Question On Day Trains

#1 Aug 27th, 2010, 10:28
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Do Day(Only) Trains also have Sleeper Class(Both Ac and non AC)? I would think since they run only during day times - they would have only chair cars.
Example - 6853 Trichy Express.
This train departs Chennai at 08.20 am and arrives at Trichy at 04.35 pm (same day).
To my surprise this train has 1A,2A,3A and Sleeper class but no CC class. I wonder why?
What is the purpose of buying berths during the day since anyway passengers are going to sit?
Imagine the plight of 3A middle berth passengers - they pay for the berths but would not be able to sleep since other passengers may want to sit during the daytime.
Any ideas?
#2 Aug 27th, 2010, 11:03
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There's no difference in price between a berth and a seat.*

That doesn't answer your question, but it might help clarify your view of it.

* Edit: Although I guess there may be minimal differences between chair classes and their according regular classes. Hm, yes, well.

Having spent much time on trains there, my answer would be: By day, you'll sometimes find yourself in Chair Class. You often won't.

Don't ask me why that is. Overall length of that train's journey will come into play, no doubt. If its overall journey includes a night stretch, chances are you'll find yourself in regular cabins, so including berths.
#3 Aug 27th, 2010, 11:46
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6853 will go back to Chennai as an overnight train, and believe me, you don't ever want to do an overnight journey in a chair.

The 'seats' in 1A, 2A, 3A and SL (also FC) are better (in my opinion) to seats in similarly priced chair cars.
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Oh, I didn't realize 6853 will go back as an overnight train. Because the corresponding train 6854 is also a day train with the same configuration! Maybe it goes back as a different train number.
That would explain it,though. Thx
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Normally, I could tell you what overnight train 6853 would be on it's return journey, but it takes a new route since the Villupuram Jn-Mayiladuturai Jn broad gauge line opened a couple of months ago, a longer route, and I think the train number may have changed, and all the info on the following website is a few months old.

http://indianrailways.informe.com/fo...ins-dt523.html

There are quite a few trains that run daytime in one direction and overnight in the other direction, it's called a 'rake share agreement' (between 2 or more trains).

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