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Matheran Joy ride mini train starts again

Matheran Railway Station Platform

Matheran Railway Station Platform

Matheran mini train has stopped working from May-2016 till Oct-2017 (17 Months). It was stopped because of two derailments. Good News is after extensive repairs and introduction of new safety measures it is starting again. Initially it will only operate between Aman Lodge and Matheran station which is 3.5km distance later it will be operational between Neral to Matheran.

On Sunday, the toy train completed the trial run, after which go ahead signal was issued by commissioner of railway safety.

The Central Railway  RPRO Sunil Udasi said, “The service will benefit lots of travellers, especially those uncomfortable sitting on the horses.“ At present, visitors are driving upto Dasturi Naka, and then covering the remaining journey by foot or on horseback.

Restarting of Matheran Toy Train will put all the hotel owners and locals back in business. Matheran hill station source of earning was affected since long because of discontinuation of mini train service.

New Safety Features are introduced on Neral Matheran Track

  • Air brake system replaces hand brakes; brake failure was said to be one of the reason of 2016 derailments
  • Netted safety walls along the tracks
  • Track surface re-laid
  • Drainage system along the track revamped
  • Changes in coach design

More details about the timetable and ticket fare can be found on this page.

 

50 Neral Matheran Stunning Scenic Photos

Matheran is nearest famous Hill station near to Mumbai, Maharashtra. One can reach here by Local train or by road with car. Visitor must take Central Line Railway towards Karjat or Khopoli and get down at Neral Station. Matheran Hill station can be climbed by walk or you can take Toy Train or Shared taxi. More Details for this can be found here: Neral to Matheran Train Timetable and details

Mr. Navin Bahirwani is Passionate Photographer by hobby, who recently visited Matheran and clicked these photos. He has generously shared his Matheran Photo collection for visitors of Go4Mumbai website. If you like these photos you can reach his facebook page and follow him by liking  https://www.facebook.com/NavinB.Photography

Stunning view of Matheran Mountains during Monsoon

Stunning view of Matheran Mountains during Monsoon

Stunning view of Waterfall in Matheran Mountain

Stunning view of Waterfall in Matheran Mountain

Toy Train Front view

Toy Train Front view

Welcome to Matheran Gate

Welcome to Matheran Gate

Matheran Railway Station Platform

Matheran Railway Station Platform

Matheran Mountains top view

Matheran Mountains top view

Neral Vilage Arial view Toy Train tracks

Neral Vilage Arial view Toy Train tracks

Railway Tracks Toy Train Neral Matheran

Railway Tracks Toy Train Neral Matheran

on Railway Narrow gauge Tracks Matheran Track

on Railway Narrow gauge Tracks Matheran Track

Neral Matheran by Road scenic

Neral Matheran by Road scenic