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Coach of moving train gets detached in Mumbai, traffic hit

11 Feb 2021

Coach of moving train gets detached in Mumbai, traffic hit

A coach of the speeding Bandra Terminus-Ramnagar Express got detached from the train near Jogeshwari station on Thursday morning, delaying local and long-distance trains on the western line during peak hours. "No passenger was injured in the incident," officials said.

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.

23 May 2020

UP-bound Shramik train carrying migrants ends up in Odisha

A Shramik Special train ferrying passengers from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh landed up in Odisha on Friday, leaving passengers confused.

20 Jun 2019

Railways: How to book an entire train or train coach

In a bid to facilitate bulk bookings, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility of booking an entire train or train coach to its passengers.

13 Jun 2019

Cyclone Vayu changes course, won't hit Gujarat: Check updates here

Gujarat is bracing itself for Cyclone Vayu, which has now been categorized as 'very severe'.

15 Mar 2019

Bridge collapses, potholes and fires: Mumbai's infrastructure is crumbling

A normal evening turned tragic on Thursday after a portion of a bridge near CST in Mumbai collapsed, killing six people.

04 Mar 2019

Railway coach burnt to recreate Godhra incident for Modi's biopic

On Sunday morning, a railway coach was set on fire in Vadodara to recreate 2002's Godhra train burning incident for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic, reports IE.

20 Feb 2019

'Tera Time Aayega': Western Railways does a Gully Boy-inspired rap

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's Gully Boy has been getting rave reviews since its release and has got everyone trying their hand at rapping.

26 Dec 2018

Good news for railway passengers, pod-hotel coming up near Mumbai-Central

In a bid to provide passengers the best lodging comfort, Indian Railways-owned IRCTC is planning to build a pod hotel near Mumbai Central station.

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.

05 Oct 2018

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.

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.

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.

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.

26 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Rail worker dies on track, union cries foul

A worker on duty near railway tracks in Mumbai died, with a rail union alleging that he was hit by a commuter, a charge denied by the police.

22 Jul 2018

Delhi-Mumbai special-Rajdhani unable to maintain punctuality; run-time to be increased

Unable to maintain punctuality of Bandra Terminus-Hazrat Nizamuddin special Rajdhani introduced as a faster and cheaper premium option, Indian Railways is mulling increase in its run-time by an hour to make it stick to the schedule.

10 Jul 2018

Punjab: Women's T20 captain loses DSP post over fake degree

The Punjab government has landed in a major embarrassment: an Arjuna awardee, whom CM Amarinder Singh chose for appointment as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), has been found to possess a fake graduation degree.

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

Andheri Bridge collapse: Who's at fault- BMC or Western Railways?

On Tuesday, Mumbai woke up to an overbridge collapse in Andheri which left five injured.

27 Jun 2018

Western-Railway sees 220% rise in sale of mobile-tickets after campaign

The Western Railway today said it has witnessed a 220% rise in the sale of train tickets booked through UTS mobile ticketing application after a 10-day-long awareness drive held recently to promote the use of this app.

22 Jun 2018

AC stops working in Mumbai-local-train, commuters bring train to halt

Some commuters traveling by Mumbai's suburban AC train pulled the chain of Virar-Churchgate train on Friday, bringing the local to a halt at Andheri station after finding that the air-conditioning was not functioning.

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.

04 May 2018

Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani to have engines at both ends

For the first time in the Indian Railways, a passenger train - the Mumbai-Delhi Special Rajdhani - will have an engine at the front and at the rear, to save travel time.

26 Apr 2018

Mumbai: Porters crushed by train didn't hear warning-horn, say police

Two porters, who were mowed down by a Mumbai local train on Tuesday while trying to clear the body of a 66-year-old man off the tracks, couldn't hear the repeated honks blown by the Virar-bound train motorman, cops said today.

16 Apr 2018

After plastic ban, Mumbai to get 500 plastic bottle-crushing machines

To help citizens adapt to the recent plastic ban, BMC plans to install around 500 plastic bottle-crushing machines, which will be funded by corporates through CSR.

09 Apr 2018

You can book the entire Heritage Steam Voyage,and other trains!

If you are looking to tour the Mettupalayam-Coonoor region with a large group, maybe for a wedding, a formal get-together or just a pleasure trip, the Indian Railways offers a vintage option.

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.

28 Mar 2018

Mumbai iPhone users, download app, book local train tickets

iPhone owners of Mumbai, rejoice! You can now book tickets on your mobile to avail local trains of the city's suburban network.

08 Mar 2018

Mumbai's Central Railway training its personnel for medical emergencies

Medical emergencies on local trains are not rare events.

06 Mar 2018

Mumbai's first AC train goes lime, but only for ladies

Psychologists say color plays an important part in influencing our psyche. That's why restaurants have red walls, as red apparently increases hunger.

25 Feb 2018

Soon, all-women TTE crew on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi!

The Railways is taking major strides towards women empowerment. Recently, it launched all-women crews at Mumbai's Matunga and Jaipur's Gandhinagar railway stations.

02 Feb 2018

Mumbai stations, that receive over 25,000 footfall, to get escalators

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday, during his budget speech, announced that almost all Mumbai Region stations that exceed footfall of more than 25,000 will soon get escalators.

25 Dec 2017

Mumbai's first AC local train makes maiden journey

Mumbai's first air-conditioned local train made a historical maiden journey this morning from Borivali station to Churchgate station.

04 Nov 2017

Indian-Railways goes green! Disposable eco-friendly towels, pillow-covers for Rajdhani Express

Passengers traveling on the newly-launched third Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express can say goodbye to dirty hand towels, and pillow covers provided on trains.

11 Oct 2017

Rain and rumors, not officials, responsible for Elphinstone stampede: Railways

A report by the Railways has given a clean chit to its officials in Mumbai's Elphinstone stampede case. It has instead blamed rains and rumors.

05 Oct 2017

At MNS rally, Raj Thackeray attacks Modi on all fronts

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray took out a procession to the Western Railways headquarters at Churchgate, Mumbai to protest the stampede that occurred on the foot-over bridge of Elphinstone station claiming 23 lives.

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