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:

  1. You might wanna do a phd in railways..

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  2. Wow! I never knew this :)

    thanks for the info :)

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

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

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

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  4. 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 :(

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  5. where do u get this info abt trains vrij?

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  6. @ Veens

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

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  7. @ Sriram

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

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  8. @ Cindy

    Thank You, thank you :)

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  9. @ Divz

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

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

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  11. @ Cindy

    Oopsie.. thats a type.. sorry :)

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  12. @cinderella

    coz vrij is weak at spellings :D

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

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  14. ah, yur love for trains hmmmm.

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  15. @ Divs

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

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  16. @ Ankur

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

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  17. @ Samby

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

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