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After its initial shutdown in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the suburban train services have been partially resumed.(HT Photo)

Decision on Mumbai locals' resumption for all likely today: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 01:41 PM IST
Here is all you need to know about the timeline for resumption of the local trains in Mumbai.
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Representational image.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Representational image.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Maharashtra: Most commuters not allowed on suburban trains, ticketless travel on the rise

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:40 AM IST
In January, the Central Railways has booked 1,500 cases of ticketless commute every day. On Tuesday, 2,039 cases were registered
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Representational photo.(Praful Gangurde)
Representational photo.(Praful Gangurde)

Local train services on Thane-Vashi, Nerul-Thane route suspended

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 12:34 PM IST
The local train services were suspended at 10.05am owing to the entanglement of overhead wires at Koparkhairane railway station, and are yet to be restored
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Stickers remind people not to sit on particular seats to ensure social distancing on Mumbai locals.(Photo:Sourced)
Stickers remind people not to sit on particular seats to ensure social distancing on Mumbai locals.(Photo:Sourced)

Central Railways ensures social distancing is maintained on Mumbai locals

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 11:58 AM IST
Local train services resumed for people involved in essential service care on July 15. Specially-abled, cancer patients, lawyers, and women are also now allowed to travel by local trains
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An official from Mantralaya, the state secretariat, said the app would help passengers to book tickets and decide the time slot they wish to travel.(HT file)
An official from Mantralaya, the state secretariat, said the app would help passengers to book tickets and decide the time slot they wish to travel.(HT file)

Maharashtra plans app, colour coding to control crowd in local trains

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 12:57 PM IST
The state government, which had requested Western and Central Railways to allow all commuters, was in turn told by the rail authorities to use technology for crowd control
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Water logging at Parel. It was also reported from Hindmata, Gandhi Market, Sion Road 24, Malad Subway, Bandra Talkies, Old Khar, and Shastri Nagar, Goregaon.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Water logging at Parel. It was also reported from Hindmata, Gandhi Market, Sion Road 24, Malad Subway, Bandra Talkies, Old Khar, and Shastri Nagar, Goregaon.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

Water logging in Mumbai: BMC urges residents to stay home

By Eeshanpriya MS | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 10:22 AM IST
All four lines of Central Railways were stopped from 4.20 am due to water logging between Dadar and Kurla stations, and Masjid Bundar, according to BMC’s disaster management department
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Workers of essential services board the local train at Dadar in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)
Workers of essential services board the local train at Dadar in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)

Western Railways to increase Mumbai local train services from Monday

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:45 PM IST
The railways have been operating special suburban services for people engaged in essential and emergency services since mid-June.
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The image shows the passengers walking out of the station.(Twitter/@Central_Railway)
The image shows the passengers walking out of the station.(Twitter/@Central_Railway)

Passengers practice social distancing at CSMT railway station in Mumbai, Central Railways tweets video of new norm

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2020 12:24 PM IST
“Social Distancing. The new norm being followed by the #corona warriors while exiting CSMT today,” Central Railways tweeted.
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Motorwoman Manisha Mhaske Ghorpade with face shield and mask driving the local.(Twitter/@Central_Railway)
Motorwoman Manisha Mhaske Ghorpade with face shield and mask driving the local.(Twitter/@Central_Railway)

Central Railways’ shout out for motorwoman running Mumbai local

By Amrita Kohli | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 02:15 PM IST
Central Railways shared a tweet about motorwoman Manisha Mhaske Ghorpade.
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The Central Railways zone is paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by painting his picture on the diesel locomotives.(Indian Railways / Twitter)
The Central Railways zone is paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by painting his picture on the diesel locomotives.(Indian Railways / Twitter)

Indian Railways paints Mahatma Gandhi’s picture on locomotives to mark his 150th birth anniversary

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 01:56 PM IST
Till date, 15 locomotives, running on the Mumbai-Pune and Mumbai-Konkan route have been painted with the picture of Mahatma Gandhi.
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With bustling personal commitments and round-the-clock work life, it’s not too easy for people to keep on with the tradition and follow the celebrations, which then becomes a weekend affair.(HT image)
With bustling personal commitments and round-the-clock work life, it’s not too easy for people to keep on with the tradition and follow the celebrations, which then becomes a weekend affair.(HT image)

Hindustan Times brings the Ganesha Aarti to you

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 05:47 AM IST
Mumbaikars can now chant the Ganesh aarti with Hindustan Times ‘Aarti Madali’ and offer their prayers to Lord Ganesha during the auspicious period of the day, every day.
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Suburban services on the Central Railway (CR) resumed on Thursday morning, after being shut for more than 19 hours since Wednesday amid heavy showers.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Suburban services on the Central Railway (CR) resumed on Thursday morning, after being shut for more than 19 hours since Wednesday amid heavy showers.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Suburban services on Central Railways back on track after 19 hours

