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Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), a subsidiary of Progress Rail, displayed its first Tier 4 freight locomotive at Railway Interchange. The SD70ACe-T4 locomotive has a 12-cylinder engine powering an AC traction system. EMD hopes to make the model available from the second half of 2016. The first of six pre-production Tier 4 compliant diesel locomotives […]

EMD unveils first Tier-4 Freight Locomotive


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The long-delayed US$7 billion metro system in Kuwait is back on track, with new advisers appointed and bidding likely to start next year. Fatima Al Kandari, a project manager at the Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP), said the authority was in the process of updating feasibility studies for the […]

Kuwait’s long-delayed $7 Billion Metro Rail System back on track




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Chennai: In an attempt to achieve perfect alignment of tracks, metro rail has adopted wireless technology from a US-based company that set alignment for bullet train tracks in China. Working in association with Larsen and Toubro, a small team from Trimble, which has an R&D Unit in Chennai, uses equipment that […]

Chennai Metro Rail uses Wireless Tech for perfect track alignment


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New Delhi: Struggling to meet deadlines for the execution of 77 rail projects announced in the Budget, the Railway board is now considering a proposal to permit the Railways to invite tenders even for projects awaiting in-principle approval from NITI Aayog. The Railway Board announced this in an order to all […]

Ahead of NITI Aayog Nod, IR mulls Tenders for 77 ...


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New Delhi: All the 60,000 coaches in Indian Railways will soon be provided with user-friendly dustbins, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said. Barring air-condition (AC) and a few non-AC sleeper coaches, majority of coaches currently don’t have dustbins resulting in problems in disposing garbage by the passengers in moving […]

Railway to provide Dustbins in all 60000 Coaches soon: Prabhu



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The projects include commissioning of new lines, gauge conversion and doubling of existing tracks in certain busy stretches. Indian Railways will commission multiple projects running into 2,500 km to decongest its choked network, a major focus area of this year’s rail budget, to free up line capacities for faster movement […]

IR lines up big plans to improve services: V K ...


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New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said the much talked about dedicated freight corridor (DFC) project has now been fast-tracked. “Dedicated freight corridor (DFC) on fast track. 82K project cabinet approved. Tenders issued 17K in 6mts, more than in 6 years. Bal this fiscal,” Mr Prabhu tweeted late Monday night […]

Dedicated Freight Corridor on Fast Track: Suresh Prabhu


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Thousands of commuters using Parel station — with narrow platforms and a creaky overcrowded foot overbridge — have some good news coming their way. Central Railway issued work orders worth Rs.25 crore to build a terminus at Parel. The tender for this work will be opened on November 24 and […]

Parel Terminus plan gets Rs.25 Crore, work to begin early ...



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Scomi Engineering (www.scomiengineering.com) and Czech transport engineering company Skoda Transportation have signed a Collaboration Agreement relating to the joint development of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) vehicles. The partnership will see both parties emerge with new product offerings to complement their existing suite of transport solutions, products […]

Scomi Engg, Skoda Transportation to collaborate in Joint Development of ...


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Sri Lanka is planning either Monorails or Subways for the project, which is estimated to cost $2.5bn. Colombo expects to introduce an urban rail system by 2019 Colombo: Sri Lanka will be calling for international competitive bids for its first urban railway project, that would connect the centre of the capital city […]

Sri Lanka to call Bids for $2.5 Billion Urban Rail ...


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Bombardier Transportation has secured two new mass transit projects, expanding its presence in the North American market. Under a contract from Crosslinx Transit Solutions, Bombardier will deliver its Cityflo 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) system for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line. The contract, which is the company’s […]

Bombardier wins two Rail Communication projects in North America



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Indian and Japan Government teams are working for past 5 to 6 years towards implementing this Superfast Shinkansen trains in India to provide extremely efficient time and energy saving along with security and safety for passengers. Many Japanese firms who are notable for Super-fast trains in Japan; have started bidding […]

Japanese firms step up Multi-Dimensional approach in India’s HSR Plans ...


