EuroCity Hungaria: International train travel in Europe

One of the most fascinating things about railways in Europe is how trains move from one country to another, from one national Rail network to another in such a seamless fashion. This requires standardization and co-ordination at so many levels- from rolling stock to tracks, from locomotives to crew, from signalling to maintenance practices (not…

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)- Experiences and Lessons

Austria is a beautiful country characterized by mountain villages, lakes, forests and vineyards. The best way to experience its natural beauty is through trains that run throughout the length and breadth of this Central European nation. The Austrian Federal Railways or ÖBB (Österreichische Bundesbahnen) is the National Railway Network entirely owned by the Government of the…

Measures to reduce wildlife mortality on Railway tracks

We are the masters of our planet, but we’re not very good masters for our activities to further our own interests with no regard to the consequences have caused severe damage. India is one of the 17 mega biodiverse regions of the world. The forest cover in India is 21.3% of the total geographic area…

How Railways Can Bring Transformation in Jammu and Kashmir- II

The Banihal- Baramulla rail link is like a symbol of hope in the Kashmir valley. Transporting passengers everyday for a maximum fare of just Rs 30 it helps people save time and travel comfortably.  On an average 23,773 passengers travel on this line everyday. Average earning on the other hand is around Rs. 2.15 lakhs….