June 30, 2008

New Railway Time Tables

If any of you folks are scheduled to travel by trains in India in the coming days, this is for you.

Every year, IR introduces a new timetable from July and this year is no different. This means that new trains are announced, many speeded up, a few stoppages are added and a few removed. The schedule of quite a few trains is tweaked and they might depart and arrive at a time different from when you might have booked the ticket.

So please do call up your nearest railway station or the railway enquiry number 139 before you head to the station. Lest you are left behind staring at the LV plate of the train you just missed!

Gyaan: the rear end of every train - passenger or freight - has a small plate with LV written on it, abbreviated for Last Vehicle.

20 comments:

Solitaire said...

You might wanna do a phd in railways..

yaeecks veens is here said...

Wow! I never knew this :)

thanks for the info :)

I still think I enjoy train journeys way better than flights :D

Cinderella. said...

I simply love reading the train trivia you keep providing here !!!

I aint going anywhere until next december, so no worries.

Sriram said...

I am currently at my aunt's house in Madurai, which overlooks the MDU-TEN line. Awesome ALCo aroma here!!! And sleepless nights thanks to the music :) Spotted a WDP4 today morn..first time I'm seeing an EMD loco hereabouts. It took the Nellai exp to TEN.
Returning home tonight :(

lukkydivz said...

where do u get this info abt trains vrij?

Vrij said...

@ Sol

Maybe I should ;)

Vrij said...

@ Veens

There is nothing to be so indecisive about it.. most of us love train journeys!

Vrij said...

@ Sriram

Congrats boss.. so the dippy is venturing places.. cool!

Vrij said...

@ Cindy

Thank You, thank you :)

Vrij said...

@ Divz

There is a group of nutcases like me. U can find a few at irfca.org

Cinderella. said...

BTw I just noticed, mera naam tumhare blogroll mein CINDERALLA q hai ?!!!

Vrij said...

@ Cindy

Oopsie.. thats a type.. sorry :)

Lukkydivs said...

@cinderella

coz vrij is weak at spellings :D

Ankur said...

i second sol!!! :P
hehe

Samby said...

Hey!... Train journeys are like awesum..we used to have a whole coach to ourselves..and we had sum serious fun!!!

Princess Mia said...

ah, yur love for trains hmmmm.

Vrij said...

@ Divs

LoL.. just realised that I'm getting good at typos!

Vrij said...

@ Ankur

hey c'mon.. I'm not that good.. there are ppl who are much better!

Vrij said...

@ Samby

U had the whole coach to urselves??? Pray tell me.. u had a senior railway officer for family?

Vrij said...

@ Mia

:)

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