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2013/0328-03-2013
Mumbai
WESTERN RAILWAY INTRODUCES 40 NEW SUBURBAN SERVICES, ADDS TWO MORE LADIES SPECIALS

Making the daily commute more comfortable

Western Railway will introduce 40 new suburban services of 15-car and 12- car o­n Churchgate-Virar section from 29thMarch, 2013. It will introduce two more 12-car Ladies Special trains between Churchgate and Vasai Road, taking the total number of Ladies special to 8 o­n its suburban section.

The newly introduced ladies Specials will be run during peak hours to further facilitate the women commuters. In Up direction, the new ladies special will start from Vasai Road at 9.56 hrs while in return direction it will start from Churchgate at 19.40 hrs.

Out of 40 new suburban services, 16 services will be 15-car services including 6 services during peak hours to facilitate commuters during rush period. The total number of 15-car services will go upto 30 o­n Western Railway.

These 40 new services include 19 Up and 21 Down trains.The section-wise detail is as under:-

Churchgate-Virar -Churchgate

3 Up

3 Dn

Nalasopara-Churchgate

2 Up

-

Churchgate-Vasai Road-Churchgate

1Up(Ladies Special)

1 Dn (Ladies Special)

Churchgate-Bhayandar-Churchgate

2 Up

3 Dn

Churchgate-Bandra

-

2 Dn

Dadar-Bhayandar-Dadar

1 Up

1 Dn

Bandra-Bhayandar

-

1 Dn

Churchgate-Andheri-Churchgate

2 Up

2 Dn

Borivali-Virar-Borivali

6 Up

2 Dn

Borivali-Nalasopara

-

1 Dn

Borivali-Vasai Road

-

1 Dn

Andheri-Bhayandar-Andheri

2 Up

1 Dn

Andheri-Virar

-

2 Dn

Borivali-Bhayandar

-

1 Dn

Total New Services

19

21

Also 10 services of nine car will be conveted to 12 car from 29th March, 2013.

The addition of 40 new services willfurther increase the carrying capacity to a great extent by providing additional space for about 1,75,000 commuters per day. With this, the total number of WR’s daily suburban services will go up to 1290.

Break up of Suburban Services o­n Western Railway

15 car

30

12 Car

1150

Harbour locals

110

Total Services

1290

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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