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ONR/Coonoor (2 PFs)
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Track: Metre Gauge

NH 67, Coonoor ph.no.0423-2206110
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 1720 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Salem

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Dec 21 2018 (20:00) Special fare special trains between Mettupalayam – Coonoor (www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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News Entry# 372157  Blog Entry# 4133790   
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Dec 21 2018 (20:00)
Station Tag: Coonoor/ONR added by Skumar^~/1911491

Dec 21 2018 (20:00)
Station Tag: Mettupalayam/MTP added by Skumar^~/1911491
SPECIAL FARE SPECIAL TRAINS
 
The following special fare special trains will be run to clear extra rush of passengers.
 
Special fare special trains between Mettupalayam – Coonoor
 
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Train No. 06171 Mettupalayam-Coonoor Special fare special train will leave Mettupalayam at 09.10 hrs o­n 02nd, 09th, 16th, 23rdFebruary, 02nd, 09th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March, 06th 13th, 20th, & 27th April, 2019 (Saturdays) and reach Mettupalayam at 12.30 hrs. the same day.
Train No. 06172 Coonoor-Mettupalayam Special fare special train will leave Coonoor at 13.30 hrs o­n 03rd, 10th, 17th,.24thFebruary, 03rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March, 07th, 14th, 21st & 28th April, 2019 2019 (Sundays) and reach Mettupalayam at 16.20 hrs the same day.
Composition: First Class – 2, Second Class Sitting – 1.
Stoppages: Kallar and Hillgrove.
Advance reservations for above Special fare special trains
will open at 08.00 hrs o­n 21.12.18.
  
Oct 18 2018 (18:45) Landslide hits Nilgiris mountain rail service (www.india.com)
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News Entry# 365311  Blog Entry# 3913274   
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Oct 18 2018 (18:45)
Station Tag: Coonoor/ONR added by Anupam Enosh Sarkar*^~/401739

Oct 18 2018 (18:45)
Station Tag: Ketti/KXT added by Anupam Enosh Sarkar*^~/401739

Oct 18 2018 (18:45)
Station Tag: Udagamandalam/UAM added by Anupam Enosh Sarkar*^~/401739
Stations:  Udagamandalam/UAM   Ketti/KXT   Coonoor/ONR  
Coimbatore, Oct 18 (PTI) The operation of the Nilgiris Mountain Rail (NMR) from Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam was cancelled midway on Thursday following landslide between Kallar and Hillgrove railway
Coimbatore, Oct 18 (PTI) The operation of the Nilgiris Mountain Rail (NMR) from Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam was cancelled midway on Thursday following landslide between Kallar and Hillgrove railway stations.
The train, with 200 passengers, had left Mettupalayam at 7.10 AM and had to stop following the natural calamity, sources in the railways said.
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train took the passengers back to Kallar and the railways arranged buses for the travellers to Udhagamandalam, the sources said.
Work on the restoration of the rail service was on, they said.
The landslide led to the cancellation of trains from Udhagamandalam to Ketty and from Coonoor to Udhgamandalam for the day, they added.
  
Aug 24 2018 (00:27) NMR to get two more locos soon (www.google.co.in)
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News Entry# 352724  Blog Entry# 3742410   
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Aug 24 2018 (00:27)
Station Tag: Ketti/KXT added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Aug 24 2018 (00:27)
Station Tag: Udagamandalam/UAM added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Aug 24 2018 (00:27)
Station Tag: Runnymede/RNMD added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147

Aug 24 2018 (00:27)
Station Tag: Coonoor/ONR added by 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~/36147
Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) is all set to get two indigenously made locos soon, in addition to the existing six locos, said U Subba Rao, divisional railway manager, Salem division.
After conducting a surprise inspection of Coonoor railway station on Wednesday, Subba Rao said, “We want to improve Coonoor station to make it a tourist spot. So to improve the NMR section, two indigenous locos, one of them is coal-fired, are being manufactured at Golden Rock Workshop in Trichy.”
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view the loco shed. Besides, a selfie spot would be erected with an old loco at the backdrop. “Runneymede station between Coonoor and Kallar will also be improved,” Rao said.
On the round-trip journey between Ooty and Ketti , the DRM said the service had become very popular. “The round-trips are to be run for three days starting from Wednesday. The service will be provided again in the next holiday season.”
Efforts are being taken to revive the 100-year old steam-loco, Rao said. “A few successful trials of the loco have held between Mettupalayam and Kallar. In a month, the loco will be put in service between Ooty and Coonoor,” he added.
  
