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SUMMER/HOLIDAY SPECIAL TRAINS 2012 | May,June,July 2012

To facilitate the passengers during summer holidays, Western Railway will run summer special trains to various destinations. Western Railway runs holiday specials every year and every effort is made to increase the number where ever possible. The details of the trains being run this year are –

Bandra Terminus – Gandhidham Weekly Special Train
Train No.09451 Bandra (T) – Gandhidham Weekly special train will leave Bandra (T) on every Thursday at 23.55 hrs to reach Gandhidham at 15.30 hrs, the next day from 5th April to 28th June, 2012. Similarly, Train No. 09452 Gandhidham – Bandra (T) Weekly special will depart from Gandhidham on every Thursday at 06.30 hrs to arrive Bandra (T) at 22.35 hrs on the same day from 5th April to 28th June, 2012. The train will have AC II tier, AC III tier, sleeper classand II class general coaches. It will halt at Borivali, Valsad, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Viramgam and Samakhiali stations in both directions.

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Holi special trains | 2012

Anticipating heavy rush of passengers during Holi and summers, railway administration has would special trains including Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Patna, Kolkata-Delhi and Howrah-CST Mumbai.

Train number 4001/4002 will ply between Delhi Sarai Rohilla and Patna. This train will depart from Delhi Sarai Rohilla at about 5:20 pm and arrive at

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INTRODUCTION OF NEW TRAINS | March 2012

1) Santragachi – Mangalore – Santragachi Vivek Weekly Super Fast Expresses will be introduced ex. Mangalore w.e.f. 25.2.2012 and ex. Santragachi w.e.f. 1.3.2012.
T.No.22851 Santragachi – Mangalore Weekly Vivek Super Fast Express will leave Santragachi at 16.05 hrs. on Thursdays and arrive Mangalore Centralat 09.45 hrs. on Saturdays. T.No.22852 Mangalore – Santragachi Weekly Vivek Super Fast Express will leave Mangalore Central at 22.45 hrs. on Saturdays and arrive Santragachi at 17.50 hrs. on Mondays. The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 2 AC 3-tier, 7 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Kharagpur, Jaleswar, Balasore, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Sompeta, Srikakulam Road, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Samalkot, Rajamundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta, Tirupati, Chittoor, Katpadi, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Shoranur, Tirur, Kozhikode, Vadakara, Kannur, Kanhangad and Kasaragod. Advance reservation for the above trains will commence on 23.2.2012. Continue reading INTRODUCTION OF NEW TRAINS | March 2012

SEALDAH-PURI DURONTO TO BE INTRODUCED

As announced in last Railway Budget and with an aim to provide more passengers comfort to the commuters, Railways have decided to introduce a new tri-weekly Duronto Express between Sealdah and Puriw.e.f. 12th February 2012. o­n the inaugural day, this train will run as a special train from Sealdah to Puri o­n open fast timings. However, the regular service of this train will commence w.e.f. 14th February 2012 from Puri and w.e.f. 15thFeb’2012 from Sealdah as per scheduled timings. Continue reading SEALDAH-PURI DURONTO TO BE INTRODUCED

SMS sent by IRCTC now acceptable as Train Ticket

In a move to further make Train Reservation Ticketing System passenger friendly, the Ministry of Railways has decided to permit Short Messaging Service (SMS) sent by its PSU, Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) containing vital details as an instrument on par with the Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS). This has come into effect from 1st February, 2012.

The mandatory features of the authorized SMS are (a) SMS sent by IRCTC/Railways will be considered for this purpose and (b) The SMS would contain all the vital ticket details like PNR, Train Number, Date of Journey, Class, Name & Number of Passengers, Coach & Seat Number and Fare paid. (c) Also if feasible, the SMS will accommodate the names of all passengers booked on the e-ticket, otherwise maximum number of passengers. Continue reading SMS sent by IRCTC now acceptable as Train Ticket

INDIAN RAILWAYS EXTEND ADVANCE RESERVATION PERIOD TO 120 DAYS

NEW PROVISION TO BE EFFECTIVE FROM 10TH MARCH, 2012 The Ministry of Railways has decided to increase the advance reservation period for booking train tickets from existing 90 days to 120 days o­n experimental basis (excluding the date of journey) w.e.f. March 10, 2012. However, there will be no change in

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Summer Holidays Special Trains 2012

For the convenience of passengers, WR will run special trains between Bandra (T) – Bikaner and Indore – Jaipur during summer vacations.

Bandra (T) – Bikaner – Bandra (T) Weekly Superfast Special

Train No.04728 Bandra (T) – Bikaner Weekly Superfast Special will leave Bandra (T) at 14.35 hrs o­n every Tuesday from 3rd April 2012 to 26th June, 2012 and reach Bikaner at 12.30 hrs, the next day. Similarly, in return direction Train No. 04727 Bikaner – Bandra (T) Weekly Superfast Special will leave Bikaner at 15.00 hrs o­n every Monday from 2nd April 2012 to 25th June, 2012 and reach Bandra (T) at 12.55 hrs, the next day. Continue reading Summer Holidays Special Trains 2012