TRAIN SERVICES

  • J&K: Train services to Vaishno Devi base camp resume September 10, 2014

    Jammu: Train services have been resumed to the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine, where the old holy cave has been reopened for 'darhsan'. "Train services to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, have been resumed. All the trains are now running smoothly," Divisional Traffic Manager...
  • Train service from Delhi to Katra formally begins today July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Train service to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine from the national capital on Monday formally began with the AC superfast Shri Shakti Express embarking upon its maiden journey from New Delhi. "The 18coach AC train departed for Katra at 5:30 PM from New Delhi railway...
  • UP residents wake up to dense fog cover; train, flight services disrupted December 20, 2013

    As fog engulfed Uttar Pradesh, it disrupted railway traffic and flight schedules in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Friday.According to the railway authorities, more than 76 trains were running behind their schedule due to fog and poor visibility. The trains that were hit by the fog are Farakka Express, Barauni Mail,...
  • UK storm: St Jude batters southern Britain, hitting flights, trains October 28, 2013

    London: Britain's strongest storm in a decade, St Jude, battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters. Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed southern England and Wales in the early...
  • Railway resumes train services between Howrah and Puri October 13, 2013

    With cyclone Phailin losing its intensity, the East Coast Railway, on Sunday, restored train services between Howrah and Puri. However, services between Khurda Road station and Palsa remain suspended as the restoration work on the track is still continuing, an East Coast Railway spokesperson said. The services were restored between Howarh and...
  • Gujarat floods: 40,000 people evacuated, Vishwamitri river flows above danger mark September 25, 2013

    Ahmedabad: There are fear of flash floods in Gujarat as the Vishwamitri river has been flowing above danger mark. Several areas have been waterlogged following heavy overnight rain as well. As a precuationary measure, more than 40,000 people have been evacuated to safety in South Gujarat, 23,000 in Vadodara, 13,500...
  • Normal life hit as two more bandhs begin in Assam August 6, 2013

    Normal life was badly affected on Monday with sporadic violence and disruption of train services across five districts of Assam and partially in another as the 64day continuous strike called by two different outfits began on Monday demanding a separate state on the lines of Telengana. Life was hit in the...
  • Assam: Bandh called for separate Bodoland, train services affected August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The trains services to the North East in Bodoland have been disrupted due to the bandh called for separate statehood. Several trains including Brahmaputra Mail, Garibrath have been stranded at New Jalpaiguri railway station. The passengers are having a difficult time due to the delays. Meanwhile, Assam Chief...
  • Delhi: Thick fog leads to flight delays, train services hit February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: North India woke up to a thick fog on Friday morning, disrupting road, air and rail traffic across north India. The current visibility is just above 50 meters, making it difficult for traffic on the airport runway. Over 60 domestic flights 14 international flights have been delayed. Two arrivals...
  • Telangana march: Several trains cancelled in Hyderabad September 29, 2012

    Hyderabad: In a move which angered Telangana protagonists, the railways have cancelled over 40 trains and all local and suburban train services in Hyderabad in view of Sunday's Telangana march. In an attempt to prevent people from other districts of Telangana from reaching Hyderabad, the South Central Railway cancelled 12 express...
  • Rains wreak havoc across India, 42 dead August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Heavy rains, flash floods and landslides wreaked havoc across much of India on Tuesday. Nearly 34 people were dead and 20,000 were said to be affected in Uttarakhand, eight people had lost their lives in Kerala and four in Madhya Pradesh, while train services between Mangalore and Bangalore...
  • Blame game among states over massive blackout July 31, 2012

    Chandigarh/Lucknow: A blame game erupted among some states with whom the Centre also locked horns over the unprecedented power outage on Tuesday that affected 60 crore people over half of the country's population. The second blackout in two days after the power crisis hit north India on Monday also gave...
  • Northern Grid completely restored: PowerGrid Corp July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: PowerGrid Corp CMD RN Nayak on Monday evening said that the Northern Grid, which collapsed early morning, has been completely restored. The Northern Grid, which caters to power supply in nine states and Union Territories Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir...
  • Chandigarh: Power failure affects trains, passengers stranded July 30, 2012

