Any website to get India train time table for local trains?

#1 Feb 5th, 2008, 00:24
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I am looking for time-table for local trains between close by cities. These trains cannot be booked before hand.
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There isn't any.

What area do you want to travel around? (I have all the timetables)
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Steven are these something different from the standard tables? This question of local trains has always interested me. But, short of photographing them on the station walls..
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post There isn't any.

What area do you want to travel around? (I have all the timetables)
Between Howrah and Kharagpur.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Neel View Post Between Howrah and Kharagpur.
OK, I've got 32 pages (small booklet) of 'passenger' trains (not mail/express) between Howrah and Kharagpur, 25 trains (in each direction) going the full distance, many stopping at all stations in between, there are also many more trains that don't cover the whole distance.

So, what do you need to know?

The following map will be useful if you're using stations between Howrah and Kharagpur, the yellow & red spot next to 'E. Railway' in the top left is Howrah.

http://www.railwaykgp.com/MAPofKGPDivn.pdf

If you only want to travel between Howrah and Kharagpur stations, a number of faster express trains should be considered, though many have distance restrictions preventing Howrah-Kharagpur passengers from booking, look for the shorter distance trains for bookings.
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for local train timing in chennai i got it from http://www.southernrailway.org/
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Railway workshops at Kharagpur

Hi Steven
Do you know if it would be possible to visit the railway workshops at Kharagpur.
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Originally Posted by LunavadaLad View Post Hi Steven
Do you know if it would be possible to visit the railway workshops at Kharagpur.
Don't know, i would guess that it would be difficult because of security, but then again, security isn't considered important in India.

I guess it depends on the type of person you are, if I wanted to visit, I'd head to Kharagpur and see if the station manager looked approachable, he may be able to introduce you to someone who worked at the workshops, failing that, I'd head to the workshops and stand chatting to the guy selling chai or newspapers near the entrance, someone from the workshops will soon talk to you, then just take it from there.
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Dead on Steven, its so personal. It might help if you have a letter of introduction from somebody important in India to present to the station manager..
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Thanks for the advise guys. I will try what you have suggested when I get there.
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The site http://www.trainenquiry.com/PassingThroughTrains.aspx lists down all trains passing through a station.

Just search for the station and click on 'Go'. This will list down all trains passing through the station including passenger trains. I guess this does not include suburban trains. Then select the train and click on 'View Schedule' to view the trains entire schedule.
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Please check this site: www.erail.in
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Originally Posted by Captain_Neel View Post I am looking for time-table for local trains between close by cities. These trains cannot be booked before hand.
In case it was not obvious from the previous post, erail.in actually allows you to check the suburban/local trains for a few regions and fortunately HWH-KGP is one of these. So, you can just check the link below for the trains. The trains with names "Local" in it will be the local trains.
http://erail.in?T=HWH::KGP:
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Originally Posted by travel_crazy View Post In case it was not obvious from the previous post, erail.in actually allows you to check the suburban/local trains for a few regions
Note before post #12 above, this thread dated to early and late 2008.

It seems Erail.in now covers local trains as well yes, though I'm not sure to what extent. There's always the option to look up the regional divisions at the Indian Railways site's links section, though how conclusive even that is I don't know either.
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post Note before post #12 above, this thread dated to early and late 2008.
Oops, I was replying dead at night and did not notice the historic date. Now I know why Steven did not respond.

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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post It seems Erail.in now covers local trains as well yes, though I'm not sure to what extent. There's always the option to look up the regional divisions at the Indian Railways site's links section, though how conclusive even that is I don't know either.
Few years ago, I used to be a regular commuter on Kolkata suburban trains and I still remember the timings of many of them. Based on what erail.in reported, it seems the timings are accurate. So, I think the erail database is quite dependable.

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