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  • Commuters fume as Western Railway cancels Chuchgate-Virar AC locals without notice

    MUMBAI: Commuters travelling on AC locals on western line were angry after WR cancelled the AC local train services without informing its commuters. Most of the passengers complained that they were not informed in advance about the cancellation due to which they had to face problem while travelling on non-AC locals as co-passengers did not let them to board the train.

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    Mumbai Rains: Stuck in local trains? Use these routes to walk and reach your destinations

    As Mumbai monsoon has commenced, the city is back to the phase of tackling the massive downpour. The major impact during this time is on Mumbai’s lifeline-local trains. Going by the spirit of the maximum city, its commuters refuse to stop by any means. Traveling can be one hell of a task during the rains, especially in the city like Mumbai. The preparations of the Railway officials may have not reached a

  • In order to train people on level crossing, Western Railway observes safety awareness week

    Mumbai: In order to bring awareness regarding safety at railway level crossings among the public, Western Railway observes safety awareness week from June 1 to 7, to mark the International Level Crossing (LC) Awareness Day on June 7, at all six divisions to educate people about the dangers of crossing unmanned railway level crossings without caution.

  • Western Railway drive to check passengers carrying excess luggage

    Mumbai: The Mumbai division of  Western Railway (WR), plans to conduct a 15-day drive to check rising instances of passengers carrying excess luggage in trains, especially in reserved coaches. The drive will start on June 8  and will go on until June 22 at all WR stations.

  • Western Railway’s women officials to meet travellers for safety suggestions

    Mumbai: Western Railway’s women officials on Monday began interactive sessions with women commuters to seek suggestions to improve safety and security, a senior Railway official said on Monday. The first session was held at Bandra station at 10am  on Monday. These sessions will be conducted over the next five days in major stations comprising Mumbai Central, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali and Virar, he added.

  • June 3: Mega block on Central and Western Railway

    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 Matunga-Thane down slow line from 11.20 am to 4.20 pm. Due to these blocks, suburban trains are likely to be more crowded than usual.

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    Western Railway sets up a biogas plant at Mumbai Central station

    Mumbai: The Western Railway (WR) has installed a biogas plant at Mumbai Central station that will convert organic waste into gas, which will then be used for cooking, a senior official has said. It is the first of its kind exercise by the Western Railway, the official said. “It is a matter of pride that we have set up a solid waste disposal and management system (biogas) at Mumbai Central outside the

  • Mumbai: E-catering starts at 23 major Western Railway stations

    MUMBAI: Western Railway (WR) on Tuesday launched the e-catering facility at 23 major stations on its network enabling passengers to order food of their choice from a wide range of restaurants and food chains while on move. “Our passengers can avail IRCTC’s e-catering services at 23 major stations of WR.

  • Western rolls past Freunds to win Mount Carmel women’s crown

    Mumbai : Riding on the combined efforts of Jaswinder Kaur and Rajuta Malik, a formidable Western Railway smoothly sailed to a fluent 6-1 win against a youthful Freunds Sports Club in the Women’s final of the Mount Carmel Invitation Floodlit Rink Hockey Tournament , organised by the Carmel Sports Committee, at the Mount Carmel Church compound.

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    Mumbai: CR commuters will soon be able to keep track of trains

    Mumbai: In order to provide smooth travelling to the commuters on the central line, soon the Central Railway is developing a mobile application ‘Where is My Train’ on which passengers can track timings of local trains along with estimated time of arrival. A senior railway official said the process of tender application will be done by next month. “This move of developing mobile applications for commuters was in their agenda. We were

  • Mumbai Local: Bug bites on Virar train leave commuters fuming

    Bhayandar: When Priti Thakur boarded the ladies compartment of a Virar-bound local train from Bandra at around 8:45 pm on Saturday, she was puzzled to find commuters preferring to stand rather than get seated on the row of seats which were lying empty.

  • Mumbai, Western Railway, Mumbai Local, BMC, avoid blame game, monsoon

    Mumbai: WR to record its cleaning activities to avoid blame game

    Mumbai: In order to avoid the blame game with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Western Railway is taking several measures including the cleaning up of culverts, de-silting and raising of tracks to run suburban train services uninterrupted during the monsoon.

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    Mumbai: 15-coach trains to ply on slow corridor between Andheri and Virar soon

    Mumbai: The railway authorities are trying all possible way to provide better mobility to commuters, the Western Railway has now planned to run 15-coach trains on the slow corridor between Andheri and Virar which will reduce the crowd compare to existing coaches.