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Sweepers clean the platform on Sunday, a day before the resumption of local train services in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Limited local trains resume in Mumbai for essential staff, no night service: Read full details

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Approximately 1.25 lakh employees of essential services of state government are expected to commute by these special limited services.
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The train services on harbour line of Central Railway were disrupted for half an hour on Wednesday morning.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
The train services on harbour line of Central Railway were disrupted for half an hour on Wednesday morning.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)

Mumbai train catches fire as man throws bag at overhead cables, services hit

By Padmja Sinha | Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 11:47 AM IST
Owing to the delay, many passengers opted to avail the bus service from the nearby Vashi depot, while a few others chose to wait until the train services resumed.
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Harbour line of Central Railway provides suburban rail connectivity to Navi Mumbai, along with eastern and Western suburbs.(File photo for representation)
Harbour line of Central Railway provides suburban rail connectivity to Navi Mumbai, along with eastern and Western suburbs.(File photo for representation)

Mumbai local train derails near Mahim station, services affected

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 12:54 PM IST
According to railway officials, third coach from Bandra end has been derailed and soon they will start efforts to re-rail the coach and restore the traffic on the line.
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For the convenience of commuters, Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) will run 36 additional services this weekend and on September 12, the last day of Ganpati Visarjan.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
For the convenience of commuters, Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) will run 36 additional services this weekend and on September 12, the last day of Ganpati Visarjan.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

36 more services on CR, WR for Ganpati, no mega block

By Kailash Korde | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 01:46 AM IST
The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) will also operate 18 additional bus services during this time.
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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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CR had earlier written to the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, manufacturing AC trains for Mumbai, to consider the problem.(HT image)
CR had earlier written to the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, manufacturing AC trains for Mumbai, to consider the problem.(HT image)

Central Railway’s 1st AC train to run on Harbour line between CSMT and Goregaon?

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 06:32 AM IST
The height of British-era bridges on both Central and Harbour railway has been an issue for the operation of AC trains as the rakes are taller than regular suburban trains.
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The project will take four years to be implemented on all three suburban railway lines.(HT image)
The project will take four years to be implemented on all three suburban railway lines.(HT image)

With new tech, you may get more suburban trains during peak hours

By Aroosa Ahmed | MUMBAI
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 05:09 AM IST
CBTC is a railway signalling system, operating on telecommunications between track equipment and the train, which results in better management of rail traffic.
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Railway commuters were inconvenienced on Sunday owing to the derailment of a goods train at Thane railway station, technical glitch on a local train on the trans-harbour line and maintenance blocks on the western and harbour lines.(ANI (Representative Image))
Railway commuters were inconvenienced on Sunday owing to the derailment of a goods train at Thane railway station, technical glitch on a local train on the trans-harbour line and maintenance blocks on the western and harbour lines.(ANI (Representative Image))

Goods train derails near Thane; glitch, blocks add to chaos

By Aroosa Ahmed | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 01:50 AM IST
Two wagons of a goods train derailed ahead of platform no. seven at Thane railway station at 1.47am on Sunday. The seventh and eighth wagons were rerailed by 5am, following which the train was removed from the tracks.
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Commuters at Kurla and other railway stations on Central Railway were inconvenienced, owing to a mega block on the Harbour line, on Sunday.
Commuters at Kurla and other railway stations on Central Railway were inconvenienced, owing to a mega block on the Harbour line, on Sunday.

Two coaches of Vashi-bound train derail, trans-harbour services hit

By Padmja Sinha | Navi Mumbai, Navi Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 01:29 AM IST
To help stranded commuters, CR was making regular announcements and also refunding ticket money so passengers could use the same to travel on the harbour line.
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The lifelong guest(HT Illustrations by Shrikrishna Patakar, Rishikesh Gophane, Unnikrishnan AV)
The lifelong guest(HT Illustrations by Shrikrishna Patakar, Rishikesh Gophane, Unnikrishnan AV)

What’s your type? A look at the new kinds of buyers, brokers and developers

By Team HT Estates | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 07:00 AM IST
ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Meet the ‘everything’ developer, NRI tenant, Airbnb host... and more.
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Commuters on Central Railway have experienced a number of instances of stones being thrown at them(HT PHOTO)
Commuters on Central Railway have experienced a number of instances of stones being thrown at them(HT PHOTO)

Stones pelted on Mumbai’s Central Railway: Four commuters suffer injuries; GRP detains a suspect

By Megha Sood | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 01:02 AM IST
Four victims treated at Sion Hospital; cops check suspect’s criminal record
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Commuters travelling on Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) were hassled on Sunday as multiple suburban and outstation services were delayed by 15 to 30 minutes or cancelled owing to a mega block and technical snags.(HT PHOTO)
Commuters travelling on Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) were hassled on Sunday as multiple suburban and outstation services were delayed by 15 to 30 minutes or cancelled owing to a mega block and technical snags.(HT PHOTO)

Sunday spoiler: Mega block, tech snag lead to delays, cancellations on WR, CR

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 02:49 AM IST
On the CR’s main line, suburban services were hit owing to a mega block on the Kalyan-bound fast line between Matunga and Mulund stations, while on the harbour line, there was a block between Wadala Road and Mankhurd stations.
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Several passengers were stranded inside trains and on platforms due to the technical snag. Many were confused as there was no announcement about when the services would resume.(HT PHOTO)
Several passengers were stranded inside trains and on platforms due to the technical snag. Many were confused as there was no announcement about when the services would resume.(HT PHOTO)

