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Mumbai suburban train services open for all after ten months

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.

Maharashtra government nod for resuming train services from February 1

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

25 May 2020

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.

Mumbai Rains live updates: IMD issues orange alert

04 Sep 2019

Mumbai Rains live updates: IMD issues orange alert

Residents of Mumbai woke up to a wet morning on Wednesday, with heavy downpour during the night throwing normal life out of the gear.

Holiday declared for schools, colleges even as Mumbai rains halt

05 Aug 2019

Holiday declared for schools, colleges even as Mumbai rains halt

Even as Mumbaikars witnessed a respite from the torrential rains on Monday morning, schools and colleges were ordered shut in the city.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

2 held for travelling in train on fake disability certificate

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.

Soon, watch free movies and shows in Mumbai local trains

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.

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

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.

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

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.

New Rajdhani on Mumbai-Delhi route launched: Details here

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.

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

27 Dec 2018

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.

Mumbai to Goa, Nagpur to get 50 winter special trains

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.

Amitabh Bachchan appeals rail commuters to travel safe. Watch video

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Will serve only vegetarian food on October 2: Indian Railways

08 Sep 2018

Will serve only vegetarian food on October 2: Indian Railways

Do you love non-vegetarian food and are traveling by Indian Railways on October 2? If yes, then you might consider to cancel or reschedule your plan.

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

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.

New vibrant, nature-themed look for Mumbai local coaches

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.

The Indian Railways offers these special facilities at its stations

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

09 Jun 2018

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

Heavy rainfall lashed Mumbai today, crippling normal life.

'Extremely heavy rains' likely in Mumbai through the weekend

08 Jun 2018

'Extremely heavy rains' likely in Mumbai through the weekend

Relief isn't likely for rain-lashed Mumbai in the near future. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that the city will get 'extremely heavy rain' through the weekend, expected to last till Monday.

Mumbai flooded after moderate rains, traffic and train services hit

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.

All the passenger-friendly changes Railways brought in May

01 Jun 2018

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.

Amitabh to be the face of Central Railways' safety campaign

30 May 2018

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.

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

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.

Faulty signaling hits Mumbai train services during peak time

19 Mar 2018

Faulty signaling hits Mumbai train services during peak time

Already hit by the Ola-Uber drivers' strike, office goers in Mumbai had to face disturbance on Central Railways Harbour Line on Monday morning, adding to their blues.

Mumbai's Central Railway training its personnel for medical emergencies

08 Mar 2018

Mumbai's Central Railway training its personnel for medical emergencies

Medical emergencies on local trains are not rare events.

Suburban train services on Mumbai's Harbour line disrupted

01 Mar 2018

Suburban train services on Mumbai's Harbour line disrupted

Suburban rail services on the Harbour corridor between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station (CSMT) and Wadala Road stations were suspended on Thursday morning due to technical problems in the Over Head Equipment, causing inconvenience to thousands of passengers, said a report.

Central Railway headquarters to move out of Mumbai's iconic CST

03 Dec 2017

Central Railway headquarters to move out of Mumbai's iconic CST

The headquarters of Central Railway (CR) will soon move out of Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM), making way for a "world-class rail museum" to preserve the heritage site.

Mumbai: One rupee clinic at doorstep for senior citizens

15 Nov 2017

Mumbai: One rupee clinic at doorstep for senior citizens

Six months ago, Central Railway, along with an organization called 'Magicdil', had started 24X7 'One Rupee Clinics' at 14 stations, to support the commuters in the state of medical emergencies.

This new year, Mumbai to get its first AC local

26 Oct 2017

This new year, Mumbai to get its first AC local

This new year, Mumbai is going to get as a gift its first AC local train. They have already been "tried and tested", Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.