Change in name and Change of boarding station of E-Ticket passenger

Change in name and Change of boarding station of IRCTC E-Ticket passenger

Do you know now we can change the Name of the passenger or Change of boarding station can be done after the booking with less formalities. How we can Change in name and Change of boarding station of IRCTC E-Ticket passenger. Let’s check.

Following are the details to change the Name of traveler name on the list and travel start station

For getting these facilities, customer can now approach the nearest Railway Reservation Office with ‘Electronic Reservation Slip’ print out and photo identity proof of one of the passenger traveling in the ticket at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure of train as per extant Railway rules.

Please note thatreservation offices can change ‘Boarding Station’ , ‘Passenger Name’ against a request from the passenger as per extant railway rules applicable to other face to face counter booked tickets .

Facility in the name change of passenger holding confirmed e-reservation has been permitted as per extant Railway rules noted as under:- Where the passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of train to the nearest Railway Reservation office. It can be transferred to an-other member of his family, meaning, Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Husband and Wife.
He should bring the ‘Electronic Reservation Slip’ print out along with photo identity card proof, a proof for blood relation desired to be changed . Where the passenger is a Government Servant proceeding on duty and appropriate authority, makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of train.
Remember one time change in Name only allowed by Indian Railways. Always try to cross check the booking ticket before confirm the ticket payment on the IRCTC Online and for the Manual reservation from the railway station  please cross the 2 time at the time of Form filling to avoid the errors occurring on the train ticket.
Recently railways make mandatory for the Full Name of entered Reservation Name and ID proof name matching. If fail this then you will be considered like ticket less passenger.

If you have a confirmed train tickets but you don’t want to cancel the tickets. You can simply pass on your ticket to a family member by seeking Indian Railway’s permission. Following are the details.

Here are a couple of things that you must keep in mind:

  • You need to have a confirmed ticket to opt for this service.
  • Only Chief Reservation Supervisor of important stations are authorised by Railway Administration to permit the change of name of a passenger having a seat or berth reserved in his name.
  • For transfer to a family member :- As per the guidelines a person can transfer the confirmed ticket to another family member be it the father, mother, sibling, children or spouse. The person would need to make a written request 24 hours prior the scheduled departure.
  • For marriage party : – If the passenger is part of a marriage party then the confirmed ticket can be transferred to another person with a written request by an individual deemed to be the head of the group 24 hours before departure.
  • Government employees :- A government employee can also make a written request before 24 hours of departure if he/she wants to transfer a confirmed ticket.
  • Rule for students :- In case a student of a recognised educational institute wants to transfer his or her ticket, then they will need to get the approval of the head of the institution. A written request by that authoritative figure will allow the transfer of the ticket to another student from the same institution.
  • Rules for National Cadet Corps :- This facility has been extended to the National Cadet Corps. A cadet or a group of cadets can get reservation ticket or tickets transferred to other cadets with a written request by any officer who is the head of such a group, 24 hours before departure.


  1. Dear all, Please note that, the facility of name change is applicable to ONLY to the Confirmed Tickets in General Quota but not for TATKAL RESERVATIONS.


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