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Metro Railway
West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.19

Calcutta Metro coach makers to send team from Tamil Nadu

A team of engineers from the Integral Coach Factory in Tamil Nadu is expected to visit Calcutta this week to try and fix the problems plaguing the five new rakes of Metro Railway.The affected rakes ha...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.02.19

London lessons for Calcutta lifeline

The trains that run on the Piccadilly line of the pioneering London Underground are at least 12 years older than the oldest rakes of the Calcutta Metro but the gulf is reversed in terms of performance...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.12.18

Metro Rail and courage to say sorry to Calcutta

Singapore: A Singapore commuter train bumps into another standing at a station because of a signalling glitch in November last year. Around 30 people are injured but none grievously. The city state’...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.19

Why Calcutta Metro finds it hard to install platform screen doors

No one needs to teach Metro Railway the meaning of tunnel vision, the condition in which only things that are directly in front can be seen.Yet, a case of tunnel vision appears to have come in the way...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.19

Metro upgrade stuck

Metro Railway, Calcutta’s much-loved transport lifeline, is hamstrung by its ageing technology and the government’s reluctance to spend on upgrades.The railway ministry has either rejected or been...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.20

Metro in cool upgrade

Metro rides just got cooler. Seventy-seven per cent of the trains that ran this month were air-conditioned and the count is likely to rise to 80 per cent soon.With increasing use of newer trains, Metr...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.02.19

Calcutta Metro to scrap static timetable

Metro Railway, which once ran like clockwork, is doing away with its static timetable and replacing that with a sensor-based information system designed to tell commuters the expected time of arrival ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.02.19

Fire-scarred rake stalls, service hit

A power outage in the air-conditioned Metro rake that had caught fire on December 27 caused it to stall on the elevated track outside Dum Dum on Wednesday afternoon, triggering a two-hour disruption i...
By Our bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.02.19

Metro fire report calls for cameras

Metro coaches should have CCTV cameras and a system that enables the driver to effectively communicate any information to the passengers, the commissioner of railway safety (eastern circle) has recomm...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.01.19

Platform doors on East-West Metro pass test

Platform screen doors synchronised to open and close with those on trains are ready for use across the first six stations of the East-West Metro line that, when fully commissioned, will connect Sector...
By Our Special Correspondent in Salt Lake


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