Passenger season pass will let me board Local trains?

#1 Dec 4th, 2017, 17:29
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I wish to book AC passenger train season pass and I read that it lets me travel in selected express/mail/superfast trains but what about local trains when needed? Can I board them too?

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As far as I know there are no AC passenger trains. There are talks of an AC local train from Borivali to Churchgate. However that is supposed to start in January 2018.
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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post As far as I know there are no AC passenger trains. There are talks of an AC local train from Borivali to Churchgate. However that is supposed to start in January 2018.
Thanks for your reply. I meant to say first class but by mistake typed AC.
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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post See if http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/rai...id=0,2,281,880 helps.
Thanks but it mentions only this:

(iv) Validity :Season tickets are not valid for travel in reserved coaches and trains. They are valid for travel by Passenger trains. In the case of Mail/ Express/Superfast trains, they are valid for travel by only those Mail/Express/Superfast trains where it has specifically been permitted by Railway Administration. However, they are valid for travel subject to the distance restriction otherwise applicable in individual train. The first class season ticket holders are, however, allowed to travel in first class coaches during day time only, subject to the distance restrictions applicable on the concerned train.

I had read it earlier too and it doesn't have any reference to local trains. Not sure if I can board them with the first-class pass.
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Where do you plan to travel?

Usually TTE permit first class pass holder to travel in AC compartments if you request, but it is at their discretion.
You can travel in the sleeper compartments (again at the TTE's discretion, but they are way more lenient with the rules here!).
By law you are supposed to travel in the general (unreserved) compartment.

From the link Aarosh gave -

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First class season ticket holders are not allowed to travel in AC coaches. On specific sections where there is sufficient demand of first class season tickets and it is not possible to attach first class chair cars, zonal railways may attach AC Chair car coaches, if available, for exclusive use of first class season ticket holders. On those sections, where there is no first class service, first class season tickets are not issued at all
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If you're talking about an indrail pass, then no, it can't be used on suburban trains.

There may be some confusion, Indian Railways runs many 'passenger' trains (not mail, express or superfast) these are different to suburban trains, and an indrail pass is valid for use on those 'passenger' trains.

An indrail pass is considered a 'concession' ticket, it's very important to remember this, it means it's not valid on any service that doesn't accept concession tickets, for example Suvidha trains, but the biggest problem is an indrail pass isn't valid for getting last minute Tatkal tickets.

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