Jul 26 2018 (23:33) Nilgiri Mountain Railway gets a makeover on the lines of UDAY AC double-decker (economictimes.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 347753  Blog Entry# 3661939   
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Jul 26 2018 (23:33)
Station Tag: Lovedale/LOV added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 26 2018 (23:33)
Station Tag: Fernhill/FNHL added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 26 2018 (23:33)
Station Tag: Mettupalayam/MTP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 26 2018 (23:33)
Station Tag: Coonoor/ONR added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 26 2018 (23:33)
Station Tag: Udagamandalam/UAM added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
The century old technological marvel
Nilgiris, hailed as the ‘Blue Mountains’ draws a large number of tourists from all over the country and even abroad. The ravishing beauty of the magnificent hills, valleys and waterfalls, scenic tea estates, rich flora and fauna and pleasant weather attract heavy inflow of nature enthusiasts and tourists .Nilgiri Mountain Railway, the century old technological marvel is the prized possession of Indian Railways. Rail aficionados from all over the world cherish the dream of travelling in this age old system listed under UNESCO world heritage list.
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the coach improved
Southern Railway is endeavouring to upgrade the stations and trains operated in NMR. Golden Rock Workshop has modified NMR-87, a 25 year old NMR coach in line with world-class standards while retaining its heritage value.The aesthetics of the coach is improved by fitting seats akin to those of the newly introduced UDAY AC Double-decker service to enhance the comfort levels.
NMR coach has been upgraded at a cost of Rs.1.8 lakh
Themed vinyl wrappings, chairs with reclining feature, LED illumination, two-floor luggage racks, decorative vinyl stickers on the exteriors symbolising the charm of NMR are the new additions to improve the coach ambience. This NMR coach has been upgraded at a cost of Rs.1.8 lakh promising a new experience for tourists.
Major attraction among tourists
Short round-trip services are a major draw among tourists who wished to take a quick glimpse of the breath-taking mountains. A revenue of Rs.2.85 lakh was recorded from running 8 such round trips between Udhagamandalam and Ketti.
15 coaches are getting ready at Integral Coach Factory
In order to increase the services, two additional steam locomotives and 15 coaches are getting ready at Integral Coach Factory. Once the additional rolling stock are received, the steam loco run will be extended upto Ooty which is now only upto Coonoor. Round trips for the tourists visiting Coonoor will also be introduced between Coonoor and Runnymede.
Upgrading the existing infrastructure
Constant efforts are being made to upgrade infrastructure and technology on the mountain railway. Nilgiri Mountain Railway occupies a position of pride and prominence on the vast Indian Railway heritage network.
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Jul 06 2018 (17:27) SOUTHERN RAILWAY'S FOCUS ON TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN NILGIRI MOUNTAIN RAILWAY (www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in)
Tourism
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News Entry# 344678  Blog Entry# 3606039   
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Jul 06 2018 (17:29)
Station Tag: Coonoor/ONR added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 06 2018 (17:29)
Station Tag: Mettupalayam/MTP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jul 06 2018 (17:29)
Station Tag: Udagamandalam/UAM added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
Nilgiris, hailed as the ‘Blue Mountains’   draws a large number of tourists from all over the country and even abroad.   The ravishing beauty of the magnificent hills, valleys and waterfalls, scenic tea estates, rich flora and fauna and pleasant weather attract heavy inflow of nature enthusiasts and tourists.
 
