India Rail- New Train Numbers

 

Starting 20th December 2010, the train numbers for the trains running under the Indian Railways has been changed from a four digit format (eg 1234) to a five digit format (eg 12345).

    Following are the methods to find the new train numbers for the same:

    Scenario 1: You know the old 4 digit train number:

      1) Go to the official Indian Railways link.

      2) Next, click on either of the two locations on the home page (shown in the next two screenshots).

      India Rail- New Train Numbers- 1a 

      India Rail- New Train Numbers- 1b

        3) Enter the old train number. ( For example, I use the train name “Mumbai Rajdhani” which had its old train train number as 2951.)

          India Rail- New Train Numbers- 2

          4) And click “Get New Train Number”.

           India Rail- New Train Numbers- 3

          5) The new train number is displayed (in this example, the new train number is 12951).

           

          Scenario 2: You do not know the old 4 digit train number:

          1) Go to the official Indian Railways link.

          2) Click the option “Train Running Information”.

          India Rail- New Train Numbers- 4

          3) Enter any part of the train’s name and click “Search”.

          India Rail- New Train Numbers- 5

          4) A drop down menu is generated with the various trains, the names of which contain the string of text searched for.

          India Rail- New Train Numbers- 6

          5) The new 5 digit train number is listed along with the train name. 

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