Boarding at a later station

#1 Aug 15th, 2008, 17:07
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I am traveling with me parents from Madurai to Chennai. We are considering cutting our stay in Madurai short by one day, go to Trichy and board the train there. Booking the tickets was a bit of a pain, at the IR website.

Do we have to cancel the old tickets (and lose our reservation) and then go through the hassle of re-booking, or can we just board the train in Trichy instead?

We are not looking for a refund or anything. We are going on the daytime Vaigai Express on the 20th.
#2 Aug 15th, 2008, 17:14
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Unless you had mentioned your boarding station while booking(I am not sure whether this option is available for e-tickets) your seats could be given to waitlisted passengers if they turn up.
#3 Aug 15th, 2008, 17:17
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I have several times booked to Old Delhi, but boarded at Delhi Cantt (without notifying)with no problem. This however is only about 30 mins. after Old Delhi station.
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#4 Nov 21st, 2011, 18:31
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If i want to board the board the train from the next station, is it necessary to change the boarding point by applying by writing to the nearest station? Or the boarding from the next station is allowed with the same ticket without changing the boarding point?
#5 Nov 21st, 2011, 18:44
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My observation says:
The TTE starts visiting the reserved bogeys (of SLEEPER class) only after one or two stops cross from originating station. Even if they visit early, they just mark reserved but yet unoccupied seats.
They recheck the status after one or two stoppage. If still unoccupied, then assumes it as vacant and do the reallotting of seats, that too, first to RAC quota.
It is assumed that the passengers might have boarded but yet to reach their seats and would be settling in the intermediate period.
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#6 Nov 21st, 2011, 19:13
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Thats usually the case, but ONLY if the later stations are a short distance away. If they are longer he is more than likely to NOT wait for the passenger to show up.
#7 Nov 21st, 2011, 20:15
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One example to exhibit:
All the trains starting from Indore reach Ujjain in around one and a half hour. There is one stoppage in between - Dewas. The TTEs start allotting seats only after trains start from Ujjain.
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