Starting March 30, the Central Railway (CR) will ply additional toy train services on the 21-km-long Neral-Matheran and Aman Lodge-Matheran routes whose infrastructure on the hilly terrain has undergone strengthening. This is a step towards an attempt for making this 111-year-old toy train into a heritage rail for which the authorities have taken help from the world heritage Kalka-Shimla toy train rail.
To begin with, starting Friday the Central Railway authorities will run more trains on this hilly rail on the western ghats, which is closest tourist spot for Mumbaikars. “We will be operating steam engine as well,” said SK Jain, Divisional Railway Manager (Mumbai), Central Railway.
There shall be 21 services on Fridays, 22 services on Saturdays and Sundays and 17 services on Mondays on the 3-km long Aman Lodge-Matheran section. During weekdays between Tuesday and Thursday, there shall be 14 services on the above route. Read More…
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