Getting on train after booked station

#1 Nov 10th, 2017, 16:30
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Hi, I'm planning to travel from Madurai to Margao via the DR TEN EXPRESS in February but the 2AC berths are full for that journey. Rather than buy a waitlisted ticket I'm considering buying a ticket on the same train but from Tirunelveli to Dadar, which apparently has available 2AC berths (no idea how that can be!), but will get on at Madurai. My question is how do I know which berths we've been allocated? I assume the berth lists are station-specific and that the Madurai list will only show those passengers booked from there, the Tirunelveli list will have served its purpose and been removed.

Anyone done this before and can it work?
#2 Nov 10th, 2017, 17:51
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While booking the tickets from Tirunelveli to Madgaon there would be an option asking you to mention the boarding station. Change that to Madurai.

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Usually a large portion of seats is allotted for starting station and lesser portion allotted to enroute stations.
#3 Nov 10th, 2017, 19:16
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When I have booked my confirmed tickets through Cleartrip, the e-ticket has the berth number and coach details on it. I assume the same is true for booking direct with IRCTC.
I think the only time these are not shown is on 1st class tickets, where berths are allocated only a few hours before departure.

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#4 Nov 10th, 2017, 19:22
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The booking software is common for IRCTC and Cleartrip. The seat/berth number shown on the ticket booked through Cleartrip was provided by IRCTC.
#5 Nov 10th, 2017, 20:08
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Please be aware, if you don't change the boarding station when booking, then it will be assumed that you aren't traveling, and your berth will be given to another (RAC) passenger.

The railways are happy for you to book the longer distance, because after you change your boarding station, then they can sell another person a ticket to Madurai.
#6 Nov 10th, 2017, 21:50
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To sum it up
You can choose boarding station at the time of booking if it falls after the station from which you have booked tickets
And if your tickets are already booked you can get the boarding station changed with an application.
But if you don't board at the boarding station your seat gets allotted to someone else if the checker comes
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TC might allocate seats to someone. I think boarding station can be edited even after booking. Log in and try.
#8 Nov 13th, 2017, 15:11
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Sorted!

Thanks for the great responses everyone, it sounds straightforward enough so I'll give it a go!
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Thank you!

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