Can I stay on the train during Buffer time of 6 hours?

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My train shows a buffer of 6 hours from 9pm to 3am. Can I stay in the sleep bed during that time or do you change trains. thanks
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Originally Posted by cope View Post My train shows a buffer of 6 hours from 9pm to 3am. Can I stay in the sleep bed during that time or do you change trains. thanks
Any chance of you saying which train is involved? Difficult to check out otherwise.
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A buffer is usually applicable to a 'chain' and that implies you'll change trains. Can you share the train number?
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No @cope, you can't stay in the train coach during buffer time, as the whole rack of the train goes to rail yard for cleaning & maintenance.

Sometimes the rack is used as another train and goes to another destination by converting as another train.

In stead, you may spend the intermediate period in waiting room of the railway station or if possible you may book a retiring room.
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Without knowing which train we are talking about I don't think that it is possible to be so prescriptive. I am sure that I have read about a Slip portion of a train that is detached at a station and waits there for several hours until it is attached to another train heading for the final destination.
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Yes, I agree with you, Sir!

The OP may not understand these technicalities, hence tried to explain course of actions taken once a train arrives at its destination.

The detached portions never remain on an active platform, unless it belongs to a link train where the berth/seat is booked for the whole route. In such case, the passenger is permitted to remain in the seat.
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All speculation until the OP returns with some hard information.
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Agreed, Sir!
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9925/ Gaya Nainital Express. I want to do the LKO Lucknow Charbagh NR to KGM Kathgodam section. It shows "chain". I don't really understand what that is either.

thanks for your replies
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You will have to leave 18103/Jallianwalabagh Express at Moradabad and board 15013/Ranikhet Express.

Here there is no scope of remaining in your seat as 18103/Jallianwalabagh Express will drop you there and go for forward journey to Amritsar.

15013/Ranikhet Express will arrive from Jaisalmer and carry you to your destination. You will have to spend your intermediate period (of 4h 55m) at railway station.
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Thanks for the answer. Doesn't sound like much fun. I may try for another train.
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Originally Posted by cope View Post 9925/ Gaya Nainital Express. I want to do the LKO Lucknow Charbagh NR to KGM Kathgodam section. It shows "chain". I don't really understand what that is either.

thanks for your replies
Often, if it's a bookable journey, then some carriages are detached from the first train and attached to the onward train, and you stay in those carriages.

However.

That's an old train number, and I can't find the train.

The train numbering system changed a few years ago, now all trains have 5 numbers, are you looking at an old 'Trains At A Glance'?

There's many good websites to use these days, I use erail.in

The following train looks best.

13019 Bagh Express, it arrives at Lucknow Jn at 1 minute past midnight then departs at 00:25, and gets to Kathgodam at 09:30
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post ... are you looking at an old 'Trains At A Glance'?
@cope is referring this website.
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post @cope is referring this website.
Wow, that website seems to have too much information, it's looking messy and difficult for a first timer to understand, I think I know what most of the stuff means, but the website seems to be trying to do too much and this seems to me to be at the expense of of simple, easy to understand info.

Train enthusiasts will enjoy the website a lot more than tourists.
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post @cope is referring this website.
Yes. I have always used this one. Are you saying its better to use another site.?.

I looked at erail.in before but that looked messy to me. I'll try it again.

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