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(06/ 04/ 2021) – Kumbh trains stand canceled on selective dates, Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express canceled till May, 6 new trains announced in Bihar & more!

  • Due to a sudden high surge in Coronavirus cases, Indian Railways decided to stop services of Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express (82902/82901) till May 2, 2021.
  • The famous Kumbh Mela trains stand canceled on selective dates. These trains will not arrive at Haridwar station from April 11 to April 14. These trains will operate till stations Jwalapur, Roorkee, and Laksar. Passengers are requested to plan their trip to Kumbh Mela by trains accordingly. 
  • 6 weekly & tri-weekly special trains to run in Bihar Gujarat, Muzaffarpur, Puri, and Jodhpur for the month of April. The trains list is as follows: 
Train No.Train RouteTimings, Date, Days
05228Muzaffarpur–Yesvantpur7:25 AM, April 5, every Monday
05227Yesvantpur–Muzaffarpur11:55 PM, April 7, every Wednesday
02483Jodhpur–Gandhidham9:10 PM, April 10, every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
02484Gandhidham–Jodhpur10 PM, April 11, every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday 
09493 Gandhidham–Puri11.05 PM, April 16, every Friday
09494Puri–Gandhidham8 PM, April 19, every Monday

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(30/ 03/ 2021) – Indian Railways to run 10 special trains between Bhubaneshwar, Kendujhargarh, Puri, and Angul. Visakhapatnam-Jagdalpur Special train Extended!

Indian Railways has decided to run 5 pairs of special trains from Bhubaneshwar and Puri, towards Kendujhargarh and Angul respectively. The special train services are as follows:

Train No.Train Route Date of commencement 
08452Puri-Hatia Special01.04.2021
08303Sambaplur-Puri 03.04.2021

Extension of Vishakhapatnam-Jagdalpur Special running train

Train no. Train RouteDate of Commencement 
08516Visakhapatnam- JagadalpurExtended upto kirandul w.e.f  01.04.2021
08515Jagadalpur- Visakhapatnam02.04.2021

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(25/ 03/ 2021) – Indian Railways has extended over 60 train services till June 2021! See train number, train routes, dates, and other details.

The festival of colors – Holi is right around the corner and Indian Railways is all set to provide services to the heavy rush of travellers. After announcing services of 29 special trains, Railways has now extended services of more than 60 trains across multiple routes till June 2021. Travellers can book train tickets on the RailYatri App for a fastest and easiest train ticket booking experience. 

  • East Coast Railways to run 22 pairs of trains
  • Western Coast Railways to run 5 pairs of trains
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  • Train no. 08502/08501, Gandhidham-Visakhapatnam Superfast Special extended till last week of June 2021. See details below:
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  • Extension of 8 Festival Special Trains list
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(19/ 03/ 2021) – Holi 2021 Special trains list – Indian Railways announced 29 special trains!

The popular Indian festival Holi is right around the corner on the dates 28 and 29th March 2021. Indian Railways has decided to run 29 new special trains for the ease and safety of passengers who wish to travel during the festival week. These special trains will operate across multiple train routes from dates March 21 – March 31. However, travellers are requested to follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines during the journey.  

29 Special Trains List for Holi Celebrations:- 

Train No.Train NameDays
03512 Asansol-Tatanagar Special TrainSunday, Tuesday and Friday
03511Tatanagar-Asansol Special Train Sunday, Tuesday and Friday
03509Asansol-Gonda Special Train Monday
03507Asansol-Gorakhpur Special TrainFriday
02335 Bhagalpur -Lokmanya Tilak Special Train Daily
02336Lokmanya Tilak -Bhagalpur Special TrainDaily
03510Gonda-Asansol Special Train Wednesday
03508Gorakhpur-Asansol Special TrainSaturday
03402Danapur-Bhagalpur Special TrainDaily
03419Bhagalpur-Muzaffarpur Special TrainDaily
03420Muzaffarpur-Bhagalpur Special TrainDaily
03023Howrah-Gaya Special Via Sahibganj TrainDaily
03024Gaya-Howrah Special Via Sahibganj TrainDaily
02315Kolkata-Udaipur City Special TrainThursday
02316Udaipur City-Kolkata Special TrainMonday
02361Asansol-CST Mumbai Special TrainSunday
02362CST Mumbai-Asansol Special trainWednesday
03002Siudihawada Special TrainDaily
03506 Asansol-Digha Special TrainSunday
03505Digha-Asansol Special Train Sunday
03418Malda Town-Digha Special TrainThursday
03417 Digha-Malda Town Special TrainThursday
03425Malda Town-Surat Special TrainSaturday
03415Malda Town-Patna Special TrainWednesday, Friday and Sunday
03416Patna-Malda Town Special TrainThursday, Saturday and Monday
03165 Kolkata-Sitamarhi Special TrainSaturday
03166Sitamari-Kholakata Special TrainSunday
03502 Asansol-Haldia Special TrainDaily Except for Sunday
03501Haldia-Asansol Special TrainDaily  Except for Sunday

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(16/ 03/ 2020) – Indian Railways announced services of 5 special trains from March 16, 2021! Here is the list.

Indian Railways recently announced services of 5 special trains. Note: Passengers will have to quick book train tickets and reserve seats for traveling.

