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#181 Oct 1st, 2005, 13:04
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Mysore/Bangalore - Madurai/Trichy (also Kodaikanal)

Mysore/Bangalore - Madurai (also Kodaikanal)

Train 6732 departs Mysore daily at 18:00, gets to Bangalore City Jn at 21:00 then departs at 21:15, then departs Bangalore Cant (closer to MG Road area) at 21:30, gets to Kodaikanal Rd (bus to Kodai takes 2 hours) at 06:33, and gets to Madurai at 07:40.

Bangalore - Madurai fare: -

2-tier air con (2A) = Rs 881
3-tier air con (3A) = Rs 565
Sleeper Class (SL) = Rs 212 (not air con)


Mysore - Madurai fare: -

2A = Rs 1073
3A = Rs 690
SL = Rs 256


Train 6731 departs Madurai daily at 19:40, then Kodaikanal Rd at 20:30 then gets to Bangalore City Jn at 06:35, and departs at 07:00 and arrives at Mysore at 10:00. (probibly before 09:30 if running on time)


Mysore/Bangalore - Trichy (Tiruchchirapali)

Train 6232 departs Mysore daily at 15:45, gets to Bangalore City Jn at 18:45 then departs at 19:10, then departs Bangalore Cant (closer to MG Road area) at 19:25, and gets to Trichy at 04:05.


Trichy – Bangalore fare: -

2A = Rs 799
3A = Rs 514
SL = Rs 194


Trichy - Mysore fare: -

2A = Rs 1004
3A = Rs 647
SL = Rs 240


Train 6231 departs Trichy daily at 20:25, and gets to Bangalore City Jn at 05:55, and departs at 06:30 and arrives at Mysore at 09:30. (probibly before 09:00 if running on time)
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Goa - Southern Kerala

There are 5 main stations on the Konkan route through Goa, have a look at this thread to see what stations are closest to what beaches.


Train 6345 departs Thivim daily at 21:18, Karmali at 21:48, Madgaon at 22:40 and Canacona at 23:08, it gets to Ernakulam Jn (Cochin) at 14:05, then Alleppey at 15:10, then Kayankulam at 16:08, Quilon at 17:00, Varkala at 17:40, and Trivandrum at 18:40. (go back 2 posts for full schedule).


Train 2618 departs Thivim daily at 19:14, Madgaon at 20:20 and Karwar (Closer to South Goan beaches than Madgaon) at 21:20, it gets to Ernakulam Jn at 10:55.

Madgaon to Cochin will cost: -

2A = Rs 1356
3A = Rs 878
SL = Rs 332


Madgaon to Trivandrum will cost: -

2A = Rs 1511
3A = Rs 964
SL = Rs 353




Southern Kerala - Goa

The mainline stations for Cochin are Ernakulam Town (known locally as Ernakulam North) and Ernakulam Jn (Ernakulam South).


Train 6346 departs Trivandrum daily at 10:00, then Varkala at 10:32, Quilon 11:05, Kayankulam 11:45, Alleppey 12:55 and Ernakulam Jn at 14:10, it gets to Canacona at 05:00, Madgaon at 06:00, Karmali at 06:30 and Thivim at 07:00. (2A, 3A, SL.)


Train 6334 departs Trivandrum (Mondays only) at 15:15, then Quilon 16:20, Kottayam 18:15, and Ernakulam Town at 20:00, it gets to Karwar at 09:06, Madgaon at 10:25 and Karmali at 11:04.


Train 6336 departs Trivandrum (Thursdays only) at 15:15, then Quilon 16:20, Kottayam 18:15, and Ernakulam Town at 20:00, it gets to Canacona at 09:31, and Madgaon at 10:25.


Train 6312 departs Trivandrum (Saturdays only) at 15:15, then Quilon 16:20, Kottayam 18:15, and Ernakulam Town at 20:00, it gets to Madgaon at 10:25.


Train 6338 departs Ernakulam Jn (Wednesdays and Fridays only) at 19:55, it gets to Karwar at 09:06, Madgaon at 10:25 and Thivim at 11:18.


Train 2977 departs Ernakulam Jn (Sundays only) at 19:55, it gets to Karwar at 09:06, Madgaon at 10:25 and Thivim at 11:18.


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Train 2431 departs Trivandrum (Tuesdays & Thursdays only) at 19:15 and Ernakulam Jn at 22:45 and gets to Karwar at 10:28, then Madgaon at 11:25.

