About the Indian railway and how to track online train running status

by bhaskar janagani You Learn More From Failure Than From Success

About the Indian railway and how to track online train running status

Indian railways system boasts of one of the first four largest railway system in the world.  Due to the high influx of people that totals over 22 million daily passengers going for one business or the other and an average of 13,313 passengers’ trains that transverse over 7000 stations daily.

Checking the status of one's train with IRCTC comes now in a more convenient and easy way. Unlike in the past when one needs to call the Indian railway office for inquiry and battling with over 10 million rail users to get your calls connected. This could be frustrating waiting on engaged dial tones for hours just to figure out your train status.

The advancement of technology in the area of railway has provided an opening and opportunity to easily spot your train and track the position of your train at real time.

Train running status now comes easier as users of online service can now easily check up the current status of their train by inputting the train number into Meramaal search bar that can be found above the site and then click "Get Status". This will bring up the exact status of the train by showing every detail of the train like its present location, to determine if the train is running late or as per schedule and also to find out which station the train is at a point in time. This is possible as a result of an accurate GPS and navigation system trackers installed into the train.

Your booked train running status can easily be searched now both on your android, IOS and windows enable phone. The ETA and ETD will then come up to show the live running by showing the train arrive or departure time from each station. Your live train status will pop up the following information on the screen of your mobile enabled phone or laptop:

The present location of the train

The train estimated time of arrival (ETA)

The estimated time of departure (ETD)


To check the train status using train PNR status  at Meramaal comes very easy; or customers have to follow these simple steps at IRCTC website:

First step: Go to

Enter your unique and valid five-digit number on the get the train running status on the top side of the page and click enter

Step 2: verify yourself as a human and not a robot by clicking the verify button on the Captcha image.

3rd Step:  input your queried train number on the new popped out page

4th step: Go to the top page and provide more information about the day you intend to journey and journey station and input it correctly.

5th step: A new page will pop up to showing the current location of the train when it is expected to get to the station and also depart.

Reasons for Non Delivery of your Train Running Number

There are so many factors that can cause the non- delivery of you train running number, here is a list of likely reasons to look out for:

  • Entering an incorrect pin or train number that is invalid
  • service not yet commenced from it source station
  • No scheduled train on the queried date
  • Information to track on IRCTC
  • Train current location
  • Last place a station departed
  • Expected departure time of the train
  • Expected arrival time
  • List of delay train

For more information on PNR status and other related information on India PNR services


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