TRAINS

  • Indian Railways now launches NTES app for Android; lets you track train schedules Yesterday

    New Delhi: Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has launched a mobile app on Android platform for train enquiry. NTES (National Train Enquiry System) app is available as free download on the Google India Play Store. The new mobile app for Android devices has many features. "With this launch, it has...
  • Kerala: 45-year-old woman dies after being set ablaze in a train compartment 3 days ago

    Kannur: A 45-year-old woman in Kerala was set ablaze in a train compartment on Monday night. The incident happened in Kannur to Alappuzha Express train at 4:40 am and the woman succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday morning. The train was to depart at 5 AM and there was no...
  • Biggest strike in years cripples German rail service 5 days ago

    Berlin: German rail travellers were hit on Saturday by delays and disruptions on one of autumn's busiest travel weekends as the train drivers' union began one of its largest strikes in recent years. Only about a third of traffic on major lines was running, the Deutsche Bahn said in a statement,...
  • Mathura: Santosh Anand's son, daughter-in-law commit suicide by jumping in front of a train 1 week ago

    Lyricist Santosh Anand's son and daughter-in-law committed suicide by jumping in front of a train. Police found a suicide note which cited financial troubles as the reason for this extreme step. They were residents of south Delhi. ...
  • Mysore: Female IAS officer attacked after government official's alleged suicide October 16, 2014

    Mysore: In a shocking incident in Mysore, a female IAS officer was attacked after an employee was found dead. The attacked officer, Rashmi Mahesh, is the Director-General of the Administrative Training Institute. She was attacked by a group over the suicide of an employee. The group claimed that the employee...
  • Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train to be named Gatimaan Express October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The semi-high speed train that proposes to reduce travelling time between Delhi and Agra to 105 minutes will be named Gatimaan Express and will have LCD TVs installed behind each seat and emergency braking system. To be flagged off from New Delhi station next month, the train's name...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: East Coast Railway cancels 35 trains, over 30 routes affected October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: With cyclone Hudhud fast approaching the Indian coast, Railways has cancelled certain trains and diverted the route of several others. Cyclone Hudhud is expected to make landfall on the coasts of Odisha and Bhubaneshwar on October 12. The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has cancelled as many as 35 trains...
  • Shots fired at commuter train in Chicago, says police October 9, 2014

    Chicago: Police say a gunman standing on a subway platform opened fire on a commuter train in downtown Chicago, though no one was injured. Chicago Police spokesman Martin Maloney says officers arrested a suspect a short distance away after today's shooting and recovered a weapon. The shooting occurred at the LaSalle...
  • Puri-Gandhidham weekly express train to start from October 11 October 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In its bid to provide comfortable journey to the commuters, Ministry of Railways have decided to introduce a new weekly Express Train between Puri and Gandhidham, official sources said. On the inaugural run, this train will leave from Gandhidham on October 8, 2014. However, from Puri, this train will...
  • Tatkal ticket prices to go up in select trains within a week: sources October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bad news for the passengers, the government is mulling an increase in the fares for tatkal tickets. According to railway sources, the ministry has sent a proposal to Zonal railways to identify 5 most popular trains each. According to sources, fifty per cent of Tatkal tickets...
  • World's first bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50 October 2, 2014

    Tokyo: It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky." Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday. The Shinkansen, as it's...
  • UP: Trains collide near Gorakhpur, 12 dead, 45 injured October 1, 2014

    Gorakhpur: At least 12 people killed and 45 others were injured when two speeding passenger trains collided near Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh late Tuesday night, a railway official said. The Krishak Express and Lucknow Barauni Express collided at the Gorakhpur Cantt Station late Tuesday night. According to Railway authorities, the death...
  • Indian Raiilways to engage private firms to clean coaches in long distance trains September 29, 2014

