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Indian Railways – Know Your Ticket

Indian Railways Know Your Ticket IRCTC


#1 – The Passenger Name Record (PNR) Number printed on your ticket is a unique number. Quote this number to check the status of your ticket.

#2 –  Indicates the train number, date of journey, the distance for which the ticket is issued and the number of adults and children on your ticket.

#3 – Refers to the class of accommodation in which you intend to travel. Such class of accommodation is abbreviated as below. IA-First AC; 2A-2-TierAC Sleeper; 3A-3-TierAC; EC-Executive Class; CC-AC Chair Car; FC-First Class; SL-Sleeper Class; II-Second Class Seat.

#4 – Indicates the originating and destination station of your journey as well as the station up to which you have sought a reservation. The name of such stations are displayed in both English and Hindi.

#5 – Indicates the confirmed status of your ticket. Viz. Coach No. A2, Berth/Seat No. 34, Sex: M (Male)/F (Female), Age : 38. In case you have AC First Class or First Class Ticket, the coach number or seat/berth number is not displayed. Such passengers may ascertain their actual accommodation status from the Reservation Chart.

#6 – Indicates your waitlisted position. Two such waitlist numbers are indicated: the first, is the running waitlist number and the second, the current waitlist number at the time of booking your ticket. The former is unique for a given train, date, route and class combination you are travelling on. Please look at the reservation chart with reference to your running waitlist number to instantly ascertain the final status of your ticket. PQWL, RLWL, RSWL etc. indicate waitlist position of your ticket. PQ, RL and RS are internal codes used for operational reasons.

#7 –  Indicates the amount paid for your ticket, both in words and figures. This may include charges such as Concession Amount (CONC) Reservation Fee (R Fee), Super Fast Charges (S.CH) and Voucher Charges (Vou. Ch)

#8 – Displays the name of the train, your boarding station and the date and time of your travel along with scheduled arrival time and date at destination station.

#9 – Displays the date and time you bought your ticket.