RAC for daytime portions of long distance trains.

#1 Jan 12th, 2008, 16:02
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I just had a thought, how are RAC ticket holders (SL & 3A) accommodated on daytime sections of long distance trains?

Where would they sit?

The person holding the confirmed upper berth is entitled to sit in one of the lower berth seats in daytime, so that means 3 people for 2 seats.

What about the new high capacity carriages, they will have 3 side berths, I know the side middle berth ticket holder is supposed to sit on the main lower berth seat, but this will get confusing when RAC ticket holders are added.

Will RAC ticket holders still be allocated side berth seats? or are the railways planning to change them to (the main) lower berth seats?
#2 Jan 12th, 2008, 16:34
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This happened to us once. My wife and I were travelling RAC in SL (Bangalore to Quilon) and at Palghat Jn. (I think at about 6am) somebody who had a confirmed ticket for the SUB boarded. However, he just wanted to sit and my wife wanted to sleep since she hadn't gotten a proper sleep sharing the berth wih me and he kindly agreed to sit downstairs while she slept upstairs. Officially what was supposed to happen, I don't know.
#3 Jan 14th, 2008, 13:53
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For those interested, I got some info from IRFCA, answers in Blue.

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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post I just had a thought, how are RAC ticket holders (SL & 3A) accommodated on daytime sections of long distance trains? Where would they sit?

The lower side berth would remain in the sleeping position, this allows 3 persons to sit there.

The person holding the confirmed upper berth is entitled to sit in one of the lower berth seats in daytime, so that means 3 people for 2 seats.

The upper berth can still be used during the day, the confirmed ticket holder would be able to use it, or allow another passenger to use it, then the lower berth can be turned into 2 seats.

What about the new high capacity carriages, they will have 3 side berths, I know the side middle berth ticket holder is supposed to sit on the main lower berth seat, but this will get confusing when RAC ticket holders are added.

Will RAC ticket holders still be allocated side berth seats? or are the railways planning to change them to (the main) lower berth seats?

RAC tickets are unlikely to be issued for the new, high capacity carriages.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post Will RAC ticket holders still be allocated side berth seats? or are the railways planning to change them to (the main) lower berth seats?

Answer - RAC tickets are unlikely to be issued for the new, high capacity carriages.
I've since heard that RAC holders use 2 (or more) of the lower 'inside' berths, though any more info on this would be appreciated.
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Dear Steven,

FIVE SLBs in Sleeper Coach are earmarked for RAC Passengers.
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THREE SLBs in 3AC Coach are earmarked for RAC Passengers.
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TWO LBs in 2AC are earmarked for RAC Passengers.
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RAC is NOT maintained for Coaches with SMBs.
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But except GR, in all other trains with SMBs, the details of SMBs are yet to be fed into the system. So those in RAC/WL are being accomodated on SMBs.:-)
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FIVE SLBs in Sleeper Coach are earmarked for RAC Passengers.
Thanks for the info VSP.

I've seen 6 SLBs used for RAC in SL on 2 trains, Darjeeling Mail and Kenchanjunga Exp, both out of Sealdah.
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U have done a real great job on the RAC/WL stuff. By the way, even the Garib Rath carries RAC. I have just been issued a RAC ticket on a Garib Rath train.
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Because of the unpopularity of the side middle births, railways is only going to use them in overnight trains and not for day trains.
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Dear jusmail,

The SMBs "shall" be continued in Garib Raths, because GRs are born with SMBs, and in all other trains they have since been removed both in SL and 3AC.
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thanks for the info.
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