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VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)
Local Name: Vizag / Waltair
विशाखपट्टणम जंक्शन
విశాఖపట్నం జంక్షన్

Track: Double Electric-Line

Updated: Mar 02 2023 (00:14) by Yusuf_Azhar^
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Gnanapuram, Railway New Colony, Visakhapatnam, pin - 530004
State: Andhra Pradesh

Elevation: 6 m above sea level
Type: Junction   Category: NSG-2
Zone: ECoR/East Coast   Division: Waltair

Number of Platforms: 8
Number of Halting Trains: 133
Number of Originating Trains: 53
Number of Terminating Trains: 54
7 Follows
Rating: 4.7/5 (784 votes)
cleanliness - good (103)
porters/escalators - good (101)
food - excellent (97)
transportation - excellent (100)
lodging - excellent (93)
railfanning - excellent (92)
sightseeing - excellent (98)
safety - excellent (100)
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Apr 25 2016 (02:25)   18463/Prashanti Express (PT)
Suri~   7926 blog posts
Entry# 1818853            Tags   Past Edits
This train is a very huge demanded train from Odisha.
I am giving tip for Sleeper classes.
After boarding from BBS , go to Upper berth (in case having Lower berth seat , exchange with someone just for some time) and go to sleep. Telling you do this or else your whole "happy morning" will turn into a "Bad morning".
From BBS to VZM
, specially between KUR to CHE , this train runs as a Intercity train. SL classes are packed with daily travellers and waiting holders. Beggars will give you a headache and transgenders will suck up your money. (They are very shameless)
But once train reached VSKP , It all becomes COMPLETELY empty. Seriously i was shocked to see the complete empty and cleaned SL coach after i woke up. All thanks to Ratnachal express which takes away all the intercity day travellers.
After this the whole journey from VSKP to SBC is a awesome one with full of heavy crossings and views of Mighty Godavari and Krishna rivers.
After VSKP , the next cleaning is done at BZA station and after that from BZA to SBC , it runs as it is , but still the coach condition of these ECoR is quite good.
I would suggest the VSKP folks who wish to travel to Bangalore, Take this train.
Because it is the only Non-VSKP starting train to bangalore who have General quota for VSKP to SBC also. So BBS & VSKP both share same quotas.
Best chances of getting confirm seats if you book well 1 week ahead of time in SL. AC coaches are very badly demanded for this train.
For VSKP to SBC , you can easily opt SL class (unless its not some Festive season like Pongal or Diwali). Best thing is Food.
The pantry is quite good and warm-good quality food is provided.

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Aug 21 2016 (19:01)
Yekya01   640 blog posts
Re# 1818853-1              
What about from VSKP to BBS? Does it get annoying? I have to book from VSKP to BBS, SL class. I'm thinking between VSKP - SHM exp and Prashanti exp. I ve ruled out HWH mail, as I ve read its quite full in SL class. Do Advise. Thank you.
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Aug 21 2016 (19:28)
Suri~   7926 blog posts
Re# 1818853-2              
Go for VSKP-SHM Weekly SF.
Prashanti is very popular train here and acts as an evening time intercity for regular passengers.
Whereas VSKP-SHM Weekly is a less popular and weekly train in which tickets are also easily available.
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Jul 07 2018 (20:57)
nexus~   333 blog posts
Re# 1818853-3               Past Edits
Will there be any ticket (SL) available in prasanth express after charting between BBS-BZA? Am in travel and i can't book tatkal tomorrow for monday's journey.
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Jul 07 2018 (21:20)
Suri~   7926 blog posts
Re# 1818853-4               Past Edits
Right now 13 seats are avl in SL class current booking and 2 seats in 3rd AC and 7 seats in 2nd AC for tomorrow's departure. So chances are there same may be possible for monday departure also.
If its possible, ask at home or friend or someone to book for you.
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Aug 09 2018 (10:17)
Manish K~   123 blog posts
Re# 1818853-5              
I travelled from Samalkota to KSR Bengaluru in this train...
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Oct 01 2023 (08:02)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)
Ratnakar~   8272 blog posts
Entry# 5836296            Tags  
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Don't take retiring rooms here whether AC or Non AC. Rooms are clean but you will get to hear announcement sounds throughout the day & night. Cannot sleep due to that. Not all rooms, but barring 1 or 2, in all your sleep will be disturbed.Room No. 15 is worst affected by this. Room No. 8 & 9 are somewhat silent ones.

Ya, if you are there for 6-8 hrs or so, you can take AC Dormitory which has cubicles with curtain. This is quiet by the way. 1
Locker each bed is provided. Though, you have to bring your own lock. Lockers are big enough to take a 24inch trolley inside it.

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Sep 07 2022 (21:07)   12739/Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad Garib Rath Express (PT) | VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)
charnshet   1 blog posts
Entry# 5470672            Tags   Past Edits
1 ΣChains between VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction and MAO/Madgaon Junction
12739/Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad Garib Rath Express
from Station VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction to Station SC/Secunderabad Junction
17021/Hyderabad - Vasco-da-Gama Weekly Express
from Station SC/Secunderabad Junction to Station MAO/Madgaon Junction

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Oct 10 2018 (17:42)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)
Ratnakar~   8272 blog posts
Entry# 3885672            Tags   Past Edits
About VSKP Retiring Room & Dormitory :
1. There is direct entry to VSKP retiring room section from the FOB at BZA end (If coming from PFs 2-8). Direction markings available. If coming from outside, instead of entering main entrance, move towards right, towards premium car parking. At the end you have another entrance (quite big one) to PF 1 and same is for retiring rooms with the counter situated there too.
2. After you arrive at the station, you have to get a slip made in your name at the
counter situated below the retiring room (3 counters are there - PF ticket, enquiry & RR). On the slip you have to write your name & address and the person sitting will countersign it. Give that to the caretaker and now you are free to enter your booked accomodation.
3. In non ac dormitory, single beds (not in bunk style) are arranged in a hall just like hospital ward. Whereas in AC dormitory you get your own cubicle with the entrance to your bed guarded by a curtain, ensuring you get adequate privacy. Had it been door in place of curtains then it would have been private rooms.
3. The dormitories are clean including the washrooms and cleaning process goes on all the time during the day. During my stay from 1200 hrs to 0400 hrs , dormitory was cleaned 3-4 times.
4. You can bring your eatables in the dorm and eat there, no problem.
5. The switches for fans & lights are at entrance of dorm with switches mentioned like L1, F1 (for light &fan for dorm 1), L2, F2, and so on.
6. Cooling is adequate and adequate fans and lightings available. Room includes a bed, a locker, a charging point, and a set of 5 hooks for hanging clothes. Nothing else.
7. Last but not the least, be ready for the attendants (females) to come to ask for tips at the time of checkout. My checkout was early morning, so the came the previous evening itself.

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Aug 25 2016 (20:22)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)
deepak.yerr~   6281 blog posts
Entry# 1972488            Tags  
Parking Charges for 2-Wheelers 12hrs - Rs 10/- and additional every 6 hrs - rs 5/- . Vskp station is Wi-Fi and information boards of using railwire are kept in huge hoardings in front entrance No1. Near Enquiry counter. Charts are not displayed in station and two kiosks are placed to inquire railway information. Luggage scanner is there and working but if u carry without putting in scanner no one I'll object.
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