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Aug 30 2014 (9:10AM)
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Posted by: Soumitra Chawathe**  185 news posts  
Central Railway will introduce the new timetable with effect from 1.9.2014. This will include introduction of new trains, increase in frequency and extension of run of existing trains, change in timings, terminus, provision of halts and withdrawal of halts, change in timings. The Salient features of the time table is given below:

TO BE INTRODUCED AT A LATER DATE

PREMIUM TRAINS

1. Gorakhpur-Mumbai Weekly Premium train via Khandwa – Jhansi – Kanpur.

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12595 Premium Train will leave Gorakhpur at 0825 hrs and arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 1215 hrs next day. 12596 Premium Train will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 1420 hrs and arrive Gorakhpur at 1845 hrs next day.
Halts: Bhusawal, Bhopal, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow.
Accommodation: AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Pantry Car

2. Howrah-Mumbai Bi-weekly Premium AC Train via Raipur-Nagpur.

22842 Bi-weekly Premium AC Train will leave Howrah at 1830 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 2345 hrs next day. 22841 Bi-weekly Premium Train will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1320 hrs and arrive Howrah at 1815 hrs next day.
Halts: Tatanagar, Rourkela, Raipur, Nagpur, Bhusaval.
Accommodation: First AC, AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Pantry Car

3. Howrah-Pune Bi-weekly Premium AC Train via Nagpur–Kalyan–Panvel.

22822 Bi-weekly Premium AC Train will leave Howrah at 1830 hrs and arrive Pune at 0245 hrs o­n third day. 22821 Bi-weekly Premium AC Train will leave Pune at 1030 hrs and arrive Howrah at 1815 hrs next day.
Halts: Tatanagar, Bilaspur, Nagpur, Bhusawal, Panvel.
Accommodation: AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Pantry Car


4. Patna-Mumbai Premium AC Train via Manikpur–Itarsi-Khandwa.

22355 Bi-weekly Premium AC Train will leave Patna at 1300 hrs and will arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 1605 hrs next day. 22356 Bi-weekly Premium AC Train will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 1105 hrs and will arrive Patna at 1535 hrs next day.
Halts: Mughalsarai, Chheoki, Jabalpur, Bhusawal.
Accommodation: AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Pantry Car




JANSADHARAN TRAINS

1. Jaynagar -Mumbai Weekly Jansadharan Express via Mughalsarai-Chheoki.

15547 Weekly Jansadharan Express will leave Jaynagar at 1825 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 0730 hrs o­n third day. 15548 Weekly Jansadharan Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1120 hrs and arrive Jaynagar at 2320 hrs next day.
Halts: Madhubani, Sakri Jn, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Barauni, Patna, Mughalsarai, Mirzapur, Chheoki, Satna, Katni, Jabalpur, Itarsi, Khandwa, Bhusawal, Manmad, Kalyan.
Accommodation: General Second Class

2. Gorakhpur -Mumbai Weekly Jansadharan Express via Basti-Gonda-Lucknow

12597 Weekly Jansadharan Express will leave Gorakhpur at 0825 hrs and arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 1215 hrs next day. 12598 Weekly Jansadharan Express will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 1420 hrs and arrive Gorakhpur at 1845 hrs next day.
Halts: Khalilabad, Basti, Gonda, Lucknow, Kanpur, Orai, Jhansi, Bhopal, Itarsi, Bhusaval, Kalyan.
Accommodation: General Second Class

MAIL / EXPRESS TRAINS

1. Mumbai-Karmali Weekly AC Express via Roha.

22115 AC Superfast Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 0110 hrs o­n every Thursday and arrive Karmali at 1100 hrs same day. 22116 AC Superfast Express will leave Karmali at 1400 hrs o­n every Thursday and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 2355 hrs same day.
Halts: Thane, Panvel, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Kudal.
Accommodation: First AC, AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Pantry Car

2. Mumbai- Lucknow Weekly AC Express via Bhusaval-Khandwa-Itarsi-Jhansi.

22121 Weekly AC Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus o­n every Saturday at 1420 hrs and arrive Lucknow at 1315 hrs next day. 22122 Weekly AC Express will leave Lucknow o­n every Sunday at 1615 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1730 hrs next day.
Halts: Thane, Kalyan, Nasik, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Habibganj, Jhansi, Orai, Kanpur.
Accommodation: First AC, AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier

3. Nagpur-Pune Weekly AC Express via Wardha-Bhusaval-Manmad-Daund.

22124 Weekly AC Express will leave Nagpur o­n every Tuesday at 1950 hrs and arrive Pune at 1145 hrs next day. 22123 Weekly AC Express will leave Pune o­n every Wednesday at 1515 hrs and arrive Nagpur at 0515 hrs next day.
Halts: Wardha, Dhamangaon, Badnera, Akola, Bhusaval, Manmad, Kopargaon, Daund.
Accommodation: First AC, AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Pantry Car
4. Nagpur-Amritsar Weekly AC Express via Itarsi-New Delhi-Ambala-Jalandhar.

22125 Weekly AC Express will leave Nagpur o­n every Saturday at 1750 hrs and arrive Amritsar at 2100 hrs next day. 22126 Weekly AC Express will leave Amritsar o­n every Monday at 0430 hrs and arrive Nagpur at 0425 hrs next day.
Halts: Bhopal, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra Cantonment, New Delhi, Ambala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar.
Accommodation: First AC, AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Pantry Car

5. Mumbai-Chennai Central Weekly Express via Pune-Wadi.

11073 Weekly Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus o­n every Monday at 1320 hrs and arrive Chennai Central at 1300 hrs next day. 11074 Weekly Express will leave Chennai Central o­n every Tuesday at 1515 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1620 hrs next day.
Halts: Kalyan, Pune, Solapur, Gulbarga, Wadi, Yadgir, Raichur, Mantralayam Road, Adoni, Guntakal, Gooty, Yerraguntala, Kadapa, Renigunta, Arakkonam, Perambur (Up direction o­nly)
Accommodation: AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Sleeper Class, General Second Class, Pantry Car.

