5.49 lakh stranded migrant workers sent to native places through 404 trains

Southern Railway said it has so far transported more than 5.49 lakh  stranded migrant workers through 404 Shramik special trains since 1 May. Continue Reading

TN Rail infra chugs with Rs 2,812 crore

Southern Railway has announced that the budget allocation for infrastructure projects and safety works in Tamilnadu for the financial year 2020-21 is Rs 2,812 crore. According to a press release, the budget is 220 per cent more than the average annual budget outlay of 2009-14 (Rs 879 crore). Continue Reading

Special trains for Pongal

Southern Railway will be operating special trains for Pongal festival. According to a press release, Tirunelveli-Tambaram special fare special train (06002) will leave Tirunelveli at 6.15 pm on 11 January and will reach Tambaram at 5 am, next day. Tambaram-Tirunelveli Suvidha special train (82603) will leave Tambaram at 7.20 pm on 12 January and will reach Tirunelveli at 6 am, the next day. Continue Reading

Rs 4,118 cr allotted for S Rly in budget

Southern Railway has received a budget allotment of Rs 4,118.80 crore for the current financial year 2019-20. It was announced during the Union budget that was presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently. Continue Reading

Historic feat for ICF as 60,000th coach is flagged off

In a major feat for the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), the 60,000th coach – a self propelled inspection car – was rolled out here at its premise on 21 May in the presence of Member (Rolling Stock), Railway Board Rajesh Agrawal. Continue Reading

Suburban trains in Chennai to get AC coaches soon

In a bid to boost passenger comfort commuting on suburban sections, the Southern Railway has plans to implement air-conditioned EMUs soon. Sources from the railway informed that the decision to introduce AC coaches has been going on lately. Continue Reading

Tambaram-Nagercoil tri-weekly express gets new Utkrisht coaches

In a bid to improvise the quality of railway coaches, the Tambaram-Nagercoil tri-weekly express’ old rakes were replaced with new Utkrisht upgraded coaches and was flagged off from Tambaram by two senior Southern Railway officials here on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Railway Board approves Chennai circular suburban trains

The Southern Railway’s proposal to introduce two circular trains between Chennai Beach to Arakkonam to Tirumalpur was approved by the the Railway Board. According to a press release, the Railway Board has also approved the extension of local train services. Continue Reading