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Bengal suspends train services

Bengal Government suspends local train services to combat Covid-19

More Railway Cancellation

Indian Railway is forced to cancel 16 more special trains due to poor demand.

Railway Cancels 16 Trains

Indian Railway is forced to cancel 16 special trains due to poor demand caused by Coronavirus.

Goa Special Train

Railway to run a one sided summer special train between Goa and Bihar.

14 Trains Cancelled

Railway decides to cancel 14 special trains due to poor demand.

3 South Special Trains

Indian railway to run 3 new South Special trains for a limited time.

Pune Gorakhpur Special

Indian Railway launches a Summer Express special train between Pune and Gorakhpur

Dadar Prayagraj Superfast Express

A Superfast express summer special train between Mumbai and Prayagraj.

Covid Care Coaches

Railway deploys Covid care coaches in UP, MP, Maharashtra and Delhi

Yesvantpur Guwahati Special

New summer special train between Yesvantpur and Guwahati.

3 New Special Trains

Northern Railway unveils 3 new summer special one sided trains.

5 Special Trains

Railway unveils 5 new summer special one sided trains.

Oxygen Express

Indian Railway to run a special express train to supply Medical grade Oxygen.

Mumbai Lucknow Special

Indian Railway opens a new single trip train service between Mumbai and Lucknow.

Summer Superfast Express

A new Superfast Express train between Anand Vihar and Gaya

Ahmedabad Samastipur Train

Ahmedabad Samastipur train service to run for a limited amount of time.

Weekly Summer Specials

Indian Railway unveils three new weekly special trains

Mumbai Gorakhpur Train

It will benefit the passengers of one of the busiest routes in the network

18 Special Trains

A complete list of 18 express special trains for the upcoming Ugadi festival.

Delhi Secunderabad Rajdhani

It will give a big boost to the Railway Passengers

71 New Passenger Trains

A complete list of 71 unreserved mail/express special trains.

Railway Bans Night Charging

Railway bans night charging points to prevent spread of fire

Gatiman Express Returns

Fastest train in the country makes a comeback

New Demu Train service

It will help students and farmers to reach new destinations

Women Safety In Trains

Railways to provide increased safety for women inside trains.

New Railway Initiatives

New upgrades in the Indian railways

Special Kumbh Mela Trains

Railway to run special trains to help devotees visit Kumbh Mela

29 Holi Special Trains

Indian Railways to run special trains during Holi

Jan Shatabdi Brake Failure

Jan Shatabdi’s brakes fail near Chakrapur

Bhubaneswar Weekly Festival Train

Bhubaneswar superfast special’s service extended

Jabalpur Chandafort Superfast Express

New train to boost tourism in the Jabalpur region

Content On Demand Service

Travellers will access entertainment options on the train

New Jan Shatabdi Train

It will bring socio economic development in Uttarakhand.

Hike in Train Ticket Fare

Railway introduces higher fares to prevent crowding at stations.

35 New Special Trains

A complete list of 35 unreserved mail/express special trains.

New Special Train

Piyush Goyal flags off Mau-Anand Vihar biweekly special train.

Brand New Train Coaches

In this, modern passenger amenities have been taken to a new peak.

Spiti Valley to Reopen

How about a summer trek in the valley?

Rail Budget 2021

What is budget 2021 offering to railways?

E-Catering Service Starts

IRCTC had started this unique service in the year 2014.

Tejas Trains to Restart

IRCTC to resume operation of Tejas Trains.

Refund due to Tractor Rally

Refund is applicable for passengers who were unable to reach the station.

New Technology Rajdhani Train

India's first pull-push Rajdhani Express to run daily from today.

Latest Railway Update

8 special trains flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Magh Mela Special Trains

Special trains for Magh Mela 2021.

More Special Trains Added

Special trains for Kumbh Mela 2021.

Refund Rules Relaxed

It is applicable only for regular timetabled trains cancelled by Railways.

New Vistadome Coaches

European-style coaches with technologically advanced features.

Train Service to Airport Begins

It will benefit lakhs of people and reduce the traffic congestion drastically.

Solar-Powered Train

A traditional reinvention of a vintage locomotive.

Derailment of Goods Train

Seven coaches of a goods train derailed.

