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NEW TRAIN BETWEEN SHIMLA-SHOGHI

NORTHERN RAILWAY CONTRIBUTES TOWARDS CREATING BETTER OPPORTUNITIES IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM SECTOR IN HIMACHAL PRADESH

FOCUS ON PROMOTING KALKA-SHIMLA HILL RAILWAYS A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

MAYOR AND MP LOK SABHA OF SHIMLA ALONG WITH GENERAL MANAGER NORTHERN RAILWAY FLAG –OFF MAIDEN JOY RIDE TRAIN BETWEEN SHIMLA-SHOGHI

The Railways have always been in the forefront of Nation building by creating better Travel and Tourism opportunities in a region. In this regard Northern Railway has sought to effectively contribute towards enhancing Tourism facilities in the state of Himachal Pradesh by providing greater impetus to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kalka - Shimla Hill Railways.

Smt. Kusum Sadret, Mayor Shimla, Sh. Virender Kashyap, MP (Lok Sabha) Sh. Vishwesh Chaube, General Manager, Northern Railway, Flagged-off a maiden ‘Joy Ride Train’ (52448/52447) between Shimla and Shoghi two major tourist spots in the region Today ie. 11.01.2018. Sh. Ganesh Rakesh Sharma, Dy. Mayor, Shimla and Sh. Ganesh Dutt, State President, BJP were the distinguished guests present in the function. Sh. D.C. Sharma, Divisional Railway Manager, Ambala Division and other Senior officers of Northern Railway were also present on the occasion.

The Kalka Shimla Railway is a very long-established and ambitious narrow gauge mountain railway project built by the British in India. It required a great deal of engineering development work, and took twenty years to complete, largely because of the difficult mountainous terrain and climatic conditions. The 100 km long railway line connects the towns of Kalka and Shimla. Kalka is situated at the foot hills while Shimla the erstwhile summer capital of British India and now the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, is situated at a whooping height of over 2000m in the Shivalik Region of Himalayas.

To this day the property is one of the best preserved mountain railways in India, and remains much as it was at the time of its completion. In addition to its engineering infrastructure, it has retained its stations, signalling system and more importantly its old colonial charm. On 8th July, 2008, UNESCO bestowed the World Heritage Site Tag to the Kalka – Shimla Mountain Railways in India.

Shimla blessed with an exuberant climate all throughout the year and verdant natural beauty coupled with its proximity to major North Indian cities has a huge tourist influx in all seasons. The Kalka – Shimla Train is a major tourist attraction and a trip to the region is considered incomplete without a ride on the Hill Train. To fortify the tourist facilities during the ongoing winter season the Joy Ride Train has been initiated. At present it will run for a limited time only i.e. from 11.01.2018 to 15.02.2018, between Shimla and Shoghi covering a distance of 18 Km. Train no 52448 leaves Shimla at 12:45 hrs to arrive at Shoghi at 13:50 hrs. On its return journey the Train no. 52447 leaves Shoghi at 14:20 hrs to reach Shimla at 15:30. This train will comprise of Six Executive Chair Car and one Executive Chair Car cum SLR coaches. The single side fare for the trip is Rs. 260/- and for both sides it is Rs. 520/-.
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INDUCTION & RENUMBERING OF AIR CONDITIONED EMU SERVICES FROM 1ST JANUARY, 2018

A long cherished dream of Mumbaikars for ‘’Cool Travelling’’ in ‘’Air Conditioned local train’’ came true, as the first ever air-conditioned suburban train of India was run from Borivali to Churchgate o­n Monday, 25th December, 2017. Due to introduction of Air Conditioned EMU services an existing EMU rake will be replaced by an Air Conditioned EMU rake and 12 existing services will be converted to Air Condition services w.e.f 1st January, 2018. Total 12 services (6 services in UP & 6 services in DOWN direction) of AC suburban train will be operated o­n weekdays o­nly i.e. from Monday to Friday. The AC rake will be in maintenance and hence will not be in operation o­n Saturday’s & Sunday’s.

According to a Press Release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, the existing 12 Non AC services will be replaced by the services of AC local train with the same source, destination and timing, so that the total average number of suburban services o­n WR’s suburban section will remain 1355, even after introduction of AC local train. Out of these 12 services of AC local train, 8 will run as fast local trains between Churchgate & Virar, stopping o­nly at major stations i.e. Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali, Bhayander & Vasai Road in both directions. Similarly 3 fast services will run between Churchgate & Borivali stopping at Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra & Andheri stations in both directions. The remaining o­ne service will run as slow service from Mahalaxmi to Borivali, which will stop at all intermediate stations. The services which are being converted to Air conditioned services are as under:

DOWN
UP
Existing Train No.
New AC Train No.
From
Train Timings
Existing Train No.
New AC Train No.
From
Train Timings
BO 90131
BO 94001
Mahalaxmi
6:58
BO 90198
BO 94002
Borivali
7:54
VR 90277
VR 94003
Churchgate
8:54
VR 90430
VR 94004
Virar
10:22
VR 90499
VR 94005
Churchgate
11:50
VR 90584
VR 94006
Virar
13:18
VR 90667
VR 94007
Churchgate
14:55
VR 90756
VR 94008
Virar
16:22
BO 90853
VR 94009
Churchgate
17:49
BO 90898
VR 94010
Borivali
18:55
VR 91003
VR 94011
Churchgate
19:49
VR 91084
VR 94012
Virar
21:24
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Central Railway 2nd Bombardier Rake in Service from 26.12.2017

Central Railway has already inducted the first Bombardier rake in service from 18.12.2017.This first rake is used for 12 services including o­ne Ladies special from Kalyan to CSMT, and 3 fast services between Badlapur and CSMT.
Now from 26.12.2017, Central Railway has inducted the second Bombardier rake in service.This rake is used for 9 services as under:

Train No.
From
Departure
To
Arrival
Remarks
CK-3
Vidyavihar
06.03 hrs
Kalyan
07.00 hrs
DK-4
Kalyan
07.09 hrs
Dadar
08.18 hrs
DT-1
Dadar
08.41 hrs
Thane
09.19 hrs
K-88
Kalyan
16.32 hrs
CSMT
18.00 hrs
T-105
CSMT
18.10 hrs
Thane
18.52 hrs
Fast
DT-12
Thane
18.57 hrs
Dadar
19.36 hrs
DDL-11
Dadar
19.43 hrs
Dombivali
20.45 hrs
DL-50
Dombivali
21.08 hrs
CSMT
22.32 hrs
T-137
CSMT
22.38 hrs
Thane
23.33 hrs
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Introduction of Additional Shuttle Services on Aman Lodge-Matheran Section from 26.12.2017



Introduction of Additional Shuttle Services o­n Aman Lodge-Matheran Section from 26.12.2017

Central Railway has already introduced 6 pairs of daily shuttle services o­n Aman Lodge-Matheran section of Mumbai Division from 30.10.2017.

Now it has been decided to run one more pair of shuttle service (thus 7 pairs daily)on this section for the benefit of passengers with effect from 26.12.2017 o­n huge public demand.
Train No
Aman Lodge
Matheran
Train No
Matheran
Aman Lodge
52145
Daily
09.25 hrs
09.50 hrs
52146
08.50 hrs
09.15 hrs
Except THU
52147
Daily
10.35 hrs
11.00 hrs
52148
10.00 hrs
10.25 hrs
Daily
52149
Daily
11.45 hrs
12.10 hrs
52150
11.10 hrs
11.35 hrs
Daily
52151
Daily
13.35 hrs
14.00 hrs
52152
13.00 hrs
13.25 hrs
Daily
52153
Daily
14.45 hrs
15.10 hrs
52154
14.10 hrs
14.35 hrs
Daily
52155
Except WED
16.15 hrs
16.40 hrs
52156
15.30 hrs
15.55 hrs
Daily
52156
Except WED
16.50 hrs
17.15 hrs
52157
17.25 hrs
17.50 hrs
Except WED

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Introduction of India’s First Ever Broad Gauge Air-conditioned AC EMU (Suburban Train) of 12-car rake fitted with Indigenous 3-phase Propulsion system On Mumbai Suburban Section

Introduction of India’s First Ever Broad Gauge Air-conditioned AC EMU (Suburban Train) of 12-car rake fitted with Indigenous 3-phase Propulsion system On Mumbai Suburban Section of W. Railway on 25th December 2017

Railways’ New Year Bonanza For The Nation Especially for Mumbaikars.

