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Track live status of trains on Google Maps

R. Dinakaran
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Indian Railways has launched Rail Radar, a live train tracking service that runs on Google Maps.

Available at http://railradar.trainenquiry.com/ , the service allows you find out the exact location of a train.

This is an improved version of the earlier tracking system ‘Spot Your Train’.

The opening screen of Rail Radar has a map of India that gives you the details of the trains running. On the top right is a display that shows the number of trains tracked at that point of time and the percentage of trains that are on time.

The map can be zoomed in or out by using the mouse’s scroll wheel (as in Google Maps) or by clicking the ‘+’ or ’-’ icons on the left. The left panel also has a search facility where you can look for running information on specific trains. There is also an option for search by stations.

Trains that are running on time are displayed in blue and those running late are shown in red. Clicking on a train shows the status of the train, and also the route.

dinakaran.rengachary@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on October 11, 2012)
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Comments:

Good move. However, my concern is that now google even knows my tracks
(which train do I board, at what time). There should also be a
possibility of text based versions where the user should be able to get
the real time info without maps. Also, compared to the maps the text
based versions are likely to consume lower data usage.

from:  Bharath Duraiswamy
Posted on: Oct 11, 2012 at 15:31 IST

This technology is good, now we can tract the train

from:  srikanth
Posted on: Oct 11, 2012 at 16:31 IST
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