Thivim or Madgaon

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This may be a stupid question but if we are booking a train from Goa to Kerala, is there any disadvantage from choosing Madgaon as the starting point rather than Thivim. We have not yet finished our itinerary for Goa.

If we bought AC tickets starting from Thivim, would we have the choice of getting on later at Madgaon or would we lose our seats?

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Originally Posted by SJR View Post This may be a stupid question but if we are booking a train from Goa to Kerala, is there any disadvantage from choosing Madgaon as the starting point rather than Thivim. We have not yet finished our itinerary for Goa.

If we bought AC tickets starting from Thivim, would we have the choice of getting on later at Madgaon or would we lose our seats?

Thanks.
If you do not get on a train at the station you have booked from you run the risk that you will be classed as a 'No show' and your seat will be re-allocated.
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Originally Posted by Dave W View Post If you do not get on a train at the station you have booked from you run the risk that you will be classed as a 'No show' and your seat will be re-allocated.
OK thanks.
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Goa to Kochi

We are booking an overnight train from Goa to Kochi - the Mngla Lksdp Exp.

AC2 are available - what are these like? For a couple, would it be better to both choose upper or to go for the side upper and side lower?

Also, there is an overnight train called the Kochuveli Express also running, but it only has a waitlist, what are the chances of getting AC1 if I bought some of these tickets and how soon before the day of travel can tickets be cancelled?

Lastly, our guide book makes reference to a train called netravati 6345, but I cant seem to find it on cleartrip - is it no longer running?

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Lastly, our guide book makes reference to a train called netravati 6345, but I cant seem to find it on cleartrip - is it no longer running?
IR train numbers switched to 5 digits a few years ago. Try 16345.

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AC2 are available - what are these like? For a couple, would it be better to both choose upper or to go for the side upper and side lower?
Unless either of you is over six feet side upper & lower would be a good pick.

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Also, there is an overnight train called the Kochuveli Express also running, but it only has a waitlist, what are the chances of getting AC1 if I bought some of these tickets and how soon before the day of travel can tickets be cancelled?
Questions about Waitlists need to be posted here http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...e-only-t56727/
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OK thanks that's really helpful.
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If I have booked some tickets using clear trip but want to change the choice of birth, is it possible to amend or should I cancel and rebook? Also, for short daytime journeys, for example, Delhi to Agra what type of seat would you reccomend?
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If you are not happy with the berths allotted to you, you would need to rebook and then cancel your ticket.

If you don't plan to stay overnight in Agra then the chair car trains should be good.
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Originally Posted by SJR View Post Also, for short daytime journeys, for example, Delhi to Agra what type of seat would you reccomend?
it will depend on what accommodation is available on your chosen train. As aarosh points out the choice may be between types of chair car. CC (AC Chair Car) is ok. 3+2 seating with reasonable legroom. 2S (Second Sitting ) is more cramped 3+3 and no AC. EC is only available on Shatabdis and is like airline business class 2+2 , ample leg room and worth the money for a treat.

If the train is convential coaches we would usually go for Side Upper + Side Lower in Sleeper for a daytime trip of up to 4 hours. You get a pair of single seats by a window that opens. Plenty of room for luggage on the Upper berth.This choice assumes that we are boarding the train at its source.
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When I am looking up trains on cleartrip it sometimes says available but in black and has the 'book' button showing - anyone know what this means?

Also if I do search for lets says AC1 for two people and results show 1 available does this mean that there is only one berth available or does it mean there is one lot of two available? Because it does seem to let me book two berths and choose berth position etc.

People have mentioned that deciding on chair type depends on what is available on each train - is there a way on cleartrip of seeing all the options for a train. At the moment I am simply choosing a particular type in my search and it show the number available for that particular berth / chair type.

Lastly, I presume the reason why choosing side upper and lower for day journeys is only a good idea if you are getting on at the first station is because someone might sit in the seats? Is that right? If so, will this happen with al types of seats? and what happens if you book side upper and lower berths for an overnight train when you are not getting on at the source / start station - could they be taken by someone else?

Thanks a lot.
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When availability is 1 that means there is only 1 seat which is remaining to be confirmed. The others would be in wait list status. These wait list will confirm only if a confirmed ticket holder cancels their ticket.

Check www.erail.in or www.indiarailinfo.com. Type in to and from stations it will show you a list of trains along with the type of seating available in that train.

A confirmed seat allotted to you is yours. Even if someone else is ocupying your seat the traveling ticket checker will ensure that you are seated in the seat allotted to you.

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