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  • Poor service despite huge investment

    Despite increasing government investment in Bangladesh Railway over the years, railway services have not shown much improvement and the entity is continuing to rack up losses.

  • illegal structures demolished in Dhaka

    250 illegal structures demolished in Dhaka

    Bangladesh Railways has demolished 250 illegal structures from Dhaka’s Shahjahanpur Railway Colony.

  • Maitree to run 6 days a week

    Bangladesh Railway has started working to increase the number of trips between Bangladesh and India.

  • New time for train announced after schedule collapses

    Bangladesh Railway has rescheduled the departure time of several trains from Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station amid immense sufferings of holidaymakers.

  • Railway not responsible for casualties

    The railway will not take any responsibility for casualties at unauthorised level crossings, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan said yesterday.

  • Writ seeks HC directive on risky rail lines, bridges

    A Supreme Court lawyer has filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive on the government to conduct a survey to identify the risky and damaged rail line and rail bridges across the country.

  • 72pc rail engines on deathbed

    With 72 percent locomotives of Bangladesh Railway already crossing their economic life, the government considers hiring locomotives from India for the first time to help the railway overcome the crisis.

  • Banalata Express: First day’s operation witnessed dearth of passengers

    The new non-stop intercity train Banalata Express witnesses a dearth of passengers for non-air-conditioned coaches as it begins commercial operation on Rajshahi-Dhaka-Rajshahi route with a higher fare.

  • Precautions  in place: PM

    Fighting Terror: Precautions in place: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the intelligence and law enforcement agencies were on alert as attempts were underway to carry out terror attacks in Bangladesh.

  • Railway to launch app for ticket sales

    The government will launch an app for selling rail tickets in April, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan says.

  • Railway fare rise mulled

    Bangladesh Railway mulls hiking passenger and freight fares to improve services and minimise losses.

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    Dhaka to have circular rails

    Construction of a rail track around the capital is expected to begin in June next year, to further ease the city's perennial traffic woes, officials said.

  • Indonesia deliver 250 train cars

    Indonesia to deliver 250 train cars to Bangladesh in 2019

    Indonesia’s state-owned train maker PT Industri Kereta Api (Inka) sends 15 train cars to Bangladesh, a portion of 250 train cars to be exported to the country in 2019 after the company exported 200 train cars to the country in 2006 and 2016.

  • Rail communication of Dhaka with southern and northern areas disrupted

    Railway sleeper damage disrupts train services for 2hrs

    Rail communication of Dhaka with the country’s southern and northern parts remain halted for around two hours due to damage of some railway sleepers in Bhangura upazila of Pabna.

  • SOS from a hospital

    Md Osman (not his real name), a railway official, was admitted to Bangladesh Railway Hospital in Chattogram last week for acute stomach aches.

  • Railway signs contract with jt venture firm

    Bangladesh Railway (BR) yesterday signed a contract with a joint venture company, for the construction of a rail line to link the under-construction Rooppur nuclear power plant with the country's rail network. The agreement was signed at a programme held at the Rail Bhaban in the capital.

  • Rail link Ishwardy with Rooppur nuclear power plant

    Rail to link Ishwardy with Rooppur nuke plant

    A railway link will be constructed to link the under-construction Rooppur nuclear power plant, Bangladesh’s only nuke project, with Pabna’s Ishwardy.

  • Dhaka-Ctg train journey in 2hrs

    Bangladesh Railway inks a deal to design a train that will be able to make the journey between Dhaka and port city Chittagong in just two hours.

  • Eid-ul-Azha advance train ticket sale starts August 8

    Advance Eid train tickets from June 1

    Bangladesh Railway is to begin sale of advance train tickets on June 1 ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr to ensure hassle-free journey for holidaymakers.

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    Eid train ticket sale starts June 2

    The Bangladesh Railway would begin advance tickets sale from June 2 to ensure hassle-free journey for the Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers.

  • Hiring goes haywire

    Lawsuits, allegations of irregularities and question paper leaks have marred recruitment in the eastern zone of Bangladesh Railway, resulting in around 35 percent posts being left vacant for years.

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    ADB okays $360m loan to boost Bangladesh Railway

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $360 million as loans to Bangladesh so the country can support its ongoing reform in the railway sector. The money will also be used to buy modern rolling stock Bangladesh Railway and to promote an overall shift from roads to rail, the ADB says in a news release on its website.

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    Deal inked with Indonesia for modernisation of train service

    Bangladesh Railway signs a deal with an Indonesian company to procure 200 meter gauge passenger coaches involving Tk 579.38 crore to provide modern, safe and comfortable passenger service.

  • 100km rail lines damaged by flood

    Western Railway Zone needs over Tk 20 crore to repair around 100km of rail lines damaged by the recent flood in Dinajpur, Rangpur, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram and Thakurgaon, said Bangladesh Railway officials on Monday.

  • Dhaka’s rail link with northern, south-western dists restored

    Rail link of Dhaka with northern and south-western districts is restored a day after its suspension as floodwater damaged a rail bridge in Kalihati upazila of Tangail.

  • 30 structures demolished

    The district administration and Engineering Department of Bangladesh Railway here jointly removed 30 illegal structures from the western side of the rail tracks at Chandra level crossing in Jamalpur yesterday.

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    Railway staff dies falling off running train

    An attendant of Bangladesh Railway dies after he fell off from a moving train in Cantonment area of Dhaka this morning.

  • 70 locomotives to be procured from Switzerland

    Some 70 locomotives will be procured from Switzerland to improve Bangladesh Railway services. To import the locomotives, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has almost been completed for signing by the two sides.

  • Electric, underground trains soon: PM

    Expressing her high hope of launching high-speed electric trains and underground trains in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says a feasibility study is going on for underground trains.

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    Eid advance train tickets from June 22

    Bangladesh Railway authorities will begin selling advance train tickets from June 22 to ensure hassle-free journey for Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers.