WESTERN RAILWAY

  • Budget gives major chunk of new trains to Western, Central railway July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian Railway's two major zones Western and Central headquartered in Mumbai, have received a major chunk of the new trains proposed in the 20142015 Railway budget presented in the Parliament on Tuesday. As many as 58 new trains, including five new 'Jansadharan' trains and an equal number of premium...
  • Security at 5 North Western Railway stations stepped up after bomb threats July 4, 2014

    Security at five major railway stations under North Western Railway, in Rajasthan were on Friday tightened up following bomb threats at the stations. "The threat was given in a letter which was delivered at the Firozpur railway division office of the Northern Railway. Among, other stations, the sender has named Ganganagar,...
  • Railways raked in Rs 70.66 crore in 4 days before partial rollback June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Railways has collected a total of Rs 70.66 crore from suburban commuters by way of seasonal ticket sales, triggered by a more than twofold hike in train fares, in the last four days. The government had on June 20 announced a steep hike in suburban train fares, which was later...
  • Western Railway asked to pay Rs 4 lakh to parents of postGodhra riot victim May 14, 2014

    Vadodara: The Railway Claims Tribunal has ordered Western Railway to pay Rs 4 lakhs to the parents of a youth, who was allegedly killed in an attack at Vadodara railway station on February 27, 2002, in the wake of postGodhra riots. The tribunal's bench in Ahmedabad recently ordered General Manager, WR,...
  • Wheelchair facility introduced at Jodhpur railway station January 3, 2014

    The Jodhpur Division of NorthWestern Railway on Friday introduced wheelchair facility for the disabled passengers at Jodhpur railway station. Divisional Railway Manager Rajeev Sharma dedicated this service, and said, "This is for the first time that a service like this has been introduced at any railway station in the country. It...
  • US woman attacked, robbed inside Mumbai local train August 19, 2013

    Mumbai: An American national was attacked and robbed of her mobile phone in the ladies' compartment of a local train here. The incident took place this evening between Marine Lines and Charni Road stations of Western Railway when an unidentified man boarded the ladies compartment and tried to snatch the...
  • Mumbai: Motormen on strike, local trains hit July 20, 2012

    Mumbai: The lifeline of Mumbai took a hit on Friday evening as the motormen on the suburban network's Western Line are on strike. As many as 200 assistant motormen went on mass leave putting several demands before the government. Following the move by the motormen, the services on the Western Line...
  • Mumbai: Motormen threaten strike, locals run late July 20, 2012

    Mumbai: The motormen of the Western Line in Mumbai have threatened to go on strike citing harassment of those who went on strike in 2010 for a day by the management. As many as 150 of the total 445 motormen on the Western Line have threatened to go on mass leave...
  • Mumbai: Two local trains collide, no casualties June 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Two suburban trains collided when they accidentally came on the same track at Andheri station on Saturday night, a Railway official said. "The incident happened at around 11 PM at platform number 4 of Andheri suburban railway station. The buffers of the two local trains dashed into each other,"...
  • BMRCLRailways tiff delays Namma Metro work March 12, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has threatened to stop work at the Majestic site from March 13 over a dispute with the South Western Railway (SWR) with regard to land ownership. This latest tiff could delay the metro project further. With SWR insisting that the piece of land...
  • Mumbai: 25,000 volts to 'shock' rooftop travellers January 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Habitual rooftop passengers on suburban local trains, get ready for the shock of your lives, quite literally. Western Railway (WR) is in the process of completing the longpending project of switching over to a 25,000volt alternating current (AC) from the present 1,500volt direct current (DC) by February 5. This...
  • Mumbai Railway motormen flash strike strands thousands December 19, 2008

    Mumbai: Local commuters were stranded at various stations in Mumbai on Thursday as Western railway motormen went on a flash strike. Mumbai's Churchgate station was a picture of chaos as thousands of commuters seeking a way to travel back home were clueless about how they would travel. The trains began plying three...
  • Eyes to follow you at Mumbai railway stations April 18, 2008

