Varanasi to Agra train - have I made a mistake?

#1 Nov 14th, 2011, 15:07
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Hi All,

This is my first posting to the forum, but I have been thrawling through previous posts for some time now.

Thinking I had finally got my head around train bookings, I had a go at booking a trip for my wife and I in January from Varanasi to Agra on the 'Marudhar Expres' (via Cleartrip)

Once I had made my booking I saw that My booking was confirmed (as follows): A1/ 36/ Confirmed (AC 2 Tier (2A))

But my wife was added to 'RAC - 1'

As I understand, RAC-1 allows the passenger to board the train, but does this mean that they will be included in the same class (i.e. AC2). Is this correct?

I was a little concerned after I saw this, obviously I want to travel as closely as possible with my Wife - and share a cabin with her.

Would anyone be able to shed a little more light on what this may mean? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ramilio
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They will be included in the same class but not necessarily the same coach. There are two 2AC coaches in this train.

If the RAC status changes to confirmed then you can request for the seat to be exchanged with other passengers.

If status does not change then the seat will be shared with another passenger.
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As January is quite a while away and your status is RAC 1, I don't think you need to worry. It will get confirmed and most likely that you will be in the same coach.
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Originally Posted by Ramilio View Post Hi All,


As I understand, RAC-1 allows the passenger to board the train, but does this mean that they will be included in the same class (i.e. AC2). Is this correct?

I was a little concerned after I saw this, obviously I want to travel as closely as possible with my Wife - and share a cabin with her.

Would anyone be able to shed a little more light on what this may mean? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ramilio
This train has only one AC2 coach so even if the RAC doesn't confirm you will be travelling in the same vehicle.
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Originally Posted by Ramilio View Post share a cabin with her.
You wont be sharing a cabin, there arent any in 2AC.

RAC1 will get confirmed, 99.99999999999%

And you should easily get a swap, you're in a side upper berth, chances are, your partner will get an 'inside' berth, and the person in 35 (side lower, below you) will likely be happy to swap.
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Hi All,

Thankyou for your responses. I feel a little more comfortable now, especially if there is a good possibility of us being in the same vehicle.

Thanks,
Paul

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