    Seven states in North India faced a long power cut late on Sunday night due to a massive breakdown in the northern grid. ...
  • Cause of violence in Assam remains unknown July 24, 2012

    Guwahati: The communal violence in Kokrajhar in Assam is spreading to other districts like Dhubri. Villagers are fleeing their villages and taking shelter in relief camps as more than 50,000 people have been displaced. The violence has been spreading like wildfire since Friday evening. Clashes between Bodos and minority Muslims have...
  • Train services to and from NE disrupted July 24, 2012

    Guwahati: Train services to and from the north east have been severely hit and more than 20,000 passengers have been stranded at different places following violence in lower Assam which has claimed 25 lives. North East Frontier Railway spokesman N Bhattacharjee on Tuesday said that 11 down trains from Guwahati,...
  • Assam violence: 50,000 left homeless, trains hit July 24, 2012

    Kokrajhar: The violence in the Kokrajhar region of Assam shows no sign of ending. An estimated 50,000 refugees have taken shelter in relief camps so far, while those affected in the violence are said to be more than 60,000. The violence has spread to neighbouring districts such as Chirang and turned...
  • Maoists blows up rly tracks in Dhanbad July 8, 2010

    Dhanbad: Maoists blew up a stretch of railway tracks under Dhanbad rail division early on Thursday on the second day of their twoday bandh, briefly disrupting train services in the area. Explosives were blasted on the tracks between Lichitpur and Tetulmari railway stations, railway sources said here. The blast uprooted about...
  • Railway officials asked about floods, lose cool July 7, 2010

    Hundreds of passengers are stranded at Ambala railway station as 22 trains were cancelled following heavy rains. However, the Railway officials did not feel necessary to provide adequate information to passengers regarding the train services. ...
  • No blasts on tracks, train services resume June 22, 2010

    Kolkata: No explosion took place on the track between Gidni and Jhargram stations where a guard of a goods train heard an explosionlike sound early Tuesday leading to brief disruption of services on the KharagpurTatanagar section, railway sources said. The guard of a goods train had told the Railway Control Room...
  • Trains diverted after Maoist threat in Jhargram June 9, 2010

    Kolkata: Train services in Maoisthit West Midnapore district were suspended this evening after the GRP alerted the authorities that the ultras were targeting the MumbaiHowrah Duranto Express, South Eastern Railway sources said. "The Jhargram GRP informed us around 7:35 pm that Maoists were planning an attack on the MumbaiHowrah Duranto Express. We...
  • Mumbai: Trainservice disruption accused to face judge February 5, 2009

    Mumbai: 30 people, including 15 women who were arrested for the rail roko protests in Borivli are to be produced in a Mumbai court on Thursday. They are charged with damaging public property and assaulting police personnel. Rail services along the western line in Mumbai were halted for over four hours...
  • UPA eyes votes through Kashmir train service October 11, 2008

    Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley on Saturday got its first train service just a few weeks ahead of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. Sources have told CNNIBN that Assembly elections will be scheduled between November 15 and December 5. In Kashmir, it was history in the making as the very first train to...
  • North India faces power cuts, train services hit March 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Large parts of North India including the national capital region are reeling under severe power cuts due to failure of the Northern grid. Train services have been severely disrupted in the North central zone. Only diesel operated trains are running right now. Power cuts have been reported as...
  • India, Bangladesh to resume train service after 36 yrs July 29, 2007

    Kolkata: India and Bangladesh are all set to resume crossborder passenger train services after 36 years. Two trains will start to ply between Kolkata and Dhaka in September. Meet 10yearold Sridhar Das, he is going back home to Bangladesh after one of his frequent visits to India where his father...