What do my seat numbers mean? And do errors in the name matter?

#1 Oct 31st, 2007, 12:47
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Hi everyone,

I need someone to help me interpret these seat numbers!
We are traveling as a party of 4, and of course would like to seat together on the overnight journey!
Is seat 38 in a different berth?

Train No. & Name: 4863/MARUDHAR EXPRES
Class: 2A
Coach No: A1
Seat No:
0042/SU
0041/SL
0040/UB
0038/UB

Also, during my haste in trying to secure tickets at work,
I misspelled one of our names (but not the main person providing the ID for the e ticket).
Just a minor mistake, as i missed out an alphabet...
Does it matter? Is it necessary to cancel the entire booking and rebook again?

Regards,
Janine
#2 Oct 31st, 2007, 13:01
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All the seats are in same compartment.

UB = Upper Berth
SL = Side Lower
SU = Side Upper


I think the best option would be both Lower and Upper berths (LB and UP). 37, 38, 39 & 40.

I think the little spelling mistake should be fine.
#3 Oct 31st, 2007, 13:03
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You've accidentally got a great combination.

http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/s...sort/1/cat/500

2 side berths, and the 2 upper berths opposite the side berths.

Not that security is an issue in 2A, but now everyone can keep an eye on everyone else.

As your departure is 18:15, the seats will be made into berths soon after departing Varanasi, so seating arrangements don't really matter, there will be 2 of you lying on the upper berths and the other 2 sitting on the side lower berth, so you'll all be able to chat easily.

The carriage attendant will walk through the carriage at 05:30 (just after departing Tundla station) and bang the drum to wake you up in time for your arrival at Agra Fort station at 06:10, it's a strange way to be woken up, but it works.

The slight mistake with the name should be OK, you shouldn't have a problem.
#4 Oct 31st, 2007, 13:51
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Your best option would have been as Vir suggests but this is fine as Steven has mentioned. Only a slight difference - the side berths are a little narrower than Lower or Upper Berths so put your smallest people there!
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The side berths are slightly smaller than the average coffin.

For the rest you'll be fine ;(

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#6 Nov 1st, 2007, 09:57
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[QUOTE=janine06;400168]Hi everyone,

Also, during my haste in trying to secure tickets at work,
I misspelled one of our names (but not the main person providing the ID for the e ticket).
Just a minor mistake, as i missed out an alphabet...
Does it matter? Is it necessary to cancel the entire booking and rebook again?

It's rare for Indian railways to get the names correct anyhow ... usually when I've booked at the counter mine appears as surname and middle name - no particular order. Less of a problem with an e-or i-ticket I guess. As long as there is a passing resemblance you will be fine.
#7 Nov 1st, 2007, 13:45
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post The carriage attendant will walk through the carriage at 05:30 (just after departing Tundla station) and bang the drum to wake you up in time for your arrival at Agra Fort station at 06:10, it's a strange way to be woken up, but it works.
OK, I was just trying to see if anyone was awake.

Dont worry, I was only joking about the drums.
#8 Nov 1st, 2007, 17:56
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Wakeup Call

Silly question, but one that has been on my mind, does someone wake you up or do you have to depend on your alarm clock?
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If I have to get off the train very early I do both: set my alarm and ask the attendant to wake me.
Also take a schedule of your train along so that you know if it's running late and how long it usually stops at your destination.
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Thank you Baba.
#11 Nov 2nd, 2007, 07:42
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Hi guys,

thanks so much for ur prompt replies!
It's my first time travelling to india, which explains the ignorance...

Regards
Janine

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