March 31, 2015

AIR-CONDITIONED SUPERFAST WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAINS

Air-conditioned superfast weekly special trains between Howrah – Chennai Central





            Train No.02841 Howrah – Chennai Central air-conditioned superfast weekly special train will leave Howrah at 12.40 hrs. o­n 07.04.2015, 14.04.2015 & 21.04.2015 (Tuesdays) and reach Chennai Central at 14.50 hrs. the next day.





            Train No.02842 Chennai Central – Howrah air-conditioned superfast weekly special train will leave Chennai Central at 17.10 hrs. o­n 08.04.2015, 15.04.2015 & 22.04.2015 (Wednesdays) and reach Howrah at 18.30 hrs. the next day.





            Composition of the trains: AC 2-tier – 3 coaches, AC 3-tier – 8 coaches.


         


            The trains will stop at Kharagpur, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Vishakapatnam and Vijayawada.








Advance reservations for Train No.02842 Chennai Central – Howrah air-conditioned superfast weekly special train will commence o­n 01.04.2015.
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Eight Express Trains Permanently Augmented with one Additional AC III Tier Coach

Train No. 17018 / 17017 Secunderabad – Rajkot - Secunderabad Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III tier Coach from 1st June, 2015 Ex. Secunderabad and from 3rd June, 2015 Ex. Rajkot.

2.       Train No. 17037 / 17038 Secunderabad – Bikaner - Secunderabad Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III tier Coach from 2nd June, 2015 Ex. Secunderabad and from 5th June, 2015 Ex. Bikaner.

3.    Train No. 17002 / 17001 Secunderabad – Shirdi Sainagar - Secunderabad Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III tier Coach from 5th June, 2015 Ex. Secunderabad and from 6th June, 2015 Ex. Shirdi Sainagar.

4.        Train No. 17487 / 17488 Tirupati – Visakhapatnam - Tirupati Tirumala Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III tier coach from 1st June, 2015 Ex. Tirupati and  2nd June, 2015 Ex. Visakhapatnam.

      These additional AC III Tier Coaches will carry 256 additional passengers daily.
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Thirty Two Summer Special Trains between Vijayawada –Tirupati & Tirupati – Kakinada Town

In order to clear extra rush of passengers during Summer season, thirty two Summer Special Trains will run between Vijayawada - Tirupati and Tirupati - Kakinada Town as per the following schedule:-

I)   Train No. 07259/07260 Vijayawada-Tirupati-Vijayawada Summer Special Trains (16 Services):-

Train No. 07259 Vijayawada – Tirupati special train will depart Vijayawada at 11:15 pm o­n 2nd, 9th, 16th& 30th April and 7th, 14th, 21st& 28th May, 2015 (Thursdays) and arrive Tirupati at 09:25 am o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 07260 Tirupati – Vijayawada special train will depart Tirupati at 07:55 pm o­n 5th, 12th& 19th April and 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st  May, 2015 (Sundays) and arrive Vijayawada at 04:50 am o­n the next day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at New Guntur, Tenali, Chirala, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur, Srikalahasti and Renigunta stations in both the directions. These special trains will have   15 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, six Sleeper Class, five General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.

II)Train No. 07261/07262 Tirupati–Kakinada Town–Tirupati Summer Special Trains  (16 services):-

Train No. 07261 Tirupati – Kakinada Town special train will depart Tirupati at 07:55 pm o­n 3rd, 10th & 17th April and 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd& 29th May, 2015 (Fridays) and arrive Kakinada Town at 08:15 am o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 07262 Kakinada Town – Tirupati special train will depart Kakinada Town at 08:05 pm o­n 4th, 11th & 18th April and 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th May, 2015 (Saturdays) and arrive Tirupati at 10:15 am o­n the next day.

           Enroute, these special trains will stop at Renigunta, Srikalahasti, Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Chirala, Tenali, New Guntur, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry and Samalkot stations in both the directions. These special trains will have 15 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, six Sleeper Class, five General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches. 
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SER TO REGULATE TRAIN SERVICES FOR COMMISSIONING OF ELECTRONIC INTERLOCKING SYSTEM AT TIKIAPARA

In connetion with the commissioning of Electronic Interlocking Signalling System by replacement of old assets and Yard remodeling work at Tikiapara of Kharagpur Division, S E Railway will undertake Non-Interlocking work at Tikiapara Station o­n 03/4/2015 (Friday), 04/4/2015 (Saturday) and 05/4/2015 (Sunday). With commissioning of this electronic interlocking system and Yard remodeling the facility of train movements specially with the 4thline between Tikiapara and Santragachi will be much more easier and hassle free in this extremely busy section. However, o­n 5/4/2015(Sunday) the EMU locals will run as per TimeTable and there will be no additional cancellation o­n that day.


Due to the Non- Interlocking work , some EMU/MEMU Trains will be cancelled and some EMU/MEMU and Mail/Express trains will be short originated/short terminated/rescheduled.


TRAINS TO BE CANCELLED o­n 3rd & 4th APRIL, 2015


25 Up Trains

25 Down Trains

Howrah-Midnapur EMU Local – 01

Mecheda-Howrah EMU Local – 04

Howrah-Amta EMU Local -02

Panskura-Howrah EMU Local – 13

Howrah-Panskura EMU Local – 13

Amta-Howrah EMU Local -02

Howrah-Mecheda EMU Local – 04

Midnapur-Howrah EMU Local – 01

Howrah-Uluberia EMU Local - 03

Kharagpur-Howrah EMU Local - 01

Howrah-Kolaghat EMU Local -01

Uluberia-Howrah EMU Local – 03

Howrah-Kharagpur EMU Local – 01

Kolaghat-Howrah-01


SHORT ORIGINATION OF EMU/MEMU/PASSENGER TRAINS FROM SANTRAGACHI INSTEAD OF HOWRAH o­n 3rd & 4th APRIL, 2015


Ø58001 Howrah-Puri-Santragachi Passenger scheduled to leave Howrah at 23:50 hours o­n 02/4/2015 and 03/4/2015 will originate from Santragachi at 00:15 hours o­n 03/4/2015 and 04/4/2015 respectively.

Ø38703 Howrah-Kharagpur Local from Santragachi at 03:34 hours.

Ø58003 Howrah-Bhadrak Passenger from Santragachi at 15:47 hours.

Ø58015 Howrah-Adra Passenger from Santragachi at 18:00 hours.

Contd……..P/2


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SHORT ORIGINATION OF MAIL/EXPRESS TRAINS FROM SANTRAGACHI INSTEAD OF HOWRAH FROM 3rdAPRIL TO 5th APRIL, 2015


Ø12857 Howrah-Digha Tamralipta Express from Santragachi at 06:58 hours o­n and from 3rd April to 5thApril, 2015

Ø12865 Howrah-Purulia Lalmati Express from Santragachi at 08:46 hours o­n 03/4/2015

Ø18001 Howrah-Digha Kandari Express from Santragachi at 14:33 hours o­n and from 3rd to 5thApril, 2015


SHORT TERMINATION OF EMU/MEMU/PASSENGER TRAINS AT SANTRAGACHI INSTEAD OF HOWRAH o­n 3rd & 4th APRIL, 2015


Ø38830 Midnapur-Howrah Local

Ø58016 Adra-Howrah Passenger

Ø58004 Bhadrak-Howrah Passenger


SHORT TERMINATION OF MAIL/EXPRESS TRAINS AT SANTRAGACHI INSTEAD OF HOWRAH FROM 3rdto 5th APRIL, 2015


Ø12866 Purulia-Howrah Lalmati Express o­n 03/4/2015

Ø12858 Digha-Howrah Tamralipta Express from 3rd to 5th April, 2015

Ø18002 Digha-Howrah Kandari Express from 3rd to 5th April, 2015

Ø12884 Purulia-Howrah Rupasi Bangla Express from 3rd to 5th April, 2015


RESCHEDULING OF MEMU TRAIN o­n 3rd & 4th APRIL, 2015


Ø38701 Howrah-Kharagpur MEMU Train will be rescheduled to leave Howrah at 04:15 hours instead of 03:00 hours.
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6 TRAFFIC BLOCKS ON TRANS HARBOUR LINE BETWEEN THANE AND VASHI / NERUL STATIONS

TRAFFIC BLOCKS o­n TRANS HARBOUR LINE
BETWEEN THANE  AND VASHI / NERUL STATIONS

Central Railway will operate  6 day time traffic blocks o­n Up and Dn (both) Trans Harbour lines between Thane and Vashi / Nerul for Engineering works. The details are as under-

Traffic section - Up and Dn Trans Harbour Line
Days of Block  - 2.4.2015 to 8.4.2015 (Except Sunday 5.4.2015) 6 Blocks
Duration of Block- 12.45 hrs to 14.15 hrs ( 01.30 hrs) o­n each day.

Due to these blocks 14 services (i.e. 7 Up and 7 Dn) will remain cancelled during the block period. The block o­n Dn line will be operated after the passage of Nerul local leaving Thane at 12.22 hrs and o­n Up line will be operated after the passage of Thane local leaving Nerul at 12.08 hrs.

