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Current Running Train Status

Check Live Running Status of Train or Current Running Status of Train online and on mobile. This is one of the easiest and fastest way to spot your train live or real time. The latest train running information is shown via GPS tracker and navigation system, providing real time train status for all the travelers or passengers.

What is train running status?

When a train starts from the originated station towards its destination, train crosses many stations. So, knowing the accurate location of the train and real timing of its arrival and departure to the specific station of the destined train defines the current status of train.

In India, there are more than 30 million train passengers. And every next person is running out of time, so it is quite essential to be aware of the accurate train live status of the specific train. Many options are available to get the status of train via internet, phone messages, railway counters, railway customer care or Railradar.

How Etrains.in helps in providing running status of train?

Etrains is a user-friendly and fastest Indian Railway train enquiry app which helps user to find live train status online quite easily and provides real-time train queries of all Indian Railway trains in one click and provides you the best and most credible service for finding live running status of train via our prominent services

This feature works on desktop, tablet, smart phone and basic mobile. No need to call or face engaged dial tones of the Indian Railway Enquiry Office.

How to track your train location?

To track train and get current location of train, please enter train number, select train start date (date when train started from source or first station of train) and click Get Status. The status will reflect detailed information such as where exactly the train is right now, which was the last station, and whether the train is running as per the scheduled time table or late.

Running status information will be reflected with the following details:

  • Present train location (The current and exact location of the train and the inclusive information of the arrived and the departed station of searched train).
  • Estimated time of arrival or departure at station.
  • Next station stoppage of the searched train.
  • Train delay information.

Etrains.in has always researched and tried to develop better features to cater its visitors. It provides a very comfortable and a compatible approach. One can have a great convenience to spot its station at the accurate time with such an user friendly app i.e. "etrains.in". Live train status serves to both side of the passenger (one who is boarding the train and second who is stepping down on its station). Both arrival and departure time of train are updated real time and reflects currrent train status. Checking live train information is very important for a traveler and to know their train's accurate status to ensure their comfortable and safe journey.

The establishment of Indian Railways running train status

Indian Railways is the fourth largest railway network in the world and has over 11,000 trains running per day. In a survey done in 2015-16, an average of 13,313 passenger trains ran daily, carrying an estimated 22 million passengers a day, covering over 7,216 stations.

Indian Railways made an announcement in year 2012, that the trains may soon get real-time GPS tracking system to avoid accidents. According to the sources, it implemented in 2013, the real time GPS tracking system was integrated with Google Maps and was accessible through range of mobile devices & computers.

The technology arm of Indian Railways, the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), developed a GPS-based solution with help of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which can provide exact location of a train with an accuracy of 10 metres, and latency of 2 minutes, on a real-time basis. As per reports, the price of GPS devices will be approximately Rs 70,000 – 1, 00,000 per train, is fitted in about 100 trains, which helped avert collisions and avoid loss of lives. In affect, trains is always been known and aware of each other’s location, and start breaking, in case of danger ahead.

Today the passengers are able to see real-time locations, as CRIS has integrated the GPS app with Google maps. ISRO’s INSAT-3C satellite has assisted in location of moving trains. The GPS system gives an accuracy of about 10 metres, with a lag of about 2 minutes. However, CRIS aims to shorten the distance to about 3 metres, the average distance between two gauge lines, a critical factor that prevents accidents if a train on another line is derailing.

Success of the GPS-based system has helped railways in running trains at high speed. The GPS application has also assisted in better planning of train schedules, especially in bad weather. The first pilot project was started started between Chennai and Tambaram railway stations, where about 364 suburban train services have been scheduled successfully with the GPS devices. CRIS plans to allocate around Rs 70 crore to the project.

Prior to the year 2012, Indian Railways had announced the project Satellite Imaging for Rail Navigation (SIMRAN) jointly with IIT-Kanpur for a similar tracking portal, which was lately curated in pilot stage with several trains including Rajdhani and Shatabdi.