Vijayawada (BZA): South Central Railway will run 128 DEMU Un-reserved Special Trains for Godavari Pushkarams from Machilipatnam, Rajahmundry, Narsapur and  Bhimavaram Junction from July 12 to 26. Train Nos. 07834/07835 Machilipatnam-Rajahmundry DEMU Specials:(28 Services): Train No. 07834 Machilipatnam-Rajahmundry DEMU Un-reserved Special Train will depart Machilipatnam at 4.15 a.m.from July 12 […]

Vijayawada Division runs 128 DEMU Trains for Godavari Pushkarams


Mom Rajawongse Pridiyathorn Devakula, renowned Thai Economist and Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
China is “one to two years” ahead of Japan in helping Thailand upgrade its outdated rail network, Thai deputy Prime Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula said in Hong Kong on Thursday. He denied reports that a Japan-backed project is to be the country’s first high-speed rail line, and noted Thailand is a […]

Thailand treads delicate path between China and Japan on Rail ...


Shanghai: China is competing with Germany’s Siemens AG, Canada’s Bombardier Inc and Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd for global rail contracts – the same companies that helped it build a high-speed rail network that is now the world’s longest at 16,000 kilometres. China began testing the first bullet train completely […]

China competes with Siemens AG, Bombardier and Kawasaki for Global ...



With the Indian Railways looking to overhaul its networks, analysts see greater business emerging in Infrastructure, Communications, Rolling Stock, Safety, Services & Products.  However the trends to win the Bids by certain OEMs encountered by the nominated members of the Tender Committee Proceedings were aghast on the pattern, however to remain lip locked due […]

Predatory Pricing in Tenders a Worrisome Trend in India’s fast ...


Cuttack: With the demand for renaming Cuttack railway station as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Railway Station gaining steam, the East Coast Railways has put the onus on the State Government. Responding to copies of a memorandum submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi by city-based organisation Cuttack […]

Renaming Cuttack Railway Station: ECoR Puts Ball in State Court


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The Global Traction Transformer Market 2015-2019, a new industry report says an increased implementation of high-speed lines is the one of the latest trend and market driver.  Research Beam adds a report titled “Traction Transformer Market in APAC 2015-2019” that provides detailed information of the Traction Transformer The Global Traction […]

Traction Transformer market in APAC to Grow at CAGR 8.08 ...



Mumbai: Tata Projects-led consortium has bagged the contract for two phases of Dedicated Freight Corridor (Western Region) for a stretch of 300 km beating others in a competitive bidding. The company has received the final letter from the government to start the work on the project. The project would help India […]

Tata Projects Ltd receives formal Letter to start Works on ...


Kochi: Despite heavy rains and other obstructions, the works of the Rs 5,537 crore Kochi Metro Rail project are fast progressing and inching towards completion. While it took six years to complete the first 10-km stretch of the recently inaugurated Chennai Metro, the 18-km stretch of the Kochi Metro from […]

Works on Kochi Metro Rail project inching towards Completion


Mumbai: The Research Report published by Anand Rathi Financial Services Ltd has recommended ‘Buy’ on Gateway Distriparks with target price of Rs 436 as against the current market price of Rs 352 with time horizon of 12 months. Commenting on the investment rationale, the stock broker said, ”During the financial […]

Gateway Distriparks rail business continue to grow at around 20%: ...



Hyderabad: The Municipal Administration Department has appointed South Central Railway former General Manager P.K. Srivastava as advisor to assist the Government of Andhra Pradesh in implementation of the rail transportation projects on a fast track mode. In the orders issued on Wednesday, Municipal Administration Principal Secretary A. Giridhar recalled the […]

Andhra Pradesh ropes in SCR former GM Srivastava as Advisor ...


EDFC-3 Project approved today by World Bank, will build the 401 km Ludhiana-Khurja section in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. The Project will help increase the capacity of these freight-only lines by raising the axle-load limit from 22.9 to 25 tons and enable speeds of up to 100 km/hr. It […]

World Bank approves $650 Mil (INR 4135 Crore) Loan for ...




