Registering for train tickets from abroad - English Address?
Marky
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Registering for train tickets from abroad - English Address?

Having read the guides for registering to book tickets from abroad i'm missing some pretty important information.

If I enter my home address in the first 3 input boxes, i.e.
123 anywhere road
coventry
cv4 5jk

What do I then enter in the mandatory field for City, State and Pin/Zip?
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#2
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It accepts a lot, so if you only want to reserve etickets, just repeat some info, it worked for me from Belgium.

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#3
| Loud Noisy Bird
I think the PIN has to be indian.

I don't think it has to make sense. So don't worry about it matching the rest of the address!

try 600 004 (or 600004?) That's Mylapore, Chennai...
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Just make up a pin number, works fine or use the one Nick provided. It doesn't need to match the address you gave!!
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#5
| Loud Noisy Bird
But it has to be Indian format, I think: 6 figures numeric...
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I've registered now then. I put down my Coventry address but from the mandatory fields stated i was located in Delhi and put the pin of my hotel.

Now im getting frustrated with booking, the site I book on doesn't appear to be the same as that described on this post: http://www.indiamike.com/india/showt...ead.php?t=4305

Im still not able to book tickets for March (not flying to india until 6th march), I cant follow these instructions for love nor money. What website should I be accessing to book tickets? Im using http://www.irctc.co.in

The problems i've got are :
1. I don't know which ticket to book, I-ticket or E-ticket
2. When I select a ticket it won't give me the choice to collect the ticket at New Delhi station.

oh... and im frustated which never helps. No doubt i've misread or simply missed something critical.
Arriving in Delhi on March 7th 2007, hopefully I won't miss too many Man Utd matches on the way to the title.

Blogging my journey at: http://markledger.blogspot.com
#7
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Adding the following to any thread I can think of to avoid repeat questions.

I-Ticket = book on the net, have it delivered to an address in India, a hotel or travel agent for example, you can no longer pick these tickets up at the station.

E-Ticket = Book on the net, then print the ticket on your home computer.


Advance reservations.

Most tickets can only be booked 60 days in advance, a few tickets can only be booked 30 days in advance. (Some Intercity and daytime, short distance trains)


Opening times for train bookings.

Booking through Internet is allowed from 5 AM to 11.30 PM (IST)
23:30 - 18:00 GMT
#8
| Maha Guru Member
Naturaly-you will be choosing e-ticket. Fill up your passport no: as identity of traveller.

It is not easy to handle codes of stations but it is fun-spend some time or post your problem here-we will try to help.
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Cheers guys, I'll try it again later and hopefully succeed.

Hopefully they can guarantee me side berths in the sleeper class but I doubt it.
Arriving in Delhi on March 7th 2007, hopefully I won't miss too many Man Utd matches on the way to the title.

Blogging my journey at: http://markledger.blogspot.com
#10
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Got two passengers booked woohoo!

Have no idea where though , the seat reference says:
S6/0001/CONFIRMED and S6/0008/CONFIRMED

I asked for a side upper and lower, the upper clearly being a bad move, only just realised it don't have windows, doh! :)

Do the above numbers make sense to anyone else?
Arriving in Delhi on March 7th 2007, hopefully I won't miss too many Man Utd matches on the way to the title.

Blogging my journey at: http://markledger.blogspot.com
#11
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Is that seats/berths 1 + 8 in Sleeper Class?

What train?

From where to where?

How tall are both of you?

Do either of you have long toa nails?
#12
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Originally posted by: steven_berIs that seats/berths 1 + 8 in Sleeper Class?

What train?

From where to where?

How tall are both of you?

Do either of you have long toa nails?



Jhelum Express
New Delhi to Agra
we're 6'4 and 6'2 so no lying down for us, long toes nails? er.. no

Ticket simply says:
S# Name Age Sex Seat/Berth Coach Status
1 MARK 25 Male 0001 S6 CONFIRMED
2 PAUL 23 Male 0008 S6 CONFIRMED
Arriving in Delhi on March 7th 2007, hopefully I won't miss too many Man Utd matches on the way to the title.

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#13
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Originally posted by: MarkyJhelum Express
New Delhi to Agra
we're 6'4 and 6'2 so no lying down for us, long toes nails? er.. no

Ticket simply says:
S# Name Age Sex Seat/Berth Coach Status
1 MARK 25 Male 0001 S6 CONFIRMED
2 PAUL 23 Male 0008 S6 CONFIRMED


I thought it was a long journey and was going to suggest how to swap berths.

Side berths are heaven for daytime travel, but no good if you're tall for overnight journeys.

I'll guess that you booked Sleeper Class, because I'm 95% sure S6 means Sleeper Class coach 6.

Seats 1 + 8 are window seats, 8 is a side berth window seat (single seat) and 1 is part of a group of 6 seats (2 X 3).

long toes nails? - just for a laugh, I ask these questions so many times, I got to add something to keep me sane.;)

That train may be a little late as it starts it's journey in Jammu the night before.
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cheers for your help mate. I will be back asking for advice on how to swap berths tomorrow.. haha
Arriving in Delhi on March 7th 2007, hopefully I won't miss too many Man Utd matches on the way to the title.

Blogging my journey at: http://markledger.blogspot.com

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