PNR - RS (Road Side?)

#1 Dec 12th, 2008, 21:56
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Hey,

I need fast information, I leave for the train in 30 minutes.

I booked five SL ticket, which were waitlisted (not heavily, 40 WL a month ago). I just checked the PNR, and seems I have:
RS6 39
RS6 39
RS6 47
RS6 47
RS6 55
Does it mean I got only 3 berths for 5 people? How the heck is that possible if it's not a RAC ticket? What does it mean?

I'm really starting to hate IRCTC, every time I travel there is some problem!!!

Thanks for PROMPT reply
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#2 Dec 12th, 2008, 23:07
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Sorry, seeing you posted a couple of hours ago, it looks like a knowledgable person didn't drop by in the timeframe needed.

But I'm puzzled, and hope you get back to us on what it turned out to mean.

Hope you managed to make your journey...
#3 Dec 15th, 2008, 10:48
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Hey, I'm back. The weekend was awesome!

The abbreviation RS means Road Side (Quota for 'smaller' stations on the road). After we boarded the train a really nice conductor found us two extra berths, so it seems RS works exactly like RAC (on the other hands it might be he did that only because we were foreigners, dunno).

On the way back on the same route we also didn't get full confirmation, but this time we were shown on the chart as normal RAC.
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Thanks for the feedback! Glad you made your trip ok
#5 Dec 18th, 2008, 13:30
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Dear Namche,

In your case, RS does not mean "Road-side"!!!!
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Here R means RAC and S-6 is the Coach Number and 39 is your seat Number!!!
#6 Dec 18th, 2008, 13:53
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I have changed the thread title as, the OP having made his journey, 'info needed fast' no longer applies --- but we are still learning about the answers!
#7 Dec 18th, 2008, 13:54
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Hi,
RS means RAC sitting and two people sit on one long seat which is as good as a slipper shared by two people hence one seat no for two persons. In Indian Railway trains in the slipper class on the right hand side of the sleeper coach there are 6 sleepers, three on each side. The top most sleeper and the lower bearths are permanant, the middle one is flattened to make a sleeper bed after 9.00 p.m. till that time it serves as back rest for the people on the lower bearth. During day all three occupants share the lower bearth as sitting seats.
On the other side i.e. left hand side of the coach there are two small sleeper bearths, one above each other. The lower one can be converted into two seats facing each other while the upper one is fixed. The lower bearth is to be shared by two persons after 9.00 pm hence the same seat nos. It's better then having no seats than share the bearth with your freinds.

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