About train class and availability
When you book a train ticket, you will see the availability of the train and the different classes that you can book.
Train seating and availability are classified by various codes. You can find the codes and their descriptions in the table below:
|Railway ticket code||Description|
|AVAILABLE||Confirmed availability for your ticket.|
|CAN/MOD||Cancelled or modified passenger.|
|CNF/Confirmed||Confirmed (coach or berth number is available after chart preparation).|
General wait list. This is the most common type of wait list and has the highest chance to be confirmed. Upon confirmation, the status changes to RAC.
For example, if your availability showed the status 'GNWL12/WL4', the 12 indicates your initial position in the general wait list, while the 4 is your overall wait list status because 8 passengers cancelled their confirmed or wait list ticket. Your general wait list position is unique to you on this trip.
|NOSB||No seat berth. This code is generally used for child passengers who aren’t assigned a berth as requested.|
|PQWL||Pooled quota wait list. This waitlist is shared by several small stations as opposed to a single station.|
|RAC||Reservation against cancellation. Your seat is guaranteed, but berth needs to be shared between 2 people. Individual berths will be allotted only if RAC becomes a CNF ticket.|
|R# #||RAC coach number or berth number. The same berth will be allotted to 2 RAC passengers and they need to share it. For example, 'RA1, 12' refers to seat 12 in coach A1.|
|REGRET/WL||No more booking is permitted.|
|RELEASED||Ticket not cancelled, but alternative accommodation provided.|
|RQWL||Roadside quota wait list. If you book a ticket from one intermediate station to another that isn’t covered by any other quotas or wait lists, your request may be added to an RQWL.|
|TQWL||Tatkal wait list. When the waiting list moves up, you can expect confirmed berth instead of RAC.|
Waiting list number. Each time a confirmed ticket or wait list ticket is cancelled, this number goes down.
For example, 'WL4' indicates that 4 current passengers would need to cancel before you’re given the seat. If 2 people cancelled, it would become 'WL2'.
When you book your train ticket, you can choose which class that you’d like to sit in. The available classes and their accommodations are listed in the table below:
|1A||Air-conditioned (AC) first class||
|2A||AC 2-tier sleeper||
|3E||AC 3-tier economy||
|CC||AC chair car||