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  • Mumbai: 5-hour mega block between Ambivali and Asangaon today on Central line

    Mumbai: The commuters on the Central line may face inconvenience today as the Central Railway has planned a mega block on both up and down lines between Ambivali and Asangaon for five hours. The block is supposed to facilitate the completion of the 3.759 meters wide Foot Over Bridge at Ambivali.  Two steel girders for construction of the bridge are to be launched by the Army. The Railways had told the Army to

  • Mumbai: Matunga station chugs into Limca Book of Records book for all-woman staff

    Mumbai: The Matunga suburban station on the Central Railway (CR) has found its way into the Limca Book of Records for having an all-woman staff, an official said today. The achievement comes six months after Matunga became the first railway station in the country to be run by an all-woman staff.

  • Mumbai Bandh: This is how much the Dalit protest cost the Railways

    On January 3, the maximum city was brought to its knees due to protests by the Dalit community over the Bhima-Koregoan violence in Pune. The protesters didn’t let public services like railways and buses to work, by staging rail roko and shutting down roads. Due to this, the railways suffered a revenue loss of Rs 6.11 crore due to acts of vandalism and disruption.

  • Mumbai: Harbour line services disrupted due to agitation across city

    Mumbai: The local train services on the central railway line came to a halt on Tuesday for over five hours. This was due to the violent protests erupted in several parts of Mumbai with people damaging a BEST bus, blocking roads and holding a rail roko on Tuesday.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway plans to deploy RPF personnel to ensure women queue up on local train platforms

    Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) plans to deploy Railway Police Force (RPF) personnel to make women passengers stand in queues before boarding suburban trains during peak hours. Railway authorities believe this move will benefit women commuters to board and disembark from the local train coaches and avoid the jostling and pushing in the ladies’ compartments of suburban local trains.

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    Mumbai: CR and WR to run special trains on New Year’s Eve

    Mumbai: Both Central Railway(CR) and Western Railway (WR) will run 12 special trains post-midnight on January 1 on the New Year’s Eve. Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relation Officer, Central Railway said, “Like every year, this year too there will be special trains on the Main and Harbour line so that people do not get stuck due to lack of public transport.”

  • Mumbai: Central Railway to start its second Bombardier rack on Tuesday

    Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) inducted its second Bombardier rake with a 6.03 am service from Vidyavihar to reach Kalyan at 7 am on Tuesday. “It will run a total of nine services each up and down on the first day,” said Sunil Udasi, chief public relations officer of CR.

  • Mumbai: Local train services at Belapur station suspended

    Commuters on Harbour line were disrupted on Tuesday after an overhead wire crasheed onto a train at Navi Mumbai’s Belapur station. Meanwhile, as of now, the local train services between CSMT to Belapur, Nerul and Panvel have been temporarily suspended, while trains for other destinations were running behind the scheduled time on Harbour Line. Thousands of commuters were stranded at different stations on Harbour Line due to the suspension

  • Central Railway to run 6 winter special trains to Nagpur, Karmali

    Mumbai: Central Railway will run six additional winter special trains from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) Mumbai to Nagpur, from Nagpur to Karmali and Karmali to CSMT to clear the extra rush of passengers during the winter season, it said today.

  • Travel Alert for Mumbaikars! Here’s why you should avoid using Harbour line this Christmas season

    While most of people are planning their holiday outings during this coming Christmas, the Central Railway has a surprise in store for its commuters. The Central Railway has planned four mega blocks on the Harbour line between December 22 and 25. This mega block is initiated by the Central Railway to undertake work on Belapur-Seawoods-Uran railway line.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway to get new winter time-table for better functioning

    Mumbai: Due to dense fog on the Northeast and Southeast sections, the Central Railway has changed the timings of early morning suburban trains coming from Kasara and Karjat towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from December 18. In order to counter the problem of fog, the CR has decided to advance the morning trains departure by 10-15 mins.