Train no.  Train NameStart date & End dateTrain Route
01223Lokmanya Tilak-Ernakulam superfast Duronto express March 16 to June 5

Lokmanya Tilak – Ernakulam
12666Kanyakumari-Howrah SuperfastApril 3 onwardsKanyakumari – Howrah
06348Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai SuperfastApril 3 onwardsThiruvananthapuram-Chennai via Alappuzha
22655Thiruvananthapuram-Hazrat Nizamuddin expressApril 7 & April 9 onwards respectivelyThiruvananthapuram-Hazrat Nizamuddin
12683Ernakulam Banaswadi Superfast expressApril 5 & April 6 onwards respectivelyErnakulam – Banaswadi

Indian Railways has also restored the E-Catering service in trains. Now order hot and hygienic meals online from your favorite restaurants and cafe. Choose RailYatri as your trusted partner in ordering hot, yummy hygienic food on trains. 

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(12/ 03/ 2021) – Over 55 new trains have been diverted and cancelled by the Indian Railways

In recent times, the Indian Railways has been unpredictable about the dates of all running trains. In the latest railway news, there has been another round of new trains being cancelled and diverted due to the ongoing technical and maintenance work. 

North-Eastern Railways: Cancelled 24 trains & diverted 17 trains

Muzaffarpur railway station tracks are undergoing maintenance work due to which a few trains have been cancelled and diverted. See the trains list below: 

South Central Railways: Cancelled 6 trains

Train no.Train NameCancelled Date of Journey
01141CSMT – Adilabad Special12.03.21
01142Adilabad – CSMT Special12.03.21
07058Secunderabad – CSMT Special13.02.21
07057CSMT – Secunderabad Special14.03.21
07617Nanded – CSMT Special13.03.21
07618CSMT – Nanded Special14.03.21

East Central Railways: Diverted 10 trains

Kusunda railway station in Jharkhand is undergoing maintenance work due to which 10 trains have been diverted. Check below the new routes for the 10 trains:

(05/ 03/ 2021) – More than 50 trains have been cancelled or diverted by the Indian Railways. Read here trains list and cancellation reason!

The Southern, South-Central, and North-Eastern Railways have updated the running trains list for upcoming days due to railways maintenance work. Some trains stand cancelled while other trains routes have been diverted. 

Check the trains diversion list:

4 trains diverted by Southern Railways

Train no. Train NameDiverted Route
02659Nagercoil – Shalimar SpecialKatpadi, Melpakkam and Renigunta
06733Rameswaram – Okha Special Katpadi, Melpakkam and Renigunta
02890Yesvantpur – Tatanagar SpecialKatpadi, Melpakkam and Renigunta
02836Yesvantpur – Hatia SpecialKatpadi, Melpakkam and Renigunta

Over 30 trains stand cancelled, partially-cancelled or diverted by the South-Eastern Railways

18 trains – cancelled. 7 trains – partially cancelled and 4 trains – diverted.

24 trains diverted by the North-Eastern Railways

North- Eastern Railways have short terminated or diverted 24 trains due to technical maintenance work in Varanasi w.e.f March 5, 2021.

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(23/ 02/ 2021) – From Kashmir to U.P … 34 trains are running successfully just for you!

Train services resume in Kashmir Valley

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal recently announced the resumption of train services in the Kashmir valley after a whole 11 months. These trains will also provide service between Banihal-Baramulla section and encourage tourism as well. Hurry! book your tickets now at RailYatri and visit heaven on earth – Kashmir Valley by train.

6 Special Trains to run from Pratapgarh, Faizabad, Lucknow….and more!

The Northern Railways will now run 6 Special/ mail express trains from Pratapgarh, Faizabad, Lucknow, Varanasi and Kanpur. 

Check the complete time-table here: 

28 Special trains now open for booking by the Western Railways

8 additional Special trains to run from – Bandra Terminus to Hisar, Bhagat ki koti, delhi Sarai Rohilla, Veraval, Porbandar to Secunderabad & Kochuvelli. Also, Hapa & madgaon and between Ohka – Tuticorin. 

(10/ 02/ 21) – Two popular trains restored: New Delhi to Kalka & Tirupati to Puri trains & 6 new trains started in West bengal. Check timings and dates here!

New Delhi to Kalka

New Delhi – Kalka – New Delhi daily running shatabdi special (train no. 02005/02006) has been restored  and will begin service from New Delhi. Read below the train schedule: 

Tirupati to Puri 

Tirupati  – Kalka special train (Train No. 07479)  services have been restored. The return journey from Puri will commence from February 10 (train no. 07480). Read below the train schedule: 

Kolkata to Azamgarh train journey timings changed

New timings announced by the North Eastern Railways for Kolkata to Azamgarh train journeys (Train no.s 03137/03138). Click on the official tweet below for details: 

6 new special trains for West Bengal 

New special train connections for Bamanhat, Sealdah, Kolkata, Alipurduar and Haldibari junctions by the Northeast Frontier Railway. 4 out of these 6 trains have already begun services. Read below the details: 

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(01/ 02/ 21)- 3 very important announcements by Indian Railways: Special train timings revised, few trains added and extended!

Important announcements were made this week by the Indian Railways. Several special trains have been added and extended. Some train timings have been revised too. For those planning to travel soon with the Indian Railways, please take note of the following updates:

7 trains extended; 10 train timings changed by Northern Railways

7 Trains running on routes Jaipur-Coimbatore, Madar-Kolkata and Jaipur-Chennai have been extended. 

10 trains originating from Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus & Valsad stations to several destinations have been revised.

Western Railways extended 12 pairs of trains

12 pairs of trains have been extended with additional trips. 8 trains out of these 12 will begin their journeys from the Western Railway Zone the other 4 will only have stoppages. 