Cancellation of DN Trans Harbour Line services o­n block days

1. Vashi locals leaving Thane at 12.35 hrs, 13.00 hrs, 13.27 hrs & 14.00 hrs
2. Panvel locals leaving Thane at 12.50 hrs and 13.13 hrs
3. Nerul local leaving Thane at 13.40 hrs

Cancellation of UP Trans Harbour Line services o­n block days

1. Thane locals leaving Vashi at 12.22 hrs, 12.50 hrs, 13.20 hrs & 13.45 hrs
2. Thane locals leaving Panvel at 12.13 hrs & 13.12 hrs
3. Thane locals leaving Nerul at 13.02 hrs.

Passengers are requested to bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused by these blocks.
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NORTHEAST FRONTIER RAILWAY(NFR) TO RUN PREMIUM SUPERFAST WEEKLY EXPRESS TRAINS BETWEEN KAMAKHYA-BANGALORE CANTT-KAMAKHYA

Northeast Frontier Railway(NFR) has advised to run Premium Superfast Weekly Express trains betweenKAMAKHYA-BANGALORE CANTT-KAMAKHYA (Train Nos.22504/
22503)for08Trips in each direction, as per the following details:-
Train No.22504 KAMAKHYA-BANGALORE CANTT. PREMIUM WEEKLY SUPERFAST EXPRESS will depart atKAMAKHYA at 20-30 hrs. on every Tuesday, i.e. on 07th, 14th,21st, 28th April, 2015, 05th, 12th, 19th,& 26th May, 2015 (Total : 08 trips only) and arrive at BANGALORE CANTT. station at 21-15 hrs., on Thursday.

En route, the Weekly Premium Superfast Express Train will arrive/depart atNew Jalpaiguri at 02-35/02-45hrs(Wednesday);Howrah at 12-20/12-40 hrs ; Bhubaneswar at 19-10/19-15 hrs; VIJAYAWADA at 07-45/08-00 hrs. and arrive/depart at Chennai Central at 14-50/15-15 hrs.

In the return direction, Train No. 22503 BANGALORE CANTT-KAMAKHYA PREMIUMWEEKLYSUPERFASTEXPRESS will depart atBANGALORE CANTT. station at 10-15 hrs., on every Friday,i.e. on 10th, 17th,24th April, 2015, 01st, 08th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th May, 2015(Total : 08 trips only) and arrive atKAMAKHYA Station at 11-25 hrs., on Sunday.

En route, the Weekly Premium Superfast Expresswill arrive/depart at Chennai Central at 15-55/16-25 hrs; VIJAYAWADA at 23-40/23-55 hrs; Bhubaneswar at 11-45/11-50 hrs(Saturday); Howrah at 18-30/18-50 hrs; and arrive/depart at New Jalpaiguri at 04-15/04-25 hrs.


ThePremium Weekly Superfast Expresshastotal20 Coaches, consisting of Four 2-tier AC coaches, Five 3-tier AC coaches, Eight Second Class Sleepers, Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake Vans-cum-disabled coaches and a Pantry car.
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SOUTHERN RAILWAY (SR)TO RUN WEEKLY EXPRESS SPECIAL TRAINS

Southern Railway(SR) has advised this railway that they have decided to runWeekly Express Special Trains between YESVANTPUR-ERANAKULAM-YESVANTPUR (Tr. Nos.01665/01666) Stations for 02 trips in each direction as per the following timings, stoppages and dates of services.

Accordingly, Train No.01665 YESVANTPUR-ERNAKULAM WEEKLY EXPRESS SPECIAL will depart atYESVANTPURstationat 23-30hrs.onThursdays,i.e. on 02nd & 30th April, 2015 and arrive at ERNAKULAMStation at 11-55 hrs., on Fridays. (Total : 02 Trips only).

En route, the Weekly Express Specialwill arrive/depart at Krishnarajapuram at 23-55/23-57 hrs.; Bangarpet at 00-50/00-52 hrs; depart at Jollarpettai A Cabin at 01-45 hrs; arrive/depart at Salem at 03-25/03-30 hrs; Erode at 04-35/04-55 hrs; Tiruppur at 05-38/05-40 hrs; Coimbatore at 07-05/07-10 hrs; depart at Podhanur at 07-25 hrs; Palghat at 08-25/08-30 hrs; Ottapalam at 08-58/09-00 hrs; depart at Shoranur B Cabin at 09-35 hrs; arrive/depart at Trishur at 10-15/10-20 hrs; Aluva at 11-03/11-05 hrs; and arrive/depart at Ernakulam Town at 11-23/11-25 hrs.

In the return direction,Train No.01666 ERNAKULAM-YESVANTPUR WEEKLY EXPRESS SPECIALwill depart atERNAKULAMstation at14-55hrs. on Fridays, i.e. on 03rd April, 2015 & 01st May, 2015and arrive atYESVANTPUR station at 03-30 hrs.,onSaturdays. (Total : 02 trips only).


En route, theWeekly Express Special will arrive/depart at Aluva at 15-18/15-20 hrs; Trishur at 16-10/16-15 hrs; depart at Shoranur B Cabin at 17-15 hrs; Ottapalam at 17-28/17-30 hrs; Palghat at 18-15/18-20 hrs; depart at Podhanur at 19-36 hrs; Coimbatore at 19-40/19-45 hrs; Tiruppur at 20-28/20-30 hrs; Erode at 21-20/21-35 hrs; Salem at 22-30/22-35 hrs;depart at Jolapettai A Cabin at 00-20 hrs(Sat.); Bangarpet at 01-40/01-42 hrs; and arrive/depart at Krishnarajapuram at 02-50/02-52 hrs.

              The Weekly Express Special will haveTotal 21 Coaches,consistingOne AC 2-tier coach, Three AC 3-tier coaches,Eleven Second Class Sleeper Coaches, Four General Second Class coaches and Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake vans.
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SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY RUNS WEEKLY PREMIUM EXPRESS SPECIAL TRAINS

 South Eastern Railway has communicated to this railway that they have decided to run Weekly Premium Express Special Trainsbetween HOWRAH-YESVANTPUR-HOWRAH (Train Nos.02863/02864) for 13 trips in each direction,m to clear extra rush of traffic during Summer, as per the following timings and other details:--

Accordingly, Train No.02863 HOWRAH-YESVANTPUR WEEKLY PREMIUM EXPRESS SPECIAL will depart at HOWRAH station at 12-40 hrs. on Fridays, commencing from 03rd April, 2015 to 26th June, 2015 and arrive at YESVANTPUR Station at 23-15 hrs., on Saturdays (Total : 13 Specials only).

En route, the Weekly Premium Express Special will depart atBhadrak at 17-30 hrs; arrive/depart at Bhubaneshwar at 19-10/19-15 hrs;VISAKHAPATNAM at 02-10/02-30 hrs; depart at Duvvada at 03-05 hrs; VIJAYAWADA at 07-50/08-05 hrs; depart at Gudur at 13-00 hrs; and arrive/depart at Renigunta at 15-30/15-45 hrs.; Katpadi at 17-55/18-00 hrs; depart at Jolarpettai at 19-25 hrs. on Saturday.

In the return direction, Train No.02864 YESVANTPUR-HOWRAH WEEKLY PREMIUM EXPRESSSPECIALwill depart atYESVANTPUR station at10-50 hrs. on Sunday, commencing from 05th April, 2015to28th June, 2015 and arrive at HOWRAHstation at 18-30 hrs., on Mondays (Total : 13 Specials only).


En route, the Weekly Premium Express Special will depart at Jolarpettai at 14-15 hrs;arrive/depart at Katpadi at 15-25/15-30 hrs; Renigunta at 17-30/17-45 hrs; depart at Gudur at 19-25 hrs; VIJAYAWADA at 11-45/11-50 hrs;depart at Duvvada at 04-42 hrs; Visakhapatnam at 05-15/05-35 hrs.; Bhubaneshwar at 11-145/11-50 hrs; and depart at Bhadrak at 14-20 hrs; on Monday.

NOTE : The commercial Stoppages are at : Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Renigunta  & Katpadi stations.
TheWeeklyPremium Express Special will haveTotal 14 Coaches,consistingThree AC 2-tier coaches,Eight AC 3-tier coaches, Two Brake Vans-cum Generator Cars and an AC Pantry Car.
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March 30, 2015

Percentage share of various modes of ticketing over last four years

Sale of tickets through ATVM and JTBS becoming popular over CVM



Ministry of Railways have decided to phase out operation of CVM machines from 1.4.2015. Contrary to the notion, sale of tickets through ATVM has been steadily increasing over the years from 10.74% in 2011-12 to 21% in 2014-15.  Similarly, the sale of tickets through JTBS over the years increased from 0.22% in 2011-12 to 14.7% in 2014-15.



While the sale of CVM coupons have decreased from 32.38% in 2011-12 to 5% in 2014-15.
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26 Superfast Weekly Summer Special Trains between Pune and Kamakhya - Bookings for 02511 open on 1.4.2015

26 SUPERFAST WEEKLY SUMMER SPECIAL TRAINS

BETWEEN PUNE AND KAMAKHYA



Central Railway has decided to run 26 Superfast weekly summer special trains between Pune to Kamakhya to clear the extra rush of passengers. The details are as under:



Train No. 02512 Summer Special will leave Kamakhya at 2205 hrs o­n every Monday from 6.4.2015 to 29.6.2015 (13 trips) and will arrive Pune at 0245 hrs o­n Thursday.

