Mumbai: Western Railway issues new time table for suburban trains, AC services increased

29 September,2022 04:53 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

According to the Western Railway (WR), many important changes have been made for WR Mumbai suburban trains to ensure better passenger convenience and comfort of commuters. Accordingly, additional 12 non AC suburban services and 31 AC services will be introduced, while 50 services will be extended from October 1

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The Western Railway (WR) have issued new time table for suburban trains which will come into effect from October 1. According to its new time table, the WR have decided to increase the number of services from 1375 to 1383. 12 new suburban services will also be introduced and 50 services will be extended.

According to a press release by the WR, many important changes have been made for WR Mumbai suburban trains to ensure better passenger convenience and comfort of commuters. Accordingly, additional 12 non AC suburban services and 31 AC services will be introduced, while 50 services will be extended from October 1.

The WR have decided to add as many as 31 new AC train services will be added taking the total to 79 and 15 coach services increased from 79 to 106.

The new suburban time table of Western Railway will have-

· 12 new non AC services will be introduced (7 services in up direction and 5 services in down direction) while 4 services will be cancelled.

· 15 coach services has been increased by 27 services, thereby taking the total to 106 from 79.

· At present, out of 79 fifteen (15) coach services, 30 services do not run on Saturday. However, in the new suburban time-table all 106 15 car services will run on Saturdays.

· Provision has been made to further augment 93 additional 12 coach services, which will be done in a phased manner.

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· 31 new AC services will be introduced (15 services in UP direction and 16 services in down direction), taking the current total from 48 to 79. Out of the 79 services, 26 services (13 services in UP direction & 13 services in down direction) will run as non AC services on Saturdays & Sundays.

· 50 services (23 services in UP direction and 27 services in down direction) have been extended.

· The origination/destination stations of 23 services (13 services in up direction and 10 services in down direction) have been changed with a view to accommodate the newly introduced additional 15 coach train services.

· Total number of services plying on Mumbai suburban section will be increased from 1375 to 1383 which includes 112 harbour services.

· Out of 5 new services in down direction, 1 will be fast suburban service from Churchgate to Virar, while the remaining are slow services, 2 locals from Churchgate to Borivali, 1 from Andheri to Vasai Road and 1 from Virar to Dahanu Road station.

· Out of 7 new services in up direction, 1 each fast suburban service from Dahanu Road to Churchgate and Virar to Churchgate, 2 slow suburban services from Borivali to Churchgate, 1 slow suburban service from Virar to Borivali, 1 slow suburban service from Vasai Road to Andheri and 1 slow suburban service from Goregaon to Churchgate.

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