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About Vande Bharat Express Trains:

The Vande Bharat Express ( T-18 train set ) or commonly called as a semi-bullet of Indian Railways. It is one of the prestigious and modern trains run and managed by the Indian Railways. It is the second fastest train in India, the first being the Gatimaan Express. It is an engine-less self propelled train. The train has 2 accommodations presently viz. AC chair car, AC Executive chair car. There is a plan to launch a sleeper variant of the train too in popular overnight routes across India. The first Vande Bharat was inaugurated by the honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in 2019 between Varanasi and New Delhi.
The Indian Railways has set a target to operate 75 Vande Bharat trains in the country by August 15 next year to commemorate 75 glorious years of Independence, As of 2023, Presently there are around 20 pairs of Vande Bharat trains are throughout the country, some notable ones are Varanasi - New Delhi Vande Bharat Express, New Delhi - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express, Mumbai Central - Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express, Mysore - MGR Chennai Central Vande Bharat Express, Secunderabad - Visakhapatnam Vande Bharat Express, Solapur - Mumbai CSMT Vande Bharat Express, Sainagar Shirdi - Mumbai CSMT Vande Bharat Express, Secunderabad - Tirupati Vande Bharat Express, MGR Chennai Central - Coimbatore Vande Bharat Express, Kasaragod - Thiruvananthapuram Central Vande Bharat Express, Howrah - Puri Vande Bharat Express, Ajmer - Delhi Cantt. Vande Bharat Express.

Features and Facilities of Vande Bharat Express Trains

Vande Bharat Express is truly one of the most modern types of trains that are proudly owned by India. It is purposely given an airplane look from the inside to match its upscale aesthetics. Vande Bharat Express harbors soft cushion seats which makes travel even more relaxing. There are large windows in each coach which makes sightseeing a wonderful experience. Moreover, the catering service of the Vande Bharat Train is phenomenal. Other prominent amenities include automatic doors, smoke alarms, surveillance, odor control system, bio vacuum toilets, sensory taps, etc.
Rajdhani Express is the elite series of trains that regularly gets the highest priority in the Indian Railways and is considered as its most premium train as they only have Air conditioned reserved accommodation. These are operated by Indian Railways and connect the national capital New Delhi with the capitals or the largest cities of the states. Currently 26 pairs of rajdhani trains are in service connecting national capital with state capital mostly, they have fewer stops than other express trains and halt only at busiest prominent stations en route.The meals are included in the ticket price if opted by the traveler. Dynamic pricing has been introduced on all Rajdhani express trains.
Shatabdi Trains are the siblings of Rajdhani Express in terms of priority and catering. They also are one of the fastest trains of the Indian Railways network and connect the major metro cities; presently there are 22 pairs of trains in service. Shatabdi Express are day trains and they usually return to their origin station the same day.They have only sitting classes i.e. AC chair Car, Executive AC Chair Car and Anubhuti class. Dynamic pricing has been introduced on all shatabdi Trains express trains. The fastest train of India Gatiman Express is also a type of Shatabdi Express and Runs between cities of Jhansi & Delhi.

List of Popular Shatabdi Trains

Duronto Express are long-distance fast trains operated by the Indian Railways. Initially these trains did not have any commercial stops between the origin and the destination, but later on the technical stops were converted to commercial stops. There are currently 48 pairs of trains are in service and these trains were introduced in 2009 by Mamta Bnaerjee and were named 'Duronto', meaning 'speedster' in Bengali, as they were comparatively in the class of fastest train of that time in Indian Railways.Duronto Express services connect the several metros and major state capitals of India. These are also reserved trains and have classes 1A, 2A, 3A, Sleeper and 2S. The meals are included in the ticket price if opted by the traveler. Dynamic pricing has been introduced on all Duronto express trains.
The Tejas Express is a semi-high speed fully air-conditioned train introduced by Indian Railways and IRCTC. Some critics also called Tejas as Shatabdi 2.0 with 20% extra fares. It features modern onboard facilities with doors which are operated automatically and Coaches have bio-vacuum toilets, water level indicators, tap sensors, hand dryers, integrated braille displays, LED TV for each passenger with phone sockets, local cuisine, celebrity chef menu, WiFi, tea & coffee vending machines, magazines, snack tables, CCTV cameras, fire & smoke detection and suppression system. Presently there are 8 pairs of Tejas Express and just like shatabdi trains they also have AC chair Car, Executive AC Chair Car and Anubhuti class.

