MUMBAI LOCAL TRAIN

  • 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...
  • 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: 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • How long train journeys helped Rahane April 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Hardships can either make or break you. Fortunately, it was the latter that happened to Ajinkya Rahane, currently the toast of the Indian Premier Leagues fifth edition. If travelling in the local trains is a nightmare for any other Mumbaikar, then imagine the plight of cricketers coming from far...
  • Mumbai locals under extreme strain: Central Railways PRO April 20, 2012

    Vidyadhar Malegaonkar, Chief PRO, Central Railway said that people in Mumbai were forced to trespass railway lines as "there are not too many connectivities". ...
  • CJ throws light on commuter woes on Mumbai local trains April 20, 2012

    On Thursday morning, three commuters in an overcrowded KalyanCST local hit a signal pole and fell to their death. ...
  • Rush makes Mumbai's lifeline a deathline April 19, 2012

    Three people died and 15 others got injured after people fell on the tracks due to overcrowding in local train. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 19, 2012

    India test fires its most powerful longrange missile AgniV. Three dead as 18 people fall from Mumbai local due to overcrowding. ...
  • Mumbai: 18 fall off crowded local train, 3 dead April 19, 2012

    Mumbai: It has been a harrowing time for the millions of commuters as the citys lifeline took a hit because of a fire in a main signal. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan told the state assembly that the situation would be resolved by Friday night. The technical snag derailed the Central...
  • Mumbai: 3 dead after falling from local train April 19, 2012

    Mumbai: The turbulence in local trains in Mumbai has taken a toll. Three people died after they fell from a local train between Nahur and Bhandup stations (central line) during heavy rush. Fifteen people were injured. The Nahur station is just ahead of the Mulund station. Central Railway chief PRO Vidyadhar...
  • Mumbai lifeline hit: Passengers worried April 18, 2012

    The local train network is running late because of a fire in the electronic signal panel. ...
  • Mumbai: Thousands stranded as rail services hit April 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Thousands of commuters were stranded on the Central Railway (CR) stations after a midnight fire in a signal cabin. It will take three to four days to fully restore the traffic, a CR spokesperson said adding that services on the Harbour line were also hampered. Only 70 per cent of...
  • Woman power for Mumbai trains August 2, 2010

    At the age of 34, Preeti Kumari is training to be one of India's few rail motorwomen. ...
  • Mumbai gets USD 430 mn to improve its train system June 30, 2010

    Washington: The World Bank has approved $ 430 million to finance further improvement of Mumbai's suburban railway system, considered the lifeline of the megacity with a population of nearly 15 million. The Bank's Board on Tuesday also approved $ 350 million to finance the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project which aims...
  • Watch: Mumbai's lifeline 3 years post7/11 attacks July 11, 2009

    Mumbai: 7/11 serial bombings derailed Mumbai's western suburban local train network, quite literally. Three years after the ghastly terror attack, CNN IBN's Shoaib Ahmed finds out how secure is Mumbai's lifeline. ...
  • 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...
  • Mumbai local gets a makeover, new trains rolled out November 12, 2007

    Mumbai: In a bid to make commuting experience better for daily commuters of the Mumbai locals, brand new trains were launched on Monday. The Mumbai local train has gotten a makeover. 21 services of brand new coaches rolled out on the Western line on Monday. Designed by German company Siemens but...