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Loco Pilot Kumkum Dongre, Assistant Loco Pilot Udita Verma and Goods Guard Akansha Rai helmed Western Railway's first all-female goods train.(Twitter/@PiyushGoyal)

Western Railway tweets about first all-women crew piloted goods train

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 07:23 PM IST
Union minister Piyush Goyal also tweeted about the all-women crew piloted goods train from his official Twitter account.
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A man collects kites on railways tracks of Vile Parle station in Mumbai.(Shashi S Kashyap/ HT PHOTO)
A man collects kites on railways tracks of Vile Parle station in Mumbai.(Shashi S Kashyap/ HT PHOTO)

Western Railway diverts, short terminates trains due to farmers’ protest in Punjab

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 11:26 PM IST
The farmers stir near Delhi has entered its 25th day with protesters asking the Centre to repeal the farm laws passed by Parliament in the monsoon session.
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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

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Press Trust of India
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.
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Commuters, mostly eseential services employees blocked rail tracks to protest the proposed change of timings saying they would reach their workplaces late.(HT PHOTO)
Commuters, mostly eseential services employees blocked rail tracks to protest the proposed change of timings saying they would reach their workplaces late.(HT PHOTO)

Western Railway cancels change of timings of local trains after commuters block tracks

By Ram Parmar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:44 PM IST
Essential services employees blocked the tracks at Palghar, Kelwe Road and Saphale railheads for about 45 minutes from 5.15 am on Wednesday.
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A passenger is seen on-board a train at New Delhi railway station in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
A passenger is seen on-board a train at New Delhi railway station in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

Indian Railways starts additional special Shatabdi trains during festivals. Check details

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 01:11 PM IST
Mumbai Central- Ahmedabad special Shatabdi Express will run from Wednesday till further notice. Two pairs of festival special trains between Bhuj and Bareilly, with 74 trips, will also be run to clear the festival rush.
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Both Central and Western Railway authorities intimated the state government at the last moment that permission would not be granted without carrying out an assessment of the additional burden of passengers in train services.(PTI File)
Both Central and Western Railway authorities intimated the state government at the last moment that permission would not be granted without carrying out an assessment of the additional burden of passengers in train services.(PTI File)

Congress questions BJP over delay in allowing women in local trains in Mumbai

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 02:26 PM IST
On October 16, the state government had announced plans to allow all women commuters to travel by suburban trains from the following day
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There has been no change in the temperature setting inside the AC locals and it has been maintained at 24 degrees.(HT file photo)
There has been no change in the temperature setting inside the AC locals and it has been maintained at 24 degrees.(HT file photo)

7 months after services resume, 310 passengers travel on Mumbai’s AC locals

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 06:29 AM IST
Of these, 300 were season ticket pass holders, while the remaining 10 had journey tickets. The railway authorities, along with the railway protection force and government railway police personnel conducted thermal screenings of passengers.
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The Western Railway resumed its services at 12.20 pm(PTI Photo)
The Western Railway resumed its services at 12.20 pm(PTI Photo)

Mumbai power outage: Western, Central Railway resume services

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 02:12 PM IST
Earlier, trains were suspended on Western Railway between Churchgate and Vasai stations due to power outage caused by grid failure. The Central Railway too had suspended its services and passengers were seen waiting at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
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Commuters waiting for railway to commence at Prabhadevi station after power failure in many parts of Mumbai on Monday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Commuters waiting for railway to commence at Prabhadevi station after power failure in many parts of Mumbai on Monday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Mumbai power failure latest updates: Local train services hit, commuters stranded

By Aroosa Ahmed | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 11:28 AM IST
The electric supply in Mumbai has been interrupted due to TATA’s incoming electric supply failure, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport has said.
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Churchgate station.(HT Photo)
Churchgate station.(HT Photo)

Mumbai: Suburban train services on the Western Railway disrupted

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 11:05 AM IST
Local train services on the fast railway line corridor towards Churchgate railway station are impacted
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The Railway Board has been currently running 500 special trains for essential workers along with state and government employees amid the prevailing Covid-19 situation.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file photo)
The Railway Board has been currently running 500 special trains for essential workers along with state and government employees amid the prevailing Covid-19 situation.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file photo)

