The Train Status app has been hit hard by changes at the train enquiry portal . The app used to fetch useful train info from trainenquiry.com which has been replaced by the new portal http://enquiry.indianrail.gov.in and I had to update the app, otherwise it simply would stop working. Since this new portal does not allow linking to the direct train results, a lot of functionality has been lost, with no immediate chance to recover any of it.
Thus, as of now, the fact is that you could really just bookmark the site http://enquiry.indianrail.gov.in and use it instead – that is, unless you would like to have the links in a familiar place along with the other features like pnr enquiry and berth & seat calc.
Here is a screenshot of the new – “crippled” – version on Android, which links to the app on Google Play
In the latest update, Indian Train Status v4.6 for Android, and v2.8 for iPhone, the option to save Time Tables for offline viewing has been added. The icon has also been updated.
While traveling in a train, it is far more accurate to compare the saved time table, with the GPS location on the map to get the train status rather than depend on live status from trainenquiry.com, which is often inaccurate. So accurate it could be called “Ninja” train status!
Running Train Status for Android now has a simple berth & seat calc, accessible from the main screen. While checking PNR status, it seemed that it would be nice to have an easy way to check which the displayed berths/seats are. Just enter a berth/seat no and select the class and the berth/seat is immediately displayed.
Another major enhancement in the utility of the app would be that information on many local and passenger trains which previously were not being displayed have now been added, so that the annoying message “No matching trains found!” occurs much less often. This is a server side update, so there is nothing new to download from the store.
With all these updates, Running Train Status is all set remain your indispensable companion while traveling Indian Railways.. Happy New Year!
On 7th October, the old trainenquiry.com which provided direct access to running train status was replaced with the new site by railyatri.in, and the app stopped functioning. The new site (railyatri.in/l) is far more refined, mobile friendly and frankly, quite nice.
So a new version of the app was released which initially just provided a quick link to the new trainenquiry.com. Over the coming 2 weeks however, significant modifications were done, now the app has options for live status, train time table and station status. Later, PNR enquiry was also added.
Even with the new mobile friendly trainenquiry.com, the app remains relevant by providing quick, direct access, simple interface and bookmarks. Most importantly, being a native app, the performance will always be better than a web application.
So please enjoy using the new Running Train Status from Sasyabook – as always available on Google Play.
Running Train Status, the android app, has more than 50000 downloads so far as per stats provided by android market. This only shows how important real time mobile information is for the traveling modern netizen! The app is frequently updated to provide the best experience for users, based on feedback and trends, and has gone through some significant changes in a relatively short time.
The current version, 3.0, finally has built-in station code search, which was often pointed out as a missing feature.
There is an integrated option to launch Google maps to quickly check the train location.
All of this making it your indispensable companion while traveling Indian Railways!
I thank all the users who gave valuable feedback and suggestions, that helped to make the app what it is today.