Central Railway’s plan for rainy day: Fewer services and waterproof engines
Fewer services and water-resistant locomotives: that’s Central Railway’s plan to beat waterlogging on tracks this monsoon.
For the first time, CR has decided to implement a ‘Sunday time-table’ on high-tide days that will see heavy rains. A ‘Sunday time-table’ means instead of the full complement of 1,732 services, CR will operate 1,384. The move aims to reduce the number of trains that will be exposed to the vagaries of weather and thus run the risk of being marooned on waterlogged tracks.