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The Unknown Railfan🚂🚃🚃~   246 blog posts   99 correct pred (75% accurate)
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The Unknown Railfan🚂🚃🚃~   246 blog posts   99 correct pred (75% accurate)
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➡️Why is elevation from the sea level written at the railway station ?
➡️Basically, it is intended for loco drivers, guards and railway engineers as it tells the gradient(slope) between two stations.
It comes to help while laying down the tracks and even if the train is moving from higher level to lower level or vice versa , then loco driver knows how much speed has to be maintained .Another application is that it is also used for telecommunication to know the coverage area of radio station but it does not come into
play nowadays as we have GPS system.

May 10 (16:29)
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To be precise, the MSL doesn't really indicate the gradient between stations. IR has strict guidelines for gradients in yards, stations and between stations (depending on kind of traffic expected). So, irrespective of the MSL of two successive stations, the track is always laid out in such a way that the gradients are within a limit. So, the MSL markings are practically of no use to the Loco Pilots. The LPs depend on the gradient markings provided all along the route, and their knowledge of the route (through their route learning) and the working timetable provided to them that indicates all the speed limits on the route.
For example, between Karjat and Lonavala, within a span of
27 km, the line ascends almost 500m. IN the VSKP-Kirandul section, between SUP-SMLG, the line ascends almost 1000m over a distance of 60km. However, the ruling gradient is very different between both sections.
The MSL markings are a relic from earlier days when they were the only way to determine the difference in elevation between different places. With the advent of satellite imagery, this has become redundant. But the practice is still continued as during the surveys for constructing new railway lines and stations, the elevations and MSL are also collected as a part of the Civil Engineering surveys.

May 10 (16:41)
SCR Godavari Express~   2973 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)
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Very useful info ....

Thanks , Added to FAQ !
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Apr 30 (12:39)   Good news! Want to board train from another station, IRCTC brings new service; all details here

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Travelling can be very hectic for passengers especially if the journey is made through trains. There comes often a time when the journey we have planned takes a sudden change but you cannot help it because the reservation tickets are already booked. Therefore, in a major good news, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has brought a new service where a passenger can board train from another station, even if the ticket is booked at different station.
The IRCTC through it’s twitter account titled @IRCTCofficial said, “Want to #board #train from another #station but #ticket has been booked? Change your boarding station right from #IRCTC #eTicketing website. Just log on to click here or download IRCTC Rail Connect App.”
can download the IRCTC Rail Connect App from their Google Play Store.
The key features of this app are given below:
🔹New users, register from app directly
🔹One step PIN based secure login to existing users
🔹Search and book train tickets
🔹Ladies and premium tatkal quota booking support added
🔹View and cancellation of tickets
🔹Current reservation and boarding point change facility
🔹IRCTC website tickets are now synchronized with the app
As for a passenger can make boarding station changes on IRCTC website, by following four steps.
1) A customer will have to log into their IRCTC website with their login ID and password
2) Then click on to ‘Booking Ticket History’ section
3) Select your train and then click ‘Change Boarding Point’. It needs to be noted that this boarding point option will appear on new page
4) The last step would be to select new boarding station from the drop down under change boarding station section
IRCTC has been on multiple occasion introduced a list of facilities for the convenience of the railway passengers.

Apr 30 (12:44)
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#faq #monitor. Please add this information to FAQ section. It will be helpful.
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Apr 06 (20:43)   Buggy Services at Railway Stations in India