6. Mumbai-Gorakhpur Weekly Express via Gonda, Balrampur, Barhni (after gauge conversion)

11079 Weekly Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus o­n every Thursday at 1550 hrs and arrive Gorakhpur at 0145 hrs o­n third day. 11080 Weekly Express will leave Gorakhpur o­n every Saturday at 0515 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1620 hrs next day.
Halts: Kalyan, Nasik Road, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Harda, Itarsi, Habibganj, Bhopal, Vidisha, Jhansi, Orai, Kanpur, Lucknow, Gonda, Barabanki, Balrampur, Barhni, Naugarh, Anandnagar, Colonelganj, Jarwal Road, Jharkhandi, Tulsipur.
Accommodation: First AC, AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Sleeper Class, General Second Class.

7. Mumbai-Gorakhpur Weekly Express via Mau.

11081 Weekly Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus o­n every Wednesday at 1550 hrs and arrive Gorakhpur at 0215 hrs o­n third day. 11082 Weekly Express will leave Gorakhpur o­n every Friday at 1300 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 2235 hrs next day.
Halts: Kalyan, Nasik Road, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Pipariya, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Katni, Maihar, Satna, Manikpur, Chheoki, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Mau, Aunrihar Jn, Bhatni, Deoria Sadar.
Accommodation:AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Sleeper Class, General Second Class

8. Nagpur-Rewa Weekly Express via Satna.

11207 Weekly Express will leave Nagpur o­n every Wednesday at 0720 hrs and arrive Rewa at 2230 hrs same day. 11208 Weekly Express will leave Rewa o­n every Wednesday at 2330 hrs and arrive Nagpur at 1530 hrs next day.
Halts: Katol, Narkher, Pandhurna, Amla, Betul, Ghoradongri, Itarsi, Pipariya, Narsinghpur, Shridham, Madan Mahal, Katni, Maihar, Satna.
Accommodation: AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Sleeper Class, General Second Class

9. Gulbarga-Hyderabad Daily Intercity Express via Wadi.

11307 Intercity Express will leave Gulbarga at 1015 hrs and arrive Hyderabad at 1450 hrs same day. 11308 Intercity Express will leave Hyderabad at 1600 hrs and will arrive Gulbarga at 2110 hrs same day.
Halts: Shahabad, Wadi, Tandur, Vikarabad, Lingampalli.
Accommodation: AC Chair Car, Second Seating

10. Pune-Lucknow Jn. Weekly Express via Daund-Manmad-Jhansi-Kanpur.

11407 Weekly Express will leave Pune o­n every Tuesday at 2200 hrs and arrive Lucknow Jn at 0230 hrs o­n third day. 11408 Weekly Express will leave Lucknow Jn o­n every Thursday at 0630 hrs and arrive Pune at 1105 hrs next day.
Halts: Daund, Ahmednagar, Kopargaon, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Itarsi, Hoshangabad, Habibganj, Bhopal, Bina, Jhansi, Orai, Kanpur.
Accommodation: AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Sleeper Class, General Second Class

11. Mumbai-Bidar Weekly Express via Pune-Kurduwadi-Latur Road-Udgir.

11075 Weekly Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus o­n every Tuesday at 1205 hrs and arrive Bidar at 0400 hrs next day. 11076 Weekly Express will leave Bidar o­n every Wednesday at 0730 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 2355 hrs same day.
Halts:Thane, Kalyan, Lonavala, Pune, Kurduwadi, Usmanabad, Latur, Latur Road, Udgir, Kamlanagar, Bhalki.
Accommodation:AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Sleeper Class, General Second Class

12. Mumbai-Kazipet Weekly Express via Manmad-Aurangabad-Purna-Chandrapur-Balharshah

11083 Weekly Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus o­n every Friday at 1130 hrs and arrive Kazipet at 1500 hrs next day. 11084 Weekly Express will leave Kazipet o­n every Saturday at 1800 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 2315 hrs next day.
Halts:Thane, Kalyan, Nasik, Manmad, Nagarsol, Aurangabad, Jalna, Parbhani, Purna, Hazur Sahib Nanded, Mudkhed, Bhokar, Himayatnagar Deccan, Kinwat, Adilabad, Pimpalkhuti, Wani, Majrikhadan, Chandrapur, Balharshah, Jammi Kunta, Peddappalli, Ramagundam, Manchiryal, Bellampalli, Sirpur Khagaznagar.
Accommodation: AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Sleeper Class, General Second Class

13. Mumbai-Azamgarh Weekly Express via Itarsi-Jabalpur-Allahabad-Janupur-Shahganj

11053 Weekly Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus o­n every Wednesday at 1640 hrs and arrive Azamgarh at 0215 hrs o­n third day. 11054 Weekly Express will leave Azamgarh o­n every Friday at 0520 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1215 hrs next day.
Halts: Thane, Kalyan, Nasik, Bhusawal, Harda, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Satna, Allahabad, Janghai, Mariahu, Jaunpur, Shahganj, Khorasan Road, Saraimir.
Accommodation: AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Sleeper Class, General Second Class

14. Gorakhpur-Pune Weekly Express via Lucknow–Kanpur–Bina–Manmad.

15029 Weekly Express will leave Gorakhpur o­n every Thursday at 1725 hrs and arrive Pune at 0405 hrs o­n third day. 15030 Weekly Express will leave Pune o­n every Saturday at 1045 hrs and arrive Gorakhpur at 2150 hrs next day.
Halts: Gonda, Basti, Khalilabad, Mankapur, Lucknow, Unnao, Kanpur, Orai, Jhansi, Bina, Bhopal, Habibganj, Itarsi, Khandwa, Bhusaval, Manmad, Kopargaon, Ahmednagar.
Accommodation: AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Sleeper Class, General Second Class