Train Derailed in Odisha

Six wheels of the train were derailed.

Haldibari-Chilahati Rail Link

It is the 5th rail link between India and Bangladesh.

Several Trains Disrupted

Many trains cancelled and diverted due to dense fog and farmers protest.

Side Berths Redesigned

Pesky side berth has been redesigned to even the gap between the two seats.

Special Train Timings Revised

Check the revised timings and new timetable of trains from here.

Latest Train Update

Several trains restored in Punjab while some cancelled due to cyclone Nivar.

New Semi High-Speed Coach

The double-decker train coach is equipped with 160 kmph speed potential.

Tejas Trains Cancelled

IRCTC cancels Tejas over low occupancy.

Chhath Puja Special Trains

Additonal 46 special trains by railway for the festive season.

Tent-City Kutch to Reopen

Tent city Kutch has decided to reopen its gates for visitors just two days before Diwali.

Sunburn Festival Returns

The EDM festival will take place from 27 to 29 December at Vagator.

Operation Meri Saheli

'Operation Meri Saheli' for security of women while travelling.

Beach Shacks to Reopen

The beach shacks attract around 7.8 million tourists annually.

Newly Discovered Lake

A new lake discovered by the mountaineers in Uttarakhand.

Double-Decker Bus in Kolkata

Kolkata brings back double-decker buses after 15 years.

Additional Trains by Railway

Festival Special trains to run soon!

Rio Carnival Postponed

Rio carnival postponed for the first time in 100 years.

Durga Puja Guidelines

Take note of these government safety guidelines before Durga Puja starts.

Akshardham Temple to Reopen

Visitors need to follow strict social distancing COVID-19 norms.

Festive Special Trains

A complete list of festive special trains.

Second Charting Restored

Changes shall be implemented with effect from October 10 onwards.

Kolkata Metro Upgraded

Kolkata gets first underground metro station in 25 years.

Blue Flag Beaches

Indian beaches set to rank among the world’s cleanest.

Library on Wheels

A streetcar for bibliophiles.

India Happiness Report

Mizoram and Punjab ranked as the happiest states in India.

Rail Roko in Punjab

These special trains are cancelled or partially cancelled by the Northern Railway.

Spiti Valley Locked Out

Spiti valley to remain shut for tourists in 2020.

Clone Trains List

Advance reservation period for these trains will be 10 days.

Airport COVID-19 Test Centre

The test results will be available in 4-6 hours.

Clone Trains

Railways plan to introduce these types of trains on the routes which have heavy passenger traffic.

Indian Desserts

How many of these desserts have you tried so far?

80 New Special Trains

A complete list of 80 new special trains.

Manali Hotels to Reopen

Hotels will take every precaution to ensure the safety of the guests.

Rajasthan Shrines to Reopen

Rajasthan to re-open all religious places from Sept 7.

Agra Monuments to Reopen

All historic monuments except Taj Mahal, Agra Fort to reopen from Sept 1.

Rebooting Kerala Tourism

It’s reboot time for tourism sector in Kerala.

Ganapati Special Trains

Know about the special trains for Ganesh Chaturthi 2020.

Train Suspension Extended

Regular passenger trains will continue to remain suspended until further notice.

Several Trains Cancelled

These special trains are cancelled/diverted by Konkan Railway.

Ayodhya Station Redevelopment

Ayodhya railway station is all set to get a world-class makeover!

Yoga Centre Guidelines

Spas, sauna, steam bath and swimming pools shall remain closed.

Hajj Pilgrimage

Devotees would be allowed in limited numbers.

Train Cancellation Update

These special trains are affected due to lockdown in West Bengal.

Ganpati Visarjan

Government has urged people to celebrate Ganeshotsav in a subdued manner.

Post-COVID Coaches

A prototype of post COVID coach to fight virus.

J&K Reopen for Tourists

In first phase, tourists arriving only by air is allowed.

Lakshadweep Islands

The only place in india to have zero covid-19 cases.

Special Trains Cancelled

These special trains are cancelled from June 29 to August 15.

Trains Cancellation Extended

Regular time-table trains cancelled till August 12.

Puri Rath Yatra

SC agrees to allow Rath Yatra in very restricted manner.

