Train Jumping

#1 Jan 10th, 2011, 21:56
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Hi People,

I have a ticket booked for Jaipur to Agra and wondered would there be any problem if I were to jump off at Fatehpur Sikri instead.

And how easy would it be to get transport to Agra from there.

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#2 Jan 10th, 2011, 22:33
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The station Fatehpur Sikri lies on the Bayana-Agra Fort line and not on the Jaipur-Bharatpur-Agra Fort line so I don't see how you could jump off the train at FS - unless of course there is a train from Jaipur to Agra Fort that makes a detour via Bayana. My knowledge of the Indian Railway system is somewhat dated though.

And BTW Mistlethrush, that's Aberdeen or thereabouts isn't it?
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Thumbs up Fatehpur or Bust

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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post The station Fatehpur Sikri lies on the Bayana-Agra Fort line and not on the Jaipur-Bharatpur-Agra Fort line so I don't see how you could jump off the train at FS - unless of course there is a train from Jaipur to Agra Fort that makes a detour via Bayana. My knowledge of the Indian Railway system is somewhat dated though.

And BTW Mistlethrush, that's Aberdeen or thereabouts isn't it?
Sorry I should have said Achhnera it's about 15km away from FS.

As for Mistlethrush, not sure of the Aberdeen connection but it's bit of a cryptic reference to Roy Harper and his album 'Stormcock'.
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You can always get off the train earlier than your booked destination, but the rest of your ticket wouldn't be valid for any later travel to your original destination (I'm not sure if you'd be able to use your ticket on the same day in 2nd unreserved to get to your original destination, but certainly not if it was on a different route).

I'm sure there are countless buses from FS to Agra, there are also a few trains.
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Is there a direct road from Achhnera to FS? (there is from Bharatpur to FS)
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Thumbs up Well spotted

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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post Is there a direct road from Achhnera to FS? (there is from Bharatpur to FS)
Cheers Steve, I'll check it out.
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There's an option you may not have thought of, stay in Bharatpur and visit FS (without your luggage) and Agra on day trips, Bharatpur is very laid back and relaxing and could be a welcome break from some of the big cities, Bharatpur also has EXCELLENT transport links, and if you're heading to Varanasi later on the Marudhar Express, the train passes through Bharatpur, and Bharatpur is also on the larger Jaipur quota, meaning more tickets available than bookings from Agra.

Deeg is also about 25-30kms from Bharatpur (the opposite way from FS) and looks to be a great place to visit (I never got there).
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Originally Posted by Mistlethrush View Post As for Mistlethrush, not sure of the Aberdeen connection but it's bit of a cryptic reference to Roy Harper and his album 'Stormcock'.
Sorry, I didn't make myself clear. I just figured 57N/2W is Aberdeen or thereabouts.
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Thumbs up Albion

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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post Sorry, I didn't make myself clear. I just figured 57N/2W is Aberdeen or thereabouts.
Ha, I see. It's actually 53N/2W, just north of Manchester.
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Originally Posted by Mistlethrush View Post Ha, I see. It's actually 53N/2W, just north of Manchester.
Sorry again, the barrage of digits must have confused me
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post (I'm not sure if you'd be able to use your ticket on the same day in 2nd unreserved to get to your original destination, but certainly not if it was on a different route).
Correct...reserved ticket is only valid for the train in which it is booked. Not even in another train's unreserved coach. I have seen once a passenger was treated as without ticket though he was carrying a reserved ticket of a train which he missed and boarded the next available train.
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Originally Posted by Dhrubatara View Post Correct...reserved ticket is only valid for the train in which it is booked. Not even in another train's unreserved coach. I have seen once a passenger was treated as without ticket though he was carrying a reserved ticket of a train which he missed and boarded the next available train.
TO add/clarify if you miss a train on which you hold a reservation, you need to get permission on the ticket from the station master to travel even in General coach on another train. If you don't get that permission, you are considered without ticket.
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Originally Posted by narendra.d View Post TO add/clarify if you miss a train on which you hold a reservation, you need to get permission on the ticket from the station master to travel even in General coach on another train. If you don't get that permission, you are considered without ticket.
The Station Master never gives permission...in general. He always suggest to cancel the ticket and get an unreserved ticket....
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Originally Posted by Dhrubatara View Post The Station Master never gives permission...in general. He always suggest to cancel the ticket and get an unreserved ticket....
Generally true, but a sob story with a sorry face sometimes works for some people.
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BTW, what is the railway rules??? Any idea???

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