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  • For the convenience of passengers travelling in large groups, Indian Railways allow for the booking of Special trains for a minimum distance of 500 kms and minimum composition of 18 coaches. Here are some guidelines to help you book a special train:


  • Submit an application, in the prescribed form to the Chief Passenger Transportation Manager through the Station Manager of the station from where the journey is to commence.

  • In your application given details such as destination, route to be followed and halts enroute.

  • The application must be submitted at least 30 days in advance and not more than six months prior to the commencement of the journey.

  • The application should be accompanied by a Security Deposit of Rs. 50,000/- per coach, paid at the station from where the journey is to commence.

  • The cost of booking a special train will vary with the distance to be covered. The charges will include fare, service charge, detention charge, empty haulage charge, service tax in case of First class/AC class coaches. The stipulated charges must be paid in full atlest 48 hours in advance of the departure of the train.


    For more details click the below link of SECR’s webite :,1,1356,1525,1529


Source : South East Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 05-08-2015