This train is the Rajdhani Express, one of India’s premier trains; all meals are included in the price.

Trivandrum – Madgaon will cost: -

1A = Rs 3550
2A = Rs 1900
3A = Rs 1275
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#183 Oct 6th, 2005, 18:36
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WL query

I need some help with the rules here. The first one is from Mandya to MEJ
which is WL 1


6732 TUTICORIN EXP 11- Oct- 2005 MYA MEJ 2A
Serial No Date Status
1 11- Oct- 2005 WL 1/WL 1


This one says WL 30/24 from Bangalore on the same day. I get in the train at Banglaore.

Train No Train Name Date Source Station Destination Station Class
6732 TUTICORIN EXP 11- Oct- 2005 SBC MEJ 2A
Serial No Date Status
1 11- Oct- 2005 WL 30/WL 24

Since Mandya comes before Bangalore and I'm willing to pay the higher fare, I'm more likely to get RAC, isn't it? i.e if I book my tkt from Mandya?


OR is it tied to cancellations from Mandya /quota alone/ which will make my seat move up to RAC?

In that typically Indian way, I'd like to jump the queue but will it allow me?Like I said, I'd pay more.

That's why I need some clarification wrt the rules here. Logically, a booking higher up the route should get priority as he'd be waiting longer to get a seat, isn't it. The only snag is the quota part which might throw a spanner in the works.
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Dear Digitaldrifter,
Please look at this:-
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Accomodation Availability Enquiry
You Queried For Train Number Train Name Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
6732 TUTICORIN EXP 5-12-2005 MANDYA MANIYACHCHI JN GENERAL

S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A
1 5-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0010
============================== ====

You Queried For Train Number Train Name Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
6732 TUTICORIN EXP 5-12-2005 BANGALORE CY JN MANIYACHCHI JN GENERAL

S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A
1 5-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0023
============================== ====
So, Mandya-MEJ Quota is less when compared to SBC-MEJ Quota.
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Hence, the confirmations, if any, from out of Mandya-MEJ Waiting List and SBC-MEJ Waiting List will be restricted to the Cancellations from the respective Quotas.
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In all probability, WL.1/WL.1 ""may"" come down to RAC!!!!!
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V.Srinivasa Prasad
6.10.2005/20.10 hrs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vsp27759 Dear Digitaldrifter,
Please look at this:-
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Accomodation Availability Enquiry
You Queried For Train Number Train Name Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
6732 TUTICORIN EXP 5-12-2005 MANDYA MANIYACHCHI JN GENERAL

S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A
1 5-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0010
============================== ====

You Queried For Train Number Train Name Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
6732 TUTICORIN EXP 5-12-2005 BANGALORE CY JN MANIYACHCHI JN GENERAL

S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A
1 5-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0023
============================== ====
So, Mandya-MEJ Quota is less when compared to SBC-MEJ Quota.
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Hence, the confirmations, if any, from out of Mandya-MEJ Waiting List and SBC-MEJ Waiting List will be restricted to the Cancellations from the respective Quotas.
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In all probability, WL.1/WL.1 ""may"" come down to RAC!!!!!
==================
V.Srinivasa Prasad
6.10.2005/20.10 hrs.
Well, for the 12th it all looks fine and dandy but let me explain. I HAVE to travel on the 11th.

I booked the tickets and it's at WL 1/2 from Kengeri. and I check all the way from Mysore to Kengeri and it was WL 1/2 and when I check SBC, it's WL 30. So, by that inference, /I think/ the WL is done in blocks along a route i.e stations A- D, E-H sort of.

Then again, I don't know. You could be right.
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matheran hill railway

I have read in this thread that the matheran hill railway is out. Does anybody know more about it? I have planed to go to matheran in january, is this possible anyway or should I forget about matheran now? Any help would be very much appreciated!
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Hi Steven
Thanks you for all your really value added information.
I'll stay 2 weeks for business in Mumbai then I plan to go by train to cancona (beach Palolem)
What is the best fare/train to go if I would like to arrive at Palolem before night ?
Many thanks
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Originally Posted by Bernard_bxl Hi Steven
Thanks you for all your really value added information.
I'll stay 2 weeks for business in Mumbai then I plan to go by train to cancona (beach Palolem)
What is the best fare/train to go if I would like to arrive at Palolem before night ?
Many thanks
Kind regards
Bernard from Brussels
Hello Bernard and welcome to indiamike.com

3 choices..........overnight, early morning, or lunchtime trains. (there are more trains, but these are the best options I think)


Train 109 (CSTM-Karwar Special) departs Mumbai CST daily at 23:55 and gets to Cancona at 12:20. (this train only runs till the 2nd July)

3-tier air con = Rs 825
Sleeper Class = Rs 303 (not air con)



Train 2051 (2051A on Wednesdays)(Jan Shatabdi) departs Dadar (Mumbai) daily at 05:30 and gets to Madgaon at 13:40.