New bi-weekly trains to run between Tatanagar-Ernakulam 

Railways have decided to improve the connectivity between two states, Jharkhand and Kerala, therefore, has decided to run new bi-weekly special trains from Tatanagar to Ernakulam from 28th January. Apart from this news, To ease the rush of pilgrimage devotees the Indian Railways has released special trains from 29th January across multiple routes.

The fight against the novel coronavirus has not yet ended, Indian Railways urge travellers, commuters to take precautionary measures to keep themselves safe and follow railway rules laid by the government like, reach station at least 90 minutes before the train’s departure, cover your face using a face mask, only come to the station if you have a confirmed journey ticket, bring your own food, water and other consumables for a complete contactless journey. 

Have a Safe and Happy journey!

(28/ 01/ 21) – 204 Mumbai Suburban train services to start from 29th January 2021!

the Indian Railways and the Maharashtra Government has decided to restore 95% of the total suburban services .i.e. total 204 additional trains will now be in service from 29th January 2021. This exciting news has brought a great relief to the passengers. Here’s the official tweet by Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways:

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However, the Government and Ministry of Railways urges passengers to adhere to all COVID 19 norms for their own and others safety. Passengers who are not allowed to travel must stay back and not rush to the stations.

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(27/ 01/ 21) – More than 10 Special Trains added by Indian Railways to clear passenger rush on popular routes in January 2021!

More than 10 Special trains have been added by the Central Railways and few trains have been extended for passengers. Read below all the recent train news: 

  1. Special trains added from Mumbai to Kolhapur 

Additional special trains have been added from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (Mumbai) and Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur) to clear the extra rush of passengers. Read the trains details below: 

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2. Special trains added from Mumbai to Pratapgarh (U.P) 

Bi-weekly superfast special trains to start from Mumbai to Pratapgarh (U.P) and change of terminal at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus- Hubballi Special to Dadar. 

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3. Two Special trains added from Mau (U.P) to Delhi

Train No.Train NameService Days
05025Mau–Anand Vihar TerminusEvery Monday & Tuesday
05026Anand Vihar Terminus–MauEvery Monday and Friday

4. Special trains added on the Tirupati-Adilabad-Tirupati train route

Special Trains will run on the popular Tirupati-Adilabad-Tirupati train route From January 27th, 2021. Read all train details below:

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5. Festival Special trains extended for the CMT- Madgaon route

Railways has decided to extend 4 festival special trains on the  CMT- Madgaon route. Tap on the image for details of all 4 running trains timings:

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(19/ 01/ 21) – Good news for passengers! more than 80 Special trains have been EXTENDED across India! Check trains list here.

The Indian Railways never forgets about their dear travellers and always strive to provide better services. This time again, for traveller’s convenience, several train services have been extended.

Hubballi Division: 38 trains extended for passengers convenience

South Western Railway Official Tweet

East Coast Railway: 21 pairs of  trains extended till March 2021

East Coast Railway Official Tweet

North Eastern Railways: Special Trains to run for the upcoming Holi Festival 2021

North Eastern Railway Official Tweet

South Western Railways: Has decided to extend 20 festival special trains

South Western Railway Official Tweet

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(13/01/21) – Indian Railways to run Mela Special Trains for the Maha Kumbh Mela celebrations 2021. Quick! check the train list here & Book your tickets

To support the evergreen celebrations of the Maha Kumbh Mela 2021, the Indian Railways had earlier promised to run Special Trains between Haridwar, Dehradun, Tehri Garhwal, and Pauri Garhwal from 14th January onwards. 

Well, the wait is over. Here’s the list of the Kumbh Mela Special Trains. plan your journey now:

6 trains to be operated by North-Eastern Railways for Gorakhnath Mandir mela

Two trains will be operating between Gorakhpur and Prayagraj.

Four trains will be operating between  Gorakhpur, Nautanwa and Badhni.

18 trains to be operated by Northern Railways for Prayagraj

These 18 kumbh mela special trains will run between Lucknow, Bareilly, Faizabad, Jaunpur, Mankapur and Basti. A detailed information about Kumbh special trains, stoppages, timetable, etc was recently published on twitter:

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6 trains to be operated by North-Central Railways

For the upcoming Maha Kumbh Mela 2021, the North-Central Railways will also be operating 6 mela special trains which will connect Prayagraj with Kanpur Central, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction and Satna. A detailed information about Kumbh special trains, stoppages, timetable, etc was recently published on official tweet by the North-Central Railways:

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As the Kumbh Mela celebrations begin, the mela special trains will definitely help ease the passenger rush. At the same time, travellers are requested to travel responsibly and follow all health precautionary measures while travelling amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. Stay safe and enjoy the Maha Kumbh Mela 2021!

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(6/01/20) – Latest developments in train services by Northern & Western Railways: Special IRCTC trains Timings revised, services extended, and more!

1.Four IRCTC special trains extended by the Western Railways

Western Railways has announced the extension of 4 Special train services of routes Ahmedabad to Darbhanga & Muzaffarpur, Okha to Rameswaram, and Udhna to Jayanagar. This brings to a total of 34 trips! Here’s the official tweet that mentions the new timetable: 

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2. Extension of special Rail services between Bandra and Jabalpur

Western Railways also announced the extension of Special train services between Bandra Terminus and Jabalpur. The extension of these train-shuttle services will definitely bring more convenience to travellers. Here’s the official tweet by Western Railways that mentions the new timetable:

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3. Did you say Festive Rush? The Northern Railway is here to listen! …More special trains to run for the clearance of festive rush

More special trains will run for those who are still returning from celebrating the festivities. Read below the new timetable for detailed information on special Trains running between Durg – Nautanwa, Lucknow – Kathgodam, Coimbatore – Hazrat Nizamuddin, etc.

