16 December 2016

Central Railway has been decided to provide halt 12 Up and 12 Dn fast local trains at Diva station from 18.12.2016

24 FAST LOCALS TO  HALT AT DIVA FROM 18.12.2016

Central Railway has been decided to provide halt 12 Up and 12 Dn fast local trains at Diva station with effect from 18.12.2016. The details are as under-

Dn Local Trains

1.CST-Karjat local leaving CST at 06.10 hrs will arrive Diva at 06.57 hrs

2.CST-Khopoli local leaving CST at 07.53 hrs will arrive Diva at 08.40 hrs

3.CST-Karjat local leaving CST at 08.29 hrs will arrive Diva at 09.16 hrs

4.CST-Badlapur local leaving CST at 09.15 hrs will arrive Diva at 10.02 hrs

5.CST-Kasara local leaving CST at 09.42 hrs will arrive Diva at 10.29 hrs

6.CST-Kasara local leaving CST at 10.20 hrs will arrive Diva at 11.07 hrs

7.CST-Ambernath local leaving CST at 11.22 hrs will arrive Diva at 12.09 hrs

8.CST-Karjat local leaving CST at 13.15 hrs will arrive Diva at 14.02 hrs

9.CST-Asangaon local leaving CST at 17.18 hrs will arrive Diva at 18.08 hrs

10.CST-Titwala local leaving CST at 17.59 hrs will arrive Diva at 18.47 hrs

11.CST-Karjat local leaving CST at 18.21 hrs will arrive Diva at 19.09 hrs

12.CST-Khopoli local leaving CST at 20.48 hrs will arrive Diva at 21.36 hrs



Up Local Trains

1.Karjat-CST local leaving Karjat at 05.53 hrs will arrive Diva at 06.55 hrs

2.Kasara-CST local leaving Kasara at 06.43 hrs will arrive Diva at 08.08 hrs

3.Ambernath-CST local leaving Ambernath at 08.45 hrs will arrive Diva at 09.09 hrs

4.Khopoli-CST local leaving Khopoli at 09.19 hrs will arrive Diva at 10.50 hrs

5.Kasara-CST local leaving Kasara at 10.10 hrs will arrive Diva at 11.34 hrs

6.Karjat-CST local leaving Karjat at 12.01 hrs will arrive Diva at 13.04 hrs

7.Badlapur-CST local leaving Badlapur at 13.22 hrs will arrive Diva at 13.53 hrs

8.Kasara-CST local leaving Kasara at 13.32 hrs will arrive Diva at 14.56 hrs

9.Kasara-CST local leaving Kasara at 15.37 hrs will arrive Diva at 17.01 hrs

10.Badlapur-CST local leaving Badlapur at 17.04 hrs will arrive Diva at 17.36 hrs

11.Titwala-CST local leaving Titwala at 18.21 hrs will arrive Diva at 18.49 hrs

12.Karjat-CST local leaving Karjat at 18.42 hrs will arrive Diva at 19.45 hrs

On account of additional halt all the fast local trains will arrive destination 2 minutes behind schedule.
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6 Fast Passenger Special Trains between Amravati and Udhana



6 Fast Passenger Special Trains between Amravati and Udhana o­n Special Charges

Railways will run 6 Fast Passenger Special trains between Amravati and Udhana o­n special charges to clear the extra rush of passengers as per details given below:

09049 special will leave Udhana at 11.00 hrs o­n 19.12.16, 26.12.16 & 02.01.17 (Monday - 3 trips) and arrive Amravati at 00.20 hrs next day.

09050 special will leave Amravati at 09.00 hrs o­n 20.12.16, 27.12.16 & 03.01.17 (Tuesday - 3 trips) and arrive Udhana at 20.20 hrs same day.

Halts: Vyara, Nandurbar, Dondaicha, Sindkheda, Amalner, Dharangaon, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Varangaon, Bodwad, Malkapur, Nandura, Jalamb Junction, Shegaon, Akola Jn., Murtajapur, Badnera

Composition: o­ne Second Class Chair Car, 12 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum Guard’s Brake Van.

(10 General second class and 2 General second class cum Guard’s Brake Vans will run as unreserved coaches with normal charges applicable for Mail/Express trains).

Reservation: Bookings for 09049 special o­n special charges will open from 17.12.2016.
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Central Railway Mega Block on suburban sections o­n 18.12.2016

Central Railway will operate Mega Block on its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work o­n 18.12.2016:



MATUNGA-MULUND DN SLOW LINE FROM 11.30 AM TO 4.30 PM

All Dn slow services leaving Matunga from 11.12 am to 4.27 pm will be diverted o­n Dn fast line between Matunga and Mulund stations halting at Sion, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations and further re-diverted to Dn slow line at Mulund station.

Dn slow services will not be available at Vidyavihar, Kanjurmarg and Nahur.  Passengers of these stations are allowed to travel via Ghatkopar/Bhandup/Mulund during the block period.

All Up fast services leaving Thane from 11.22 am to 3.28 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

All Dn fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 10.48 am to 2.54 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

All slow services arriving and leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.



