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Can trains leave early?
No. Indian Railways trains are not permitted to depart early — i.e., before its Scheduled Departure Time as published in Time Table / Trains At a Glance published every year.
Do trains reach on time?
Yes & No and there are many factors involved. Just like human beings where some people always come late similarly even in Indian Railways we do have some trains which have a history of being late and some trains are always late in some middle of the route but are on time when they reach the destination.
How early should I arrive before my train?
We recommend arriving a minimum of 30-45 minutes before the train is scheduled to roll out. But if you’re new to the station, plan to check baggage or want to grab a magazine before your trip, earlier is better.
Can train come before time?
When i use trains in india, I normally arrive 15 to 20 minutes before arrival at local stations, 30 minutes at major hubs, cstm etc. Your train is more likely to be late than early. You can check on the regulatory of your trains running times on trains running in india website, but its not 100\% predictable.
Why are Indian trains always late?
One of the reasons why trains get delayed, is due to signal failure of the network. Under the Delhi division, more than a thousand cases of signal failure were brought to notice, in the last one year. In order to get rid of this problem, steps are being taken to improve the signal system.
Where does the Auto Train go?
The Auto Train transports you and your car (or van, motorcycle, SUV, small boat, jet-ski or other recreational vehicle) nonstop from the Washington, DC area to Florida, just outside of Orlando.
Can I deboard train before destination?
Absolutely! You can deboard the train at any intermediate station before the destination.
Why are Indian trains blue?
You must have noticed that most train coaches are blue in colour indicating that these coaches are ICF coaches i.e their speeds vary between 70 to 140 kilometers per hour. Such coaches are installed in Mail Express or Superfast trains. ICF air conditioned trains like the Rajdhani Express use red coloured coaches.
How do I train for the first time?
The following 10 tips are some of the most commonly recommended to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable first-time rail journey!
- ARRIVE EARLY.
- CHECK EXCESS BAGGAGE.
- BE COMFY.
- MOVE AROUND AND EXPLORE.
- GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP.
- KEEP YOUR CAMERA HANDY.
- BRING SNACKS.
- UNPLUG (BUT BRING A CHARGER)
How can I find my train?
A: To know where is your train now through SMS, send an SMS through your personal mobile phone with the following text: SPOT or LOCATE to 139.