Introductory run is scheduled from Borivali station in Mumbai.

2 Coaches earmarked as Ladies Coaches, Certain seats are earmarked for Senior Citizens and Divyangs

RPF to be deployed in each coach to ensure safety.

Discount in the fare to be given during the introductory period of initial 06 months.
Posted On: 24 DEC 2017 5:32PM by PIB Delhi
The long awaited dream of Nation especially of Mumbaikars for ‘Cool Travelling’ in ‘Air Conditioned local train’ is going to be a pleasant reality, as First Ever Broad Gauge Air-conditioned AC EMU suburban train consisting of 12-car (12 coaches) fitted with Indigenous 3-phase Propulsion system of Ms BHEL on Mumbai Suburban Section of Western Railway is to be introduced on Monday, 25thDecember,2017. As a New Year bonanza for the Nation and for Mumbaikars, this first Air Conditioned local train will depart on its historical introductory from Borivali station at 10.30 hrs and will reach Churchgate station on Monday, 25th December, 2017. After the introduction the AC local train will be operated on the experimental basis between Churchgate & Borivali stations for a week i.e. from 25thDecember to 31st December, 2017. Afterwards w.e.f. 1st January, 2018, this AC local train will be operated on regular basis as per the scheduled time table between Churchgate & Virar stations. Accordingly, w.e.f. 1st January, 2018, total 12 services (6 services in UP & 6 services in DOWN direction) of  AC suburban train will be operated on weekdays only i.e. from Monday to Friday. It is decided that on Saturdays & Sundays, the rake of AC local train will not be operated for maintenance purpose.

As per the regular scheduled time table w.e.f. 1st January, 2018 , the services of AC local train will replace existing 12 Non AC services, so the total average number of suburban services on WR’s suburban section will remain 1355, even after introduction of AC local train. Out of these 12 services of AC local train, 8 will run as fast local trains between Churchgate & Virar, stopping only at major stations i.e. Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali, Bhayander & Vasai Road in both directions. Similarly 3 fast services will run between Churchgate & Borivali stopping at Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra & Andheri stations in both directions. The remaining one service will run as slow service from Mahalaxmi to Borivali, which will stop at all intermediate stations. It has been decided that the AC EMU rake will be placed at Borivali station to start the introductory run at 10.30 hrs on 25th December, 2017.

In this AC local train, coaches reserved for Ladies & Seats earmarked  for Senior Citizens/Divyangs are different from Standard Configuration. 1st and 12th coach from Churchgate end are earmarked as Ladies coaches and 7 seats in 2nd and 11th coach from Churchgate end are earmarked for Senior citizens while 10 seats in 4th and 7th coach from Churchgate end are earmarked for Divyangs. It is also decided that suitable number of RPF constables will be deployed in each coach of this train to ensure proper security. Similarly, technicians will also be deputed in the train for trouble shooting purpose. Suitable announcements will also be ensured for opening of the door as per the platform position of upcoming station.

Fare Structure for AC local train :-

The fare structure of AC EMU service shall be as under :- 1) Base fare of the single journey of AC EMU shall be 1.3 times of the base fare of  existing fare of single journey ticket for first

 class. However as an introductory offer for a period of initial six months, the base fare of single journey of AC EMU shall be charged 1.2 times of the base fare of existing fare of single journey ticket of first class.  The difference between 1.3 times and 1.2 times will be shown in the ticket as discount during the introductory period.

2) Season tickets :- Weekly, Fortnightly and monthly season tickets shall be charged equivalent  to 5, 7.5 and 10 single journey of AC EMU respectively. No other type of season tickets shall be issued for the time being.

3) AC EMU ticket holder shall also be allowed to travel by first class compartments of local trains.