Train No. 02511 Summer Special will leave Pune at 1030 hrs o­n every Thursday from 9.4.2015 to 2.7.2015 (13 trips) and will arrive Kamakhya at 1525 hrs o­n Saturday.



HALTS: Goalpara Town, New Bongaigaon, New Coochbehar, New Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, Malda Town, Rampurhat, Andal, Asansol, Joychandipahar Jn, Purulia, Chakradharpur, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg, Gondia, Nagpur, Bhusaval and Panvel.



COMPOSITION: o­ne AC-2 Tier, o­ne  AC-3 Tier, 7 Sleeper Class, 3 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum Guard’s Brake Van.



RESERVATION: Bookings for 02511 will open from 1.4.2015
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50% TATKAL TICKETS ON DYNAMIC PRICING IN ANOTHER 20 TRAINS FROM 5.4.2015

50% TATKAL TICKETS o­n DYNAMIC PRICING IN ANOTHER 20 TRAINS

Ministry of Railways have decided that 50% of the existing tatkal quota tickets shall be sold under dynamic fare scheme. After booking of the first 50% of tatkal tickets under tatkal quota, the subsequent 50% tatkal tickets will be sold o­n dynamic pricing.  The fare shall increase by 20% after each slab of 10% berths are sold subject to the existing cap (maximum fare chargeable) o­n dynamic fare.

This scheme is further implemented in 20 more trains o­n Central Railway with immediate effect from 5.4.2015.

1. 10111 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai -Madgaon Kokankanya Express
2. 11017 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Karaikal Weekly Express
3. 11027 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Chennai Mail
4. 11033 Pune - Darbhanga Weekly Express
5. 11037 Pune - Gorakhpur Weekly Express
6. 11039 Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus-Gondia Maharashtra Express
7. 11041 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Chennai Express
8. 11055 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Gorakhpur Godan Express (4 days in a week)
9. 11057 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Amritsar Express
10. 11059 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Chhapra Triweekly Express
11. 12103 Pune - Lucknow Weekly Express
12. 12107 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Lucknow Superfast Triweekly Express
13. 12143 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Sultanpur Superfast Weekly Express
14. 12151 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Howrah Bi-weekly Samarasta Express
15. 12811 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Hatia Bi-weekly Express
16. 12850 Pune-Bilaspur Weekly Express
17. 12879 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Bhubaneshwar Bi-weekly Express
18. 22511 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Kamakhya Karmabhoomi Weekly Express
19. 15645 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Guwahati Bi-weekly Express
20. 18504 Sainagar Shirdi - Vishakhapatnam Weekly Express

All concerned to please take note of this and avail the scheme.
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CHANGE IN TERMINAL OF LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS - AMRITSAR EXPRESS AND CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS - RAJENDRANAGAR EXPRESS FROM 1.6.2015

CHANGE IN TERMINAL OF LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS - AMRITSAR EXPRESS AND CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS - RAJENDRANAGAR EXPRESS FROM 1.6.2015

Ministry of Railways have decided to shift the terminal of Train No. 11057/11058 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Amritsar Express from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai and Train No. 12141/12142 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Rajendranagar Express from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus with effect from 1.6.2015.

The details are as under -

1. Train No. 11057 of 1.6.2015 will leave from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 23.30 hrs (instead of Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 23.45 hrs)
2. Train No. 11058 leaving Amritsar o­n 30.5.2015 will arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 04.05 hrs o­n 1.6.2015 (instead of Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 03.50 hrs)
3. Train No. 12141 of 1.6.2015 will leave from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 23.35 hrs (instead of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 23.25 hrs)
4. Train No. 12142 leaving Rajendranagar o­n 31.5.2015 will arrive at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 15.15 hrs o­n 1.6.2015 (instead of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 15.30 hrs)

Further both the trains will pick up regular link from 1.6.2015 o­nwards. There will be no change in the timings of arrival / departure of both the trains at destination i.e. Amritsar and Rajendranagar.

All concerned to please take note of this.
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CUTTACK-BARANG DOUBLING: CANCELLATION OF TRAINS WILL BE NOTIFIED SOON.

Due to operational reasons, the safety related modernisation work between Cuttack and Barang Stations has been kept in abeyance now and the new programme of the said work will be notified soon.
          As a result, 18414/18413 Puri-Paradeep-Puri Express , 22810 Visakhapatnam-Paradeep Express, 22814 Paradeep-Santragachhi Express, 22813 Santragachhi-Paradeep Express scheduled to leave Santragachhi o­n 31st March (Tuesday) and 22809 Paradeep-Visakhapatnam Express including 58406/58405 and 78507/78508 Paradeep-Cuttack-Paradeep passenger trains declared earlier as cancelled are hereby resumed.
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CHANGES IN PATTERN OF SUBURBAN TRAIN SERVICES

Due to line block/power block to facilitate engineering works in Tambaram – Chengalpattu section, the following changes will be made in the pattern of suburban train services from 31.03.2015 to 03.04.2015.





A. The following suburban train services will be partially cancelled between Tambaram – Chengalpattu.





Train No.40533 Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 12.30 hrs.
Train No.40535 Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 13.09 hrs.
Train No.40539 Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 13.47 hrs.





Train No.40540 Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 13.50 hrs.
Train No.40542 Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 14.25 hrs.
Train No.40544 Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 15.05 hrs.








B. The following suburban train services will be partially cancelled between Tambaram – Thirumalpur.





Train No.66041 Chennai Beach – Thirumalpur MEMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 09.50 hrs.
Train No.66042 Thirumalpur – Chennai Beach MEMU local scheduled to leave Thirumalpur at 13.45 hrs.
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SPECIAL TRAINS ON MRTS

In view of the Arupathumoovars festival at Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore on 02.04.2015, the following special trains will be run.





Passenger Special no.1 will leave Chennai Beach at 22.20 hrs. and reach Velachery at 23.05 hrs.
Passenger Special no.2 will leave Velachery at 23.15 hrs. and reach Chennai Beach at 00.00 hrs.
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Special trains between Yesvantpur – Ernakulam Jn

 Train No.01665 Yesvantpur – Ernakulam Jn. special train will leave Yesvantpur at 23.30 hrs. o­n 02.04.2015 & 30.04.2015 (Thursdays) and reach Ernakulam Jn. at 11.55 hrs. the next day.





            . Train No.01666 Ernakulam Jn. – Yesvantpur special train will leave Ernakulam Jn. at 14.55 hrs. o­n 03.04.2015 & 01.05.2015 (Fridays) and reach Yesvantpur at 03.30 hrs.the next day.





            The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 3 AC 3-tier, 11 sleeper class, 4 general second class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.





            The trains will stop at Krishnarajapuram, Bangarapet, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Ottapalam, Thrissur and Aluva.  Train No.01665 Yesvantpur – Ernakulam Jn. special train will stop at Ernakulam Town also.





Advance reservations for Train No.01666 Ernakulam Jn. – Yesvantpur special train will commence o­n 31.03.2015.
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YESVANTPUR-GORAKHPUR EXPRESS RESCHEDULED

Train No.12592 Yesvantpur - Gorakhpur Express scheduled to leave Yesvantpur  at 17.20 hrs today (30.03.2015) is rescheduled to leave at 04.00 hrs o­n 31.03.2015 due to late running of its pairing train.
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RAILWAY RUNS 02 PAIRS OF SPECIAL TRAINS

1-05717/05718 Katihar-Ferozpur Cantt.- Katihar Weekly Special (18 trips)
The 05717 Katihar-Ferozpur Cantt.Weekly Special trainwill depart from Katiharat 09.15 a.m.  on every Thursday from 30.04.2015 to 25.06.2015 to reach Ferozpur Cantt. at 07.10 p.m. the next day (friday) , while in the return direction, 05718 Ferozpur Cantt.- Katihar Weekly Special trainwill depart from Ferozpur Cantt. at 10.35 p.m.on every Friday from 01.05.2015 to 26.06.2015 to reach Katiharat 11.30 a.m. the third  day .
Having o­ne AC 2 tier, two AC 3 tier, five sleeper class, six general class & two disable friendly second class cum luggage van coaches, 05717/05718 Katihar-Ferozpur Cantt.- Katihar Weekly Special train will stop atNaugachia, Khagaria, Begusarai, Barauni, Hajipur, Sonpur, Chhapra, Siwan, Thawe, Tamkuhi Road, Padrauna, Kaptanganj, Gorakhpur, Basti, Gonda, Sitapur Cantt., Moradabad, Saharanpur, Ambala Cantt., Ludhiana & Jallandhar City  stations enroute in both directions.

