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Nov 27 2021 (16:27)

Entry# 2356     
Numbering of Kolkata Suburban Local trains

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Nov 27 2021 (16:24)
Blog Post# 5146441-0     
jishnu_thakur^~   Added by: jishnu_thakur^~  Nov 27 2021 (16:27)
Classification of numbering of Kolkata EMU trains.

Here is the list of Kolkata EMU numbering types.

30xxx series—Kolkata Circular Railway.

31xxx series—Sealdah Main Line locals.
1) 310xx—Budge Budge - Naihati.
2) 311xx—Sealdah - Katwa, Sealdah - Barddhaman and Naihati - Kalyani Simanta.
3) 312xx—Sealdah - Barrackpore
4) 313xx—Sealdah - Kalyani Simanta
5) 314xx—Sealdah - Naihati
6) 315xx—Sealdah - Shantipur, Ranaghat - Krishnanagar City (via Shantipur) and Shantipur - Krishnanagar City.
7) 316xx—Sealdah - Ranaghat
8) 317xx—Naihati - Ranaghat, Ranaghat - Krishnanagar City, Ranaghat - Gede, Ranaghat -Lalgola EMU Passenger and Ranaghat - Shantipur.
9) 318xx—Sealdah - Krishnanagar City
10) 319xx—Sealdah - Gede

32xxx Series—Sealdah - Dankuni - Baruipara Series
1) 322xx—Sealdah - Dankuni
2) 324xx—Sealdah - Baruipara

33xxx series—Sealdah - Barasat - Bongaon/Hasnabad series
1) 330xx—Canning - Barasat
2) 331xx—Sealdah - Biman Bandar (now cancelled)
3) 332xx—Dum Dum - Barrackpore, Barasat - Dum Dum, Dum Dum - Gobardanga, Hasnabad - Dum Dum and Dum Dum - Dankuni.
4) 333xx—Barasat - Hasnabad, Barasat - Habra, Barasat - Dattapukur, Barasat - Bongaon. and Gobardanga - Barasat Local.
5) 334xx—Sealdah - Dum Dum Cantt, Sealdah - Madhyamgram and Sealdah - Barasat.
6) 335xx—Sealdah - Hasnabad.
7) 336xx—Sealdah - Dattapukur, Sealdah - Habra and Sealdah - Gobardanga.
8) 337xx—Ranaghat - Bongaon and Shantipur - Bongaon.
9) 338xx—Sealdah - Bongaon and Sealdah - Thakurnagar.

34xxx series—Sealdah South Lines.
1) 340xx—Naihati - Budge Budge, Kalyani Simanta - Budge Budge and Bongaon - Canning.
2) 341xx—Sealdah - Budge Budge
3) 343xx—Baruipur - Sonarpur, Baruipur - Lakshmikantapur, Sonarpur - Canning, Ghutiari Sharif - Sonarpur and Sonarpur - Champahati.
4) 344xx—Sealdah - Sonarpur
5) 345xx—Sealdah - Canning
6) 346xx—Sealdah - Baruipur
7) 347xx—Sealdah - Lakshmikantapur, Sealdah - Namkhana and Sealdah - Kakdwip.
8) 348xx—Sealdah - Diamond Harbour, Sonarpur - Diamond Harbour, Baruipur-Diamond Harbour and Sealdah - Magrahat.
9) 349xx—Namkhana - Lakshmikantapur, Namkhana - Kakdwip, Kakdwip - Lakshmikantapur.

350xx Series—Barddhman - Katwa Locals.

