When you book railway tickets, you have to give the names of the source and destination stations. Earlier, the names of the stations were given. But now the station codes are given instead of the name of the station. Indian Railways station codes
provide you all details on various railway stations in India.
Since there are about 10,000 trains and more than 7500 railway stations in India, it is impossible to remember the station codes of various railway stations. So you must always check the station code and then book your ticket. You get Indian Railways station codes on the website of the Indian Railways and also on the IRCTC. Other than that you can also make enquiries at the railway station or contact the call centers to get the station codes. Referring the Indian Railway time table
also helps you get the codes of different railway stations.
By giving the station code you get the station name and all other details regarding the station and trains that pass through them. For example, if you type NDLS, you will get all information on the New Delhi Railway Station since NDLS is the station code for New Delhi Railway Station. You will get to know when it was established, its history, number of platforms in the station, services offered from the station, facilities available in the station, and modernization taking place in the station. In this way you can search for any station online.
If you have any doubts regarding the Indian Railways
, you can always check out the IRCTC website.