2-06687/06688 Mangalore Central-Haridwar- Mangalore Central Super Fast Special Express train (02 trips)
06687 Mangalore Central-Haridwar Super Fast Special Express trainwill depart from Mangalore Centralon Thursday o­n 02.04.2015 (01trip)at 10.30 p.m. to reach Haridwarat 07.00 p.m. the third day. In the return direction, the 06688 Haridwar- Mangalore Central ExpressSuper Fast special trainwill depart from Haridwaron Tuesday o­n 07.04.2015 (01trip) at 09.00 p.m.to reach Mangalore Centralat 08.00 p.m. the third  day.
Having threeAC 3 tier, thirteen  sleeper class & two second class cum luggage van coaches,  the 06687/06688 Mangalore Central-Haridwar- Mangalore CentralSuper Fast Special Express trains will stop atUdupi, Kundapura, Bhatkal, Karwar, Madgaon, Ratnagiri, Panvel, Vasai Road, Vadodra, Nagda, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Hazrat Nizamuddin,  Meerut City & Roorkee stations enroute in both direction.
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TRAIN NO. 11057/11058 TO ORIGINATE FROM /TERMINATE AT MUMBAI CST INSTEAD OF LOK MANYA TILAK TERMINAL WITH EFFECT FROM 1st JUNE 2015

TRAIN NO. 11057/11058 TO ORIGINATEFROM /TERMINATE AT MUMBAI CST INSTEAD OF LOK MANYA TILAK TERMINAL WITH EFFECT FROM
 1stJUNE 2015
            It is hereby notified for the general public that 11057/11058 Amritsar-Lok Manya Tilak Terminal Dadar Express will terminate at/originate from Mumbai CST station instead of Lok Manya Tilak Terminal with effect from 1stJune 2015. The timings of train at the new terminal in both directions will be as under:-

 11057 Existing Time
11057 Revised Time
Station
11058 Existing Time
11058 Revised Time
Arr
Dep
Arr
Dep
Arr
Dep
Arr
Dep
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2330
Mumbai ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus
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0405
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2345
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Lokmanya Tilak T
0350
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0007
0009
0007
0009
Thane
0303
0305
0303
0305
1630
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1630
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Amritsar
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0830
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0830
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TRAINS TO STOP AT ALL STATIONS BETWEEN PANSKURA AND KHARAGPUR ON 31st MARCH 2015

For the convenience of pilgrims and passengers intending to attend the Sitala & Manasa Mela between Madpur and Jakpur, South Eastern Railway has decided to provide additional stoppages of the following Up & Down Trains at all stations between Panskura and Kharagpur o­n 31/3/2015.

Up Trains


Ø68001 Santragachi-Jhargram MEMU leaving Sanragachi at 06:45 hrs.

Ø68003 Howrah-Ghatsila MEMU leaving Howrah at 10:00 hrs.

Ø38711 Howrah-Kharagpur EMU leaving Howrah at 10:47 hrs.

Ø58003 Howrah-Bhadrak Passenger leaving Howrah at 15:30 hrs.

Ø58015 Howrah-Adra Passenger leaving Howrah at 17:45 hrs.

Ø38825 Howrah-Midnapur EMU leaving Howrah at 18:12 hrs.

Down Trains

Ø38806 Midnapur-Howrah MEMU leaving Midnapur at 06:10 hrs.

Ø38710 Kharagpur-Howrah MEMU leaving Kharagpur at 07:20 hrs.

Ø68002 Jaleswar-Belda-Howrah Passenger leaving Jaleswar at 05:30 hrs.

Ø58016 Adra-Howrah Passenger leaving Adra at 04:30 hrs.

Ø58004 Bhadrak-Howrah Passenger leaving Bhadrak at 04:35 hrs.

Ø68008 Jhargram-Santragachi MEMU leaving Jhargram at 09:50 hrs.
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March 28, 2015

Hyderabad-New Delhi AP Express Rescheduled on 29th March, 2015

 Train No.12723 Hyderabad-New Delhi AP Express, scheduled to depart Hyderabad Station at 06:25 am o­n 29th March, 2015,  is re-scheduled to depart at 03:00 pm  on the same daydue to late running of  its pairing train.
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CUTTACK-BARANG DOUBLING: TRAIN SERVICES TO BE CANCELLED FOR MODERNISATION WORK AT CUTTACK & BARANG

Due to Safety related modernization work between Cuttack & Barang Stations under Khurda Road Division of East Coast Railway from 27th March to 4th April 2015 for doubling between Cuttack & Barang Stations, the following cancellation of trains will be effected.
CANCELLATION OF TRAINS:
18414/18413 Puri-Paradeep-Puri Express will be cancelled from 31st March to 4th April 2015 from both the directions.
22810 Visakhapatnam-Paradeep Express scheduled to leave Visakhapatnam o­n 29th March (Sunday), 22814 Paradeep-Santragachhi Express scheduled to leave Paradeep o­n 30thMarch (Monday), 22813 Santragachhi-Paradeep Express scheduled to leave Santragachhi o­n 31st March (Tuesday) and 22809 Paradeep-Visakhapatnam Express scheduled to leave Paradeep o­n 1st April (Wednesday) will remain cancelled.
Apart from this, 58406/58405 and 78507/78508 Paradeep-Cuttack-Paradeep passenger trains will remain cancelled from 31stMarch to 4th April 2015 from both the directions.

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EXTRA COACHES IN POPULAR TRAINS

JODHPUR, SHIRDI & LTT (MUMBAI) BOUND TRAINS FROM PURI AND CHENNAI, NIZAMUDDIN & SHIRDI BOUND TRAINS FROM VISAKHAPATNAM TO HAVE MORE COACHES:
WAIT LIST POSITION OF DIFFERENT CLASSES IN TRAINS BEING CLOSELY MONITORED TO FACILITATE PASSENGERS.
With a view to avoiding rush in regular trains, East Coast Railway has decided to augment additional coaches permanently in Jodhpur, Sai Nagar Shirdi & Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) bound trains from Puri and Chennai, Nizamuddin & Sainagar Shirdi bound trains from Visakhapatnam with effect from 1st week of April 2015.
18473/18474 Puri-Jodhpur-Puri Express, 18407/18408 Puri-Sai Nagar Shirdi-Puri Express, 22866/22865 Puri-LTT-Puri Express will be augmented with o­ne additional AC-3 tier coach each permanently from both the directions and will run with 23 coaches respectively w.e.f. 1st week of April 2015.
Similarly, 18503/18504 Visakhapatnam-Sai Nagar Shirdi-Visakhapatnam Express, 22869/22870 Visakhapatnam-Chennai-Visakhapatnam Express will be augmented with o­ne AC-3 tier coach each from both the directions and will run with 19 coaches.
Apart from this, 12803/12804 & 12807/12808 Visakhapatnam-Nizamuddin-Visakhapatnam Express will also be augmented with o­ne AC-3 tier Coach each permanently from both the directions w.e.f. 1stweek of April 2015 and will run with 23 coaches.
Apart from this, ECoR is also augmenting additional coaches temporarily in different important trains towards different destinations of the country from its jurisdiction according to feasibility and demands from the passengers. Based on an analysis of the Passenger Traffic Profile o­n various routes, temporary augmentation of coaches in several Express trains is being done by attaching additional coaches.
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658 AUTOMATIC TICKET VENDING MACHINES ON CR

Central Railway has always committed in providing facilities to its valued customers in all possible ways. Especially to reduce the long queues o­n booking counters it came up with other modes of ticketing systems such as JTBS (Jansadharan Ticket Booking Sevaks), ATVMs (Automatic Ticket Vending Machines) and recently launched Unreserved Mobile Ticketing system.

Amongst all the sale of tickets, sale through ATVMs is about 21% of total sale of tickets thereby reducing the queues o­n counters considerably.

Central Railway has installed initially 383 ATVM in a phased manner at 74 suburban stations and considering the response of the commuters further 275 new ATVMs were installed making the total to 658 ATVMs. At major stations o­n Central Railway has installed 39 at Thane, 33 at Kalyan, 24 at Dombivli, 24 at Kurla, 22 at Mulund, 22 at Ghatkopar, 19 at Dadar, 17 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and more than 10 ATVMs at Byculla, Sion, Vidhyavihar, Kanjurmarg, Bhandup, Kalva, Mumbra, Diva, Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Badlapur, Vadala Road, Mankhurd, Vashi, Sanpada, Nerul and Panvel.      

To purchase a ticket through ATVM the passenger has to purchase a Smart Card first which can be recharged as per requirement. The passenger is benefited with 5% more value i.e. with the charging of Rs 100/- the passenger can purchase the tickets valued at Rs 105/-.

To make these ATVMs more user friendly and to make them avail by more passengers Central Railway has deputed retired government employees as facilitators at some crowded stations.

The ATVM can also be availed to get the print of ticket booked through Mobile ticketing system.
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RESERVATION PERIOD FOR BOOKING ACCOMMODATION IN TRAINS FROM 60 DAYS TO 120 DAYS w.e.f. 1.4.2015


The Ministry of Railway have decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking accommodation in trains from 60 days to 120 days (excluding the day of journey).  Accordingly w.e.f. 1st April 2015 the booking in terms from train originating stations will open and remain available for 120 days.  For instance, as o­n 1.4.2015, for trains leaving o­n 28th July 2015 the reservation can be obtained for journey commencing o­n all days between 1.4.2015 upto 28.7.2015.

There will, however be no change in the case of certain day time Express trains like Taj Express, Gomti Express, Special trains etc, where lower time limits for advance reservation are at present in force.  There will also be no change in the case of the limit of 360 days provide for foreign tourists.
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PARTIAL CANCELLATION OF SUBURBAN TRAINS

Due to line block to facilitate engineering works in Pattabiram – Pattabiram          E Depot, the following changes will be made in the pattern of train services on 29.03.2015 Sunday and 04.04.2015/05.04.2015 Saturday/Sunday)





1.  The following EMU trains will be partially cancelled between                  


      Pattabiram – Pattabiram E Depot.





1. Train No.43751 Chennai Beach – Pattabiram E Depot EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 09.05 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Pattabiram –Pattabiram E Depot.





2. Train No.43753 Chennai Beach – Pattabiram E Depot EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 10.05 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Pattabiram –Pattabiram E Depot.





3. Train No.43109 Mooremarket Complex (MMC) – Pattabiram E Depot EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 11.15 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Pattabiram –Pattabiram E Depot.





2.  The following EMU trains will be partially cancelled between                    


      Pattabiram E Depot - Pattabiram.





1. Train No.43110 Pattabiram E Depot – Mooremarket Complex (MMC) EMU local scheduled to leave Pattabiram E Depot at 10.25 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Pattabiram E Depot - Pattabiram.





2. Train No.43112 Pattabiram E Depot – Mooremarket Complex (MMC) EMU local scheduled to leave Pattabiram E Depot at 11.25 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Pattabiram E Depot - Pattabiram.





3. Train No.43114 Pattabiram E Depot – Mooremarket Complex (MMC) EMU local scheduled to leave Pattabiram E Depot at 12.50 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Pattabiram E Depot - Pattabiram.

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Superfast special trains between Mangalore Central - Haridwar

 Train No.06687 Mangalore Central – Haridwar superfast special train will leave Mangalore Central at 22.30 hrs. o­n 02.04.2015 (Thursday) and reach Haridwar at 19.00 hrs.on 04.04.2015 (Saturday).





            . Train No.06688 Haridwar – Mangalore Central superfast special train will leave Haridwar at 21.00 hrs. o­n 07.04.2015 (Tuesday) and reach Mangalore Central at 20.00 hrs.on 09.04.2015 (Thursday).





            The composition of the trains will be 3 AC 3-tier, 13 sleeper class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.





            The trains will stop at Udupi, Kundapura, Bhatkal, Karwar, Madgaon, Ratnagiri, Panvel, Vasai Road, Vadodara, Nagda, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Nizamuddin, Meerut City and Roorkee.





Advance reservations for Train No.06687 Mangalore Central – Haridwar superfast special train will commence o­n 29.03.2015.

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CANCELLATION OF SUBURBAN TRAINS ON 31.03.2015.

Due to Signal block/Line block for all lines at Avadi o­n 31.03.2015 for replacement and testing of Signal Gears at Avadi o­n account of this, the following EMU trains will be cancelled o­n 31.03.2015 (one day o­nly).








TRAINS CANCELLED o­n 31.03.2015/TUESDAY (ONE DAY o­nLY):





1. Train No.43001 Chennai Central (Mooremarket Complex) – Avadi EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Central (Mooremarket Complex) at 00.15 hrs.





2. Train No.43801 Chennai Beach – Arakkonam EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 01.20 hrs.





3. Train No.43891 Avadi – Pattabiram E Depot EMU local scheduled to leave Avadi at 02.55 hrs.





4. Train No.43102 Pattabiram E Depot –  Chennai Central (Mooremarket Complex) EMU local scheduled to leave Pattabiram E Depot at 03.20 hrs.

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March 27, 2015

Coupon Validating Machines to be Discontinued From 1ST APRIL 2015

Ministry of Railways have decided to discontinue the Coupon Validating Machines (CVMs) with effect from 1st April 2015. Accordingly, sale of CVM coupons will be discontinued w.e.f  1/4/2015.

          However, the CVM coupons available with the commuters may be continued for a period  of  one month by stamping o­n the coupons.

          Commuters are requested to use ATVMs and Mobile ticketing to purchase suburban tickets for better convenience.
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S E RAILWAY TO RUN 65 PAIRS OF SUMMER SPECIALS

SANTRAGACHI-NEW JALPAIGURI SUPERFAST SPECIAL

13 pairs of specials will run beween Santragachi and New Jalpaiguri o­n different nominated days during the period from 05.04.2015 to 28.06.2015.

08047 Santragachi-New Jalpaiguri Weekly Superfast Specialwill leave Santragachi every Sunday at 10:25 hours and will reach New Jalpaiguri at 20:25 hours o­n the same day. In the return direction, 08048 New Jalpaiguri-Santragachi Weekly Superfast Special will leave New Jalpaiguri every Sunday at 23:00 hours and will reach Santragachi at 9:00 hours o­n the next day. The train will have o­ne AC 2 Tier, three AC 3 Tier, nine Sleeper Class, three General Second Class coaches and two luggage vans.

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SANTRAGACHI-CHENNAI SUPERFAST JANASADHARAN SPECIAL

26 pairs of Janasadharan Specials will run beween Santragaachi and Chennai Central o­n different nominated days during the period from 01.04.2015 to 29.06.2015. 02807 Santragachi-Chennai Bi-weekly Superfast Janasadharan Special will leave Santragachi at 19:00 hours every Wednesday and Saturday and will reach Chennai Central at 23:45 hours every Thursday and Sunday. In the return direction, 02808 Chennai-Santragachi Bi-weekly Superfast Janasadharan Special will leave Chennai Central at 7:55 hoursevery Friday and Monday and will reach Santragachi at 10:25 hoursevery Saturday and Tuesday. The train will have sixteen General Second Class Coaches and two Luggage Vans.

TATANAGAR-VISAKHAPATNAM SPECIAL

13 pairs of Summer Special will run between Tatanagar and Visakhapatam o­n different nominated days from 03/4/2015 to 27/6/2015. The Special will leave Tatanagar every Friday at 13:00 hours as Train No.08189. In the return direction, the Special will leave Visakhapatnam at 17:45 hours every Saturday as Train No.08190.

RANCHI-VARANASI SPECIAL

13 pairs of Special Trains will run between Ranchi-Varanasi o­n different nominated days from 04/4/2015 to 28/6/2015. The Special will depart Ranchi at 11:35 hours every Saturday as Train No.08181. In the return trip, the Special will leave Varanasi at 04:00 hours every Sunday as Train No. 08182.

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26 Summer Special Trains between Solapur and Nagpur

Train No. 01401 Solapur-Nagpur Weekly Special Train will depart Solapur at 03:20 pm from 1st April to 24thJune, 2015 (13 trips o­n Wednesdays) and arrive Nagpur at 12:35 pm o­n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 01402 Nagpur-Solapur Weekly Special train will depart Nagpur at 03:00 pm from 2ndApril to 25th June, 2015 (13 trips o­n Thursdays) and arrive Nagpur at 11:35 am o­n the next day.
           Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Mohol, Madha, Kurduwadi, Barshi Town, Usmanabad, Latur, Latur Rd, Parli Vaijnath, Purna, Hingoli, Washim, Akola, Murtazapur, Badnera, Chandur, Dhamangaon and Wardha stations in both directions.

These special trains will have 11 coaches viz, o­ne First AC cum AC Tier, two AC III Tier, four Sleeper Class, three General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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SCR Gears up to Cope up with the Expected Extra Rush of Passengers at Reservation Counters on 1st April, 2015

Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for issue of reserved tickets will be increased to 120 days instead of the existing 60 days from 1st April, 2015. As a result, more number of passengers are expected at the booking counters o­n the opening day of the extended  reservation period ie., o­n 1stApril, 2015.

SCR has already made sufficient arrangements to cope up with the extra rush  at Reservation Counters of Passenger Reservation System offices (PRS) all over the Zone. Adequate number of booking counters will be opened  and sufficient number of staff  posted to man the counters in both the shifts.

Monitoring will be in place to continuously to analyze passenger rush and draw up plans as needed.
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Trains Partially Cancelled / Regulated due to Traffic Block

SCR will impose a traffic block o­n 28th March, 2015 between Aurangabad-Daulatabad Stations to facilitate construction of Road Under Bridge at Level Crossing Gate between the above stations. Due to this traffic block, some trains are partially cancelled / regulated as detailed below:-

a)Trains Cancelled

Train No. 57590 Manmad-Nagarsol Passenger is cancelled.

b)Trains Partially Cancelled

Train No. 17688/17687 Dharmabad-Manmad- Dharmabad Marathwada Express is partially cancelled between Aurangabad and Manmad.
Train No. 57561 Kacheguda-Manmad Passenger is partially cancelled between Aurangabad and Manmad.

c)      Trains Rescheduled/Regualted:-

Train No. 12071 Dadar-Aurangabad Janshatabdi Express will be regulated by 65 minutes.
Train No. 17001 Sainagar Shirdi – Secunderabad Express will be regulated by 40 minutes.
      3. Train No. 57515 Daund – H S Nanded Passenger will be regulated by 50 minutes.

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21700 Berths / Seats Generated by Attaching Additional Coaches to Several Express Trains Up to 15th April, 2015

1.Train No. 17256 Hyderabad-Narsapur (Daily) Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 1stto 15th April, 2015.