By Aroosa Ahmed | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 11:20 PM IST
The CR now plans to approach the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to propose the widening of Mithi river, which swelled to dangerous levels on Wednesday, flooding tracks between Kurla-Sion and Chunabhatti stations and crippling services for hours.
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A special train carrying five lakh litres of water reached Latur in Maharashtra on April 12, 2016.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
A special train carrying five lakh litres of water reached Latur in Maharashtra on April 12, 2016.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Railways wants Rs. 9.90 cr from Latur for water train during 2016 drought

By Abhay Khairnar and Shrinivas Deshpande | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 12:56 PM IST
Towards the end of July, 2016, Jaldoot Express had completed 100 trips to Latur, carrying potable water and coming as a saviour for the parched city.
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Central Railway resumed its local train services in Mumbai fully on Tuesday after more than 46 hours.(Bloomberg Photo)
Central Railway resumed its local train services in Mumbai fully on Tuesday after more than 46 hours.(Bloomberg Photo)

Mumbai’s suburban trains back on track after more than 46 hours

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 11:53 AM IST
Heavy rainfall on Saturday had washed tracks near Shelu railway station of the Central Railway which led to complete suspension of train services between Badlapur and Karjat railway stations.
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Mumbai Rains Highlights: Air force launches chopper to rescue 35 villagers in Thane

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 11:28 PM IST

Incessant rains has thrown Mumbai out of gear as waterlogged roads and cancelled trains have brought normal life to a halt. Flood alert has been issued in Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Badlapur. These areas are still recovering from the impact of the rains from the past week. Santa Cruz has already recorded 173 mm of rainfall overnight. Colaba has recorded over 100 mm of rainfall until now, according to Skymet Weather. Indian Meteorological Department has also said that isolated extremely heavy rainfall will batter Madhya Maharashtra. Waterlogged roads at Sion, Ghodbunder Road, Dombivli has affected residents. Central Railways has cancelled 8 trains and terminated three trains due to waterlogging, boulders on railways tracks and incessant rains. Catch all the major updates here: Follow highlights here:

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It took three engines to draw the Hussain Sagar Express back onto the right track (Representational image)(HT Photo)
It took three engines to draw the Hussain Sagar Express back onto the right track (Representational image)(HT Photo)

Hussain Express diverted on to the emergency line near Khandala

By Kailash Korde | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 11:21 PM IST
Following the incident, Central Railways suspended Nagnath station’s deputy station superintendent Dhrarasing Meena
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The sculptures around the ceiling have been painted in gold to resemble its original look.(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)
The sculptures around the ceiling have been painted in gold to resemble its original look.(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to be restored to its past glory

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 08:09 AM IST
The original colour of the ceiling was white and the colour of the sculptures was gold. Hence, the railways decided to paint them in their original colour. A portion of the glass-painted ceiling has been replaced with Burma teak wood, and painted white.
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Pune railway station.(HT/PHOTO)
Pune railway station.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune railway station drops to 25th spot from 9th on cleanliness front

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2019 04:37 PM IST
Central Railways officials, Pune division, justified the drop in ranking on the various ongoing infrastructure development projects such as construction of footover bridge (FOB) and installation of escalators
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Commuters faced a tough time on Harbour line of Central Railway on Thursday morning after an overhead wire snag stalled services between Mumbai’s Belapur and Panvel.(HT File Photo)
Commuters faced a tough time on Harbour line of Central Railway on Thursday morning after an overhead wire snag stalled services between Mumbai’s Belapur and Panvel.(HT File Photo)

Mumbai’s Harbour line services hit between Belapur and Panvel during peak hours

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 01:25 PM IST
Central Railway is running special services between Belapur and CSMT, as services beyond Belapur have been stopped.
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Work on the Parel terminus is already underway(HT Photo)
Work on the Parel terminus is already underway(HT Photo)

Train yourself, Parel set to be a terminus from March

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 12:31 AM IST
The Parel terminus is part of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP 2) and costs 51 crore
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The GRP has imposed a fine of ₹1 lakh or imprisonment up to two years on rule violators. Earlier the deterrent was just a fine of ₹500
The GRP has imposed a fine of ₹1 lakh or imprisonment up to two years on rule violators. Earlier the deterrent was just a fine of ₹500

Mumbai railway police to start campaign against illegal commuters on disabled coaches

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 12:00 AM IST
In March this year, as many as 1,548 able-bodied commuters were caught travelling in coaches reserved for the disabled
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