Free Press Journal
  • CR bags Super League crown

    Mumbai : Central Railway put up an impressive display and emerged champions by defeating Mumbai Customs by a tennis score 6-3 in the Super Division final of the MHAL League 2017-2018, at the Mahindra Stadium, Churchgate, on Monday evening.

  • Mumbai: 37 canines patrol stations on Central line

    Mumbai: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Central Railway has increased the presence of sniffer dogs at railway stations for the safety of passengers. RPF has at least 37 canines and they are housed at four kennels at Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Matunga and Kalyan.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway thrown out of gear after speeding express train mows down man

    Mumbai: The commuters of Central Railway line were left aghast when a person was mowed down – literally chopped into bits — by the speeding Pune-bound Pragati Express on Thursday evening. That was not all – the train could not budge an inch after the mishap. This, in turn, caused a major disruption for over one and a half hour, impacting local trains on the Central Railway.

  • Mumbai: Railways owes Rs 366 crore to BMC in water bills

    Mumbai: The Railways owes over Rs 366 crore to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) towards water supply bills, reply to an RTI query has revealed. While the Western Railway is yet to pay Rs 205.74 crore to the civic body till date from 2001, the Central Railway’s outstanding bill amount is Rs 161.04 crore during the same period.

  • Mumbai: 24 new trains ready to run by mid-2018 on Central line

    Mumbai: At least 24 additional trains with facilities like new ventilation and sliding doors would run on the Central line by mid-2018. One of these trains arrived in the city on Monday and has reached Vasind railway station which is situated between Khadavli and Asangoan station on the central line.

  • Mumbai: Woman tragically loses her life after falling from local train

    Mumbai: In a tragic news, a 26-year-old woman lost her life after falling from a crowded local train. The said incident happened when woman lost her balance from an overcrowded train between Bhandup and Kanjurmarg on Friday during rush hours. On Thursday regarding the similar incident, another women had been found unconscious at Mulund station, and was later also declared dead by doctors.

  • Mumbai: Railways changes local train schedule from November 1 onwards

    Mumbai: Commuters on both the Central and Western lines will have more local train services from November 1 onwards. This has been made possible as the railways have introduced additional services in its new timetable which will come from the same day. On the central line, at least 18 new local train services have been introduced in its new timetable.

  • Mumbai: Last Central Railway local from CSMT at 12:31 am won’t go beyond Kurla

    In a big blow to Central Railway commuters, CR has now come out with a last-minute change in the new time table which will come into effect from November 1. According to reports, the last train leaving CSMT at 12.31 am will only run up to Kurla. Earlier, this was supposed to be till Thane.

  • Mumbai: After 18 months, Matheran toy train is back on track

    Mumbai: The toy train, a big attraction for tourists visiting the picturesque Matheran hill station near here, has once again resumed its journey after being halted for over one year following a couple of mishaps. The services of the 110-year-old toy train, synonymous with the tourist spot located in the Western Ghats of the neighbouring Raigad district, were suspended in May last year following two incidents of derailments that month.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway to introduce 18 additional suburban services from November 1; new time table

    Central Railway will introduce 18 additional suburban services in its new mainline suburban time table w.e.f. 1.11.2017.
    *Salient Features:*
    Total services on main line will increase from 838 to 856 daily.
    25 new services will be introduced; 7 existing services will be cancelled for enhancement of corridor block.  Net increase of services 18
    *Total suburban services will

  • Mumbai: BMC and Railways join hands to remove hawkers

    Mumbai: The central railway signed has an in-principle approval with the civic body on Monday to coordinate in the process of removing hawkers who encroach on railway premises. The civic body has given instructions to their ward officers to remove the hawkers, who encroach on Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) areas.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway wants BMC help to improve infrastructure

    Mumbai: The central railway has requested the civic body on Monday to help in clearing drainage, on hawkers’ encroachment and proper disposal of garbage. These requests were made during a meeting conducted between senior central railway officials and civic body officials.

  • Mumbai: State Bank of India Foundation grants Rs 10 crore for CSMT restoration

    Mumbai: The central railways has received a financial grant worth Rs ten crore on Tuesday from a foundation for restoring the heritage building of Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT). The State Bank of India Foundation has partnered with the central railways over the period of at least five years for the conservation project. On Monday, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the central railways and State Bank of India Foundation for

  • Pallavi Vikamsey made last call to her friend: GRP

    Mumbai: 24-year-old Pallavi Vikamsey was found dead on the tracks between suburban Parel and Curry Road stations on October 4 and the last call she made was to her friend, a senior GRP official said on Wednesday, reports PTI. As per the CDR record, Pallavi made the last call of one second to a friend before the phone went off the radar at 6:21 PM, the official, attached to Government

  • Mumbai: Raj Thackeray’s rally over Elphinstone stampede, protest or just a political stunt?

    The master of comebacks, Raj Thackeray, has once again made a return, this time hitting out hard at newly friend-turned-foe Narendra Modi. On Wednesday, Raj Thackeray led a protest, ‘santap morcha’, from Metro Theatre to Churchgate station against railway administration, for the unfortunate event of Elphinstone stampede.