Trains are the help of our nation. Despite the fact that numerous individuals go through autos, transports and plane, there are as yet a colossal number of individuals who incline toward trains. Yours genuinely is only one among them and I know the greater part of you must’ve gone via prepare in any event once in your lifetime.
All in all, at whatever point we go through a prepare, there’s dependably a number unmistakable on the compartments and before the motor Have you at any point pondered what does that mean?
All things considered, that is an imperative number and conveys an incredible hugeness particularly the primary digit. In this article, we’ll share the centrality of that first digit and the number and what does the entire arrangement really implies.
Sequence starting with 0
The trains with a sequence starting from 0 run on special occasions like Holi, Diwali and other holidays.
Sequence starting from 1
The trains with number starting from digit “1” represent the trains of long distance.
Sequence starting from 2
A sequence starting from “2” also reflects the trains meant for long distance and it is used when the train numbers starting with 1 are exhausted in any series.
Sequence starting from 3
These trains mainly start from Kolkata Junction and are called urban trains
Sequence starting from 4
The sequence of trains that run between metro cities like Delhi, Chennai and others start from the digit “4”.
Sequence starting from 5
The normal passenger trains have their sequence starting from “5”
Sequence starting from 6
MEMU (Mainline Electric Multiple Unit) trains have a sequence starting from 6.
Sequence starting from 7
DEMU (Diesel Electric Multiple Unit) trains have a sequence number starting from 7.
Sequence starting from 8
This sequence tells about the reserved position of the train.
Sequence starting from 9
The trains with sequence starting from 9 run between Mumbai’s suburban areas.
However, this is not the only nomenclature used in our country and there are some others also.
Sometimes the first two digits of a sequence represent the manufacturing year of the train. Like a train with number 05052 means that it was manufactured in 2005. A train with the sequence 8239 means it was made in 1982.
There is a separate nomenclature for AC trains also. Have a look-
001-025: AC First Class
025-050: Composite 1st AC +AC-2T
050-100: AC 2T
101-150: AC 3T
151-200: AC Chair Car
201-400: Sleeper 2nd Class
401-600: General Second Class
601-700: 2L Sitting Jan Shatabdi Chair Car
701-800: Sitting Cum Luggage Rake
Similarly, there are trains with words like WCR, EF and NF which means that the train is manufactured by Central Railway, East Railways and North Railways respectively.