 
Aesthetically designed NMR-87 coach
 
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Nilgiri Mountain Railway, the century old technological marvel is the prized possession of Indian Railways.  Rail aficionados from all over the world cherish the dream of travelling in this age old system listed under UNESCO world heritage list.  Keeping abreast of times, to cater to the demands of tourists, Southern Railway is endeavouring to upgrade the stations and trains operated in NMR.  Golden Rock Workshop has modified NMR-87, a 25 year old NMR coach in line with world-class standards while retaining its heritage value.   The aesthetics of the coach is improved by fitting seats akin to those of the newly introduced UDAY AC Double-decker service to enhance the comfort levels.   Themed vinyl wrappings, chairs with reclining feature, LED illumination, two-floor luggage racks, decorative vinyl stickers o­n the exteriors symbolising the charm of NMR are the new additions to improve the coach ambience.   This NMR coach has been upgraded at a cost of Rs.1.8 lakh promising a new experience for tourists.
 
 
Development of Eco-tourism destinations in NMR
 
Udhagamandalam, Coonoor and Mettupalayam railway stations have been identified and developed as heritage stations of NMR.  These stations have been provided with enhanced passenger amenities to redefine passenger experience by way of new makeover of the station building, circulating area, gardens, platforms and approach roads.  Heritage NMR museums are drawing visitors at Mettupalayam and Udhagamandalam.  The new museum at Udhagamandalam was opened recently in June this year.
 
Further, for the benefit of passengers, Wi-fi facility has been provided at Udhagamandalam, Coonoor and Mettupalayam railway stations.  There is a proposal to open ‘Coachteria’, a restaurant in the coach at Udagamandalam besides catering stalls at Udhagamandalam and Hillgrove railway stations.  Furthermore, there is a proposal to open Souvenir shops at these three heritage stations.
 
 
NMR ‘Heritage Steam Voyage’
 
NMR trains are operated by Oil-fired X- Class Steam locomotives between Mettupalayam and Coonoor railway stations.  Acceding to the demands of rail enthusiasts,   56  summer special services christened as ‘Heritage Steam Voyage’ were operated between  Mettupalayam and Coonoor from 31.3.2018 to 24.6.2018 during weekends.  .  Elaborate arrangements were made to make this travel a treasured memory with Value Added Services such as a Welcome Kit, a Souvenir and o­n-board refreshments.  Southern Railway registered revenue of Rs.28 lakhs from running these summer special trains.
 
In view of the increasing patronage for NMR services, round trip services between Udhagamandalam and Ketti were run during weekends from 2.6.18 to 23.6.18.    These short round-trip services were a major draw among tourists who wished to take a quick glimpse of the breath-taking mountains.  A revenue of Rs.2.85 lakh was recorded from running 8 such round trips between Udhagamandalam and Ketti.The patronage for these special runs has been very encouraging.
 
 
Focus o­n the future of NMR
 
Efforts are o­n to introduce more services to meet the demand from the ever increasing footfalls in Ooty every year. Southern Railway is ready to offer chartered services by a coal fired steam locomotive hauled train in between Mettupalayam and Coonoor for interested Corporates and Tour operators.
 
In order to increase the services, two additional steam locomotives and 15 coaches are getting ready at Integral Coach Factory. o­nce the additional rolling stock are received, the steam loco run will be extended upto Ooty which is now o­nly upto Coonoor. Round trips for the tourists visiting Coonoor will also be introduced between Coonoor and Runnymede.
 
Souvenir outlets will be started at Ooty and Coonoor so that tourists can carry the memories of their travel experiences in NMR. Southern Railway is presently scouting for different souvenir designs and souvenir suppliers for this purpose.  A theme based coffee shop is also o­n the cards in Ooty station where an old X class steam loco is o­n display o­n a pedestal.  It is also proposed to give a face-lift to all the railway stations in NMR which include landscaping, benches and view points, to mention a few.
 
Southern Railway is committed towards development and preservation of NMR for posterity.  Constant efforts are being made to upgrade infrastructure and technology o­n the mountain railway.  Nilgiri Mountain Railway which occupies a position of pride and prominence o­n the vast Indian Railway heritage network will continue to be a glowing symbol of human endeavour and technological marvel.
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