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Nov 5, 2014
Jeremy Swift will play Mr Perks and Caroline Harker will be recreating the role of Mother in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children when it returns to London on 16 December 2014 in its new home, the King's Cross Theatre. There will be a press night on 14 January 2015 and the production is currently booking until 1 March 2015.
Jeremy Swift can currently be seen starring as Maggie Smith's butler, Spratt, in Downton Abbey, and he will return to the small screen in January in the new series of Foyle's War, playing the regular role of Glenvil Harris. Also in 2015, he will be seen in the new Wachowski siblings' movie,Jupiter Ascending. Jeremy's many other television and film credits include QMS Reggie Soper in The Crimson Field, Bob Elf in the film Fred Claus, Barry in The Smoking Room, Mr Bumble in Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist and Arthur inGosford Park. Jeremy's theatre credits include Sir Wilful Witwoud in The Way of the World at Chichester, The Family Plays and Honeymoon Suite at the Royal Court, and Lawrence in Abigail's Party at Hampstead and in the West End.
दरबंगा। अगर आप ट्रेन में सफर करने जा रहे हो, तो पहले टिकट जरूर लें ले। अब बिना टिकट पकड़ने जाने पर रेलवे जेल भेजने संबंधी कानून का कड़ाई से पालन करेगा। रेलवे के राजस्व को बढ़ाने के लिए रेलवे एक्ट कानून का सख्ती से पालन होगा।
इंडियन रेलवे एक्ट 1989 के मुताबिक, अगर कोई यात्री बिना टिकट रेल यात्रा करते पकड़ा गया, तो 6 महीने तक की जेल अथवा एक हजार रुपये तक जुर्माना देना होगा। विशेष परिस्थिति में आरोपी को दोनों दंड का सामना करना होगा। इसी तरह सफर के दौरान प्लेटफार्म या ट्रेन में यात्री सिगरेट पीते पकड़े गए तो उन्हें जेल की हवा खानी पड़ेगी। इसके लिए रेलवे ने सौ रुपये तक का जुर्माना वसूलने का भी निर्देश दिया है।
अनाधिकृत रूप से स्टेशन या ट्रेन में टिकट बेचना अथवा ऐसे टिकट को खरीदना बड़ा अपराध माना गया है। बेचते हुए या ऐसे टिकट पर सफर करते हुए पकडे़ जाने पर तीन महीने तक की जेल हो सकती है। कोई यात्री अपने साधारण टिकट के बदले उच्च श्रेणी में सफर करते पकड़े जाऐंगे तो एक माह तक की जेल हो सकती है।
ट्रेन में यात्रा करने के लिए 5 साल तक के बच्चों के टिकट में छूट दी गई है। लेकिन, अगर बच्चा पांच साल से ज्यादा उम्र का है तो उसका टिकट लेना होगा। रेलव ने 5 से 12 वर्ष तक के बच्चों के टिकट पर विशेष छूट की सुविधा दी है। अगर बच्चा बिना टिकट यात्रा कर रहा है तो उसके परिजनों से वयस्क किराए का आधा बतौर पैनल्टी लगाकर जुर्माना वसूला जाएगा। रेलवे एक्ट के तहत ट्रेन में भीड़ रहने के कारण अक्सर लोग छत अथवा इंजन पर बैठ कर यात्रा कर लेते हैं। कभी-कभार तो लोग सीढ़ी पर बैठकर भी यात्रा करने को विवश हो जाते हैं। लेकिन, रेल इसे बड़ा अपराध मानता है। अनाधिकृत जगहों पर बैठकर यात्रा करते पकड़े जाने पर 3 माह तक का जेल अथवा पांच हजार रुपये तक जुर्माना हो सकता है।
NASHIK: With the winter setting in, the railways has intensified patrolling of the tracks during the night hours to ensure that train services are not affected due to the cracks on the rails.
"The railway authorities have to take extra precautions against fluctuating temperatures that could lead to cracks on tracks, increasing the possibility of trains getting derailed and causing accidents. Keeping this in mind, the authorities have undertaken winter patrolling which will go on till the onset of summer," a senior official in the railways said.
The patrolling is undertaken from midnight until 5 am, when the temperature drops maximum. The fluctuation in temperature from the day's highest at 3.30 pm and the night's lowest at 2 am is likely to cause problems in the tracks.
Margao: The Konkan railway corporation limited (KRCL) has advised the general public to be wary of fraudulent persons impersonating railway officials and offering jobs in Konkan Railway.
"It has come to light that some unscrupulous elements are misleading the general public by issuing letters for oral interview/document verification for appointment in Konkan Railway, and demanding and accepting money for the same. The letters are issued by these fraudulent persons on a fake letterhead, which shows incorrect contact numbers and misspelt name of the organization," states a press note issued by KRCL's chief public relations officer Vaishali Patange.
"The appointments in Konkan Railway are carried out through a set procedure for which the information is uploaded on Konkan Railway's official website www.konkanrailway.com. Any complaint regarding such type of persons may be brought to the notice of local police and to the vigilance department of Konkan Railway on 022-27587367," the press note states.
