Enter the train number and track the live running train status.
Live Train running status of Indian Railways is a service used to locate the live location of a running train. How the Indian railways track the running train status is, it just keeps track of the timing of the train at each station as it arrived. When the user requests for the live train status, the Indian railways displays the last arrived station of the train.
How to use this tool and track the live train status? Enter the train number and then select the journey / boarding / Arrival Date to get the train running status. The Indian railways had started the train enquiry service a couple of years back to help passengers in locating the live location of the train. This feature is called as spot your train.
There is a difference between the train schedule and train running status. The train schedule is for knowing the arrival time and departure time of the train at a station. It is just like the time table of the train.
How to use this irctc train enquiry feature to spot your train location? Here is a simple guide which helps you in finding the live train status. Enter the 5 digit train number in the above form and then submit the form. Then select the station name and click on one of the day buttons. Make sure that the train arrives the station on that particular day.
Both Irctc and Indian Railways have partnered together in bringing such nice services which are very helpful to the passengers. Here is the list of trains that are currently being tracked for live train running status
NTES stands for national train enquiry system is an online portal launched by the Indian Railways. The NTES provides some specialized services of Indian Railways and the important ones are spot your train and train schedule. The NTES does not provide the train status in real time. There will be a delay from minutes to hours. When we track for the position of a running train, the Indian Railways displays the last departed station and with how much delay the train is currently running. It wont update the station until the train reaches the next station. As soon as the train reaches the next station, the Indian railways update the station within a few minutes. This is how the spot your train feature of NTES provides the status of the train.
Tatkal booking is the last possible way to get the confirmed ticket for your journey. It is very important the you know how to book a ticket online before booking a tatkal ticket. You can have a look on Quick Booking Guide at irctc.
Any passenger can cancel their train ticket in case they do not want to travel. A refund request can also be made by filing a TDR if a passenger not able to board the train. TDR can be filed only after 24 hour train reaches at destination.
Some rules are applicable for each cancellation of ticket. These rules may vary depending on type of ticket. For E-tickets cancellation, i-tickets cancellation, ticket booked through railway counter and for filing the TDR and refund rules visit the irctc site. For More information about the cancellation and refund charges you can visit the official Indian railways website.