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AC double-decker train from Coimbatore to B'luru likely

COIMBATORE: Assuring the city a train to Bengaluru soon, the Union minister for railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Saturday hinted at announcing the train soon. While the demand is for an overnight train to the startup capital, it is hinted that an air-conditioned double decker will be introduced on the route.

Suresh Prabhu was in Coimbatore to participate in the fifth edition of TIDES leadership summit organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). Ravi Sam, chairman of the summit placed two demands with the railways minister. The first was for an overnight train from Coimbatore to Bengaluru, which Prabhu promised to deliver soon.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/AC-double-decker-train-from-Coimbatore-to-Bluru-likely/articleshow/54003646.cms
 

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Soon, night train service between Kovai and Bengaluru

COIMBATORE: A Coimbatore-Bengaluru intercity express will start plying before Deepavali, Union Railway Minister Suresh P Prabhu said here on Saturday. He inaugurated two executive lounges, an AC dormitory, AC retiring rooms and a waiting hall at the Coimbatore Junction railway station. He also laid the foundation stone for an automated multi-level skywalk.

“The people of Coimbatore have demanded a night-time express train between Bengaluru and Coimbatore. We have decided to begin the service before Deepavali. We are also planning a Shatabdi train service between the two cities,” the Minister said in his address at a meeting here.

He said that more trains would be operated between Coimbatore and Mettupalayam on a trial basis and would be continued if there is good response.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Soon-night-train-service-between-Kovai-and-Bengaluru/2016/09/04/article3611372.ece
 

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Railway works of about 15 crore inaugurated

The outlay for Tamil Nadu of Rs 520 crore in the railways, has increased to about Rs 4,000 crore during the last three years, Railway minister, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said today.

Speaking after inaugurating new passenger facilities at a cost of over Rs 15 crore, at Coimbatore Junction Prabhu requested the state Government to join hands with Indian Railwaysfor infrastructure development.


The minister has agreed to consider a few representations regarding stopping of trains from the city to Bengaluru, even as assured to look into introducing the long pending demand for a night train to Bengaluru.

Prabhu inaugurated a slew of modern amenities such as two AC Executive Lounges, AC Dormitory, Additional Retiring Rooms and Waiting Room facilities.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/railway-works-of-about-15-crore-inaugurated-116090300804_1.html
 

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Meaningful to have Electric train instead of Metro Train when budget is a real concern. People need transportation. If not sophisticated, atleast a basic transport system (Metro is must, Yet something is better than nothing).

If Electric Train/Circular Train for the below areas covered on hourly basis, it would be a great advantage and the road traffic will drastically reduced.

1. Coimbatore Central
2. Coimbatore North
3. Ganapathy
4. Peelamedu
5. Singanallur
6. Ondiputhur
7. Thudialur
8. TIDEL Park
9. Periyanakkan palayam
10. Mettupalayam
11. Sulur Pirivu Road - (Near Ascendez) between Sulur and Neelambur.
12. Irugur
13. Podanur


Two different routes has to be formed.
 

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Missing coach leaves passengers in a fix at Coimbatore Junction

Almost at midnight on Thursday, passengers who had booked their tickets in S5 coach of the Chemmozhi Express (Train No. 16616) were in a fix as they ran from the engine to the guard van in search of their coach at Coimbatore Junction.

“We got help from railway officials only after we frantically tried reaching them. Till then, we neither had any alternative arrangement nor communication on unavailability of the coach,” says 27-year-old S. Sowmya, who was heading to Tiruvarur with her one-year-old daughter.

With help coming in the last minute, some passengers were accommodated in S1 coach of the train from Coimbatore to Mannargudi. Others sneaked into the unreserved compartment. The train left Coimbatore Junction late by 15 minutes from the scheduled time (12.15 a.m.). Some passengers had arguments or adjusted with other passengers till Karur – despite having a confirmed berth ticket. Those who boarded the train en route also had trouble.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/missing-coach-leaves-passengers-in-a-fix-at-coimbatore-junction/article9073800.ece
 

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How many trains are they really planning?

Shatabdi, Intercity, Double decker, Night express...........
https://www.facebook.com/SalemDRM/?fref=ts

Watch the video announcement of the minister

We will have an Intercity and a Shatabdi.. probably the intercity is a double decker and the shatabdi is a night express or vice versa
 

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https://www.facebook.com/SalemDRM/?fref=ts

Watch the video announcement of the minister

We will have an Intercity and a Shatabdi.. probably the intercity is a double decker and the shatabdi is a night express or vice versa
Shatabdi means day service only.

I think SR will introduce UDAY type train (DD AC) immediately as overnight service.

After few months they will introduce shatabdi
 

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ஜோ.பேட்டையில் ஒரு நிமிடம்: சதாப்தி எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் நிற்கும்!