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4. Bhuj – Bareilly Festival Special train (Train No. 04312 ) will now operate on a diverted route

Travellers please take note, the festival special train no. 04312 running from Bhuj to Bareilly will now operate on a diverted route. Tap on the official tweet below for more details

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(30/12/2020)  –  The Maha Kumbh Mela celebrations 2021! Indian Railways to run new Special Trains between Haridwar, Dehradun, Tehri Garhwal and Pauri Garhwal

‘Mega’ and ‘Chaotic’ are the two words that truly define the famous Maha Kumbh Mela celebrations in India. Devotees gather in large numbers chanting mantras, washing away their sins in the holy river ghats. The kumbh mela is celebrated four times in twelve years and is considered the most auspicious time of the year. The religious event usually takes place amongst the four pilgrimage sites – Haridwar, Prayag, Ujjain and Nasik.

The upcoming Maha Kumbh Mela 2021, will be celebrated in Uttarakhand’s four districts – Haridwar, Dehradun, Tehri Garhwal and Pauri Garhwal, from 14th January, 2021 till 27th April, 2021. 

Indian Railways understands the importance of the upcoming pilgrimage, therefore has undertaken several new measures for the comfort & safety of the devotees:

35 New Special Trains

Railways has announced a total of 35 new IRCTC special trains to provide service with complete safety and comfort to the devotees attending the Maha Kumbh Mela in the coming year 2021. The detailed list of these 35 special trains will be released soon. 

24 New Regular Trains

Along with 35 IRCTC special trains, 24 regular trains will also serve 100% safe and comfortable journeys to travellers. These 24 trains will run between pilgrimage sites namely, Mathura, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Prayagraj. The thoughtful step taken by Indian Railways of running 24 regular trains along with 35 special trains will surely bring more confidence and relief to the travellers and devotees. 

official tweet by Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal

Building a New Railway Station – Yog Nagri Rishikesh

The railways is also building an all new railway station – The Yog Nagri station in Rishikesh. The railway station will have three specious platforms, which will ease out the expected pilgrim crowd. The beautiful Yog Nagri Railway Station is expected to be ready before the commencement of the Maha Kumbh Mela. 

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(22/12/2020) – Festival Special Trains services extended and timings revised by the Central Railway. Read here for detailed info!

The Indian Railways have always put travellers’ convenience first and foremost even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This time again, several festival special trains have been extended, and here’s the list:

Train No.Train NameDates
01033Pune-Darbhanga6.1.2021 to 27.1.2021
01034Darbhanga-Pune8.1.2021 to 29.1.2021
01079LTT-Gorakhpur7.1.2021 to 28.1.2021
01080Gorakhpur-LTT9.1.2021 to 30.1.2021
01115 Pune-Gorakhpur7.1.2021 to 28.1.2021
01116Gorakhpur-Pune9.1.2021 to 30.1.2021
01407Pune-Lucknow5.1.2021 to 26.1.2021
01408Lucknow-Pune7.1.2021 to 28.1.2021
02031Pune-Gorakhpur2.1.2021 to 30.1.2021
02032Gorakhpur-Pune4.1.2021 to 1.2.2021
02102Howrah-LTT3.1.2021 to 31.1.2021
02135Pune-Manduadih4.1.2021 to 25.1.2021
02136Manduadih-Pune6.1.2021 to 27.1.2021
02163LTT-Chennai 1.1.2021 to 31.1.2021
02164Chennai-LTT2.1.2021 to 1.2.2021
02165LTT-Gorakhpur 4.1.2021 to 1.2.2021
02166Gorakhpur-LTT5.1.2021 to 2.2.2021
02167 LTT-Manduadih 1.1.2021 to 31.1.2021
02168Manduadih-LTT2.1.2021 to 1.2.2021
01235Nagpur-Madgaon8.1.2021 to 29.1.2021
01236Madgaon-Nagpur9.1.2021 to 30.1.2021

Special Trains Timings Revised:

Train No.Train NameDepartureArrival
01235Nagpur-Madgaon special
arrive Kalyan at 04.42 hrs and arrive Panvel at 05.45 hrs
02165LTT-Gorakhpur specialdepart Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 06.00 hrsarrive Gorakhpur at 11.25 hrs next day
02166Gorakhpur-LTT special depart Gorakhpur at 15.45 hrsarrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 20.50 hrs
02167LTT-Manduadih special  Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 22.45 hrsarrive Manduadih at 01.55 hrs
02168Manduadih-LTT special depart Manduadih at 10.10 hrsarrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 12.30 hrs
01015 LTT-Gorakhpur Daily Specialdeparts Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 23.29 hrs W.e.f 1.1.2021 to 8.4.2021arrive Gorakhpur at 07.05 hrs
01016Gorakhpur- LTT Daily Specialdeparts Gorakhpur at 17.45 hrs. W.e.f 3.1.2021 to 10.4.2021arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 00.10 hrs

Passengers with confirmed train tickets only will be allowed to board these trains. As a passenger, you are requested to strictly follow protocols and precautions of covid-19 during travel, for your and others’ complete safety. 
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(16/12/2020) – Several Special trains running on important routes stand canceled. Read here & know!

Indian Railways announced the cancelation of several running special trains till the end of this month. Some of the very important routes have also been affected such as Thiruvananthapuram-Veraval, Ahmedabad-Delhi, and Udhna-Chhapra. Travellers whose trains have been canceled are requested to reschedule their travel plans. 

