Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Churchgate-Virar journey to get quicker as trains increase their speed

    Mumbai: In a good news for the commuters, who use Churchgate-Virar local for travelling, following a yard remodelling and girder replacement, suburban trains on the Churchgate-Virar route – one of the busiest suburban railway routes in India – are likely to run faster.

  • Mumbai: Matunga becomes first station on WR to be operated only by women

    Mumbai: Matunga Road station will become the second suburban railway station in Mumbai and the first on the Western Railway (WR) to be operated only by women, starting March 8, which is International Women’s Day. A senior railway official said for the first time Shatabdi Express will have all-women ticket checking crew. The women staff will include the station manager, ticket-checking staff, announcers, point persons and personnel from the Railway Protection Force.

  • Indore: No new DEMU train for Mhow, Railway cites shortage of racks

    Indore: The Railways has once again failed commuters on Indore-Mhow section by refusing to change train timings. Officials have cited unavailability of DEMU racks and single track section between Indore and Ratlam as the reason.

  • Mumbai: Built by Indian Army, new Elphinstone road foot-over bridge opens for public today, read details here

    Months after the stampede at the Mumbai’s Elphinstone road station which killed 23 people, the station got its new foot-over bridge connecting Central railway’s Parel station on the East side and Phool Wali Gali outside the Elphinstone Road station on the West side. Thanking the Indian Army, the Western Railways tweeted, “73.1 m long & 3.65 m wide Elphinstone Road station FOB connecting Parel station, wch is built by @adgpi in record

  • Mumbai: Parel to have eight-hour block on Holi as work on FoB to continue

    In a news that would create ruckus for the railway commuters, around 200 men will be busy working on the foot over bridge at Elphinstone-Parel. The Western Railway (WR) is set to take an 8 hour block on March 3 and March 4 for connecting the FOB at Parel.

  • Mumbai: Five arrested in TV journalist Sudhir Shukla attack case

    Andheri GRP have arrest five men who attack a TV journalist inside an Andheri-bound local train from Mira Road. Reportedly, Andheri GRP had laid trap at Bandra station to nab the rowdy commuters. All are the residents of Nalasopara and Virar.

  • Mumbai: Western Railway commuters will soon be able to check train ETA on mobiles

    Mumbai: Soon Western Railway (WR) passengers will able to check the expected time of arrival (ETA) of local trains on their mobile phones. A senior official said they are upgrading their mobile app DISHA, which will give real time details of suburban trains. It was introduced in 2016.

  • LED screens at Churchgate station to create legal awareness among Mumbai’s commuters

    Mumbai: As a part of its pilot project, the Western Railway (WR) has tied up with KC Law college recently and installed two Light Emitting Diode (LED) screens at Churchgate station to create legal awareness among the railway commuters. The LED screen displays different laws and rights of Indian constitution as well as of railways in English, Hindi and Marathi.

  • Mumbai: Western Railway to undertake 5-hour weekday blocks; this is why

    Mumbai: In a news that would greatly harm and distress the commuters, the Western Railway (WR) will have weekday blocks this week as the Army is slated to occupy an emergency daytime slot to finish work on Elphinstone Bridge. The block is unusual as Western Railway is one of the most congested routes for commuting.

  • Mumbai: Western Railway widens FOB at Borivali station in ‘record time’ of two months

    Mumbai: The Western Railway (WR) made a record by widening the Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at suburban Borivali station in a time period of two months. “The days are gone when the various infrastructural projects of the Railways were often entangled in procedural hassles, due to which the work were been delayed and escalating the cost of the work,” said Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relation Officer, WR.

  • Mumbai: Iconic Churchgate station completes 148 years; all you need to know

    On Wednesday, Mumbai’s busiest station on Western Railway, Churchgate station celebrated its 148th anniversary. Churchgate which caters more 1.5 lakh commuters completed its 148 years, in January. The station was opened to the public through Bombay, Baroda and Central India (BB&CI).

  • Mumbai: Western Railway installs OCR kiosks at five stations

    Mumbai: In order to reduce queues at booking counters and ATVMS, the western railway has given a new gift to the commuters by installing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) kiosks at the five WR railway stations.