The details of fare charges of AC local train are displayed as under :-


 Comparison of 1st Class and AC Local Fare  in Rs. ( Base fare * 1.2 times for 1st 6 months )


Single Ticket Fare
Weekly Season Ticket
Fortnightly Season Ticket
Monthly Season Ticket
From
To
1st Class
Ac Local
1st Class
Ac Local
1st Class
Ac Local
1st Class
Ac Local
CCG
MMCT
50
60
NA
285
NA
430
345
570
CCG
DDR
70
85
NA
445
NA
630
490
820
CCG
BA
70
85
NA
445
NA
630
490
820
CCG
ADH
105
125
NA
655
NA
945
670
1240
CCG
BVI
140
165
NA
855
NA
1245
755
1640
CCG
BYR
150
175
NA
905
NA
1325
910
1745
CCG
BSR
165
195
NA
1035
NA
1505
1105
1975
CCG
VR
170
205
NA
1070
NA
1555
1185
2040
Historical Background :

First Electric EMU train on Western Railway line was started on 5th January, 1928 between Colaba to Borivali. BB&CI built the first Carshed at Bombay Central on 5th January,1928 for maintenance of EMU rake. Another shed at Kandivali was established in the year 1984-85. With the increase in rake holding over the years a new shed was commissioned at Virar in April, 2013 to undertake maintenance of new technology EMU rakes. Over the last 90 years, the suburban rail service has grown rapidly. Today Western Railway runs 1355 suburban services carrying about 35 lakhs passengers per day with 89 Rakes. Initial rakes were of 4 coach configuration, which were later upgraded to 9 Car Rake in 1958. 12 Car Rakes were introduced in 1990. Today all the Rakes have been converted to 12 Car Rakes. First 15 Car Rake, which is longest suburban train, was introduced by Western Railway on 21.11.2009.As of now 54 services of 15 car are being run. By continuing the above saga, the First ever “Broad Gauge Air-conditioned AC EMU of 12-car rake fitted with Indigenous 3-phase Propulsion system of M/s. BHEL” on Indian Railway has been received in May-2017 on Western Railway for fulfilling the long standing demand of Mumbai suburban commuters.EMU Rolling Stock organisation of BCT Division has completed all the Static and Dynamic trials of the rake in co-ordination with RDSO on priority. To make the daily commute more comfortable, this rake is being introduced on 25th December,2017 to the Mumbai Suburban passengers on Western Railway adding a new milestone in the Mumbai Suburban History.




Salient Features of Air Conditioned EMU:




i. Manufactured by Integral Coach Factory, Chennai of Indian Railways.




ii. First Air conditioned EMU equipped with IGBT based 3 phase propulsion system.




iii. Fully air conditioned rake with a capacity of 30 Ton per coach.




iv. Automatic Door closure system.




v. LED based lighting for better illumination and energy conservation.




vi. Equipped with Emergency Talk-back system. Passengers can seek assistance from guard of the train in distress condition.




vii. Passenger carrying capacity – Seats 1028 Nos. and Total 5964 passengers.




viii. LED based coach identification system for Alarm chain pulling & Door malfunctioning.




ix. GPS based passenger information system with Audio-visual indication of stations.




x. PA system for Guard-Driver/ Passenger communication.




xi. Stainless steel coaches with straight side walls.




xii. Air suspension system for better Passenger comfort.




xiii. Maximum speed – 100 Km/hour.




xiv. Air Conditioned Driving Cab.




xv. Aerodynamic nose cone driving cab.




xvi. Equipped with Air tight vestibules connecting 6 coaches.




xvii. Wide and large double sealed glass window for panoramic view.




xviii. Comfortable modular polycarbonate seats for passengers.




xix. Aluminum extruded modular luggage racks with polycarbonate transparent glass of bottom.




Automatic Door Closing System:




The door system is formed by two door leaves and drive unit mechanism located in the upper portal area. The door leaves were sliding on upper and lower rail guide, the movement of which is controlled by electrical signal received through TCMS from guard/ drivers cab. The door leaves were sliding inside pockets provided at the door opening. Following passenger safety features were provided in the automatic door closing system:



Ø Train will not start or take traction if any of the doors of the train is open.

Ø Automatic door will not open till the train comes to a complete halt.


Ø Door can open both from inside and from outside of the coach with the help of emergency exit device. This device can also be used if the door fails to open automatically when required. However, this emergency exit device will not operate when the train is in motion.


