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Mumbai suburban railways


Railways to cultivate flowers on land patches near tracks on Mumbai suburban network

January 10, 2022 8:23 am

A private company will be given contract through open tendering to do floriculture on over 150 acres of land patches at 113 different locations on the railway tracks and the company can sell the flowers in the open market, said an official.

Railways mega block extended, commuters affected

December 20, 2021 8:00 am

For over three hours, trains going towards Navi Mumbai’s Vashi and Panvel from CSMT were not available, leaving thousands in the lurch.

Footfall of 26 L till evening, no physical distancing, crowded ticket counters

February 02, 2021 2:54 am

The local trains in Mumbai saw a footfall of 26 lakh passengers until 6 pm on Monday – up from 17 lakh on January 29.

To increase intake, Railways set to introduce 2nd class AC coaches in Mumbai

April 17, 2018 3:02 am

Expected to intake more passengers than a regular coach, railway officials have, however, raised red flags, claiming the additional number of passengers may exceed coach’s weight-bearing capacity.

MRVC proposal: Suburban rakes likely to have two AC coaches

January 23, 2018 3:38 am

Both Central Railway and Western Railway operate 250 non-AC coaches. The WR also operates one AC train that sees 12 trips between Churchgate and Virar railway stations every weekday.

Once upon a time, WR was mocked as a ‘waste of money’

December 09, 2014 1:20 am

150 years later, it carries over 35 lakh commuters daily and is a key part of Mumbai’s lifeline

Rlys to get bomb detection squad by year-end

July 14, 2014 8:11 am

The Railway Board has allocated over Rs 7 crore to the Mumbai division to carry out work of ISS at stations.

City’s lifeline gears up to cut losses, has miles to go

June 25, 2014 12:51 am

The latest hike will only partially help the suburban railways, which still faces mounting losses because of massive subsidy in passenger fares, says Priyal Dave

Space shrinks for differently abled in locals

May 20, 2014 12:40 am

The number of unauthorised travelers increased to 26,433 in 2013.

‘WR runs at 110% of line capacity against global standards of 80%’

February 15, 2014 12:51 am

The addition of the 5th and 6th lines on WR will help improve line capacity.


Local train services resume for fully vaccinated in Mumbai

August 16, 2021 9:44 pm

Four months after it shut down its services for the general public, fully vaccinated general commuters were allowed to board Mumbai’s suburban trains for the first time on Sunday.