KURLA - VASHI UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES FROM 11.10 AM TO 4.10 PM.

Dn Harbour line services to Panvel/Belapur/Vashi leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.35 am to 3.37 pm and Up Harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 10.20 am to 3.48 pm will remain suspended.

However special local trains will run o­n Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Kurla and Vashi - Panvel sections during the block period.



Harbour Line passengers are permitted to travel via Trans-Harbour / Main Line from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
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South Central Railway ready for Cashless Transactions

Indian Railway is gearing fully to act in tune with the Government of India which is steering Indian Economy to the more progressive Cashless Transactions system. Indian Railwayhas decided to install Point of Sale(POS) machines at various locations under its Zones to allow cashless transactions using debit/credit/rupay cards. State Bank of India has been mandated to install 10,000 POS machines at various locations in the country. Already card transactions are going for railway reservation, but o­nly o­ne counter was allotted for swiping machines, which now has been extended o­n a war footing basis, to facilitate more passengers across several PRS (Passenger Reservation System) counters.

Arrangements are in full swing to install 113 POS machines at 109 PRS counters across 6divisions of SCR in another two or three days. Keeping in view of the heavy passenger turnout in Twin Cities, 30 POS machines are installed in all the railway stations including MMTS stations. All types of credit/debit/rupay are permitted for purchasing tickets. In the SCR zone, 57% tickets are sold o­nline (IRCTC) and 43% are from PRS counters.

The transactions made through POS machines are safe and secure. It also saves time not o­nly for the staff at the counters, but also for the passengers standing in long queues. It also solves the problem of liquid cash. Moreover the entire process is transparent which avoids any sort of irregularity.

POS machines are allotted to different locations of all the six divisions of SCR as follows;

Vijayawada Division(31 locations) :

Vijayawada, Satyanarayanapuram, Benz Circle, Bhavanipuram, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Nidadavolu, Tanuku, Rajahmundry, Amalapuram, Samalkot, Kakinada Town, Kakinada Port, Yanam, Annavaram, Tuni, Anakapalli, Gudivada, Machilipatnam, Bhimavaram Town, Bhimavaram, Palakollu, Narasapur, Tenali, Bapatla, Chirala, o­ngole, Singarayakonda, Kavali, Nellore, Gudur.

Nanded Division(10 locations) :

Mudkhed, Adilabad, Nanded, Gurudwara Nanded,Purna, Parbhani, Jalna, Beed, Aurangabad, Nagarsol.

Guntakal Division(17 locations) :

Dhone, Gooty, Guntakal, Yadgir, Raichur, Mantralayam Rd,Adoni, Yerraguntla, Cuddapah, Pulivendula, Renigunta, Srikalahasti, Tirupathi, Tirumala Hills, Chittoor, Ananthapur, Dharmavaram.

Guntur Division(3 locations) :

Guntur, Nalgonda, Nandyal

Twin Cities(31 locations) Hyderabad Division :

Sitaphalmandi, Arts college, Jamai Osmania, Vidyanagar, Kacheguda, Malakpet, Dabirpura, Yakutpura, Uppuguda, Falaknuma, Kamareddy, Nizamabad, Basra, Mahboobnagar, Kurnool Town.

Secunderabad Division :

Hyderabad, AP High Court,Telangana Assembly, Mehdipatnam, Khairatabad, Lakdikapul, Necklace Rd, Begumpet, Nature cure Hospital, Fateh Nagar Bridge, Bharat Nagar, Borabanda, Hi-Tech City, Hafizpet, Chandanagar, Lingampalli, Vikarabad, Bidar, Parli vaijanath,Tandur, Sanjevaiah Park, James Street, Secunderabad, Moula Ali (ZTC), Kazipet, Warangal, Mahbubabad, Bhadrachalam Rd, Khammam, Ramagundam, Manchiryal, Sirpur Kagaznagar.
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Special trains between Santragachi-Puri-Santragachi from 6/01/17 to 25/02/17

 Special trains between Santragachi-Puri-Santragachi during the period from 6/01/17 to 25/02/17.

The Special Train (08404) leaving Santragachi every Saturday at 19:10 hrs will reach Puri at 04:00 hrs the next day. In the opposite direction, the Special Train (08403) will leave Puri every Fridayat 21:25 hrs arriving Santragachi at 06:45 hrs the next day.
The Special trains will have o­ne AC-2 Tier, two AC 3 Tier, ten Sleeper Class and four General Second Class coaches. The train will have stoppages at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road between Santragachi and Puri.
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Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will Flag off the inaugural service of Bandra Terminus – Gorakhpur Weekly Express (via Barhni) from Bandra Terminus



Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Govt of India, will flag off the inaugural service of Bandra Terminus – Gorakhpur Weekly Express in a function to be held at Bandra Terminus station, o¬n Sunday, 18th December, 2016 at 12.30 hours. He will also dedicate & inaugurate various passenger amenities on Western & Central Railway on this occasion.

