Railways in Mumbai will operate blocks on multiple lines on January 22
Mumbai Local Train. File Pic
Railways in Mumbai will operate blocks on multiple lines on January 22. The Western Railway (WR) on Friday said that to carry out maintenance work of tracks, signaling and overhead equipment, a jumbo block of five hours will be taken on up and down fast lines between Churchgate and Mumbai Central (local) stations from 10:35 hrs to 15:35 hrs on Sunday.
According to a press release issued by Sumit Thakur, CPRO, WR, during the block period, all fast line trains will be operated on slow lines between Churchgate and Mumbai Central (local). Due to this, some up and down suburban trains will remain cancelled.
A detailed information to this effect is available with concerned station masters. Passengers are requested to take note of the above arrangements, the WR said.
The Central Railway (CR) will operate a mega block on Trans Harbour and Harbour Lines for carrying out maintenance work on January 22. There will no mega block on the main line on Sunday, the CR said in a press release.
The CR's mega block on Trans Harbour and Harbour Lines will be as under-
Thane-Vashi / Nerul Up and down Trans Harbour lines from 11.10 am to 4.10 pm
Down line services for Vashi / Nerul / Panvel leaving Thane from 10.35 am to 4.07 pm and Up line services for Thane leaving Vashi / Nerul / Panvel from 10.25 am to 4.09 pm will remain cancelled.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus – Chunabhatti / Bandra Dn Harbour line from 11.40 am to 4.40 pm and Chunabhatti / Bandra - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Up Harbour line from 11.10 am to 4.10 pm.
Down Harbour line services to Vashi /Belapur/Panvel leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai/ Wadala Road from 11.16 am to 4.47 pm and Down Harbour line services to Bandra/Goregaon leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai from 10.48 am to 4.43 pm will remain cancelled.
Up Harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai/Wadala Road leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 9.53 am to 3.20 pm and Up Harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai leaving Goregaon/ Bandra from 10.45 am to 5.13 pm will remain cancelled.
However, special services will run between Panvel and Kurla (Platform No.8) during the block period.
Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via main line and western railway line from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm on January 22.
"These maintenance mega blocks are essential for infrastructure upkeep and safety. Passengers are requested to bear with the railway administration for the inconvenience caused," a press release said.