Trains are the lifeline of our country. Even though many people travel through cars, buses and aeroplane, there are still a huge number of people who prefer trains. Yours sincerely is just one among them and I know most of you must’ve travelled by train at least once in your lifetime. Train coaches

So, whenever we travel through a train, there’s always a number visible on the compartments and in front of the engine Have you ever wondered what does that mean?Well, that’s a very important number and carries a great significance especially the first digit. In this article, we’ll share the significance of that 1st digit and the number and what does the whole sequence actually means. Train coaches

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Sequence starting with 0

The trains with a sequence starting from 0 run on special occasions like Holi, Diwali and other holidays.

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Sequence starting from 1

The trains with number starting from digit “1” represent the trains of long distance.

Sequence starting from 2

A sequence starting from “2” also reflects the trains meant for long distance and it is used when the train numbers starting with 1 are exhausted in any series.

Sequence starting from 3

These trains mainly start from Kolkata Junction and are called urban trains

Sequence starting from 4-