Train No. Train NameDate
09415Ahmedabad – Delhi Clone 13.12.2020 – until further notice
09416Delhi – Ahmedabad Clone Until further notice 
09019Udhna – Chhapra FestivalTill 27.12.2020
09020Chhapra – Udhna FestivalTill 29.12.20
06333Veraval – Thiruvananthapuram17th, 24th and 31st December, 2020
06334Thiruvananthapuram – Veraval14th, 21st and 28th of December, 2020
02571Gorakhpur- Anand Vihar terminus20.12.20, 23.12.20, 27.12.20, 30.12.20, 3.01.21, 6.01.21, 10.01.21, 13.01.21, 17.01.21, 20.01.21, 24.01.21, 27.01.21, and 31.01.21
02572Anad Vihar terminus- Gorakhpur21.12.20, 24.12.20, 28.12.20, 31.12.20, 4.01.21, 7.01.21, 11.01.21, 14.01.21, 18.01.21, 21.01.21, 25.01.21, and 28.0121
02988Ajmer – Sealdah Daily Special16.12.20 till 31.01.21
02987Sealdah – Ajmer Daily Special17.12.20 till  01.02.21
09611Ajmer – Amritsar Bi-weekly Special17.12.20, 19.12.20, 24.12.20, 26.12.20, 31.12.20, 02.01.21, 07.01.21, 09.01.21, 14.01.21, 16.01.21, 21.01.21, 23.01.21, 28.01.21 and 30.01.21.
09614Amritsar – Ajmer Bi-weekly Special18.12.20, 20.12.20, 25.12.20, 27.12.20, 01.01.21, 03.01.21, 08.01.21, 10.01.21, 15.01.21, 17.01.21, 22.01.21, 24.01.21, 29.01.21 and 31.01.21.
05909Dibrugarh – Lalgarh Special train16.12.20 till 31.01.21 
05910Lalgarh – Dibrugarh Special19.12.20 till 03.02.21

Partially canceled trains:

Train No.Train NameDate
04712Shri Ganganagar – Haridwar Special16.12.20 till 31.01.21
04711Haridwar – Shri Ganganagar Special16.12.20 till 31.01.21
05003Kanpur Anwarganj- Gorakhpur16.12.20- 31.01.21
05004Gorakhpur- Kanpur Anwarganj16.12.20- 31.01.21

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(9/12/20) Major Update: More special trains added & revised timings announced for few special trains. Read Here!

Planned a train trip this holiday season? Don’t worry, Indian Railways has got your back by adding more special trains for your convenience. Railways recently also announced change in service timings of few running trains. 

RailYatri has curated the updated list of trains just for you:

  1. Timings revised – Surat – Chhapra Special Express
Train no.Train NameRevised Timings
09045-09046Surat – Chhapra Special Express10:10 A.M every Wednesday w.e.f. 9th Dec, 2020
Official Tweet by Western Railways

2. Timings revised – Avadh – Assam Express

Train no.Train NameRevised Timings
05909-05910Avadh – Assam ExpressTimings to be revised from 10th Dec, 2020
Official Tweet by North Eastern Railway

3. Timings revised – Dibrugarh – New Delhi – Dibrugarh special train

Train no.Train NameRevised Timings
02503-02504Dibrugarh – New Delhi – Dibrugarh Rajdhani SpecialTimings to be revised from 15th Dec, 2020
02505-02506Dibrugarh – New Delhi – Dibrugarh Rajdhani Special Timings to be revised from 15th Dec, 2020
Official Tweet by North Eastern Railway

4.  Special trains Added – KSR Bengaluru & Mangalore Central 

More special train services to start between KSR Bengaluru & Mangalore Central w.e.f 9th Dec, 2020 up to 25th Dec, 2020.

Official Tweet by South Western Railway

5. Special trains Added – Kolkata to Gazipur weekly special train

Now two pairs of special trains will run between Kolkata and Gazipur from 17 Dec, 2020. This decision is a solution for increasing passenger rush on this route, and to maintain COVID-19 travel guidelines. 

Official Tweet by North Eastern Railway

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(2/12/20) – Good News by Indian Railways! travellers please note; 46 festival special train services have been extended. See details

Indian Railways extended the services of 46 Festival Special Trains for travellers who are now returning back from celebrating festivals from all over the country. The timings of these special trains have been revised with effect from December 1, 2020. Here’s the rolled out list of festival special trains by the Indian Railways: 

  1.  Train no. 02989/02990 Dadar – Ajmer Superfast Festive Special
  2.  Train no. 09707/09708 Bandra Terminus – Shri Ganganagar
  3.  Train no. 02474/02473 Bandra Terminus – Bikaner Superfast Festive Special
  4.  Train no. 02489/02490 Dadar – Bikaner Superfast Festive Special
  5.  Train no. 04818/04817 Dadar – Bhagat Ki Kothi Festive Special
  6.  Train no. 09271/09272 Bandra Terminus – Patna Superfast Festive Special
  7.  Train no. 02913/02914 Bandra Terminus – Saharsa Festive Special
  8.  Train no. 02929/02930 Bandra Terminus – Jaisalmer Superfast Festive Special
  9. Train no. 09027/09028 Bandra Terminus – Jammu Tawi Festive Special
  10.  Train no. 09017/09018 Bandra Terminus – Haridwar Superfast Festive Special
  11. Train no. 09019/09020 Udhna – Chhapra Festive Special
  12.  Train no. 02983/02984 Indore – Jaipur Superfast Festive Special
  13.  Train no. 09451-09452 Gandhidham – Bhagalpur Festive Special

Central Railways revised list of Special Trains

Official Tweet by Central Railways

Western Railways revised list of Special Trains

Official Tweet by Western Railways

Train no. 02922 Flying Ranee Superfast Express Special train will arrive at Mumbai Central station at 09.50 am instead of 09.55 am w.e.f  December 1, 2020.