Shifting of Terminals

Northern railway has decided to shift the terminal of 10 special trains.

Safety Measures by Railway

Safety Measures by the railway board for safe train travel.

Refund of PRS Tickets

The refunds at the PRS counters are available in a regulated manner.

Revival of Tourism

The hardest hit industry is aviation, hospitality and tourism which are interdependent on each other.

Special Trains Rescheduled

In view of cyclone Nisarga, Mumbai bound trains have been rescheduled.

Cyclone Nisarga

The storm is expected to make landfall on the Konkan coast on June 3.

Lockdown 5.0

List of activities allowed in non-containment zones.

Advance Booking Restored

Changes shall be implemented with effect from 8 am of train booking date of May 31 onwards.

Book Train Tickets

Book your tickets from Trainman app for Covid special trains.

List of 200 Special Trains

A complete list of 200 Mail and Express Trains.

200 Special Trains

Tickets for these trains would only be available in online mode.

Cyclone Amphan

In view of cyclone Amphan, a COVID-19 special train has been diverted.

Lockdown 4.0

The nationwide lockdown has been extended till May 31.

Trains Cancelled till June 30

Regular passenger trains cancelled till 30th June.

COVID 19 Special Trains

A curated list of lockdown COVID-19 special trains along with new rules.

Passenger Trains Restart

Ticket booking counters at the railway stations will remain closed.

Goods train hit workers

15 migrants mowed down by a goods train in Maharashtra.

Maintenance Work by Railways

The Indian Railways warrior have taken up repair work pending for years during the lockdown.

Shramik Special Trains

Shramik special train is for the movement of stranded migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists and students.

States Extend Lockdown

Prime Minister held fourth meeting with chief ministers after the spread of Covid-19.

Special Train for Migrants

Telangana government requested Indian Railways to arrange special train for migrant labourers.

COVID-19 Free States

Maharashtra is the worst affected state with around 8068 cases.

Contactless Cubicles

Transparent contactless cubicle has been developed at Hubballi workshop.

Immunity Boosting Tips

Follow these measures to increase immunity during COVID-19 pandemic.

Aarogya Setu

The app tracks through a Bluetooth and location-generated social graph.

Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines

Face mask is compulsory in all public places and workplaces.

Lockdown Extended

All trains cancelled till 3rd May.

Jeevan Ventilator

Railway coach factory has developed the low-cost ventilator prototype within a week.

COVID-19 Impact

Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the world economy.

Private Trains Suspended

Passengers who have booked their tickets in the IRCTC run train will get full refund.

Coronavirus Mythbusters

Rumors about novel coronavirus that everyone should know!

Free Meals

IRCTC has served over 1.4 lakh cooked meals.

Isolation Ward Coaches

Coaches to be converted into isolation centres for COVID-19 patients.

Nationwide Lockdown

Freight movement will continue to carry essential commodities across the country.

Relaxed Refund Rules

The relaxation in cancellation rules is applicable to PRS counter generated tickets.

Janta Curfew

All passenger train services will remain suspended till 31st March

COVID-19 Preventive Measure

Over 155 pairs of trains cancelled to tackle Coronavirus.

Measures for Coronavirus

Passengers would have to carry their own blankets and bed-sheets to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Ramayana Express

Travel on this train and explore the legendary life of Lord Rama.

Holi Special Trains

Wanna know about the special trains for Holi 2020?

Free Ticket Machine

Railways introduces a machine that gives a free platform ticket.

Kashi Mahakal Express

Know about Kashi Mahakal Express by IRCTC.

Railways First Waste to Energy Plant

The waste to energy plant has been constructed in a time span of three months.

Infrastructure Work Disables Train Movement

These trains are cancelled and terminated by Central Railway.

Second Private Train

Second Tejas Express began its commercial run from January 19.

Train Derailment in Odisha

Injured people were admitted to the nearby hospitals immediately.

Train Journeys Get Costlier

The last revision of fare was done in 2014-15.

Oxygen Parlour at Station

This initiative is a joint effort of Airo Guard and Indian Railways.

Atmospheric Water Generator

This kiosk device harvests water directly from the air.

Eat Right Station

Two key pillars of Eat Right India is - Eat Healthy and Eat Safe.