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Entry# 3276839   News Entry# 333708         Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railway launched many passenger friendly initiative, especially for disabled, medical patients and elderly. One among that facilities is Buggy services or Platform Cars at Railway stations.
What is Buggy Services at Railway stations
A battery-operated Platform car service for elderly, medical patients and disabled is available at many of the main railway stations around India. This battery operated platform car service is called Buggy services.
became one of the first stations to get Buggy Services or Platform Cars. Buggy service started in Bengaluru Railway station in 2006 . After that most of the Railway stations started this service. Most of stations have prominent boards with phone numbers to call. This Platform Cars at railway stations have drivers experienced in maneuvering through narrow spaces. Thus, they wouldn’t find it difficult negotiating crowds and hurdles like parcels and luggage on the platform.
How to Book the buggy Services or Platform Cars?
The cars will be available on first come, first serve basis unless seats are booked beforehand. Tickets can be booked over the phone by dialing a contact number provided on the IRCTC website. The ticket cost for Buggy Services or Platform Cars at railway stations comes at a cost of Rs 20 – 40/- per person.
Phone Number for Booking Buggy Services or Platform Cars Railway Stations
Central Railway :- Central Railway re-introduced battery operated Buggy Services or Platform Cars for long distance trains at CSMT stations on 04.04.2018 for senior citizens and disabled people after two year break. BOCs were introduced Buggy Services or Platform Cars at CSMT railway stations in 2009 fro free of cost. The scheme was unviable and was closed in 2016.
Two Passenger Cars launched on Wednesday i.e. 04.04.2018 in CSMT Railway station. Platform Nos.Nine and Eighteen in CSMT Platform. Speed of the Platform Cars – Ten Kmph max. Capacity of Buggy Services or Platform Cars – Total Four – One at Front and Three in backseats.
Ticket cost of Buggy Services or Platform Cars – Rs.40 per head. Other Stations to get Buggy Services or Platform Cars under Central Railway are Bandra Terminus – 04 cars, Mumbai Central – 03 Cars, LTT and Dadar.
Dhanbad Station : It is operational only on platform No. 1 during peak hours – 6am to 10am and 6pm to 10pm – when a majority of trains leave or arrive at Dhanbad.
Phone No. for Buggy Services or Platform Cars at Railway Stations
CSMT Mumbai – 9152156194
Chennai Central Station – 99403 56789
Chennai Egmore Station – 91 99520 56789
Bangalore City Station – 91 99007 89789, 9845120000
Mysore City Station – 91 99000 12333
Yesvantpur – 919902545012
Bangalore Cantt – 919686425934
Yelahanka – 919686442594
Dhanbad – 9771445924
List of Stations having Buggy services or Platform Cars service available
Agra Cantt., Ambala Cantt. Jn., Amritsar, Bangalore City, Bangalore Cantt., Bhatapara, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Coimbatore Jn., CST Mumbai, Darbhanga Jn., Dhanbad, Durg, Gaya Jn., Ghazipur City, Gwalior, H. Nizamuddin, Haridwar, Howrah, Jabalpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur cantt., Kota, Kozhikkode, Lucknow, Lucknow Jn., Madurai Jn., Manduadih, Mughalsarai Jn., Muzaffarpur Jn., Mysore Jn., Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna Jn., Raipur, Raigarh, Ranchi, Salem, Sealdah, Solapur, SSP Nilayam, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Visakhapatnam and Yesvantpur. .Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Anand Vihar Terminal, Bandra Terminus, Bareily, Bhagalpur, Bhopal, Chhapra Jn., Dadar, Dehradun, Delhi Jn., Ernakulam Jn., Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu Tawi, Kacheguda, Kalyan, Kanpur Central, Kharagpur, Lokmanya Tilak (T), Ludhiana, Mathura Jn., Mumbai Central main, New Jalpaiguri, Pune, Puri, Rajkot, Secunderabad Jn., Tatanagar, Thane, Thrisur, Tirupati, Tiruvananthapuram Central, Vadodara, Varanasi and Vijayawada.
Other Facilities offered by Indian Railway to the disabled, medical patients and elderly are wheelchair facility, Yatri Mitra Sewa, Sarathi Seva for Physically Challenged.

Apr 06 (20:48)
18047🔹Amaravati Express🔹18048^~   4489 blog posts   18 correct pred (95% accurate)
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#FAQ #FAQmonitor. Please consider this news article for adding in FAQ as this article contains list of railway stations which have buggy services and mobile numbers to contact for buggy services of some stations. It will be useful.
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Apr 05 (23:00)   Facilities in Anubhuti Train Coaches

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Entry# 3273849   News Entry# 333612         Tags   Past Edits
Some of the facilities provided in Anubhuti coaches are as given below:
(i) Global Positioning System (GPS) based passenger information system is provided in the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitors hanging from the ceiling. Information like forthcoming station, destination, train running status and other safety information / announcement are provided in the monitors.
(ii) Automatic compartment sliding doors are provided at both ends of Air-Conditioned (AC) compartments.
Attendant call facility is provided for each seat. The call button is provided below the luggage rack adjacent to the reading lights.
(iv) Infotainment system is provided to individual passengers. LCD Television is fitted at the back of every seat and middle facing seats have LCD screens at the centre table, which shall pop-up when pushed down. The touch-screen monitor has various menus for information, entertainment and feedback. Separate headphones are provided for each passenger.
(v) Universal Serial Bus (USB) mobile charging sockets are provided for each passenger and these are located between the seats. Laptop charging points are also provided in the wall adjacent to seats.
(vi) Modular toilets with improved interior finish and Touch-free Taps.
This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in
a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Apr 05 (23:01)
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#FAQ #FAQmonitor. Please add this information in FAQ.
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