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The accident took place Thursday evening near Jamalpur railway crossing in the rural segment of Haridwar.(Representational image/Getty Images)

Train on high-speed trial run crushes four people near Haridwar

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:35 AM IST
The train was on a trial run at 100 kmph to test the newly laid Haridwar-Laksar double line track.
The prospect of a long-distance train ride in a mask is less than attractive, but the promise of a vaccine gives some hope(Parth Garg)
The prospect of a long-distance train ride in a mask is less than attractive, but the promise of a vaccine gives some hope(Parth Garg)

Humour: Train of thought

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:57 PM IST
It’s now been long enough for even the rail clichés to be missed
Currently only certain categories of commuters, including those providing essential services, can travel by local trains in the Mumbai region after obtaining a special pass, in view of the coronavirus pandemic.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Currently only certain categories of commuters, including those providing essential services, can travel by local trains in the Mumbai region after obtaining a special pass, in view of the coronavirus pandemic.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mumbai: Passengers with tickets for long-distance train can travel by locals

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 11:37 AM IST
On December 15, the Maharashtra Government had proposed to the railways that outstation train passengers be allowed to travel on suburban locals.
Dense fog enveloped parts of Delhi on Sunday morning(Livemint)
Dense fog enveloped parts of Delhi on Sunday morning(Livemint)

Dense fog engulfs Delhi, Skymet warns of flight disruptions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:58 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also warned of very dense fog in isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, Uattarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and New Delhi.
Many trains were cancelled and timings for a few changed till January 1, Indian Railways announced.(Sameer Sehgal/Representational Photo)
Many trains were cancelled and timings for a few changed till January 1, Indian Railways announced.(Sameer Sehgal/Representational Photo)

Fog disrupts train schedules, many cancelled till Jan 31. Full list here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 02:43 PM IST
“Keeping in mind the convenience of passengers, several trains have been cancelled from December 16 to January 1,” North eastern railway CPRO Pankaj Kumar said.
Ambala divisional railway manager GM Singh said that farmers continue to protest at Jandiala Guru in Amritsar district so the railway authorities have to plan routes of various trains accordingly.(HT file photo)
Ambala divisional railway manager GM Singh said that farmers continue to protest at Jandiala Guru in Amritsar district so the railway authorities have to plan routes of various trains accordingly.(HT file photo)

Northern Railway cancels six trains due to farmers’ protest in Amritsar

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 12:09 PM IST
Several trains terminated before than their destination to ensure safety of railway property
The boy and his friends were taking pictures of trains from railway tracks.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
The boy and his friends were taking pictures of trains from railway tracks.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

Teenager in Bhopal run over by train while taking pictures

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 12:21 PM IST
Police said the deceased with his new friends went to a nearby railway track in Shahpura area to click pictures to upload on social media.
The local train services under the jurisdiction of the Eastern and the South Eastern Railways have resumed. They were suspended in March as the nation went into a lockdown with the detection of Covid-19 cases(PTI)
The local train services under the jurisdiction of the Eastern and the South Eastern Railways have resumed. They were suspended in March as the nation went into a lockdown with the detection of Covid-19 cases(PTI)

West Bengal: Covid-19 norms flouted on local trains

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 03:54 PM IST
Doctors said that such violations are ideal for the spread of the virus, diminishing the gains made over the past few weeks in the fight against the contagion.
The RPF team will collect the seat numbers of the ladies and convey them to stoppages en-route.(Praful Gangurde)
The RPF team will collect the seat numbers of the ladies and convey them to stoppages en-route.(Praful Gangurde)

Railway Police Force launches ‘Meri Saheli’ for security of women in trains

Bengaluru | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 05:52 AM IST
The platform duty RPF personnel at the stopping stations en-route will keep watch over the concerned coaches and berths and if the need arises, they will interact with the lady passengers.
Farmers protesting on tractors along railway line during the ongoing 'Rail Roko' or 'Stop the Trains' protest against the new agriculture laws in Amritsar earlier this week.(HT Photo)
Farmers protesting on tractors along railway line during the ongoing 'Rail Roko' or 'Stop the Trains' protest against the new agriculture laws in Amritsar earlier this week.(HT Photo)

Minister urges opposition to let trains carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims pass during Navratri