The train, in its inaugural service, will run as special train with the Train No. 05068 Bandra Terminus – Gorakhpur Special and will depart from Bandra Terminus on Sunday, 18th December, 2016 and reach Gorakhpur on Tuesday, 20th December, 2016 (third day). The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Udhna, Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Harda, Itarsi Jn., Habibganj, Vidisha, Jhansi Jn., Orai, Kanpur Central, Lucknow, Barabanki, Gonda Jn., Balrampur, Jharkhandi, Tulsipur, Barhni, Shohratgarh, Naugarh and Anandnagar stations in both directions.

The train will have AC III Tier, II Sleeper and General Second Class coaches.

As a regular service, Train No. 15068 Bandra Terminus – Gorakhpur Weekly Express will depart from Bandra Terminus on every Friday. Similarly, in return direction, Train No. 15067 Gorakhpur - Bandra Terminus Weekly Express will depart from Gorakhpur on every Wednesday.

The booking for the inaugural run of Train no. 05068 Bandra Terminus – Gorakhpur Special Express will start on 17th December, 2016.
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Train No. 15067/15068 Gorakhpur - Bandra Terminus Weekly Express

Train No. 15068 Bandra Terminus – Gorakhpur Weekly Express will depart from Bandra Terminus on every Friday. Similarly, in return direction, Train No. 15067 Gorakhpur - Bandra Terminus Weekly Express will depart from Gorakhpur on every Wednesday.
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Western Railway JUMBO BLOCK BETWEEN CHURCHGATE AND MUMBAI CENTRAL ON SUNDAY, 18TH DECEMBER, 2016

A jumbo block will be taken o­n Up & Dn fast lines from 10.35 hrs to 15.35 hrs o­n Sunday, 18th December, 2016 between Churchgate and Mumbai Central local stations for maintenance of track, signaling and overhead equipments. During the block all Up & Dn fast line trains will run o­n Up & Dn slow lines between Churchgate and Mumbai Central local stations. Some Up & Dn local trains will remain cancelled due to block. Detailed information to this effect is available with concerned Station Masters.
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SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN BANDRA TERMINUS AND JABALPUR from 6th January, 2017 to 31stMarch, 2017

Train No. 01705 Bandra (T) – Jabalpur Weekly Superfast Special Train leaves from Bandra Terminus at 20.30 hrs o­n Friday and reaches Jabalpur at 18.55 hrs, the next day. The extended trips will run from 6th January, 2017 to 31stMarch, 2017.

Similarly in return direction, Train no 01706 Jabalpur – Bandra (T) Weekly Superfast Special train departs from Jabalpur at 14.20 hrs o­n every Thursday and reaches Bandra (T) at 11.15 hrs, the next day. The extended trips will run from 5thJanuary, 2017 to 30th March, 2017.

This train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Ujjain, Bhopal, Habibganj, Hoshangabad, Itarsi, Pipariya and Narsinghpur station in both directions.

The train will have o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, ten Second Sleeper Class &two II Class General Coaches. The train will run with the load of 17 coaches.

The booking for extended trips of Train No 01705 Bandra (T) – Jabalpur Superfast Special Train will open at all Passenger Reservation Centers and IRCTC website from 17th December, 2016.
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CLOSURE OF MAHESANA AND TARANGA HILL METRE GAUGE SERVICES FOR GAUGE CONVERSION WORK FROM 22nd DECEMBER, 2016

 Ministry of Railways has approved permanent closure of Mahesana – Taranga Hill Metre Gauge section for Gauge Conversion work. The following M.G trains running o­n Mahesana - Taranga Hill section will be permanently discontinued with effect from 22nd December, 2016 for passenger traffic, due to gauge conversion work of Mahesana - Taranga Hill section:-

1)79401/79402 Mahesana Jn- Taranga Hill DMU M.G (Daily)

2)79403/79406 Mahesana Jn- Taranga Hill DMU M.G (Daily)

3)79404/79405 Mahesana Jn- Taranga Hill DMU M.G (Except Sunday)
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Minister of Railways Flags Off India’s First Humsafar Train

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off/inaugurated the first Humsafar clan of trains by launching the following services / activities through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan:
1.      Flag off of Train No 12595/12596 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar(T) HUMSAFAR EXPRESS(Bi- Weekly)(Via Basti)
2.      Flag off of 12571/12572 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar(T) HUMSAFAR EXPRESS(Weekly)(Via Barhni).
3.      Inauguration of two escalators on Platform No. 9 at Gorakhpur Railway Station.

Ministry of Railways had announced in Rail Budget 2016-17 introduction of new type of trains called Humsafar Express. Humsafar train is a fully Air Conditioned 3 AC service having facility GPS based Passenger Information System, Passenger announcement System, fire and smoke detection and suppression system, CCTVs, comfortable seats, mobile and laptop charging points, integrated Braille display, LCD display above compartment doors in the aisle, Fire retardant curtains, etc.

Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain was specially present to grace the occasion at Rail Bhawan. Member of Parliament from Rajya Sabha Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, Member of Parliament from Lok Sabha Shri Daddan Mishra, Member of Parliament from Lok Sabha Shri Pankaj Choudhary, also graced the occasion at Rail Bhawan. Member of Parliament from Lok Sabha, Shri Yogi Adityanath, Member of Parliament from Lok Sabha Shri Jagdambika Pal, graced the occasion at Gorakhpur Railway Station. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, other Railway Board Members and senior officials were also present on the occasion .

