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PostHeaderIcon Train Timings changes from 1st July 2012

The following changes in train timings and changes in the terminals of certain trains will come into force with effect from 1st July, 2012

1)Secunderabad-Kakinada Gauthami Express:

Will depart Secunderabad at 19:45hrs instead of 21:15 hrs.
Enroute, this train will depart Bhongir at 20:26 hrs, Aler at 20:43 hrs, Jangaon at 20:56 hrs, Kazipet at 21:50 hrs,Warangal at 22:01 hrs, Nekonda at 22:30 hrs, Mahbubabad at 22:52 hrs, Dornakal at 23:27 hrs,Khammam at 23:53 hrs, Madhira at 00:25 hrs, Vijayawada at 02:05 hrs, Eluru at 02:51 hrs, Tadepallegudem at 03:24 hrs, Nidadavolu at 03:42 hrs, Kovvur at 03:57 hrs, Rajahmundry at 04:25 hrs, Dwarapudi at 04:47 hrs, Samalkot at 05:13 hrs, Kakinada Town at 05:33 hrs and arrive Kakinada Port at 06:00 hrs instead of 07:30 hrs on the next day.

2) Train No. 17429 Hyderabad-Tirupati Rayalaseema Express:

Will depart Hyderabad at 15:35 hrs instead of 17:25 hrs.
Enroute, this train will depart Begumpet at 15:46 hrs, Sanathnagar at 15:55 hrs, Lingampalli at 16:15 hrs, Shankarpalli at 16:31 hrs, Vikarabad at 17:10 hrs, Tandur at 17:55 hrs, Nawandgi at 18:10 hrs, Kurugunta at 18:21 hrs, Seram at 18:30 hrs, Makkhaid Raold at 18:45 hrs, Chittapur at 19:00 hrs,Nalwar ast 19:40 hrs, Yadgir at 20:00 hrs, Narayanapeta Road at 20:20 hrs, Krishna at 20:37 hrs,Raichur at 21:10 hrs, Manthralayam Road at 21:35 hrs, Adoni at 22:17 hrs, Guntakal at 23:20 hrs, Gooty at 23:50 hrs, Tadipatri at 00:35 hrs, Kondapuram at 01:00 hrs, Muddanuru at 01:30 hrs, Yerraguntla at 01:50 hrs, Kamalapuram at 02:10 hrs, Cuddapah at 02:45 hrs, Nandalur at 03:25 hrs, Rajampet at 03:50 hrs, Pullampet at 04:00 hrs, Obulawaripalli at 04:10 hrs, Koduru at 04:30 hrs, Renigunta at 06:10 hrs and arrive Tirupati at 06:40 hrs instead of 08:10 hrs on the next day.

3)Train No. 12732 Secunderabad-Tirupati Express:

Will depart Secunderabad at 20:05 hrs instead of 19:00 hrs.

Enroute, this train will depart Vikarabad at 20:20 hrs, Raichur at 00:40 hrs, Guntakal at 02:25 hrs, Gooty at 03:00 hrs,Anantapur at 04:15 hrs, Dharmavaram at 05:10 hrs, Kadiri at 06:18 hrs, Mulakalacheruvu at 06:52 hrs, Mananapalli at 07:36 hrs, Kaligiri at 08:05 hrs, Pileru at 08:25 hrs, Pakala at 09:42 hrs and arrive Tirupati at 10:35 hrs instead of 09:30 hrs on the next day.

4)Train No. 57305 Kacheguda – Guntur Passenger:

Will depart Kacheguda at 15:30 hrs instead of 16:10 hrs.

5)Train No. 57435 Kacheguda-Kurnool Town Passenger:

Will depart Kacheguda at 17:35 hrs instead of 18:00 hrs.

6)Train No. 17415 Tirupati-Kolhapur Haripriya Express :

Will depart Tirupati at 21:00 hrs instead of 20 :30 hrs.

