Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: WR to introduce nine more AC locals in January 2019

    Mumbai: Next summer, Mumbaikars can expect a cool and comfortable commute, with Western Railway planning to introduce nine more air-conditioned local trains by March 2019. One of these AC locals is likely to be a New Year gift.

  • Mumbai Metro I to add 44 off-peak services on weekdays

    Mumbai: In view of the ongoing festival season, the Reliance Infrastructure Ltd’s Mumbai Metro One will augment services by 44 daily on weekdays, an official spokesperson said here on Thursday. From the existing 396, the services will now go up to 440 during the off-peak hours while cutting down the waiting time for a train from eight to five minutes.

  • Mumbai: Rapid action by RPF helps commuter get back forgotten bag

    Mumbai: A commuter who accidentally left behind a bag on the Avantika Express on Monday, was able to get it back in one hour, courtesy the Railway Police Force (RPF) of Western Railway. Rohit Rathi, 28, on Monday morning, accidentally left a bag in a three-tier coach of the Avantika Express.

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    Bharat Bandh: Congress stage ‘rail-roko’ agitation in Mumbai

    Mumbai: As petrol prices on Monday shot up to Rs 89.97 in Maharashtra’s Parbhani – the highest in India – the Opposition Congress staged a ‘rail-roko’ agitation here as part of the party-sponsored nationwide shutdown to protest rising fuel prices.

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    Mumbai: 17 dead in different incidents in a day on Western and Central line

    Thane: Seventeen persons were killed Thursday in separate mishaps on the suburban network of Western and Central Railways, the railway police said. The Kalyan and Vasai railway police station area saw the maximum of three deaths each, officials informed. “Of the three deaths that occurred in the jurisdiction of Kalyan railway police station, two were track deaths that took place at Asangaon and between Shahad and Kasara. The deceased were 35 and 45 years

  • Mumbai: Western Railway completes Udhana-Jalgaon double line project 

    Mumbai: The Western Railway (WR) has completed the Udhana-Jalgaon double line project which was sanctioned in the Railway Budget of 2009. The 305-km-long project, linking Udhana in Surat district of Gujarat to Jalgaon district in North Maharashtra, entailed a cost of Rs 2446.85 crore and will provide a fillip to growth in areas falling under this rail section, an official said.

  • Mumbai: Railway worker dies on tracks; union alleges commuter’s role, cops deny

    Mumbai: A railway worker on duty near tracks in Mumbai died, with a rail union alleging that he was hit by a train commuter, a charge denied by the police. Shravan Sanap (46) was on track maintenance duty yesterday between Mahalaxmi and Lower Parel stations along with seven other workers when the incident occurred.

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    Mumbai Rains: Bombay HC slams Railways over services being stopped because of flooding on tracks

    Mumbai: Taking note of Mumbaikars’ continuous ‘suffering’ owing to the suspension of train services because of waterlogging, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday rapped the Railways for ‘not doing anything’ to avert total halt of local rail services during monsoon. The HC, accordingly, gave an interesting suggestion of ‘elevating’ the railway tracks to ensure they do not submerge.

  • Mumbai Railways: Harbour line trains to start from Goregaon today

    Mumbai: Passengers facing hardships of travelling from Goregaon to Andheri station to catch a Harbour line train can heave a sigh of relief. Today, March 29, CM Devendra Fadnavis along with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal will inaugurate the harbour line starting from Goregaon.

  • 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: Alert motormen save 2000 lives on CSMT- bound train

    Mumbai: The presence of mind of two motormen helped avert an accident on the Harbour Line and save the lives of at least two thousand commuters travelling on a CSMT- bound train. The incident took place at 7:30 am when M D Naik, the motorman of a Panvel-bound train, flashed his lights and signaled to the motorman of an adjacent train that he had spotted three poles lying on the tracks near Masjid

  • 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: Audit team by Western Railways has recommended decongestion of railway stations

    New Delhi: The audit team appointed by the Western Railways has recommended decongestion of railway stations, which includes primarily constructing new Foot-Over Bridges (FOBs), plugging unused entry/ exit points and constructing boundary walls around railway stations. This is the finding of a team of 5-member disciplinary team constituted by the railways after the stampede at Elphinstone Road overbridge on September 29, which killed 23 persons.

  • Mumbai: Rail vendors overcharge for water and snacks at stalls

    Mumbai: The department of legal metrology on Monday registered cases against the stall vendors at railway stations on the western line for overcharging of bottled drinking water and soft drinks. At least seven cases were registered during a joint raid conducted by the department of legal metrology and Government Railway Police (GRP) of western line.

  • Mumbai: Soon, multi-purpose stalls on Railway’s Western line platforms

    Mumbai: Western Railways plans to relocate the stalls on the platforms and construct a single stall which will sell multiple items including eatables, drinking water and newspapers. This move is part of crowd control and management after the horrific stampede at Elphinstone Road station on September 29.