To ensure seamless train operations on WR’s Mumbai Suburban Section by converting the existing Direct Current (DC) electric traction to Alternative Current (AC) system, Western Railway has planned a mega block of 6 hours on Sunday, 13th November, 2011 between Bandra and Bhayander.
As the work of DC to AC traction conversion between Borivali –Vile Parle section is scheduled on 13th November, 2011 from 10.30 hrs to 16.30 hrs, the mega block is planned for 6 hours between Bandra and Bhayander stations. During the block period, there will be no EMU services between Bhayander and Bandra. Due to this block, Mail/Express will be worked on Diesel locomotive in the section. All the Mail/Express trains will be run as per their schedule, but these trains will be provided additional halts at Andheri, Bhayander and Vasai Road and may delayed by few minutes. The details in this regard are available on Western Railway’s official website www.wr.indianrailways.gov.infor the convenience of commuters during the block period, extra buses will be arranged at important stations.
Due to overhead traction conversion from 1500 Volt DC to 25000 Volt AC on Western Railway’s entire suburban section, the EMU train operation will be more smooth and speedy. It will also ensure lesser maintenance resulting in the saving of time and man power. The advantages of AC over DC are many, including less loss of power that means the power generating station can be located at a distance from the consumption point. It will not only result in better efficiency but also in reduction of pollution. The efficient AC equipments are also important factor tilting in favour of AC distribution system.
Before the commencement of the block, the last services on the slow and fast corridor will be as under:
ØVirar-Andheri : VR-340 will depart Virar at 09.35 hrs and reach Andheri at 10.25 hrs.
ØBorivali-Churchgate : BO-346 will depart Borivali at 10.05 hrs and reach Churchgate at 11.11 hrs.
ØChurchgate-Virar : VR-311 will depart Churchgate at 09.35 hrs and reach Virar at 10.58 hrs.
After the block, the first service to depart Churchgate for Borivali is BO-675 scheduled to depart at 16.02 hrs. Similarly a scheduled service VR-670 will depart Virar at 15.56 hrs.
Western Railway will run 154 special trains between Churchgate- Bandra and Bhayandar-Virar during the block period.
Halts allowed for Mail/Express trains during the block are as under:
·Following up trains will be provided additional halts at Vasai Road, Bhayander & Andheri :
14707 Up, 19132 Up, 12479 Up, 12489 Up, 12934 Up, 19116 Up, 12996 Up and 19012 Up
·12926 Up will be provided additional halts at Vasai Road and Bhayander stations.
·Following down trains will be provided additional halts at Andheri, Bhayander and Vasai Road:
12216 Dn, 12480 Dn, 19115 Dn, 12490 Dn, 12933 Dn, 14708 Dn & 12995 Dn.
·12925 Dn will be provided additional halts at Bhayander and Vasai Road stations.
·12489 Up will be provided additional halts at Bandra.
·12934 Up will be provided additional halts at Dadar.
PASSENGER TRAINS :
·59439 will depart Ex Vasai Road at its schedule departure at 13.50 hrs. Therefore, 59439 Dn will remain cancelled between Mumbai Central and Vasai Road.
·59440 Up will be terminated at Vasai Road and reversed as 59461 Dn Ex Vasai Road schedule departure at 16.20 hrs. Therefore 59440 Up & 59461 Dn will remain cancelled between Vasai Road – Borivali and Borivali – Vasai Road respectively.
Click for annexture A- SPECIAL TRAINS (CCG-BA & VR-BYR)
Click for annexture B - TRAIN CANCELLED