Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Mumbai: Western Railway develops cleaning system for train air handling units

    Mumbai: Western Railway has developed a dust collection system for the roof-mounted air handling units (AHUs) that pump fresh air into suburban train coaches, a senior official said Monday. The official said that portable vacuum cleaners used to suck dirt and grime out of these AHUs were not being able to do the job completely which in turn was affecting the ventilation inside coaches. “The dust collection system will clean the AHU of dust

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    Mumbai: UTS app on non-suburban stations from Sept 17

    Mumbai: Western Railway is geared to release the unreserved ticketing system (UTS) on mobile app for non suburban stations from September 17. Mobile ticketing is already available on WR’s suburban station. Recently, an awareness drive was conducted at 17 suburban stations to educate and convince passengers to switch over to non cash ticketing through mobile ticketing. The customer care utility has been installed and working at all divisions and the trained staff

  • Stinking railway station loos? WhatsApp your complaint

    Mumbai : Relief is in store for harried commuters. From October 2, they can use the WhatsApp number or the Twitter handle of Central and Western Railway, if they find a toilet unfit for use at railway stations. This move comes after Railways received several complaints about the deplorable state of toilets at stations.

  • Mumbai: Lower Parel to get new FOB likely to be completed by March 2019

    Good news for local train travellers, Lower Parel to get a new foot overbridge (FOB). The new FOB is scheduled to be completed before March 2019. According to The Hindu, the FOB is constructed by the Western Railway (WR) as a replacement for the existing one on the northern side of the station. The foundation is being laid on the northern edge of platform number 2 and 3.

  • Mumbai: WR demands Rs 2 crore from BMC for repair work Gokhale Bridge at Andheri

    Mumbai: The Western Railway has demanded approximately Rs two crore from the BMC for undertaking the repair work on the Gokhale Bridge at Andheri, which had caved in recently. This amount will go towards carrying out heavy repairs on the steel girder, pathway and the pre-stressed concrete on the bridge. The railway officials also said the contractors for the repair work will not be finalised unless the civic body coughs up the money,

  • 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.

  • Revealed! The cleanest railway station in Mumbai, and it’s not CSMT

    The railway ministry, yesterday, released the third party survey report on station cleanliness. Among the cleanliest railway station, Mumbai’s Bandra is the only railway station from Mumbai to make it to the top 10 list of ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat’ survey. The station has grabbed 7th position in the list among 407 in India. To note, in 2016 Bandra were at 60th spot and last year it

  • More than 10 train services on Western Railway were cancelled

    Mumbai: In order to meet their demands, the railway guards of suburban local refused to do overtime resulting which on Monday around 10 local train services were cancelled and many other delayed on Western Railway Union leader of railway guards said that despite having Crew Management  System the railway administration was forcing the Suburban Guards to sign on and sign off from manually.

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    Mumbai: WR provides damaged wheelchair to leg-fractured passenger at Bandra Terminus

    Mumbai: Promptly responding to a tweet by a passenger on the Saurashtra Mail, the Western Railway arranged a wheelchair for him before he arrived at Bandra Terminus at 5.45 am. The problem was — the wheelchair had a rope for a footrest. Jeet Mehta, who was travelling alone, had tweeted saying he had a fractured leg and what awaited him at the platform was a damaged wheelchair. With a valid ID, a

  • 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: Delisle bridge to be partially open to pedestrians from today

    Mumbai: Political parties vied with each other to take credit for the re-opening of Delisle bridge to pedestrians from Friday. There was a verbal altercation between the party workers of the Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and National Congress Party (NCP) before this ‘bridge’ was crossed.

  • Sachin Tendulkar will bat for Western Railway’s drive on trespassing, women’s safety

    Mumbai: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has become the face of the Western Railway’s campaign on checking trespassing, women’s safety and cleanliness. The Western Railway (WR) on Monday made an announcement in this regard. This comes weeks after the Central Railway roped in megastar Amitabh Bachchan as the face of its anti-trespassing campaign. Trespassing on railway tracks is a major cause of deaths on the Mumbai suburban rail network, considered the lifeline of

  • Western Railway asks Mumbai civic body to repair, re-construct 6 bridges

    Mumbai: Railway authorities have requested the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to repair or re-construct half a dozen road overbridges (ROBs), one of which is being closed for traffic from tomorrow. The request by the Western Railway (WR) comes in the wake of collapse of a portion of a ROB in suburban Andheri early this month. The incident had led the Railways to undertake a safety audit of bridges above its tracks with the help