139 Rail Sampark | IRCTC SMS and IVRS Service

IRCTC “139-Rail Sampark”, the national inquiry for Indian Railways has been in operation for around 5 years now. The services on this number i.e. 139 include inquiries regarding PNR Status, Current Train running position, Accommodation availability and Fare Enquiry. Apart from voice inquiry on IVRS, the above-mentioned services are also available through SMS. The 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 10 Digit PNR Number. For example: 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

To get the above syntax, SMS HELP or RAIL to 139

Note: Quota is an 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 inquiry of PNR, Arrival/Departure etc.

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