Oct 20, 2017

Mobile App Launched to Educate Railway Staff

Sri N.Madhusudan Rao, Principal Chief Operations Manager, South Central Railway launched a mobile application for updated information for Railway staff o­n all subject matters concerning Operating and Commercial departments at Zonal Railway Training Institute(ZRTI), Moula-Ali, Secunderabad o­n 17th October, 2017.

Special Train between Mumbai and Nanded - Bookings for 07057 on Special Charges open from 21.10.2017

Railways will run special train between Hazur Sahib Nanded and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai to clear the extra rush of passengers as per details given below:



07058 Special will leave Hazur Sahib Nanded at 15.30 hrs o­n 22.10.2017 and arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai at 04.00 hrs next day.

Introduction of Pune-Kazipet Superfast Express (Weekly

Ministry of Railways will introduce a new weekly superfast train between Pune and Kazipet via Daund-Manmad-Akola-Wardha-Balharshah. Inaugural service will be flagged off by Shri Hansraj Ahir, Hon’ble Minister of State for Home Affairs, Govt. of India o­n 20.10.2017 at 2145 hrs. 

The details of train are as under:

Voluntary Retirement Under LARSGESS

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Filling Up of The Vacancies of TM/II - SSE/P.Way/O/SHV

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Filling Up of The Vacancies of TRACK MAINTAINER /II - SSE/P.Way/MYS

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EXPENDITURE MANAGEMENT - ECONOMY MEASURES & RATIONALIZATION OF EXPENDITURE

DELEGATION OF PURCHASE POWER TO DIVISION / SHEDS/WORKSHOPS FOR SAFETY ITEMS IN EMERGENCY

PROMOTION & TRANSFER ORDER OF POINTS MAN "A"


TRANSFER & POSTING ORDER OF GROUP 'B'

Using public Wi-Fi at Airports, Railway stations? You could be vulnerable to cyber attacks


Using public Wi-Fi at Airports, Railway stations? You could be vulnerable to cyber attacks



Users of Android, iOS, Linux, macOS and Windows devices were most vulnerable to cyber attacks, the research found.

New Delhi: Next time you use WiFi hotspot or wireless internet networks at airports or railway stations, be very carefule, for these places can be at an immense risk of cyber attack.

Airport, railway Wi-Fis hotspots for cyber attacks, warns govt agency

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Avoid public Wi-Fi at all costs and instead use VPN (virtual private network) and wired networks, advised govt agency
  2. This follows an international research that highlighted the vulnerability in WPA or WPA2 encryption
  3. Microsoft has issued an update that addresses the vulnerability, Google and Apple expected to issue patches soon

Secret album: Here’s a peek at rare British-era photographs Mumbai railway authorities found

Secret album: Here’s a peek at rare British-era photographs Mumbai railway authorities found
Some of them even date back to the 1850s, said Mumbai authorities
The ships transported machines and equipment required from the UK.(HT)

Routine Diwali cleaning led Central Railway authorities to a hidden historical treasure.

Railway Board Empowers DRMs To Re-Engage Retired Rail Staff

The Railway Board has empowered Divisional Railway Managers (DRM) to re-engage retired rail personnel for appropriate posts in the sector. In a letter dated October 16, the board gave the power to the DRMs to employ pensioners at their discretion.

The Railway Board has empowered Divisional Railway Managers (DRM) to re-engage retired rail personnel for appropriate posts in the sector. In a letter dated October 16, the board gave the power to the DRMs to employ pensioners at their discretion.

Oct 18, 2017

Diwali, Chhath Puja special trains: Here is the full list

The holiday season is in full swing with Diwali as well as Chhath Puja around the corner and the Indian Railways has put special arrangements to ensure passengers travel without hassle during the extra rush period. They have introduced special trains on newer tracks and increased bogies in existing routes.

