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Blog Entry# 5951788
Posted: Jan 25 (10:45)

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Jan 25 (10:45)   20833/Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express | VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)
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I travelled in Vande Bharat Express from Visakhapatnam to Samalkot, my first journey in VB on Tuesday. The pics of the train at Vskp and Samalkot.
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Jan 25 (15:25)
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The exterior paint of the train is already faced out foe an year and you can see brown patches all along the body and lettering. I have attached the paint color of bus which is whitish and the bus is 6yrs old and may be repainted before 2 yrs for comparison.
Regarding ride quality, the tinted glass panels given in sides look good and wide when compared with normal trains I could hear the track sounds and felt vibrations when seated and felt the oscillations near door area when standing and are some better then LHB coaches.
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Regarding other features CC cameras are provided and train announcements are made with platform indication left or right. Again this is not the first in class as I have seen GPS fitted city buses with stage announcements in BMTC Benguluru 12 yrs back .

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Jan 25 (15:37)
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Train exterior Design - 5/5
Train exterior paint - 2/5 interior flooring 3/5, interior 4/5
Seat cleanliness and upholstery-5/5
Seat Comfort and features 3/5 expect more for the fare I paid.
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4/5 should get more quality of Coffee powder and milk powder for the fare charged.
Ride Quality 4/5 not that silent and vibration free that I expected.

Overall 4/5 so beautiful so elegant just looking like a wow - I could get that felling as created by the hype given by travel bloggers and news channels.

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Jan 25 (15:57)
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Speed 5/5
Acceleration and deceleration 5/5
Left Vskp at 548 maintained 15kmph PSR upto 2km then reached 100kmph slowed down for track change to VJA line then maintained 90kmph PSR and hit 100-110kmph 3 km ahead of Divvada crossed at 608 Anakapalle at 618 @ 46kmph which has a PSR of 50kmph then quickly accelerated to cross the bridge on Sharada and curve @ 90kmph PSR then was cruising at 100-130kmph throughout till samalkot with frequent slowdown and pickups thrashed River Tandava bridge and Tuni @ 130kmph and arrived Samalkot at 722
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9 mins late. Overtook East coast express at Pithapuram which halted at 658 when VB is 18km away but VB maintained 110-120kmph with ups and downs in speed for the 18km. Though East coast can be taken to Samalkot for overtake it was sidelined before to accommodate Kakinada bound Gowthami on PF 2 and arrived Samalkot at 729. The running time given upto RJY 753/55 is ok and is doing everyday the same time but to VJA 150km should be decreased by 5 mins which is given as slack but it's arriving at 950 from past 6 months.

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Jan 25 (16:13)
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The purpose of my travel is to visit temples at Bikkavolu and Gollalamamida 20 and 25km from Samalkot.
The Kodanda Rama Swany temple at G Mamidada is the highlight with Rajagopurams of 160 and 200ft. Pics attached.
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Hi can anyone let me know the luggage limits(size and weight) of executive coach. Can we carry full size large suitcase?
Thanks
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