For any further detailed information on running special trains extended services, passengers may also visit 

(25/11/20)-  Urgent Update: Indian Railways has canceled 12 Festive Special Trains till December 1, 2020. Must read!

The Indian Railways recently caught the attention of many travellers who had planned their journeys back after celebrating popular festivals, like Deepawali, Dussehra, Chhath Puja.  If you are also someone who has booked a train journey with the Northern Railways, then this information is important for you. 

Due to some technical and security reasons with ongoing farmer agitation, the North-western railway has canceled a few daily trains till December 1, 2020. Here’s the list:

1. 02422 Jammu Tawi-Ajmer daily from 24.11.20 to 30.11.20

2. 02421 Ajmer- Jammu Tawi daily from 25.11.20 to 01.12.20 3. 

3. 04888 Barmer-Rishikesh daily from 24.11.20 to 30.11.20 4. 

4. 04887 Rishikesh-Barmer daily from 25.11.20 to 01.12.20 5. 

5. 04520 Bathinda – Delhi daily from 24.11.20 to 30.11.20 6. 

6. 04519 Delhi-Bathinda daily from 24.11.20 to 30.11.20

7. 02471 Sriganganagar-Delhi daily from 24.11.20 to 30.11.20

8. 02472 Delhi-Sriganganagar daily from 24.11.20 to 30.11.20

9. 09611 Ajmer-Amritsar bi-weekly on 26.11.20 and 28.11.20

10. 09614 Amritsar-Ajmer bi-weekly on 27.11.20 and 29.11.20

11. 09613 Ajmer-Amritsar Bi-Weekly on 23.11.20, 25.11.20 & 30.11.20

12. 09612 Amritsar-Ajmer Bi-Weekly on 24.11.20, 26.11.20 & 01.12.20

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(20/11/2020) – Special trains canceled/ short terminated by Indian Railways due to the ongoing Farmer Agitation in Punjab. Here’s what you need to know!

Farmer groups in Punjab have been protesting against the new Farm Laws by blocking the railway tracks in several locations not allowing passenger or even goods trains to pass. There is an uncertainty to when the rail blockade will end therefore Indian Railways recently announced the cancellation/ short termination of certain special trains. Here’s the list: 

Cancelled Trains

Train no. DateTrain Route 
0291920/11/20Dr. Ambedkar Nagar – Shri Mata VaishnoDevi Katra Spl
0292022/11/20Shri Mata VaishnoDevi Katra Spl – Dr. Ambedkar Nagar 

Short-Terminated Trains

Train No. DateTrain Route 
0290319/11/20Mumbai Cent. – Amritsar Spl will Short terminate at Ambala Cantt.
0290420/11/20Amritsar Spl – Mumbai Cent. will Short Originate from Ambala Cantt. instead of Amritsar
Train No.DateTrain Route
0292519/11/20Bandra (T) – Amritsar Spl will Short terminate at Ambala Cantt
0296221/11/20Amritsar Spl – Bandra (T) will Short Originate from Ambala Cantt instead of Amritsar

Click Here to read the Official Tweet from the Western Railways on trains cancellations and short termination.

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(12/11/2020) – New Update!! Few Festival/ Special trains have been diverted/ cancelled. See full list ->

Are you planning a train trip this festive season? Well then here’s an important Indian Railways update for you. Railways had earlier announced the commencement of Festival, special trains for diwali and Chhath puja celebrations. However, due to certain reasons, a few of the running trains have been diverted or cancelled.

North Western Railways

Cancelled trains details

Trains between Amritsar-Ajmer-Amritsar, Delhi-Sriganganagar-Delhi, Rishikesh- Barmer-Rishikesh, Delhi-Bathinda-Delhi have been cancelled.

West Central Railway 

Cancelled trains details

Trains running from Kota-H.Nizamuddin, H.Nizamuddin-Kota, Kota-Udhampur have been cancelled by the railways due to the ongoing Gurjar agitation near Hindaun City and Bayana Junction.

Western Railways 

Western Railways trains have been affected by a large number of trains being cancelled or diverted. Due to the ongoing Gurjar agitation in Rajasthan and Kisan agitation in Punjab.

Diverted trains details

Train no. DateTrain NameNew diverted route
0093611.11.2020Palwal-Ahmedabad Parcel SplPalwal – Delhi – Rewari – Jaipur – Palanpur
0094911.11.2020Okha-Guwahati Parcel SplSawai Madhopur – Jaipur – Bandikui – Bharatpur – Agra Fort
0292511.11.2020BDTS-Amritsar SplNagda-Sant Hirdaram Nagar-Bina-Mathura
0901711.11.2020BDTS-Haridwar SplSawai Madhopur-Jaipur-Rewari

Cancelled trains details

Here’s a complete detailed list of Spl trains under Western Railways that have been cancelled or short-terminated. Click on the official tweet below for full information!

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Indian Railways, Mumbai: 610 more suburban trains have started services from November 1, 2020

  • 314 suburban services are added by the Central Railway to the already existing 706 trains, making it 1020 services in total.
  • 296 suburban services are added by the Western Railway to the already existing 704 trains, making it 1000 services in total.

Indian Railways recently announced services of more special suburban trains in Mumbai. Central Railway and Western Railway zones will together operate 610 additional trains. 

The suburban trains, also known as the local trains are considered the heart of Mumbai and many are dependent on these running local trains. Keeping this in mind, Railways has allowed passengers to travel in suburban trains in a staggered manner. 