Speaking on the occasion Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, said that at the time of budget our Government decided to launch 4 new products viz, Humsafar, Antyodaya, UDAY and Tejas. Among these First Humsafar Express is launched today catering to Uttar Pradesh. Similarly Gatimaan Express, Mahamana Express were also first launched in Uttar Pradesh. This Humsafar Train has latest technologies like Vinyl wrapping, high quality curtains, Passenger information system which will enhance the user experience of travelling in this train. This train also has safety features like fire & smoke detection system and most of the parts are made of fire resistant materials. He also promised that Escalators will be installed in all the major Railways Stations on priority basis. He said that more Humsafar trains will be launched soon.

Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain expressed that he wished this train will be a good service to the people of Uttar Pradesh. He further said that this is a very happy moment for the people of Gorakhpur. He also congratulated Railways for this first Humsafar Train.

The schedule including timings, composition, stoppages etc. of the train service to be introduced is as under:

Introduction:
1.         12595/12596 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar(T) Humsafar Express (Bi-weekly)
12595 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar (T) Humsafar Express
Station
12596 Anand Vihar (T)-Gorakhpur Humsafar Express
Arr
Dep



Arr
Dep

20.00

Gorakhpur

08.30

08.50


Anand Vihar(T)


20.25

    Days of run:  Ex-GKP – Tuesday, Thursday
                            Ex-ANVT – Wednesday, Friday
    One way distance: 780 Kms.
    Journey time:
From Gorakhpur to Anand Vihar(T): 12 hrs. 50 mins
From Anand Vihar (T) to Gorakhpur: 12 hrs. 05 mins
    Average Speed:
From Gorakhpur to Anand Vihar(T): 61.00 KMPH
From Anand Vihar (T) to Gorakhpur: 64.80 KMPH
    Stoppages: Basti, Gonda, Lucknow, Kanpur Central
    Composition of regular service: AC3-18, Power Car-2 = 20 Coaches
    Primary Maintenance: Gorakhpur (NER)
    Nature of Service: Humsafar Express

2.         12571/12572 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar(T) Humsafar Express (Weekly) [via Barhni]

12571 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar (T) Humsafar Express (Weekly)
Station
12572 Anand Vihar (T)-Gorakhpur Humsafar Express (Weekly)
Arr
Dep



Arr
Dep

19.00

Gorakhpur

09.55

20.30
20.35

Barhni

07.05
07.10
22.30
22.35

Gonda

5.25
05.30
08.50


Anand Vihar(T)


20.25



● Days of run: Ex-GKP – Sunday

Ex-ANVT – Monday

● One way distance: 856 Kms.

● Journey time:

From Gorakhpur to Anand Vihar(T): 13 hrs. 50 mins

From Anand Vihar (T) to Gorakhpur: 13 hrs. 30 mins

● Average Speed:

From Gorakhpur to Anand Vihar(T): 61.90 KMPH

From Anand Vihar (T) to Gorakhpur: 63.40 KMPH

● Stoppages: Anand Nagar Jn, Barhni, Balrampur, Gonda, Lucknow, Kanpur Central

● Composition of regular service: AC3-18, Power Car-2 = 20 Coaches

● Primary Maintenance: Gorakhpur (NER)

● Nature of Service: Humsafar Express



The Humsafar coaches offer better facilities / amenities for the passengers, some of which are listed below:

1. Aesthetically pleasing colour scheme with anti-graffiti coating and distinctive 3D numbering on the exterior.

2. Pleasing interiors with attractive and colourfully co-ordinated seats, berths, partitions, curtains, improved/hygienic toilets, film type mirrors, etc.

3. Deodorizer, Dustbins, Sleek bottle holders in the cabins

4. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance of the common areas of the coaches.

5. Integrated Braille displays for the visually impaired.

6. Hygienic lavatories with odour flushing system

7. Global Positioning System (GPS) based Passenger information system

8. Passenger announcement system

9. Fire and Smoke detection system in the coaches.

10. Fire detection and suppression system in the Power cars

11. Equipped with Auto Vending Machine and Mini Pantry with Oven/Fridge

A total of 10 Humsafar trains have been announced by the Ministry of Railways in the new time table.

The fare structure of this train which will have AC - 3 Tier will be as follows:

Out of the total accommodation 10% of total accommodation shall be earmarked as tatkal quota. There is also provision for HO quota/duty pass quota. The first block of 50% after 10% tatkal and HO quota shall be booked on the base fare for Humsafar train and thereafter a 10% increase for every 10% increase in the passenger block for the remaining 50%.

Base dare of AC-3 Tier of Humsafar Train shall be 1.15 times of the base fare of AC-3 Tier superfast Mail/Express trains, which shall be applicable for the first passenger block of 50% and thereafter a 10% increase for every 10% increase in the passenger block for the remaining 50%. Fare of tatkal quota shall be 1.5 times of Humsafar basic fares. Other charges shall be levied separately.



