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Apr 10, 2015

What is IRCTC login train timings

Today you'll see what is IRCTC login train timings.

It is right that people login to IRCTC in order to do online booking of tickets on internet. But knowing right train timings is important to choose the correct train. The login page of IRCTC doesn't list the times of train. They are shown when you do online railway reservation using a journey planner and find trains between the station. The timings for listed trains are shown to the user as a part of train detail.

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Then the question arises - Is there any way to look up the train timings without having to use the Journey Planner.

This is important since we know it can be difficult to access the journey planner when there is huge rush.


When so many people are queuing up to book their tickets online, the IRCTC website tends to go slow and once cannot login to the system. If that happens, what are the options a user of railway has to find the train timings.


There are two options:

Option 1: Go to train schedule page to get the train timetable.
Option 2: Go and buy latest trains at a glance which contains printed tables for each train route and schedule.

Sometimes people are interested in getting the timings of currently running train. In particular people want to know if train is running on time (right time) or train is running late (delayed). In this scenario it becomes important to know the arrival and departure times of train.

To get the timings of running train there are couple of options available to the railway user. These are:

Option 1: Go to erail and enter the train name or train number to get the information
Option 2: Go to railway enquiry and look for timings of running train.

If all the above options fail there is yet another option left. It is to make a call on toll free number 139 and find information about train arrival and departure at a particular station by mentioning it's STD code.

The timing for doing railway reservation online on IRCTC is 00.30 AM to 12:30 PM (Indian Standard Time) on all days including Sundays. Please note that the service hours are liable to be changed without prior notice. For one hour the train booking is closed for maintenance of  'www.irctc.co.in' website.

Opening day booking (120th day in advance, excluding the date of journey) will be available only after 8 AM. If you try booking before 8 AM, for opening day's tickets, the reservation will fail, with your account getting debited; IRCTC will refund the entire fare and IRCTC's service charges , but the bank/card transaction charges are likely to be forfeited.


Opening day means 120 days in advance of the date of journey (journey date not to be included) from train originating station . Please note that in case of some intercity day trains, the ARP (advance reservation period) is less than 60 days. )

For Tatkal booking, including fast tatkal booking, the opening day means one day in advance from date of departure of train from originating station. For e.g.-if train is to depart from originating station on 2nd August, Tatkal Booking will Commence at 10.00 AM on 1st August (in case of E-Tickets Only).

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