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Modern IT solutions are the key to more efficient rail services – this was the prevailing view of those present at the “IT for Rail” conference, held in Rome Oct. 1–2. Over 25 top managers from prestigious European rail groups took up the joint invitation to Rome from the Italian […]

International Rail Managers discuss efficient Resource Planning


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Siemens launches RailFusion Big Data Asset Monitoring Software that monitors and analyses Data Points across an entire RailRoad Infra Siemens, at Railway Interchange-2015 held at Minneapolis between October 4-7, introduced RailFusion, a software solution that monitors and analyzes data points across an entire railroad’s infrastructure including onboard and wayside assets […]

Siemens RailFusion to turn Big Data into Intelligence



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New Delhi: Over 60 security breaches either by way of smuggling of unchecked baggages or unfrisked entry of passengers inside Delhi Metro stations have been detected this year, underlining the chinks in the armour of the rapid rail network used by an estimated 26 lakh people every day. The number […]

Over 60 Security Breaches reported in Delhi Metro system this ...


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Indian Railways suffers repeated disruption in train services in the North India in the recent past, due to various incidents among which Fire Accident at RRI/Itarsi and Farmers ‘Rail Roko’ agitation in Punjab being the two major ones hit the worst ever in the history of Indian Railways Farmers’ ‘Rail Roko’ […]

IR reeling under huge Losses due to repeat disruption of ...


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New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has rolled out a rail ­based weekend travel package from November 21 that allows fast paced travellers to zip through the Golden Triangle the three historic and vibrant cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in three Shatabdi Express trains. The two […]

IRCTC launches Golden Triangle Shatabdi Trains week-end package



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Commemorating his iconic role in the 1983 movie Coolie, porters at the Habibganj railway station in Bhopal on Sunday celebrated the 73rd birthday of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Born on October 11, 1942, Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan, is an Indian film actor. With more than 45 years of filmy career, Amitabh first gained popularity […]

Railway Coolies celebrate Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday


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On September 22, 2015, the reconstructed Birmingham railway station opened on schedule at the end of a £750 million-plus, six-year project, much to the glee of Birminghamians Originally built in 1854, the sprawling landmark at the centre of a bustling metropolis had been put through several hodge-podge face-lifts, at the […]

How Rail Professionals of Indian origin brought Happy Trains to ...


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Union Minister for Railway Suresh Prabhu has launched ‘JUMBO Bonanza of UTS on Mobile’ a new mobile app for the railway commuters. In order to save time passengers can download a mobile application called as ‘Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) on mobile’. With this initiative, Central Railway would be rescued from […]

Prabhu launches new JUMBO Bonanza of UTS on Mobile



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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared that the Union Government to observe November 26 as “Constitution Day” while laying the Foundation Stone for the Rs.7900 Crore fourth terminal at country’s largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) situated off the financial capital’s eastern seafront New Delhi: Barely a month […]

Prime Minister praises Suresh Prabhu for doing Good Work


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At time of booking, the current available seat is in waiting list, passenger would be provided an option to opt for accommodation in alternate train. This would be irrespective of declaration of run of alternate train. This scheme shall be provided for passengers of all train type. This scheme shall […]

Train Accommodation Scheme for fully Waitlist Passengers




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Vijayawada-Gudur section which is falling on the Vijayawada Division of SCR is one of the Risky Railway routes on Indian Railways with regular robberies by the trains running in nights. Ironically, DRM/BZA is quite insensitive in containing the menace! Vijayawada: The series of midnight robberies on the Vijayawada-Gudur section is a cause of […]

DRM/BZA’s insensitivity towards Night Robberies on BZA-GDR Section a cause ...


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This is a cliched claim that floats around freely, especially on the Net. The Romans used chariots, yoked to two horses. The chariots created ruts on the roads. If a chariot’s width didn’t match the rut exactly, it keeled over. Thus standardisation occurred across all those chariots, measured as the […]

Bibek Debroy: Key to Running a successful Rail Network lies ...