● Other charges like reservation fee, superfast surcharge, service tax, etc. as applicable shall be levied separately. Catering charges shall be optional for meals. The fare of Humsafar is inclusive of bedroll charges.

● The advance reservation period will be 120 days.

● Normal Child fare rules apply. No concessional tickets and tickets against free complimentary passes which are not reimbursed shall be admissible in this train.

● Defence warrants will be eligible for exchange as per the actual fare.

● Vacant berths left after first charting would be offered for current booking shall be sold at the last price sold for that class with 10% discount on last price and other supplementary charges like reservation fee, superfast charges, service tax, etc. as applicable will be levied in full.

● The last price of tickets for the train should be printed in the reservation chart for the purpose of charging of difference of fare in the train or charging the passengers of the train without ticket, etc. 10% discount in the last price shall also be applicable for allotment of vacant berths in the train by TTEs.

● Normal cancellation and refund rules apply.
List of other Humsafar Trains to be introduced in future are

1. 12503/12504 Kamakhya - Bangalore Cantt. (Weekly)

2. 14715/14716 Sri Ganganagar - Tiruchirappalli (Weekly)

3. 19423/19424 Ahmedabad - Chennai Central (Weekly)

4. 22317/22318 Sealdah - Jammu Tawi (Weekly)

5. 22705/22706 Tirupati - Jammu Tawi (Weekly)

6. 22833/22834 Bhubaneswar - Krishnarajapuram (Weekly)

7. 22867/22868 Durg - Hazrat Nizamuddin (Bi-Weekly)

8. 22887/22888 Howrah - Yesvantpur (Weekly)

9. 22913/22914 Bandra Terminus - Patna (Weekly)
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Routes of Tejas and Antyodaya Trains

Introduction of Tejas Express and Antyodaya Express trains has been announced in Railway Budget 2016-17. As of now, introduction of 3 Tejas Express trains and 7 Antyodaya Express trains has been notified. The details are as under:
Tejas Express
(i) 22425/22426 New Delhi-Chandigarh Tejas Express (6 days a week)
(ii) 12585/12586 Lucknow-Anand Vihar(T) Tejas Express (6 days a week)
(iii) 11209/11210 Mumbai CST-Karmali Tejas Express (5 days a week)
Antyodaya Express
(i) 15567/15568 Darbhanga-Jalandhar City Antyodaya Express (Weekly)

(ii) 22885/22886 Lokmanya Tilak(T)-Tatanagar Antyodaya Express (Bi-weekly)

(iii) 22841/22842 Santragachi-Chennai Central Antyodaya Express (Weekly)

(iv) 22895/22896 Bilaspur-Firozpur Antyodaya Express (Weekly)

(v) 22921/22922 Bandra(T)-Gorakhpur Antyodaya Express (Weekly)

(vi) 22877/22878 Howrah-Ernakulam Antyodaya Express (Weekly)

(vii) 15563/15564 Jaynagar-Udhna Antyodaya Express (Weekly)
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W.RLY CANCELS SOME TRAINS TEMPORARILY DURING FOG PERIOD IN DECEMBER 2016 & JANUARY, 2017

The winter season (December - February) in the northern states of our country is characterized by foggy weather due to drop in the mercury, affecting visibility. In order to tackle the issues arising from such conditions, Western Rly has taken some remedial measures in accordance to the directives from Railway Board. To manage the train operations smoothly, even in foggy season, Ministry of Railways has decided to cancel the frequency of some of the trains well in advance, which traverse through the fog affected areas.

The affected trains due to this decision include one pair of train to be cancelled as under:-

1) 14309 Ujjain-Dehradun Ujjaini Express will be cancelled on December, 2016-21, 22, 28 & 29. January, 2017- 4, 5, 11 & 12.

2) 14310 Dehradun-Ujjain Ujjaini Express will be cancelled on December, 2016- 20, 21, 27 & 28. January, 2017- 3, 4, 10 & 11.
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SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN H. NIZAMUDDIN & PUNE via VASAI ROAD EXTENDED UPTO 12th JANUARY, 2017

Train No. 04418 / 04417 H. Nizamuddin – Pune Weekly AC Express Special train (via Vasai Road), upto 12th January, 2017.

ØH. Nizamuddin- Pune Weekly AC Express Special Train via Vasai Road
(12 services)
Train No. 04418 H. Nizamuddin – Pune Weekly AC Express Special train (via Vasai Road)will depart from H. Nizamuddin at 21:35 hrs o­n Tuesday, will arrive Vasai Road at 17.15 hrs, the next day and reach Pune at 21.25 hrs o­n Wednesday. The extended trips will run from 06th December, 2016 to 10th January, 2017.

Similarly, Train No. 04417 Pune – H. Nizamuddin Weekly AC Express Special train (via Vasai Road) will depart from Pune at 05.15 hrs o­n Thursday, will arrive at Vasai Road at 09.00 hrs, o­n the same day and reach H. Nizamuddin at 05.35 hrs, the next day. The extended trips will run from 08th December, 2016 to 12th January, 2017.

