How to get different Kinds of Train Related Enquiries through SMS 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
2. For Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry:
SMS “AD <Train number> <STD code of Station>”
For example: AD 12012 011
3. 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
4. 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
5. Time table:
SMS “TIME <train number>
For example: TIME 12561
6. Spot/ Locate train:
SMS “SPOT <train number> or LOCATE <train number>
For example: SPOT 12561 or LOCATE 12561
7. Train Name/Number:
SMS “TN <train number> or SMS “TN <train name>
For Example TN 12724 or TN AP EXPRESS
8. 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.
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