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Life on the Local: Commuters take up drive to make more space in local trains

Every day, 10 deaths are recorded on an average on the suburban lines – both central and western — with passengers falling off crowded compartments or hitting poles while standing on footboards, data says.  By distributing badges or approaching commuters personally, MUSE has tried to spread its message.

Regular commuters swear by little-known ‘anti-peak rakes’

A 7.56 am Mankhurd-bound local from Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), a 5.20 pm Malad-to-Churchgate service and morning services to Kurla and Chembur from CSMT on the Harbour Line are examples of “anti-peak rakes”.

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Twelve train ticket checkers have an uphill task on Mumbai AC local train

A railway official said priority was being given first to ensure that those without a ticket for the AC train were not allowed inside. The official said two TCs will be deployed for every three coaches.

First AC local train starts in Mumbai; commuters elated

Earlier, BJP MPs Kirit Somaiya, Gopal Shetty, Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde, Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar and WR General Manager Anil Kumar Gupta flagged off the train.

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Life on Mumbai local: Crushed in crowd, commuters’ struggle inspires songs, stand-up comedies, t-shirt graffiti, memes

A skit on travelling on the Mumbai locals performed by humourist and doctor Tushar Shah talks about how the trains unite people of all religions and acknowledges the role played by it in helping people earn their living

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Mumbai locals: The four others who died on tracks on the day of stampede

Of the nearly 75 lakh commuters who take the trains in Mumbai every day, between eight to ten do not make it home.

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Track maintenance work near Mumbai’s Monkey Hill hits services 

Track maintenance work was being carried out near Monkey Hill station on Thursday, leading to the cancellation of six trains. Two local trains were diverted.

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Mumbai: Inquiry ordered into derailment of coaches of suburban local

Officials said a total amount of Rs 50,000 as ex-gratia has been disbursed to the injured. While Rs 25,000 has been given to one of the victims who is grievously injured, Rs 5,000 each has been disbursed to five female passengers who suffered minor injuries.

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Of the women, for the women: RPF’s Mahila Vahini for Mumbai locals

Patrolling the women compartments of local trains and maintaining law and order form some of their tasks. In their eight-hour day shift, attending to woman commuters’ grievances is accorded top priority by the officers.

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Iftar on the go at Mumbra railway station

For more than 15-20 years, three men at Mumbra station have been distributing dates to people around 6.45 pm during Ramzan, while also arranging free of cost bus ferry ride home. If commuters reach the railway station around 7.15 or later, they also get cold Rooh Afza, water and fruits to end their fast.

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The small text on railway signboards is of big use

The height information helped railway officials build stations in a way to prevent their flooding during monsoon or high tide

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Mumbai local’s first AC rake could be rolled out by September

The railways will procure nine more such rakes from the board after one has been put to use. Officials said the other rakes will run on either the Central Railway (CR) or the WR, depending on the need.

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Life on the local: Now showing, at a compartment near you!

This is the category of the commuters which prefers the games on mobiles phones to movies. Then there are those humming to the music playing on their mobiles.

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Life on the local: For them, it’s all about evading cops, catching busy trains

They survive mostly on a vada pav or misal pav during the day, taking a break around 3 pm.

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Life on the local: The life and times of train(ed) pickpockets

There are categories, specialisations and division of labour in this class of pickpockets, explains a Government Railway Police (GRP) officer.