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WR motormen threaten stir from April 1

Western Railway motormen have threatened to go on an indefinite agitation from April 1 if authorities fail to depute assistant motormen on suburban trains to prevent incidents like Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD). They have also demanded dilution of punishments against motormen who jump signals.WR motormen on Monday held a dharna at Churchgate station, urging the administration to accept their demands....
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Mumbai

Local trains motormen face health issues

is not just the suburban commuters who are in the danger of losing their lives. The motormen piloting the 2,900-odd local trains don't find themselves in the pink of health either. A host of problems, inherent to the city, are also shooting up the blood pressure, anxiety levels of the city's motormen.provides a round-up of these dangers based on the talks this paper has had with several motormen, who...
Source : DNA |
Category : National | City : Mumbai

Western Railway motormen stage protest, want assistants

motley group of motormen from the unrecognised Western Railway Motormen's Association (WRMA) demonstrated at Churchgate demanding that they be given assistants during their commute to ensure greater safety.The issue of safety has come to the fore after the railway board recently issued a circular. The circular stated that motormen guilty of jumping signals — called Signal Passing At Danger (SPAD) —...
Source : DNA |
Category : National | City : Mumbai

Rail fracture near Parsik tunnel throws CR services off track

rail fracture was reported on the Up fast track between Mumbra and Thane near Parsik tunnel on Tuesday morning. Due to this, many train services were affected along this stretch.The fracture was first noticed by a motorman of an Asangaon-CST local at 8.52am. The motorman, D K Singh, immediately informed a guard, M Parwe, who in turn alerted the railway authorities. The entire section was shut for traffic...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Thane

Central Railway staff strike? Services may be hit today

Central Railway services may be affected on Friday as employee unions have threatened to resort to work to rule if their demand to increase the reporting time of motormen and guards for the first scheduled train departure to 30 minutes is not met by evening.On Wednesday evening, more than 150 CR services were delayed and over 70 cancelled after motormen and guards went on a flashfor 25 minutes. The...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Mumbai

Motorman foils suicide bid by woman

20-year-old woman's attempt to end her life on the railway tracks at Mahalaxmi was foiled by an alert motorman on Friday morning. The woman, Shabra Bano Ansari, turned out to be a mental health patient who had run away from home.and waited at the platform. As the train approached, Shabra suddenly jumped on the tracks. The motorman saw her and applied the brakes just in time. As the train had slowed...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Mumbai

WR motorman jumps signal, delays services

Suburban services on Western Railway were disrupted during the morning peak hour on Friday after a motorman of a Churchgate-bound slow train jumped signal at Santa Cruz station. The incident involved the 8.57am Churchgate local, which departs from Andheri.According sources, "When the train reached Santa Cruz around 9.15am, the signal was on red aspect with an 'A' marker. The motorman is allowed to...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Mumbai

Central Railway motorman jumps signal at Bandra station, ‘flees’

motorman with Central Railway jumped the signal as the train was pulling into Bandra station on Thursday evening. On realizing that he had violated safety rules, motorman J G Jagurkar "escaped" from the station and got himself admitted to Sion hospital, said sources.Jagukar, who jumped the signal by one coach, has been placed under immediate suspension. The incident, which took place around 5.45pm,...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Mumbai

Motorman applies brakes to avoid collision with SUV on tracks!

alert motorman of a railway engine applied emergency brakes to avert an accident after seeing a SUV on the tracks that was left by a panic driver after it got stuck. The driver had used the illegal route to cross the tracks in Chinchwad area as he wanted to take a shortcut but the wheels got stuck in the gravel on Tuesday afternoon.Last week, a tragedy was averted near Pimpri station when the motorman...
Source : DNA |
Category : National | City : Bangalore

Central Railway motorman suffers heart attack, dies

on duty Central Railway motorman suffered a heart attack and died on his way to the hospital in Thane near Mumbai on Tuesday. The motorman Ajay Sargaiya was piloting a suburban train from the yard into the Thane station when he suffered pain in the chest. He halted the train and immediately contacted the railway officials who rushed him to the nearest hospital where he was declared dead. The railways...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Thane
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