Rail Information on SMS “139-Rail Sampark”, the national enquiry for Indian Railways, has been going on for almost 13 years. Services at this number, i.e., 139 PNR status, current train running status, accommodation availability, and fare enquiry, are handled.
In addition to voice inquiries on IVRS, the above services are also available via SMS.
Now you have the Power of RAIL ENQUIRY on SMS 139, and you avail the following services.
- PNR Status Enquiry
- Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry
- Accommodation Availability
- Fare Enquiry
- Time table Enquiry
- Spot/ Locate train
- Train Time Table Enquiry
- Train Name/Number
Passenger can get the desired information by sending SMS to 139 in the following format.
The details of SMSs services available and the format are as under:
1. For ticket PNR status Enquiry:
SMS “PNR <10 Digit PNR Number>
For example: PNR 5432198765
2. For Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry:
SMS “AD <Train number> <STD code of Station>”
For example: AD 12345678
3. For Accommodation availability:
SMS “SEAT <Train number> <DOJ**ddmmyy> <Station from: STD code> <station to: STD code> <class> <Quota>***
For example, SEAT 12661 020420 0542 0652 SL G
4. Fare enquiry:
SMS “FARE <Train number> < DOJ**ddmmyy> <Station from: STD code> <station to: STD code> <class> <Quota>***
For Example: FARE 23456 020420 0452 0652 SL G
5. Time table:
SMS “TIME <train number>
For example: TIME 12661
6. Spot/ Locate train:
SMS “SPOT <train number> or LOCATE <train number>
For example: SPOT 12561 or LOCATE 12187
7. Train Name/Number:
SMS “TN <train number> or SMS “TN <train name>
For Example, TN 12187 or TN Garib Rath Express
Note: Quota is an optional field. For example, please enter G for general, CK for tatkal
For the CLASS field, please enter 1A for First AC Class, 2A for Second AC Class, 3A for third AC Class, SL for Sleeper Class, CC for AC Chair Car, 2S for Second Sitting.
Now all the information like train alert, PNR status, train status, seat availability, train schedule, train information, train time table, train fare, etc. are also given on web site www.indianrail.gov.in