Mumbai: Western Railway services disrupted after overhead wire snaps

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 09:45 AM IST
News agency PTI cited railway sources saying that a Mumbai-bound long-distance train was also held up at Nallasopara.
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The ministry said that the system will be implemented shortly across all Zones of Indian Railways.(HT Photo)
The ministry said that the system will be implemented shortly across all Zones of Indian Railways.(HT Photo)

Indian Railways rolls out user depot module across Western Railway

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 08:21 AM IST
The system will also facilitate economy, efficiency and transparency besides improved asset management. It will ensure improved service level and satisfaction to customers, the ministry said.
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Two of the six new trains will operate as ladies special during peak office hours.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Two of the six new trains will operate as ladies special during peak office hours.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Western Railway to introduce six new local trains in Mumbai from Monday

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2020 02:22 PM IST
The decision to operate additional local trains comes after a video of Wednesday of an overcrowded compartment of Borivali railway station went viral on social media.
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Mumbai Central local train services were suspended owing to water logging on railway tracks at Sion, Chunabhatti, Kurla, Matunga Road and Mahalaxmi.(Representational Image)
Mumbai Central local train services were suspended owing to water logging on railway tracks at Sion, Chunabhatti, Kurla, Matunga Road and Mahalaxmi.(Representational Image)

Mumbai: Central, Western Railway services restored

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Due to heavy rainfall on Tuesday night, public transport in the city was severely impacted on Wednesday
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A truck climbed onto the railway tracks from a small opening near the Kandivali railway station and collided with the engine of an outstation train.(HT PHOTO.)
A truck climbed onto the railway tracks from a small opening near the Kandivali railway station and collided with the engine of an outstation train.(HT PHOTO.)

Truck collides with train near Kandivali railway station, driver held

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 03:28 PM IST
There has been no impact on the movement of outstation and local trains on the Western Railway line.
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Fourteen fast services will be operational between Churchgate-Virar (eight in the down direction and six in the up direction).(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file photo)
Fourteen fast services will be operational between Churchgate-Virar (eight in the down direction and six in the up direction).(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file photo)

Western Railway to add 40 additional services on Mumbai Suburban section from today

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2020 08:49 AM IST
A total of 202 services will now be running on WR’s suburban section.
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A man gets off a ladder as he completes a mural paying tribute to 'Covid-19 warriors' as India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease(REUTERS)
A man gets off a ladder as he completes a mural paying tribute to 'Covid-19 warriors' as India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease(REUTERS)

Western Railway pays tribute to corona warriors through murals

By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 11:16 AM IST
Artists have covered the walls with ‘Heroes of Mumbai’ murals dedicated to corona warriors.
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Leelavati arrived in the city in the beginning of the lockdown to look after her son who was not keeping well. Her son, who is an autorickshaw driver, gained his health and started abusing and hitting her, asking her to leave the house.(HT Photo)
Leelavati arrived in the city in the beginning of the lockdown to look after her son who was not keeping well. Her son, who is an autorickshaw driver, gained his health and started abusing and hitting her, asking her to leave the house.(HT Photo)

Railway officers help 70-yr-old abandoned lady, book her ticket to get back home

By Aroosa Ahmed | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 05:50 PM IST
After being abandoned by her son and daughter-in-law, she walked from Mahul to Bandra Terminus. Leelawati did not have any money and survived on biscuits, rice and water provided by relief workers outside the terminus.
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All passenger trains in the country have also been suspended till March 31.(HT Photo)
All passenger trains in the country have also been suspended till March 31.(HT Photo)

Mumbai local services suspended till March 31 due to Covid-19: All you need to know

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2020 02:23 PM IST
Indian Railways on Sunday announced that in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, all outstation trains will stand cancelled up till March 31.
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Earlier today, Western Railway cancelled six trains as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT photo)
Earlier today, Western Railway cancelled six trains as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT photo)