List of Popular Tejas Express Trains

The Double Decker Express are trains with bi-level seating arrangements ( upper deck and lower deck) and operated by the Indian Railways. These trains were started to cater to the cities which are close to each other and hence usually they have only one class AC chair car, but they have more seats than a traditional AC chair coach. The Howrah–Dhanbad AC Double Decker Express was the first of its type to be introduced which was later scrapped due to below average occupancy. Similar outcome was also for the double decker express train between Bhopal and Indore. At present 5 pairs of trains are in active service.
The Garib Rath translates to Poor Chariot, these trains were inaugurated by then Railway minister Lalu prasad Yadav. They are a series of no-frills trains operated by Indian Railways to provide air-conditioned train travel at a cheaper rate compared to regular trains. There are presently 26 pairs of such trains and they have the unique feature of having side middle berths and also the bedding is chargeable to use. They have only 3AC and Chair car class in rake, and do not have a pantry in train composition.
Sampark Kranti Express trains operated by the Indian Railways to provide quick connectivity to the national capital and between prominent cities of the state. The Railway Minister Nitish Kumar in the interim Railway Budget of 2004-05 announced the launch of Sampark Kranti Express.These are the trains which are faster and have fewer stops than a superfast Express and they have a unique feature that they serve multiple moderate to large stations within the state and tend to skip major stations of other states. There are presently 25 pairs of sampark Kranti trains in India and they have 1A, 2A, 3A, SL & Unreserved class in coach composition.

List of Popular Sampark Kranti Express Trains

The Jan Shatabdi Express is the affordable and economical version of the Shatabdi Express. They have mostly AC chair cars and 2S classes. There are at present 26 pairs of these trains and a few Jan-shatabdi trains are also equipped with Vistadome coaches that provide 360-degree views of the train journey and have huge glass windows and rotating chairs.
These are special trains run by Indian Railways during the peak season to meet the demands of sudden spikes arised due to vacations or festivals. These trains usually get less priority over regular trains but can be used for the last moment for travel in peak season. The feature that makes it distinct from other trains is that they are usually charged end to end fare for any leg of journey, also they do not have any concession and tatkal quota. These trains usually run in summers or in festivals like Dussehra, Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Chhath, Kumbh Mela, Makar Sankranti, Rath Yatra etc.

List of Popular Special Express Trains

AC Express. Superfast trains are fully air-conditioned trains linking major cities in India. They have high priority and are among the fastest trains in India with limited stops, mostly major junctions. They may or may not have a Pantry coach and food price is not included in ticket fare.
Humsafar Express is a fully premium train with AC-3 Tier and Sleeper class accommodation with modern facilities like Vending Machines, Reading lights, Bio- toilets, braille-integrated numbering, LED Display, CCTV Cameras etc. Train was designed and operated by Indian Railway and it ran firstly between Gorakhpur and Anand Vihar Terminal, New Delhi. At present there are 46 pairs of trains running across India. The fares of this train are around 15–20% higher compared to regular AC-3 tier and Sleeper class fares.
UDAY Express or Double Decker version 2.0. The purpose of this train is to cater the needs of business travelers and will cater to the "busiest routes" with increased seating capacity. At present there are only 2 pairs of trains in operation.

