Train Status – Big Letdown!

The app now only provides access to the new train enquiry portal, which does not allow deep querying like the previous portal. You could really just bookmark the site http://enquiry.indianrail.gov.in and use it instead, unless you are using the app for the other features like the pnr enquiry, berth calc..

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  The app used to fetch useful train info from trainenquiry.com which has been replaced by the new portal http://enquiry.indianrail.gov.in and I had to update the app,  otherwise it simply would stop working.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

Indian Train Status
Indian Train Status

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