The train will halt at Kota, Ratlam, Vadodara, Surat, Vapi, Vasai Road, Kalyan and Lonavala stations in both the directions. The train has AC First Class, AC II Tier, AC III Tier & Pantry car.
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Special Train between Bandra Terminal- Jammu Tawi,Indore-Patna &Bhavnagar Jammu Tawi

To clear extra rush of rail passengers during winter holidays, Railway will run special train Nos. 09021/09022 Bandra Terminal- Jammu Tawi - Bandra Terminal Weekly AC Superfast Special Train (06 trips), 09305/09306 Indor-Patna-Indor Weekly Special Train (06 trips) and 09205/09206 Bhavnagar Jammu Tawi- Bhavnagar Weekly Special Train (06 trips) as per the following programme-

09021/09022 Bandra Terminal- Jammu Tawi - Bandra Terminal Weekly AC Superfast Special Train (06 trips)

The 09021 Bandra Terminal- Jammu Tawi Weekly AC Superfast Special Train train will depart from Bandra Terminal on 19.12.2016 ,26.12.2016 & 02.01.2017 (03 trips) on every Monday at 05.10 a.m. to reach Jammu Tawi at 03.30 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 09022 Jammu Tawi - Bandra Terminal Weekly AC Superfast Special Train will depart from Jammu Tawi on 20.12.2016 ,27.12.2016 & 03.01.2017 (03 trips) on every Tuesday at 11.15 p.m. to reach Bandra Terminal at 07.35 a.m. the next day.

Comprising of 6 AC Chair Car, 6 AC Three tier & 4 AC Two tier coaches, the 09021/09022 Bandra Terminal- Jammu Tawi - Bandra Terminal Weekly AC Superfast Special Train will stop at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Godhara, Dahod, Ratlam, Kota, Swai Madhopur, Hindaun City, Mathura Jn., New Delhi, Ambala Cantt., Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt. and Pathankot Cantt. stations enroute in both the directions.

09305/09306 Indore-Patna-Indore Weekly Special Train (06 trips)

The 09305 Indore-Patna Weekly Special Train will depart from Indore on 18.12.2016 ,25.12.2016 & 01.01.2017 (03 trips) on every Sunday at 10.00 a.m. to reach Patna at 12.35 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 09306 Patna-Indore Weekly Special Train will depart from Patna on 19.12.2016 ,26.12.2016 & 02.01.2017 (03 trips) on every Monday at 05.25 p.m. to reach Indore at 09.45 p.m. the next day.

Comprising of 6 general class, 6 sleeper class, 2 AC Three tier, 1 AC Two tier and two disabled friendly Second class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 09305/09306 Indore-Patna-Indore Weekly Special Train will stop at Dewas, Ujjain, Sujalpur, Sehore, Bairagarh, Bina, Jhansi, Kanpur Central, Lucknow, Varanasi, Mughal Sarai, Buxar, Ara and Danapur .stations enroute in both the directions.

09205/09206 Bhavnagar Jammu Tawi- Bhavnagar Weekly Special Train (06 trips)

The 09205 Bhavnagar Jammu Tawi Weekly Special Train will depart from Bhavnagar on 23.12.2016 ,30.12.2016 & 06.01.2017 (03 trips) on every Friday at 02.00 p.m. to reach Jammu Tawi at 01.25 a.m. the third day. In the return direction, the 09206 Jammu Tawi- Bhavnagar Weekly Special Train will depart from Jammu Tawi on 25.12.2016 ,01.01.2017 & 08.01.2017 (03 trips) on every Sunday at 05.30 a.m. to reach Bhavnagar at 04.40 p.m. the next day.

Comprising of 6 general class, 7 sleeper class, 2 AC Three tier, 1 AC Two tier and two disabled friendly Second class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 09205/09206 Bhavnagar Jammu Tawi- Bhavnagar Weekly Special Train will stop at Sihor, Dhola, Botad, Surendra nagar Gate, Viramgam, Ahmedabad, Mehesana, Palanpur, Abu Road, Sirohi Road, Falna, Rani, Marwar Jn., Pali Marwar, Luni, Jodhpur, Merta Road, Degana, Didwana, Ladnun, Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Churu, Sadulpur, Hissar, Ludhiaana, Jalandhar Cantt. And Pathankot Cantt. stations enroute in both the directions.
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15 December 2016

Reduction in frequency of 15205/15206 Lucknow-Jabalpur-Lucknow Chitrakut Exp during upcoming Foggy Season 2016-17

Reduction in frequency of 15205/15206 Lucknow-Jabalpur-Lucknow Chitrakut Exp during upcoming Foggy Season 2016-17 .
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Changes in Stoppage of several trains temporarily from Bhopal to Habibganj Station from 18 Dec 2016 to 9 Jan 2017

Changes in Stoppage of several trains temporarily from Bhopal to Habibganj Station from 18 Dec 2016 to 9 Jan 2017 .

