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    Mumbai: WR, CR to completely manufacture AC local trains in India

    Soon, the Mumbai air-conditioned (AC) local trains will be completely made in India. The Railways under the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative will completely manufacture AC local trains within the country.

  • Central Railway to run special midnight suburban train for 5 days during Ganesh Utsav

    Mumbai: In order to clear the extra rush of passengers during Ganesh utsav for next five days, the Central Railway (CR) will run special midnight suburban train from September 18/19 to September 22/23. Kalyan-bound train will depart at 1. 30 hours from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) will arrive at 03.00 hours and it will stop at all stations. Passengers are requested to kindly note and avail the facility.

  • CR services disrupted for 2nd day in a row

    Mumbai : Local train services on the Central Railway (CR) were delayed for the second consecutive day, on Saturday. This time, the delay was caused by engine failure on a long-distance train. As a result, local train services between Badlapur and Ambernath railway stations were delayed for more than an hour.

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    Mumbai: Second ladies’ coach gets aquarium-themed interior

    Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) introduced its second redesigned ladies coach, the division has unveiled its next work of art — an ‘aquarium’ themed interior of a Mumbai local. The second coach was also painted at the Matunga workshop. “Matunga workshop has taken another step towards the improvement of passenger experience on Indian Railways,” CR said in a statement.

  • Stinking railway station loos? WhatsApp your complaint

    Mumbai : Relief is in store for harried commuters. From October 2, they can use the WhatsApp number or the Twitter handle of Central and Western Railway, if they find a toilet unfit for use at railway stations. This move comes after Railways received several complaints about the deplorable state of toilets at stations.

  • Maharashtra: Central Railway will run 48 festival special trains between Nanded and Panvel

    Mumbai: Central Railway will run 48 weekly special trains between Panvel, near here, and Hazur Sahib Nanded to clear extra rush of passengers during Durga Puja, Diwali and the winter season, a railway official said today. Issuing a press release, CR said that 07617 Hazur Sahib Nanded – Panvel special will leave Hazur Sahib Nanded at 5.30 pm every Saturday from September 1, 2018 to February 23, 2019 (except on Sept 8 and Sept

  • Mumbai: Man dies after falling off train at Kalwa station in mobile snatching incident; Watch

    Mumbai: A 19-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly snatching the mobile phone of a passenger travelling on a suburban local here leading to the latter falling off it and dying, railway police said today. The incident happened in the early hours of August 19 when Nashik-based medical professional Chetan Ahirrao (35) was standing on the footboard of a Central Railway local train while on his way to Diva station in neighbouring Thane

  • RPF personnel get pat for good work

    Mumbai: In a good display of alertness, the Railway Police Force (RPF) of Central Railway have arrested a robber, a drug addict and a helped a woman aboard a train to retrieve her gold mangalsutra. Mohamad Mujamil Anzar Shaikh (21) was arrested from Kurla railway station while he was trying to escape from the premises with a snatched Redmi Note 5 Pro worth Rs 22,000.

  • Mumbai: After CR motormen, now WR guards oppose working overtime

    After Central Railway (CR) motormen went on strike, now Western Railway (WR) Guards of local trains have been protesting over disputes with the rail administration. The Refusal of guards to work ‘overtime’ has resulted in the cancellation 35-40 local train services on the Western Railway.

  • Revealed! The cleanest railway station in Mumbai, and it’s not CSMT

    The railway ministry, yesterday, released the third party survey report on station cleanliness. Among the cleanliest railway station, Mumbai’s Bandra is the only railway station from Mumbai to make it to the top 10 list of ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat’ survey. The station has grabbed 7th position in the list among 407 in India. To note, in 2016 Bandra were at 60th spot and last year it

  • Mumbai: Restoration work of Mumbai’s CSMT, a Unesco heritage building, begins

    Mumbai: Artists skilled in stone carving have been roped in to restore the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai to its past glory, a Central Railway official said. The 130-year-old majestic building, a UNESCO recognised world heritage site, has been chosen among 10 places to be upgraded and restored under the government’s ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’.

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    Mumbai: 34-year-old loses life after falling off overcrowded train during motormen’s stir

    The Central Railway commuters faced inconveniences yesterday after motormen called for a protest which led to the cancellation of scores of trains. On Friday, it was just not about the inconvenience, as a 34-year-old lost his life after boarding an overcrowded train. He died after falling off a CST-bound train on Vashi creek bridge.

  • Mumbai: 150 Central Railway suburban trains cancelled due to motormen’s stir

    Mumbai: Suburban train services on Central, trans-Harbour and Harbour lines were badly hit on Friday, with more than 150 trains being cancelled and others being delayed by 20-30 minutes, following a protest by motormen on the issue of overtime and filling of vacancies.