15. Hubli-Mumbai Weekly Express via Bijapur-Hotgi-Solapur-Pune-Panvel

17321 Weekly Express will leave Hubli o­n every Saturday at 2230 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1655 hrs next day. 17322 Weekly Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus o­n every Sunday at 2115 hrs and will arrive Hubli at 1645 hrs next day.
Halts: Gadag, Badami, Bagalkot, Almatti, Bijapur, Solapur, Daund, Pune, Panvel, Thane.
Accommodation: AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, Sleeper Class, General Second Class

16. Hazrat Nizamuddin-Pune Weekly AC Express via Vasai Road-Kalyan.

12494 Weekly AC Express will leave Hazrat Nizamuddin o­n every Friday at 2135 hrs and arrive Pune at 2125 hrs next day. 12493 Weekly AC Express will leave Pune o­n every Sunday at 0515 hrs and arrive Hazrat Nizamuddin at 0535 hrs next day.
Halts: Kota, Ratlam, Vadodara, Surat, Vapi, Vasai Road, Kalyan, Lonavala.
Accommodation: First AC, AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier

Trains Passing through Central Railway to be introduced at a date to notified later

PREMIUM TRAINS

1. Hazrat Nizamuddin-Madgaon Bi-weekly Premium AC Express via Kota-Vasai Road.
2.Yesvantpur-Katra Weekly Premium AC Express via Bellary-Guntakal- Secunderabad-Kazipet-Nagpur-New Delhi.
3. Yesvantpur-Jaipur Weekly Premium AC Express via Gulbarga-Pune-Vasai Road.
4. Patna-Bangalore Weekly Premium Express via Mughalsarai-Chheoki-Manikpur-Nagpur.
5. Secunderabad-Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly AC Premium Express via Ramagundam-Nagpur
6. Jaipur-Madurai Weekly Premium Express via Bhopal-Nagpur-Vijayawada-Chennai.

JANSADHARAN TRAIN

1. Darbhanga-Ahmedabad Weekly Jansadharan Express via Samastipur-Hajipur-Allahabad City- Itarsi-Khandwa-Jalgaon-Surat.
MAIL / EXPRESS

1. Mysore-Varanasi Bi-weekly Express via Wadi-Daund-Manmad-Bhusaval-Khandwa.
2. Yesvantpur-Bikaner Bi-weekly Express via Tumkur-Arsikere-Hubli-Bijapur-Solapur-Kalyan-Vasai Road-Ahmedabad-Marwar-Luni Jn.
3. Gandhidham-Puri Weekly Express via Surat-Jalgaon-Bhusaval-Nagpur-Raipur-Titlagarh- Khurada Road.
4. Mannargudi-Bhagat ki Koti Weekly Express via Balharshah-Bhopal-Kota-Jaipur
5. Thiruvananthapuram- Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly Express via Kottayam-Mangalore Jn- Madgaon-Panvel-Vasai Road-Vadodara-Kota.
6. Thiruvananthapuram-Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly Express via Alappuzha-Mangalore Jn-Madgaon-Panvel-Vasai Road-Vadodara-Kota.
7. Ahmedabad-Allahabad Weekly Express via Surat-Jalgaon-Bhusaval-Khandwa-Itarsi-Jabalpur
8. Vijayawada-New Delhi Daily AC Express via Balharshah-Nagpur-Bhopal-Jhansi.
9. Ahmedabad-Chennai Central Bi-weekly Express via Surat-Vasai Road-Panvel-Pune-Wadi
10. Hapa-Bilaspur Weekly Express via Surat-Jalgaon-Bhusaval-Nagpur-Raipur
11. Hazur Sahib Nanded-Bikaner Weekly Express via Purna Jn-Washim-Akola-Jalgaon
12. Rajkot-Rewa Weekly Express via Surat-Jalgaon-Bhusaval-Khandwa-Itarsi.

INCREASE IN FREQUENCY FROM A DATE TO BE NOTIFIED LATER

1. 17317 / 17318 Hubli-Mumbai-Hubli Express from weekly to daily with change in timings
17317 Express will leave Hubli daily at 1545 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 0700 hrs next day. 17318 Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus daily at 0900 hrs and arrive Hubli at 0300 hrs next day.

2. 17319/17320 Hubli-Secunderabad-Hubli Express from tri-weekly to daily.

Change In Timings with effect from 1.11.2014

11003 Dadar-Sawantwadi Road Rajya Rani Express with effect from 1.11.2014 will leave Dadar at 0005 hrs (instead of 2355 hrs) and will arrive Thane at 0027 hrs and leave at 0030 hrs There is no change in arrival at Sawantwadi Road of this train i.e. 1125 hrs same day.

51293 Nagpur-Amla Passenger will leave Nagpur at 1805 hrs (instead of 1815 hrs) from 1.9.2014 and arrive Amla at 2230 hrs same day (instead of 2240 hrs)

17614 Hazur Sahib Nanded-Pune Express will leave at 2120 hrs from 1.9.2014 (instead of 2100 hrs) and arrive Pune at 1100 hrs as at present

WITHDRAWAL OF HALTS

With effect from 1.9.2014 following trains will not halt at Sirsuphal
51323/51324 Daund-Baramati-Pune Passenger
51451/51452 Pune-Baramati-Daund Passenger
51327/51326 Daund-Baramati-Pune Passenger
51347/51348 Pune-Baramati-Daund Passenger

With effect from 1.9.2014 following trains will not halt at Rohini
51181/51182 Devlali-Bhusaval-Devlali Passenger
51153/51154 Mumbai-Bhusaval-Mumbai Passenger

With effect from 5.9.2014 following trains will not halt at Bohali
22145/22146 Pandharpur-Miraj-Pandharpur Express

Change in Terminus from 1.11.2014

12051/12052 Mumbai-Madgaon-Mumbai Janshatabdi Express will terminate and depart from Karmali with effect from 1.11.2014

Acceleration of mail/express train o­n Central Railway System from 1.9.2014

36 mail/express trains have been speeded up o­n Central Railway system ranging from 5 minutes to 35 minutes (average acceleration 10 minutes) with effect from 1.9.2014.

