Coach codes used by IRCTC and it’s description

Coach code is the short form or the code form of the coach that you have booked or you can book on the Irctc site, you can use your PNR number to check your  PNR status and with the  help of below table you can have knowledge about the coach that you are booking. So here beneath , in the table there is the list of the short forms or letters used by irctc for indicating their carriages.

Status Codes

Coach code Description Details
A 2-tier air conditioned  coach Here there will  be total 6 berth in group among which 2 berth will be facing each other i.e lower and upper side. So these berths are bigger and wider than 3-tier berth.
B 3-tier air conditioned  coach Here there are 8 berths in a group , among which 3 berths will be facing each other i.e lower , middle and upper and two side berth. So basically this is similar to sleeper coach.
C Air conditioned Chair car These are the day trains generally where the arrangement of seat is made in 3+3 seats which can be pushed back and also having walkaway(aisle) in between.
D Second class seats which can be booked These are the same 3+3 seats with walkaway in between but these seats are preservable. i.e they are pre-booked before the train is boarded.
E Executive chair car These seats are more wider and spacious than normal chair car.
EXT Extra Coach Sometimes in some festival season or during vacation the amount of commuters increase , so extra coaches are added and generally these extra coach are of lower classes.
DE Combination of executive class and second class Some coaches are divided in middle , Generally executive class only differentiates itself from other’s due to  spacing , so some seats are adjusted in berth and thus some berth contain both seats , seats of executive class in one half and second class in another half
F Non-A.C First class version These are actually the rooms with doors, there are no side berths and these have the capability to accommodate 2-4 persons.
G 3-Tier Air conditioned(Garib Rath) It is the symbol which is used for indicating the class s (sleeper coach) of Garib Rath
H First Class air Conditioned It is similar in layout to the F class, and moreover it is air conditioned
HA Combination of H & A class It is combination of two berths, first class air conditioned which is of type H & other is 2-tier air conditioned  which is of type -A
HB Combination of H & B Class It is combination of two berths, first class air conditioned which is of type H & other is 3-tier air conditioned  which is of type -B
J Garib Rath Chair car version. It is the garib rath version of the chaircar sitting
RA 2-tier air conditioned RAC It is RAC in coach type A
RB 3-tier air conditioned RAC It  is RAC in coach type B
RG 3-tier air conditioned RAC Garib Rath version It is RAC in coach type G
RS Sleeper class  RAC It is RAC in coach type S.
S Sleeper class version It is an sleeper coach , it has group of 8 berths with 3 berths facing each other i.e upper middle and lower and 2 berths om the side, sometimes it also has 9 berths in cases where the side layout has 3 berths too.
SE second class , executive chair version It is actually an non- Air-conditioned version of class E.

To know about the various PNR status codes check this :-PNR Status Codes


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Railway sources are hopeful that this train will reduce some load on Konkan Kanya express, which is one of the most popular trains on this route.

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According to the Railways, the idea came to minister Suresh Prabhu when a passenger, Avtar Krishen Kher, sent back a cheque in the name of IRCTC for the differential amount of the actual fare and the subsidy, which was around Rs 950 for his trip


there are some terms which  are used inside the status while checking PNR and  such terms confuses the persons who are checking PNR status on irctc sites.

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