Train Running Status | Live Train Running Status

Running Train Status | Train Live Running status


Live Train Status (Live Train Running Status)

Live train status using NTES: You can now check the IRCTC Live Train Status or the Train Running Status of all Indian Railways trains with IRCTC app. This is one of the fastest ways to get latest information and spot your train in real time.

You can find extensive details – Indian railway train running status like current train running status, train running information, the current location of your train, its late status, the platform number it arrives on and expected time of arrival and departure.

So if you have the question, ‘Where is my train’, then train running status app of IRCTC will help you spot your train, with just a click or tap. With the use of accurate GPS tracker and navigation system, this Indian Railway’s vital information is made available to the passengers for a hassle-free travelling experience.

How To know the current IRCTC train LIVE status, follow the steps below on NDTV railbeeps

  • Enter train number or name
  • Select the date of train departure

The list will show you the current train location.

It will also show the ETA or Estimated Time of Arrival and ETD or Estimated Time of Departure.

It will also tell whether the train is on time or is delayed.

You can also track the exact time and distance that it is away from the current station.

The list will also guide you on which platform number the train will arrive.

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 LIVE 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 running 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 geo-location 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 IRCTC website or download the train running status application of IRCTC on you mobile phones or tablet.

The website and app will help you easily track the Indian Railway live train running status and all related train running information.

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, 1845 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 IRCTC National Train Enquiry System, we hope to make your journey stress-free. Wish you a safe and comfortable journey with the Indian Railways.

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  • What is Live Train Running Status?

    Live train running status for Indian railway trains means the current location of any train and its real time delay status. It also includes estimated arrival time of the train at upcoming stops.

  • How can we check Live Train Status on IRCTC?

    Indian Railways has started easy-to-use app feature to simplify train travel for all its users. Now train status can be checked on the go via IRCTC NTES mobile app or website to know the current location of the train and its delay status. Check train status through any modern day Internet-powered devices. If you are on a train you can also check live train status being offline by switching to GPS mode for fetching live train status.

  • What is offline Live Train Status? How does it work?

    Offline live train status means that no internet connection is required to find the live train status and ETA of train at the upcoming station. This needs the one-time download of the time table or the route on the user’s phone. Post that if the user is on a train then he can find the exact location of the train and track the ETA in offline mode as well. This feature is very useful since railway tracks do not always have full network coverage.

  • How is delay or on-time information calculated for a running train?

    Indian Railways measures the delay or on-time information of a train, basis estimated time of arrival(ETA) at the next stop. So as an example if you see that a train is running late by 30 minutes at NTES, it means that the train is estimated to reach delayed by 30 minutes on its next arriving station. However, it can cover up this delay on the remainder of stations. Thus, we recommend our users to look at the estimated time of arrival(ETA) at all upcoming stops and also to check train running status from time to time.