Indian Railway Timetable: 500 mail express trains speeded up, 130 services converted to super fast category | So Good News


NEW DELHI : Indian Railways has released its new All India Railway Time Table known as TRAINS AT A GLANCE or TAG. This new timetable will come into force on 1 October 2022.

In a statement, the railway ministry said: “In the new timetable, around 500 express trains have been speeded up. The speeding up of trains is between 10 minutes – 70 minutes.”

In addition, 130 services (65 pairs) have been speeded up by converting to the Superfast category, it said.

“Overall, the average speed of all trains has increased by about 5%, leading to the availability of almost 5% additional tracks for the operation of more trains,” the ministry said.

Indian Railways runs around 3240 Mail/Express trains which include Vande Bharat Express, Gatimaan Express, Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, Humsaafar Express, Tejas Express, Duronto Express, Antyodaya Express, Garib Rath Express, Sampark Kranti Express, Yuva Express, Uday Express , Janshatabdi Express and other types of trains.

Punctuality of Indian Railways for Mail Express trains during the year 2022-23 is about 84%, which is about 9% more than the punctuality of about 75% achieved during 2019-20, it said.

In addition, around 3,000 passenger trains and 5,660 suburban trains run across the Indian railway network. The volume of passengers carried daily is approximately 2.23 crore.

The change in train times takes effect from 1 October. As such, passengers traveling from October 1 are advised to check actual train timings before starting their journey with Indian Railways.

The information relating to the trains and changes in timings at the related stations can be availed either by visiting the IRCTC website (, National Train Inquiry System (NTES) or by approaching the Station Master/Inquiry Counter of concerned railway stations .

As part of digitization of the train timetable, Trains at a Glance (TAG) will now also be available as ‘e-book’ which can be downloaded from the IRCTC website.

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