yesterday i have travelled in full packed train

@yugasini (12836)
Anantapur, India
June 15, 2010 8:25pm CST
hi mylot friends, Due to some work i have to attend Tirupathi to submit passport applications,then i am at the station to catch the train,there is no passengers in the station,time is going on passengers comming to the station,the train was late by more than one our when the train come it is fully packed ,i too have pushed in the packed train,i even get the proper seat up to some extent,then i got the shared seat to my destination,after the work was done once again i have to catch the return train,the same situation occurs,that train also fully packed,i even not get the seat up to my destination,i am standing more than two hours in the train,that is the fate of me in getting the seat,what about you ?
5 responses
@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Jun 10
I seldom travel by train. I take my own car, so I always get a seat. :D I did some train travel in Europe, and it was rarely difficult to find a seat.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
11 Jul 10
hi dawnald, thanks for the response,i does not have any car to travel,mostly i travel to the long distances means more than 10 Kms i will travel by bus or if it is more i will travel by train according to the timings,but it is easy to get a seat in bus instead of getting seat in train,but what to do,have a nice day
@maximax8 (30126)
• United Kingdom
16 Jun 10
It is not all that enjoyable to travel in a packed with many people train. On your way there you were lucky to find a seat to share. On your way back it was annoying for you that you had to stand for more than two hours. One time when I was working in London I traveled up there by train and it the trains were often too busy with commuters. I sometimes sat in the guards carriage on the floor. I got fed up with keep standing up all the time. I tried to get on a train twenty minutes before departure. Then I was able to get a seat. By the time the train departed it was full of passengers and many of them had to stand.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
16 Jun 10
hi maximax, thanks for the response,i am observing this crowd in the trains since 20 years,then there is general coach one in the front and one in the back side of the train,now they have increased the general coaches two in front and two in the back,but according to that the passengers also increased,what to do,have a nice day
@Buchi_bulla (8304)
• India
16 Jun 10
Now-a-days travelling has become a routine to many due to transfers and family being placed in someother place, due to training, medical, interview etc. Hence all the trains are mostly jam packed always. If the travel is sudden, then we have to struggle like this. I really feel sorry for your inconvenient travel.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
17 Jun 10
hi buchi_bulla, thanks for the response,our trains are fully packed since long time,once in blue moon they were running with less passengers,if we easily get the seat,think that it is our luck in general class,for short distances we may not get reservation and we have to travel in general class,have a nice day
@Wismay (2038)
• India
16 Jun 10
Hi Yugasini! Yes, this is a real problem when you have to travel suddenly. If you are planning ahead then you can have reservation tickets but if you have to go somewhere for some urgent reason you have to face this situation. I too have encountered this kind of situations. Once I was traveling to participate in a Chess Tournament and had to stand all the way to the destination. It was an 8 hours journey! So usually, I never try to travel without reservation. But sometimes you have no option as without planning you have to travel for some urgent issue. So it does happen to all I guess. Happy Mylotting!
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
16 Jun 10
hi wismay, thanks for the response,i have faced these type of journeys several times,in buses also,i think that some 20 years back i have travelled standing to the destination in a bus,the journey was 10 hours,but that is the festival season and on that time the buses are not upto the extent,have a nice day
@Canellita (12052)
• United States
12 Jul 10
Hi Yugasini. Are you saying you had to catch the train to go 2 hours to get the passport? Where will you be traveling to?