eTrain – Introduction
eTrain is an online site which provides you the information on trains arrival/departure time, routes, Train availabilities, PNR status, Booking availability etc. This portal is a private one which does not have any connection with the railway official Govt. sites like IRCTC but the information available in this portal is all gathered from the official site only.
What is eTrain – eTrain.info:
By connecting https://etrain.info/trains, you can access all the railway related information in this website. This is really considered to be an alternate portal of IRCTC even though this is not related to the official site in any terms. We all know that most of the time the IRCTC site will face the slowness when people try to access the server at the same time, during such instance people can always use the etrain.info site to get the information on trains.
The only drawback of etrain is it does not have the feature to book the tickets compared to IRCTC but it still provides you the IRCTC link in its portal to get the ticket booked. eTrain.info will provide you the updated information collected from the official sites.
What is the information available in eTrain:
Below given is the list of information available in eTrain website.
Trains Between Stations
It gets the “From”, “To” and “Date” of stations and provide us the list of available trains between the two routes. It fetches all the information like Train number, Train name, From Stn, Depart Time, To Stn, Arrival Time, Running Days and Available classes. By moving the pointer to the available classes, you will get the ticket fare details for each category.
Get PNR Status
If you provide your PNR number and click Get, if will provide you your PNR status related to your train/ticket.
Train Route / Running Status
This field gives you the result of the running status of your train you are searching for. Also it provides you the list of routes (list of stations) it will pass through during its journey.
Arrival/Departure at Station
Gives you the detail of arrival and departure time of each station based on your search using the station code.
Current Booking Availability
It gives you the booking availability status based on the updates gathered from official site.
This field provides you the latest information of railways/trains like Fare system updates, railway rule updates, reservation period, refund rules etc.
As updated in the above content, eTrain is not a Government website but it gathers all the latest information and update it in eTrain.info website. eTrain.info website is also providing you the hyperlinks which takes you to the official sites. These hyperlinks come under “Indian Railway Rules / Information” and “Official Railway Websites”.
- Tatkal Booking
- Break Journey Rules / Circular Journey Rules
- Reservation Rules / Refund Rules
- Railway Reservation Forms
- Facilities for International Tourist
- IRCTC (Online Ticket Booking)
- Indian Rail Enquiry / Train Running Status
- Indian Rail Official Portal / Railway Complaints
- Rail Tourism India / Palace on Wheels
Is eTrain Government website?
As this etrain website contains the hyperlinks for the official (Govt.) site, this is the major reason of its popularity even though it is not an official government website.
How to access eTrain?
eTrain website can be accessed using https://etrain.info/in. Due to its popularity and usage, mobile app is also launched for Android and Windows with name “IndianRailways@etrain.info”. This app made the users access etrain.info and get the information on their trains/ticket status on the go.
We can conclude that etrain.info is an important website for the users who has the travelling life most of the time as it helps to check the train schedule, running status, ticket status, route map, Arrival/Dept time, Fare Chart etc. and provide the updated information of trains. People considers etrain to be an important and useful app rather than the IRCTC.