What is the full form of ETA?

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    • Estimated Time of Arrival is the approximate time of arrival of someone. It is usually arrived at by taking an estimate of the average speed and the remaining distance. It is commonly used to denote the arrival time of vehicle in public transportation system like trains, ships, buses, airplanes, etc. It is also used to denote the transfer time for computer files.

      Thanks to our users Henna and Sharmila for starting a discussion on ETA. I am producing their query and response here verbatim.

      How is expected time of arrivals of train India decided?

      The expected time of arrival of trains in India is pre-decided by the Indian Railways and the information is easily available on the official website of Indian Railway. There are some other sites as well like: Erail (a site I frequently use) as well as India Rail Info.

      Additionally Indian Railways publishes a train information book that also provides information related to Train arrival time.

      The expected time of arrival is calculated based on the route a train is following and the kind of train (express, superfast, passenger, etc).

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Dear Sharmila,

The expected time of arrival of trains in India is pre decided by the Indian Railways and the information is easily available on its official website http://www.indianrail.gov.in. There are some other sites as well like: erail.in (a site i frequently use) as well as indiarailinfo.com.

Additionally Indian Railways publishes a train information book that also provides information related to Train arrival time.

The expected time of arrival is calculated based on the route a train is following and the kind of train (express, superfast, passenger, etc)

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