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Nagpur: Buoyed by the successful maintenance of locos and transition of electric loco shed at Ajni, the Railway Board has offered another major facility and training centre to maintain 12,000 horse power (HP) locos at Ajni under the Nagpur Central Railway. According to railway sources, the Rs.100 crore facility will […]

INR 100 Crore facility in 10-12 Ac to come up at Ajni to maintain ...



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Mettupalayam: Some of the oldest locomotives and coaches used for Nilgiris Mountain rail were exhibited at the Rail Museum, which opened today at the Mettupalayam railway station, some 40 Kms from here. The museum with more than 100 exhibits was inaugurated on Wednesday by General Manager of Southern Railway Vashista Johri […]

Nilgiris Mountain Rail Museum opened at Mettupalayam Station


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As a part of its concerted effort to introduce the major initiative of ‘Accounting Reforms’ in Indian Railways as per the 2015-16 Rail Budget announcement of the Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, several Workshops and seminars are being planned and organised. Continuing with such efforts another important Workshop, to […]

Suresh stresses for Integrated IT enabled Accounting Architecture for Railways


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Kozhikode: The Commercial Taxes Department is planning to open a permanent checking station at the Kozhikode Railway station to prevent the illegal movement of goods evading tax. A proposal in this regard has been submitted to the consideration of the Southern Railway authorities and on clearance of the formalities, a […]

Commercial Taxes Dept. plans Check Post at Kozhikode Railway Station ...



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Gawahati High Court has issued show-cause notices to the Union ministry of railways and the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), asking why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them for failure to complete the Silchar-Lumding broad-gauge project within the stipulated date. The bench, comprising Chief Justice K.Sreedhar Rao and Justice […]

Guwahati High Court issues Show Cause notice to Railways


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New Delhi: Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, presented a Certificate of Excellence to Shri Rajiva Ranjan Verma, Director General / RPF, this commendable contribution of Railway Protection Force (RPF) during “Operation Smile”, in the field of Anti Human Trafficking. It was presented in a function on National Conference of Anti […]

DG/RPF receives Award of Excellence in the field of Anti ...


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New Delhi: In a relief to senior citizens, female passengers above the age of 45 and pregnant women, the Railways today decided to increase the lower-berth seat quota earmarked for them to four from the current two. The increase, however, will not be applicable in the AC three tier and […]

Railways extend Quota for Senior Citizens, Females, Pregnant Women



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New Delhi: In what could prove to be a setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan of setting up four National Rail Universities in India, an internal report of the Railway Board has suggested that such universities are not necessary. Earlier this year, a high-level delegation from the Ministry of […]

National Rail Universities: Internal Report of Railway Board says “not ...


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New Delhi: Railway employees are likely to be given 78-day wages as productivity-linked bonus (PLB) for the fiscal 2014-15, the same as in the last three years, despite the financial crunch. The proposal to give 78-day bonus to railwaymen is likely to come up tomorrow at the Cabinet meeting, sources […]

Railwaymen likely to get 78-day Bonus


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Chandigarh: A day ahead of Punjab farmers’ Rail-Roko protest, Railways on Tuesday announced cancellation and diversion of several trains due to non-interlocking work being carried out at Asaoti in Delhi Division. Railways announced cancellation of six trains and diversion of nine on October 7 and 8, an official release issued […]

Ahead of Rail Roko in Punjab, NR cancels & divert ...



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Agartala (AGTL): The ongoing railway gauge conversion in Tripura, which began on October 1, has been going on in full swing and by March 31 next year the broad gauge railway network will reach Udaipur, headquarters of Gomati district. Commissioning of laying and constructing of Broad Gauge (BG) railway tracks […]

Agartala-Udaipur Gauge Conversion works to be completed by Mar 2016: ...



