Indian Railways launch train enquiry mobile application for iOS


New Delhi: A train enquiry mobile application on iOS platform was today launched today by the Railway Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu. The mobile app was developed by the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS), the IT arm of Indian Railways.

Mobile app for Windows 8 and Android were launched earlier and are widely used by rail passengers. It has now become easier for the rail passengers to track information on expected arrival and departure timings of a particular train and other information.

The National Train Enquiry System (NTES) is the base system which provides information to public about train running on near real time through various interfaces like nationwide unique rail enquiry number 139, website (, mobile interfaces, Touch Screens, Face to Face enquiry and Display Boards at stations.

One of the best features of the app is ‘spot your train’ which provides information such as its current position, expected time of arrival and departure at a particular station. Other features are ‘train schedule’, ‘train between station’, ‘live station’, ‘information on cancelled, rescheduled & diverted trains’. ‘Live Station’ query provides list of trains expected to arrive at/depart from any station in next 2 or 4 hours.

Thus, CRIS has made available train enquiry app for three most commonly used mobile platforms viz. Windows, Android and iOS. The NTES app is available as a free download from App store.

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