Travelling by train in India can be a chaotic experience if you’re not clear about how and when you’re going to board your train. The most important details you need to know before boarding a train are the exact time the train will arrive at your boarding station, the platform it will arrive on, and the duration for which the train will halt at the station. The National Train Enquiry System (NTES) online portal makes it very easy to find out all these details in one place. All you need is a smartphone and an internet connection. If you don’t use a smartphone, you can find the running status of your train through text updates. In this article, we bring you 4 easy methods to check live train status in India on any phone, be it a smartphone or a feature phone.
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Check live train status using the NTES app on Android or iOS
Step 2: Open the app and select ‘Spot Your Train’.
Step 3: Enter the Train Name/Number, Station, and Date of Journey.
Step 4: Tap on ‘Show Status’.
Step 5: The app will display the time of arrival of the train at your boarding station. You can also check the platform it will arrive on. To view the detailed running status, tap on ‘Show Full Running’.
Check live train status using the NTES website
If you do not wish to download the National Train Enquiry System (NTES) app, you can easily check any train’s running status using the NTES website. Just follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Open the web browser on your phone and go to enquiry.indianrail.gov.in.
Step 2: The webpage will open in the ‘Spot Your Train’ section. If not, select ‘Spot your Train’ by tapping on the hamburger menu at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Enter the Train Number/Name and select your boarding station.
Step 4: You will be able to see the expected arrival and departure time. For full running status tap on ‘Show Full Running’.
Check live train status in India using Google Maps
Google Maps is one of the native apps that come pre-installed on your Android smartphone. iOS users can download the app from App Store. Most users do not know but you can access any train’s running status through Google Maps. Just follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Open the Google Maps app, type in the name of your destination, and select ‘Directions’.
Step 2: Select the ‘Train’ icon from the list of transportation options.
Step 3: From the list of available trains, select your desired train.
Step 4: Tap on the train’s name again to check the full running status.
Check live train status on a feature phone using text updates
If you don’t use a smartphone you can still access the live running status of any train on your phone. Your network carrier may charge you a fee for this enquiry. Here’s how you can do it.
Step 1: Go to your phone’s dialer and type *139#.
Step 2: From the following pop-up window select ‘Spot Train’ by entering the number next to the option.
Step 3: Enter the train name/number and your boarding station. You will be presented with the arrival and departure times.
You can also check your PNR status, train timetable, seat availability, and train schedules using this service.
These are the 4 best ways you can check the live train status in India on any phone, be it Android, iOS, or a feature phone. If the NTES app and website aren’t, there are a lot of other third-party apps like ‘RailYatri’ and ‘Where is my Train’ that you can use to check the live running status of any train in India.