2.Train No. 17255 Narsapur-Hyderabad (Daily) Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 2nd to 16th April, 2015.

3.Train No. 17016 Secunderabad-Bhubaneshwar Visakha (Daily) Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 1st to 15th April, 2015.

4.Train No. 17015 Bhubaneshwar-Secunderabad Visakha (Daily) Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 3rd to 17th April, 2015.

5.Train No. 17250 Secunderabad-Machilipatnam (Daily) Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 1st to 15th April, 2015.

6.Train No. 17249 Machilipatnam - Secunderabad (Daily) Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 2nd to 16th April, 2015.

7.Train No. 12220 Secunderabad – Mumbai LTT AC Duronto (Bi-weekly) Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach from 3rd to 17thApril, 2015.

8.Train No. 12219 Mumbai LTT – Secunderabad  AC Duronto (Bi-weekly) Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach from 4thto 18th April, 2015.

9.Train No. 17618 Nanded-Mumbai CST Tapovan Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach from 1st to 15th April, 2015.

10.Train No. 17617 Mumbai CST- Nanded Tapovan Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach from 2nd to 16th April, 2015.

11.Train No. 17688 Dharmabad-Manmad Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne        AC Chair Car Coach from 1st to 15thApril, 2015.

12.Train No. 17687 Manmad - Dharmabad Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach from 1st to 15th April, 2015.

13.Train No. 12747 Guntur-Vikarabad Palnadu Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach from 1st to 15th April, 2015.

14.Train No. 12748 Vikarabad - Guntur Palnadu Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach from 1st to 15th April, 2015.

15.Train No. 12747 Guntur-Vikarabad Palnadu Express (Daily) will be augmented with two General Second Chair Car Coaches from 1st to 15th April, 2015.

16.Train No. 12748 Vikarabad - Guntur Palnadu Express (Daily) will be augmented with two General Second Chair Car Coaches from 1st to 15th April, 2015.

17.Train No. 17401 Tirupati - Machilipatnam Express (Daily) will be augmented with            one Sleeper Class Coach from 1stto 15th April, 2015.

18.Train No. 17402 Machilipatnam - Tirupati Express (Daily) will be augmented with        one Sleeper Class Coach from 2ndto 16th April, 2015.

19.Train No. 17429 Hyderabad-Tirupati Rayalaseema Express will be augmented with           one Sleeper Class Coach from 1stto 15th April, 2015.

20.Train No. 17430 Tirupati - Hyderabad Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 2nd to 16th April, 2015.

21.Train No. 57477 Tirupati - Guntakal Passenger will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 1st to 15th April, 2015.

22.Train No. 57478 Guntakal - Tirupati Passenger will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 2nd to 16th April, 2015.


The augmentation of Coaches will make available around 21760 additional berths/seats (640 AC III Tier berths, 14112 Sleeper Class berths, 7008 AC Chair Car seats and 3456 General Second Chair Car seats) for clearing extra rush and wait listed passengers.
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MEGA BLOCK o­n 29.3.2015

Central Railway will operate Mega Block o­n its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work o­n 29.3.2015: -

KALYAN -THANE UP FAST LINE FROM 11.10 AM TO 3.40 PM

UP fast services leaving Kalyan from 11.22 am to 3.42 pm will be diverted o­n UP slow line between Kalyan and Thane stations halting at all stations and further re-diverted o­n UP fast line between Thane and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus halting at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla, Dadar and Byculla stations and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

DN fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 10.08 am to 2.42 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

Train No. 50104 Ratnagiri - Dadar passenger will be terminated at Diva station and Train No. 50103 Dadar - Ratnagiri Passenger will leave from Diva station o­n 29.3.2015.

CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS-KURLA DN HARBOUR LINE &
VADALA ROAD-BANDRA UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES FROM 11.10 AM TO 3.10 PM

All Dn harbour line services to Bandra / Andheri leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 10.48 am to 3.33 pm and UP harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai leaving Bandra / Andheri from 10.40 am to 4.13 pm will remain suspended.

Dn Harbour line services to Vashi / Belapur /Panvel leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 10.52 am to 3.13 pm will run via Main Line o­n DN slow line up to Byculla halting at all stations and further o­n DN fast line up to Kurla stopping at Parel, Dadar, Matunga and Sion stations and further diverted o­n DN Harbour line proper.

All Up and Dn Harbour line services arriving and leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 11.00 am to 4.30 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

Harbour line passengers for Bandra/ Andheri are permitted to travel via Main Line and Western Railway from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.

BEST will be running additional buses o­n following routes
10Ltd. between Ghatkopar Depot and Hutatma Chowk via LBS Marg, Kurla Depot Junction, Sion, Maheshwari Udyan,  Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Marg and Dockyard Road.
20Ltd. between Shivaji Nagar and Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukharji  Chowk via Eastern Express highway,Sion, Maheshwari Udyan,  Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Marg & Dockyard Road.
44 is available between Chhattrapati Shivaji Terminus and Kalachowky via P.D'mello road.
4Ltd, 84Ltd & 202Ltd.. between Mahim and Andheri via S.V.Road

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Permanent Augmentation of 7 Express Trains by AC-3 Tier/AC Chair Car Coach

PERMANENT AUGMENTATION OF SEVEN CR TRAINS

BY AC-3 TIER & AC CHAIR CAR COACH



Central Railway will augment following express trains by o­ne additional AC-3 Tier / AC Chair Car coach o­n permanent basis with effect from the date mentioned, for the benefit of passengers. The details are as under-



a) 11069 / 11070 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Allahabad Express – o­ne AC-3 Tier coach with effect from 31.3.2015



b) 12145 / 12146 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Puri Express – o­ne AC-3 Tier coach with effect  from29.3.2015



c) 12143 / 12144 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Sultanpur Express - o­ne AC-3 Tier  coach with effect from 29.3.2015



d) 11053 / 11054 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Azamgarh Express - o­ne AC-3 Tier coach with effect from 1.4.2015.



e) 12051 / 12052 Dadar – Karmali Janshatabdi Express – o­ne AC Chair Car coach with effect from31.3.2015.



f) 12071 / 12072 Dadar – Aurangabad Janshatabdi Express – o­ne AC Chair Car coach with effect from 31.3.2015.



g) 12129 / 12130 Pune -  Howrah Azad Hind Express – o­ne AC-3 Tier Coach with effect from31.3.2015



Wait listed passengers of above trains are requested to please note the augmentation and check their reservation status before commencement of journey.
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Postponement of Mega Power & Traffic Block Scheduled for 28 & 29.3.2015 in Connection with Construction Of Low Height Subway (LHS) at L-Xing No.67-C on Ghaziabad-Meerut City Section Over Northern Railway

The mega power & traffic block for the duration of 5 hours 30 minutes o­n 29.03.2015 from 11.15 a.m. to 04.45 p.m. and mega power traffic block of 2 hours o­n 28.03.2015 from 11.20 a.m. to 01.20 p.m. for construction work of  Low Height Subway (LHS) at L-Xing Nos. L-Xing no. 67- C at Deoband has been called off till further advice.
As a result the diversion of 12287 Kochuveli- Dehradun express & 14317 Indor- Dehradun express,  cancellation of 54472 Rishikesh- Delhi Jn. passenger & 54304 Kalka- Delhi Jn. passenger trains and regulation of

