Top 10 things to remember about Live Train Running Status in India.

What is live train status?

Live train running status for Indian railway trains means the exact location of any train and its real time delay status. It may also include the estimated arrival of the train at any particular station en-route.

The two key things which are important to be noted while checking Live Train Status are "Last Reported Location" and "Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) at upcoming stoppages"

The "Last Reported Station" signifies the station based on which the current live train running status is determined. The "Last Reported Station" also conveys that the train has either arrived or departed or crossed that particular station.

The "Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)" value conveys the expected time at which the trains is supposed to arrive at any of its upcoming stoppages. This is the time when the traveler at the upcoming is expected to be there to board the train.

The last reported station can be either a stoppage or an intermediate station (where the train does not have a regular stoppage and simply is expected to cross the station)

According to RailYatri, 90% of the live train status updates of the train from a particular station arrives with 8-10 mins of the train arriving/departing/crossing a station. For the remaining 10% of live train updates can range more than take more than that at times reaching to nearly an hour.

Trains do recover time. So the train delay at the upcoming stoppages may be less than what has been reported from last reported station. Please plan accordingly.

Train running status updates are much more accurate when it arrives from the GPS of the RailYatri app users.

Train status updates from the last stop typically arrive in a delayed fashion.

Status running train updates change frequently. So it is recommended that the user check the status updates frequently. Nearer to the estimated time of arrival, the train running status information becomes more and more accurate.

The two key things which are important to be noted while checking Live Train Status are "Last Reported Location" and "Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)" at upcoming stoppages.

Train status on mobile can be checked through modern day Internet powered mobile devices. It can be checked on the go, and conveys exact location of a train and its delay status.


Q) How to check Live Train Status?

A: To check Live Train status, enter the train number or train name in the search box on the RailYatri app or website. As a second step enter the start date of your train. This start date is the date on which train starts from the origin station. Once you get the live train status information for the entered start date, you can also change this date for finding status of any other running instance of train.

Q) What is the source of train status for RailYatri?

A: In general RailYatri is a full-stack information and booking platform. Specifically on running train status, RailYatri has most frequent and real-time updates of train location. RailYatri collects train location data in a crowd-sourced manner from the GPS of mobile phones of its users. Thus this data is more precise and real-time. We recommend our users to use app which also works offline if the user is on a train.

Q) What is Live train status by RailYatri?

A: RailYatri started this feature with aim to simplify train travel for its users. We help to answer a few basic questions that every train traveller mostly asks during or prior to the train trip - a) Where is my train now? b) When will my train reach at next stop? c) When will my train reach my destination? d) Is my train running on time? e) Would I be able to catch connecting train / flight / bus etc.. .and many more similar problems.

We pioneered the GPS train status / crowdsourced powered technology with deep data analytics and machine learning algorithm. This helps our users make a smooth ride and avoid waiting at stations or missing out on trains. Over the last 5 years, we have been 99% of the times very accurate in helping users to save on time and thus on money.

Q) What is the ETA of a train and how is it calculated?

A: ETA is Estimated time of arrival of a train at upcoming stations.

Q) How does RailYatri calculate ETA?

A: RailYatri has the best ETA prediction as compared to any other website or application. RailYatri uses machine learning algorithms to predict the ETA-based on the historical running patterns associated with the train.

Q) What is offline live train status and how does it work?

A: Offline live train status means that no internet connection is needed to find the live train status and ETA of train at upcoming station. This needs one time download of the time table or the route on the users phone, post that if the user is on a train then he can find the exact location of train and track the ETA in offline mode as well. Since railway tracks do not have full network coverage this feature is very useful. Hence, we recommend our users to use RailYatri app for hassle free travel.