51154 Bhusaval-Mumbai Passenger is speeded up o­n Igatpuri-Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai section by 1 hour and 5 minutes with effect from 1.9.2014.

Important Changes In Mail/Express & Passenger Train Timings from 1.9.2014

17617 Tapovan Express will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 0615 hrs instead of 0610 hrs and arrive Hazur Sahib Nanded at 1800 hrs instead of 1755 hrs.

17618 Tapovan Express will leave Hazur Sahib Nanded at 1010 hrs instead of 1030 hrs and arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 2150 hrs instead of 2205 hrs

17057 Devgiri Express will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 2110 hrs instead of 2105 hrs and arrive Secunderabad at 1430 hrs instead of 1415 hrs

22511 Karmabhoomi Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1130 hrs instead of 1125 hrs and arrive Kamakhya at 1810 hrs instead of 1915 hrs

12322 Howrah Mail via Allahabad will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 2130 hrs instead of 2125 hrs and arrive Howrah at 1145 hrs as at present.

18029 Shalimar Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 2200 hrs instead of 2155 hrs and arrive Shalimar at 1215 hrs as at present.

12127 Intercity Express will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 0640 hrs instead of 0645 hrs and arrive Pune at 0957 hrs as at present.

16331 Thiruvananthapuram Express will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 1210 hrs instead of 1205 hrs and arrive Thiruvananthapuram at 0310 hrs as at present.
16339 Nagercoil Express will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 1210 hrs instead of 1205 hrs and arrive Nagercoil at 0315 hrs as at present.

16351 Nagercoil Express will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 1210 hrs instead of 1205 hrs and arrive Nagercoil at 0415 hrs instead of 0540 hrs.

17222 Kakinada Port Express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1225 hrs instead of 1220 hrs and will arrive Kakinada Port at 1400 hrs as at present.

11305 Solapur Express will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 2120 hrs instead of 2115 hrs and arrive Solapur 0805 hrs as at present.

12133 Mangalore Express will Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 2200 hrs instead of 2110 hrs and arrive Mangalore Jn at 1240 hrs as at present.

17064 Secunderabad-Manmad Ajanta Express will arrive Manmad at 0655 hrs instead of 0645 hrs

17688 Dharmabad-Manmad Marathwada Express will arrive Manmad at 1320 hrs instead of 1310 hrs

51153 Bhusaval Passenger will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 0525 hrs instead of 0520 hrs and arrive Bhusaval at 1800 hrs as at present.
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Date: August 29, 2014
This news comes to you from the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai.

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Donnoe the One thing in this, They Introduced Some New Weekly Trains for GKP/AMH (See the Timings of Arrival) :O :O
What Could be the Reason of Changing the Timings of Arrival/Departure for Some Trains. What that 5 Mins Will Do ..? Same With PUNE Bound Trains and NED/HWH Bound.