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, “Railways to run 610 more daily Special Suburban Services in Mumbai from 1st November, taking the total number of services to 2020.” This will help maintain social distancing, avoid overcrowding & enhance passenger convenience.”

Earlier, only 704 Special suburban trains were running for Essential Services Staff. The increase in the number of these daily trains will help maintain social distancing and avoid overcrowding.

Although the fight against the novel coronavirus has not yet ended, Indian Railways urge travellers, commuters to take precautionary measures to keep themselves safe and follow railway rules laid down by the government like, reach station at least 90 minutes before the train’s departure, cover your face using face mask, only come to the station if you have a confirmed journey ticket, wait-listed passengers will not be allowed to enter the station, bring your own food, water and other consumables for a complete contactless journey. Medical and social protocols mandated for COVID-19 should be followed by all travellers.

(29/10/2020): Indian Railways – 46 more Special Trains to run for Diwali & Chhath Puja Celebrations 2020. Book your train today!

Diwali Celebrations, Chhath Puja and many more festivities are right around the corner. In light of the upcoming festivals and expected rise in train passenger rush, Indian Railways has decided to run 46 (23 pairs) more special trains for everyone’s safe, comfortable and happy journey. All 46 trains will go to different districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

These 46 Special trains will run in addition to the earlier announced 100 festival special trains. All festival special trains will run between Navratri and Diwali .i.e. 20th October to 30th November.

Here’s the complete list of 46 (23 pairs) more special trains. Book your train now, and confirm your train ticket with RailYatri. 

1. 04404/04403 Anand Vihar Terminal-Bhagalpur-Anand Vihar Terminal Super Fast Special

2. 04406/04405 New Delhi-Barauni-New Delhi Super Fast Special

3. 04408/04407 New Delhi-Darbhanga-New Delhi Super Fast Special

4. 04092/04091 New Delhi-Jaynagar-New Delhi Express Special

5. 04030/04029 Delhi-Muzaffarpur-Delhi Bi-Weekly Super Fast Special Express

6. 04410/04409 New Delhi-Patna-New Delhi Super Fast Special Express

7. 04412/04411 Delhi Jn-Saharsa – Delhi Jn Bi-weekly Super Fast Special Express

8. 04624/04623 Amritsar-Saharsa-Amritsar Bi-Weekly Super Fast Special Express

9. 02422/02421 Jammu-Ajmer-Jammu-Jammu Super Fast Express Special (Daily)

10. 02237/02238 Varanasi-Jammuutvi-Varanasi Super Fast Special Train (Daily)

11. 04041/04042 Delhi Jn-Dehradun-Delhi Jn Express Special

12. 02231/02232 Lucknow-Chandigarh-Lucknow Weekly Super Fast Express Special Train (Daily)

13. 02448/02447 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Manikpur-Hazrat Nizamuddin Super Fast Special (Daily)

14. 04503/04504 Kalka-Shimla-Kalka Express Special (Daily)

15. 09717/09718 Jaipur-Daulatpur Chowk-Jaipur Special Express (3 days a week)

16. 04887/04888 Barmer-Rishikesh-Barmer Special Express (Daily)

17. 04519/04520 Delhi Jn-Bathinda-Delhi Jn Special (Daily)

18. 02471/02472 Sriganganagar-Delhi Jn-Sriganganagar Special (Daily)

19. 09611/09612 Ajmer-Amritsar-Ajmer Express Special

20. 09613/09614 Ajmer-Amritsar-Ajmer Express Special (2 days a week)

21. 02191/02192 Jabalpur-Haridwar-Jabalpur Super Fast Express Special (weekly)

22. 02530/02529 Lucknow-Patliputra-Lucknow Super Fast Express Special (5 days a week)

23. 02165/02166 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Gorakhpur-Lokmanya Tilak Super Fast Express Special (2 days a week)

(14/10/2020): In this Festive season, Railways will run 392 more Festival Special trains!

Predicting the passenger rush during the upcoming festive season, Indian Railways decided to run 196 pairs (392 trains) “Festival Special” trains from 20th October to 30th November 2020.

These Festival Special trains will run in all popular destinations across the country such as Kolkata, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow, and many other cities. These 196 pairs of trains will offer service to the growing passenger rush in the holiday period of Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali, and Chhatt Puja. These trains will have mandatory AC coaches keeping in mind the safety of all passengers.

Here’s a full list of the 196 pairs of Festival Special Trains. The scheduling of these trains will be announced soon. Stay tuned to RailYatri App for updates! 

IRCTC Festival Special Trains List

Travellers can book tickets easily online or through PRS ticket counters. Recently, in the month of October itself, the Indian Railways had approved services of 39 more special trains which too will operate successfully along with the 392 Festival Special trains.

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(10/10/2020): Good News! This festive season, Railways will run 39 more Special trains starting October 2020

Attention train passengers! Indian Railways travel and ticket booking will be a lot easier as the Railway board has approved operations of 39 more special trains from October 2020.  26 air-conditioned special train services with sleeper accommodation and 13 air-conditioned special train services with seating arrangements have been identified by the Railway Ministry. 

