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Aug 10 2015 (08:50)   JBP/Jabalpur Junction (6 PFs)

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Platform 6 Exit is towards Court/City side
All city buses ply from platform 6 side exit.
Platform 1 Exit is towards Sadar/Cantonment side.
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Mar 22 (11:27)   12636/Vaigai SF Express

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Overall analysis:
Cleanliness: Despite old coaches , 12636 is very neatly maintained by MDU division. But in 12635 cleanliness may get a little bit down as it is 4th run without PM for the rake. But still 12635 is also better than many trains in cleanliness.
Punctuality: Mostly OT or BT. Sometimes may get a little delayed especially between TPJ-MS.
Food: Before the train
departs itself , the catering starts. On-board catering is excellent both ways. Lot of choices at reasonable costs with nice taste. Tea is sold near TPJ. Manaparai Murukku sold by vendors at DG is a must.
Ticket availability: Tickets are easily available in 2S class. You can even get in current availabilty. But this does not apply for weekends and season time. AC class is a little not so easy and hence you need to book your tickets in advance.
U/R coach: This gets a little crowded and many of them are end-to-end travellers.
Railfanning: It's a railfan's paradise. Many crossings are visible till TPJ. After that less crossings till MS but a superb-high speed run is there.
Safety: Though no RPF/GRP are there , people are decently behaved but be a little careful of your seats , especially near VRI
Rating 9.5/10.
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Yesterday (06:25)   12635/Vaigai SF Express | DG/Dindigul Junction (5 PFs)

Skumar~   59 blog posts   391 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 3630274            Tags   Past Edits
3 Govt town buses service available from DG railway station to bus stand for the Vaigai express passengers (train 12635). Bus ticket price is 10 rupees per head. Auto charge from/to railway station to/from bus stand is around 50-60 rupees in day time and 60-80rupees in night time.
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May 09 2015 (22:38)   RN/Ratnagiri (3 PFs)

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Ratnagiri is a superb station on Konkan Railway.
Here are a few tips based on my experience:
1. General: Ratnagiri railway station is one of the very well maintained stations on the Konkan Railway. There are three platforms where PF#2 and 3 are island platforms. Even if your train arrives at PF #1, you would have go through the bridge in order to get out. One advantage of the train arriving of PF #1 is that there a lift is available on PF#1 which takes you to the top, eliminating the need of
taking the stairs.
2. Ganpatipule: Alight here to visit the famous Ganpatipule Beach/ Temple. You would get Rickshaws directly to the beach from the station. In order to board a rickshaw to Ganpatipule, you need to get out of the station from the PF #1 side. They charge you around 400-450 rs. The Rickshaws take you through the Aarey-Warey beach route which is quite scenic. If you would like to take a State Transport bus, they are available from Ratnagiri depot which is at quite a distance from the station. You may take a ST bus from station to depot and from there, another one to the Ganpatipule.
3: Amenities: This station has a common waiting room, a ladies only waiting room and a dormitory, all near the RPF office above PF#1. Both the rooms are way below average and badly maintained by a private organization. Instead you could rest at the benches provided near the ticket counters. The URS ticket counters, current ticket counter and the enquiry counter are above PF#1. Water coolers are provided on PF#1 and above PF#1, near the lift.
4: Food: We had our lunch at this station and the food was above par if not awesome. There is one stall above PF#1 which serves chapati-bhaji, biryani, vada-pav and some other fast foods along with cold drinks and kokam sharbat. Try not to have Vada-Pav's from the Vendors at this station as it is tasteless.
5. Signboards and Announcements: The announcement facility at this station is quite good. The station is very nicely marked with proper signboards.
6. Railfanning: It is a superb spot for railfanning. Almost every train has a crew change at Ratnagiri in both directions and hence you would get to talk to a lot of LP's and ALP's here. Also note that the staff on Konkan Railway are very courteous and kindhearted. They are real fun to talk to and would always reply to each of your queries. I spoke to the Technical Maintenance Engineer for an hour or so and it was so nice of him to speak to me. There is also a freight platform here and hence you would also get to spot some WDG's. If you have a departure here, arrive at the station 2 to 3 hours in advance as it is ideal for RFing. I arrived 4 hours before the departure of my train and it was an awesome experience.

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Jul 09 2015 (22:32)   22192/Jabalpur - Indore Overnight SF Express (PT) | JBP/Jabalpur Junction (6 PFs)

Raavan~   1109 blog posts   880 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1536515            Tags   Past Edits
Charging outlet available in every compartment. Almost all are in working condition.
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