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Ye To sabhi Zone Ka Haal Hai 30% train Slow down by 5mints
Today (8:35AM)  Stir planned against railway's refusal to divert trains (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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KISHANGANJ: The commuters of the border areas of Thakurganj-Galgalia , alongside Bihar-Nepal border in Kishanganj district, are thoroughly disillusioned and frustrated at the railway's persistent refusal to accede to their bonafide claims for diverting some trains through the recently converted Broad Gauge ( BG) line between Alwabari and Siliguri (North Bengal ) via Thakurganj and Galgalia in Katihar division of North-East Frontier Railway ( NF), and provide stoppage of the trains at these important points.
"The railway big-wigs have yet again given a thumbs down to our demand by not diverting any of the long-distance trains like New Alipurdwar ?Delhi Mahananda Express, Kamakhya ?Danapur Capital Express , New Alipurdwar-Kolkata Anand Vihar Express ( New Delhi ), NJP-Ananda Vihar (New Delhi ), NJP-New Delhi Garib Nawaz Express . Only weekly NJP-Ranchi Express has been provided a stoppage at Thakurganj and Galgalia in
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Bihar," says Thakurganj Railyatri Sangharsh Samiti chief Navin Yadav.
Though Kishanganj Congress MP Asrarul Haq, who had espoused the genuine demand of the commuters of this area and had also taken up the stoppage issue time and again with the Congress-led UPA II government, extracting a promise, the hopes of rail users have been shattered completely, tells Anil Jha, a local resident of Thakurganj.
Quoting the railways' new Time Table, Samiti chief Yadav has threatened to launch a fresh phase-wise agitation against railway's apathy and nonchalance towards the genuine demands of the commuters of this border region.
The conversion of the MG into BG between Alawabari and Siliguri was completed in the year 2010, and a new pair of train was flagged off and rolled on the converted line in 2013. Presently, three pairs DMU trains run through Thakurganj and Galgalia on the converted BG line, informed sources said. " The railways have only been quite apathetic towards the commuters's demand," tells an aggrieved commuter Maqbool Hasan of Galgalia.
Today (8:32AM)  Monorail scrapped, LRTS mooted (www.thehindu.com)
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KMCL board cites prohibitive cost quoted in tender
The elevated Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode, a flagship project of the State under Mission 676, has been scrapped, and instead a Light Rapid Transit System (LRTS) (light metro) has been mooted for the two cities.
The decision was taken by the director board of Kerala Monorail Corporation Ltd. (KMCL) chaired by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here on Thursday.
The board abandoned the monorail, citing the prohibitive cost quoted by Bombardier Transportation Holdings USA Inc.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the general consultant for the project, has been asked to submit a detailed project report (DPR) for the LRTS in four
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weeks, Minister for Public Works V.K. Ebrahim Kunju, who is also the vice-chairman of the KMCL, told The Hindu.
Unanimous decision The board went by the DMRC report, and Principal Adviser E. Sreedharan’s advice to reject the lone tender submitted by the consortium for selecting the ‘exclusive developer contractor.’
“The decision to reject the tender was unanimous,” he said.
Cost factor The DPR prepared by the DMRC put the estimate at Rs.5,581 crore. The consortium had quoted Rs.10,392 crore.
The consortium had omitted Rs.4,108 crore additional expenses that were included in the bid.
The cost of the monorail came above the Kochi Metro Rail, and the State could not afford it, Mr. Kunju said.
Merits of light metro The KMCL board decided to go for the LRTS as it was technologically advanced and cheaper compared to the price quoted in the financial bid for the monorail.
The project area and the alignment would remain the same for the LRTS. Global tenders would be floated after the DMRC submitted the DPR.
The other modalities would be decided by the board, he said.
Separate tenders To ensure timely completion of the LRTS and reduce the cost, Mr. Kunju said the tenders for civil, signalling, and rolling stock would be floated separately unlike in the case of monorail for which there was a combined bid.
Ministers K.M. Mani, Aryadan Mohammed, and V.S. Sivakumar; Public Works Secretary T.O. Sooraj; KMCL managing director P.I. Sheikh Pareeth, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. MD Elias George, and Kerala Road Fund Board Chief Operating Officer P.C. Harikesh were present.
The monorail was mooted on a 22.2-km stretch from Techno City to Karamana in the capital city and on a 14.2-km stretch from Government Medical College hostel area to Meenchanda in Kozhikode.
Keywords: elevated Mass Rapid Transit System, Light Rapid Transit System, Kerala Monorail Corporation Ltd
Today (8:32AM)  Central Railway to shun MSEDCL, buy power from Gujarat - The Times of India (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Central Railway to shun MSEDCL, buy power from Gujarat Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN | Aug 30, 2014, 08.03 AM IST NAGPUR: In a bid to cut burgeoning power bills, Nagpur and Bhusawal divisions of Central Railway are planning to buy electricity from Gujarat State Electricity Board (GSEB).
Gangaram Agarwal, chief electrical engineer (CEE) with Central Railway Mumbai headquarters, who was in Nagpur to explore the possibilities two days ago, confirmed the development saying the project will be implemented through the newly formed Railways Energy Management Corporation (REMC).
"Currently power we are buying from MSEDCL is costing us Rs 9.232 per unit. We plan to buy power from GSEB for entire state including Nagpur," said Agarwal. Local officials said CR would get power from GSEB at Rs 3.50 per unit. Even if transmission charge of
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Rs 2 per unit is added, it will cost Rs 5.50 per unit. Central Railway will save nearly 50% on its power bill," said officials.
Namdeo Rabade, senior divisional electric engineer (SrDEE) for traction distribution (TRD), too said talks were going on with GSEB. "We will also have to move Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for permission to transmit power through MSEDCL lines," Rabade added.
According to official sources, Nagpur division's 34% power consumption is in Madhya Pradesh side and costs Rs 6.492 per unit while remaining 66% is in Nagpur region where railways buys power from MSEDCL at Rs 9.232 per unit. Though power supplied from MPSEB was at a competitive rate, costly power from MSEDCL forced the Central Railway to look elsewhere.
"Talks are being pushed directly by the Railway Board to replace MSEDCL with GSEB," senior railway officials told TOI. On May 28, TOI had reported Central Railway making up its mind to buy power from private power plants in the region. Nagpur Central Railway public relations officer (PRO) PD Patil revealed that of the Rs 1,200 crore annual expenses of Central Railway here, nearly a third goes towards power bills.
"In the last three months (April-June) we paid Rs 86 crore to MSEDCL for consuming 9.31 crore units and Rs 29.84 crore to MPSEB towards 4.59 crore units," said Patil. The move to buy cheaper power follows after its success in Northern Railways where the project was being implemented through the newly formed REMC.
Half day for railway counters today
All the railway reservation counters will remain open from 8am till 2pm only on Friday on account of Ganesh Chaturthi, a public holiday. However, on the west side of the main railway station, two ticket counters will remain open from 2pm to 8pm.