Air con Chair Class = Rs 675
Bookable 2nd class seat = Rs 197 (not air con)

Then the following train....

Train KR1 (MAO-MAQ Passenger) departs Madgaon daily at 14:20 and gets to Cancona at 14:52. (just buy a 2nd class single for this train, about Rs20)




Train 6345 (Netravati Express) departs Lokmanya Tilak (Mumbai) daily at 11:40 and gets to Cancona at 23:06.

2-tier air con = Rs 1157
3-tier air con = Rs 813
Sleeper Class = Rs 299 (not air con)

Book these trains as far in advance as you can.
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thanks for all information

I hope there will have still place in the train
Nevertheless, I thank you very much for all your usefull information
For my trip back to mumbay, I'll go by plane.
bye bye
Bernard
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Agra - Bharatpur - Jaipur

Train 4853 (Tu, Th, Su.) and train 4863 (M, W, F, Sa.) departs Agra Fort at 06:15, gets to Bharatpur at 07:18 and gets to Jaipur at 11:40 (2A, 3A, SL).

Train 9778 departs Agra Fort daily at 18:00, gets to Bharatpur at 19:00 and gets to Jaipur at 22:30 (2A, 3A, SL).

Also see following post for another train between Agra and Bharatpur.[/QUOTE]
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One of the most important reasons for my visit to India is to ride the trains. First of all, I wish to thank all who have made this astounding rail travel information resource available.

I'm using it to plan my itinerary that runs, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Vernasi, Mumbai. There's a great deal to read and I'm printing out everything I can find - and then wil devote a day or two to absorbing it. Superb job folks!

Questions: Can I do that route in two weeks, making the usual tourist highlights along the way? If I have to drop any of the three central stops to allow more ground-time, which should I drop? Are the timetables accurate? Is there another thread or resource I should be reading other than those found here in IndiaMike or linked to in another site?

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Is Availability of Trains ?Better ?Worse ?about the same in recent years?

JersyJoe's question, "Are the timetables accurate?" brings up, for me, a broader question: Is it harder or easier now to get a seat on a train? For the most part I have been taking notes on RECENT train schedules -- but pretty much assuming that India doesn't change that much from year to year -- that if the town had 4 trains to Mumbai in 2003 it probably has about 4 trains to Mumbai this year, too -- with departure times not terribly different from what they always have been. Is this an accurate assumption? Also, now that so many Indian professionals are taking to the new lower-cost airlines, will this lead to a reduction of train seats?
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I have the impression, although it may be the success of Mr Lalu Prasad's PR machine, that Indian railways is growing fast. Apparently he has increased the number of travelling passengers, lowered the fares ---and turned India's railways into a profitable concern.

One recent plan is to double the number of tracks between major cities so that passenger trains are not held up by goods trains.

Indian railways crumbling while people take to the air? No; I don't think so
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Back to Joginder Nagar train
We have booked Delhi - Pathankot with the intention continuing to Jogindernagar by train. Seems a bit unreliable still want to do it but....
Any idea if stuck how much would taxi take and how nice would that way be nice.
Also if arriving there at nighttime is there any reasonable place to stay (250-350Rps) in Jogindernagar.
Many Thanks
Elinor & David
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Originally Posted by Nick-H I have the impression, although it may be the success of Mr Lalu Prasad's PR machine, that Indian railways is growing fast. Apparently he has increased the number of travelling passengers, lowered the fares ---and turned India's railways into a profitable concern.

One recent plan is to double the number of tracks between major cities so that passenger trains are not held up by goods trains.

Indian railways crumbling while people take to the air? No; I don't think so
There's definitely a lot more infrastructure improvements going on on Indian Railways than in Britain. Guage conversion, electrification, track doubling etc is going on all over India. And they are continually introducing badly needed new services... I get the impression it's seen as a votewinner, although the announcement of the Sampark Kranti expresses wasn't enough to keep the BJP in power a couple of years ago.

Maybe we need a Railway Minister in the UK cabinet, the system is bursting at the seams and our trains are in most respects less reliable than Indian ones.
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