SMS Service for Seat Availablity withTrain Related Enquiries on “139-Rail Sampark”

“139-Rail Sampark”, the national enquiry for Indian Railways has been in operation for around 5 years now. The services on this number i.e. 139 handles enquiries pertaining to PNR Status, Current Train running position, Accommodation availability and Fare Enquiry.

Apart from voice enquiry on IVRS, the above mentioned services are also available through SMS. 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 status Enquiry:

SMS “PNR <10 Digit PNR Number>

For example: PNR 4341568666

  1. For Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry:

SMS “AD <Train number> <STD code of Station>”

For example: AD 12012 011

  1. For Accommodation availability:

SMS “SEAT <Train number> <DOJ**ddmmyy> <Station from: STD code> <station to: STD code> <class> <Quota>***

For example SEAT 12561 010712 0542 0571 SL G

  1. Fare enquiry

SMS “FARE <Train number> < DOJ**ddmmyy> <Station from: STD code> <station to: STD code> <class> <Quota>***

For Example: FARE 12561 010712 0542 0571 SL G

  1. Time table:

SMS “TIME <train number>

For example: TIME 12561

  1. Spot/ Locate train:

SMS “SPOT <train number> or LOCATE <train number>

For example: SPOT 12561 or LOCATE 12561

  1. Train Name/Number:

SMS “TN <train number> or SMS “TN <train name>

For Example TN 12724 or TN AP EXPRESS

  1. Getting all syntaxes

 

To get the above all mentioned syntaxes, SMS HELP or RAIL to 139

Note: Quota is optional field. For example, please enter G for general, CK for tatkal

For CLASS field, please enter 1A for First AC, 2A for Second AC, 3A for third AC, SL for Sleeper, CC for AC Chair Car, 2S for Second Sitting

The service is also available on USSD for Reliance, Uninor, Docomo and Vodafone Telephone Service Providers. Just dial *139# to avail the USSD facility for enquiry of PNR, Arrival/Departure etc.

How to get train running status on Mobile

Millions of people book their railway tickets in real time and store tickets details using Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp. Ltd (IRCTC) mobile application residing on their mobile phone. It gives them an increased suitability through a real time, secure ticketing services. The passenger receives a reservation message just after booking their ticket with the full details of the ticket including PNR (Passenger Name Record), Train number, date of journey and class.

Now, IRCTC has introduced the latest initiative for checking the Railway ticket PNR status, train fair, seat availability, arrival or departure, train running status and train name/number/time using a single window information through universal number called 139-Rail Sampark.

In other words, you may obtain information regarding the PNR status, train running status for both arrivals and departures, Accommodation Availability Enquiry on Trains till Departure, Details of train Fare, Train Schedule /Timetable and train Name/ Number enquiries etc. on your mobile phone through SMS facility.

Indian Railway Enquiry Service on Mobile SMS

Now all the enquiries like PNR Status, Train Status, Seat Availability, Train Schedule, Train Time Table, Train Fare, Train Live Status etc. are available on your personal mobile phone through this SMS facility by sending SMS to 139 in the pre-defined format as mentioned hereunder.

1.For Spot/ Locate Train:

To locate any train on running status you may send SMS as mentioned hereunder.

Send SMS to 139 as: SPOT <Train Number> or LOCATE <Train Number>

Train Live Status Enquiry Example: SPOT 12021 or LOCATE 12245

2.For Train Name/Number:

You may also find any train number if you know the exact name of train or vice versa.

Send SMS to 139 as: TN train number OR TN train name

Train Name/Number Enquiry Example: TN 12012 or TN GATIMAAN EXPRESS

To get all above mentioned syntaxes you may send one SMS as HELP or RAIL to 139.