List of Popular Uday Express Trains

These series of trains are fully unreserved trains and operate on peak routes having more rush. These are unreserved trains equipped with modern amenities like water vending machines, bio-toilets, mobile charging, smoke alarms and CCTV cameras. Presently 13 pairs in service.
These are the most popular long distance trains of India. They are having the average speed of over 55 km/hr to qualify as a superfast train and for that railway collect a small amount for this service. They have less stops compared to the Express trains. They have 1A, 2A, 3A, SL, unreserved classes. These trains usually have a Pantry coach and food is available on payment basis. Also bedroll is provided in AC classes.
These are also common trains of India; they operate on both long and short distance routes. They are having frequent stops and relatively less average speeds. They have 1A, 2A, 3A, SL, unreserved classes. Long distance express trains can have Pantry coaches & food is available on payment basis. Also bedroll is provided in AC classes.
The Passenger and Fast Passenger trains are for short routes and they stop at all stations enroute hence they have slow average speeds. These trains are mostly unreserved, but some may have sleeper class too. Since COVID they are converted into special unreserved express trains and regular express train fares are collected.

List of Popular Passenger / Fast Passenger Trains

These are also trains for short routes and they stop at all stations enroute hence they have slow average speeds but they run on electric traction. The Sub-urban trains at present run in cities of Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai,Pune.
Toy Trains operate on the railway lines that were built in the mountainous regions of India.There are presently 5 regions across India, of those 3 lines are UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway & Kalka–Shimla Railway. The other two, namely Matheran Hill Railway and Kangra Valley Railway. Trains on these routes provide a scenic view of nature and are slow in speed. They climb gradients, cross viaducts, make sharp curves & reach high elevated areas.
International Trains are the trains that cross international borders and take to a foreign country. These train tickets are not sold through online reservation, rather done by visiting railway stations and showing VISA and other documents. Presently only trains to Bangladesh are operational and trains to Pakistan are canceled indefinitely due to political reasons.

TRAIN ENQUIRY

Train Enquiry, although it does not sound very significant at first glance, is a huge contributor to the overall train travel experience. Train enquiries are the major facilitators of an efficient & structured travel experience. The provision of first-hand knowledge related to live train schedules, seat availability, ticket fares & platform details enables passengers to plan their journey better. It is appropriate to state that train enquiries help passengers make an informed decision and significantly contribute to the comprehensive convenience & satisfaction of train travel for passengers.
A mediocre train enquiry experience can lead to frustration & affect the travel experience as it fails to meet your expectations when it comes to accuracy & reliability. This is where Railofy takes the charge.
Railofy’s train enquiry is like an extensive solution to challenges that most train passengers face. Passengers can enjoy accurate & real-time information about live train schedules, seat availability, ticket fares & platform details resulting in a better journey.
Railofy also offers a distinct feature that allows you to customise alerts, enabling passengers to establish notifications for particular trains, stations or routes. This will help you keep track of updates, delays or changes related to their travel plans.
Additionally, Railofy also offers booking assistance allowing passengers to book train tickets directly through the Railofy app or website, simplifying the booking process with the help of excellent customer support, elevating the train experience for good.

Train Enquiry by Train Name/Number

Follow these simple steps to initiate train enquiry through name or number on Railofy:
  1. Either visit Railofy’s website or download the app through the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
  2. Once you are on the website, look for the “Train Enquiry” section.
  3. You will spot the search box at the beginning of the page. Add your train name or number.
  4. While typing, Railofy will suggest some options by your input. Choose the right train from the suggestions offered.
  5. Once you select the train, click on “Search”.
  6. Now you have all the relevant information about the train encompassing its IRCTC train schedule, arrival, and departure times accompanied by halt durations, expected platform & intermediate stations along the route.
Follow these steps to check Indian Railways train schedule today:
  • Provide detailed train schedules for various routes.
  • Organize schedules for popular trains in a tabular format for easy readability.
  • Include train numbers, departure and arrival times, stations, and any other relevant information.

Train Time Table Today Live

Multiple factors contribute to an organized train travel experience. The train timetable is one of those crucial factors and holds great importance. It acts as a vital planning tool for people, enabling them to enjoy their journeys with explicit information related to train arrival and departure times, along with stoppages.
Here is the comprehensive Indian Railway time table which includes important information such as train names, numbers, types of trains, run days, etc.
Train NumberTrain NameRun DaysArrivalDeparture
12267MUMBAI CENTRAL - AHMEDABAD AC DURONTO EXPM,T,W,T,F,S,S23:2505:55
12268AHMEDABAD - MUMBAI CENT AC DURONTO EXPM,T,W,T,F,S,S23:4006:00
12426JAMMU TAWI - NEW DELHI RAJDHANI EXPRESSM,T,W,T,F,S,S19:4005:05
12430NEW DELHI-LUCKNOW AC SF EXPRESSM,T,F,S20:5006:40
12437SECUNDERABAD - HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN RAJDHANI EXPRESSWED12:4510:25
12038LUDHIANA- NEW DELHI SHATABDI EXPRESST,W,T,F,S16:4022:10
120248FIROZUR-NEW DELHI SHATABDI EXPRESSM,S4:0021:10
12049AGRA CANTT - DELHI H NIZAMUDDIN GATIMAAN EXPRESSM,T,W,T,S,S17:5019:30
22201KOLKATA SEALDAH - PURI DURONTO EXPRESSM,W,F20:004:00
22204SECUNDERABAD - VISAKHAPATNAM AC DURONTO EXPRESSM,W,S20:156:35
12295BANGALORE CITY - DANAPUR SANGHAMITRA SF EXPM,T,W,T,F,S,S09:0009:20
12506DELHI ANAND VIHAR - GUWAHATI NORTH EAST EXPRESSM,T,W,T,F,S,S6:4516:50
12801PURI - NEW DELHI PURUSHOTTAM SF EXPRESSM,T,W,T,F,S,S21:4504:50
12833AHMEDABAD - HOWRAH SF EXPRESSM,T,W,T,F,S,S00:1513:30
12859MUMBAI CST - HOWRAH GITANJALI SF EXPRESSM,T,W,T,F,S,S06:0012:30
You can check the train time table tomorrow or for any other day at your convenience on Railofy.

Best Train Routes in India

A destination with a view is undoubtedly a great experience. However, the scenic beauty is not restricted to just destinations. You can be entertained by phenomenal views while travelling too. If you are a fan of breathtaking views you will be glad to learn that Indian Railways offers various sightseeing routes that can make your journey thrilling. Check train routes below that you can consider before you plan your travel.
  1. Kalka to Shimla: Begin your fascinating journey through the Kalka-Shimla route which was identified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Comprising a distance of 96 kilometres, this route is for those who have a thing for scenic valleys. One can expect a multitude of stunning sights including 102 tunnels, 82 bridges & magnificent views of incredible forests filled with deodar, pine, oak & rhododendrons. You can also expect the train to stop at locations like Taksal, Koti, Sonwara, Barog etc enabling you to rejoice in the beauty of astonishing scenery.
  2. Jammu to Baramulla: Amid the beautiful Kashmir, the expedition from Jammu to Baramulla exhibits stunning views giving you a sense of peace. As the train gauges through scenic valleys, gigantic mountains & serene landscapes of Kashmir, you will be thankful for charming villages, luscious forests, 700 bridges, the Chenab River & waterfalls. Even though the trip is 13 hours long, it is worth it. As there are no direct trains, you will have to take different trains from each section: Jammu-Katra-Banihal-Baramulla.
  3. Mettupalayam to Ooty: The World Heritage train travels from Mettupalayam to Ooty in the Nilgiri Mountain range. The journey provides a scenic route with amazing breathtaking views that will remain indelible in your mind. If you plan to go to Ooty, a romantic destination, you should take a train and get lost in the depths of thick forests, tea gardens and lovely valleys. Mettupalayam to UAM (Ooty railway station) which is a 46 km long direct passenger train. Along the way, it makes stops at Coonoor, Aravankadu, Lovedale and other sceneries.
  4. Mandapam to Rameshwaram: The exciting train ride through Mandapam to Rameshwaram measures 19 km & offers a scenic view throughout the journey. Gulf of Mannar’s Rameshwaram is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and it is religiously very significant. Mandapam-Rameswaram is directly connected by trains such as The Special Express to Rameshwaram, the Weekly Express train from Madurai, The Tuticorn-RamSesh Pathail, and The Rameshwaram Express. Take a ride on a pretty island tour in a railway car heading to Rameshwaram.
  5. Guwahati to Silchar: When it comes to finding a destination for wildlife enthusiasts, few places rival the charm of the northeast. Unspoiled beauty, lush forests, and abundant biodiversity are just some of nature’s gifts to visitors in this northeastern region of India. The train route from Guwahati to Silchar stands out as one of the most attractive journeys, spanning 398 km and running alongside the scenic River Jatinga. Alongside other trains, direct services like the Silchar Express, Kanchenjunga Express, Aronai Express, and Sampark Kranti Express conveniently connect Guwahati to Silchar

