NERAL – MATHERAN TOY TRAIN DETAILS
The Central Railway partially resumed the services of Matheran Toy train on the stretch of 2.75 km between Aman Lodge and Matheran on October 30, more than a year after the train was discontinued owing to tow consecutive derailment, famous Newspaper reported. Neral-Matheran toy train is not fully operational presently now. The Central Railway is planning to resume the toy train services before March 2018. The 21 km stretch has four stations:- Matheran, Aman Lodge, Waterpoint and Neral. Currently, the train runs between Aman Lodge and Matheran so that tourists can reach Dasturi Point by vehicles.
Toy Train Timings
Now the railway department is thinking to come up with steam engines. This will be a landmark event as toy trains possess heritage value which for sure any country would love to preserve.
Reportedly, the work to introduce steam engines to heritage lines has already begun. Currently, the total number of engines required for each section is being figured out. Once these numbers are out, Haryana’s Rewari steam locomotive shed will be roped in for engine production, informed a senior official.
And because vehicles are largely banned in the hill station, Toy Train has been an important mode of transportation. For now, if you want to visit Matheran, you need to drive till Dasturi or take a cab from Neral railway station as vehicles are stopped from entering the town after a point.
Toy Train Timings
- Matheran to Aman Lodge : 8.50 am, 10 am, 11.10 am, 1 pm, 2.10 pm and 3.30 pm
- Aman Lodge to Matheran : 9.25 am, 10.35 am, 11.45 am, 1.35 pm, 2.45 pm and 4.15 pm.
Aman Lodge – Matheran : Train Details and Matheran – Aman Lodge : Train Details
|Aman Lodge to Matheran|
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|Matheran to Aman Lodge|
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- First Class Fare : Adult : Rs.300/-, Child : Rs.180/-
- Second Class Fare : Adult : Rs.45/-, Child : Rs.30/-
Details about other Toy Train Services by Indian Railway :- Toy Trains by Indian Railway
Central railways announced that from 11 – 3 – 2014 will run three pairs of services between Neral and Matheran after repairs to 3 locomotives. Also announced that from 11.3.2014, shuttle services between Aman Lodge and Matheran will be running as per schedule i.e. 7 services daily.
NERAL – MATHERAN TRAIN TIMINGS
- Neral Dep. 06.40 hrs Matheran Arr. 08.40 hrs
- Neral Dep. 09.10 hrs Matheran Arr. 11.20 hrs
- Neral Dep. 17.05 hrs Matheran Arr. 19.00 hrs
- Matheran Dep. 07.20 hrs Neral Arr. 08.55 hrs
- Matheran Dep. 12.50 hrs Neral Arr. 14.25 hrs
- Matheran Dep. 16.30 hrs Neral Arr. 18.10 hrs
AMAN LODGE – MATHERAN SHUTTLE SERVICES
- Matheran Dep. at 09.00 hrs, 10.10 hrs, 11.25 hrs, 12.05 hrs, 13.20 hrs, 14.30 hrs, and 15.25 hrs.
- Aman Lodge Dep. at 09.20 hrs, 10.30 hrs, 11.45 hrs, 13.00 hrs, 13.40 hrs, 14.50 hrs, and 15.45 hrs.