RRB Exams— Abbreviations used in Indian Railway

RRB Exams— Abbreviations used in Indian Railway

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Exam— Abbreviations

Abbreviations Full Form of Abbreviations Asked in RRB Exams
AC Air-Conditioned
ACC Air-Conditioned coach or class
ACCC Air-Conditioned Chair Car
ACP Alarm Chain Pulling (!)
ADE, ADEN Assistant Divisional Engineer
ADEE Assistant Divisional Electrical Engineer
ADME Assistant Divisional Mechanical Engineer
AE, AEN Assistant Engineer (see also Technical terms above)
AEC Accident Enquiry Committee
ALK Allowance in Lieu of Kilometrage (in calculating payments for drivers)
ARMV Accident Relief Medical Van
ART Accident Relief Train
ARTS Advanced Railway Ticketing System
ASM Assistant Station Master
BG Broad Gauge
BIO-TOIL ‘Biological Toilet’ – eco-friendly toilet with bacterial decomposition facility developed by ICF for use on railway coaches.
CA&FO Chief Accounting and Finance Officer
CARS Central Accounting and Reporting System (consolidated reports of ARTS ticketing during the day)
CC Chair Car
CCS Chief Commercial Superintendent
CCTV Closed-Circuit TV
CEE Chief Electrical Engineer
CFTS Chief Freight Traffic Superintendent
CFS Container Freight Station
COIS Coaching Operations Information System
Conc. Concessional fare (annotation on ticket)
CT Control Tower
CTI Central Training Institute
CTU Centralized Training Unit
CVM Coupon Validating Machine (for ticketing with prepaid coupons)
C&W Carriage & Wagon (staff for plumbing, electricals, amenities)
DFC Dedicated Freight Corridor
DF Defence quota
DRM Divisional Railway Manager
EC or ECC Executive Chair Car
ECR Empty Coaching Rake
EFC Eastern Freight Corridor
EQ Emergency Quota
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
FOB Foot Overbridge (a pedestrian overpass); Fuel Oil Balance
FOIS Freight Operation Information System
FT Foreign Tourist (annotation on reservation charts)
G Goods
GAL Goods Avoiding Line
GIT Goods Intermodal Transshipment (e.g., “GIT yard”)
GM General Manager
GR General Rules (railway regulations and operating procedures)
GRP Government Railway Police
HDN High-Density Network (‘Golden quadrilateral’ and others)
HO Head Office (a type of quota for tickets)
HP Handicapped Persons quota
HSRL IR High Speed Rail Line (or Link) Indian railway
IBP Intermediate Block Post
IMPRESS Integrated Multi-train Passenger REServation System
IOH Intermediate Overhaul
IOW Inspector of Works
IRMP Integrated Railway Modernization Plan
IRP Indrail Pass
IRS Indian Railway Standard (pre-Independence railway standards body)
IRVS Interactive Voice Response System
JOH Junction of Head – point where the tongue rail approaches the main rail in a switch
LB Lower Berth (annotation on ticket for sleeping accommodation)
LC Level Crossing
LI Loco Inspector
LQ Ladies Quota
LRT Light Rail Transit
MB Middle Berth (annotation on ticket for sleeping accommodation)
MCO Military Control Office (coordinates ticketing and accommodation for military personnel at some railway stations)
M/E Mail/Express (on tickets)
MG Meter Gauge, also Motor Generator
MOW Maintenance of Way
MRT Medical Relief Train (self-propelled medical van for accidents)
MRTC Mobile Radio Train Communication
MSL Mean Sea Level
NG Narrow Gauge
NTES National Train Enquiry System (phone-based train/reservation status)
OIGS On India Government Service (for mail, etc.)
OSD Officer on Special Duty
PF Platform (sometimes P/F)
PNR Passenger Name Record (Passenger Numeric Record?) (identifying number for ticket)
POL Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants (designation for oil cargo)
PQ Pooled Quota
PQWL Pooled Quota Waiting List
PRS Passenger Reservation System
PSCT Port-side Container Terminal
RAC Reservation Against Cancellation
RCC Railway Convention Committee (also see above)
R Fee, Res Fee Reservation fee (annotation on ticket)
RLWL Running Line Waiting List
RMS Railway Mail Service
ROB Road Over-bridge (i.e., road goes over train tracks)
ROH Routine Overhaul
RO-RO (RORO) Roll-on, roll-off service (auto transport)
RR RRB Railway Receipt, Refreshment Room Railway recruitment board
RRF Railway Reserve Fund
RTR Ready-to-Run (modelling kits)
RUB Road Under-bridge (i.e., road goes under train tracks)
S Ch, SF Ch Superfast Charges (annotation on ticket)
SCRA Special Class Railway Apprentice
SEB State Electricity Board (any of the state bodies supplying electricity to IR)
Sh. CC Shatabdi Chair Car
SIL Safety Integrity Level – statistical measure of reliability of a safety system such as an interlocking system
SLB Side Lower Berth (annotation on ticket for sleeping accommodation)
SM Station Master
SR Subsidiary Rules (for railway operation, see GR)
SS Station Superintendent; Substation (electrification)
SSE Senior Section Engineer
S&T Signalling & Telecommunications
SUB Side Upper Berth (annotation on ticket for sleeping accommodation)
TAAG Trains At A Glance (a timetable publication)
TAR Trans-Asian Railway (another proposed grand pan-Asian route)
TC Trailer Car (unpowered car in EMU rake), Ticket Checker / Ticket Collector
TDR Ticket Deposit Receipt (when surrendering ticket for cancellation / refund)
TMS Train Management System
TRS Traction Rolling Stock
TS Train Superintendent
TT Timetable
TTE Travelling Ticket Examiner
TQ Tatkal Quota
TXR Train Examiner, the officer who issues the BPC and VCC (Train Inspector)
UB Upper Berth (annotation on ticket for sleeping accommodation)
UEC Universal Emergency Communication (a system of on-board communication in some trains)
VT Victoria Terminus (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus)
WFC Western Freight Corridor
WL, W/L Waiting List; Wait-Listed (ticket issued without confirmed accommodations)
WM Works Manager
W/T Without Ticket
ZDOT Zero Death On Tracks (campaign to reduce fatalities from pedestrian trespassers)
ZISTU Zonal Integrated S&T Units
ZTC Zonal Training Centre
2T Two-tier (as in “AC-2T” = airconditioned two-tier coach)
3T Three-tier

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