New Delhi: The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) — the apex body chaired by the Prime Minister of India — gave its final nod to the Sevoke-Rongpo new broad-gauge railway line earlier this month. Wildlife experts however condemned the order, claiming the new line was bound to increase deaths of North […]

52-km Sevoke-Rongpo BG Rail line project gets Clearance from National ...


Budge Budge (BGB): The bogie manufacturing factory at Budge Budge, the foundation stone for which was laid by Mamata on January 11, 2011, commenced production in March, 2015 and will supply 600 LHB bogie frames to Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala every year as planned. Production has also started at the […]

Budge Budge Coach Bogie Frame Factory to supply 600 LHB Bogie ...


Mumbai: Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Ltd (RGPPL)’s proposal to revive Dabhol Power Plant by selling 500-MW power to Indian Railways hinges on three conditions, according to a senior company official and a lender. Indian Railways has said it will buy the power only if value-added tax (VAT) is exempted […]

RGPPL’s 500MW Power Supply proposal to Railways hinges on IR’s ...



New Delhi: To protect railway employees from occupational health hazard of exposure to high decibel sounds during long working hours, the Delhi division of the Northern Railway plans to issue electronic muffs, a device which suppress all very high-level ambient noises to medically prescribed limit. Trial of these electronic muffs […]

Delhi Division to equip Loco Pilots with Electronic Muffs to ...


Bhopal (BPL): Madhya Pradesh high court (MPHC) has served notices to Union railway ministry, railway board and west central railway (WCR) challenging disruption of railway traffic following a fire in route relay interlocking (RRI) at Itarsi railway station on June 17. MPHC has admitted the PIL on Tuesday and has sought […]

Itarsi RRI Fire Accident: MPHC admits plea, notices slapped on ...


Huawei and Alstom, one of the world’s leading energy solutions and transport companies, have announced completion of live pilot test of 4G LTE multi-services based on Communications-based Train Control (CBTC), a railway signaling system based on wireless ground-to-train communication The train has long been a subject of romance and adventure […]

Huawei, Alstom complete 4G LTE Multi-Services Pilot Test for Railway ...



The cash-strapped Indian Railways has moved the Supreme Court in a case against its dual pricing mechanism that can open up the possibility of the transporter collecting thousands of crores additionally from iron ore exporters, who allegedly misused the facility to evade full freight charges The cash-strapped Indian Railways has […]

Railways moves Supreme Court on Dual Freight policy issue


Mumbai: Senior officials in the city are not too happy with Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu for asking them to plan for Mumbai Urban Transport Project IV, which according to them is too utopian an idea as none of the projects under MUTP II have been completed and Mr Prabhu […]

Railway Minister’s MUTP-IV Plan upsets Government Officials


Railways plan faster refunds on e-ticket cancellations New Delhi: The revised rules for refund of cancelled railway tickets, which are aimed at facilitating early confirmation of wait-listed passengers, have come into effect from Wednesday. On June 25, Railway Ministry has revised its refund rules comprehensively under which passengers will have to […]

Revised Rail Ticket Refund Rules come into effect from today ...



Noida: The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to begin the technical feasibility study on the 38-km long proposed route between Greater Noida and Jewar. “Once the feasibility report of this project is submitted, work on […]

Work on the 38-km high speed Metro Link between Greater ...


Visakhapatnam (VSKP): The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is conducting a special ‘Tirupati Balaji darshan’ package that takes care of their itinerary, including VIP darshan of Lord Venkateswara. The three nights and four-day trip begins on Fridays from Visakhapatnam, which is also the de-boarding station on the conclusion […]

IRCTC Offers ‘Tirupati Balaji Darshan’ Tour Package between Vizag-Tirupati on ...


UIC Highspeed Rail Congress 2015 Agenda
The 9th World Congress on High Speed Rail “UIC HIGHSPEED 2015″ will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all professionals worldwide to review the past half century and to envision the next half century Paris: UIC alongwith East Japan Railway Company is co-organising 9th World Congress on High Speed Rail “UIC […]

UIC and Japan Railways organizes “9th World Congress on High ...



