Central Railway: News

14 May 2024


Video of near-stampede at Thane station amid duststorm goes viral

A severe storm that hit Mumbai on Monday led to significant delays in local train services and caused a near-stampede situation at Thane Railway Station.

23 Sep 2023

Vande Bharat Express

PM Modi to inaugurate 9 Vande Bharat trains on Sunday

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly flag off nine Vande Bharat Express trains on Sunday, including two services on the South Central Railway (SCR), two in West Bengal, and one each in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Odisha, and other states.

14 Mar 2023

Vande Bharat Express

Surekha Yadav, Asia's 1st female loco pilot, operates Vande Bharat

Asia's first female locomotive pilot Surekha Yadav has now become the first woman to operate the Vande Bharat Express.

01 Dec 2022

Indian Railways

Central Railways makes over Rs. 283 crore by selling scrap

The Central Railway announced on Thursday that it launched a "Zero Scrap Mission" to make all stations, depots, installations, sections, workshops, workplaces and sheds across all units completely scrap free by selling them.

14 Aug 2022


Central Railway wants to popularize vistadome coaches on Mumbai-Goa route

After receiving a positive response on the scenic Mumbai-Pune Western Ghats section, the Central Railway (CR) in Mumbai plans to expand the popularity of the broader view vistadome train coaches in the scenic Mumbai-Goa Konkan belt.

03 Apr 2022


10 coaches of LTT-Jaynagar Express derail near Nashik

At least ten coaches of the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Jaynagar Antyodaya Express (11061) Express train derailed on the downline between Lahavit and Devlali in Nashik, Maharashtra, on Sunday afternoon, ANI reported.

06 Jul 2021


Gas-tanker hits railway tracks suffering tire burst; major accident averted

An empty gas truck veered off from the Mumbai-Nashik National Highway after suffering a tire burst and came on the parallel railway tracks on Monday evening, forcing the suspension of traffic on the Kasara-Kalyan section which resulted in holding up of some long-distance and suburban trains for almost two hours, officials said.

09 Apr 2021


Avoid circulating fake videos of rush on trains: Central Railway

The Central Railway on Friday urged citizens to avoid sharing old and fake videos of rush on outstation trains, and instead follow COVID-19 appropriate behavior during travels.

01 Feb 2021


Mumbai suburban train services open for all after ten months

After 320 days, the railways permitted all members of the general public to travel in local trains in Mumbai from Monday morning, though for limited hours.

29 Jan 2021


Maharashtra government nod for resuming train services from February 1

The Maharashtra government on Friday approved the resumption of suburban train services in Mumbai for the general public from February 1, a state official said.

23 Sep 2020


Rains lash Mumbai, trains canceled, heavy water-logging reported

From Tuesday, Mumbai has been witnessing heavy downpour, which led to water-logging in various areas, directly having an impact on road and rail traffic. The rainfall would continue for another 24 hours, said reports.

04 Aug 2020


Mumbai rains: Red alert issued, trains affected, offices shut

Already battered by coronavirus pandemic, Mumbai on Tuesday woke up to severe water-logging and heavy rains, that threw normal life out of gear.

15 Jun 2020


Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff

Shut since March 23, two days before a nationwide lockdown was enforced to contain the transmission of coronavirus, some Mumbai local trains resumed services today, but only to ferry those involved in essential works.

27 Jul 2019


#MumbaiRains: All passengers rescued from Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express

The incessant rains in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra not just threw normal life out of gear, but also spelled insurmountable troubles for the 700 passengers who were aboard the Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express.

14 Jun 2019


Apart from on-board massage, Indian Railways offers these special facilities

In a bid to enhance passenger comfort, and to raise its own non-fare revenue, Indian Railways keeps coming up with new and innovative facilities and services.

28 Apr 2019


Woman delivers baby boy at 'One Rupee Clinic' in Thane

On Saturday, a 20-year-old woman, Pooja Chauhan, gave birth to a baby boy in 'One Rupee Clinic' at Thane railway station.

08 Apr 2019


2 held for travelling in train on fake disability certificate

Two persons were arrested for allegedly availing train travel concessions by submitting fake disability certificate in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said today.

15 Mar 2019


Soon, watch free movies and shows in Mumbai local trains

Mumbai local rail network is considered an essential lifeline of the city.

10 Mar 2019


Overwhelmed with response, CR thinking of increasing Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani frequency

Good response from passengers to the first Rajdhani train on Mumbai-Delhi route through the Central Zone has prompted authorities to think of increasing the frequency of this new bi-weekly train.

16 Feb 2019


Transplant liver rushed from Thane-Parel, this time via Mumbai local

In a first, a human organ was transported from one hospital to another via Mumbai local trains.

