Local Train

  • Caught on camera: Group of people harass, beat up a local train passenger in Mumbai August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: In a shocking incident in Mumbai, a group of people harassed and beat up a man on a local train. The passenger had boarded the train from Churchgate station to Dahanu and was planning to get off at Bhayander. A group of passengers confronted him and asked him why...
  • Mumbai waterlogged after 2 days of nonstop rain, lakes not yet full July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Following incessant rain in Mumbai, chronic flooding spots like Hindmata, Mahim junction, Kurla west and Chembur have been waterlogged. The BMC disaster management, however, has maintained that the situation is under control. It has been raining incessantly since the last two days in Mumbai. The lakes though haven't filled up...
  • Mumbai local train commuters expect relief from rush in new budget July 7, 2014

    With just a day left for the new government to present its maiden budget, railway commuters traveling in Mumbai local trains hope that the government will launch new trains to effectively reduce the rush and thereby make it a bit easier for the daily commuters. ...
  • Heavy rainfall throws Mumbai out of gear, local trains running late July 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Heavy rainfall in Mumbai overnight and early on Wednesday morning has made life difficult for residents of the city. While areas in South Mumbai like Colaba received no rainfall, suburbs like Santa Cruz received 105 milimetres rainfall. Local trains in Mumbai are running late as water has accumulated on...
  • Government may rethink rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Pressure is mounting on the Narendra Modi government to scrap the rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains. Government sources say that there are concerns after the Bharatiya Janata Party's oldest ally Shiv Sena's criticism in Saamna. Sources say while there can be no rollback of the hike, but the...
  • Rail fare shock: Mumbaikars to shell out over twotimes more June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Already hit hard by the poor and inefficient services, the woes of the suburban rail commuters in the metropolis are going to be compounded further with the season ticket rates going up by more than double across classes. The Narendra Modiled government on Friday hiked rail fares by a...
  • CJ Youngistan: Young voters from Haryana demand an end to commuter woes April 27, 2014

    CJ's Runjhun Sharma hops on to a train between Palwal and Delhi to find out about the challenges faced by commuters, their vote and their expectation from the next government. ...
  • 50-year-old woman stabbed to death in Mumbai local train March 22, 2014

    Mumbai: A 50-year-old elderly woman has been stabbed to death in a Mumbai local train on Saturday morning. The incident took place inside the luggage compartment of a Virar-bound local train. Police have filed an FIR in the case against unknown persons. They claim that the victim was a vegetable vendor....
  • Mumbai train accident: One dead, three injured March 20, 2014

    Mumbai: One person died while three others were injured when the coupling between the bogies of a local train broke in Mumbai on Thursday. The incident happened between the Titwala and Ambivali stations. The passengers reportedly jumped off the train in a bid to save themselves and suffered injuries. More details are...
  • Mumbai: Coupling between bogies of train breaks, 3 injured March 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Three passengers on board a local train were injured when the coupling between its bogies broke. The incident reportedly happened between Titwala and Ambivali stations. The passengers reportedly jumped off the train in a bid to save themselves and suffered injuries. More details are awaited. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Kejriwal's 'day-out' in Mumbai March 16, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who recently took a ride of the local trains in Mumbai. ...
  • Mumbai: Kejriwal blames media for ruckus at Churchgate railway station March 13, 2014

    Former Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal has blamed the media for the chaos at Mumbai's Churchgate railway station on Wednesday. ...
  • Watch: Kejriwal travels in 'special' local train in Mumbai March 12, 2014

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal took an autorickshaw ride from the Mumbai airport to the Andheri station to board a local train for Churchgate. He then boarded a special local train, which was arranged only for him and was empty. ...
  • Kejriwal in Mumbai: AAP workers break metal detectors at Churchgate March 12, 2014

    Mumbai: There was chaos at the Churchgate station in Mumbai on Wednesday after Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal decided to take the local train. AAP supporters have reportedly damaged metal detectors at the Churchgate station. While many commuters complained of inconvenience, the AAP workers said that the metal workers were...
  • Kejriwal to start LS poll campaign from Mumbai, to travel in local trains, auto-rickshaws March 11, 2014