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Cancellation of trains due to Foggy Weather

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Trains cancelled / rescheduled in view of Silchar Bandh on 16.12.16

In view of 12.00 hrs. Bandh called by Silchar District Congress Committee on 16-12-2016 from 5.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs., the following trains will be Cancelled/ Rescheduled as under:

A) CANCELLATION:

1) 55616 On (Silchar-Guwahati) Passenger will remain cancelled on 16-12-2016.
2) 55686/55685 (Silchar-Maishashan-Silchar) Passenger will remain cancelled on 16-12-2016.
3) 55664/55663 (Silchar-Agartala-Silchar) Passenger will remain cancelled on 16-12-2016.
4) 55667/55668 (Silchar-Bairabi-Silchar) Passenger will remain cancelled on 16-12-2016.
5) 55678/55677 (Dharmanagar-Silchar-Dhannanagar) Passenger will remain cancelled on 16-12-2016.

6) 55661/55662 (Maishashan-Silchar-Maishashan) Passenger will remain cancelled on 16-12-2016.

B) RESCHEDULING:

25658 (Silchar-Sealdah) Kanchanjunga Express scheduled to leave on 16-12-2016 will be rescheduled at 17.15 hrs. instead of 10.30 hrs.
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Train No.12840 Chennai Central – Howrah Mail, cancelled on scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 23.45 hrs cancelled . on 15.12.2016

Train No.12840 Chennai Central – Howrah Mail, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 23.45 hrs. on 15.12.2016, has been cancelled due to cancellation of the pairing train.
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Train No.12269 Chennai Central – Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto express rescheduled on 16.12.2016

Train No.12269 Chennai Central – Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 06.40 hrs. on 16.12.2016, has been rescheduled to leave Chennai Central at 18.00 hrs. o­n 16.12.2016 (late by 11 hours and 20 minutes) due to late running of pairing train.

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Southern Railway Chennai return To Normalcy



Taking cue from last year’s heavy rains, Southern Railway had taken sufficient advance precaution to ensure safety of the rail passengers in view of the cyclonic storm Vardah, following High velocity winds amidst heavy rains which resulted in severe damages to Platforms structures, Over head power supply equipments, Communication cables, tracks and station premises. These damages are still being estimated and the detailed assessment is in progress.

During the Cyclonic Storm Vardah, the absence of power and communication multiplied challenges that the Railways had to face. The Control Office of Southern Railway Head Quarters and Chennai division set up special monitoring cells, coordinating with field officials for updating the situation on real time basis, duly deploying officers and staff at key stations to monitor the movement of trains.

In the midst of high winds and torrential rains, dedicated staff of railways worked non stopped to restore the train services and provided all possible assistance to the stranded passengers. The valuable support of State Government, and District Collectors, Metropolitan Transport authorities was timely to provide immense support and assistance in various areas where people were stranded. Voluntary organizations too came forward to provide food and water to the stranded passengers. Though the movements of the trains were not predictable because of the sudden incidents like tree falling, electricity power supply and communication disruptions owing to high winds and rain, frequent press releases to Press and media and Bulletins in Social media were issued to reach the maximum information to the public.

During the period 12.12.2016 to 15.12.2016, 62 trains were cancelled with an average earnings of Rs.6 lakhs per train between popular destinations of Southern Railway. 8 trains were terminated short of destination, 16 trains were diverted, and 26 trains were rescheduled. To help the stranded passengers to reach their destination, out of the trains which were short terminated before reaching Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore in view of the restrictions on line, 8 passenger special trains were run at a later time after being short terminated.

The main supplier of Overhead Traction Power to Railways, TANGEDCO itself was severely affected. Power supply was awaited to resume the MRTS and Madras - Tambaram section traffic.

The drop in terms of earnings works out to approximately Rs.11 lakhs on the Suburban sector of Chennai Division between 12th and 14th December 2016 considering the Division earns Rs.5.5 lakhs on an average on the Suburban passenger segment per day.

The average Passenger earnings of Chennai Division is Rs.4.6 crores and average Freight Earnings is Rs.2.74 crores a day based on the current year average. However, the actual revenue loss can be assessed only when total refunds are compiled at the end of the time period considering the refunds provided
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Trains Rescheduled / Cancelled o­n 15th December, 2016

I. Trains Rescheduled:-

1. Train No. 17644 Kakinada Port – Chengalpattu Circar Express scheduled to depart Kakinada port at 14.20 hrs today i.e., 15th December, 2016 is rescheduled to depart at 18.50 hrs o­n the same day.

2. Train No. 07211 Kakinada Town – Kollam Sabari Special scheduled to depart Kakinada Town at 23.50 hrs today i.e., 15th December, 2016 is rescheduled to depart at 00.50 hrs o­n 16th December, 2016.

