300 min halt

#1 Oct 9th, 2014, 00:51
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I want to catch a train from Madgaon to Hyderabad. The train that comes up on erail.com is the 18048 VSG HOWRAH EXP. If you do a search for this train it goes from goa to kolkata NOT via Hyderabad. Anyway a train is listed with same train number that goes to Hyderabad (Kacheguda) with a halt of 300 minutes at Guntakal Jn. I am a bit confused by this. Is it the case that carriages get disconnected from one train and connected to another? If there really is a halt of 5 hours can you just sit in the carriage the whole time?!

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Yes the carriage gets disconnected and connected to another train. You can explore the station during the time.
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Originally Posted by webby01 View Post I want to catch a train from Madgaon to Hyderabad. The train that comes up on erail.com is the 18048 VSG HOWRAH EXP. If you do a search for this train it goes from goa to kolkata NOT via Hyderabad. Anyway a train is listed with same train number that goes to Hyderabad (Kacheguda) with a halt of 300 minutes at Guntakal Jn. I am a bit confused by this. Is it the case that carriages get disconnected from one train and connected to another? If there really is a halt of 5 hours can you just sit in the carriage the whole time?!

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No need to worry
Your train has what they call a "Slip Route" at Guntakal Jn.

The train 18048 VSG HOWRAH EXP will reach Guntakal Jn at 5:10 PM and then the compartments bound for Hyderabad (Kacheguda) will get disconnected and the remaining 18048 train will depart for Kolkata.

Your disconnected compartment will then get connected with the Train: Kacheguda Exp (17604) which will depart at 10:10 PM from Guntakal Jn (GTL) and arrive 5:00 AM at Kacheguda (KCG).

Yes, there is a long halt of about 5 hours at Guntakal and you can just stay in your compartment and relax but make sure that the sign outside your compartment reads that the compartment is bound for Hyderabad (Kacheguda) and not Kolkata.

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