    Madurai: Private firms would be engaged by the Madurai Division of Indian Railways at a cost of Rs 7.5 crore for on board cleaning of long distance trains as part of its comprehensive cleaning scheme, a top railway official said on Monday. Four long...
  • Bio-toilets installed in 300 train coaches: Railways September 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) has installed bio-toilets in 300 train coaches so far as a part of its plan to do away with direct discharge toilet system. "We have fitted bio-toilets in 300 coaches and 260 more will be added in the next few months," SCR General Manager PK...
  • From the luxurious Palace on Wheels to the spiritual Mahaparinirvan Express: 8 extraordinary train journeys that the Indian Railway offers to travel enthusiasts September 28, 2014

    Train journeys in India aren't always about adjusting your luggage below the lower berth and exchanging the upper berth on request. How about spending a week exploring palaces, forts, cave paintings, while you're treated like royalty on a train? Yes, you heard that right. Luxury trains in India offer you...
  • Japan's bullet train hits half century September 24, 2014

    Omiya: Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan's arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world. Less than two decades after a bitter World War II defeat that...
  • Delhi metro train exteriors now to carry advertisements September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The exterior of some Delhi Metro trains will be available for advertising as the corporation will be permitting wraps to augment nonoperational revenues, an official statement said on Sunday. "To augment the nonoperational revenues, Delhi Metro has awarded exclusive rights for displaying advertising materials, including pictures, printed material, electronic...
  • Soon order food of your choice through SMS onboard train September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon you can order meals of your taste through SMS while travelling on a train as Railways is launching a mobile phonebased service in a move to offer multiple catering options to passengers. The SMSbased service, part of the ecatering service, will be launched on September 25 in a...
  • Train services get back on track slowly in floodhit Jammu & Kashmir September 15, 2014

    Train services have started in the floodhit state of Jammu & Kashmir after almost nine days. The train services have resumed from Srinagar to Baramullah. And the line from Srinagar to Banihaal will resuem in 10 to 20 days. ...
  • Special trains to clear festive season rush September 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Special trains will be run to clear the festive season rush, authorities said. The South Eastern Railway will run nine pairs of Weekly Superfast Premium Specials between Santragachi and Puri and 17 pairs of Biweekly Superfast Janasadharan Specials between Santragachi and Chennai between September 18 and November 15 with a...
  • Himachal Pradesh student's bullet train model selected for nationallevel exhibition September 12, 2014

    Shimla: A Himachal Pradesh student has created a bullet train model that has been selected for a nationallevel exhibition, a school official said on Friday. Shilpa, a class 10 student in Government Senior Secondary School at Sudhial near Nadaun in Hamirpur district, has prepared the bullet train model that is based...
  • Missing train traced after 17 days in Bihar September 12, 2014

    Patna: A train which went missing from one railway division in Bihar was finally traced on Thursday after 17 long days from another division, senior officials said. The GorakhpurMuzaffarpur passenger train "went missing" from Hajipur on the night of August 25 after the derailment of a goods train led to the...
  • 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...
  • #ToiletsForAll: Videos and pics sent by CJs September 8, 2014

    Videos and pics sent by citizen journalists. ...
  • Damage to equipment strands train, traffic hit for about 7 hours in Thiruvananthapuram September 7, 2014

    Chennai: Equipment damage to a Thiruvananthapuram bound Express train forced it to a halt at nearby Arakkonam, affecting traffic for about seven hours, but there was no casualties, a top railway official said. The loco pilot of the GuwahatiTrivandrum Express stopped the train at Sitheri near Arakkonam at around 9.15...
  • J&K: Train services to Katra cancelled due to flood September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Northern Railway on Saturday cancelled train services to Katra due to heavy floods and breaches on tracks between Jammu and Katra section. Besides the gushing of flood waters, heavy boulders had fallen on tracks at certain places in the JammuUdhampurMata Vaishno Devi Katra rail section, a senior Northern...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 1, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 1, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • IndoJapan ties scale new heights as Modi, Abe sign key agreements on bullet trains, Varanasi revamp September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan and India, Asia's second and third largest economies signed five major agreements during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the east Asian nation. A deal on bringing Japan's high speed bullet trains to India signed between the 'two most important democracies of the world' remained one of the...