Today (8:30AM)  LRTS: DMRC moots setting up of two SPVs (www.thehindu.com)
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Separate special purpose vehicles (SPVs) have been mooted for the Light Rail Transit System (LRTS) proposed for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode in place of the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) that was scrapped on Thursday citing prohibitive cost.The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the general consultant for the project, mooted separate SPVs in place of the SPV, Kerala Monorail Corporation Ltd. (KMCL), set up under the Public Works Department.A joint venture between the Union and the State governments has been mooted to take the LRTS forward. The project is aimed at reducing congestion in the two cities by avoiding dependence on personalised modes of transport.
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The board meeting on Thursday was chaired by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. The DMRC will prepare a detailed project report for the LRTS.Highly placed sources told The Hindu that DMRC Principal Adviser and State Planning Board Member E. Sreedharan mooted separate SPVs to execute the LRTS.
Tapping funds
The separate SPVs are also aimed at attracting different players and tapping funds from the Union Ministry of Urban Development.The DMRC had stated that the prospects of securing funds from the Centre for the LRTS in Kozhikode were bleak as the city did not fall in the ‘10-lakh urban population’ category.The government is of the view that a single SPV should implement the project in the two cities. The views have been communicated to the DMRC, sources said.
Centre-State joint venture mooted
Aim is to cut use of personalised transport modes
Today (8:29AM)  On a wing and a prayer (www.thehindu.com)
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Amid all the blood sport that Delhi is notorious for, there is an island of care and concern, since 1929. You can almost miss the Charity Birds Hospital near the crowded old Delhi railway station and opposite Red Fort, but the large neon sign proclaims it in no unmistakable terms. So when a friend wanted to take a sick pigeon there, I was surprised. Located in the Digamber Jain Red temple, the hospital can house over 2000 birds and August was particularly a bad month for them. Rameshwar Yadav who works there since ten years, said 450 birds were injured on August 15 when people flew kites to celebrate India’s independence. Not so big in terms for freedom for the birds, it was mostly pigeons which suffered broken wings and other injuries.
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for flying kites was deadly. Most birds take a month to recover. The hospital has neat rows with cages to house the birds and you can see the careful attention to detail. The fans are covered with wire mesh and the place is clean and disinfected. The cages were full of love birds, a very ill peacock, and pigeons of all colours with fractured wings, set rather neatly by the doctor in attendance.
At the reception the walls are painted with stories of benevolent kings and even Shakespeare with his famous quote on the quality of mercy. There is a painting of a king who gave his own flesh to save a pigeon from a hawk.
A brochure says the hospital was started in a single room with a few sick birds at the house of Lachchomal Gotewale and it shifted to its present location in 1952. People were encouraged to bring ill birds with the promise of a white pigeon and soon generous donations helped the hospital reach its current three- storied avatar. In 1968 it adopted the allopathic system of treatment and appointed a surgeon and physician.
The hospital admits 40 birds every day and about 30 are treated on an outpatient basis. You can even write to the doctor and he will suggest a course of treatment for your sick bird.
One of the many injured pigeons, with a cast on its wing:
And since I am on a be-kind–to-Delhi- trip, I have to say something about the swanky metro, such a world apart from Mumbai’s congested lifeline or the suburban railway network. It has made Delhi so much more easy to navigate and even if you have to put up with temperamental rickshaw wallahs at the end of your journey, the system is fabulous in terms of its reach and efficiency. And I sneer at all those who tell me that the metro can get crowded during peak hours! Obviously they haven’t travelled at peak hours in a Mumbai suburban local which can squeeze you into a human puree of sorts.
And one is so used to the women’s compartment in Mumbai and the fight to keep the men out. Here the men often enter the women’s car and most of the time, no one tells them they can’t travel there. Some men look surprised, others pretend they can’t see the women around and during those mythical peak hours, they do tend to stand in the women’s section till they are ticked off. I used to take pictures of them so they get embarrassed and go away but it is still a novel idea for many that women can have their own space. There are CCTV cameras in trains and at stations and a lot of security and vigilance, unlike the Mumbai trains which despite the serial blasts in 2006 have nothing really in terms of security except for defunct metal detectors at some stations.
The only major crib I have is the weather – it’s supposed to be monsoon time and yet every day the papers keep saying this was the hottest day in August in the last two decades. A brief spell of rain is all you get after days of scorching heat. That’s enough to flood the roads outside the metro though and give autos an excuse not to go anywhere! But the metro is not good enough for a lot of people and the number of cars parked on the roads is astounding. You can barely squeeze through on some roads and traffic jams are legion. Obviously the desire to drive around has not diminished and people own at least five cars per family from what I can see. There have been several incidents of fights over parking and some have ended in deaths! Yes, you can kill for parking space in the capital. People think nothing of it, it seems!
Today (7:24AM)  scr invokes new "gate councillors" idea until all level crossings are manned (epaper.sakshi.com)
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Today (7:15AM)  Special trains (www.thehindu.com)
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Southern Railway has announced two Superfast special trains and a premium train in the Chennai- Central- Thiruvananthapuram- Chennai Central sector to clear the extra passengers during Onam.
Advance booking for the three trains will commence on August 30, according to Railways.
Train 06008 Thiruvananthapuram Central– Chennai Central superfast special train will leave Thiruvananthapuram at 8.20 p.m. on September 5 to arrive at Chennai Central at 12.35 the next day. Train 06007 Chennai Central– Thiruvananthapuram superfast special train, in the return direction, will leave Chennai at 6.15 p.m. on September 6 to reach Thiruvananthapuram at 11 a.m. the next day. Train 00648 Thiruvananthapuram – Chennai Central Premium special will leave Thiruvananthapuram at 9.15 p.m. on September 8.
Today (7:12AM)  SCR mans most level-crossings (www.thehindu.com)
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Having learnt a bitter lesson with the death of 18 people, including 16 children, in the Maisapet train-bus collision this July, South Central Railway has taken the first step and posted men at 560 of the 641 unmanned level-crossings (UMLC) in its jurisdiction, thus becoming the first of the 17 zones in Indian Railways to do so. This was revealed by SCR General Manager P.K. Srivastava on the sidelines of a press conference here. On July 24, a train rammed a school bus in Masaipet in Medak district, instantaneously killing the children.