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 08:39 AM IST
Farmers have blocked railway tracks in Punjab in protest against the farm laws recently passed by the Parliament.
At present, a total of 666 mail and express trains are running while all regular trains have been suspended indefinitely in view of the pandemic.(HT Photo)
At present, a total of 666 mail and express trains are running while all regular trains have been suspended indefinitely in view of the pandemic.(HT Photo)

Railways to run 392 ‘Festive special’ trains from October 20: Full list here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 07:47 PM IST
In the order issued by the ministry, the Railway Board said these festival special trains will be operated at a speed of 55 kmph. The schedule and booking of the trains will be finalised by the railway zones.
Indian Railways(HT File)
Indian Railways(HT File)

UPSC Prelims 2020: Special trains to run in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh for civil services candidates

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2020 08:50 AM IST
To facilitate candidates of civil services preliminary examination, scheduled to be held on October 4, the Railways ministry has decided to run special trains within the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) the day before, an official said on Saturday.
Farmers in Punjab are protesting the passage of the three agriculture bills in Parliament and have called for the three-day rail blockade starting on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Farmers in Punjab are protesting the passage of the three agriculture bills in Parliament and have called for the three-day rail blockade starting on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

28 trains cancelled as Punjab farmers begin three-day rail roko agitation

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Farmers are protesting against the Centre’s three agriculture bills; divisional railway manager says only 14 pairs of special passenger trains were to be operated, as routine passenger train service remains suspended due to Covid-19
Nepal’s Janakpur locals rejoice as they welcome a modern train after nearly a decade(Twitter/KonkanRailway)
Nepal’s Janakpur locals rejoice as they welcome a modern train after nearly a decade(Twitter/KonkanRailway)

Nepal’s Janakpur locals rejoice as they welcome a modern train after nearly a decade

Janakpur [Nepal] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 12:52 PM IST
While the train service is expected to come into regular operation from November, the locals of Nepal’s Janakpur cannot hold back their excitement as they lay sight on their first modern train after seeing ones that ‘that ran on coal and then the steam engine’
Sohrab says having an honest conversation with the trainer will help
Sohrab says having an honest conversation with the trainer will help

Workout, no cuss out: Train your mouth

Hindustan Times | By Sohrab Kushrushahi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:10 AM IST
Fitness trainer Sohrab Kushrushahi on how to maintain civility with your trainer during your fitness session
Sonu Sood has been actively helping the needy for the past five months.
Sonu Sood has been actively helping the needy for the past five months.

Sonu Sood has a hilarious reply to fan asking for a BJP ticket: ‘I can only arrange for bus, train and plane tickets’

PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 09:37 PM IST
Sonu Sood had the perfect reply when a fan wanted him to arrange for a party ticket from BJP to contest the upcoming Bihar assembly elections. Sonu has been actively working to help migrants and others amid the pandemic.
Arrest-handcuffs.
Arrest-handcuffs.

Borivli GRP arrests 24-year-old for molesting nurse on Mumbai’s local train

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Megha Sood
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 06:08 AM IST
Passengers will have to reach the station at least 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of the trains and undergo thermals screening.(Rajkumar)
Passengers will have to reach the station at least 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of the trains and undergo thermals screening.(Rajkumar)

Indian Railways to start 80 new special trains from today: Here’s the full list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 07:33 AM IST
Railways have made it compulsory for the passengers travelling in these trains to cover their mouth and nose with face masks in the station premises as well as during the journey to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Private sector employees stage a protest, demanding to board local passenger trains amid the lockdown, in Mumbai on July 22.(PTI)
Private sector employees stage a protest, demanding to board local passenger trains amid the lockdown, in Mumbai on July 22.(PTI)

Mumbai local trains unlikely to resume before Diwali

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 02:01 PM IST
However, state government officials stated that the situation is being monitored and a decision on the resumption of suburban train services would be taken at an appropriate time
The train from Solan to Shimla carried two candidates who were appearing for the National Defence Academy (NDA) exams today.(HT file)
The train from Solan to Shimla carried two candidates who were appearing for the National Defence Academy (NDA) exams today.(HT file)

Kalka-Shimla heritage train plys with two passengers, candidates appearing for NDA exam

Shimla | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2020 07:05 PM IST
“Covering the distance of 47 kilometers, two passengers travelled in this train this morning. The same train would return back in the evening and we are expecting more travellers,” Thakur said.
Most domestic airlines issue online advisories on how early you should arrive for your flight.(Gajanan Nirphale)
Most domestic airlines issue online advisories on how early you should arrive for your flight.(Gajanan Nirphale)

Covid-19 travelling rules: New dos and dont’s for flights and trains

Hindustan Times | By Aishwarya Iyer
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 10:41 AM IST
Wherever you’re headed and whatever the reasons, it’s going to take longer and cost more. Airports are distanced and digital. Train bookings open a week in advance. And don’t forget to pack your own snacks.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 PM: With heavy rains lashing Mumbai, Thane, train and bus services come to standstill and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 05:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Section 174 in The Railways Act, 1989, calls for prosecution and three-year jail term if guilty for anyone obstructing trains.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Section 174 in The Railways Act, 1989, calls for prosecution and three-year jail term if guilty for anyone obstructing trains.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Charges dropped against Balbir Sidhu in 2015 train obstruction case

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 01:30 AM IST
On May 2, 2015, Sidhu with 200 supporters was accused of stopping trains at Lalru during a state wide agitation in May for over two hours causing losses to railways
The ministry said the planned investment will come to around ₹30,000 crore, the rakes will need to be manufactured in India, and the private entity shall be responsible for financing, procuring, operation and maintenance of the trains.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
The ministry said the planned investment will come to around ₹30,000 crore, the rakes will need to be manufactured in India, and the private entity shall be responsible for financing, procuring, operation and maintenance of the trains.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Railways opens doors for private trains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 06:13 AM IST
The ministry issued what is known as a request for qualification (RFQ) for a private company to run 151 trains spread over these routes.
While the persons who tested positive for Covid-19 has been sent to an isolation centre, 22 other passengers in the coach were sent to an institutional quarantine facility.(Representative image//HT PHOTO)
While the persons who tested positive for Covid-19 has been sent to an isolation centre, 22 other passengers in the coach were sent to an institutional quarantine facility.(Representative image//HT PHOTO)

Panic sweeps Dehradun-bound train after passenger learns he is Covid-19+

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 05:53 PM IST
The person got a message on his phone midway into the journey that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
The man’s body was handed over to his family after autopsy.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The man’s body was handed over to his family after autopsy.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ambala Station staffer, 52, falls on tracks, run over by train

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 11:12 PM IST
Devender Kumar, a resident of Railway Colony, was crossing the tracks at the station near platform number seven when he fell after his shoe got stuck in a nail, railway police officials said
The bars were then seized by Lucerne prosecutors. Regional authorities confirmed on Tuesday a statement from law enforcement over the weekend saying any claimant has five years to report “justified claims” of ownership.(HT Archive)
The bars were then seized by Lucerne prosecutors. Regional authorities confirmed on Tuesday a statement from law enforcement over the weekend saying any claimant has five years to report “justified claims” of ownership.(HT Archive)

$190K in gold bars unclaimed from Swiss train

Lucerne | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2020 07:09 AM IST
Authorities in the central city of Lucerne say a package containing bars worth some 182,000 Swiss francs was found in a train that arrived from the northern town of St. Gallen in October, and efforts to find the owner failed.
Of the total, a maximum of 32 trains will depart from Kerala while the destinations of most trains will be West Bengal (23), the railways said. (Photo Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Of the total, a maximum of 32 trains will depart from Kerala while the destinations of most trains will be West Bengal (23), the railways said. (Photo Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

7 states demand 63 Shramik Special trains from railways; 32 to depart from Kerala, 23 to head to WB

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2020 03:12 PM IST
The Railway Board chairman had written letters to the states on May 29, June 3 and June 9 on the subject and emphasised that “the railways will provide the desired number of Shramik Special trains within 24 hours of the request”.
Mumbai Police officials also helped the passengers with their luggage.(Twitter/@khaanachahiye)
Mumbai Police officials also helped the passengers with their luggage.(Twitter/@khaanachahiye)

Mumbai cops run after Shramik special train to stop it to help migrants who were running late. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 06:36 PM IST
Since being shared, the video has gathered over 18,400 views - and counting.
Passengers will have to reach station at least 90 minutes before departure and only travellers with confirmed or RAC tickets will be allowed to enter railway station and board trains, the Railways said.(AP)
Passengers will have to reach station at least 90 minutes before departure and only travellers with confirmed or RAC tickets will be allowed to enter railway station and board trains, the Railways said.(AP)

200 special trains to run from June 1; over 1.45 lakh passengers to travel on Day 1

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 07:15 PM IST
It also said around 26 lakh passengers have booked for Advance Reservation Period (ARP) from June 1 to June 30.
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