Interoperability/validity of outstation train tickets in Mumbai local/suburban trains
vharihar
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#1
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Interoperability/validity of outstation train tickets in Mumbai local/suburban trains

I have a AC 2nd Class ticket on Udyan Exp from Bangalore to Dadar. I actually need to go to Thane but Udyan Exp doesnt halt at Thane. I plan to get down at Kalyan and take an onward local from Kalyan to Thane. Is my Udyan 2nd AC ticket valid in Mumbai local 1st class since its on the same travel segment?

Where can I find the rules of such ticket interoperability?

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#2
| Maha Guru Member
There is no interoperability. The trains and the service is different though the train runs on the same track. Mumbai Local train services have a separate ticketing (not to mention class configuration) and any Long distance train ticket is only valid on THAT specific train, not on Mumbai locals. So you need to but local ticket separately for your Kalyan-Thane section.
#3
| Eto Demerzel

Originally posted by: vharihar View Post

I have a AC 2nd Class ticket on Udyan Exp from Bangalore to Dadar. I actually need to go to Thane but Udyan Exp doesnt halt at Thane. I plan to get down at Kalyan and take an onward local from Kalyan to Thane. Is my Udyan 2nd AC ticket valid in Mumbai local 1st class since its on the same travel segment?

Where can I find the rules of such ticket interoperability?


There was a long discussion on the IRFCA forum a while ago regarding this very subject. A relevant post (not by me) from that discussion:

In Mumbai Suburban section at least, you are allowed to alight from a mail/express train short of your printed destination and take a connecting EMU in the same direction of travel to reach your intended destination. So, for example, a person holding Pune - Mumbai CST reserved ticket is allowed to get off at Kalyan or Thane and board a local train to go to Ghatkopar or Byculla using the same ticket. The passenger is, however, not allowed to track back i.e. if you have a Pune-Mumbai CST ticket you are not allowed to get off at Thane and take a local train in reverse direction to Mumbra or Diva.

The discussion can be accessed at: http://forum.irfca.org/showthread.php/18058-A-general-question-regarding-local-train-ticket

I have no personal experience with this, but the opinions of IRFCA members from Mumbai are fairly unanimous on this point.
#4
| Maha Guru Member
Wow, that is news to me. Never thought that was even allowed. How old is this change?

On a serious note, if its on IRFCA, then it should be believable and true.
#5
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Mail/Express Tickets can be used on Local Trains.
#6
| Maha Guru Member
I had a similar situation..being a frequent traveler to Surat, I would take the Bandra Terminus - Surat - Bandra Terminus tickets. I would hop on the long distance train in Borivali, taking a local suburban train from Kandivali with the same ticket.
Clarified with the Station Master and he stated that you have to travel in a II class compartment (Kandivali - Borivali) or vice versa, even if i had a 2AC ticket or higher.

Just sharing my own experience.
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#7
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Caution: Reserved Express Tickets not Allowed in Suburban

Hi Everyone,

Recently I bought a reserved ticket in IRCTC from KMU to MS. I thought like in Mumbai, tickets booked upto Dadar can get down at Kalyan and board a local EMU upto Thane, I got down at TBM and alight a suburban and got down at Kodambakkam. I was caught by a Platform Ticket examiner and charged fine Rs. 250 plus Rs.5 for ticket. I was told that Reserved Tickets are applicable only in the concerned train and not in any other trains. SO A WORD OF CAUTION TO EVERYONE. I have seen several people in Chennai/Tambaram area, travelling the same direction upto Egmore using suburban. This is not allowed and you are considered travelling without ticket.

Regards
Kannan
#8
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AFAIK, if you have a 2A ticket, you can travel in First class of EMU.
#9
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I chanced upon this post while searching for this topic. Apparently, in 2015, there was a rule change, which allows this in Chennai - here's a link. Pity that this rule wasn't in force when Mr. Kannan got caught.

But this is probably not universal. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this is only the case in Mumbai and Chennai.

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