54505 Delhi Jn.-Ambala passenger & 14521 Delhi Jn.-Ambala Express trains has been cancelled.  Now these trains have been restored to run as per their schedule and route o­n 28 & 29.3.2015.   
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THE REPORT ON TRAFFIC OPTIMISATION SUBMITTED TO HON’BLE MINISTER FOR RAILWAYS BY HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) had constituted a Committee o­n 13/02/2015 to identify factors and issues affecting growth of traffic (Freight & Passenger) and suggest a plan of action for Traffic Optimisation in short term (during 2015-16) and long term (2018-19).  The Committee consisted of the following:
1.Shri Mohd. Jamshed, AM(C&IS), Chairman
2.Shri Rinkesh Roy, CFTM/ECoR, Member
3.Ms. Sarla Balagopal, CCM/SR, Member
4.Shri Prabhakar Pranai, CTPM/WR, Member
5.Shri Mukul Jain, CTPM/SER, Member
6.Shri H.D. Gujrati, Director/DFCCIL, Member
7.Shri A.K. Gupta, MD/CONCOR, Member
8.Shri V. Shanker, CFTM/NR, Member, Secretary.
The Committee was given following terms of reference:
a)To review the traffic growth both passenger and freight from 2010-11 to 2014-15 & constraints in achieving higher growth during this period;
b)Identify bottlenecks which can be removed in short term (during 2015-16 and long run term (upto 2018-19) for capacity augmentation;
c)Suggest innovative measures to enhance through put to achieve traffic growth of upto 15% in short and long term periods;
d)Develop a brief action plan for implementation by Zonal Railways during 2015-16 towards optimization of traffic out put; and
e)Suggest policy changes required to be undertaken by Railway Board to enable achieving higher traffic (Freight & Passenger) output.
This Committee o­n Traffic Optimisation was to submit its report within a period of six weeks from the date of its constitution, i.e. by 27/03/2015.
            The Chairman of the Committee, Shri Mohd. Jamshed, AM(C&IS), Railway Board presented the report to Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways o­n 27thMarch, 2015.
The Committee o­n Traffic Optimisation has examined and analysed the pattern of transportation growth both passenger and freight o­n Indian Railways in the last four decades and specifically during the last five years.Various constraints that have been impacting the desired growth of freight and passenger traffic have been reviewed at length and various bottlenecks identified.It is observed that growth of originating freight loading o­n Indian Railways has remained at a level of 4% during the last five years.There has also been reduction in number of passengers being carried by Indian Railways except in PRS segment during last five years. Indian Railways growth has not been able to keep pace with the growth in GDP.
            The Committee has examined all factors impacting the growth of Indian railways including development of infrastructure, augmentation of capacity and saturation levels of all high density routes.It has also identified specific bottlenecks requiring urgent attention including completion of last mile projects, specifically those connected to through put enhancement i.e. doubling of traffic facility, signaling and electrification works.The Committee has also reviewed growth for various core sectors requiring high demand for transportation of selected commodities including Coal, Iron-ore, Steel, Fertilizers, Food-grain, POL and Cement, etc.The Committee made the assessment to meet demand for transportation of Coal, Iron-ore and Containers.Demands in other sectors will also be robust providing huge volumes of freight traffic for the railways to move.The potential estimated by the Committee looks at growth of 9 to 15% during the next four years.The Great Leap Forward would be achieved o­nly with completion of Dedicated Freight Corridor.In the ensuing period various other capacity augmentation works will have to be completed, system improvements requiring changes in rolling stock and infrastructure maintenance practices will have to be looked at, capacity of terminals is to be augmented, utilization of alternate routes will have to be rationalized, wagon capacity scheme requires liberalisation, private freight terminals have to come up and rating structure have to be revised to provide more incentives in empty flow direction.
            The Committee has also looked at the growth of passenger traffic of Indian railways.  There has been decline in number of passengers in both sub-urban and non-sub-urban short route traffic.  These are identified areas which require rationalisation of fares.  The long distance reserved category traffic has shown robust growth, which has to be doubled during the next three years.  Full load running of trains, induction of DMUs and MEMUs, dynamic pricing for all Mail/Express trains and changes in scheduling of trains and their maintenance are some of the areas requiring attention.
            The Committee has also suggested using satellite for Indian Railways’ operation and safety needs.
            The Committee has also suggested specific plans of action for Zonal Railways who have been provided not o­nly the potential targets but also various actions to be taken during 2015-16.
            Various policies requiring review and modifications have also been mentioned in the report.
            The report has been submitted to the Ministry of Railways for acceptance and implementation.
Hon’ble Minister For Railways appreciated the Committee for its timely action towards identifying factors & issues affecting growth of traffic and suggesting the action plan.
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Jumbo block between Vasai Road and Virar

No Day Block o­n Western Railway

WR'S NIGHT BLOCK o­n SLOW LINES BETWEEN

VASAI ROAD & VIRAR o­n Saturday Night




A three & half hours night block will be carried out o­n UP Local (i.e. slow) line from 00.30 hrs to 04.00 hrs and three hrs fifteen minutes o­n Down slow  line from 01.00 hrs to 04.15 hrs during the midnight falling between Saturday 28th March/Sunday, 29th March, 2015 between Vasai Road & Virar stations for maintenance of track, signaling and overhead equipments. During the block period, all slow trains will be run o­n Through (i.e. fast) lines between Borivali/Vasai Road and Virar stations. During the block all Down Churchgate – Virar local  trains will be run o­n fast lines between Virar and Vasai Road/Borivali.
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Trains Partially Cancelled / Regulated due to Traffic Block

SCR will impose a traffic block o­n 28th March, 2015 between Aurangabad-Daulatabad Stations to facilitate construction of Road Under Bridge at Level Crossing Gate between the above stations. Due to this traffic block, some trains are partially cancelled / regulated as detailed below:-

a)Trains Cancelled

Train No. 57590 Manmad-Nagarsol Passenger is cancelled.

b)Trains Partially Cancelled

Train No. 17688/17687 Dharmabad-Manmad- Dharmabad Marathwada Express is partially cancelled between Aurangabad and Manmad.
Train No. 57561 Kacheguda-Manmad Passenger is partially cancelled between Aurangabad and Manmad.

c)      Trains Rescheduled/Regualted:-

Train No. 12071 Dadar-Aurangabad Janshatabdi Express will be regulated by 65 minutes.
Train No. 17001 Sainagar Shirdi – Secunderabad Express will be regulated by 40 minutes.
      3. Train No. 57515 Daund – H S Nanded Passenger will be regulated by 50 minutes.
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26 Summer Special Trains between Solapur and Nagpur

Train No. 01401 Solapur-Nagpur Weekly Special Train will depart Solapur at 03:20 pm from 1st April to 24thJune, 2015 (13 trips o­n Wednesdays) and arrive Nagpur at 12:35 pm o­n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 01402 Nagpur-Solapur Weekly Special train will depart Nagpur at 03:00 pm from 2ndApril to 25th June, 2015 (13 trips o­n Thursdays) and arrive Nagpur at 11:35 am o­n the next day.
           Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Mohol, Madha, Kurduwadi, Barshi Town, Usmanabad, Latur, Latur Rd, Parli Vaijnath, Purna, Hingoli, Washim, Akola, Murtazapur, Badnera, Chandur, Dhamangaon and Wardha stations in both directions.

These special trains will have 11 coaches viz, o­ne First AC cum AC Tier, two AC III Tier, four Sleeper Class, three General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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58 Summer Special Trains between Howrah-Chennai Central & Santragachi- Chennai Central

1)Howrah – Chennai Central  AC Premium Special Trains (6 services):-

Train No. 02841 Howrah-Chennai Central AC Premium Special Train will depart Howrah at 12:40 pm o­n 7th, 14th& 21st April, 2015 (Tuesdays) and arrive Chennai Central at 2:50 pm o­n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 02842 Chennai Central-Howrah AC Premium Special train will depart Chennai Central at 07:10 pm o­n 8th, 15th, 22nd April, 2015 (Wednesdays) and arrive Howrah at 06:30 pm o­n the next day.
    Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Kharagpur, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada stations in both directions.

         These special trains will have 14 coaches viz, three AC II Tier, eight AC III Tier, o­ne Pantry Car and two Power Car Coaches.

2)Santragachi-Chennai Central Bi-Weekly Superfast Janasadharan Special Trains (52 services):-

Train No. 02807 Santragachi-Chennai Central Bi-Weekly Superfast Janasadharan Special Train will depart Santragachi at 07:00 pm o­n Wednesdays & Saturdays from 1st April to 27thJune, 2015 and arrive Chennai Central at 11:45 pm o­n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 02808 Chennai Central-Santragachi Bi-Weekly Superfast Janasadharan Special Train will depart Chennai Central at 07:55 am o­n Fridays & Mondays from 3rd April to 29thJune, 2015 and arrive Santragachi at 10:25 am o­n the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Rd, Palasa, Vizainagaram, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, o­ngole, Nellore and Gudur stations in both directions.

These special trains will have 18 coaches viz, sixteen General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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SCR to Run Two Special Trains Between Hyderabad and Kakinada Town Via., Nalgonda, Guntur

Train No. 07425 Hyderabad - Kakinada Town Special train will depart Hyderabad at 07:00 pm o­n 27th March, 2015 (Friday) and arrive Kakinada Town at 05:10 am o­n the next day. In the return direction, Train No.07426 Kakinada Town - Hyderabad Special train will depart Kakinada Town at 06:30 pm o­n 29thMarch, 2015 (Sunday) and arrive Hyderabad at 06:00 am o­n the next day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Secunderabad, Nalgonda, Miryalguda, Nadikude, Piduguralla, Sattenapalli, Guntur, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry and Samalkot stations in both the directions.

These trains will have 17 coaches viz., o­ne AC II tier, o­ne AC III tier, eight Sleeper Class, o­ne Second Class Seating, four General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches.

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SPECIAL TRAINS

1. Santragachi – Ernakulam Jn. PREMIUM superfast weekly special train (via. Katpadi, Coimbatore)


            Train No.02853 Santragachi – Ernakulam Jn. PREMIUM superfast weekly special train will leave Santragachi at 17.30 hrs. o­n 04th, 11th, 18th, 25thApril, 02nd, 09th, 16th, 23rd, 30thMay, 06th, 13th, 20th & 27thJune 2015 (Saturdays) and reach Ernakulam Jn. at 06.00 hrs. o­n Mondays.





            The composition of the train will be 4 AC 3-tier, 10 Sleeper class and 2 luggage-cum- brake van coaches.





            The train will stop at Bhubaneswar, Vishakapatnam, Vijayawada, Katpadi and Coimbatore.








2. Ernakulam Jn. – Santragachi non-premium superfast weekly special train (via. Coimbatore, Katpadi)


            Train No.02854 Ernakulam Jn. – Santragachi non-premium superfast weekly special train will leave Ernakulam Jn. at 08.50 hrs. o­n 07th, 14th, 21st, 28thApril, 05th, 12th, 19th, 26th May, 02nd, 09th, 16th, 23rd & 30thJune 2015 (Tuesdays) and reach Santragachi at 23.00 hrs. o­n Wednesdays.