Northern Virginia adopts $US 43bn transport strategy

NORTHERN Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) has adopted an update of its TransAction Plan which calls for extensions to the Washington DC metro, capacity and service enhancements for Virginia Railway Express (VRE) commuter rail services and the construction of light rail lines.
The TransAction Plan is designed to address transport needs up to 2040 and focuses on 11 major travel corridors in Northern Virginia, identifies 352 projects, and $US 43.2bn in unmet transport needs.

Over 1000 firms bid for 2017 railway projects

Over 1000 companies expressed interest in 17 categories of projects for the 2017 capital projects of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).
The Managing Director of the NRC, Engr. Fidet Okhiria disclosed this on Tuesday while declaring open the process for the opening of bids for the projects.

Rail car captures nostalgia of Otago's rich railway heritage



Dunedin Railways' RM24 Silver Fern Railcar.
OPINION: An old boy popped into the Clutha Leader office last week, very excited because a Silver Fern Railcar was parked up at the (former) Balclutha Railway Station.

We looked at him a bit blankly, which irritated him somewhat, because clearly my colleague and I had never heard of it, and were slow to grasp the significance. 

Railway hotels tour brings its secrets to the coast



Scott Whitaker, author of Railway Hotels of Australia, is bring his tour to the Capricorn Coast.
WHAT secrets, scandals and spirits haunt the history of Yeppoon's iconic Railway Hotel?
You can find out when Scott Whitaker, author of 'Railway Hotels of Australia, comes to the Capricorn Coast this week.

The Author Tour: Railway Hotels will celebrate the Scott's new book which details the history of every Railway Hotel that trades, or once traded in Queensland.

Digital Railway Realism: It’s not just about technology

The term Digital Railway has certainly caught the rail industry’s imagination, yet prospective users and suppliers still have diverse and widespread views as to what it really means.

Network Rail coined the term back in 2015 and produced an ambitious plan to introduce digital technology in virtually every one of its many activities (issue 132, October 2015). Whilst conceptually correct, it lacked realism as to how it could be delivered or financed and a more pragmatic view has since emerged with the appointment of David Waboso as the Digital Railway leader. He has set out three broadly defined objectives focussed on capacity, performance and safety (issue 147, January 2017).

Railway line temporarily closed after vehicle crashes into bridge in Perth

Train services have been affected after a vehicle collided with a railway bridge in Perth.
The incident happened in the city’s Tay Street, with services to Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen temporarily affected. 
ScotRail said: “Due to a road vehicle colliding with a bridge between #Perth and Dundee the line is closed.”

Mehbooba meets Piyush Goyal, discusses railway projects

Srinagar(J-K) [India], Oct 17 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday met Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and discussed various issues regarding railway projects in the state.
During the meeting, introduction of glass top coaches between Katra-Jammu and specially designed coaches between Banihal-Baramulla to promote tourism was agreed upon.

The Railway Minister also assured completion of Katra-Banihal railway track by 2020.

Mufti also highlighted the need for cold storage in rail containers for transporting apples to different parts of country.(ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.
Source-India.Com

Mumbai: Central Railway Gets Rs 10 Crore For Restoration Of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

The State Bank of India Foundation has partnered with CR and provided the money over a period of three to five years for conservation of the building. The renovation work would be evaluated, executed and monitored by CR.

Speaking to the media, DK Sharma, general manager, CR, said, “The world heritage site will be restored based on internationally accepted norms and policies.”
Source-Mid Day

Soham will get a new railway station promise council chiefs

East Cambridgeshire District Council has promised to secure plans for a new railway station in Soham.
It comes as the authority approved its ‘Vision for the Future’ at this month’s full council meeting on October 5.
The document outlines the promises, commitments and actions of the council between 2017 and 2019.

Railways to adopt modern system to avert accidents

As part of the Indian Railways' efforts to adopt technology to prevent accidents, it has started trial run on a computerised automatic train protection system.
The new system, which is on trail in Hyderabad division, will take over the running of trains if loco pilot misses the signals or over speeds, said an official.
The railway is planning to adopt the technology in a phased manner by the end of this year, the official added.