Western Railway cancels jumbo block to prevent spread of COVID-19

By Asian News International | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2020 10:40 PM IST
A total of 12 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the state today. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 64.
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The four passengers were asked to quarantine themselves till April 1.(HT Photo)
The four passengers were asked to quarantine themselves till April 1.(HT Photo)

Coronavirus: Railways de-board 4 passengers with ‘home quarantine’ stamps near Mumbai

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2020 05:34 PM IST
The four were screened at the international airport on arrival from Germany and advised 14 days of home quarantine in Mumbai till April 1.
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Application for scouts and guides closing soon(HT File)
Application for scouts and guides closing soon(HT File)

RRC Recruitment: Application for scouts and guides closing soon, apply now

By Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2020 04:02 PM IST
Western Railway has invited online applications for scouts and guides recruitment. Candidates can apply online at rrc-wr.gov.in. The last date to apply is February 6.
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Western Railway employees repairing a bridge in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)
Western Railway employees repairing a bridge in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)

Trains cancelled, delayed after Western Railway’s block

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 09:02 AM IST
Officials said the block was taken by the zonal railway for the regirdering of the bridge on the slow and the fast railway lines.
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Western Railway Recruitment 2020. (Representational image)(HT file)
Western Railway Recruitment 2020. (Representational image)(HT file)

Western Railway Recruitment 2020: 3553 vacancies of apprentices notified, 10th pass can apply

By Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2020 02:58 PM IST
The recruitment drive is being conducted to fill 3553 vacancies of apprentices. Check details here..
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The new AC Train for the Central railway line at Kurla Car Shed, Mumbai, India, on December 10 2019.(Aalok Soni / HT Photo)
The new AC Train for the Central railway line at Kurla Car Shed, Mumbai, India, on December 10 2019.(Aalok Soni / HT Photo)

Central Railway’s first AC suburban local will be run by two women

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 08:35 AM IST
A Central Railway official said the two motorwomen will be trained along with 100 other employees to operate the new local, which will be functional by mid-January after trial runs.
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Several people have praised the campaign and posted comments celebrating the idea.(Facebook/Rajendra B. Aklekar)
Several people have praised the campaign and posted comments celebrating the idea.(Facebook/Rajendra B. Aklekar)

‘Yamraj’ stops people from trespassing on train tracks, creates awareness

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 01:59 PM IST
In their tweet, posted in Hindi, Western Railway explains that this Yamraj keeps a lookout and saves people’s lives.
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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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The outstation trains on Central and Western Railway include Rajdhani, Shatabdi and other intercity trains.(HT image)
The outstation trains on Central and Western Railway include Rajdhani, Shatabdi and other intercity trains.(HT image)

You can now track 350 long-distance trains

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 01:40 AM IST
The outstation trains on Central and Western Railway include Rajdhani, Shatabdi and other intercity trains. The cost of the project is Rs100 crore, with Rs 88.95 crore being the cost of installing the tracking devices.
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Ravinder Bhakar, chief public relations officer, WR, confirmed the incident but said the victim was rendered first aid by emergency medical room personnel at the station.(HT image)
Ravinder Bhakar, chief public relations officer, WR, confirmed the incident but said the victim was rendered first aid by emergency medical room personnel at the station.(HT image)

30-yr-old dies after falling off Dahanu-bound train

By Ram Parmar | Palghar
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 01:36 AM IST
Kini, a resident of Makunsar in Palghar worked in Vasai and was returning home on the 7.10pm local. He started feeling sick and moved near the footboard, but lost balance and fell on the tracks.
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It has been 100 days since DK Sharma retired as general manager (GM) of Central Railway (CR) on May 31, but the Railway Board is yet to name his successor.(Hindustan Times)
It has been 100 days since DK Sharma retired as general manager (GM) of Central Railway (CR) on May 31, but the Railway Board is yet to name his successor.(Hindustan Times)

100 days on, CR GM post still lies vacant; experts slam delay

By Kailash Korde | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 01:03 AM IST
The delay even as the monsoon is underway has been criticised by experts, officials and politicians, as lakhs of people use CR services daily.
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