Passenger train: 1.30 hours to cover 7 kms ?

#1 Jan 24th, 2012, 17:10
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I will be arriving at Khurda Road Junction from Pune en route to Puri at 5 PM and looking at the train schedules there's a passenger train 58415 at 18:20 hrs that reaches Puri in 1:20 hrs. However the next passenger train shows a gap in it's schedule that I cannot understand - it's the 58418 Gunupur-Puri passenger that arrives at Khurda Road Junction 19:10 and reaches Puri at 21:25 - the schedule shows that it arrives at the last but one station - Malatipatpur at 20:07, leaves at 20:08 and then covers the last 7 Kms in about 1:30 hrs to reach Puri at 21:25 hours. I can't understand this - any clues?
#2 Jan 24th, 2012, 17:14
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A lot of train timings include recovery timings added in towards the end of the run. The chances are that the train you mention (which leaves Gunupur at 8 a.m.) will be late when it gets to Malatipatpur.

The longer the overall trip the more recovery time that is built in.
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When was the Palasa-Gunupur line converted from Narrow Gauge to Broad Gauge?
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i have heard something abt this section.I might be wrong.Sometime back i was also looking at these options.If i can recollect its waiting for a express to cross.Even they had the name of express in the thread.its in indiamike.
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Dunno

I found this on indiarailinfo if it's any help

"In fulfillment of the announcement in the last Railway Budget, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has announced the extension of Puri-Parlakhemundi passenger train to Gunupur from August 2, 2011. The timings of this train in both the direction between Puri and Parlakhemundi will remain unchanged. Puri-Gunupur passenger will leave Puri at 07.50 hrs and reach Parlakhemundi at 18.45 hrs. It will leave Parlakhenundi at 18.50 hrs towards Gunupur. In the extended portion, this train will halt at Sitapuram Pa"

I used to think that train numbers beginning with a 5 were either narrow or metre gauge but a few recent examples have blown that theory out of the water.
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Originally Posted by Dave W View Post I used to think that train numbers beginning with a 5 were either narrow or metre gauge but a few recent examples have blown that theory out of the water.
http://www.irfca.org/faq/faq-number.html
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Dip

Thanks for that. I shall consign my theory to the bin.
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Originally Posted by Dave W View Post A lot of train timings include recovery timings added in towards the end of the run. The chances are that the train you mention (which leaves Gunupur at 8 a.m.) will be late when it gets to Malatipatpur.

The longer the overall trip the more recovery time that is built in.
Correct. This train often reaches Khurda late. Thus some extra time is provided in its last leg to recover the lost time.
Such extra time provided is known as "Slack Time".

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