Enroute, this train will depart Renigunta at 21:22 hrs, Koduru at 22:00 hrs, Obulavaripalle at 22:12 hrs, Pullampet at 22:21 hrs, Rajampet at 22:35 hrs, Nandlur at 22:52 hrs, Cuddapah at 23:40 hrs, Kamalapuram at 00:01 hrs, Yerraguntla at 00:18 hrs, Muddanuru at 00:30 hrs, Kondapuram at 01:00 hrs, Tadipatri at 01:30 hrs, Gooty at 02:40 hrs Guntakal at 03:10 hrs, Bellary at 04:25 hrs and arrive  Kolhapur at the existing timings of 16:35 hrs on the next day.

7)Train No.12485 H.S.Nanded-Sri Ganganagar Express:

Will depart HS Nanded at 11:00 hrs instead of 23:30 hrs.

Enroute, this train will depart Purna at 11:50 hrs, Hingoli at 12:59 hrs, Washim at 13:49 hrs,Akola at 16:05 hrs and arriveSri Ganganagar at 22:40 hrs instead of 10:55 hrs. on the second day.

B)Change in Orginating /Terminating Stations:

1)Train No. 57426 Guntakal – Secunderabad Passenger will terminate at Kacheguda instead of Secunderabad.

2)Train No. 57473 Secunderabad-Bodhan Passenger will originate from Kacheguda instead of Secunderabad and will run via Sitafalmandi, Malkajgiri without touching Secunderabad.

Train No. 17429 Hyderabad-Tirupati Rayalaseema Express

PostHeaderIcon Temporary stops at Tindivanam and Mundiyambakkam for a period of six months

Due to persistent demands from elected representatives of the public and rail-users, T.No.16853/16854 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Expresses will temporarily stop at Tindivanam & T.No.56037/56038 Chennai Egmore – Puducherry – Chennai Egmore will temporarily stop at Mundiyambakkam for a period of six months w.e.f. 10.7.2012 to 9.1.2013 as per the details given below.

16853 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli Exp.
Arr/Dep. Tindivanam 10.13/10.15

16854 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Exp.
Arr/Dep. Tindivanam15.08/15.10

56037 Chennai Egmore – Puducherry Passenger

56038 Puducherry – Chennai Egmore Passenger

PostHeaderIcon Traffic Block on 24th June 2012 between Kalyan-Ambarnath lines

Traffic Block between Kalyan and Ambarnath stations on Up and Down lines from 10.20 am to 1.50 pm on 24.6.2012 for launching of girders.


All Down suburban services for Ambarnath/Badlapur leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 9.01 am to 12.31 pm and all Up suburban services leaving Ambarnath/Badlapur from 10.16 am to 1.31 pm will remain suspended.


Trains No. 11024 Shri Chhatrpati Shahu Maharaj Terminus-Mumbai Sahyadri Express, 17032 Hyderabad-Mumbai Express and 11042 Chennai-Mumbai Express will be diverted via Karjat-Panvel-Diva with halt at Diva Station for the benefit of Kalyan passengers.


12750 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Vishakapatnam Express will leave at 1.00 pm (instead of 12.25 pm)

16339 Mumbai-Nagercoil Express will leave at 12.40 pm (instead of 12.05 pm)

17031 Mumbai-Hyderabad Express will leave at 1.00 pm (instead of 12.45 pm)


11014 Coimbatore-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express will be regulated at Badlapur and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 3.15 pm instead of 2.30 pm.

PostHeaderIcon Trains diverted between Mumbai Central and Santacruz stations on 24.06.12

To carry out maintenance work for five hours from 11.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs on Sunday, 24th June, 2012 on Down Local Lines (i.e. slow line) between Mumbai Central and Santacruz stations, some of the trains have been diverted.

During the period, all down local line trains will run on Down through line (i.e. fast corridor) between Mumbai Central and Santacruz stations.

These diverted trains will not halt at Mahalaxmi, Elphinstone Road and Matunga Road for want of platform; hence passengers can travel in opposite direction for their destinations between Bandra and Mumbai Central stations.

All 12-car slow services will take double halt at Lower Parel, Mahim Jn. and Khar Road stations.

Due to this, some Up and Down local trains will remain cancelled. The detailed information to this effect is made available with concerned Station Masters.

