Indian Railways Station Codes

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On many sites, the IR station names are no longer spelled out, instead are listed in three or four letter codes. Similar to the airlines.

Where can one find a listing of the IR station codes??

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Where can one find a listing of the IR station codes??
I scanned the 3 pages of codes from 'Trains At A Glance', I find it easier to use as it only lists more popular/usefull station codes.

first one
2nd
3rd.
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Originally Posted by Jlingoa View Post On many sites, the IR station names are no longer spelled out, instead are listed in three or four letter codes. Similar to the airlines.

Where can one find a listing of the IR station codes?
You can find a station names to codes list at the Indian Railways Fan Club, http://irfca.org/faq/faq-codesc1.html

There is also a reverse mapping of codes to station names at http://irfca.org/faq/faq-codecs1.html

Since you mentioned airlines, you may have already seen http://www.world-airport-codes.com/ which lists IATA airport codes.

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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post I scanned the 3 pages of codes from 'Trains At A Glance'
I never realized that `Trains at a Glance' had this information. It is also available in PDF at the official `Trains at a Glance' Web site, http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/TAG...Code_Index.pdf

Unfortunately, the "0708" in that URL means that the URL is not going to be persistent. An alternative, albeit unofficial, source with a better URL is http://in.geocities.com/trainsatagla...ATIONINDEX.pdf
The Station Code Index is contained in pp. 40--42 of that PDF file.

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Originally Posted by nyraghu View Post I never realized that `Trains at a Glance' had this information. It is also available in PDF at the official `Trains at a Glance' Web site, http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/TAG...Code_Index.pdf

Unfortunately, the "0708" in that URL means that the URL is not going to be persistent. An alternative, albeit unofficial, source with a better URL is http://in.geocities.com/trainsatagla...ATIONINDEX.pdf
Not really (and these are both .pdf files, as a caution to people inadvertently clicking them). The official one will change yearly yes, as long as it does; it can simply be found via http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/ (under >Time Table Info > TAG).

The Geocities one seems to be some copy, last time I checked it still had last year's. That's good as an alternative backup, but it's not necessarily up-to-date (the detailed differences may be minimal however). It's available in HTML (or the intro in any case) here btw http://in.geocities.com/trainsataglance/ .
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post I scanned the 3 pages of codes from 'Trains At A Glance', I find it easier to use as it only lists more popular/usefull station codes.

first one
2nd
3rd.
or if you go to

http://www.indianrail.gov.in/index.html

you can download it as a pdf. file
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post The official one will change yearly yes, as long as it does; it can simply be found via http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/ (under >Time Table Info > TAG).
Yes, that looks like a better, if somewhat verbose, way to point to the location of the document. I wish Webmasters, especially those of important sites like that of the Indian Railways, would follow Tim Berners-Lee's recommendations in Cool URIs don't change. Among other things, he advocates, for information that changes with time, a "latest" URL that points to the most recent version.

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Originally Posted by nyraghu View Post I wish Webmasters, especially those of important sites like that of the Indian Railways, would follow Tim Berners-Lee's recommendations in Cool URIs don't change. Among other things, he advocates, for information that changes with time, a "latest" URL that points to the most recent version.
A cool link, thanks. The intro says it all:

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What makes a cool URI?
A cool URI is one which does not change.
What sorts of URI change?
URIs don't change: people change them.
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http://www.indianrail.gov.in/inet_trn_num.html

##If Train Number is typed in the Box provided in the above link,
the Schedule of the Train will appear in which the Codes of the Stations falling in the route of that Train will be indicated.
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http://www.indianrail.gov.in/inet_metro_trns.html

##If Originating Station and Terminating Stations are selected, then the Trains running between those stations will appear.
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http://www.indianrail.gov.in/acc_avl.html

##In the above link, the availability of berths can be obtained after typing:

i) the Train Number;

ii)Date of Journey

iii) the Code of Source Station

iv) the code of Destination Station

v) the Class in which one intends to perform journey

vi) the Quota for which the passenger is eligible.
**In so far as this Forum is concerned, the Quota Code could be:
(i) General (ii) Ladies (iii) Foreign Tourist (iv) Tatkal
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IR Station Codes

Thank you all, very, very much. I will certainly put all the wonderful info. to good use. Hopefully, very shortly!!!

The very best to you all.

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Where I can find station names in Hindi स्टेशनों के नाम हिन्दी में कहाँ से मिलेंगे?
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Very good question really. Does anyone know if there are sites that allow you to do this?
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While reading a name written in Enlish it is almost impossible for a person to pronounce/understand it's exact orginal prounciation. For example BANGALORE is being read as

बेंगलोर
बांगलोर
बांगालोरे
बंगालोरे
बंगलोर
बैंगलोर
बान्गालोर
बान्गालोरे

whereas now public agitations/movemets are going on to rename back it to rightly as
बॆंगळूरु

So it is neccessary to right names of Persons and Places in Devanagari Script.
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http://www.erail.in/rail/downloads.htm
you have all the station code of all indian railway stations list in this zip file.

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