கோவை: சென்னை மற்றும் கோவை ரயில்வே ஸ்டேஷன்களிலிருந்து செல்லும் சதாப்தி எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ரயில் ஜோலார்பேட்டை ரயில்வே ஸ்டேஷனில் ஆறு மாதங்கள் தற்காலிகமாக ஒரு நிமிடம் நின்று செல்லும் என சேலம் ரயில்வே கோட்டம் அறிவித்துள்ளது.
சென்னை சென்ட்ரல் - கோயமுத்துார் சதாப்தி எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் மற்றும் கோவை - சென்னை சென்ட்ரல் சதாப்தி எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ரயில் வரும், 17ம் தேதி முதல் அடுத்தாண்டு மார்ச் 16ம் தேதி வரை, ஆறு மாதங்களுக்கு ஜோலார்பேட்டை ரயில்வே ஸ்டேஷனில் தற்காலிகமாக நின்று செல்லவுள்ளது. அதன்படி, சென்னை சென்ட்ரல் - கோவை சதாப்தி எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் காலை, 9:56 - 9:57 மணி வரையும், கோவை - சென்னை சென்ட்ரல் சதாப்தி எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் இரவு, 7:09 - 7:10 மணி வரையும் நின்று செல்லும் என, சேலம் ரயில்வே கோட்டம் அறிவித்துள்ளது.

http://www.dinamalar.com/district_detail.asp?id=1604168
 

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ஜோ.பேட்டையில் ஒரு நிமிடம்: சதாப்தி எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் நிற்கும்!

http://www.dinamalar.com/district_detail.asp?id=1604168
Train Nos. 12243 / 12244 Chennai Central – Coimbatore – Chennai Central Shatabdi Express trains have been provided temporary stoppage at Jolarpettai Junction for a period of six months from September 17 to March 16, 2017 on experimental basis.
Train No. 12243 Chennai Central – Coimbatore Shatabdi Express will arrive at Jolarpettai station at 9.56 a.m. and will depart at 9.57 a.m. The Coimbatore – Chennai Central Shatabdi Express will arrive at Jolarpettai Junction at 7.09 p.m. and depart at 7.10 p.m.
Fourth stopping
This is the fourth stopping for the Shatabdi Express. It is already halting at Erode, Tirupur and Salem stations. Till now, it was a non-stop train in the Salem – Chennai Central section.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/temporary-stoppage-of-trains/article9092766.ece
 

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Tamil Nadu to get four new trains with better facilities soon

Sep 13, 2016, 01.08 AM IST

CHENNAI: Train passengers in Tamil Nadu are in for a pleasant surprise as the state will soon get three newly introduced categories of trains Humsafar, Antyodaya and Uday Express.

In an internal communication, the Railway Board has announced that they will operate a Sriganganagar-Tiruchirapalli and Chennai-Ahmedabad Humsafar Express, Santagrachi-Chennai Antyodaya Express and Coimbatore-Bangalore Uday Express.

The trains will be notified in the new timetable on October 1 but their starting date will be announced later, railway sources said.
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The over-night double-decker train linking Coimbatore and Bangalore is sure to delight passengers as it was a long-pending demand which was highlighted to railway minister Suresh Prabhu on his recent visit to Coimbatore. Prabhu had hinted that an Uday train would be started on this route.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Tamil-Nadu-to-get-four-new-trains-with-better-facilities-soon/articleshow/54300611.cms
 

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Now, enjoy fast wi-fi facility at city railway junction

Now, enjoy fast wi-fi facility at city railway junction^^^^

Coimbatore: Union minister for railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Friday announced the installation of fast wi-fi in four railway stations in the country - Coimbatore, Mangaluru, Jodhpur and Hazipur.

In a tweet, Suresh Prabhu said that fast wi-fi has been introduced in Coimbatore, Jodhpur, Mangaluru and Hazipur. Officials of the Salem Railway Division confirmed that the soft wi-fi facility has been launched in Coimbatore. Other stations in Tamil Nadu where fast wi-fi has been launched are Chennai Egmore, Tambaram and Madurai.

RailTel Corporation will offer the facility in Coimbatore station. A Salem division official said, "A pilot project is being carried out at the station. The details and date of formally launching the facility is yet to be decided."


The facility will be offered on all platforms of Coimbatore Junction at 100mbps for one hour, sources said. However, the officials of the Salem Division refused to comment on the matter.


According to the Railtel website, it has planned to install fast wi-fi in 100 A1 and A category railway stations across the country by the end of 2016. Railtel has partnered with Google to set up this facility that is expected to cater 10million passengers. "RailTel shall be providing high speed end to network connectivity on fiber, Google shall be providing the radio access network along with technology support," the website said. "This wi-fi facility will be available to any smartphone user with a network connection. The wi-fi service shall provide high speed connectivity for viewing high definition videos, download movies, songs, games by the passengers at the railway station," the RailTel website said.


Passengers in the railway station can login to the wi-fi facility through the RailTel, Indian Railways' telecom retail telecom wing, and access the internet facility. In Chennai, the fast wi-fi facility is available at 1gbps.


Suresh Prabhu launched the Chennai facility early this year, which is being extended to other stations in Tamil Nadu. The state will have a total of seven stations with this facility.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/Now-enjoy-fast-wi-fi-facility-at-city-railway-junction/articleshow/54371577.cms
 

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Meaningful to have Electric train instead of Metro Train when budget is a real concern. People need transportation. If not sophisticated, atleast a basic transport system (Metro is must, Yet something is better than nothing).

If Electric Train/Circular Train for the below areas covered on hourly basis, it would be a great advantage and the road traffic will drastically reduced.

1. Coimbatore Central
2. Coimbatore North
3. Ganapathy
4. Peelamedu
5. Singanallur
6. Ondiputhur
7. Thudialur
8. TIDEL Park
9. Periyanakkan palayam
10. Mettupalayam
11. Sulur Pirivu Road - (Near Ascendez) between Sulur and Neelambur.
12. Irugur
13. Podanur


Two different routes has to be formed.

Include Tirupur and pollachi as well
 
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