More coaches, bigger trains and online bookings in sight to boost tourism in the hill station
In the coming months, people will be able to book tickets on the Neral-Matheran line through the Indian Railways Central Reservation System. There will be more rail services to the hill station, while the little train could also be upgraded from six cars to eight cars. These are plans Central Railway has for Mumbai’s favorite weekend getaway, even as it rebuilds the entire 20km stretch.
The Central Railway is working on various parameters to upgrade the existing Aman Lodge-Matheran narrow gauge train service, officials said.
“Fibre optic cable laying works were also in the final stages and once this is done, Matheran station would also be integrated into the passenger reservation system. [PRS] card and you could book tickets online for the mini train,” a railway official said.