            The composition of the train will be 4 AC 3-tier, 10 Sleeper class and 2 luggage-cum- brake van coaches.





            The train will stop at Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Erode, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Renigunta, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam, Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak.








Advance reservations for Train No.02854 Ernakulam Jn. – Santragachi non-premium superfast weekly special train will commence o­n 24.03.2015.








3.                                                   FULLY UNRESERVED


SUPERFAST ‘JAN SADHARAN’ BI-WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAINS


BETWEEN SANTRAGACHI – CHENNAI CENTRAL





            The following superfast Jansadharan bi-weekly special trains will be operated between Santragachi – Chennai Central to clear the extra rush of passengers.





            Train No.02807 Santragachi – Chennai Central superfast JAN SADHARAN       bi-weekly special train will leave Santragachi at 19.00 hrs. o­n Wednesdays & Saturdays from 01.04.2015 to 27.06.2015 and reach Chennai Central at 23.45  hrs. o­n Thursdays and Sundays.





            Train No. 02808 Chennai Central – Santragachi superfast JAN SADHARAN      bi-weekly special train will leave Chennai Central at 07.55 hrs. o­n Fridays and Mondays from 03.04.2015 to 29.06.2015 and reach Santragachi at 10.25 hrs. o­n Saturdays & Tuesdays.





            The composition of the trains will be 16 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches with accommodation for the physically challenged.





             The trains will stop at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrakh, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Berhampur, Palasa, Vizianagaram, Samalkot, Rajamundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, o­ngole, Nellore and Gudur.


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FULLY UNRESERVED 'JAN SADHARAN' BI-WEEKLY SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN SANTRAGACHI - CHENNAI CENTRAL

To clear the extra rush of passengers, fully unreserved ‘Jan Sadharan’ bi-weekly superfast special trains will be operated between Santragachi – Chennai Central.





            Train No.02807 Santragachi – Chennai Central JAN SADHARAN bi-weekly superfast special train will leave Santragachi at 19.00 hrs. o­n Wednesdays & Saturdays from 01.04.2015 to 27.06.2015 and reach Chennai Central at 23.45  hrs. o­n Thursdays and Sundays.





            Train No. 02808 Chennai Central – Santragachi JAN SADHARAN bi-weekly superfast special train will leave Chennai Central at 07.55 hrs. o­n Fridays and Mondays from 03.04.2015 to 29.06.2015 and reach Santragachi at 10.25 hrs. o­n Saturdays & Tuesdays.





            The composition of the trains will be 16 general second class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches with accommodation for the differently abled.



The trains will stop at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Berhampur, Palasa, Vizianagaram, Samalkot, Rajamundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur and Sullurupeta.
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PREMIUM SPECIAL TRAINS

 Train No.02841 Howrah – Chennai Central PREMIUM special train will leave Howrah at 12.40 hrs. o­n 07.04.2015, 14.04.2015 & 21.04.2015 (Tuesdays) and reach Chennai Central at 14.50 hrs. the next day.





            Train No.02842 Chennai Central – Howrah PREMIUM special train will leave Chennai Central at 17.10 hrs. o­n 08.04.2015, 15.04.2015 & 22.04.2015 (Wednesdays) and reach Howrah at 18.30 hrs. the next day.





            The composition of the trains will be 3 AC 2-tier and 8 AC 2-tier coaches.


         


            The trains will stop at Kharagpur, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Vishakapatnam and Vijayawada.








Advance reservations for Train No.02842 Chennai Central – Howrah PREMIUM special train on 08.04.2015 will commence o­n 29.03.2015.



Advance reservations for Train No.02842 Chennai Central – Howrah PREMIUM special train on 15.04.2015 & 22.04.2015 will commence 10 days before the date of journey.
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PREMIUM SPECIAL TRAINS

1. PREMIUM weekly special trains from CST Mumbai to Tirunelveli





            Train No.02057 CST Mumbai – Tirunelveli PREMIUM special train will leave CST Mumbai at 00.25 hrs. o­n Wednesdays from 01.04.2015 to 03.06.2015 and reach Tirunelveli at 11.00 hrs. the next day.





            The composition of the train will be 4 AC 3-tier and 12 sleeper class coaches.


         


            The train will stop at Thane, Madgaon, Shoranur, Ernakulam Town and Thiruvananthapuram.








2. PREMIUM weekly special trains from CST Mumbai to Ernakulam Jn.





            Train No.02065 CST Mumbai – Ernakulam Jn. PREMIUM special train will leave CST Mumbai at 00.25 hrs. o­n Sundays from 29.03.2015 to 07.06.2015 and reach Ernakulam Jn. at 02.15 hrs. the next day.





            The composition of the train will be 4 AC 3-tier and 12 sleeper class coaches.


         
The train will stop at Thane, Madgaon, Mangalore Jn., Kozhikode and Thrissur.
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BHUBANESWAR-BALANGIR INTER-CITY EXPRESS TO STOP AT MERAMANDALI

East Coast Railway has decided to provide stoppage of 12893/12894 Bhubaneswar-Balangir-Bhubaneswar Inter City Express at Meramandali o­n an experimental basis for a period of six months w.e.f. from 20th March 2015.
12893 Bhubaneswar-Balangir Inter City Express will arrive at Meramandali at 0808hrs and will leave at 0810hrs towards Balangir. In the return direction, 12894 Balangir-Bhubaneswar Inter City Express will arrive at Meramandali at 1959hrs and will leave at 2001hrs towards Bhubaneswar.
The timings and stoppages for this train at other stations will remain unchanged.
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ER COMMISSIONED RECORD NUMBER OF NEW LINES & DOUBLE LINE PROJECTS

Eastern Railway has already completed construction of 142 Kms of Railway track including new line & double line and commissioned & opened for traffic during the current year 2014-15 surpassing its earlier best performance of 132 Kms during 2012-13 opend earlier for traffic.
The Railway track of 142 Kms already commissioned during 2014-15 included Dumka-Shikaripara New Line (24.51 Kms), Dainhat-Purbasthali Double Line (24.54 Kms), Dhatrigram-Ambika Kalna Double Line (8.66 Kms), Phulia-Kalinarayanpur Double Line (8.66 Kms), Bhagwangola-Jiaganj Double Line ( 11.52 Kms), Krishnanagar-Bethua Dahari Double Line (27.92 Kms), Paradanga-Manigram Double Line (14.98 Kms), Lakshmikantapur-Mathurapur Double Line ( 11.78 Kms) and Tinpahar-Taljhari Double Line (9.78 Kms).
In addition, 79 Kms of Railway track is expected to be commissioned in this month (March, 2015). Apart from this 44 Kms of Railway track are ready for inspection of Commissioner of Railway Safety in the current month.
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THE EXISTING QUOTA OF LOWER BERTH FOR SENIOR CITIZENS IN SL COACHES ENHANCED

The existing quota of two lower berths earmarked in sleeper class (SL) coaches for senior citizens, female passengers aged 45 years and above and pregnant women is being enhanced to four (4) lower berths per coach.

          There will, however, be no change in this quota being earmarked in air-conditioned 3-tier coaches (3A) and air-conditioned 2-tier coaches (2A).

          The new rule will be effective for booking starting o­n and after April 1, 2015.

TIME LIMIT FOR ADVANCED RESERVATION INCREASED

          The time limit for advanced reservation period will be increased from existing sixty days (60) to 120 days (excluding the date of journey) w.e.f. 1.4.2015 excepting certain day time express trains like Taj Express, Gomti Express, special trains etc. where the existing time limit for advanced reservation will be in force.

          There will also be no change in case of time limit of 360 days for foreign tourists.
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ER TO RUN SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN HOWRAH AND NEW JALPAIGURI

Eastern Railway will run o­ne pair of Howrah – New Jalpaiguri superfast special train leaving Howrah o­n April 1, 2015 (Wednesday) and New Jalpaiguri o­n April 2, 2015 (Thursday).

          The up train (03063) will leave Howrah at 23.55 hrs and reach New Jalpaiguri at 10.10 hrs o­n the next day. The down train (03064) will leave New Jalpaiguri at 12.35 hrs and reach Howrah at 22.50 hrs o­n the same day.

          The train will have air-conditioned, sleeper class and general second class coaches.
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ER TO RUN KOLKATA – ALIPURDUAR Jn. SUMMER SPECIAL TRAIN

 To cope with the extra rush of passengers during ensuing summer season Eastern Railway will run 13 pairs of Kolkata – Alipurduar Jn. summer special trains leaving Kolkata station o­n every Sunday between April 5 & June 28, 2015 and Alipurduar Jn. o­n every Monday between April 6 & June 29, 2015.

          The up train (03129) will leave Kolkata station at 22.45 hrs and reach Alipurduar Jn. at 13.25 hrs o­n the next day. The down train (03130) will leave Alipurduar Jn. at 16.50 hrs and reach Kolkata station at 8.45 hrs o­n the next day.

          The train will have air-conditioned, sleeper class and general second class coaches.
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