How to track live train running status using Google Maps: 5 simple steps


Indian railways are cheaper and one of the commonly used means of transport for long-distance travel. However, it can also be unpredictable sometimes. For example – you might have your parents on board and that particular train hasn’t arrived at its scheduled time or you have a meeting to attend right after you deboard but you don’t know if your train is on time or not. There are similar instances when you need quick access to a train’s live running status right on your smartphone.

While there are tons of apps like ixigo, RailYatri and Where is my train, Google almost three years ago added an update to its Google Map app which makes it the quickest way to check any train’s running status. This feature is available on both Android and iOS.

Almost everyone knows how to use Google Map but only a few know about this useful feature. If you are stuck in a similar situation or simply want to track any train’s running status via Google Maps, then here’s a quick guide to help you do so. This is a free-to-use thing and gives you a real-time status. Note that you should have an updated Google Map on your phone and an active Google account before you start looking.

How to check live train running status

Step 1: Launch the Google Maps app on your phone.

Step 2: Enter your destination station in the search bar.

Step 3: Tap on the train icon.

Step 4: Tap on the route option, which has a train icon.

step 5: Now tap on the name of your train and you will see the live running status.