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New Delhi: The Indian Railways, which will soon enter into a long-term power purchase agreement for 500 Mw power from Dabhol project, has approached the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) with a plea to grant connectivity, long- and medium-term open access in inter-state transmission. The petition comes close on the […]

IR approach CERC for Open Access in Inter-State Transmission and ...



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New Delhi: Faced with a huge backlog of pending projects, railways has accelerated project execution by cutting down tender processing time from 2-3 years to 6-9 months with focus on faster completion of works which are commercially viable and can reap huge benefits for the cash-strapped transporter. With the fast-track mechanism […]

Railways goes for drastic cut in Tender processing time


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Mumbai: Cheaper power is in store for the suburban railway network, a move that may ultimately help make the loss-making services a profitable venture. The railways has also begun saving power because of the DC-AC conversion on the western and central lines. The monetary saving has been about Rs.120 crore […]

Mumbai Suburban Rail network to get cheaper power from Dabhol ...


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New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday summoned the CEO of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) over delay in relocation of jhuggies near railway tracks. The Railways told the Tribunal on Wednesday that jhuggies near the tracks and safety zone are a major source of pollution on its […]

National Green Tribunal summons DUSIB CEO over Rail Tracks pollution



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GE Transportation, a global technology leader and supplier to the rail industry, is showcasing several digital industrial technologies at this year’s Railway Interchange that have achieved significant milestones. The company has delivered over 500 Evolution Series Tier 4 compliant locomotives to North American customers, and its Trip Optimizer, the leading […]

GE Transportation Delivers Digital, Smart & Fuel Efficient Rail Technology


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Bangalore: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is all set to start its Mysuru Road-Magadi Road Metro train operations this month. The stretch, which has already seen several delays like all the other currently operating stretches, is ready, but for some last-minute formalities. It was supposed to open in July […]

Bangalore Metro Rail to run on Mysore, Magadi roads this ...


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The present speed of the trains on the track would be 70 kmph and would be increased up to 110 kmph later.  According to the Northern Railway officials, the Double-Line works on Dappar-Chandigarh Railway Track likely to be completed by 2016-end Ambala: After the rail traffic remained closed for eight hours on Ambala-Chandigarh […]

Double Line of Ambala-Dappar commissioned to facilitate faster Train movement



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Thimpu: Bhutan is awaiting a land largesse from chief minister Mamata Banerjee to fulfil its dream of having a railway connectivity with India. The land-locked Himalayan country has also rolled out the red carpet for investors from India to scoop up land in four industrial estates along the border. In […]

Rail link to Bhutan hinges on land nod


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New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of the Indian Railways announced that it has extended the time for e-ticket booking on its portal by 15 minutes – till 11:45pm. IRCTC said that it had recently imported five new HP Itanium servers from Singapore to speed […]

IRCTC says New Servers reduce eTicketing Downtime by 15 Minutes


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Alstom to provide metro trainsets and a signalling solution for Lucknow’s first metro line Lucknow: Railways equipment and services provider Alstom Transport on Monday said it has bagged a contract worth over 150 million euro from Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC). The company will provide the LMRC with coaches and […]

Alstom bags 150 Million Euro Contract from Lucknow Metro



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Chennai: The Integral Coach Factory’s (ICF) trials, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, with solar powered coaches have been successful, but has now thrown open another weighty challenge. The solar panels, while generating enough electricity to power a non-air-conditioned coach, are also creating a problem of […]

Weighty Challenge: Solar Powered Coaches will have to rework Coach ...


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Beijing: China’s ties with the U.S. are quietly moving to the next level, signalled by a high-speed rail contract and a string of hi-end investments that could help Beijing transition towards an innovation-based economy. Ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S. last month, a consortium led by the […]

High-speed Rail deal signals New Phase in US-China ties


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Jodhpur: Investment is the only way out to address the paucity of resources in Indian Railways, which has been “plaguing” the much needed modernisation of the rail service, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said here. In the city to address the 91st Annual General Meeting of All India Railway Men’s Federation, […]

Investment is the only way-out for Modernisation & Resource Mobilisation ...