Online tracking of train arrival/departure
alan1111
India > India Travel - Getting There and Around > India Travel > Indian Railways
#16
| NP RAO

onlinetracking

how do i track the train no.2687
#17
| Maha Guru Member
method 1.
go here on a daily basis
http://trainenquiry.com/

method 2.
download my program and edit it.

if you arent a computer geek stick to method 1.
WikiTimeTable.com
http://wikitimetable.com
#18
| Member

Originally posted by: Mark_Lester View Post

Attached is a program I use for monitoring trainenquiry.com for the GCIRC trains. I had suspected that timings were suspiciously rosy. I was hoping that they had been using GPS to do this :doh:.
Things did go haywire when the fog hit, but the times are just too good to believe normally.
The only trains that have consistent arrivals over an hour are the 2506 and the 5209.

Looks like I've got a lot of phoning around to do ....


@Mark - I presume that the train running information is updated (manually) from the stations as and when the train passes through them. When this service was commissioned I found that the reporting was fairly accurate. Of late, the rosy picture seems the norm. I don't know why they need to give a rosy picture.

The touch screen kiosks in railway stations having a "Spot your train" service is more reliable.
#19
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: selvaks View Post

@Mark - I presume that the train running information is updated (manually) from the stations as and when the train passes through them. When this service was commissioned I found that the reporting was fairly accurate. Of late, the rosy picture seems the norm. I don't know why they need to give a rosy picture.

The touch screen kiosks in railway stations having a "Spot your train" service is more reliable.

Hi selvaks,
Indeed. I think I need to do a blog post about this. According to my stats Indian trains are actually very reliable indeed. if you consider an arrival within 20 minutes of the advertised time as being on time, which few englishman can quible about, and that I am tracking long and seriously long-distance trains, they are off for only 1% it seems (i'll come back in a while with an accurate figure based on what I am getting).
things can go badly wrong on occasions, but right now, the only train ever to have an issue that would mess us up is the coromandel express. of course as bad luck would have it, thats the only connection with sub 5 hour leeway.
WikiTimeTable.com
http://wikitimetable.com
#20
| Member

Originally posted by: Mark_Lester View Post

method 1.

method 2.
download my program and edit it.



Hi Mark,

I've downloaded your program (Great job) and am having a look at it (trying to figure out how it works).
Does one need to get the LWP module to run it? Which other modules/libraries are needed?

-Selva
#21
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: selvaks View Post

Hi Mark,

I've downloaded your program (Great job) and am having a look at it (trying to figure out how it works).
Does one need to get the LWP module to run it? Which other modules/libraries are needed?

-Selva

oh er, a punter!.
I think you need Time if it didnt come with the install. If you know how to get LWP then obviously keep going with anything else it wants till it shuts up :D.
Let me know if you get it to fly.
WikiTimeTable.com
http://wikitimetable.com
#22
| Member
Dear alan1111,
please search this website indian railways any train's timeing,teacking,rail route,reservation status with google map.

website:indiarailinfo.com

rupesh
#23
| Visionary
For iphone & ipad users, there is an app on Apple's website to track the current status of Indian trains.

I can't remember the name, but its useful & I used it a lot during my recent trip.
#24
| Member
Thanks for the tip about the iPhone app. Most useful, can't imagine why I never looked for it in the App store myself!!

http://itunes.apple.com/in/app/indian-train-status-007/id317786152?mt=8
#25
| Member
Can anyone walk me through the SMS to 139, please?

I understand that the message recipient is 139. What do I put in the SMS itself? What is the format of the message?

Cheers,

A
#26
| Maha Guru Member
@aditi
have a look at
http://www.indianrail.gov.in/139.html
#27
| Member
Hi Kedarmad,

Thanks. The link you offered is much clearer than what I looked at before.

Cheers,

A
#28
| Senior Member
i have received an update in my office few days back and wondering if anyone is aware or used this service?

"QUOTE"
Indian Railway in collaboration with Google is now providing a 10 digit mobile number.

Just SMS your PNR number on this mobile number and instantaneously you will get your ticket's current status along with all other journey related details.
The number is 97733-00000. NO need to prefix 0 or +91.

Best of all, you don't pay a premium charge for any of this, just the price of a standard SMS.
"UNQUOTE"
#29
| Member
www.indiarailifo.com
www.erail.in
also useful indiarailifo gives platform numbers and quality of food also try
#30
| Member
Dear All,
Hello,
As i want to ask one question , As i am travelling from baroda to Haridwar on 31st Oct to 6 Nov 2011, i m having train wait list number- 062 to 80, weather it will confirm or not? also can i get best place for stay and best food in Haridwar.....as i am travelling first time to Haridwar...so i dont have any idea about it.....your all reply is highly appericiated.