Mumbai’s harbour line was India’s first electric railway and it completes 93 years on Saturday with the Central Railway deciding on Friday that the new Bombardier-class trains would soon be introduced on the harbour line too.
The dreams of a high-speed local train have crashed and burned. The special rake was supposed to have a running speed close to that of Gatimaan Express, India’s fastest train.
The recovery of a railway bell from a cabin at the north end of the Elphinstone Road station took railway officials back to the time when these bells were the only way to alert passengers about the arrival and departure of trains.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), as we know it, will soon be history. After decades of serving as the headquarters of the Central Railway, CSMT is now in the process of being vacated, and will soon be converted into a world-class transport museum to showcase the history of Indian Railways.
If all goes well, the much-awaited air-conditioned local train will start running as early as December 25. Won’t that be a very Merry Christmas then!
Six wagons of a goods train derailed near Khandala on the Kalyan-Lonavala section on Thursday afternoon, resulting in the cancellation of some long distance trains.
For the first time, the Central Railway in Mumbai will move to a census-based time-table from October 2017, after studying the number of commuters and shift in offices based on the latest 2011 census.
It would appear that the government is starting to commit to the seamless integration of public transport and to that end, Railway minister Suresh Prabhu said that they are working with the MMRDA to implement within six months
Yet another inauguration, yet more announcements, supposedly for passengers. That’s what is on the cards today when railway minister Suresh Prabhu visits Kurla’s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT).