72 hour Mega Block on Central Railway

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Central Railway has decided to operate a 72 hours traffic block on Up and Down Harbour lines in two phases from February 19 to 21 in connection with the extension of platform at CST to run 12 car local trains.

The details of the block are as under:

From 1.30 pm on February 19 to 1.30 pm on February 22

Platform No.1 will be available for Harbour line suburban services from 4.40 am on February 19 to 1 am on February 20. No services on Harbour line from platform No. 2.
· First Down local from CST towards western suburb will be Bandra local leaving CST at 5.04 am
· First Dn local from CST towards Navi Mumbai will be Panvel local leaving CST at 5.08 am
· First Up local from western suburb towards CST will leave from Bandra at 4.30 am
· First Up local from Navi Mumbai towards CST will leave from Belapur at 4.01 am
· Last Up local from Western suburb towards CST will leave from Andheri at 11.26 pm.
· Last Up local from Navi Mumbai towards CST will leave from Panvel at 11.20 pm
· Last Dn local from CST will be Bandra local leaving CST at 12.41 am on February 20.
PHASE – II No Harbour line services between CST-Wadala from 1.30 am on February 20 to 1.30 am on February 22.

However special services will run between Wadala and Navi Mumbai / Bandra on both days.
On these two days services will run at frequency of 8 minutes between Wadala – Panvel, at a frequency of 32 minutes between Wadala- Belapur and Wadala- Vashi, at a frequency of 16 minutes between Wadala – Bandra. In an hour 15 special services will run to and from Wadala during peak hours and 12 during non-peak hours.

Mega Block Details for Sunday 31st January

mumbailocaltrainMEGA BLOCK o­n MAIN LINE
o­n 31.1.2016

Central Railway will operate Traffic Block o­n Up and Dn Harbour Line between Vashi and Belapur for connecting newly laid Up and Dn Harbour line between Nerul and Belapur and Mega Block o­n Main Line suburban section bewteen Matunga and Mulund o­n Dn Slow line for carrying out maintenance work o­n Sunday 31.1.2016. The details are as under: –


Suburban services will remain suspended between Vashi and Belapur during the Traffic block period. However special suburban services will run o­n CST Mumbai – Vashi – CST Mumbai and Panvel – Belapur – Panvel section during the block period. Trans Harbour line services will run between Thane and Vashi / Nerul as per time table o­n 31.1.2016.

First Sevice after completion of Traffic Block:
Panvel local leaving CST at 8.23 am
CST Mumbai local leaving Panvel at 9.10 am
Panvel local leaving Thane at 11.12 am
Thane lcoal leaving Panvel at 9.02 am


All Dn slow services leaving Matunga from 11.00 am to 3.23 pm will be diverted o­n Dn fast line between Matunga and Mulund stations halting at Sion, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations and further re-diverted to Dn slow line at Mulund station. DN slow line services will not be available at Vidhyavihar, Kanjurmarg and Nahur stations. Passengers of these stations are allowed to travel via Ghatkopar, Bhandup and Mulund stations.

All Up fast services leaving Thane from 10.46 am to 3.28 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule. All Dn fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 10.08 am to 2.42 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

All slow services arriving and leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

Due to these blocks, suburban trains are likely to be more crowded than usual. Passengers are requested not to take any risks while travelling. They are also requested to avoid travelling o­n foot board, roof top of locals and not to board extremely over crowded trains. Passengers are requested to bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused.

Western Railway
No Day Block

BEST and railway authorities to run extra buses and trains on 31st December

Keeping in mind the commuting woes faced by revelers, the railway authorities both Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) have decided to operate additional trains on the main line.

According to railway officials – eight additional trains have been readied to ferry citizens after partying on December 31. Four locals along Virar-Churchgate route and four along Churchgate-Virar have been marked to travel past midnight.

As per the timetable shared by authorities – the first Virar bound local leaves Churchgate at 1.15 am, followed by the second one at 1.55 am, third at 2.25 am and the fourth at 3:20 am.

The timing for the first Churchgate-bound train from Virar has been set at 12.15 am. While the second Churchgate-bound local leaves at 12.45 am, the third one departs at 01.40 am and the last one leaves at 2.55 am.

Even the Central Railway (CR) has announced special trains. While the Kalyan special will depart from CST at 1.10 am, a CST-bound train will leave Kalyan at 1.15 am. For Harbour line, a Panvel special train will leave CST at 1.20 am. Similarly CST-bound local will depart form Panvel at the same time.

Meanwhile, BEST has also readied special buses to transport citizens with special schedule marked for the party night.

Buses on route numbers – 1, 7, 111, 112, 203, 231, 247, 272 and 294 will run past 10 pm along various areas of the city. Also, additional 17 buses have will be running along Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Chowk, Juhu Chowpatty, Gorai, Churchgate station, CST and Girgaum.

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