In its efforts to boost export revenues and strengthen connectivity with Europe, China announced the launch of a freight train to London that will traverse over 12,000 kilometres across 18 days. According to reports, the train has already departed from Yiwu, a city that thrives on commodity trade, in central Zhejiang province and will make its way through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France to arrive in London. China Daily reports that the service will be operated by Yiwu Timex Industrial Investment Co that has already been running trains to Madrid in Spain. Rail freight is said to be half the cost of air freight and half the time of sea freight.
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Jan 10, 2017
In view of the ensuing Sankranti festival it is expected that Kacheguda Railway Station will witness huge additional foot falls of rail travelers as well as accompanying non-travelers, leading to huge crowd on the platforms during the period.
In order to clear extra rush of Passengers during Sankranti, South Central Railway will run seven Sankranti special trains between Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam, Secunderabad - Kakinada Port, Kakinada Port-Tirupati and Hyderabad-Tirupati as detailed below. 1. Secunderabad-Kakinada Port Sankranti Special Train (via Bhimavaram) (Service-1): Train No. 07449 Secunderabad – Kakinada Port special train will depart Secunderabad at 23:30 hrs on 11th January, 2017 and arrive Kakinada Port at 13:00 hrs on the next day. Enroute, this special train will stop at Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Piduguralla, Sattenapalli, Guntur, Vijayawada, Gudivada, Kaikalur, Akividu, Bhimavaram Town, Attili, Nidadavolu, Rajahmundry, Samalkot and Kakinada town stations. This special train consist of 16 Coaches viz,. two AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, two General Second Class and two luggage cum break van coaches. 2. Hyderabad-Tirupati-Hyderabad Sankranti Special Trains (Services-2): Train No. 02764 Hyderabad-Tirupati special train will depart Hyderabad at 22:15 hrs on 13th January, 2017 and arrive Tirupati at 11:00 hrs on the next day. In the return direction, 02763 Tirupati - Hyderabad special train will depart Tirupati at 20:20 hrs on 14th January, 2017 and arrive Hyderabad at 10:00 hrs on the next day Enroute, these special trains will stop at Secunderabad, Kazipet, Warangal, Mahabubabad, Khammam, Madhira, Vijayawada, Tenali, Bapatla, Chirala, ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Sri Kalahasti and Renigunta stations in both the directions. These special trains consist of 19 Coaches viz,. two AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, four General Second Class, one Second Sitting and two luggage cum break van coaches. 3. Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad Sankranti Special Trains (Services-2): Train No. 07148 Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam special train will depart Hyderabad at 20:15 hrs on 15th January, 2017 and arrive Visakhapatnam at 10:25 hrs on the next day. In the return direction, Train No. 07147 Visakhapatnam - Hyderabad special train will depart Visakhapatnam at 18:55 hrs on 16th January, 2017 and arrive Hyderabad at 08:45 hrs on the next day. Enroute, these special trains will stop at Secunderabad, Kazipet, Warangal, Mahabubabad, Khammam, Madhira, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Nidadavolu, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Tuni, Anakapalle and Duvvada stations in both the directions. These special trains consist of 10 Coaches viz,. one AC II Tier, one AC III Tier, three Sleeper Class, three General Second Class and two luggage cum break van coaches. 4. Kakinada Port-Tirupati-Kakinada Port Sankranti Special Trains (Services-2): Train No. 07941 Kakinada Port-Tirupati special train will depart Kakinada port at 16:30 hrs on 12th January, 2017 and arrive Tirupati at 07:10 hrs on the next day. In the return direction, 07942 Tirupati - Kakinada Port special train will depart Tirupati at 19:00 hrs on 13th January, 2017 and arrive Kakinada port at 05:30 hrs on the next day Enroute, these special trains will stop at Kakinada Town, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem, Eluru,Vijayawada, Tenali, ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Sri Kalahasti and Renigunta stations in both the directions. These special trains consist of 16 Coaches viz,. two AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, two General Second Class and two luggage cum break van coaches. ....is emailed please oblige for scrolling
In order to clear extra rush of passengers two Special Trains will be run between Madurai and Vijayawada as detailed below:-
Madurai-Vijayawada Special Train:
Train No. 06069 Madurai - Vijayawada special train will depart Madurai at 17:50 hrs on 14th January, 2017 (Saturday) and arrive Vijayawada at 03:30 hrs on Monday.
Enroute, this special train will stop at Virudhunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil Town, Trivandrum, Kollam, Kayankulam, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam
|VACANCY POSITION OF SPECIAL TRAINS AS ON 10.01.2017 (Sankranthi Special Trains)|
WR TO RUN BANDRA (T)-AHMEDABAD SUPERFAST
SPECIAL TRAIN on MAKAR SANKRANTI
For the convenience of passengers during the festive occasion of Makar Sankranti and with a view to meet the travel demand during the season, Western Railway will run one trip of Bandra (T)–Ahmedabad Superfast Special train on special fare on 14th January, 2017.
·09029/09030 Bandra (T)-Ahmedabad Superfast Special (2 Trips)
Train No. 09029 Bandra (T)–Ahmedabad Superfast Special train will leave Bandra (T) at 00.20 hrs on Saturday, 14th January, 2017 and reach Ahmedabad at 08.25 hrs, the same day. This train will run for one day i.e 14th January, 2017 only.
Traffic block between Ghagwal - Samba Section
on 12th& 13th January, 2017
To carry out the work of placing of 400 KV two numbers of overhead electric crossings on Pathankot- Jammu Tawi double line, a 3 hrs Traffic block will be under taken on UP & DOWN lines between Ghagwal & Samba section at km 60/0-1, from 12.00 hrs to 15.00 hrs on 12thJanuary, 2017 & 13th January, 2017.
WESTERN RAILWAY TO ATTACH onE 3 AC COACH
IN 11 PAIR OF TRAINS on TEMPORARY BASIS
For the convenience of the passengers, Western Railway has decided to augment one 3 AC coach in 11 pair of trains on temporary basis. The details are as under:-
Date of Augmentation
Ex Bandra(T): 13.01.17 to 27.01.17
Ex Jaisalmer: 14.01.17 to 28.01.17
Central Railway will provide one minute temporary halt for following trains at Uruli station for the benefit of pilgrims of Shri Prayagdham Trust attending annual function during makar Sankranti.
1.12779 Vasco-Hazrat Nizamuddin Goa Express till 17.1.2017
2.12780 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Vasco Goa Express till 17.1.2017
3.12169 Pune-Solapur Intercity Express from 10.1.2017 to 15.1.2017
Initiatives to Increase Non-Fare Revenue and To Promote Ease of Ticketing Through Digital Transactions Launched
Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the following policy initiatives viz., Policy Initiatives of Increasing Non Fare Revenue like Out of Home Advertisement, Content on demand, Branding of Trains, Non-fare Revenue Policy, ATM Policy and Initiatives promoting ease of ticketing through digital transactions (for reserved as well as unreserved passengers) here today. He also released a documentary film on Jammu Kashmir Railway Network.
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