What is live train status?
Live train running status for Indian railway trains means the exact location of any train and its real time delay status. It may also include the estimated arrival of the train at any particular station en-route.
The two key things which are important to be noted while checking Live Train Status are "Last Reported Location" and "Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) at upcoming stoppages"
The "Last Reported Station" signifies the station based on which the current live train running status is determined. The "Last Reported Station" also conveys that the train has either arrived or departed or crossed that particular station.
The "Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)" value conveys the expected time at which the trains is supposed to arrive at any of its upcoming stoppages. This is the time when the traveler at the upcoming is expected to be there to board the train.
The last reported station can be either a stoppage or an intermediate station (where the train does not have a regular stoppage and simply is expected to cross the station)
According to Railway samachar, 90% of the live train status updates of the train from a particular station arrives with 8-10 mins of the train arriving/departing/crossing a station. For the remaining 10% of live train updates can range more than take more than that at times reaching to nearly an hour.
Trains do recover time. So the train delay at the upcoming stoppages may be less than what has been reported from last reported station. Please plan accordingly.
Train running status updates are much more accurate when it arrives from the GPS of the RailYatri app users.
Train status updates from the last stop typically arrive in a delayed fashion.
Status running train updates change frequently. So it is recommended that the user check the status updates frequently. Nearer to the estimated time of arrival, the train running status information becomes more and more accurate.
The two key things which are important to be noted while checking Live Train Status are "Last Reported Location" and "Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)" at upcoming stoppages.
Train status on mobile can be checked through modern day Internet powered mobile devices. It can be checked on the go, and conveys exact location of a train and its delay status.