In Mumbai, Harbour Line stalled as nylon belt snaps overhead wire

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 10:35 AM IST
After two hours, the Central Railway restored the power supply and resumed suburban services. The direct services between Navi Mumbai and CSMT were suspended when the overhead wire snapped.
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The services resumed at 5.38pm.(HT File)
The services resumed at 5.38pm.(HT File)

Overhead wire snag disrupts train services to Panvel on Harbour line

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 12:59 AM IST
According to the Central Railway, the disruption occurred after the overhead equipment wires between the Khandeshwar and Panvel railway stations snapped at 4pm
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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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BEST is going to operate these special buses at an interval of every 30 minute from Shivaji Park(HT FILE PHOTO)
BEST is going to operate these special buses at an interval of every 30 minute from Shivaji Park(HT FILE PHOTO)

Special bus and train services on Mahaparinirvan Divas in Mumbai

By Kailash Korde | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 12:38 AM IST
According to BEST officials, they will ply 60-70 buses everyday between December 6 to December 7
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Suburban services on the harbour and main line will remain cancelled between 10.30am and 4.30pm.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Suburban services on the harbour and main line will remain cancelled between 10.30am and 4.30pm.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Six-hour Mumbai Central Railway block from 10.30am today

By Kailash Korde | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 12:12 AM IST
Central Railway will run special services between Wadala Road and Panvel stations, and Wadala Road and Bandra/Goregaon stations, at intervals of 15 minutes.
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The initial trials of the AC locals were conducted on the CR route in 2016.(HT File)
The initial trials of the AC locals were conducted on the CR route in 2016.(HT File)

Cooler journey ahead for Mumbaiites: Gear up for CR’s first AC local in 2019

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 12:57 AM IST
The first train may be on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) -Kalyan route
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Local trains chug on the flooded railway tracks during rains at Parel, in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Local trains chug on the flooded railway tracks during rains at Parel, in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

Video of cloth tied around Mumbai’s fractured rail track goes viral, Railways says it was just a marker

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 12:45 PM IST
Railway officials clarified that the cloth tied on a rail track, between Mumbai’s Govandi and Mankhurd stations, was only meant to mark the point of fracture and not to bridge the crack.
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The report will feature the number of accidents and measures to curb these accidents.(HT FILE)
The report will feature the number of accidents and measures to curb these accidents.(HT FILE)

Thane commuters’ panel to survey, find causes of train accidents

By Priyanka Dhomse | Hindustan Times, Thane
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 12:46 AM IST
The committee will write to railway authority regarding the same and seek permission to carry out surveys at stations and accident spots in the presence of railway officials
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Seven new stations are set to be added to the Harbour Line(HT Photo)
Seven new stations are set to be added to the Harbour Line(HT Photo)

Don’t have enough manpower, will not guard new stations on Mumbai’s harbour line: GRP

By Debasish Panigrahi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 12:14 PM IST
It is estimated that they guard over 75-85 lakh commuters across 136 stations
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The train was taken to Bandra before being shifted to the yard.(Pic for representation)
The train was taken to Bandra before being shifted to the yard.(Pic for representation)

CR train gets wrong signal at Wadala, changes tracks with Western line

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2018 12:27 AM IST
Train was taken to King’s Circle station on harbour line of Western Railway, where the service was terminated
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A video grab of a funeral procession passing through Kurla station on Sunday. The video was uploaded on Twitter by a member of Rail Yatri Parishad.
A video grab of a funeral procession passing through Kurla station on Sunday. The video was uploaded on Twitter by a member of Rail Yatri Parishad.

Funeral processions pass through Kurla station in Mumbai for want of bridge

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 12:28 AM IST
Though there is a foot overbridge connecting Kurla’s western side to the east near the cemetery, it is on the southern side of the station. Mourners going towards the cemetery find the route too long.
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The Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation, which will execute the project, is in the final stages of drafting the proposal.(HT File)
The Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation, which will execute the project, is in the final stages of drafting the proposal.(HT File)

Railway infrastructure in Mumbai to get mega boost in December

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 11:35 AM IST
The Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation will submit proposal to Railway Board before final nod in August
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From October till date, 6,500 truckloads of garbage have been taken away.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
From October till date, 6,500 truckloads of garbage have been taken away.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s railway tracks get a clean sweep, but will they stay clean?

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Trash, equivalent to 6,500 dumper trucks, has been removed from the Central Railway’s main and harbour lines over the past six months
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After the function, Union railway minister Piyush Goyal also hopped on to the first local train that departed from Goregaon.(SATYABRATA TRIPATHY/HT)
After the function, Union railway minister Piyush Goyal also hopped on to the first local train that departed from Goregaon.(SATYABRATA TRIPATHY/HT)

After CSMT-Goregaon, railway minister wants Mumbai’s harbour line extended to Borivli

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 11:14 AM IST
Regular harbour line services to Goregaon will be operational from Sunday, April 1
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