19 Jan 2019


New Rajdhani on Mumbai-Delhi route launched: Details here

On Saturday, the Indian Railways flagged off its latest Rajdhani Express, that will ply from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai to the Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi.

27 Dec 2018

Indian Railways

Railways develops AI-powered robot to help identify faults in trains

To eliminate human errors and improve the safety of trains, the Central Railways has developed an AI-powered robot that can take pictures and record videos of the undergears of trains to help engineers identify faults.

10 Dec 2018


Mumbai to Goa, Nagpur to get 50 winter special trains

Central Railway (CR) will run 50 winter special trains from Mumbai to Karmali, Nagpur, Ajni, and Thivim between December 17 and January 8 next year to clear passenger rush.

29 Nov 2018


Mumbai-Thane skywalk to benefit 25,000 commuters every day

If everything goes as planned, by next March, there will be a 605 meters long and 145 meters wide skywalk connecting Mumbai with its equally bustling neighbor, Thane, across a creek.

11 Nov 2018


Rs. 65,000cr set aside for Mumbai suburban rail revamp: Goyal

Up to Rs. 65,000 crore has been approved for a host of rail infrastructure projects on the suburban network in Mumbai and its surrounding areas, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

25 Oct 2018


Amitabh Bachchan appeals rail commuters to travel safe. Watch video

The Central Railway has roped in Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan to spread the message of safe train travel.

12 Oct 2018


Central Railway holds 1-day meet on Govt e-Marketplace

The Central Railway held a one-day meeting on the national mission on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to get more sellers and buyers on board, an official said today.

08 Oct 2018


Mumbai: Train hits dead end at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus platform

The engine of the Mumbai-bound Pawan Express hit the dead end of a platform at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai early today.

06 Oct 2018


Pune: Hoarding-frame collapses, man killed right after immersing wife's ashes

A 40-year-old man, who was returning home after immersing his wife's ashes, was among the four people killed when a hoarding in railway station premises fell on vehicles on the adjoining road in Pune today.

05 Oct 2018

Indian Railways

Indian Railways lost Rs. 4,000cr over stolen linen, bed sheets

Linen and other items worth Rs. 2.5cr were stolen by passengers in trains run by the Western Railway in the last fiscal, an official said.

07 Sep 2018


Mumbai: 17 killed in mishaps on WR, CR rail divisions

Seventeen persons were killed Thursday in separate mishaps on Mumbai's suburban network of Western and Central Railways, the railway police said.

02 Sep 2018


Mumbai: Safety on trains in your hands, courtesy an app

Come October, and the Central Railway (CR) will roll out a mobile application to cater to safety-related problems in the local or outstation trains.

02 Sep 2018


New vibrant, nature-themed look for Mumbai local coaches

After the Bihar-New Delhi Sampark Kranti Express, it's now the turn of the local trains in Mumbai to undergo a makeover.

30 Aug 2018


The Indian Railways offers these special facilities at its stations

The Indian Railways has come up with a number of at-station facilities to further ease the journey for its passengers.

07 Aug 2018


Received more 'good morning' forwards than complaints on helpline: Railways

A week ago, the Railways launched a number where people can send their complaints on WhatsApp.

02 Aug 2018


Mumbai: Vine snake rests around ceiling fan in Mumbai local

Passengers of a Mumbai suburban train were left shocked after they spotted a snake coiled around the ceiling fan of a first-class coach today morning.

24 Jul 2018


Lower Parel ROB closed: Chaos, crowd as common people inconvenienced

Agreeing to the suggestions put forth by an expert committee of IIT-Bombay, BMC and Western Railway, the pivotal Delise Bridge or Lower Parel ROB in Mumbai was closed down for repairs today morning.

10 Jul 2018


Mumbai rains Day-4: Dabbawalas cancel services, WR trains suspended

As heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai this morning, several services were suspended, including the city's famous dabba service and the AC locals.

09 Jul 2018


Heavy rains in Mumbai: Schools shut; trains and buses delayed

Torrential monsoon rains lashed Mumbai and its neighboring areas, flooding streets, rail-tracks and crippling life in the city.

09 Jul 2018


Mumbai rains Day-3: Schools closed, traffic hit, Vasai cut off

Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai and its nearby regions, forcing schools to shut down and hitting rail and road traffic.

07 Jul 2018


Maharashtra: Railways awaiting govt nod to act against plastic-ban violators

Over two weeks after the Central Railways (CR) and the Western Railways (WR) authorities requested the Maharashtra Environment Ministry to authorize them to act against the plastic ban violators and penalize them, they are still waiting for a response, an official said today.

