Saturday, February 6, 2016

German coaches to remain off track

The sweet sound of clickety-clack

MY STORY: Indian Railways Surprised Me with the Way It Handled an Accident

TBI Reader  February 6, 2016 

The views expressed in this article are that of the author’s and do not in any way reflect the views of the organisation.

Train seized on court order

Loco pilots demand humane treatement ahead of budget

Aparajita Ray | TNN | Feb 6, 2016, 

Higher train speed, axle load main challenges for railway: Minister

New Delhi, Feb 5 : The increase in speeds of trains and safely operating higher axle loads on existing networks are the major challenges facing railway engineers, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Kumar Sinha said on Friday.

Banaswadi Railway MEMU Shed Ready to Open

BENGALURU: The proposed suburban train service aimed to redress the city’s traffic woes came a step closer to being realised with the Banaswadi Railway Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) shed getting the green signal.

We Need Safer Railways, Bio-Toilets And Beautification Can Wait

The last week of January this year saw headlines about two tragic losses of life at the railway stations of Dadar and Borivali in Mumbai. Both the gruesome accidents were recorded by CCTV cameras, and the videos went viral on social media and TV networks.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express train derails near Vellore, over 40 injured

More than 40 passengers on the Indian Railways Bengaluru-bound Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express train were injured after its four coaches derailed in Vellore district, around 170 km from here, according to reports.

For India’s fastest train, railways will fence entire route costing around Rs 70 cr

“Preventing cattle from entering the tracks on this route is the main worry. The decision to completely fence this route essentially stems from that,” an official said.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rail track monitor system goes online

New Delhi, Feb 4(PTI) Focussing on information technology, railways is developing modules to monitor rail temperature and bridge water level online as part of the Track Management System (TMS) across the country.

A Beautiful And Comfortable Railways Would Be Great, But What About Safety?


In the last week of January 2016, two tragic losses of life, one at the railway station of Dadar and the other at Borivali in Mumbai, made the headlines. Both incidents were recorded by CCTV cameras installed at the stations. Before long, the videos of these two gruesome accidents went viral on social media and TV networks.

Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital Inaugurates National Technical Seminar

Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital Inaugurates National Technical Seminar & Technical Exhibition organized by the Institution of Permanent Way Engineers (India) (IPWE) 

Permitted! Motormen on western railway can stop trains during emergencies

Rattled by the rising number of accidents on the suburban railways, the Western Railway (WR) is considering a complete overhaul of its passenger safety guidelines. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Technical snag in train disrupts traffic

Rail traffic was affected on Arakkonam-Chennai section after the Nilagiri (Blue Mountain) Express was stopped at the Arakkonam station for four hours owing to a technical snag.

He is an e-historian for the railways

Tuesday, 2 February 2016
S Vishnu Sharmaa

Monday, February 1, 2016

Gross Budgetary Support of Railways slashed

Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) of Rs 40,000 crore was announced in the 2015-16 Rail Budget.

For Indian Railways, the customer must always come first

With the rail network no longer being the preferred mode of transport for the cost-conscious private sector, all stops must be pulled to get them on board.
By: RC Acharya | February 1, 2016 

Alert motorman halts train in time, saves girl walking on tracks

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times | 
Updated: Feb 01, 2016 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

SWR to do away with a colonial practice

Trains remain most economic transport mode, notes Railway Board Chairman Mital

Chairman Railway Board A K Mital said that Railways is most economical mode of transportation even then railway traffic is going down as compared to the other modes of transport. He pointed the reason behind that Railways has not spent enough for developing basic infrastructure for the freight sector. 

China’s high-speed railway project in Indonesia suspended over incomplete paperwork

Documents detailing plans for the 142km rail link connecting Jakarta and Bandung have yet to be submitted: Indonesian transport minister

Dakshin Railway Employee Union stages protest in Chennai

CHENNAI: More than 2,500 members of the Dakshin Railway Employee Union staged a protest at the Moore Market Complex in Chennai on Thursday morning placing a charter of demands including those related to their wages.

Pawan Kumar Tripathi makes sure the train stays on the track

'The moment I get off the engine, I forget I'm a driver in the Indian Railways'
Shivam Saini January 30, 2016

Indian Railways to finalise Rs 17,500 crore tenders for freight corridors by March

The ambitious Rs 81,459-crore project envisages freight rail lines along the western corridor between Delhi and Mumbai and the eastern corridor between Ludhiana and Howrah, running through Delhi