Landslide at Kulshekhar-Padil railway tunnel, train services canceled

Friday, July 16th, 2021

Mangaluru :  A major landslide occurred in Kulshekhar-Padil railway tunnel route belonging to the Southern Railway on July 16, Friday. The landslip occurred around 11 a.m. on Friday just before the Kulashekar tunnel between Mangaluru Junction and Jokatte railway stations, according to railway officials. Southern Railway’s Palakkad division has deployed men and machinery to clear the […]

APD Foundation with Southern Railways celebrates Swachhta Hi Sewa Pakhwada

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Mangaluru: APD Foundation in association with Southern Railways celebrated Swachhta Hi Sewa Pakhwada, a 15 day special cleanliness drive from September 15 to October 2nd to commemorate Gandhi Jayanthi. The program included awareness sessions to railway staff and passengers about solid waste management, making use of ‘Do Bin’ wet and dry waste dustbins in the […]

Portion of roof collapsed at Ullal station..!

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Mangaluru: A portion of the tiled roof of the old building of Ullal Railway Station collapsed on Friday following reported weak wooden scaffolding supporting the tiled roof. The building had been abandoned and ticket issuing counter was shifted to a new building constructed next to the old building, said a senior engineer from the Palakkad […]

General budget allocates funds for amenities at Mangaluru Central

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Mangaluru: The general budget of union government for 2018-19 has made provisions to improve, enhance and modify passenger amenity facilities in Southern Railway in general and Palakkad division in particular. Projects have been sanctioned as umbrella works combining similar works at different locations. Southern Railway has been provided an umbrella sanction of Rs 450 crore, […]

Plans for additional platform, line doubling at Central almost final

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Mangaluru: The Palakkad Division of Southern Railway has almost finalised plans for doubling the 1.5-km line between Netravathi Cabin and Mangaluru Central Railway Station as well as building an additional platform at the Central Railway Station. Once the zonal headquarters at Chennai accords approval for the plan, tenders would be called for and work would […]

Children’s train in Kadri Park to run again by November

Sunday, August 20th, 2017
children train

Mangaluru: The new children’s train is likely to start running at the Kadri Park by November. The children’s train started operating at the Kadri Park in 1979. The Bal Bhavan Society operated it till 1983. The train was operated by private parties between 1984 and April 2013 with frequent disruptions owing to problems with the […]

Funds allocation to add capacity to Mangaluru Central Station

Monday, February 6th, 2017
Mangaluru Central Station

Mangaluru: The long-pending demand of citizens for the introduction of more trains from Mangaluru Central would materialise in about a year as this year’s budget has allocated funds not only for doubling the Netravathi Cabin-Mangaluru Central line but also for the construction of an additional platform at the station. Though the works were sanctioned in […]

Southern Railway introduces ‘Train Captain’ to solve passenger issues

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Mangaluru: Intending to let passengers have a safe and comfortable journey, Southern Railway has introduced the concept of ‘Train Captain’ on six trains, one of which is the Mangaluru-Chennai Mail. The other trains that will have the captain are Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai Mail and Super Fast Express, Chennai Egmore-Madurai Pandian Express, Chennai Egmore-Thiruchchirapalli Rockfort Express and Chennai […]

Mangaluru Central Railway Station gets cashless counter

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Mangaluru Central Railway Station

Mangaluru: Mangaluru Central Railway Station has now got a counter that will cater to cashless transactions. The move comes after the Palakkad Division of Southern Railway introduced a Point of Sale (PoS) machine at the reservation counters of the Railway Station. Passengers can avail the service by using their debit/credit cards, said a release from […]

Some trains partially cancelled today

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Mangaluru : Due to the continued non-interlocked working at the Palakkad Junction yard under the Southern Railway, some trains will be partially cancelled on Thursday. The work is to connect the new platform line with the main line, modernisation of signalling and the extension of the railway track of three operational lines. Train No 56323 […]