Chennai – Santragachi express – holiday special train (08042) – Never ever try this train

By | December 19, 2013

Folks, never ever try this holiday special train (Chennai – Santragachi Express 08042). Although this train runs only for limited months Oct to Dec each year.  Until it is really required to travel otherwise never try this train. For namesake this train runs for this  route, I intend to write this post to let people know in case you are travelling first time with this train then never expect it to be on time. Expect the worst to make you happy. There is least priority given to this train en-route, you will observe all trains passing by and this train (08042) will stand by.

Chennai Santragachi puja special super fast train

Chennai Santragachi puja special super fast train

Last time, I traveled through this train was late by 10 hrs. I had to cancel many further tickets and many travelers were suffered with further journey ticket cancellation. So just keep in mind, if you travel with this train keep 10-12 hrs buffer time in your hand and not plan anything between those delayed hrs.

Well, apart from timings, I would like to talk about amenities, very poor maintenance not worth of paying the cost what you pay. Even though it had all AC coach but AC went off many times for hours and it came back for sure but it was pathetic journey in my life. I would never choose to travel through this train rather plan in advance and choose some other train. I would grade this train service to very very poor.

My request to Indian Railway, when you charge for super fast and same fare as other important train then you should maintain the same level of service otherwise you should not run such special train. Crazy, pathetic, incompetent, low grade service.



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