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Forum: Indian Railways Dec 28th, 2016, 01:41
Replies: 8
Views: 32,255
Posted By steven_ber
Running 2 minutes late at the moment, but you're...

Running 2 minutes late at the moment, but you're likely already on way to station.
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Dec 27th, 2016, 18:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By steven_ber
I think WL41 is unlikely to get confirmed,...

I think WL41 is unlikely to get confirmed, especially at holiday time, but don't cancel, anything can happen.

Delhi to Barmer (same train, part of train splits at Jodhpur to go to Barmer) has...
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Dec 27th, 2016, 17:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By steven_ber
Can you give us date for both journeys, and class...

Can you give us date for both journeys, and class on trains?

Then we can see if WL41 might get confirmed.

Have you considered Barmer instead of Bikaner for getting back to Delhi?
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 26th, 2016, 21:41
Replies: 8
Views: 32,255
Posted By steven_ber
Carriage doors don't always open at night,...

Carriage doors don't always open at night, passengers often use the top locks, and this prevents the doors being opened from the outside, you need to hope that those locks aren't used, or an AC...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 26th, 2016, 15:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,845
Posted By steven_ber
All trains from Vasco call at Madgaon station....

All trains from Vasco call at Madgaon station. (about 40-50 minutes later)

Vasco-Chennai train only runs on Thursdays.

There's also a new train just announced, departing Vasco on Fridays at...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 23rd, 2016, 22:50
Replies: 14,220
Views: 2,977,451
Posted By steven_ber
Both of your Air Con Chair Car tickets have now...

Both of your Air Con Chair Car tickets have now confirmed., so cancel the 2s tickets.
Forum: Goa Dec 22nd, 2016, 21:43
Replies: 11
Views: 2,879
Posted By steven_ber
Would be good to have an additional option, but I...

Would be good to have an additional option, but I think they'll struggle to achieve a competitive price as for most of the year there are sufficient options, also seems strange to start the service...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 22nd, 2016, 15:06
Replies: 3,213
Views: 533,126
Posted By steven_ber
A poor newspaper article. The 10% discount...

A poor newspaper article.

The 10% discount sounds great, but when you consider the likely fare applicable is 1.5 x basic fare, so a 10% saving on basic fare still leaves the 50% increase, so 1.4 x...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 21st, 2016, 23:58
Replies: 14,220
Views: 2,977,451
Posted By steven_ber
All official Indian Railway websites have blocked...

All official Indian Railway websites have blocked foreign IP addresses from using their websites, accidentally, but it's been this way for a month.

I just used etrain.info and after about 10...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 20th, 2016, 12:25
Replies: 201
Views: 27,188
Posted By steven_ber
I'll find more information about this, then...

I'll find more information about this, then comment further, but my initial thought are, there's been 12 RAC places in SL for years (so only an increase of 2), also 8 in 3A, but only 4 in 2A.
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 19th, 2016, 16:50
Replies: 3,348
Views: 238,453
Posted By steven_ber
Time for me to bow out of this conversation, I...

Time for me to bow out of this conversation, I spent many years travelling in India and soon tired of the tourist sites and tried to get to know things from the point of view of the locals, I had way...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 19th, 2016, 16:29
Replies: 3,348
Views: 238,453
Posted By steven_ber
I don't think anyone disagrees with the black...

I don't think anyone disagrees with the black money issue and the need to do something about it, some members think there may be other reasons as well.

But the majority of members are hugely...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 19th, 2016, 15:43
Replies: 3,348
Views: 238,453
Posted By steven_ber
Is the price being paid by millions of poor...

Is the price being paid by millions of poor people a price worth paying?

Are you suggesting media moguls are inventing the suffering of the poor to discredit Modi?

What financial gains will the...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 19th, 2016, 14:48
Replies: 2
Views: 3,346
Posted By steven_ber
Interestingly, there's no arrival/departure...

Interestingly, there's no arrival/departure history data available for that date.

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Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 19th, 2016, 00:06
Replies: 3,348
Views: 238,453
Posted By steven_ber
This thread is so depressing. That's not a...

This thread is so depressing.

That's not a complaint, I want to know what's happening on a daily basis.

What's really depressing is the number of Indian members who predicted exact what is now...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 18th, 2016, 15:56
Replies: 45
Views: 5,241
Posted By steven_ber
I've not been able to get any information from an...

I've not been able to get any information from an official Indian Railway website for the last month, I feel sure many people think I'm exaggerating when I say Indian Railways blocks out all...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 18th, 2016, 15:38
Replies: 3,348
Views: 238,453
Posted By steven_ber
Venezuela seems eager to have similar fun with...

Venezuela seems eager to have similar fun with it's currency.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-38355349
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 14th, 2016, 13:12
Replies: 14
Views: 5,422
Posted By steven_ber
From a passengers point of view, the berth is...

From a passengers point of view, the berth is booked, only the name has changed, what's the problem.

From the TTC's point of view, a change in a passenger name can indicate the ticket was...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 14th, 2016, 03:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By steven_ber
You went to the trouble of registering so you...

You went to the trouble of registering so you could type out a 10 second question, a little more effort and sensitivity might persuade a member to spend more than 10 seconds on a reply.

By the...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 13th, 2016, 20:29
Replies: 14
Views: 5,422
Posted By steven_ber
A little bit of clarity please, how old will he...

A little bit of clarity please, how old will he be on his next birthday?

From reading your post I think he will not get to his 60th birthday before his journey date, in other words, he's in his...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 13th, 2016, 14:05
Replies: 45
Views: 5,241
Posted By steven_ber
That's good news, it shows foreign Senior...

That's good news, it shows foreign Senior Citizens still get Lower Berth Quota (also known as SS quota), thanks for checking.
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 13th, 2016, 12:50
Replies: 45
Views: 5,241
Posted By steven_ber
Thanks, good to know we can still get lower...

Thanks, good to know we can still get lower berths when booking early.



Can you check your PNR status/number (via Indian Railways website), it should say either 'General quota' or 'Lower Berth...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 12th, 2016, 23:40
Replies: 45
Views: 5,241
Posted By steven_ber
When Indian Railways made changes relating to...

When Indian Railways made changes relating to Senior Citizen discount, I would be very surprised if any changes needed relating to Lower Berth Quota were also made, however, there's a first time for...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 12th, 2016, 17:50
Replies: 45
Views: 5,241
Posted By steven_ber
Foreign senior citizen, lower berth question.

Have any foreign senior citizens managed to book a 'Lower Berth Quota' ticket recently?

A few months ago (4 or 5 I think), foreign senior citizens lost their senior citizen discount when booking...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 12th, 2016, 17:17
Replies: 33
Views: 12,346
Posted By steven_ber
No, thanks for linking it, I forgot about that...

No, thanks for linking it, I forgot about that post, I was disappointed it didn't get more attention, there's some beautiful tricks in there to help tourists who want to book ahead, but still keep a...
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