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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.

  • 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.

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    Mumbai: Train delay on Wednesday caused by unit failure between Bhandup and Kanjurmarg, says CR

    Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) services were delayed by 30-40 minutes during Wednesday morning peak hours because of unit failure on a Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal (CSMT)-bound slow train, inconveniencing thousands of commuters, mostly officer-goers and students. “There was a minor technical glitch between Bhandup and Kanjurmarg on the Up fast line between 8.22 and 8.37 am. Few trains were delayed on the Up fast line due to this.

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    Mumbai Rains: Despite late local services, CR claims train running on time

    Mumbai: Torrential rains hit Mumbai for the fourth consecutive day, disrupting road and rail traffic. Suburban services on all three lines were affected by to waterlogging on the tracks, making office-goers late to work. Central and Harbour line services were badly hit by waterlogging on the tracks at Sion and Sandhurst Road stations. Suburban services on Central Railway line were running 30-40 minutes late. Trains between Kalyan and Thane were delayed by

  • News Alert! Technical problem on Central's Up slow line resolved, Traffic soon to be normalised: Central Railway

    Mumbai: Slow long-distance local trains cause delay on Central Railway

    Mumbai: Punctuality of long-distance trains dropped by nine per cent in June 2018 as compared to the corresponding period in June 2017, giving suburban commuters on the Central Railway (CR) grounds for complaint. When long-distance trains are delayed, it has a massive spillover effect on suburban train services, affecting punctuality at work and delaying the commute to home.

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    Mumbai: Central Railway plans to organise counselling session for motormen, loco pilots

    Mumbai: In order to teach motormen, Loco Pilots (LPs) and Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) on how to remain calm while driving local trains, the Central Railways (CR) has planned a counselling session, which is part of a special drive. This move comes after several instances of motormen jumping red signals stating that they were distracted or just weren’t paying attention.

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    Mumbai: CR opens rest house for cancer patients, kin at its Byculla’s Ambedkar hospital

    Mumbai: A rest house for cancer patients and their relatives has been refurbished and commissioned at Central Railways’ Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Railway Hospital at Byculla, officials said on Tuesday. The Cancer Patient and Relatives Rest House has dormitories for men and women patients besides 32 rooms for supervisors and relatives, said CR officials. It was inaugurated by CR general manager DK Sharma on Monday.

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    Mumbai: Railways approach corporates to improve amenities

    Mumbai: In a bid to improve the experience of passengers at all the suburban railway stations, the Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) called a meeting of corporate houses on May 10 to know their willingness to use Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds to improve passenger amenities.

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    Mumbai: CR services to be affected due to Sunday mega block

    Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) has planned mega block on main and harbour line for carrying out maintenance work on Sunday. The maintenance work will be carried out in Kalyan- Diva up fast line from 11.15 am to 4.15 pm. Due to these blocks, suburban trains are likely to be more crowded than usual.

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    Mumbai: CR restores old seating arrangement after getting feedback from commuters

    Mumbai: In order to restore the space which was created by removing the three seats close to compartment door, the Central Railway (CR) has decided to restore its experiment of modifying seating arrangements in suburban train compartments. This move comes after the commuters approached CR officials and asked them to reintroduce the seats in the compartments.

  • Mumbai: WR, CR to have train ticket details in Marathi from May 1

    The Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR), from May 1, will also issue tickets, which will contain information in Marathi. The tickets of both CR and WR currently contains information in English and Hindi. Sunil Udasi, chief public relations officer, CR told Hindustan Times, “Marathi, being the state language, occupies a special place. Incorporating it in UTS tickets will give it a wider audience, as it is the local language.”

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    Mumbai: Central Railway plans to ban use of plastic at railway stations

    Mumbai: In order to ban usage of plastic on the railway stations, the Central Railway (CR) authorities have planned to replace plastic glasses with the paper glasses in the suburban trains and station in the city. A senior railway official said this week they will be conducting a meeting to take a decision on the complete ban on usage on the railway station and its surroundings.

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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

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    Maharashtra: Railway personnel of CR to offer quick medical aid to commuters soon

    Mumbai: Soon the railway personnel of the Central Railways (CR) suburban network will have to undergo for basic medical treatment which will help them to give immediate medical treatment during golden hour. CR official said more than 1000 CR staff are posted at various suburban railway stations, and they all have already received training by the NDRF team. “The basic first aid treatment will help commuters during any medical emergency. We aim

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    Mumbai: Two fit CR passengers arrested for travelling on cancer patients quota

    Mumbai: Ticket agents have now found out a new idea of selling train tickets by using the reserved seats for cancer patients to provide fake tickets to the passengers who failed to book tickets on time. A senior railway officer said Kalyan police had arrested two passengers who bought tickets under the cancer victim’s concession quota of the Central Railway.