PostHeaderIcon Trains diverted on 24.06.12 due to maintenance work : Central Railway

Due to maintenance work on its suburban sections some of the trains are diverted on Sunday, 24.06.12.

All down fast services  leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.20 am to 3.17 pm will be diverted on down slow line between Matunga and Mulund stations and will halt at all stations between Sion and Mulund.

All Down Harbour line services for Vashi/Belapur/Panvel leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.12 am to 3.25 pm and all Up harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 10.20 am to 3.39 pm will be cancelled.

Special trains will be run on Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-Mankhurd & Thane-Panvel sections during the block period.

Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via Transharbour and main line on their valid card/season tickets from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm on 24.6.2012.

PostHeaderIcon Western Railways expanding more ATVM’s for Suburban Stations

In order to reduce queues at ticket counters for providing suburban tickets more conveniently, Western railways is planning to add 490 more ATVMs (Automatic Ticket Vending Machines) for its suburban stations.

Automatic Ticket Vending MAchines

In the last 2 months these ATVMs have been increased from 115 to 171. Very soon 24 more ATVMs to be installed.

At ATVMs you can book single journey ticket, return journey ticket, multiple passenger’s ticket, and platform tickets. Renewal of season tickets can also be done at ATVMs.

Western Railways is also planning to add more CVMs (Coupon Validating Machines) that have digital display and the printing of tickets will be clearer in these machines. At present there are 292 CVMs available at suburban stations, planning to install 306 new CVMs shortly.

Coupon Vending Machine

PostHeaderIcon Summer Special trains between Surat and Shri Ganga Nagar


Train No.04724 Surat – Shri Ganga Nagar summer special will depart from Surat o­n 20/06/12 at 10.10 pm to reach Shri Ganga Nagar at 3.15am on 21/06/12.

Train No.04724 Surat – Shri Ganga Nagar summer special will depart from Surat o­n 27/06/12 at 10.10 pm to reach Shri Ganga Nagar at 3.15am on 28/06/12.

In return direction, Train No. 04723 Shri Ganga Nagar- Surat summer special will depart from Shri Ganga Nagar on 19/06/12 at 5.15pm and will arrive Surat at 8.50pm on 20/06/12.

In return direction, Train No. 04723 Shri Ganga Nagar- Surat summer special will depart from Shri Ganga Nagar on 26/06/12 at 5.15pm and will arrive Surat at 8.50pm on 27/06/12.

Haltings at Bharuch, Vadodra, Anand, Nadiad,Ahmedabad, Sabarmati, Mahesana, Unjha, Siddhpur, Palanpur, Disa, Bhildi, Dhanera, Raniwara, Marwar Bhinmal, Modran, Jalor, Mokalsar, Samdhari Jn, Luni, Jodhpur, Merta Road, Nagaur, Nokha, Deshnok, Bikaner, LalgharJn, Lunkaransar, Suratgarh Jn, Rai Singh Nagar, Gajsinghpur, Soron, Kesri Singhpur in both directions.

The train will have AC 3 Tier ,sleeper class and General second class coaches.

Hurry Up..The booking of train No.04724 opened today(19th June, 2012).

PostHeaderIcon Extension of Summer Special Trains

Some of  summer special trains are extended for the sake of passengers. Details of trains are given below.

Train No

Train Name

Special On

Dates of Service

02851 Santragachi-Kochuveli Weekly Special Weekly 23-06-12
02852 Kochuveli-Santragachi Weekly Special Weekly 26-06-12
08041 Shalimar-Chennai Central Weekly Special Weekly 19-06-12, 26-06-12
08042 Chennai Central-Shalimar Weekly Special Weekly 21-06-12, 28-06-12

PostHeaderIcon New coaches added in Ajmer- Chandigarh- Ajmer Garib Rath A.C. Express train


Two additional AC 3 Tier coaches are added in Ajmer-Chandigarh-Ajmer Garib Rath AC Express train upto 29-06-2012 when departing from Ajmer and upto 30-6-2012 when departing from Chandigarh in order to clear extra rush of passengers in summer.

ajmer chandigarh garib rath express train

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