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- Gorakhpur train collision: Human error an often repeated cause for rail accidents News Entry# 196505
by: rdb** Today (5:13AM)
#Gorakhpur #Uttar Pradesh The poor safety record of Indian Railways is indeed a worrisome question-underlined by a spate of recent accidents in Uttar Pradesh with Tuesday night’s mishap in Gorakhpur being the latest one. In the last few months alone, in six accidents, major and minor, that occurred across the...
- Traffic, Metro curbs today News Entry# 196504
by: rdb** Today (5:10AM)
NEW DELHI: Police on Wednesday announced traffic and Metro restrictions in central Delhi in the wake of the Prime Minster's visit to launch the 'Swachchh Bharat Mission' at Rajpath and also flag off a Road Walkathon.
Approximately 5,000 schoolchildren will participate...
- In flood-hit villages, railway track, expressway 'sped up' devastation News Entry# 196503
by: rdb** Today (5:02AM)
Srinagar : As flood water recedes in Kashmir, the affected villagers are cursing the 'wall-like' railway track and the under-construction express highway which cut through Kashmir from north to south, for compounding the devastation caused by the deluge earlier this month.In many villages of south Kashmir, people who helplessly saw...
- Railway Official Arrested by CBI on Graft Charges News Entry# 196502
by: rdb** Today (5:02AM)
NEW DELHI: CBI has arrested an Assistant Divisional Finance Manager, Northeast Frontier Railway, and his peon in a bribery case for allegedly withholding pending bills of Rs 16 lakhs of a contractor as bribe was not being paid.
- Signalling system not at fault: official News Entry# 196501
by: Jayashree ❖ Amita** Today (3:01AM)
Shortage of personnel has led to overstressed staff, says senior railways official
A quick check of the signalling system around the site of collision between two trains near Gorakhpur on Tuesday night showed it was in working order. “Our preliminary assessment...
- Entry# 1231367
Collision between 15007/Krishak Exp & 15204/Barauni Exp
Took place on September 30th at 22:47. News Entry# 196382
While this is not a "Fan Spot", "Accident Site" has been added to the list. When major rail accidents happen, news organizations get many details wrong. For example, in this accident, many newspapers are reporting...
- Entry# 1229597
Sep 30 (11:36AM)
The Island Express winds its way into Kerala, breaking through the Western Ghats at the Palghat Gap.
Today, we are introducing a new kind of feature called "Fan Spots". As we can see through the IRI blogs, most of the fun had by our RailFans are not at Stations, but...
- Entry# 1220805
Sep 22 (05:51AM)
Regarding the CR/NCR rivalry that is dominating the blogs these days in IRI, we are all open to listen to constructive SOLUTIONS as to what can be done. Should we create a separate Android app that will record authentic train speeds that no one can dispute?
Members are invited to put...
- Entry# 1209120
Sep 07 (03:36PM)
This is an IMPORTANT reminder to all members that NO MONETARY transactions are permitted within the scope of IRI. Members are NOT ALLOWED to borrow/lend money to each other, book rail tickets for each other, introduce themselves as "IRI Members/Admins" and solicit monetary favours, asking to book rail tickets...
- Entry# 1204822
Sep 02 (07:04PM)
With the roll out of new TTs, we are introducing 3 new enhancements:
1. "To Be Introduced" trains: As the title implies, Admins may add Trains that are announced in the Budget and Not yet introduced, to this list, with WHATEVER tentative TT is available, and whatever sketchy or vague information...
- Entry# 1193896
Aug 21 2014 (10:23PM)
The new IRI logo can now be seen. Actually, we are reluctant to make changes to the logo (for the sake of recognizability and consistency), but some very slight modification was done this time. Here is the post-facto rationalization of the logo:
1. The Chakra is the Wheel symbolizing Transportation/Travel which...
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