II. Trains Cancelled o­n 15th December, 2016:-

1. Train No. 11042 Chennai Central – Mumbai CST Express is cancelled.
2. Train No. 56041 Tirupati – Pudducherry Express is cancelled.
3.  Train No. 12840 Chennai Central – Howrah Express is cancelled
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Special Train From Madurai To Hyderabad Via-Tirunelveli,Trivandrum,Kottayam,Coimbatore,Tiruttani,Nellore,Warangal on on 16th December, 2016

Train No. 06069 Madurai - Hyderabad Special train will depart Madurai at 17:50 hrs on 16th December, 2016 arrive/depart Vijayawada at 01:30/01:45 hrs, Secunderabad at 09:40/09:50 hrs and arrive Hyderabad at 10:30 hrs on the second day.
Enroute, this special train will also stop at Virudhunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil Town, Trivandrum, Kollam, Kayankulam, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Aluva, Thrisur, Palakkad, Podanur, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Tiruttani, Renigunta, Sri Kalahasti, Venkatagiri, Gudur, Nellore, Kavali, Ongole, Chirala, Bapatla, Nidubrolu, Tenali, Madhira, Khammam, Dornakal, Mahbubabad, Warangal, Kazipet, Jangaon, Moula Ali stations.
This special train will consists of 17 Coaches viz., two AC III Tier, thirteen Sleeper Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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Howrah – Secunderabad Falaknuma Express Speeded up

The Ministry of Railways has approved the following revisions with regard to Train No. 12703 Howrah-Secunderabad Falaknuma Express with effect from 5th April, 2017.

Speeding up of Train Service & Change in Train Timings:

      With a view to speed up Train No. 12703 Howrah – Secunderabad Falaknuma Express, the following change in train timings is effect from 5th April, 2017.
      Train No. 12703 Howrah – Secunderabad Falaknuma Express will depart Vijayawada at 03:25 hrs (instead of 03:35 hrs as at present) arrive/depart Guntur at 04:05/04:10 hrs, Piduguralla at 05:14/05:15 hrs, Miryalaguda at 06:10/06:11 hrs, Nalgonda at 06:40/06:41 hrs, Ramannapet at 07:19/07:20 hrs and arrive Secunderabad at 09:05 hrs (instead of 09:35 hrs as at present).
      However, there is no change in timings of Train No. 12703 Howrah – Secunderabad Falaknuma Express from Howrah to Eluru stations.
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14 December 2016

WEEKLY TATKAL SPECIALTRAIN-YESVANTPUR-VILLUPURAM FOR MELMARUVATHUR FESTIVAL 2016 ON 26.12.2016,27.12.2016

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WEEKLY TATKAL SPECIALTRAIN-YESVANTPUR-VILLUPURAM FOR MELMARUVATHUR FESTIVAL 2016 ON 17.12.2016,18.12.2016

WEEKLY TATKAL SPECIALTRAIN-YESVANTPUR-VILLUPURAM FOR MELMARUVATHUR FESTIVAL 2016 ON 17.12.2016,18.12.2016
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DEMU special train between Fakiragram and New Jalpaiguri

Running of Passenger Special Train (DEMU Service) between New Jalpaiguri and Fakiragram
It has been decided to continue the service of presently running Passenger Special Train (DEMUService) 05 days in a week between New Jalpaiguri and Fakiragram via "Y" leg New Jalpaiguri for a period of another three months as per details given below:
Train No. 07525 07526 New Jalpaiguri Fakiragram DEMU Passenger Special NEW JALPAIGURI JN.
07525 New Jalpaiguri
07526 Fakir agram
New Jalpaiguri DEMU
Fakiragram DEMU
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Passenger Special w.e.f
01-01-2017 to 31-03-2017
02-01-2017 to 01-04-2017
(Except Thursday & Friday) (Except Friday & Saturday)

Composition: Driving Power Coach 2, Driving Trailor
Coach 2 & Trailor Coach 4 =8 Coaches
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Speciqal Trains Coimbatore-Chengalpattu-Coimbatore Special Trains via Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Vridhachalam

To clear the extra rush of traffic for Christmas, New Year, Irumudi, Thaipoosam festivals, Pongal, etc. Special trains will run as under:


Composition : 13 Unreserved 2nd Class & 2 Luggage cum brake vans = 15 coaches

Days of service : From Coimbatore on Mondays & Wednesdays

From Chengalpattu on Tuesdays &Thursdays

Total services : 16+ 16 = 32 services

Month
Dates of service from Coimbatore
Total
Dates of service from Chingleput
Total
Dec ‘16
19, 21, 26, 28
4
20, 22, 27, 29
4
Jan ‘17
2, 4, 9,11, 16, 18, 23, 25,30
9
3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
9
Feb’17
1, 6, 8
3
2, 7, 9
3

Total services
16
Total Services
16

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Station
T.No.06067
19.30
(d)
COIMBATORE
(a)
03.30
20.15/ 20.17
(a/d)
TIRUPPUR
(a/d)
02.15/02.17
21.00/21.15
(a/d)
ERODE
(a/d)
01.30/ 01.35
22.20/ 22.40
(a/d)
SALEM
(a/d)
00.01/00.30
23.57/ 23.59
(a/d)
ATTUR
(a/d)
22.22/ 22.24
00.28/ 00.30
(a/d)
CHINNASALEM
(a/d)
21.53/ 21.55
01.30/ 01.50
(a/d)
Vriddhachalam
(a/d)
20.35/ 21.00                   
02.25/ 02.30
(a/d)
Villupuram
(a/d)
19.45/ 19.50
03.30/03.35
(a/d)
Melmaruvathur
(a/d)
18.30/ 18.35
04.15
(a)
Chengalpattu
(d)
18.00
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