Q) What is Indian railways train time table?

A: Local as well as long distance train time table is the running schedule of a particular train. The train time table contains train timing - from its departure station to its termination station. Halting time for the train at stoppages along the way are also mentioned in the time table.

Q) Of what use is the Indian railway time table?

A: It was around 1860 when the railway time table was introduced in India. The motive of railway time table is to synchronize the running of trains across India based on their route and halt stations. It made sure that no two trains (from the same or opposite direction) reached a platform at the same time. The train time table today gives a complete idea about the running schedule of any train in India.

Q) What are important terminologies (information) associated with time table?

A: Some of the terminologies associated with Indian train time table are train name and number, Intermediate stations and Train status. Let us explain these railway time table facts for you.

  • Train name and Number: Each train has a certain number, and they have a specific name tagged against them (which may or may not be unique). This information is essential in singling out a train from thousands of others running on that same day.

  • Intermediate Stations: All the stations, which the train crosses along its route are included in a list of intermediate stations. A train might or might not have a stoppage (halt) at the Intermediate stations mentioned in the list.

  • Train Status: A check about train status, gives the users an idea about the present location of the train, list of the upcoming stations, expected time of arrival at the upcoming stations and the delay record of the train.

Q) Why expected Platform for Arrival is a key information in the train time table?

A: The expected platform information allows the passengers to avoid the last minute hassles. It helps them plan their boarding and de-boarding much better. Junction stations across India have more than five platforms, on an average, and passengers may face last minute problems while running around along with their luggage, children and other stuff. The expected platform information helps the passengers plan out much better.

Q) What are the factors that may affect the train time table between two stations?

A: There are various climate and man-made situations which can cause a disruption in the Indian train time table. Trains are heavily delayed during the winter months (due to fog) and monsoons (due to heavy downpour). They are also hampered by road blocks, strikes, accidents en-route, and many other such factors.

List of Indian Railway Trains and their Time Table

Train Number Train Name Train Type Run Days Departure time(hrs) Arrival Time(hrs)
12267 MUMBAI CENTRAL - AHMEDABAD AC Duronto Exp Duronto M,T,W,T,F,S,S 23:25 05:55
12268 AHMEDABAD - MUMBAI CENT AC Duronto Exp Duronto M,T,W,T,F,S,S 23:40 06:00
22201 KOLKATA SEALDAH - PURI Duronto Express Duronto M,W,F 20:00 04:00
22204 SECUNDERABAD - VISAKHAPATNAM AC Duronto Express Duronto M,W,S 20:15 06:35
22206 MADURAI - CHENNAI CENTRAL AC Duronto Express Duronto TUE,THU 22:40 07:20
12426 JAMMU TAWI - NEW DELHI Rajdhani Express Rajdhani M,T,W,T,F,S,S 19:40 05:05
12430 NEW DELHI - LUCKNOW AC SF Express Rajdhani M,T,F,S 20:50 06:40
12437 SECUNDERABAD - HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN Rajdhani Express Rajdhani WED 12:45 10:25
12951 MUMBAI CENTRAL - NEW DELHI Rajdhani Express Rajdhani M,T,W,T,F,S,S 16:35 08:35
12953 MUMBAI CENT - HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN August Kranti Raj Exp Rajdhani M,T,W,T,F,S,S 17:40 10:55
12019 HOWRAH - RANCHI Shatabdi Express Shatabdi M,T,W,T,F,S 06:05 13:15
12038 LUDHIANA - NEW DELHI Shatabdi Express Shatabdi T,W,T,F,S 16:40 22:10
12048 FIROZPUR - NEW DELHI Shatabdi Express Shatabdi M,S 04:00 21:10
12049 Agra Cantt - Delhi H Nizamuddin Gatimaan Express Shatabdi M,T,W,T,S,S 17:50 19:30
12050 Delhi H Nizamuddin - Agra Cantt Gatimaan Express Shatabdi M,T,W,T,S,S 08:10 09:50
11077 PUNE - JAMMU TAWI Jhelum Express MAIL EXPRESS M,T,W,T,F,S,S 17:20 10:10
12138 FIROZPUR CANTT - MUMBAI CST Punjab Mail SF Exp SUPERFAST M,T,W,T,F,S,S 21:40 07:35
12295 BANGALORE CITY - DANAPUR Sanghamitra SF Exp SUPERFAST M,T,W,T,F,S,S 09:00 09:20
12307 HOWRAH - JODHPUR SF Express SUPERFAST M,T,W,T,F,S,S 23:30 08:30
12424 NEW DELHI - DIBRUGARH TOWN Rajdhani Express RAJDHANI M,T,W,T,F,S,S 13:55 07:00
12506 DELHI ANAND VIHAR - GUWAHATI North East Express SUPERFAST M,T,W,T,F,S,S 06:45 16:50
12801 PURI - NEW DELHI Purushottam SF Express SUPERFAST M,T,W,T,F,S,S 21:45 04:50
12802 NEW DELHI - PURI Purushottam SF Express SUPERFAST M,T,W,T,F,S,S 22:15 05:25
12833 AHMEDABAD - HOWRAH SF Express SUPERFAST M,T,W,T,F,S,S 00:15 13:30
12859 MUMBAI CST - HOWRAH Gitanjali SF Express SUPERFAST M,T,W,T,F,S,S 06:00 12:30
12864 YESVANTPUR - HOWRAH SF Express SUPERFAST M,T,W,T,F,S,S 19:35 06:25