Here is the list of new special trains that are to be introduced:

1) Train number 12171/12172 bi-weekly AC Express from Lokmanya Tilak to Haridwar

2) Train number 22121/22122 weekly AC Express from Lokmanya Tilak to Lucknow

3) Train number 22123/22124 weekly AC Express from Ajni to Pune

4) Train number 22125/22126 weekly AC Express from Nagpur to Amritsar

5) Train number 12519/12520 weekly AC Express from Kamakhya to Lokmanya Tilak

6) Train Number 12551/12552 weekly AC Express from Kamakhya to Yesvantpur

7) Train Number 12551/12552 weekly AC Express from Nizamuddin to Pune

8) Train Number 22411/22412 weekly AC Express from Anand Vihar to Naharlagun

9) Train Number 22461/ 22462 daily AC Express from New Delhi to Katra

10) Train Number 14805/14806 weekly AC Express from Barmer to Yesvantpur

11) Train Number 12773/12774 weekly AC Express from Secunderabad to Shalimar

12) Train Number 12775/12776 tri-weekly AC Express from Lingampalli to Kakinada Town

13) Train Number 12783/12784 weekly AC Express from Secunderabad to Visakhapatnam

14) Train Number 22807/22808 bi-weekly AC Express from Santragachi to Chennai

15) Train Number 22863/22864 weekly AC Express from Howrah to Yesvantpur

16) Train Number 20601/20602 tri-weekly AC Express from Chennai to Madurai

17) Train Number 22903/22904 tri-weekly AC Express from Bandra (T) to Bhuj

18) Train Number 22805/22806 weekly AC Express from Bhubaneshwar to Anand Vihar

19) Train Number 12281/12282 weekly AC Duronto from Bhubaneshwar to New Delhi

20) Train Number 12263/12264 bi-weekly AC Duronto from Nizamuddin to Pune

21) Train Number 12221/12222 bi-weekly AC Duronto from Howrah to Pune

22) Train Number 12269/12270 bi-weekly AC Duronto from Chennai to Nizamuddin

23) Train Number 20503/20504 weekly Rajdhani from Dibrugarh to New Delhi

24) Train Number 20505/20506 bi-weekly Rajdhani from Dibrugarh to New Delhi

25) Train Number 12953/12954 daily Rajdhani from Mumbai Central to Nizamuddin

26) Train Number 12247/12248 weekly Yuva Express from Bandra to Nizamuddin

(9/10/2020): Now book IRCTC train tickets 5 minutes before train departure time. Here’s all you need to know! 

Train ticket booking, seat availability will now be available 30 minutes to 5 minutes before trains’ actual time of departure. Indian Railways has finally announced the restoration of an old system (PRS) of Second Reservation Chart 30 minutes before the departure time of all running special trains.

Here’s all you need to know! 

  1. The second reservation charts will be prepared 30-5 minutes before the scheduled departure of special trains from stations.
  2. From tomorrow (October 10, 2020) Travellers can book train tickets until Second Reservation Chart is prepared. 
  3. Travellers can book train tickets online and also from Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters.
  4. Train tickets can also be canceled during this time, as per the railway refund rules.
  5. This festive season, Indian Railways has already announced operations of 39 new special trains starting October 2020. The exact dates will be announced soon!

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(24/09/2020): Good News for travellers: Railways may announce 100 new special trains in October for the festive season!

The much-awaited festive season is approaching including Dussehra, Navratri, Diwali, Bhai Duj, and Chhath pooja; Indian Railways is expecting a surge in the number of trains ticket bookings. An announcement of 100 new trains is expected by next month.

In India, travelling on trains is the most common and preferred mode of travel for covering larger distances. Every year during the festive season in the country, the surge in travel demand is always higher than the entire year. Keeping this in mind, the Indian Railways is assuming high demand in train bookings again in the upcoming festive season in October, 2020, hence decided to add 100 more new special trains very soon.

Earlier in September, Indian Railways had announced services of 40 clone trains in addition to the already running 310 special trains. The 40 clone trains are running one to two hours ahead of the departure of 310 special trains with limited stoppages and operational halts.

From these 40 trains, 10 trains will operate between Bihar and Delhi under the East Central Railways. These trains will originate and terminate in Bihar at Saharsa, Rajendra Nagar, Rajgir, Darbhanga, and Muzaffarpur. The two trains operating under the Northeast Frontier Railway are also from Bihar route: Katihar Delhi.

The Northern Railway will also run 10 trains which will operate between DelhiBihar, West Bengal to Delhi, Punjab to West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh to Delhi.

The South Central Railway will operate two trains between Danapur BiharSecunderabad. The South Western Railway will operate 6 trains between Goa and Delhi, Karnataka – Bihar and Karnataka – Delhi.

The Western Railway will run 10 trains between Bihar – Gujarat, Delhi – Gujarat, Bihar to Gujarat, Mumbai – Punjab, Gujarat – Bihar.

(17/09/2020): Railways will introduce 40 clone trains; services to begin from Sep 21: Check full trains list

  • The 40 clone special trains (20 pairs) will provide service starting September 21, 2020. 
  • These clone trains will run on notified timings and limited stoppages. 
  • The advanced period of these trains will be 10 days

Indian Railways has announced to run 40 clone (duplicate) trains from September 21 due to the high demand on few specific routes. These trains are to run at least two hours early to the already running 310 special trains. These clone trains will run fully reserved with limited stoppages being limited to operational halts. 

The reservation period of these clone trains will be 10-days. The announcement of more trains running has brought relief to waitlisted passengers on routes with a high demand for train travel. 

Official tweet by Ministry of Railways

“Considering the huge demand for travel on specific routes, Ministry of Railways has decided to run 20 pairs of Clone Special trains (list annexed in the link below) from 21.09.2020 (sic),” the Ministry of Railways said in a statement.

Here’s the detailed list of 20 pairs (40 trains) of clone trains:

Complete list – 40 clone special trains

The Railways earlier started 230 special trains with full services across the country, and later added 80 more special trains from September 12. 

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