Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Mumbai: Now commuters can buy AC local train tickets, passes through app

    Now commuters can buy AC local train tickets or passes from railway’s UTS application (app). This step was taken by Western Railway on Tuesday, for commuters ease. Railway had been working to incorporate this option of booking tickets through app since the launch of the AC local train.

  • Mumbai: Motorman fails to stop train at Umroli station; Western Railway replaces him

    Mumbai: More than 100 commuters waiting at Umroli station in Palghar were shocked to see the 69164 Up Dahanu-Panvel Multiple Electric Moving Unit (MEMU) which past their station around 6am on Monday morning without making its scheduled halt. A senior railway official said they have ordered an inquiry into the incident.

  • Mumbai Bandh: This is how much the Dalit protest cost the Railways

    On January 3, the maximum city was brought to its knees due to protests by the Dalit community over the Bhima-Koregoan violence in Pune. The protesters didn’t let public services like railways and buses to work, by staging rail roko and shutting down roads. Due to this, the railways suffered a revenue loss of Rs 6.11 crore due to acts of vandalism and disruption.

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    Mumbai: CR and WR to run special trains on New Year’s Eve

    Mumbai: Both Central Railway(CR) and Western Railway (WR) will run 12 special trains post-midnight on January 1 on the New Year’s Eve. Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relation Officer, Central Railway said, “Like every year, this year too there will be special trains on the Main and Harbour line so that people do not get stuck due to lack of public transport.”

  • Mumbai: Passengers still confused about AC local train tickets

    Mumbai: Despite getting a good response on the first day of the launch of India’s first AC local train, the confusion over tickets still persists. Since there is no separate booking counter for AC train, passengers who wanted AC train tickets were handed over normal tickets. Now, they have demanded better arrangements.

  • Indian Railways flags off first AC local train Mumbai commuters

    Mumbai: The Indian Railways on Monday flagged off the country’s first air-conditioned suburban local train for Mumbai commuters, 150 years after the first suburban local was hauled by a steam engine in 1867, officials said.

  • Mumbai: RPF to manage crowds in AC suburban trains

    Mumbai: The commuters travelling in the air-conditioned local train from Monday onwards will be safe thanks to the presence of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Western Railway. RPF officials will be posted in the train as well as railway stations on the western line. A senior official said it is the city’s first air-conditioned local train, a first for the entire country—which will start running from Monday. The inaugural AC rake

  • Mumbai: Fire in food stall at Bandra railway station; none hurt

    Mumbai: A fire broke out in an eatery at the Bandra railway station here in the wee hours today, an official said. No injury or casualty was reported in the mishap. At the time of the incident, there were very few passengers at the station, which is a heritage landmark. The blaze erupted around 4.25 am at the food stall on platform no. 4, a fire brigade official said.

  • Mumbai: RPF make women commuters queue up before boarding local trains

    Mumbai: The Western Railway (WR) has started deploying RPF personnel to make women passengers stand in queues before boarding suburban trains during evening peak hours. The move is aimed at facilitating smooth flow of commuters and avoid over-crowding while boarding suburban trains.

  • Mumbai: AC local trains still not up to the mark, doubts over weekend schedule

    Mumbai: In a news that would dampen the spirit of Mumbaikars, the first air-conditioned (AC) train, expected to run on the Western Railway from December 25, might face some issues during its initial run in the suburban section, said Western Railway Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Mukul Jain.

  • Punjab National Bank, Indian Oil smoothly march into semis

    Mumbai : Last year’s runners-up Punjab National Bank (PNB), Delhi and former champions Indian Oil also from Delhi, both recorded comprehensive victories to smoothly march into the semi-finals of the Union Bank of India-52ndBombay Gold Cup All India Hockey Tournament, played at the MHAL-Mahndra Stadium, Churchgate on Sunday.

  • ‘Significant’ drop in rail accidents in WR, only 3 in 9 months

    Mumbai: The Western Railway (WR) said today that enhanced safety measures, including work site inspections and training sessions for the staff on key issues, has led to a “significant” drop in train accidents across its six divisions.