Track trains online

Railways has introduced a new online platform which it says would be “faster and more accurate” in providing train information and location.

The portal – — launched by  Centre for Railway Information Service (CRIS) and powered by, allows users to learn about the running status of nearly 8,500 trains across the country. The user can know the last location of a train and whether it is running on time or late, at the click of a mouse. “The service has already reached 55 lakh users in two months,” said Sunil Bajpai, group General Manager, CRIS in an email response from Delhi.

Users can just enter the train name and number in the ‘simple to use’ interface to get the latest location of the train, which is updated more frequently. Passengers can use its mobile version to send out information to friends and relatives.  “We have deployed the latest technology to provide information to the commuters. In Chennai, satellite facility is being used to have a live tracking of trains,” Bajpai said.

According to Manish Rathi, Co-founder,, more information will be added to the site with support for various mobile devices.  “We’re trying to provide information which would allow passengers to plan their journey. Information that needs ready reference such as platform and coach numbers will be made instantly available, ” Rathi said. 

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