Train Tickets Near Holi Time

#1 Jan 21st, 2015, 07:18
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I'm booking a train ticket for March 4 from Jaipur to Agra, and had a concern I wanted to run by the knowledgeable members here at IM...

The March 4 trains from Jaipur to Agra are filling up fast. Many classes are WL and some even WL100+.

There is one train - Jp Af Shatabdi (12035) - that still has many tickets available and the number of tickets available has not changed in nearly a week (I've been checking every day).

With not much experience with IRCTC, I found this strange. So my question is, why are all the other trains filling up so quickly, but this train - Jp Af Shatabdi (12035) - is not. Any insights?

Here is a link to Trainman that shows what I am talking about http://www.trainman.in/trains/Jaipur...s=ALL&quota=GN
#2 Jan 21st, 2015, 09:04
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Originally Posted by monthlytraveler View Post I'm booking a train ticket for March 4 from Jaipur to Agra, and had a concern I wanted to run by the knowledgeable members here at IM...

The March 4 trains from Jaipur to Agra are filling up fast. Many classes are WL and some even WL100+.

There is one train - Jp Af Shatabdi (12035) - that still has many tickets available and the number of tickets available has not changed in nearly a week (I've been checking every day).

With not much experience with IRCTC, I found this strange. So my question is, why are all the other trains filling up so quickly, but this train - Jp Af Shatabdi (12035) - is not. Any insights?

Here is a link to Trainman that shows what I am talking about http://www.trainman.in/trains/Jaipur...s=ALL&quota=GN
I think that is because of the short journey of the train, not many people may be planning such a short journey so much in advance.. As for the other trains they are long distance and hence are booked much earlier..
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Originally Posted by snotty View Post I think that is because of the short journey of the train, not many people may be planning such a short journey so much in advance.. As for the other trains they are long distance and hence are booked much earlier..
Thanks for pointing that out, snotty. I do see that to be the case looking at each's route.
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Holi festival is on March 6 this year and people visit their places to celebrate the festival, hence rush for booking.

Shatabdi is a costlier train and travelers will start booking it once the seats are full in other trains.
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post Holi festival is on March 6 this year and people visit their places to celebrate the festival, hence rush for booking.
Thanks Prakaant. It's true. This is why so many of the trains are booked with WL+ tickets only left.

But my question was why one train was empty and the others only have only WL tickets. Snotty has responded with a logical explanation that the reason is because "of the short journey of the train, not many people may be planning such a short journey so much in advance".

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