[

western railways

]
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.
Close
Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR), one of the prominent wildlife reserves in India and a favourite tourist destination, will reopen from Sunday.(HT Photo)
Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR), one of the prominent wildlife reserves in India and a favourite tourist destination, will reopen from Sunday.(HT Photo)

From Dudhwa Tiger Reserve to Goa casinos: What all are opening from November 1 in Unlock 6.0

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 08:13 AM IST
From November 1, Delhi buses will ply with full capacity and Western Railways will run additional local trains in Mumbai. Interstate bus services to and from Delhi are also likely to open from today.
Close
On October 16, the Maharashtra government sent a letter to Central and Western Railways (who together run the Mumbai suburban network) to allow all women commuters to travel by train, mostly during non-peak hours.(Representational Photo/HT)
On October 16, the Maharashtra government sent a letter to Central and Western Railways (who together run the Mumbai suburban network) to allow all women commuters to travel by train, mostly during non-peak hours.(Representational Photo/HT)

From today, all women can board Mumbai local trains

By Aroosa Ahmed and Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 08:18 AM IST
Mumbai’s local trains, used by around 8 million people daily pre-Covid-19, were suspended on March 23 after the state went into a lockdown to stop the spread of the virus. Some services, however, resumed on July 15, with the state allowing only essential services workers, differently abled people and cancer patients to use the trains
Close
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.
Close
Mumbai locals to accommodate more passengers from September 21.(PTI)
Mumbai locals to accommodate more passengers from September 21.(PTI)

Mumbai locals: More trains from September 21, private bank employees allowed too

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 10:00 PM IST
On the Maharashtra government’s request, 10 per cent of the total staff strength of co-operative and private banks will be permitted to travel by local trains, a joint release issued by the Central and Western Railways stated.
Close
During the lockdown period, only railways’ freight movement is active to carry essential commodities across the country.(HT file photo. Image for representational purpose)
During the lockdown period, only railways’ freight movement is active to carry essential commodities across the country.(HT file photo. Image for representational purpose)

Online reservation for journeys after April 14 was never stopped: Western Railways

By Asian News International | Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 06:38 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown from March 25 to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Close
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.
Close
The cyclone is expected to touch Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and Diu .(AFP Photo)
The cyclone is expected to touch Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and Diu .(AFP Photo)

Cyclone Vayu: 65 evacuated from Diu, Gujarat

By Asian News International | Gandhinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 03:27 PM IST
All passenger and express trains to these stations are being short terminated from 6 pm on June 12 till the morning of June 14.
Close
Trials of the new AC local have started and are expected to continue till the end of May(HT Photo)
Trials of the new AC local have started and are expected to continue till the end of May(HT Photo)

Western Railways raises red flag for second Mumbai AC local

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 11:59 PM IST
Officials say equipment under train prone to damage if tracks get flooded
Close
The railways is experimenting with a visual indicator, placed just above the entrance of Mumbai locals, to warn passengers that a train is ready to move to ensure that they do not board running trains.(Twitter/ Piyush Goyal)
The railways is experimenting with a visual indicator, placed just above the entrance of Mumbai locals, to warn passengers that a train is ready to move to ensure that they do not board running trains.(Twitter/ Piyush Goyal)

Blue-light indicators at entrance of Mumbai locals to warn people against boarding running trains

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 03:32 PM IST
The blue-light indicator is currently being provided to one EMU coach gate. Connected to the guard’s starting circuit, it will glow when the train starts moving.
Close
Police personnel will be able to respond faster with the Indian Railyway helpline’s GPS upgrade(HT Photo)
Police personnel will be able to respond faster with the Indian Railyway helpline’s GPS upgrade(HT Photo)

Indian Railways to integrate its control room with GPS system

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 12:20 AM IST
The tracking system, which is currently under testing, has the tracking facility in it.
Close
The Western Railway has sent its proposal to the Railway Board, after studying commuter patterns and earnings on local trains, both during peak and non-peak hours.(HT Photo)
The Western Railway has sent its proposal to the Railway Board, after studying commuter patterns and earnings on local trains, both during peak and non-peak hours.(HT Photo)

Mumbai’s Western Railway may let first-class passengers take AC train from 12-4pm

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 12:27 AM IST
Currently, first-class ticket holders can board the AC trains, but need to pay the difference in the cost of the ticket.
Close
The first AC locals began operations in December last year.(Representational photo)
The first AC locals began operations in December last year.(Representational photo)

7.49pm AC local is most popular on Mumbai’s western line, shows survey

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 11:07 AM IST
It carries the maximum number of passengers, an average of 11,918 people daily.
Close
Track maintainers or gangmen will have to wear these wearable GPS bands that will help senior staff monitor their movements.(AFP File/Representative image)
Track maintainers or gangmen will have to wear these wearable GPS bands that will help senior staff monitor their movements.(AFP File/Representative image)

Wearable GPS bands to help railways track gangmen, enhance safety

By Faizan Haidar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 09:58 AM IST
Railway authorities have come up with a wearable GPS device, resembling a fitness band, for track maintainers or gangmen. The move is also aimed at preventing seniors from asking track staff to do odd jobs.
Close
The school established for the children of English men who were the employees of Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR), predecessor of Central Railway, turns 100 years this year.(HT PHOTO)
The school established for the children of English men who were the employees of Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR), predecessor of Central Railway, turns 100 years this year.(HT PHOTO)

Central Railway school to turn 100, get a facelift

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 12:38 AM IST
The school, which would have otherwise gone unnoticed as an old dilapidated structure, is now undergoing restoration by the school management
Close
SHARE
Story Saved