    Mumbai: There will be eyes following you in Mumbais railway stations. The Western Railway has installed closedcircuit cameras in all 30 of its railway stations. Some thieves were caught redhanded stealing from a cabin in Mumbai Central Railway station in the dead of the night. The youth were later apprehended....
  • Western Railway hounors Asha Bhonsle February 9, 2008

    Mumbai: Singer Asha Bhonsle is now the proud owner of a model of a golden steam engine apart from another felicitation. The Western Railway honoured Asha Bhonsle with a model of a pure gold steam engine as she used to travel in a local train in her struggling days. The veteran...
  • Are you on Mumbai local? CCTV cameras watching you October 25, 2007

    Mumbai: Images of the 7/11 blasts have not faded in the collective memory of Mumbaikars, specially those who commute by local trains everyday. With the terror threat still looming large over Mumbai's lifeline, the railway is all set to step up security with the help of new technology. It may seem...
  • Mumbaikars left stranded for 3 days May 26, 2007

    New Delhi: For Mumbaikars commuting from the northern suburb of Virar to Churchgate, the megablock of the Western Railway services between Virar and Borivali will affect the services of local trains and cause inconvenience to lakhs of commuters. The block starting on May 25 postmidnight to May 28 morning is...
  • Lookahead: What's making news May 25, 2007

    A Gujarat court will decide on the CID's request to do narco analysis, brain mapping and other tests in face encounter case, Orissa Child Welfare Committee summons Budhia's coach Biranchi Das and Western Railway has cancelled at least 25 per cent of the local services to Borivali and Virar for...
  • Watch this! TV on your train ride March 20, 2007

    Mumbai: If you thought the Railways are about no frills, here's Western Railway with an all new story. The next time you're on the Shatabdi Express, just reach under your seat, pick up the headphones and switch on the TV set to get your daily dose of news, entertainment and...
  • 7/11 train coaches to get new life February 24, 2007

    Mumbai: The images of the blasts on commuter trains in July last year cannot be easily erased and in the months that have followed, the healing and recovery have continued not just for the victims, but also for the coaches that bore the brunt of the blasts. After spending the last...
  • Railway platform ticket is SMS away December 29, 2006

    Bangalore: The South Western Railway (SWR) on Friday launched a novel scheme to sell platform tickets through mobile phones using the short messaging service (SMS) facility. Claimed to be the first of its kind service in Indian Railways, the electronic system enables subscribers of BSNL and Airtel to buy a platform...
  • 7/11 accused says he trained in Pak December 16, 2006

    Mumbai: One of the 13 accused in the July 11 train serial blasts case has confessed that he agreed to undergo arms training in Pakistan. "I collected approximately Rs 1.5 lakh to pay two Sudanese nationals, Jumma and Kamal, who promised they would give me a much larger amount in return,"...
  • Why Pak didn't get info on 7/11 blame November 19, 2006

    New Delhi: India has not handed over evidence to Pakistan regarding Pakistani hand in Mumbai serial train blasts because of legal requirement at home but would do so once that is met, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday. "We will definitely give them (evidence to Pakistan). Let the legal...
  • For Re 1, Mumbaikars stay alert November 3, 2006

    Mumbai: The 7/11 blasts in Mumbai wreaked devastation on the city's lifeline the Railways. With over 75 lakh commuters everyday; 1,400 commuters per minute at peak hours; but just 5,000 security personnel, railway platforms are soft targets of terror. How do you keep Mumbai's lifeline from being attacked...
  • Mumbai cops on alert after arms haul September 5, 2006

    Mumbai: A large cache of illegal arms, apparently meant for the underworld, was seized from suburban Jogeshwari late on Monday night and one person carrying the consignment was arrested, police said on Tuesday. The seizure included 14 pistols and revolvers and 35 live cartridges, all made in clandestine armouries in...