China launches its first cross-border BRI train with Laos

The railway will shorten travel between Vientiane and the China-Laos border from two days to just three hours, and the trip from Vientiane to Kunming can be done overnight.
Construction of the section in Laos from the border town of Boten to Vientiane started in December 2016, and construction of the section in China from the city of Yuxi to the border town of Mohan started in December 2015.

For first time, Indian Railways Eastern zone installs solar panels embedded roof over platform shelters; details

For the first time, the zonal railway has installed solar panels embedded roof over platform shelters instead of roof panels at Dankuni railway station in West Bengal.

railways, solar panel

Indian Railways introduces 8 additional AC local trains for Mumbai commuters’ convenience; See timings, halts

Now, according to the Railway Ministry, the total number of AC EMU services has increased from the existing 12 services to 20 services.

Mumbai local trains, suburban trains

Laos-China railway to launch as debt to Beijing mounts

The 1,035-kilometer (642-mile) line opens this week to cargo but no regular passengers due to anti-pandemic travel curbs.Poor countries welcome China's initiative.

Laos-China railway

Attention Indian Railways passengers with Universal Pass! Here’s how to book tickets through UTS Mobile App

UTS on mobile app is an official android mobile ticketing app of Indian Railways to book unreserved train tickets.

UTS, railway universal pass

Better safety and comfort! Indian Railways upgrades Guwahati-Jorhat Jan Shatabdi Express with LHB rake

Indian Railways has recently converted the existing Integral Coach Factory (ICF) designed rake of Train Number 12067/12068 Jan Shatabdi Express to Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) rake.

LHB, Jan Shatabdi Express

What’s causing Elephant deaths on rail tracks? CAG’s scathing report enlists reasons

The audit analysis of identified passages and elephant deaths on rail track revealed that more elephant casualties were reported in those locations which were identified as elephant passages.

elephants, rail tracks

Indian Railways rolls out first-ever 3 Phase MEMU rake! Check out all salient features here

The rake has been provided with ethernet-based Train Control & Management system (TCMS), which offers precise train control other than RDM (Rescue Drive Mode) feature which limits the train speed to 6

3 Phase MEMU rake, RCF

RedBus and IRCTC join hands! Now enjoy seamless & fast Indian Railways ticket booking on RedRail

All of the scheduled train services of IRCTC, which includes nearly 9 million daily seats, will now also be available on the RedBus app for booking.

RedBus, RedRail

Indian Railways to introduce AC locals on Mumbai’s Harbour line from this date; Check revised timetable here

All Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT)-Andheri services and Panvel-Andheri services will be extended to and from Goregaon station.

Mumbai local, railways

Indian Railways Jiriram-Imphal Line: World’s tallest railway bridge pier coming up in Manipur; project details here

The bridge at Noney Valley, which is being developed at a pier height of 141 metres, will surpass the Mala - Rijeka viaduct's existing record of 139 meters, located in Montenegro, Europe.

Jiriram-Imphal Line; tallest railway bridge pier

Indian Railways Signal & Telecommunications Workshop, Mettuguda starts manufacturing Point Machines; benefits

The production from this Indian Railways unit will be able to cater to the requirement of the South Central Railway zone, besides supplying to other zonal railways.

railways, Point Machines

Attention passengers! Indian Railways rolls back platform ticket fare in Mumbai; Here’s how much it will cost

In the light of the easing of restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the decision to revert back the platform ticket price has been taken by the national transporter.

platform ticket, Mumbai division

Here’s everything to know about Indian Railways’ Bharat Gaurav scheme launched for private players

Through this policy, which offers the “Right of Use” of Indian Railways' rakes and infrastructure to operators, the national transporter has liberalized and simplified a part of operations that wa

railways, Bharat Gaurav

Freshly cooked food back in Indian Railways! IRCTC resumes catering service in Rajdhani, Shatabdi & other trains

At present, it will be applicable for only Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, Duronto, Vande Bharat, Tejas Express and Gatiman trains.

food, trains

Tourism boost with Bharat Gaurav Trains! Know about Indian Railways’ plan to showcase India’s culture & heritage

These Bharat Gaurav train services will help realize the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to showcase the rich cultural heritage and magnificent historical places of the country to the people of

From games to goodies, visit Indian Railways Trade Fair pavilion to see Vande Bharat, Tejas, station models & more

The facade of the Indian Railways pavilion is the replica of the canopy of Bengaluru's Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminal station, which is giving the pavilion a captivating look.

railway pavilion, trade fair

Enjoy scenic Araku Valley! Indian Railways Visakhapatnam-Kirandul Train upgraded with LHB & Vistadome coaches

The Vistadome service of Visakhapatnam-Kirandul Train will be provided between Visakhapatnam and Araku from both directions.

To experience India’s culture & heritage, Indian Railways to launch about 190 theme-based Bharat Gaurav trains

The Union Minister said these Bharat Gaurav train services could be run both by the private sector as well as the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation.

After objections, Indian Railways changes saffron uniform of Ramayana Express staff

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which runs the Ramayana Express train, in a statement informed that the dress of service staff is completely changed in the look of profess

ramayana express, staff uniform

Mumbai-Nagpur ​Bullet Train: Travel in 4 hours! DPR being prepared for another high-speed rail corridor project

For the Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train project, a series of surveys, including the aerial survey, lidar survey, social impact assessment (SIA) as well as environmental impact assessment (EIA), have been c

Bullet Train, high speed rail

Will Indian Railways reintroduce concessions for seniors? Demand for rebate grows as latest RTI reveals THIS detail

The concessions offered by the railways state that women of 58 and above are eligible for a 50 per cent rebate, while for men, the age criteria are 60 years and the rebate limit is 40 per cent in all

Indian Railways, trains, Indian trains, Railways in India, Railways fare updates, New railway fare news

Good news for passengers! Railways to resume serving cooked food in trains — key things to know

The Railway Board, in a letter on Friday, asked the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to reopen its kitchen, serve food and resume the service.

Indian Railways’ first POD Hotel opened at Mumbai Central; See pics of this unique facility

Recently, Union Minister of State for Indian Railways, Coals & Mines, Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve inaugurated this unique facility at Mumbai Central railway station.

POD Hotel, retiring room
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