Kulhad Chai at Stations

Indian Railways to serve chai in eco-friendly cups soon.

Railway launches Indoor Cricket Hall

No more hindrance in practising cricket with this new indoor ground.

Electrified Railways Soon

Indian Railways to get 100 percent electrically run by 2023.

Segway Patrolling at Station

An eco-friendly scooter for patrolling at Bhubaneswar Railway station.

Measures to avoid Train Delay

Foggy winters to be a common phenomenon of trains delay.

Heritage Week Special Tour

Board this train and know the splendour culture of Gujarat.

Train Meal Prices Revised

Prices of Janta meal remains the same.

Railways Water Conservation Policy

No more 1 Litre Rail Neer bottles to be served in Shatabdi Express.

Train Collision in Hyderabad

Immediate relief and restoration work undertaken after mishap!

Saloons to turn into Tourist Trains

Railways to convert 200 Saloons into tourist trains.

Dehradun Station Shut for 3 Months

Tourism to get affected as train services come to a halt.

UTS Mobile Ticketing

Now buy unreserved paperless train tickets through your phone.

Tejas Express Delayed

IRCTC to compensate passengers on train delay.

Buddhist Circuit Special Train

Travel on this train and get to explore the legendary life of Buddha.

Sewa Express Trains

Railways launches Sewa express trains from Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Delhi.

Railways help Chennai

Know about the water train that completed its 159th trip to drought-hit city.

Health ATM at Railway Station

Indian Railways opens health ATM kiosk at Lucknow Junction.

New Uday Express Train

New Uday Express rolls out between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada.

Indian Railways Pilot Project

Indian Railways to promote production with Big Data and AI.

Railways Goes Green

Mumbai Rajdhani Express installs plastic bottle crushing machine.

New IRCTC Retiring Room

Indian Railways opens retiring room at Ahmedabad Junction.

Majestic Tourist Train

Discover the land of Rajputs in a deluxe way!!

First Private Train

Know Everything about Delhi Lucknow Tejas Express.

Vande Bharat for Festivals

The first Vande Bharat Express was introduced on Delhi-Varanasi corridor.

Diwali Special Trains

Wanna know about the special trains for festive season 2019?

Humsafar Express to Get Cheaper

Sleeper class added in Humsafar Express!

Book Tickets Get Cashback

Do you have any clue about this newbie cashback offer?

Gaming Zone at Railway Station

Indian Railways opens up its first fun zone at station!!

100 Days of NDA Government

Do you know the challenges faced by the Indian Railways in last 100 days?

Railways team up with ISRO

Over 700 trains will be monitored with GPS designed system, COA.

Discount in Premium Trains

Discount will be given on the base fares.

Public Fridge at Railway Station

Hubli Station gets public fridge to avoid food wastage!

Refund for Delayed Trains

Tejas Express to refund the money in case of train delay.

Indian Railways High-Speed Engine

Indian Railways' new locomotive will run at a speed of 180 km/hr.

Railways Shun Single-Use Plastics

No single-use plastics to be used by Indian railways!

Free Internet Wave

Railways extends wifi facility to 3000 Stations!!

Railways First Pod Hotel

Waiting rooms to turn into pod hotel!!

Pink Coaches for Women

Aware of the new initiative by Indian Railways for Women?

Onboard Shopping in Trains

Ever wondered about shopping while travelling by train?

Flaws in Railway Policies

Do you think there are flaws in the policies of Railways?

First Underwater Metro Tunnel

Aware of First Underwater Metro Rail in Kolkata?

Mumbai Rains Left People Stranded

Over 700 people rescued from a train in Mumbai

Rail Drishti New Features

Now, see Indian Rail bridges details on Rail Drishti

Mumbai-Pune Trains Cancelled

Central Railway carries restoration work on Mumbai Pune route.

Green Technology in Trains

Railways to adopt environment-friendly technology.

New Charter Services

Explore amazing services on Kalka Shimla route

Latest Time Table Changes

Railways have released new time table with the onset of monsoons.

Flight Like Speed in Train

Travel with much faster speeds in the near future

Renovated Manduadih Station

Believe it or not but Manduadih Station gets a makeover.

Railways Action Plan

New government have these action plans for railways.

