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Western Railways decisions: Extra coaches in two trains; special rides for Ganesh Chaturthi
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Western Railway Offers: Keeping in view the demand of rail passengers, Western Railway has announced additional coaches in two trains.
Western Railway drops 'head-foot' massage proposal for passengers on board running trains
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
There were other suggestions and representations made for improving passenger amenities which the WR will now consider instead of the massage proposal.
Cyclone Vayu: Mumbai's Western Railways Cancels Trains To Coastal Gujarat
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
The Western Railway has decided to short-terminate or cancel some of its trains passing through areas of Gujarat that are likely to be affected by cyclone Vayu that is likely to hit the Gujarat coast on Thursday morning.
Train ticket booking offers: Western Railway is giving discounts on digital payments
Sat, Apr 27, 2019
Train Ticket Booking Offer: The Indian Railways has been offering discounts on train tickets for those who make payment using digital methods like BHIM and recharge of R-Wallet.
Western Railway goes after ticketless travellers, collects Rs 13.46 crore in fines; 258 persons jailed
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Western Railway has conducted regular checks during March, 2019 where it detected about 2.45 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage.
Western Railway to run special trains for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 staff
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
The Western Railway has decided to run a special train on April 29 and 30 for the staff going on poll duty.
Indian Railways: Soon you can shop onboard in 16 more trains
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Indian Railways onboard shopping: The services are available to passengers travelling in air-conditioned coaches.
Indian Railways to run 306 trips of summer special trains to Bihar, Uttar Pradesh: Check date, time, ticket booking
Sat, Mar 30, 2019
Indian Railways: To clear the holiday rush, the Western Railway has planned to run 306 trips of special trains on various routes including Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Relief for commuters! Indian Railways plans 198 specials trains for summer
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
Indian Railways has also planned a special train (09433/09434) for Gandhidham gram from Bandra Terminus once a week, making as many as 24 rounds.
Indian Railways gives fresh 'make-up' to ladies coaches in Mumbai
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
Sunil Nandgaonkar, a painter-cum-artist at the workshop, along with Vijay S. Rajpoot, has reportedly created the paintings in a ladies first and second class coaches. The paintings show birds singing on trees, dolphins jumping out of the water, a tiny land mass with coconut trees, lush greenery and flowery bushes.
Railways passengers alert! Your next ride will boost your health
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
Western Railway has developed a dust collection system for the roof-mounted air handling units (AHUs) that pump fresh air into suburban train coaches, a senior official said Monday.
Travel by Western Railway trains? Beware! Trouble with AC locals to continue
Tue, Aug 28, 2018
Western Railway has reportedly sought some changes in the future lot of AC local trains as this has been affecting smooth running of trains. “We had asked for changes after making thorough inspection. However we have been informed that as the contract doesn’t these provisions, it will be difficult to incorporate them,” a senior Western Railway official told DNA.
Western Railway to go for 3-point approach to de-water Vasai-Nallasopara belt
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
According to the plan, water from areas around the tracks will be drained out using high-powered pumps first. Secondly , to prevent the risk of water flooding the tracks in the future, walls will be built next to the station. As a final step, those areas requiring elevation of tracks will be located.
Indian Railways introduces Double Stack Dwarf Container Service
Mon, Jul 09, 2018
Indian Railways has received increased revenue of Rs 18.50 lakhs due to this Double Stacked Dwarf Container service, said a Ministry of Railways statement. The Double Stacked Container, which is 6 ft 4 inches in height and can run on electrified tracks, can hold a capacity of 30,500 kgs.
Good news for Western Railway air-conditioned local; no fare hike in offing
Sat, Jun 23, 2018
"The decision is taken due to the good response the AC localis getting from commuter" Western Railway chief spokesperson Ravinder Bhakar told PTI.
Western Railway struggling with shanties problem as monsoon approaches
Tue, May 15, 2018
The Western Railway (WR) have a mammoth task ahead of them before the monsoon arrives as they will have to clear the illegal slums, structures and the huge garbage thrown in lands belonging to the rail.
Good news! Western Railway to install LED lights in locals too
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
These LED tube lights will also help the authorities save approximately Rs 91,000 per rake annually. The consumption of electricity will also come down with each rake saving around 16,500 units per year as LEDs have a longer life compared to regular tube lights. On March 26, the WR authorities began the work of installing LEDs in coaches of local trains.
Indian Railways mobile ticketing card ticket demand soars in Mumbai
Thu, Apr 12, 2018
The CR authorities have got over 40-odd new, sleeker, red-silver coloured ATVMs, which are a part of the total 375 ATVMs operational on the suburban section. The new ATVMs are still to come on the WR. It is a known fact that there are issues and glitches in several of these old machines.
Western Railway provides relief from heat, to run AC trains, but there is a catch
Tue, Apr 10, 2018
At present the Western Railway are carrying on maintenance of Mumbai’s first AC local during weekends. Sources said that over the past few days officials from Research, Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) and Integral Coach Factory which manufactured the AC rake, have been working on technical details to minimize maintenance and other issues
In this BMC request to Railways, lies solution to massive traffic jams near Bandra station
Mon, Apr 09, 2018
According to BMC officials from the H/ East ward , one of the biggest demolition drive was carried out in November 2017 which freed eight acre land leased to the civic body by the WR for the construction of the Tansa water pipeline.