    Living up to his common man image, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will kickstart his Lok Sabha campaign in Mumbai on Wednesday by using public transport to reach out to voters, the party said on Tuesday. After landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Kejriwal will catch an auto-rickshaw to go to...
  • Mumbai: Not enough policemen to guard women compartments, admits RR Patil September 19, 2013

    Admitting shortage of railway police personnel to guard women compartments in suburban trains, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil has said he has apprised Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge about it. "About 574 compartments out of the total 936 reserved for women on suburban trains do not have railway police personnel,"...
  • Maharashtra: Women pushed off local train by chain snatcher in Turbhe September 7, 2013

    Turbhe: It was yet another attempt of crime against women as a woman was pushed off a local train in Turbhe, Maharastra by a chain snatcher. The survivor is admitted to a hospital and is said to be in a critical condition. The railway police have lodged a FIR in...
  • WB: Angry passengers block railway tracks at Sonarpur, demand more local trains September 6, 2013

    Angry passengers on Friday blocked the railway tracks at Sonarpur station of Eastern Railway demanding more local trains to Sealdah station in Kolkata. The police said hundreds of passengers sat on the rails after local trains reached at a very long gap causing overcrowding and many people failed to entrain or...
  • Mumbai: Man attacks woman with a sharp weapon at a suburban station August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: In yet another case of crime against women in Mumbai, a 28-year-old was allegedly attacked at a suburban station by an unknown man using a sharp weapon. She was boarding a north-bound local train when she was attacked. The woman has been admitted to a hospital in Nalasopara, where...
  • 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 student suicide: Police likely to arrest one of the accused May 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police is likely to arrest one of the two accused named by 19yearold engineering student Nitin Padalkar in his suicide note. Nitin had alleged that he was driven to suicide by the two boys who ragged him continuously. The inquiry report from his college is expected to be...
  • Mumbai's public transport system in a mess January 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The public transport system in Mumbai is in a complete mess. Local train accidents in Mumbai have increased by 8 per cent in the past one year. Adding to the woes, there has been no addition to the city's fleet of buses in 4 years. Overcrowded trains with people...
  • Mumbai: Fares for local trains to suburbs set to rise December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Beginning January 1, suburban train passengers in Mumbai will have to pay Rs 2 to Rs 4 more for the daily journey as the Railways have decided to increase the surcharge on suburban train services in the metropolitan. According to a notification issued by Railways, the increased surcharge will...
  • Are Mumbai's local trains fireproof? July 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Twenty minutes was all it took for a blaze to turn a sleeper bogie of New DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express into a mass crematorium, incinerating at least 32 people inside. While the gruesome episode has elicited reactions from all parts of the country, it has spurred Mumbaikars to question...
  • Amritsar: Bus collides with train, 4 kids dead July 30, 2012

    Amritsar: Four school children were killed and 20 were injured on Monday when a speeding mini local train rammed into their school bus at an unmanned railway crossing at Kot Mehtab Singh village near Amritsar. Three of the injured students are in a critical condition, battling for their lives at 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...
  • Maha: 1 dead in Vidarbhalocal train collision July 20, 2012

    Mumbai: A tragedy occurred in Thane after the Vidarbha Express collided with a local train, which had already got derailed near Kasara. One person died and 21 others were injured in the incident. The Central Railways has announced Rs 5 lakh for relatives of the deceased and rs 1 lakh...
  • Mumbai: Only 129 female cops to guard 20 lakh women July 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Much of India is outraged by the acts of a mob that molested a teenage girl on a Guwahati street on July 10. What is a greater outrage is the fact that such episodes keep repeating themselves regularly all over the country. While the depravity of the wrongdoers is...
  • Mumbai: Woman jumps to death from moving train June 16, 2012

    Mumbai: A 30yearold female on Saturday jumped to death in a creek from a moving suburban train between Bandra and Mahim railway stations, railway police said. According to the police, the woman identified as M Deepti was travelling in a Churchgatebound local train and at about 12 pm, she plunged in...