Live Train Status (Train Running Status)
you can now check the Live Train Status or the Train Running Status of all Indian Railways trains with NDTV’s railbeeps.com. This is one of the fastest ways to get latest information and spot your train in real time. You can find extensive details - the current location of your train, its late status, the platform number it arrives on and expected time of arrival and departure. With the use of accurate GPS tracker and navigation system, this vital information is made available to the passengers for a hassle-free travelling experience.
To know the current IRCTC train status, follow the steps below:
1. Go to the website https://www.ndtv.com/indian-railway/pnr-status
2. Click on ‘Live Train Running Status’.
3. In column 1, add the name of the train or number of the train.
4. In column 2, select the date of travel.
5. Once you have filled the columns, click on ‘Live Status’ option to get the train running status.
6. The list will show you the present train location.
7. It will also show the ETA or Estimated Time of Arrival and ETD or Estimated Time of Departure.
8. It will also tell whether the train is on time or is delayed.
9. You can also track the exact time and distance that it is away from the current station.
10. The list will also guide you on which platform number the train will arrive.
11. Another important feature is that one can trace the exact position of the train by locating it on the map. By clicking on the indicated points on the map, one can see the name of the station, the arrival and departure time, the travel day number on which the train is running and distance from the source station.
Example Of Checking Live Train Status:
If you are travelling from Patna to Delhi via train no 12309 – Patna Rajdhani Express (RJBP – NDLS), just type the train number 12309 or punch in Patna Rajdhani Express in column 1. After this, select the date of travel, eg: December 26, 2017 and then click on 'Live Status'.
The information that the train is on one of the route stations – Rajendra Nagar, Patna, Mughal Sarai, Allahabad Junction, Kanpur Central or New Delhi will pop up. It will also tell you the Expected Time of Arrival (eg 19:15 at Patna) and Expected Time of Departure (eg 19:25 at Patna). With this, you can also calculate the halt time at every station, (In this case, 10 minutes). The late status can also be checked -whether a train is on 'Right Time' or 'Delayed' will be indicated against the station.
Live distance between the stations can also be tracked and you can know exactly that Mughal Sarai station is 210 km away from Patna Junction and as the train progresses; the distance also reduces and is updated in real time.
You will also be able to find the platform number on which the train will arrive and thus will not have to rush to coolies or other passengers for help. Eg: Patna Junction at Platform 4 and New Delhi at Platform 14. Platform numbers will thus be indicated against each station.
Along with this, a route map will also help you trace the trajectory of your travel and you will have a clear idea on what route the train is heading. This map can also help in finding the places around a particular station and what areas you are crossing. For eg: You will know that while travelling from Kanpur to New Delhi, you have crossed Etawah, Agra, Aligarh and Ghaziabad. For an informed travelling experience, this information is crucial.
If the train running status for your queried train number is not delivered, the following reasons could be responsible:
- You entered an incorrect or invalid train number.
- Train does not run on the date it is being queried.
In such a scenario, check your train ticket carefully and verify the name and number of the train.
The technology behind getting the live train status update:
The latest train status is reflected via an accurate GPS tracker and navigation system that provides accurate real time data for the travellers.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based global radio-navigation system. It is a global navigation satellite system that provides geolocation and time information to a GPS receiver anywhere on or near the Earth. The GPS operates independently of any telephonic or internet reception and does not require the user to transmit any data.
A hassle-free information source for railway enquiry:
Gone are the days of standing in long railway enquiry queues at the railway stations or be bugged by hearing the constant engaged tone when dialing up the Indian Railway Enquiry Office. Now the crucial rail information can be easily availed from the comfort of your desktop, mobile phones and tablets. You can either check the website railbeeps.com or download the Rail Beeps application on you mobile phones or tablet.
About Indian Railways
Indian Railways, the fourth largest railway network in the world, has over 70,000 passenger coaches and more than 11,000 locomotives. It is managed by the Ministry of Railways and is headed by a cabinet minister who presents the rail budget every year in the parliament. It runs long-distance and suburban rail systems and as of September 2016, India has around 324 km of operational urban rail transit lines.
The Indian Railways was founded on May 8, 1945 and within 172 years, has spread its wing to become one of the busiest yet low-cost travel modes for the passengers. It is the eighth biggest employer in the world with more than 1.4 million employees. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and the Mountain Railways of India are among the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
There are 9 types of passenger trains, namely Gatiman Express, Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi/Janshatabdi Express, Duranto Express, Yuva /Garibrath Express, AC Express, Superfast (includes all the special category trains like Mahamana Express), Mail/Express, Passengers/MEMU/DEMU. In 2015-16, an average of 13,313 passenger trains ran daily, carrying an estimated 22 million passengers a day and covering over 7,000 stations. With such a large number of passengers travelling daily, the Online Train Running Status or Live Train Status becomes a vital tool to comfortably track the real-time status of the train.
By using NDTV Rail Beeps, we hope to make your journey stress-free. Wish you a safe and comfortable journey with the Indian Railways.
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