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VISAKHAPATNAM: The East Coast Railways' (ECoR) money-spinner 443-km-long Kothavalasa-Kirandul (KK) railway line, which has been cut off ever since Cyclone Hudhud struck on October 12 and damaged a 12-km stretch of track in the Tyda area of S Koda mandal of Vizianagaram district, is likely to become operational only from November 13. Though a single line, the KK line is a lifeline for VSP as the freight cargo line ferries iron ore, a key raw material for the state-run steelmaker, from Bailadila mines in Chhattisgarh.
Even has the track damages on the arterial line has affected iron ore exports through Visakhapatnam Port Trust, the impact on the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant has not been much because the steel plant has been out of action due to damages sustained during the cyclone and it has 1.7 lakh tonnes of iron ore stocks due to lack of operations as well as the fact that the railway authorities have been moving iron ore to Vizag through an alternative route - the Koraput-Rayagada railway line - since October 16, albeit in smaller quantities.
"While the restoration work at the steel plant is completed, we are now heating up the plant, which will take at least a week to 10 days to resume production," said a VSP source.
D Adinarayana, general secretary of a recognised VSP union, said the plant which gets nearly eight rakes of iron ore daily, has been getting only four rakes through an alternative route after the cyclone but as the plant was not operational over the past three weeks there did not feel the impact of the damage to the KK line. "The plant will take at least another 10 days to become fully operational. If the KK line is not restored within 10 days, it will be major problem for the steel plant," he said.
On a daily basis, the Waltair Division moves 12 rakes carrying iron ore (each rake consists of 50-58 bogies with each bogie carrying 3500-3600 metric tonnes of iron ore) through the KK line to cater to the needs of VSP and VPT, but due to the track damages, the division has been ferrying six rakes of iron ore on a daily basis through the alternative route since October 16, admitted Anil Kumar, divisional railway manager, Waltair Division.
According to him, the division had incurred total property losses of Rs 70 crore due to the cyclone, including Rs 13 crore on account of the track damage on the KK line.
"We are able to move only six to seven rakes daily through the alternative route. We will be able to restore the KK line for operations only from November 13. We have been incurring losses of nearly Rs 2.5 to 3 crore per day because we are operating only half the number of rakes that we do on a daily basis," Anil Kumar said, adding that the division may run up another Rs 100 crore loss for the 30 days that the line would have been out of operation since Hudhud.
VP Srivastava, chief engineer (bridge), Indian Railways, who is supervising the track repair, told TOI that they were working on a war footing to restore the KK line for operations in the second week of November.
Meanwhile, MT Krishna Babu, chairman, Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) said they generally get four rakes (15,000 MT) iron ore through the KK line per day but since after Hudhud were getting only two rakes of iron ore for exports.
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Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda has said that he has no plans to review railway fares, following the recent drop in fuel prices.
The Railway Minister also said that any decision in this regard will be taken when the Railways reviews the fuel adjustment component (FAC)-linked revision scheme.
The government had increased rail passenger fares by 14.2 percent and freight rates by 6.5 percent in June, which had led to an outcry by the opposition parties.
The decision had resulted in various protests across the country demanding the government take back its decision.
Eligible candidates are invited to apply for teacher vacancies on a contractual basis by the Central Railway Recruitment 2014.
Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) (For Accountancy) - 1 post
Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) (For Arts) - 4 posts
Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) For Accountancy - Candidates should have done II Class Master's Degree in Accountancy and acquired University Degree/Diploma in Education/Teaching or two-year Post Graduate course of Regional Colleges of Education of NCERT.
Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) For Arts - Candidate should have IInd Class Bachelor's Degree with one of the following groups of
Subjects in it, English/Hindi Literature.
Any two subjects of English, Maths, Commerce, Economics, Geography, Political Science, History or candidates should have acquired university degree/diploma in education/teaching with four-year integrated course of regional college of education of NCERT.
The minimum age is 18 years and the maximum age is 65 years.
Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) For Accountancy - Rs 27,500 Consolidated payment on monthly basis
Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) For Arts - Rs 26,250 Consolidated payment on monthly basis
How to apply
Interested and eligible candidates should appear for an interview to get selected for the post and come with all necessary documents/certificates at DRM's Office, Bhusaval.
Important date: The date of interview is November 5, 2014
When Amtrak recently reported fiscal-year results, passenger trains weren't the only the railcars in focus. Amtrak says freight trains caused steep delays and consequently a drop in ridership in some of its busiest markets this year.
In Illinois, for example, Amtrak saw a 4 percent decline in passengers, as its trains between Chicago and Cleveland experienced delays of four hours or more on a near-daily basis.
"The freight railroads simply have to do a better job in moving Amtrak trains over their tracks," Joe Boardman, Amtrak president and CEO, said in the full-year report. "Amtrak is prepared to take all necessary steps with the freights to enforce our statutory, regulatory and contractual rights to meet the expectation of our passengers for improved on-time performance."
Good luck. Amtrak is collateral damage in a mounting problem plaguing North America's entire rail system: gridlock.
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Amtrak train pulls into the train station at Emeryville, California.