A probe by the Government Railway Police has established carelessness on the part of the bus driver as the reason.
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While in some UMLCs, full-fledged staff would be posted, some would have to be removed from the UMLC list by constructing under-passes or flyovers, Mr. Srivastava added.
SCR spokesperson K. Sambasiva Rao said 1,200 persons had been drafted for work at the 560 hitherto UMLCs. They include 880 regular trackmen of the Railways and 320 gate counsellors who were out-sourced employees. Where road traffic density was high, they would work round-the-clock and where it was considerably lesser, it would be manned only during the day.
Today (7:10AM)  Special trains announced (www.thehindu.com)
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The Southern Railway has announced operation of special trains from the Chennai Central to Bhubaneswar and Thiruvananthapuram in view of the extra rush of passengers on these sections.
According to a release, a superfast special train from the Chennai Central (06009) will leave at 9.10 p.m. on August 31 (Sunday) and reach Bhubaneswar at 5.35 p.m. the next day. Superfast special train from Thiruvananthapuram (06008) will leave Thiruvananthapuram at 8.20 p.m. on Friday (September 5) and reach the Chennai Central at 12.35 p.m. the next day. Special superfast premium train 00648 will leave Thiruvananthapuram at 9.15 p.m. on September 8 (Monday) and reach the Chennai Central at 10.35 a.m. the next day. Reservations are under way.
Today (7:07AM)  Changes in new S.Rly time table (www.thehindu.com)
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The introduction of six premium trains and 10 express trains and an increase in the speed of 31 trains to save 10-160 minutes of travelling time are the salient features of Southern Railway’s timetable which is to come into effect on September 1.Six new premium trains are being introduced from Chennai. In addition, 10 new express trains and four passenger trains are being introduced. Among the notable changes that come into effect, Train number 16526 Bangalore – Kanyakumari Express will depart at 8 p.m. instead of 9.40 p.m. and reach Kanyakumari at 3.15 p.m. the next day instead of 6.05 p.m.As many as 31 trains are being speeded up, thus saving 10 minutes to 160 minutes.
The Chennai Central – Mangalore, the Chennai Central – Mysore and the Chennai Central – Palani trains will depart 10 to 30 minutes earlier than
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Today (7:01AM)  Norms allowing 100 percent FDI in railways notified by Govt. (news.webindia123.com)
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The Government of India on Thursday notified liberalized Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms for the railways, permitting 100 percent FDI through automatic route in several areas, including high speed trains.The other segments in railways where FDI will be allowed are suburban corridor projects through Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, dedicated freight lines, rolling stock including train sets, locomotives/coaches manufacturing and maintenance facilities, railway electrification, signaling systems, freight terminals, passenger terminals and infrastructure in industrial parks like railway line.
"Proposals involving FDI beyond 49 percent in sensitive areas will be placed before the Cabinet Committee on Security for approval by the Railway Ministry on a case-to-case basis," said a release from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
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help in modernization and expansion of railway projects. However, FDI will not be allowed in train operations and safety. (ANI)
Today (7:00AM)  Kulem railway station in a pathetic state (www.heraldgoa.in)
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The Kulem Railway Station is in a pathetic and sorry state. A number of foreign as well as domestic tourists frequent this station on their way to the Dudhsagar waterfalls.
The platform is slippery and this could result in falls and senior citizens, young, school, college students as well as women could fall victims to this condition.  To add to this, the last train arrives in Kulem at 7.15 pm and there are only two tubelights illuminating the footbridge as miscreants could take advantage of this and target the passengers.  Besides, only 8 tubelights illuminate the station.  Moreover, there is no proper road to get to the main station and the residents are forced to use the footbridge.  I request you act in this matter and ensure proper illumination of the area before a crime or an accident takes place.
Today (6:57AM)  Riding the Russian Rails: Traveling aboard the Trans-Mongolian Railway (www.heraldextra.com)
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At one of our previous stops along the Trans-Mongolian Railway in Vladimir, Russia, I finally got the chance to sit and study a large world map that hung on our hostel’s wall -- my first time doing so since my wife and I departed on our travels. It was only then that it sunk in just how far we’d come in two months.
Tracing with my finger on the map, I drew a large, backward S that started in Shanghai and traveled through central China, east to Beijing, north through Mongolia and into western Russia -- all of which was done on train. In fact, since we flew from Japan to Shanghai, we traveled from point to point exclusively by train until we reached Tampere, Finland.
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and exhausting at times, especially during our longest, 56-hour leg between Irkutsk and Yekaterinburg. But traveling this way allowed us to see so much more of those countries than hopping city to city via airplane. As I told my wife in the early planning of all this, it wouldn’t be and around-the-world-trip without seeing Russia and China.
Booking tickets on the Trans-Mongolian Railway provided the best opportunity for us to do just that. We departed Beijing in style, riding first class for the first of our five rides to Moscow. Over the next 20 days we watched three different countries steadily pass by the windows of our different trains, which we changed after rest stops in Ulan Bator, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, Vladimir and Moscow.
Mongolia was beautiful, (I likened it to Montana in my journal), and friendly, but Russia was… different. It was a strange time to be visiting the country as the conflict in Ukraine escalated and governments, including our own, started taking actions against Russia by imposing sanctions. The U.S.A. was not exactly popular amongst the locals, especially further east, and this most evident on our bus ride from Lake Baikal back to Irkutsk. A local teenager sitting next to us said that our driver was angry because sanctions announced by U.S. President Barack Obama were hurting the Ruble and that if he found out we were Americans he would “kill us.”
“But it’s OK, I told him you’re Italian,” the teenager said with a laugh, as Britnee and I laughed nervously with him. By the way, neither my wife nor I look in any way Italian.
Thankfully, the further west we moved the friendlier things seemed to get and by the time we hit Saint Petersburg we might as well have been in Europe. Surrounded by throngs of other tourists, it was a relief to blend in with other English speakers as we toured the beautiful sights in that city.
Then four days later, as we cleared customs and boarded our high-speed train to Helsinki, we did so with the utmost relief. I grew up visiting my mother’s family in Finland quite frequently, so we were finally entering familiar territory after nearly two trying months of train travel in China and Russia.
