Saturday, October 18, 2014

Biggest German rail strike on busy autumn weekend


Biggest German rail strike on busy autumn weekend


German rail travellers on Saturday faced delays and disruptions on one of autumn’s busiest travel weekends as the train drivers’ union began one of its largest strikes in recent years.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Contempt notice to Railway Board chief in New Delhi


Contempt notice to Railway Board chief in New Delhi

Mohammed Iqbal

The Delhi High Court has issued notice to Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar on a petition seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against him for failing to comply with its direction to appoint a committee for review of the Katra-Banihal section of railway line to Kashmir.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Station masters decry overwork

Station masters decry overwork

Anil Kumar Sastry

To stage protest demonstration in Bangalore on Wednesday

MANGALORE: Railway Station Masters, who work behind the scenes for smooth operation of trains, have now decided to come out in the open highlighting their grievances. Important among them is that they are being overwork without a weekly break.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chennai-Mysore High Speed Rail May Not Reach Full Speed: Report

Chennai-Mysore High Speed Rail May Not Reach Full Speed: Report


BANGALORE: A preliminary inspection for the Chennai-Mysore High Speed Rail Link by a team consisting of railway authorities is said to have revealed that at present the trains will travel at a speed of 85 km per hour.

Railway brass under CBI lens for nod to rejected sleepers


Railway brass under CBI lens for nod to rejected sleepers


BHOPAL: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has initiated an inquiry against top officers of Indian railways for doling out 'special favours' to a Chhattisgarh company for allegedly supplying sub-standard and rejected concrete sleepers thus putting lives of commuters to risk.

First Pvt Cargo Train to Chug off Tomorrow

First Pvt Cargo Train to Chug off Tomorrow

Published: 14th October 2014 

China's fast track to high-speed rail exports

China's fast track to high-speed rail exports

13 October 2014 Chris Lo



In little over a decade China has progressed from a high-speed rail novice to the host of the world's largest high-speed network. Now the country is focussing on foreign markets, where lower costs and efficient construction are making its companies a match for the high-speed specialists of Europe and Japan.

Monday, October 13, 2014

CRS Inspection

COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY,SOUTHERN CIRCLE, BANGALORE CONDUCTS STATUTORY INSPECTION FOR THE NEWLY LAID DOUBLE LINE BETWEEN AJJAMPURA AND HOSADURGA ON BIRUR-SHIVANI-HOSADURGA SECTION

Friday, October 10, 2014

London’s new ‘driverless’ Tube trains slammed by unions

London’s new ‘driverless’ Tube trains slammed by unions

Thursday, October 9, 2014

BJP’s ‘make railways better’ portal a big hit

BJP’s ‘make railways better’ portal a big hit

Srinand Jha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 09, 2014
Material for uniforms for Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel and other employees can be purchased from the National Textile Corporation. This would help break the government/suppliers nexus and also help revive the finances of the NTC mills.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Austrian Co, ‘Schuhfried’ to conduct Psychological Tests on Loco Pilots to improve Safety

Austrian Co, ‘Schuhfried’ to conduct Psychological Tests on Loco Pilots to improve Safety

 Mumbai: A spate of train accidents in the recent past have forced the Centre to bring in the most modern technology and mechanism to ensure passenger safety.

Taiwan Govt to opt PPP in High Speed Rail and other Infra Projects to prevent losses

Taiwan Govt to opt PPP in High Speed Rail and other Infra Projects to prevent losses

Plan to stop Taiwan’s high-speed rail going bust set for review.  Indian Infrastructure Cos. keen to evaluate options in PPP models in High Speed Rail and other Infrastructure projects

Train drivers, pilots' strikes target German freight

Train drivers, pilots' strikes target German freight

BERLIN Tue Oct 7, 2014

New device to prevent collision of trains now

New device to prevent collision of trains now

NEW DELHI : Accidents caused by two trains running on the same track can be prevented through a light depending resistor instrument that will automatically slow them down to avoid the crash.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

12 bogies of a goods train derails near Chiplun


12 bogies of a goods train derails near Chiplun

PTI

Twelve wagons of a goods train derailed on Tuesday between Chiplun and Kamathe section of the Konkan Railway, disrupting train movement on the route.

Railway bending rules, standards for PM Modi's plan

Railway bending rules, standards for PM Modi's plan

Srinand Jha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 08, 2014
In its zeal to implement Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet scheme of increasing speeds of passenger trains, the railways is bending the railways design and standards organisation (RDSO)-established standards on passenger safety.

Reforming Railways

Column: Reforming Railways

Soon after assuming office in 2004, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh emphasised on restructuring the bureaucracy to improve the country’s governance. He set up an administrative reforms commission and remained content ever after. The Modi government, too, has opted to get an MRI for the Railways, knowing well that no other public institution in the country has been studied and analysed as extensively.

Monday, October 6, 2014

AILRSA All India Conference



ALL INDIA LOCO RUNNING STAFF ASSOCIATION
20th All India Conference

Unions wary of Chinese participation in Railways modernisation and Bullet Train projects

Unions wary of Chinese participation in Railways modernisation and Bullet Train projects

Chennai (MAS): Last month, India and China signed MoUs and exchanged documents on strengthening Indian Railways and last week, Union railway minister Sadananda Gowda confirmed, during his visit to Chennai, that railways was in track with China on technology development and this had created a trigger among various railway trade unions in south India.

Lucknow Mail derails in Ghaziabad


Lucknow Mail derails in Ghaziabad

Vishal Kant

Saturday, October 4, 2014

32 killed, 50 injured in stampede during Dussehra celebrations in Patna's Gandhi Maidan

32 killed, 50 injured in stampede during Dussehra celebrations in Patna's Gandhi Maidan


PATNA: 32 people were killed and more than 50 injured in a stampede near Gandhi Maidan on Friday evening after the Ravan vadh programme which was a part of Dussehra celebrations.

SHRC: 3 night shifts in a row for loco pilots harmful


SHRC: 3 night shifts in a row for loco pilots harmful

Special Correspondent

Loco Pilot Night Duty: SHRC Cautions Railways

Loco Pilot Night Duty: SHRC Cautions Railways

Locopilot seeks rest, gets paycut

Locopilot seeks rest, gets paycut

DC CORRESPONDENT | October 04, 2014,

Gorakhpur train accident blamed on driver fatigue


Gorakhpur train accident blamed on driver fatigue



NEW DELHI: Tuesday's train accident near Gorakhpur that killed 12 passengers and left 45 injured has once again highlighted the shortage of loco pilots in railways and the heavy workload being shared by the ones on duty.