or) 7227.
Hi VSP - I did not mention train number 7227 as it is a temporary train, and will be withdrawn after 24 Oct 2006.

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Dear Tim Makins,

Thanks for the great news that 7227 will be withdrawn after 24.10.2006 because we are very eagerly waiting for 2847/2848 and incidentally 2848 is going to be faster than 2842!!!!
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Please look at this:
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You Queried For Train Number Train Name Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
7227 AMARAVATHI EXP 21-10-2006 GUNTAKAL JN VASCO DA GAMA GENERAL

S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - SL Class -3A
1 21-10-2006 AVAILABLE- 0037 AVAILABLE- 0007

2 24-10-2006 AVAILABLE- 0042 AVAILABLE- 0009
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Since 7227 (ex.GTL on TUE/FRI/SAT) is going to be replaced with 2847 (ex.GTL on MON/WED/THU/SAT).
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As such, the 7603 will be hauling Vasco Coaches on the above 4 days after 24.10.2006 instead of the present 3 days!!!!!
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Now, please have a look at the following:-
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You Queried For Train Number Train Name Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
7603 KCG YPR EXP 23-10-2006 KACHEGUDA VASCO DA GAMA GENERAL

S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - SL Class -2A
1 23-10-2006 AVAILABLE- 0059 AVAILABLE- 0032

2 24-10-2006 CLASS NOT EXIST CLASS NOT EXIST

3 25-10-2006 CLASS NOT EXIST CLASS NOT EXIST

4 26-10-2006 ISL STN DELETED ISL STN DELETED

5 27-10-2006 ISL STN DELETED ISL STN DELETED

6 28-10-2006 CLASS NOT EXIST CLASS NOT EXIST
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@@This shows the 7603 may NOT haul the Vasco Coaches after 24.;10.2006 and as such the GTL-Vasco Passengers may have to write the Train Number as 2847.
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15.9.2006/22.05 hrs.
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Dear Tim,

.....and 7227 is NOT a Temporary Train but has been in operation for the past several years. The 7227 had been extended upto Howrah and also conferred with Superfast Express status with one more day of operation.
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Ofcourse, in this year's TT, it has been mentioned that 7227 will be replaced by Train No.2847
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V.Srinivasa Prasad
15.9.2006/22.10 hrs.
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Originally Posted by vsp27759 Dear Tim,

.....and 7227 is NOT a Temporary Train but has been in operation for the past several years. The 7227 had been extended upto Howrah and also conferred with Superfast Express status with one more day of operation.
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Ofcourse, in this year's TT, it has been mentioned that 7227 will be replaced by Train No.2847
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V.Srinivasa Prasad
15.9.2006/22.10 hrs.
I am only repeating the information on http://www.indianrail.gov.in/cgi_bin...rcdest_cgi.cgi

This page says that it is a temporary train, and will be withdrawn after 24 Oct 2006.

Tim in England
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Dear Tim,

I am giving you the information as printed in Page No.136 of South Zone Time-table in Table No.30.
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"Ofcourse, in this year's TT, it has been mentioned that 7227 will be replaced by Train No.2847"
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Let us give a big welcome to 2847/2848, though this is going to cause lot of inconvenience to VSG-KCG Passengers, but provides a great relief to KCG-VSG Passengers.

V.Srinivasa Prasad
15.9.2006/22.40 hrs.

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thanks for the info guys
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Smile Train from Chennai to Goa

Ok so whats the verdict?
Im due to Arrive in Chennai (MAA) at 09:15 29th Dec, which is Thursday
and im hoping to get to Arambol (north Goa, near Mumbai?) for NYE
to do a gig w a freind...

Whats the best route? Up to Mumbai express on Thursday?
Or wiat for the Direct train to Goa on Friday?

Love the forum, chat soon

cheers

A

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