As more goods travel by rail, volumes this year have surged 3.6 percent over the first 43 weeks versus the same period in 2013, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Analysts said rail traffic is almost back to its 2006 peak, and they expect the growth to continue as the U.S. economy recovers and this mode of transport proves more cost-effective than trucking for some customers.
But it's causing more and more congestion. This year customers have complained about backlogs, delays and service interruptions, even as the disruption wrought by a harsh winter has faded.
"Overall capacity has not really grown all that much since 2006," said Christian Wetherbee, transportation analyst at Citi Investment Research. "Efficiencies have been added, but it is causing some slowdown, and certain commodities moving now that weren't moving before, particularly crude, are causing these corridors to get more congested."
The product mix—and its routes—have transformed dramatically. The AAR said 1.6 million less carloads of coal are moving across rails than eight years ago, and the source of that supply has changed. Western railroads have had to quadruple-track the route in and out of Gillette, Wyoming, while the coal industry in the Appalachian region continues to suffer. Intermodal, or containers equipped for multiple types of transport, has jumped 5.4 percent this year. Trains are carting more autos thanks to strong demand, and two record harvests in the Midwest have meant more grain cars.
Nothing, however, is growing faster—or disrupting network velocity more dramatically—than the North American energy boom. In 2006, crude oil accounted for 3,000 carloads; an estimated 650,000 carloads will cart crude in 2014, according to the AAR.
"We've seen a big impact on our railroad from growth in the energy business, from frack sand to natural gas liquids to crude oil," Wick Moorman, chief executive of Norfolk Southern, told CNBC, following an earnings report that fell short of analyst expectations. "We've got a lot of infrastructure and a lot of work going on, but right now we just have a slower network and that affects every train on the network."
That includes Amtrak. It's not surprising the passenger rail service is experiencing issues in Illinois. Chicago, where the eastern, western and Canadian networks converge, is the biggest, busiest and most congested rail hub in North America. It can take a freight train as long as two days to get across the city.
In October a new $140 million railroad overpass called the Englewood Flyover was officially opened to help mitigate some of that Chicago traffic, creating a bypass for passenger trains including Amtrak's.
Chokepoints like Chicago are the reason Canadian Pacific Railwayrecently approached CSX about the possibility of a North-East freight rail deal. Canadian Pacific had hoped to bypass the costly gridlock through consolidation. Such a deal has already been scrapped due to regulatory concerns, but not without the chief of Canada's second-biggest operator bluntly issuing a warning.
"We're quickly approaching a time where none of this works," stressed Canadian Pacific CEO Hunter Harrison, in a special investor call focused specifically on rail M&A. "We cannot continue to go down the road that we're going down and be successful and not have gridlock beyond anything we've experienced before."
Other operators including CSX, Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern have since argued that consolidation won't ease congestion, but instead cause at least short-term, increased delays in the form of merger-related service interruptions.
These companies say they're pouring billions into ordering more locomotives, training additional crews and developing better switchboard technology. The Class I railroads will invest $26 billion in capital expenditures and maintenance this year, according to AAR, a billion more than 2013. To a much smaller extent they are also adding more 'steel in the ground' to expand capacity for the approximately 50 percent of existing routes single-tracked throughout the U.S.
Industrial giants including General Electric have been developing applications to automate locomotives and better manage velocity. GE is testing technologies with operators like Norfolk Southern and Berkshire Hathaway's Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
"Toward the end of 2015, we would expect to see these service issues start to right themselves," said Citi's Wetherbee. "A merger could go a long way toward improving over the networks over the next three, four, five years, but in the short term we will see additional crews, additional locomotives trying to do all the work."
He noted that some companies have grappled with delays and service interruptions more than others. Norfolk Southern has suffered setbacks in recent quarters and BNSF has struggled most of the year, hit hard by the tough winter weather and its dominating rail exposure in North Dakota, another network pressure point where rocketing crude-by-rail demand has been causing weeks-long backlogs in grain shipments.
"It does take a while to respond to the market," said Ed Hamberger, CEO and president of AAR. "If you talked to anybody about North Dakota in 2009, no one would have predicted what we've seen."
Thirty miles of railway track being laid south of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom will be made from steel supplied by Tata Steel.
The Borders Railway represents the longest completely new railway line built in the UK for more than 100 years.
Under its contract with Network Rail, Tata Steel will be supplying over 7kt of rails in 108-metre lengths. The company’s key account manager John Austin said Tata was delighted to be supplying steel for such an historic line. The plan is to ship more than 700 tonnes of rails per week.
The rails will be manufacturered in Tata’s Scunthorpe plant where it will be fully safety and quality-checked before being shipped out on specially modified rail-carrying wagons.
The new Borders Railway will have four new stations built in Midlothian and three in the Scottish Borders. Journey times between Tweedbank and Edinburgh will take less than one hour and there will be trains running every 30 minutes during peak times.
The Borders Railway is being built to ease congestion on the main roads between the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh.
The line is due for completion in the summer of 2015 and will cost almost £300 million.
Leigh Goble, Network Rail’s business support manager (national supply chain) said, “The type of contract Network Rail has with Tata Steel means we are able to specify exactly what type of rail we need, and when we need it, to complete this exciting project on time.”
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