Pradeep Kr Saxena, GM/SWR and Incharge GM/SCR
South Central Railway bids adieu to P.K. Srivastava Secunderabad (SC): South Central Railway General Manager Pradeep Kumar Srivastava superannuated from service on Tuesday after rendering his services to the Indian Railways for 36 years. He was accorded a warm farewell by the staff of SCR on Tuesday. At a farewell function organised […]

SCR GM Srivastava retires; Saxena takes charge as Incharge GM


New Delhi: Indian Railways will run a tri-weekly AC superfast special train no. 04415/04416 between New Delhi and Vaishno Devi Katra to clear extra rush of passengers for eight trips in each direction. Train 04415 will depart from New Delhi at 11 pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from till July […]

Railways to run Special Superfast train on New Delhi-Vaishno Devi ...


The 4-car Metropolis train can carry over 1,200 passengers comfortably as it is equiped with air-conditioning, a passenger information system with LED displays- including dynamic route maps in Tamil and English – CCTVs , luggage racks and special sections for ladiesand people with reduced mobility Chennai: Alstom’s first metro in India […]

Alstom’s first Metro enters Commercial Service in India from Chennai



New Delhi: Going ahead with the bidding process for procurement of 200 high-power electric locomotives, railways today opened the technical bids, submitted by a Japanese consortium. Railways is procuring 9000 horse power (hp) electric locomotives for the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC). First Freight Joint Venture comprising Kawasaki, Toshiba, Mitsubishi […]

Railways open Technical Bids for Procurement of 200 Electric Locomotives ...


An agreement for Pakistan Railways to purchase 55 GE Transportation diesel locomotives was signed on June 20
Lahore: Federal Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday pointed out that Pakistan Railways requires at least 1,000 locomotives and 12 billion dollars to transform it into a best train service. The Pakistan Railways (PR) Saturday signed an agreement was with General Electric (GE) USA to procure 55 locomotives. PR […]

Pakistan requires 1000 Locomotives & 12 Billion USD to transform ...


Chandigarh (CDG): The Centre has once again sent a redrafted memorandum of understanding (MoU) to the UT administration to be signed by the three stakeholders — Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana — for finalising the metro rail project in the city. This is the second time the Union Ministry of Urban […]

MUD sends redrafted MOU of Chandigarh Metro Rail project to ...




DMRC is procuring 17 new eight coach trains from Bombardier and converting 61 six coach trains into eight coach ones New Delhi: Metro users for whom jostling for space to stand has become a part of their daily routine have something to cheer about as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation […]

Delhi Metro to get 17 new Eight-Coach Trains to Check ...


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New Delhi: Freight loading by the Indian Railways grew a dismal 1.22% in April-May, far from 7.7% increase projected for the full fiscal, as the tonnage of cement, foodgrains and iron ore declined, reflecting a stuttering economy. Loading of coal, which makes half of the railway tonnage and slightly less […]

Freight loading by IR grew a dismal 1.22% in April-May, ...



In first such partnership between a college and Western Railway, students will sweep all six platforms, install garbage bins, display educational artwork Mumbai:  Mithibai College has assumed responsibility of maintaining and beautifying Ville Parle station.  Beginning July 1, groups of 25 students will take turns every month to sweep each […]

Mithibai College adopts Ville Parle Railway Station


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New Delhi: Congested Delhi Metro stations are set to make way for well-planned spaces that allow smooth integration between vehicular, pedestrian and Metro traffic in Phase III of the network. In the design of 39 of its 91 stations in this phase, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will incorporate the principle of […]

Phase-III Delhi Metro stations to push seamless transit




Washington, USA: Google will add audio and visual alerts to warn drivers about upcoming railroad crossings on Google’s navigation system, the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration announced on Monday. The agency also asked four other companies – Apple, Garmin, Tom Tom and AOL’s MapQuest – to join similar map partnerships using […]

Google to add Audio & Visual Alerts to warn Train ...



New Delhi: Good days are over for the lazy officials of the ministry of railways. Senior railway officials are “upset” with the pro-active approach of railway minister Suresh Prabhu. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has not only been personally forwarding passengers’ complaints to officials but also making sure that actions are taken on them. In […]

Suresh Prabhu’s proactive approach keeps Railway Officials on their Toes