Train Enquiry FAQs

Determining the schedule of a specific train through Railofy is easy. Visit Railofy’s website www.railofy.com or download the Railofy app. Once you click on “train enquiry”, enter the train name or train number & choose the train you prefer from the autosuggest. Now click on “search”.
Passengers can enquire about train timings through the assistance of online portals like IRCTC, mobile apps like Railofy that offer real-time updates, helpline numbers for railway inquiries, SMS services that offer train details once you share your train numbers or station codes, information boards at stations, railway offices offering printed train station timetables etc.
You can take the assistance of IRCTC-approved apps like Railofy to determine the live train running status. Railofy is available on both App Store & Google Play. Passengers can also check the live train running status via SMS. You just have to send your train number & STD station code to 139. If not, Railofy’s Whatsapp service is another option. Add Railofy's contact number- 9881193322 to your contacts and send your PNR number. You are now ready to receive your real-time updates.
To move forward with your train inquiry, you must have the train number, train name, travel date and departure or arrival station. Details like travel class or train type are supportive but are optional.
To enquire about grievances related to trains & booked tickets, you can dial IRCTC train enquiry number -139.
To determine the train running schedule for a particular route and find out about the departure & arrival times, stops & train types, use Railofy. Open the Railofy app or website & add the pickup & destination stations accompanied by the date of travel. To view the indian railway schedule, click on “Search”. You also have the option to apply filters for train class & availability for better experience.
To book online train tickets via Railofy, follow these steps:
To verify if a particular train is running on time, you can use Railofy’s Live Train Running app. You just have to enter the train name or number and choose the date & station & the app will share real-time updates on the train’s current status accompanied by expected arrival & departure timing. Additionally, Railofy’s app will also share alerts related to delays, diversions, or route changes, making certain that you are well informed.
The enquiry railway train number is 139. Passengers can give a call to 139 national train enquiry and all other public grievances.
Railofy is the best ntes train enquiry app available in the market. It offers up-to-date information about Indian rail train enquiry and offers other services like PNR status, train live running status, book train tickets and an option to order food on train in no time.
Follow the steps mentioned below for Indian train enquiry:
Follow the steps mentioned below to check IRCTC train schedule today:
Scheduled departure of the train means the departure station mentioned in your train ticket at the time of train booking.
Type AD XXXXX YYYY and send it to 139 to check the Indian railways train schedule. XXXXX five-digit train number and YYYY is your STD code. Remember, this is operated by Indian railways and is not free.
Visit Railofy’s official website and visit the train enquiry page. Enter train name or number and date of journey to check train running time table online at ease.
You can carry out a railway train enquiry for a diverted train using the train name or number, date of journey and follow the same steps as you would normally do for Indian train enquiry.
The longest train route in India is from Kanyakumari to Dibrugarh. The Kanyakumari- Dibrugarh Vivek Superfast Express covers a distance of 4218.6 km in 74 hours 35 minutes from Dibrugarh in Assam to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu.

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