Online tracking of train arrival/departure

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#1 Jan 10th, 2010, 08:35
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Just stumbled upon this site which gives online tracking of train running status for both arrivals and departures. Enter your train name/number and then select your train and the destination/departing station for which you require the running status

http://203.176.113.63/

Of course another way is to call up at railway enquiry numbers.

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Thanks for this Alan - it's really useful. I have often wondered if there is such site where instead of ringing the station, one could find the timings online.

Many times if I ring the station here, there is a message saying 'line out of order'. It isn't it's just too busy! It can be quite frustrating ringing the enquiry numbers.

There is also a general number where you can check PNR status etc. that you can get over internet mobile - if anyone knows information about this
it would be handy to post it here so we have all this in one thread. I will make this thread a sticky.

Does that mobile no. for internet, also give train timings?
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#3 Jan 10th, 2010, 10:22
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The website is useful, and here's a little trick to help find the reliability of a train.

The following link shows if train 6345 is expected to arrive on time at Trivandrum (TVC).

http://203.176.113.63/RunningIslTrSt...10%2f01%2f2010

So lets look at how this works. (here's the full URL)

http://203.176.113.63/RunningIslTrSt.aspx?tr=6345&st=TVC+&dt=10%2f01%2f2010

So change the 10 to 09 to find out if yesterdays train arrived on time.

http://203.176.113.63/RunningIslTrSt...09%2f01%2f2010

You can go back 4 days doing this.


Aishah, is 139 the number you're thinking of?

139 is an automated service that gives PNR status, train running status and other things, but it has to be called from a landline.
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If you can't remember the URL, the domain name is www.trainenquiry.com
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Thanks Steven - that must be it. Does it come back as an SMS message when you put in PNR no? Last time I was catching Mandore Express from Delhi Cantt, I wasn't quite sure where I should be standing on the platform (no coolies around to help guide me). Another passenger with his mobile dialled a no. and got back information re which carriage no. it was from the engine i.e. 16th back from engine, and so we then had a bit of an idea of where to be waiting.

I forgot to ask him what was the no. he dialled.

Actually re-reading your post, you say it has to be dialled from a landline. He used a mobile.
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Originally Posted by Aishah View Post Thanks Steven - that must be it. Does it come back as an SMS message when you put in PNR no? Last time I was catching Mandore Express from Delhi Cantt, I wasn't quite sure where I should be standing on the platform (no coolies around to help guide me). Another passenger with his mobile dialled a no. and got back information re which carriage no. it was from the engine i.e. 16th back from engine, and so we then had a bit of an idea of where to be waiting.

I forgot to ask him what was the no. he dialled.

Actually re-reading your post, you say it has to be dialled from a landline. He used a mobile.
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Actually, I'm just as guilty, I keep reading about all these new numbers and services, but as I'm useless with SMS and mobiles in general, I never remember the info.

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The number for SMS is also 139. Have a look at the following link:
http://irctc.co.in/sms_139.html

Also the automated voice response can be reached by mobiles also these days.

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Originally Posted by Aishah View Post Thanks Steven - that must be it. Does it come back as an SMS message when you put in PNR no? Last time I was catching Mandore Express from Delhi Cantt, I wasn't quite sure where I should be standing on the platform (no coolies around to help guide me). Another passenger with his mobile dialled a no. and got back information re which carriage no. it was from the engine i.e. 16th back from engine, and so we then had a bit of an idea of where to be waiting.

I forgot to ask him what was the no. he dialled.

Actually re-reading your post, you say it has to be dialled from a landline. He used a mobile.
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QUOTE=steven_ber;893883]
So lets look at how this works. (here's the full URL)

http://203.176.113.63/RunningIslTrSt.aspx?tr=6345&st=TVC+&dt=10%2f01%2f2010

So change the 10 to 09 to find out if yesterdays train arrived on time.

http://203.176.113.63/RunningIslTrSt...09%2f01%2f2010

You can go back 4 days doing this.
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Steven, seems your computer skill is good. Nice use of URL alteratioin and good observation. Just last week I was wondering how to get past delays information.

Below link also provides history but seems incorrect information.
http://indiarailinfo.com/train/arrde...ry/1184/466/59

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I have to report I have used this site several times now and it is not accurate. The Delhi - Jaisalmer express is often late but it is most days saying 11.30 a.m. arrival when it comes at 1 p.m.!

The most accurate way of finding the train arrival is to ring the railway station. And if the phone is too busy, which it often is, you have to go there and ask.
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Is this the same site : http://www.trainenquiry.com/

As pointed out by Aishah, the information is not correct many times. I think it depends on the station which provides the timings.
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Yes, arunganpath, that's the one - it's the one in OP's post. It is disappointingly inaccurate.

And thank you Steven and Gaurav for your posts - I was so disgusted with the train enquiry site (thought it would be really handy when any friends come via the Intercity to check timing, and recently I have had several friends from Oz to visit, travelling by this train) I didn't read the thread properly to spot your posts! Okay, another fine for me, Steven!!

What was so annoying is that often the train station phone line is too busy and you can't make your enquiry. The result is you have to go personally to the station. I thought this website would save these trips - but no, a real let down.
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Confirming what gaurav1441 said, that 139 works from mobiles as well.
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Yes, and I have just now put that no. into my phonebook on mobile! Next time I'm waiting for Mandore Express at Delhi Cantt, will check the carriage location myself via the no.
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Originally Posted by Aishah View Post I have to report I have used this site several times now and it is not accurate. The Delhi - Jaisalmer express is often late but it is most days saying 11.30 a.m. arrival when it comes at 1 p.m.!

The most accurate way of finding the train arrival is to ring the railway station. And if the phone is too busy, which it often is, you have to go there and ask.
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The only trains that have consistent arrivals over an hour are the 2506 and the 5209.

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About 139

Yes now "139" can be dialed from a mobile & sms facility is also available on the same no.

However, be wary that calling "139" is chargeable by mobile (at some premium rates) while it is toll-free if dialed from land-line.
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