can I travel in next one if missed first train deliberately?

#1 Nov 18th, 2011, 02:38
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Hi members,

I have a situation here.

I need to go from A to C via B.

1) my train_1 from A reaches B at 2:50 AM.

2) there is a train_2 leaving from B to C at 2:25, but from experience i know that train_2 from B to C is almost always late and comes after 3:00. So IF my train_1 reaches B in time and train_2 is late enough i could connect the two trains.

3)There's another train_3 from B to C at 8:00 AM. But i'll have to wait 5 hrs in station for this one after reaching B!!

My concern is that, now i have a reserved ticket from A to B in train_1. I do not know how to plan for the train from B to C.

1) Should I reserve for train_2 and IF, unfortunately, it comes on time(2:25 AM) and I miss it, can i use the same ticket to travel in train_3 Sleeper class without reservation?

OR

2)Should I reserve for train_3 and IF fortunately train_2 is late enough(~3:00 AM), can i get into train_2 sleeper class without reservation using the train_3 ticket?

I need to leave in 2 days.. Please help me plan this.
Thanks!
#2 Nov 18th, 2011, 03:58
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This is a very simple situation. This is not problem.
1. You know that according to time table, train-2 leaves after train- 1. Yet if you reserve ticket in train 2, train is on time and you miss it, it will be your own risk, your own fault, then you will be penaltised travelling in train 3.
2. If you reserve in train 3, train 2 comes late, you can catch it. If you try so, you will also be penaltised because you were reserved in train 3. It is also your fault.
In both cases, you cannot travel with same ticket.
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#3 Nov 18th, 2011, 04:41
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And now solution:
1. Universal solution, take general ticket in both conditions, and ask TTE to convert it into sleeper after paying extra fare. Otherwise enjoy general coach.
2. Contact station master. Tell him all situation. He may allow you to travel in other train. He will print stamp on your ticket with signature and write on ticket 'passenger is allowed to travel in other train due to (any reason)'. But normally he will not do so.
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Thanks Neeraj for clarifying those points.
So, there is no way i can have both trains as options to travel.

here's what i think I could do:

1) As you suggested, book General tickets for both and have them upgraded to Sleeper class. Is it possible to buy general tickets of a train from a totally distant place? like buying general tickets in B'lore for a train travel from Pune to Mumbai?

Also, I highly doubt if i'll see a TTE at 3:00 AM checking the ticket ! Also, the Sleeper coaches may be shut as the passengers close doors in winters.

2) Book Sleeper tickets for both trains. If i miss first train I'll have the option to cancel the ticket losing 50% fare (its only 70 bucks) and use the second train.
Else, if i catch the first train, I'll have the second ticket cancelled at the destination again losing 50% of fare (70 bucks).

What do you guys think ? Is there any better approach ? I dont wanna get into a soup where I have no reservations on a freezing November night!
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Option 2 above
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First of all, you cannot get Pune-Mumbai general ticket one day advance as in such case distance should be minimum 200 km. If you take Pune-Mumbai general ticket from Bangalore, you will have one day advance.
Of course, you can get general ticket from 'B' to 'C' at station 'A' but for the next day B-C distance should be more than 200 km.
Other solution is to find any station 'D' between 'B' and 'C'.
I know that it is very difficult to change trains at 2 am, but one has to bear it.
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If you have not already booked, book from A to C with reservation from A to B. You will have reservation from A To B and then can travel from B to C by general coach.
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Originally Posted by narendra.d View Post If you have not already booked, book from A to C with reservation from A to B. You will have reservation from A To B and then can travel from B to C by general coach.
This was my plan initially. But this ONWARD JOURNEY facility is not provided on a TATKAL ticket. Fot Tatkal, your ticket will be till the place you reserve a seat upto.

Hence the soup !
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True. For tatkal this can't be done. However your OP doesn't say anything about Tatkal.
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My Bad that. I was just trying to ask the core question.

Moving on with the option 2, Can anyone tell me if I will be able to CANCEL my SLEEPER ticket @ 3:00AM and @ 6:00 depending on either train I get?? Would any Cancellation(or whatever) Counters be open then ?? ELSE how to get the tickets cancelled at such odd times ?

NOTE: Cancellation will incur 50% loss as one will be after train departure(within 3 hr after dept) and the other will be before train departure (within 4 hours before dept).
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Can somebody please answer the above and wrap this thread up ?
Thanks!
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In one your earlier posts you mentioned that the ticket cost was low. Why bother about cancellation - just go on with life and close this thread .

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I haven't done a cancellation at a counter in a long time, yet I dont think you can cancel at that time of night. However do try asking at the ticket windows what can be done and post here.
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Originally Posted by zahs View Post My Bad that. I was just trying to ask the core question.

Moving on with the option 2, Can anyone tell me if I will be able to CANCEL my SLEEPER ticket @ 3:00AM and @ 6:00 depending on either train I get?? Would any Cancellation(or whatever) Counters be open then ?? ELSE how to get the tickets cancelled at such odd times?

##I still do not understand why you NOT indicated the Numbers of the Trains in which you have made the bookings, so that you would have got an appropriate answer.

##Coming back, the Cancellation Counters in the Stations would function between 8.00 a.m. and 20.00 hrs. and in some big stations, upto 22.00 hrs.

##So, if you are arriving at 3.00 a.m. or 6.00 a.m., you need to wait upto 8.00 hrs.

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