Railways launches user-friendly site www.trainenquiry.com

The Indian Railways has launched an enhanced, user-friendly website — http://www.trainenquiry.com — for enquiries. The interface, which offers passengers quick and easy access to essential information, was developed by the Centre for Railway Information Systems, the Railways’ IT wing.

The new website can answer queries, even if passengers do not know their station code or train number. The website is available both in English and Hindi. The mobile version of the web portal will also be available through the same URL.

Some of the new features available on the website include “Spot your train”, “Trains cancelled”, “Station”, “Rescheduled”, “Diverted” and “Trains between stations”.

The “Spot your train” section offers complete train information in real-time — including train schedule, current running status, and expected time of arrival/expected time of departure at queried station. “Trains between stations” offers information on all trains between any two stations. This information is presently not available on any other government website.

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Real time information about movement of trains

To make it convenient for passengers, Railways has expanded the train running information facility to cover all the trains.

Passengers can log on to http://www.trainenquiry.com and get the accurate information about train name, train number, source/destination of the train or a combination of these.

Initially, only information about selected 36 important trains (Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duronto) was available on the website. The facility is also available on SMS. People can send an SMS to 139. Passenger has to type SPOT and send it to 139. The information about the train will be delivered on his mobile.

“This facility will give us real time information about the movement of trains and therefore would be more accurate,” says Prachi, a student from the city who makes frequent trips to metros like Delhi and Mumbai.