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  • 10 summer special trains will run between Mumbai, Varanasi

    Mumbai: The Central Railway will run 10 summer special trains on special charges between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Varanasi to clear the extra rush of passengers during summer 2018. The operations of these weekly trains will start from April 24, 2018, and continue till May 23, 2018.

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    Mumbai: CR transplants 100 trees affected by city development project

    Mumbai: On the occasion of the World Heritage Day, the Central Railway (CR) decided to transplant the trees which were been cut for the infrastructure projects in the city. A senior railway official said more than 100 trees have been transplanted at the entrance of the P D’ Mello road of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT). During inaugurating the heritage gully, the Central Railway was keen to take such affected plants and

  • Central Railway to re-introduce heritage steam engine for Matheran-Neral toy train

    Mumbai: In an order to attract more tourists and to make Matheran toy train service more popular, the Central Railway (CR) has planned to re-introduce the heritage steam engine. CR is conducting trials and will be holding a ceremonial run on April 14 between Aman Lodge and Matheran.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway to have 288 escalators for all stations

    Mumbai: In a bid to provide better facilities to the commuters, soon the Central Railway (CR) will be installing 288 escalators at all the railway stations. A senior railway official said they have identified 93 feasible locations for escalators on existing foot over bridges (FOBs) in the suburban section and have kept a target of installing 214 escalators by March 2019.

  • Mumbai Local Updates: Parel to get new platform for Kalyan-bound trains; WR to run AC locals on Saturdays

    There are some surprises in store for commuters of Central and Western Railways. Almost after six months of stampede at Elphinstone station, the Central Railway has now decided to decide to split the crowd on the existing Parel platform by almost 50 percent. Even Western Railway commuters have a surprise AS the WR has planned to run AC locals on Saturdays as well in next one month.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway calls for tenders to repair one of India’s oldest rail tunnels

    Mumbai: Nearly two years of the Parsik tunnel issue, the Central railway as for the first time has invited tenders for the repair work of tunnel to ensure the safety of passengers. A senior railway official said it is necessary to repair the tunnel as it has not only resulted in slowing down the train speed between Thane and Kalyan but also results in water splashing on commuters travelling in trains.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway gives go ahead to East-West corridor

    In a major boost to city’s infrastructure, MMRDA’s Rs 155.70 crore elevated corridor project connecting the western suburbs with the east just cleared a major hurdle: the Central Railway has granted permission to construction over its harbour and central corridor.

  • CR achieves record freight loading in 2017-18

    Central Railway Nagpur Division achieved the highest incremental loading of any division on Indian Railways over target in the financial year 2017-18.  It achieved +5.5 million tonnes incremental loading. Central Railway’s freight loading of 61.15 million tonnes in the financial year 2017-18 is 3.15 million tonnes above target (5.4 %)and 7.4 million tonnes more than last year(which is 13.8%). It loaded 7,778 rakes in 2017-18 as against 6,155 rakes last year(26.4%); Record

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    Job-seekers ‘surgical strike’ on Central Railway paralyses Mumbai

    Mumbai: A few hundred railway job-seekers caught Central Railway (CR) by surprise, resulting in a virtual paralysis of Mumbai’s lifeline, the suburban train service, for over three hours here on Tuesday morning. The agitation also turned violent as some protesters pelted stones, leading to a police baton charge to disperse them.

  • Mumbai Rail Roko Updates: Students’ protest called off; 2 alleged accused arrested

    Mumbai: Scores of agitated students demanding jobs in railways today blocked rail traffic, including suburban services between Matunga and Dadar stations, causing difficulties to lakhs of commuters, a Central Railway official said. The students blocked the rail track at 7 am in the morning, forcing railway to stop the suburban as well as express train in the affected section between Matunga and CSMT. The protestors who have passed the Railway act apprentice exam are demanding removal

  • Mumbai Rail Roko Protest: Students are protesting on tracks; read to know why and what are their demands

    Mumbai: Apprentice student had blocked the rail track around 7 am between Matunga and Dadar station forcing trains to stop on Tuesday at Central Railways in Mumbai. Entire four lines (Fast and slow tracks) were affected between Matunga and CSMT. Students were shouting slogans against railways, held placard in their hands demanding one-time settlement from GM quota and said that they demand jobs from government. According to latest report, the protest has

  • Mumbai: Central Railway services affected between Matunga and CSMT due to student protests

    Mumbai: Scores of agitated students demanding jobs in railways today blocked rail traffic, including suburban services between Matunga and Dadar stations, causing difficulties to lakhs of commuters, a Central Railway official said. The students blocked the rail track at 7 am in the morning, forcing railway to stop the suburban as well as express train in the affected section between Matunga and CSMT. Entire four lines are affected between Matunga and CSMT.

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    Mumbai likely to get 72 partially AC locals by end of the year

    Mumbai: Good news for commuters travelling on the Central Railway (CR) trains. The railway ministry has planned to introduce 72 partially air-condition coaches on the suburban railway by this year. According to the proposal, two coaches of the Bombardier-manufactured trains would be replaced with air-conditioned ones.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway puts on hold its plans of shifting its office

    The Central Railway has puts on hold its plans of shifting its office from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT). Earlier, Central Railways had plans of moving out its CSMT headquarters to P D’mello Road. “We are still scouting for space for shifting the office; in the first phase, we are restoring the heritage building, and gradually, as the work starts, our shifting shall begin,” CR General Manager DK Sharma told DNA.