36xxx Series—Howrah - Barddhaman Chord Line locals.
1) 360xx—Howrah - Baruipara, Howrah - Chandanpur, Howrah - Gurap and Howrah - Masagram.
2) 368xx—Howrah - Barddhaman (via Chord)

37xxx Series—Howrah Main Line locals.
1) 370xx—Howrah - Shrirampur and Howrah - Seoraphuli.
2) 371xx—Howrah - Belur Math
3) 372xx—Howrah - Bandel
4) 373xx— Howrah - Singur , Howrah - Haripal, Howrah - Tarakeswar, Howrah - Arambagh, Howrah - Goghat, Tarakeswar - Goghat, Tarakeswar - Arambagh.
5) 374xx—Seoraphuli - Tarakeswar.
6) 375xx—Bally - Bandel
7) 376xx—Howrah - Pundooah, Howrah - Memari.
8) 377xx—Bandel - Pundooah, Bandel - Memari, Bandel - Katwa, Bandel - Barddhaman.
9) 378xx—Howrah - Barddhaman (via Main Line)
10) 379xx—Howrah - Katwa.

38xxx Series—Howrah SE Railway Locals.
1) 380xx—Shalimar - Santragachi and Howrah - Haldia.
2) 381xx—Santragachi - Uluberia and Howrah - Uluberia.
3) 382xx—Howrah - Bagnan.
4) 383xx—Santragachi - Mecheda and Howrah - Mecheda.
5) 384xx—Santragachi - Panskura and Howrah - Panskura.
6) 385xx—Howrah - Balichak
7) 386xx—Howrah - Kolaghat
8) 387xx—Howrah - Kharagpur and Santragachi - Kharagpur.
9) 388xx—Howrah - Midnapore.
10) 389xx—Howrah - Amta and Santragachi - Amta.
Nov 22 2021 (23:25)
Ticket Booking/E-Ticketing

Entry# 2355     
How IRCTC allocates berths. Why IRCTC does not allow you to choose seats?

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Nov 22 2021 (14:59)
Blog Post# 5139858-0     
Prakhar Yadav^~   Added by: moderator^~  Nov 22 2021 (23:25)
How the berths are booked in Railways?
Why IRCTC does not allow you to choose seats?

Would you believe that the technical reason behind this is PHYSICS.

a seat in a train is far more different than booking a seat in a theatre.

Theatre is a hall, whereas train is a moving object. So safety concern is very high in trains.

Indian railways ticket booking software is designed in such a way that it will book tickets in a manner that will distribute the load evenly in a train.

An example to make things more clear : Imagine there are sleeper class coaches in a train numbered S1, S2 S3... S10, and in every coach there are 72 seats.

So when some one first books a ticket, software will assign a seat in the middle coach like S5, middle seat numbered between 30-40, and preferably lower berths (Railways first fills the lower berths than upper one so as to achieve low centre of gravity.)

And the software books seats in such a way that all coaches have uniform passenger distribution and seats are filled starting from the middle seats (36) to seats near the gates i.e 1-2 or 71-72 in order from lower berth to upper.

Railways just want to ensure a proper balance that each coach should have for equal load distribution.

That is why when you book a ticket at the last, you are always allotted an upper berth and a seat numbered around 2-3 or 70, except when you are not taking a seat of someone who has cancelled his/her seat.

What if the railways book tickets randomly ? A train is a moving object which moves around at a speed of around 100km/hr on rails.
So there are a lot of forces and mechanics acting on the train.

Just imagine if S1, S2, S3 are completely full and S5, S6 are completely empty and others are partially full. When the train takes a turn, some coaches face maximum centrifugal force and some minimum, and this creates a high chance of derailment of the train.

This is a very technical aspect, and when brakes are applied there will be different braking forces acting at each of the coaches because of the huge differences in weight of coach, so stability of train becomes an issue again.

Good information worth sharing, as often passengers blame the Railways citing inconvenient seats/ berths allotted to them

Source : LinkedIn
Oct 25 2021 (04:31)

Entry# 2354     
Zonewise list of fastest trains

★★  General Travel
Oct 25 2021 (00:28)
Blog Post# 5102669-0     
jishnu_thakur^~   Added by: jishnu_thakur^~  Oct 25 2021 (04:31)
Fastest trains of India (Zonewise list) (in end-to-end average speed and above 55 km/h)

Note: I've included PRE-COVID pandemic and COVID special status of trains.

