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TrainEnquiry.com which shows status of running trains, gets an overhaul

Trains are easily the cheapest way to travel long distance in India. Though the punctuality of trains has improved over the years, there is no guarantee that even the trains at the top of the hierarchy won't be late by several hours. TrainEnquiry.com can help you track a train’s location status though not in real-time.

Knowing when a train will reach a particular station is helpful in many ways - it can help you book a cab while you're on the train while timing it with time of arrival at the destination, you can plan your commute time to the railway station if you had to pick up visitors.

The TrainEnquiry.com website has undergone an overhaul but it is still unfriendly, un-intuitive & cluttered. The links (shown with arrows in screenshot below) which actually show the status don't stand out.


Now - the site in 2014

Then - before the overhaul


Possibly because a lot of App developers scrape data from the site or there are heavy automated calls to the site, there is now a CAPTCHA form that you will have to get through before you can access the site.

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