Mumbai Local Trains: News

21 May 2023


'Vande Metros' to replace Mumbai local trains soon: Report 

The local trains of Mumbai, Maharashtra, also known as "Mumbai locals," will soon be replaced with fast and modern trains.

05 Jul 2022


Mumbai: Yellow alert for heavy rain issued amid waterlogging

Several parts of Mumbai were submerged in water on Tuesday as heavy rains continued to lash the financial capital and its surrounding areas.

16 Aug 2021


Mumbai: Public gardens, beaches to remain open till 10 pm

All public gardens, playgrounds, chowpatties, and beaches in Mumbai will now remain open from 6 am to 10 pm as part of fresh relaxations in COVID-19 restrictions, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said on Monday.

14 Aug 2021


Mumbai local trains: Documents to be carried from tomorrow

Mumbai local trains are set to start running for fully vaccinated people from tomorrow, August 15.

10 Aug 2021


Mumbai: Stations to issue QR code-based passes for fully-vaccinated citizens

Arrangements will be made at 65 railway stations in Mumbai, where quick response or QR code-based passes will be issued to people who have taken both doses of COVID-19 vaccine and wish to travel in suburban local trains, city mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Tuesday.

09 Aug 2021


Fully-vaccinated Mumbaikars can travel in local trains from August 15

Fully vaccinated citizens of Mumbai can travel in local trains from August 15, but a gap of 14 days from the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine is necessary to avail the facility, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday.

09 Aug 2021


Mumbai local trains resume from August 15. Who can travel?

Mumbai's "lifeline" suburban train network is set to resume from August 15 (Independence Day), albeit on some conditions, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Sunday.

24 Feb 2021

Western Railway

Western Railway is facing a Rs. 5,000 crore loss: Details

The Western Railway is facing an annual revenue loss of about Rs. 5,000 crore due to the COVID-19 crisis which affected services and led to a drop in the number of train travelers, a senior official from Western Railway has said.

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.

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.

09 Nov 2018


Maharashtra: Traffic hit after two wagons of goods-train catches fire

Train traffic was hit in Maharashtra after two wagons of a goods train caught fire in Dahanu of Palghar district on Thursday night.

10 Oct 2018


Mumbai: IBM techie dies while boarding a local train

A software engineer, working with IBM, was crushed under a Mumbai local train after he lost his balance while boarding it.

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.

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.

31 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Man's suicide attempt on rail-track averted by commuters, jawan

A man, apparently troubled by some family problems, lied down on a railway track in Mumbai, allegedly to commit suicide, but his attempt was foiled by the alert commuters and a security force jawan.

13 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Woman slips while trying to board moving train, dies

A 50-year-old woman lost her life after she slipped into the gap between the train and a platform in Mumbai's Borivali station.

07 Jul 2018


Mumbai rains: Three dead, five missing, train services suspended

Three days after a pedestrian bridge collapsed in Andheri, heavy rains lashed parts of Mumbai again on Saturday, and resulted in the city's train service getting held-up during the showers.

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.

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.

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.

09 Feb 2018


Mumbai theft victim falls off train, loses fingers, foot crushed

A 23-year-old woman in Mumbai was severely injured when she fell off a moving train and was hit by another in a robbery bid.

03 Feb 2018


Mumbai local catches fire at Dadar station, no casualties reported

Thousands of Mumbai local train commuters had to face inconvenience as rail traffic was affected due to a major fire that broke out in one of the coaches of a local train at Dadar Railway Station on Friday.

24 Jan 2018


Railways to install 12 lakh CCTV cameras in 11,000 trains

The government is expected to set aside Rs. 3,000 crore in Budget 2018 for the Indian Railways for purchasing 12 lakh CCTV cameras to improve passenger security and provide a more secure travel experience.

24 Jan 2018


Mumbai: Railway introduces wireless device to issue AC train tickets

The Western Railway (WR) in Mumbai is planning to introduce new hand-held wireless devices for issuing tickets to passengers who have first-class tickets and want to travel by the air-conditioned train that runs between Churchgate and Virar.

17 Jan 2018


Mumbai: First-class passes now valid for AC local trains

Soon after India got its first air-conditioned local train in Mumbai in December 2017, the Western Railway has recently proposed to make the existing first-class passes of local train valid for the AC locals as well.

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.

16 Nov 2017


CCTV cameras, talk-back systems: Mumbai locals to get safer

Mumbai locals under the Western Railway (WR) might soon have close circuit television (CCTV) cameras and talk-back systems to ensure greater safety of the 3.5 million people who use it for daily commute.

08 Nov 2017


Mumbai to get its first AC local from January 1

The air-conditioned (AC) suburban train in Mumbai will run from January 1 as announced by Union railway minister Piyush Goyal.

23 Oct 2017


Rs. 10,000 reward for personnel who manually pushed stuck train

Four days ago, around 40 railway personnel posted at the Mumbai Central had to do something they probably weren't expecting: they had to manually push a 16-coach train that was stuck.

30 Sep 2017


Raj Thackeray: Unless Mumbai local fixed, no bullet train

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray threatened the government's ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train by saying that "until the present infrastructure of local railways is made better, not a single brick will be allowed to be placed for bullet train in Mumbai."

20 Sep 2017


Mumbai Rains: Flight operations, local train services badly hit

Torrential rains continued to batter Mumbai for the second day, severely affecting the flight operations, delaying the suburban rail services, and disrupting the road traffic.

04 Sep 2017


Woman pulled off train for resisting robber; gets run over

Sudhir Bansal, a 43-year-old woman, fell off a moving train and died as she tried to resist a robber from snatching her handbag at the door.

01 Sep 2017


Mumbai: Commuters stage "rail roko" protest at Vasind

Agitated that local train services on Mumbai's Titwala-Kasara route haven't resumed even three days after the Duronto Express derailment, commuters staged a "rail roko" protest at Vasind station.

26 Jul 2017


Railway ministry to launch single ticket system in Mumbai

In order to ease travelling for commuters and reduce losses, railway ministry will integrate ticketing system in next three years and kickstart it in Mumbai on pilot basis.

12 Jul 2017


19 Mumbai suburban railway stations get free Wi-Fi facility

Commuters can now browse the internet as 19 stations on Mumbai suburban rail network are provided with free Wi-Fi facility.

10 Jul 2017


Mumbai: Man masturbates at woman, official laughs off complaint

The Railway Police registered a complaint after a Bengaluru woman's Facebook post about a man masturbating at her on a local train went viral.

05 Jul 2017


Mumbai local train's status to be available on Google Maps

The Western Railways (WR) is going to approach Google to link trains with Google Maps which will enable commuters to check live status and position of local trains on the maps.

18 Jun 2017


BMC's plan to reduce flooding in Mumbai not even done by half

Drowning in the complaints about rains every year, Mumbai's BMC's ambitious projects that were planned after July 26, 2005 flood are not even halfway done.

25 May 2017


Mumbai- 1,300 BMC staff to lose jobs because of GST

With the implementation of GST, Octroi duties will be scrapped, which means those working in the Octroi department will lose their jobs.

19 May 2017


In a first, 200 electric taxis to run in Maharashtra

In a first in India, approximately 200 electric taxis will run in Maharashtra on 26th May.

24 Apr 2017


Mumbai: 1 arrested for attempting to derail local train

A 19-year-old named Deva Sukhlal Kaul was arrested for attempting to wreck a local train and has been sent to police custody till 27th April.