You are waiting at the railway station, but the train to your destination is delayed. If you want, you can find out where the train is now and how long it can take to reach the station through the BD train tracker from your mobile. We have tried details with you in this post, how to check train location and other easily by BD train tracking.
To make the rail communication system more easily and dynamic, the Bangladesh Railway Authority has included modern information & technology. The train tracker system is one of them, which was launched on December 16, 2014. Using this technology, the passengers will be able to know their current location, time of departure, next stoppage & train movement schedule of the desired train through return SMS on mobile.
The technology of BD train tracker is operated on Global Positioning System (GPS) and General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), whose full name is Train Tracking & Monitoring System (TTMS). Using this technology, the TTMS Monitoring Team of the railway authorities is guided by the trains transported on different routes. As like how long will a train stand at a stoppage, which crossing another and which train will be given priority etc. Besides, the actual position and speed of the train are also known through the tracking system. As a result, innovation in operations has increased, and overall efficiency has increased of Bangladesh Railway.
BD Train Tracker Process
At present Robi and Banglalink, customers of these two mobile operator companies will be able to enjoy this facility from their mobile phone simple by SMS. A passenger will have to send the train no and code by typing the TR from his mobile and sending the message to 16318 (Please give space after typing TR). After sending the message to 16318 successfully, you can get the message back where the desired train is located, the next stoppage and others.
For example, you want to go from Dhaka to Sylhet by riding on the Joyantika Express and wants to know the current location. In this case, the train no of Joyantika Express is 717 according to Dhaka to Sylhet train Schedule. Then the method of sending SMS will be-
Previously, this tracking service was available for Grameenphone users, but this service is not available now. But, users of Grameenphone can buy a ticket through the mobile phone at some of the specified destinations. The Bangladesh Railway has plans to provide this BD train tracker service through online in the future. When the facility is opened online, the passengers can check the train location from the Bangladesh Railway website.
Train Code/No for BD Train Tracker
You can send SMS by mentioning the train code or no. This no is mentioned on the ticket. Following the below list to find this code or No of Bangladesh Railway.
|Train Name||Train No.||Train Code||Off Day||From||T0|
|Dhaka to Chittagong|
|Sonar Bangla Express||787||Tuesday||Chittagong||Dhaka|
|Sonar Bangla Express||788||Wednesday||Dhaka||Chittagong|
|Dhaka to Sylhet|
|Dhaka to Rajshahi|
|Dhaka to Khulna|
|Dhaka to Rangpur|
|Dhaka to Kishoreganj|
|Egaro Sindhur Provati||737||egaropu||Wednesday||Dhaka||Kishoregonj|
|Egaro Sindhur Provati||738||egaropd||No||Kishoregonj||Dhaka|
|Egaro Sindhur Godhuli||749||egarogu||No||Dhaka||Kishoregonj|
|Egaro Sindhur Godhuli||750||egarogd||Wednesday||Kishoregonj||Dhaka|
|Chittagong to Sylhet|
|Khulna to Rajshahi|
|Dhaka to Dinajpur|
|Dhaka to Dewanganj|
|Dhaka to Tarakandi (Jamalpur)|
|Dhaka to Chilahati|
|Dhaka to Noakhali|
|Dhaka Cantt. to Kolkata|
|Maitree express||3107/ 3110||Moitree||Mon, Tue & Thu||Dhaka Cantt.||Kolkata|
|Maitree express||3108/ 3109||Moitree||Wed, Thu & Fri||Kolkata||Dhaka Cantt.|
|Dhaka to Lalmonirhat|
|Dhaka to Mohaganj|
|Chittagong to Chandpur|
|Rajshahi to Chilahati|
|Rajshahi to Goalonda Ghat|
|Dinajpur to Santahar|
|Santahar to Burimari|
Keep in mind:
- BD train tracker is applicable for intercity trains according to Bangladesh Railway Schedule.
- This tracking system is not applicable for the mail or local trains of Bangladesh Railway.
- The cost for each SMS will be 4.60 including VAT and others
- Sometimes, there may be some error in the technical crashes or natural reasons for return SMS or information.
- BD train tracking is a service operated by Bangladesh Railway Authority. TravelplanBD will not be responsible for this service.
- This service will not be available with the SIM of the other mobile operator companies except Robi or Banglalink.
The passengers can get all the information about the train via SMS at any time or anywhere on the mobile phone and can plan their travel according to this information. As a result, passengers will be wasted time by the BD train tracking and the additional trouble will be reduced.
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