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After being suspended for 17 months, Matheran’s toy train resumes this month to take passengers 3.5 km uphill to the peak of the hill station.
What Is It?
Last year, Matheran’s toy train had been suspended after two derailments due to some technical difficulties. But there’s good news for all those who love this hill station because the toy train has been resumed since November 2017. If rumours are to be believed, this time, the train comes technically advanced and well equipped with the latest technology. It now has an automatic brake system, as opposed to the old manual brake system. A few other updates have been done on the machinery to make it safer for passengers.
What’s In It?
Matheran is the closest hill station to Mumbai and there are no vehicles allowed up hill. The 3.5 km stretch from Aman Lodge to Matheran has to be climbed either by train, foot or by horse.
The train prices have also been hiked as compared to before. Now the second class ticket costs ₹45 for an adult and ₹30 for a child. However, the first class ticket costs ₹300 for an adult and ₹180 for a child.
Matheran toy train
Starts from: November 2017
Runs on: All days
Approx cost: ₹45 for second class (adult) and ₹30 (child), and ₹300 for first class (adult) and ₹180 (child)
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