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How to decide which train to take on your journey

Are you planning on travelling with the Indian railways? Well, then the first thing that you have to do is to book a ticket. You can either make reservations for a seat online or book a ticket for your travel from the station.

However, before you do that, you will first have to decide which train you ought to take for your journey. It is not always as simple as it sounds because there are a lot of factors that you need to take into consideration before you can finally decide which train will be the right for you.

Here are some essential pointers that you will always have to keep in mind when deciding which train to take:

  1. The first thing that you will have to do after deciding the date of travel is check your travel plan. This is important because accordingly you will be checking the train times. The checking of train timings can be done easily online since all the important details that you want will be available there. Do you need to reach early in the morning? Will it be convenient for you to take a train at night? Keep all these important considerations into your purview when you make the decision, and accordingly, look for trains. It is always best to travel in overnight trains if the journey takes more than 7-8 hours, and you need to reach early in the morning.
  2. When you check the train timings, you will also have to make sure that the train that you opt for will run on the day of your journey. Not every train runs on a daily basis. Some trains run only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or any other day of the week. Thus, you will also have to take into consideration whether or not the train that you are opting for will be operating on the day of your journey. This is a very intricate detail that a lot of people tend to miss out on and that can cause serious problems.
  3. The next thing that you will have to remember is the budget. There are some trains that cost less than the other depending on its popularity, the services provided, when it has been launched, additional features that are provided, etc. So, when you travel and decide upon a train you will have to make sure that you know the budget suits you.
  4. Check the general punctuality of the train. There are some trains, which are credited to be on time while, there are others, which tend to run late because of the route they take and the number of stops they make. So, it is best to check that out first.
  5. And last but not the least; if you are in a hurry and you want to make sure that you arrive at the stipulated time because you have another journey to make, opt for the train with the least number of stops since they are more likely to be on time than the others.

These are some of the most important facts that you need to take into consideration when it comes to selecting a train.



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