Don’t get me wrong, China and Russia were spectacular places that provided us both with many fond memories that we’ll be thinking of with a smile for years to come. But it’s a vastly different experience than that of traveling in the comforts of Europe, (e.g. no more squatter toilets). I like to think I’m tough enough to go through it all again, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to a few months of “vacation” in Europe before turning back east again.
Today (6:46AM)  Land for extended Metro soon (www.thehindu.com)
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The land acquisition for Phase-I extension of Chennai Metro Rail from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar at Tiruvottiyur may begin by December this year. The Rs. 3,001-crore extension will ensure that northern suburbs are not left out by the network.
Officials of the Chennai Metro Rail Limited are confident that the approval for the 9-km stretch will come soon. Preliminary work has begun. “We may get the approval soon. The Centre has asked for more information. It may shortly go for the Cabinet’s approval,” they said.
Today (6:44AM)  Timetabling explained (www.networkrail.co.uk)
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In Britain around 22,500 trains run every day. The last decade has seen unprecedented growth - today the railway carries 50 per cent more passengers than 10 years ago.
By 2020 another 400 million rail journeys will be made. The amount of freight carried on the network has also increased significantly in recent years.
Most of the network is in use around the clock with freight trains running throughout the night when most passenger services have stopped.
The timetable We work with passenger and freight train operators to determine how many trains can safely run and at what times. This is published as the working timetable.
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It’s a complex process which takes into account many factors, many of which are there to keep passengers safe:
The variation in speed limits on a length of track, for example at bends and over points. Only one train can occupy a given section of track at any time. Signalling infrastructure varies across the network, so the safe distance between trains may change along a route. There's a minimum time gap between trains using a platform at a station. A mix of stopping, non-stopping and freight trains, which all travel at different speeds, affects the number of trains that can use any section of track. We have to allow time for improvement work and routine maintenance so we can increase capacity and maintain reliability. Similar to a busy motorway where a broken down car can cause long tailbacks, if we timetable trains too closely together we remove flexibility, making it harder to get trains back on time when there is an incident - see knock-on delays Increasing capacity Because only one train can safely occupy a section of track at any time, any increase in the number of fast trains on a route would require a reduction in the number of trains serving small stations or carrying freight.
How we're increasing capacity At peak times, much of the network is already running at full capacity with no room for more trains, however we are working on the following:
Freight loops or chords These are sections of track that allow freight trains to move off the main line, so faster passenger trains can overtake. An example is the Ordsall Chord. Improved signalling The European Rail Traffic Management System replaces traditional track-side signals with an in-cab computer which controls train speed and movement so they can run at optimum safe speed. This reduces journey times and increases capacity.   Infrastructure improvements Improvements to our track and infrastructure allow trains to run faster. For example the Great Northern Great Eastern project includes improvements to 61 level crossings and the replacement of 80 miles of track.   Limitations to increasing capacity We have the most intensely used railway in Europe with critical parts now running at close to 100 per cent capacity.
We're frequently asked why we can’t increase capacity across the network. Here are the answers to those questions we're asked the most:
Why can't we run longer trains? Platform length If a station's platform is shorter than the train, passengers have to walk through the carriages to get off. This requires a longer stop at the station, slowing the train and reducing the number of services that can run on the line.
We're extending platforms on several key commuter routes so that longer 10 or 12-carriage trains can run, including Streatham Common and five stations on the Chiltern main line.
When we consider platform extensions we take a number of things into account including cost, the impact of line closure during construction and the privacy of homes which will be overlooked by the extended platform.
Cost of rolling stock Carriages are expensive, and if they're only needed during the morning and evening peaks they will be left unused for most of the day.
Why can't we run double-decker trains? Much of our railway was built by the Victorians and because tunnels and bridges were expensive to build, they were kept as low and narrow as possible. Many of these are now listed structures which can't be altered.
To save money on land, adjacent tracks were often laid only a short distance apart. Double-decker trains need wider tracks with bigger distances between tracks to run side by side.
When we began electrifying the network, overhead power lines were built to fit the height of modified existing rolling stock, limiting the height of trains to one deck.
As a result, we can only run relatively narrow single-deck trains on most of the network.
It would be possible to run double-deck trains on a small number of suburban routes, but the cost of rolling stock that can’t be used on the rest of the network would be prohibitively expensive.
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To clear the extra rush of passengers, Southern Railway will operate the following superfast special trains between Chennai Central and Thiruvananthapuram.
Train no. 06008 Thiruvananthapuram–Chennai Central superfast special train will leave Thiruvananthapuram at 8.20 p.m. on September 5, and reach Chennai Central at 12.35 p.m., the next day.Train no. 06007 Chennai Central–Thiruvananthapuram superfast special train will leave Central at 6.15 p.m. on September 6, and reach Thiruvananthapuram at 11 a.m. the next day.
The trains will stop at Kollam, Kayankulam, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi and Arakkonam.
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The train will stop at Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Thrissur and Katpadi.
Advance reservations for the above trains will commence on Saturday.
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Widespread and heavy to very heavy rain is likely in Odisha over the next two days, the weatherman said here Friday, prompting the railways to terminate some trains midway.
The low pressure area over the west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coast now lies over the region, an official of the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre told IANS.
Under its influence, rain or thundershowers will occur at most places in the state during the next two days. Several places are likely to witness heavy to very heavy rain, he said.
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The Bhubaneswar headquartered East Coast Railway in a statement said it has decided to short terminate five trains in the Kottavalasa-Koraput-Kirandul railway section and the Koraput-Rayagada railway section in view of the prediction of heavy rain.
The railways also said they have cancelled the Visakhapatnam-Koraput Express scheduled to leave Visakhapatnam Friday and the Koraput-Visakhapatnam Express scheduled to leave Koraput Saturday.
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