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Blog Entry# 3465928
Posted: May 29 2018 (23:34)

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May 29 2018 (23:34)   09004X/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Bandra Terminus Rajdhani Special

Avishek Ray~   1284 blog posts   28 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 3465928            Tags   Past Edits
**Special Trains- Special Problems**
It's an irony of fact that special trains are most of the time given very ordinary treatment, despite of being called 'Special'. From huge delays (even though you pay extra fare in a special fare special, you may bet that your train will be delayed) to less occupancy, special trains face countless problems. Let's try to list the 'special problems' out and see which one of them is mostly hated. So vote for the fact about the special trains you dislike most.
**PS:- Definitely there are exceptions like Special
Rajdhani, but they are really handful and as the proverb goes, 'Exception doesn't prove any rule'. ☺☺
NO vote
Unorthodox TT- Improper timing like midnight arrival/ departure is a common fact
Most of the time specials are much slower than the regular trains in the same route- this applies for both ME or SF
Sheds may be overflown with WAPs or EMDs. but specils can't get better then WAGs or WDGs
Meaningless extra fares for meaningless concepts like Special Fare Special. Subidha etc
Old and worn out rakes- very common among specials
Least priority enroute. even lesser than super crawlers sometimes
Huge delays
Unreliability- though this is a generic statement. but the fact is for this issue specials mostly run half to full vacant- something to be worried about
More than one of the above options (please comment)
All of the above
I like specials and don't hate anything
Any other (please comment)

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