To reduce overcrowding on special suburban train services in the city, the Central Railway (CR) would introduce eight additional services including two ladies' special trains from October 1, it said on Wednesday.
This move will take the numbers of services to 431 from the existing 423, said Shivaji Sutar, chief public relations officer of the CR.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the CR is currently running trains only for government employees and essential services providers.
Four of the new special trains will run on the mainline, including two ladies specials between CSMT-Kalyan stations, while four services would run on Thane-Vashi Trans- harbour line.
"CR to operate 8 additional services including 2 ladies specials on main line and 4 Thane-Panvel specials on Transharbour line from 1.10.2020 for essential staff as identified by State Government. Passengers are advised to wear masks while entering/exiting stations &during travel", Central Railways announced on twitter.Here is the breakup of the additional 8 trains services
4 services (2 Dn & 2 Up) from/to Kalyan
01 Up ladies special will leave Kalyan at 08.25 hrs and arrive CSMT at 09.34 hrs
01 Down ladies special will leave CSMT at 17.35 hrs and arrive Kalyan at 18.44 hrs.
Dn special will leave CSMT at 09.45 hrs and arrive Kalyan at 10.50 hrs
Up special will leave Kalyan at 16.10 hrs and arrive CSMT at 17.16 hrs.
(These specials will run as fast and halt at Byculla, Dadar, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Mulund, Thane, Diva and Dombivali only)Trans harbour line
4 services (2 Dn & 2 Up) from/to Thane<->Panvel
Panvel special dep Thane 09.00 hrs Panvel arr 09.52 hrs
Panvel special dep Thane 18.30 hrs Panvel arr 19.24 hrs
Thane special dep Panvel 07.55 hrs Thane arr 08.50 hrs
Thane special dep Panvel 17.20 hrs Thane arr 18.15 hrs
(These specials will run as fast and halt at Rabale, Koparkhairane, Turbhe, Juinagar, Nerul and Belapur only)
Currently, the railways are operating 923 suburban services in Mumbai, including 500 on the Western Railway line. With additional eight trains from Thursday, the number will increase to 931.