Leh Railway Line

The first direct train to Leh-Ladakh will take you from Delhi to Leh in 20 hours!

Humsafar To Replace Duronto

Indian Railways to replace Delhi-Allahabad Duronto Express with new Humsafar Express

Cyclone Fani To Hit Soon

Railways cancels 103 trains in view of Cyclone Fani!

Virtual Reality Tours

With Virtual Reality travel any place in the world.

Samjhauta Express Suspended

Lack of occupancy leads to cancellation of Samjhauta Express!

Rail Drishti

Website launched for people to get real-time information!

Vande Bharat Express Train

First engine-less and fastest train to be launched soon!

Revamped Mathura Junction

Mathura Junction gets a renewed facelift!

Seemanchal Express Derailed

Nine coaches of Seemanchal Express were derailed yesterday!

Longest Railroad of India

This recently inaugurated bridge is the pride of the nation.

Steam Engines back on Track

Soon you will see steam engines running full to its capacity!

Kalka Shimla Vistadome Coach

New Vistadome coach on Kalka-Shimla line is what we call total picturesque!

Highest Railway Line

This Railway line in India will be highest in the world!

World Class Station

Habibganj will soon be a world class station.

Smart Coaches Introduced

Soon you will see coaches that are smart and has enhanced features!

Dynamic Fare Reduced

Soon flexi-fare scheme will be waived off for premium trains!

New Bihar Sampark Kranti

Bihar Sampark Kranti has a new style and color now!

Mughalsarai has a new name

Mughal Sarai Railway station has been renamed after the RSS leader!

On Board Shopping

Now shop while you travel in Indian Railways!

Lord Rama on board

Soon you can trace the path of Lord Rama!

Your Ticket Search Ends Here

Now book train ticket on Trainman App

Witness World Class trains Soon

Indian Railways will instigate world class high speed trains soon!

Railways under new Budget

What is Budget 2018 offering to Railways?

Foggy journey comes to a halt

Number of trains are cancelled and diverted due to heavy fog!

What is Operation Swarn

Know about Operation Swarn and revamping work on premium trains

Time Table Changes

Over 500 trains got speed in this year schedule change

Trains cancelled due to flood

Flood have taken over many regions of Bihar and Nepal!

Food Optional in Premium Trains

Meal has been made optional in some of the premium trains wef August 01, 2017

Vikalp for waitlisted ticket

Now waitlisted passengers need not worry as there's Vikalp for you!

Bullock Cart to Bullet Trains

India has come a long way and the recent developments towards this project confirms its growth metrics.

Train Captain introduced

Railways have introduced train captain to look after all issues of passengers while on board!

Travel by flight at the cost of train ticket

Airline's three month sale is starting tomorrow

Ajmer Sealdah express derailed near Kanpur

Ajmer Sealdah express derailed in early morning at Rura which is 50kms from Kanpur

Trains delayed and cancelled due to fog

Fog continues its nuisance creating train delays and cancellations

Ticket Insurance amount waived off

Indian Railways have waived off optional insurance cover while booking tickets online

Aadhaar Card mandatory for senior citizens

Aadhaar card has been mandated to avail senior citizen concession for railway tickets

No service charge for IRCTC ticket booking

Railways have waived off service charges on the tickets booked online through IRCTC

Accident victims to get aid in exchanging old notes

Various temporary counters have been set up by the banks to help accident victims

Refund amount limited to Rs 5000

Refund amount has further decreased as the banned currency acceptance increases till November 24

No Cash refund on ticket cancellation

Refund amount of Rs.10,000 or more will NOT be given as cash on ticket cancellations

Fare hiked for Rajdhani-Shatabdi trains

Travelling by premium trains such as Rajdhani and Shatabdi just got more expensive.

Train Derailed in Kerala

Thirteen coaches of Thiruvananthapuram-Mangalore express derailed in Kerala near Karukutty station

Delhi to Mumbai in 13 hours by Talgo

Spanish train Talgo to break all speed barriers in final trial run from Delhi to Mumbai

Waitlisted ticket NOT coming to an end

Indian Railways will no longer issue waiting list train ticket! Really ??? Well, heave a sigh of relief as this news is completely baseless.

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