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Railways to introduce five-digit train numbering

New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI) Passengers booking tickets in Mail and Express trains need to add prefix 1 before the existing four-digit numbers while checking the reservation position through the enquiry system.

Aiming at bringing uniformity and logical basis for numbering of trains, Indian Railways have decided to introduce five-digit numbering system for all passenger-carrying trains.
The new five-digit numbering system will be effective from December this year.
Currently, trains have varying numbers including three- digit, four-digit and alphabetical-numerical ones.
Five-digit train numbering has become necessary as the four-digit system has got exhausted, a senior Railway Ministry official said. However, the official clarified that the names of the trains are not being changed.
The five-digit scheme proposes to cover all passenger carrying trains including Duronto, Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Garibrath and suburban holiday specials. However, it will not cover the freight trains.
Source - PTI

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