04 Jul 2018


Mumbai: After Andheri-bridge collapse, cracks found on Grant-Road station bridge

Cracks were found on a bridge at the Grant Road station in south Mumbai, hours after an over-bridge collapsed at a railway station in suburban Andheri, the city's civic body said today.

25 Jun 2018


Torrential rainfall shatters Mumbai: Three deaths, traffic slowdown, train delays

Mumbai continues to reel under torrential rainfall, affecting local train services and causing heavy traffic gridlocks.

14 Jun 2018


Maharashtra students have a chapter on a railway-cop. Here's why

Maharashtra Board has dedicated a chapter to one 'Rekha Mishra.' Wondering why?

09 Jun 2018


Rains cripple Mumbai: Flights and trains delayed, water-logging, traffic jams

Heavy rainfall lashed Mumbai today, crippling normal life.

07 Jun 2018


Mumbai flooded after moderate rains, traffic and train services hit

Despite advanced warnings and so-called preparations by the BMC, Mumbai was flooded today after a few hours of rains, prompting the municipality to reach out to the Navy for help.

06 Jun 2018


Hospital train, Lifeline Express, arriving in Latur on June 15

The Lifeline Express, touted to be the world's first hospital train providing medical aid and relief to patients living in far-flung and inaccessible areas, is arriving in Maharashtra's Latur next week.

01 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

All the passenger-friendly changes Railways brought in May

The Indian Railways is on a mission to do the best it can. In just the last month, it has introduced a range of changes to make the whole experience smoother for passengers.

30 May 2018

Devendra Fadnavis

Amitabh to be the face of Central Railways' safety campaign

In a bid to spread awareness regarding the railway safety rules among the passengers, Central Railways has roped in Amitabh Bachchan to be the face of their campaign.

23 May 2018


Mumbai: Book local-train tickets via mobile app for 5% discount

In a bid to encourage commuters of Mumbai's suburban rail network to use UTS mobile ticketing app, the Railways has planned to give 5% discounts on tickets booked via their mobile app.

08 May 2018


125 new ATVMs in Western-Railways stations, relief for 36L commuters

Western Railway (WR) has decided to install 125 new ATVMs across its stations, which is set to bring a huge relief to smart-card holders.

05 May 2018

Indian Railways

Railways clocks abysmal punctuality figures, thanks to massive maintenance work

On one hand, Indian Railways registered one of its best safety records in decades. On the other, its performance in punctuality was abysmal.

05 May 2018


World's first 'ladies special train' by Western Railway completes 26-years

The first 'ladies special train' in the world, started between Churchgate and Borivali stations on the Western Railway (WR), will complete 26-years today.

30 Apr 2018


Central Railway to run summer special trains between Mumbai, Goa

The Central Railway (CR) has decided to run six additional summer special trains between Mumbai in Maharashtra and Karmali in Goa to clear the extra rush of passengers.

26 Apr 2018


Central Railway earns over Rs. 1 crore from film shoots

The Central Railway (CR) has earned over Rs. 1 crore in the last financial year 2017-18 by renting its various premises and rail coaches for film shootings, an official said on Wednesday.

10 Apr 2018

Indian Railways

Railways: Number of accident-casualties decrease 50%, lowest in 18 years

Days earlier, data showed that number of accidents in Indian Railways fell to two-digit figures for the first time in 35 years.

06 Apr 2018


Who delayed Mumbai trains? BJP workers, railway-officials blame each other

Several trains arrived late in Mumbai after BJP workers, being ferried in special services for the party's 38th Foundation Day rally at Bandra Kurla Complex, insisted on unscheduled halts en route, Western Railway (WR) officials said.

04 Apr 2018


Mumbai: 'Pay as you please' for free-urinals in suburban stations

The free urinals at the suburban railway stations in Mumbai will now have a drop-box at the exit where you can 'pay as you please' for the service.

01 Apr 2018


Fewer than 100 railway-accidents for first time in 35 years

Despite a series of fatal derailments in 2017, the Indian Railways has achieved one of its best safety records in decades this financial year.

20 Mar 2018


Mumbai: 11 cops injured in stone-pelting by students; 2 arrested

As many as 11 personnel of the Government Railway Police (GRP) and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) suffered injuries in stone pelting today by the agitating students demanding jobs in railways.

20 Mar 2018

Piyush Goyal

Mumbai: Students demanding jobs block railway tracks, commuters affected

Lakhs of commuters traveling between Matunga and Dadar stations faced severe difficulties as scores of agitated and protesting students demanded railway recruitment by blocking rail traffic during the peak hours on Tuesday.