Types Of Waiting List Tickets | TQWL, GNWL, PQWL, RLWL

Hey, do you want to know different types of waiting tickets in railways? If you don’t know then don’t worry, you come to the right place. In this article I have shared a variety of waiting lists that railways use. This is a complete information about the various types of waiting lists in the railway. So, stay tuned with me to know full details about types of waiting lists.

Different types of waiting list terms used in IRCTC are:

Reservation against Cancellation (RAC): RAC means Reservation against Cancellation. If you have an RAC ticket, then your travel with a train is guaranteed but you will be given a seat (half of a side lower berth mostly) to sit and travel not an entire berth.


General Waiting List waitlisted (GNWL): General Waiting List waitlisted (GNWL) tickets are issued to the passenger who begins his/her journey from the originating station of a route or stations closer to the originating station.


Pooled Quota Waiting List (PQWL): Pooled Quota Waiting List (PQWL) is shared by several small stations of a train route. The quota generally operates from originating station of a train route and only one Pooled Quota is there for entire run. The Pooled Quota is usually selected for the passengers travelling from the originating station to one or few stations short of the terminating station, or from a midway station to the terminating station, or between two stations coming midway of the entire route.


Remote Location Waiting List (RLWL): Remote Location Waiting List (RLWL) ticket is issued for the stations between the originating and terminating stations. Usually these are important towns or cities of that particular route. These tickets are given a separate priority and their confirmations will depend on the cancellations of a confirmed ticket. Remote location stations prepare their own chart 2-3 hours prior to the actual departure of train. There are less chances of confirmation for such waitlisted tickets.


Tatkal Quota Waiting List (TQWL): Tatkal Quota Waiting List (TQWL) was earlier CKWL. It is the waiting list tickets booked under Tatkal Quota. TQWL tickets directly get confirm and don’t go through RAC. However, GNWL is given priority over TQWL.