Ø The location of emergency door opening device (operating rotary handle near door) and the method of its operation is displayed inside the coach for guidance to the passenger.


Ø To avoid injury to passengers during closing operation of the door, doors will re-open thrice if any obstruction detection takes place. After first detection of obstruction there will be audio alarm to caution the passengers about door closing.


Passenger Carrying Capacity Coach Type-wise:


The rake comprised of three types of coaches to accommodate passengers; coach wise passenger capacity is as below:

Coach Type
Seating Capacity
Standing capacity
Total
Driving Motor Coach
65
258
323
Trailer Coach
96
488
584
Non-Driving Motor Coach
65
258
323


The total capacity of the rake is 5964 passengers with 1028 seating capacity and 4936 standing capacity.

 Safety features:

The Head-light and speed indicator cum recorder have been fitted on the Driving Cab. Auxiliary Warning System, Dead man’s handle, Wheel slip protection are available. In addition, following items are provided:

Event recorder: Event Recorder is provided in each driving motor coach’s Train Control and Management System (TCMS). Faults and events generated in various systems in each Basic unit were stored in respective event recorder (TCMS) of Motor coach.

Passenger alarm indication light in all coaches: Each coach is provided with an indication light on both sides of the coach. These lights are integrated with alarm chain pulling system.

Emergency evacuation of passenger Guidance:

To evacuate the passengers in case of emergencies, emergency ladders are provided with signage inside the coach.

Fire Fighting System:

Each Air Condition coach is equipped with 2 Nos of Fire Extinguisher with instruction to operate and proper arrow marking sticker.



Crew/Guard and Passenger Communication System:



GPS based passenger information system is provided in the rake.

(a)              Passenger Announcement- There is facility of Passenger announcement from motorman & guard cab to Passenger area.

(b)             Inter Communication- There is duplex Inter Communication available between Driver and Guard.

(c)              Coach Display in each coach- There are two single sided display and two double sided display in each coach. Also there are nine speakers provided in each coach for audio announcement by which motorman can communicate with passenger coach.

(d)             LED based Head code display in English and Hindi with handicap and ladies coach position is provided in front of the both driving motor coaches.

(e)              ETB: Emergency Talk Back unit is provided in the passenger areas (four in each coach) to communicate with motorman/guard during any emergency.



Down Direction
From
Departure
To
Arrival
Status
Mahalaxmi
06.58
Borivali
07.50
Slow train
Churchgate
08.54
Virar
10.13
Fast train
Churchgate
11.50
Virar
13.05
Fast train
Churchgate
14.55
Virar
16.12
Fast train
Churchgate
17.49
Borivali
18.41
Fast train
Churchgate
19.49
Virar
21.15
Fast train
UP Direction
From
Departure
To
Arrival
Status
Borivali
07.54
Churchgate
08.50
Fast train
Virar
10.22
Churchgate
11.46
Fast train
Virar
13.18
Churchgate
14.44
Fast train
Virar
16.22
Churchgate
17.42
Fast train
Borivali
18.55
Churchgate
19.44
Fast train
Virar
21.24
Churchgate
22.48
Fast train
The AC train services will not run on Saturdays & Sundays for maintenance purpose.
The AC train services will not run on Saturdays & Sundays for maintenance purpose


1
EMU maintenance shed established at BCT
1928
2
First Electric train run from MX to ADH
05-01-1928
3
First 12 car rake service started on DDR-VR section
28-10-1986
4
First Ladies special suburban train introduced
05-05-1992
5
Train Management System  on first coach started
01-09-1999
6
1st  MRVC Ph-I fitted with Siemens Electrics12 car rake commissioned
12-11-2007
7
1st  MRVC Ph-I fitted with Siemens Electrics 15 car rake commissioned
21-11-2009
8
DRD service started
16.04.2013
9
First MRVC ph-II rake fitted with M/s.Bombardier Electrics  commissioned
18-03-2015
10
Commissioning of Electronic Surveillance system in Ladies coaches
29-05-2015
11
Air conditioned EMU rake fitted with M/s. BHEL Electrics received
13-05-2017
12
Air conditioned EMU rake commissioned
25-12-2017



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