CR (Central): 22221/22222 CSMT Hazrat Nizamuddin
Rajdhani Express—86 km/h

ECoR (East Coast): 12281/12282 Bhubaneswar New Delhi Duronto Express—76 km/h

ECR (East Central): 12309/12310 Patna Rajdhani Express—83 km/h

ER (Eastern): 12249/12250 Howrah Anand Vihar Terminal Yuva Express—86 km/h

KR (Konkan): No tains found over 55 km/h

NCR (North Central): 12033/12034 Kanpur New Delhi Shatabdi Express—90 Km/h

NER (North Eastern): 82501/82502 Lucknow New Delhi IRCTC Tejas Express—82 km/h

NFR (Northeast Frontier): 12041/12042 Howrah New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express—70 km/h

NR (Northern): 22435/22436 Varanasi New Delhi Vande Bharat Express—95 Km/h

NWR (North Western): 12985/12986 Jaipur Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Double Decker Express—69 Km/h

SCR (South Central): 12285/12286 Secunderabad Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express—77 Km/h

SECR (South East Central): 22867/22868 Durg-Hazrat Nizamuddin Humsafar Express— 66 Km/h

SER (South Eastern): 20839/20840 Ranchi New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Bokaro—78 Km/h

SWR (South Western): 12213/12214 Yesvantpur Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Duronto Express—75 km/h

SR (Southern): 22671/22672 Chennai Egmore Madurai Tejas Express—79 Km/h

WCR (West Central): 12059/12060 Kota Hazrat Nizamuddin Jan Shatabdi Express—77 Km/h.

WR (Western): 12951/12952 Mumbai Central New Delhi Rajdhani Express—89 Km/h
Oct 18 2021 (09:48)
Fares/Concessions/Refund Rules

Entry# 2353     
Ticket Cancellation Charges

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Oct 18 2021 (07:36)
Blog Post# 5097616-0     
AdittyaaSharma^~   Added by: SaifAliSalmani30^~  Oct 18 2021 (09:48)
Oct 04 2021 (07:20)

Entry# 2352     
Average speed of sampark krantis

Jun 30 2021 (21:17)
Blog Post# 5000491-14     
Royalrajput0702^~   Added by: Royalrajput0702^~  Oct 04 2021 (07:20)
Aapke is useful info m mera thoda sa yogdan
➡️➡️➡️Fastest Sampark Kranti Based on AverageSpeed (Running in Covid Time as don't know when regular train will come back but timetable will be same as covid)
1) 09146Gujarat Sampark Kranti(Nzm-kdcy) 77km/hr
2)02918 Gujarat Sampark Kranti (Nzm-Adi) 76km/hr
West Bengal Sampark Kranti 74km/hr & 02127 Madhya Pradesh Sampark Kranti 74km/hr
4)04564 Goa Sampark Kranti 70km/hr
5)02525 Jharkhand Sampark Kranti 66km/hr & 02883 Chhatishgarh Sampark Kranti 66km/hr
6)02447 Uttar Pradesh Sampark Kranti 65km/hr & 02819 Odisha Sampark Kranti 65km/hr
7)04559 Kerala Sampark Kranti 64km/hr & 02753 Marathawada Sampark Kranti 64km/hr
8)06249 Karnataka Sampark Kranti 63km/hr
9)02781 Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti 62km/hr & 04739 Rajasthan Sampark Kranti(Bikaner) 62km/hr
10)02463 Rajasthan Sampark Kranti(Jodhpur) 60km/hr & 02446 Uttar Sampark Kranti 60km/hr
11)02629 Karnataka Sampark Kranti 57km/hr & 02566 Bihar Sampark Kranti 57km/hr
12)05359 Uttaranchal Sampark Kranti(Ramnagar) 48km/hr
13)Uttaranchal Sampark Kranti(Kathgodam) 44km/hr
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