Mumbai Local Train Mega Block on 14th August, 2016

CENTRAL LINES

DIVA – KALYAN DN FAST LINE FROM 10.30 AM TO 3.00 PM

Down fast & semi-fast services leaving CST from 9.38 am to 2.25 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts.Down fast trains beyond Thane will be diverted on Down slow line between Thane and Kalyan halting at all stations and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

Up fast/Semi fast line services leaving Thane station from 10.46 am to 3.18 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 Down and Up slow locals leaving / arriving CST from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

 

HARBOUR LINES

KURLA-VASHI UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES FROM 11.30 AM TO 3.30 PM.

Down Harbour line services to Panvel/Belapur/Vashi leaving from CST from 10.41 am to 3.03 pm and Up Harbour line services for CST leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 10.29 am to 2.57 pm will remain suspended.

However special local trains will run on CST – Kurla and Vashi – Panvel sections during the block period.
Harbour Line passengers are also permitted to travel via Trans-Harbour / Main Line from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. 

 

WESTERN LINES

No Day Block on this Sunday
WR’s Night Block Between Matunga Road And Mumbai Central Local

A night block of four hours will be taken from 00.00 hrs to 04.00 hrs on UP and DOWN fast lines during the midnight falling between Saturday 13th August, 2016 & Sunday 14th August, 2016 between Matunga Road and Mumbai Central Local stations for maintenance of tracks, signaling and overhead equipments. During the block, all UP fast line trains will run on UP slow line between Santacruz and Mumbai Central stations.

Hence there will not be any Jumbo block during the day time on this Sunday. Detailed information to this effect is available with concerned Station Masters.
 

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Have a great Sunday 🙂

2 Superfast Special trains between CST and Hazrat Nizamuddin

The Railway has decided to run two superfast special trains between CST in Mumbai and Hazrat Nizamuddin to clear the extra rush of passengers. The train will halt at Thane, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Bhopal, Bina, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra Cantt and Mathura and will consist of two AC-2 tier, four AC-3 tier, 10 sleeper class and luggage-cum-generator brake van.

The Details are as follows:

  1. Train no. 02041 supetrfast special(one trip) will leave CST at 5.15 pm on August 12 and will arrive at Hazrat Nizamuddin at 5.30 pm the next day.
  1. Train no. 02042 superfast supetrfast special(one trip) will leave Hazrat Nizamuddin at 12.20am on August 14 and will arrive CST at 12.30 am next day.

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Zophop – smart logo ka, smart app

When we sat conceptualizing this video, one of the biggest challenges was to decide on the setting in the script – do we show real-life use cases, do we go in for a bland product feature description or do we do something which is catchy and informational?

None of us have any previous experience in advertising but then that has never stood in the path of creating something that sells right? After numerous brainstorming sessions we came up with the above script, a script which introduces an overconfident character who uses all of the popular apps in the commute segment ( yes, yes we used the real names with a few tweaks). And then the omniscient narrator goes on to tell him why there is absolutely no need to waste space on your phone by using all these apps when in fact there exists an one app solution for all commute related queries.

So while we covered all our use-cases we also highlighted the fact about us being a one place stop for all you need to know about travel. Pretty neat eh?


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Chennai Metro rail extends train timings during Pongal season

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The Chennai Metro Rail has extended its operational time during Pongal festival.

 The Chennai Metro Rail will operate services till 11 p.m. during Pongal. The extension of the timings was to help passengers heading to Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus board buses for the Pongal holidays.

On Wednesday and Thursday, January 13 and 14, train services would be extended till 11 p.m. The last train from Koyambedu will leave at 10:45 p.m. and Alandur at 11:05 p.m.

On Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, normal schedule will be maintained. On Sunday, January 17, the first service from Alandur and Koyambedu will start at 8 a.m. and will run till 11 p.m.

Extra services will be operated based on passenger flow.


This information was officially released here on irctc site. 

 

Zophop rolls out a new UI for enhanced localized real-time information

In our latest update, we have systematically revamped our app home-screen. Now commuters will be able to access all localized real-time information in one screen apart from being able to the previous queries and searches too on zophop.

In this new UI, commuters will be able to see –

1. Live Trips around them – buses, trains or any other commute
2. See nearest Uber, Ola, Jugnoo
3. Your recent searches
4. Near stops and stations and immediate bus/train departure details from these stops/stations
5. Other features – Timings, Nearby Stops, Best Route

Below are some of other recent updates –

1. Multilingual support – Hindi, English, Marathi
2. Offline timings – access bus/train details without internet

Here is what our new homescreen looks like –

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and once you scroll down on the same screen you can see other real-time information around you –

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Do tell us how do you like our new homescreen? Do you find much better than the previous one ? Leave your comments below.


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18 hour Mega – Block on CR this weekend, trains cancelled

 

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The Central Railway will impose an 18-hour mega block on its main line on Sunday owing to the work for dismantling the century-old Hancock bridge, which will impact operations of some suburban and Express services.


Due to the mega block, some trains moving to and fro from CST will be cancelled, diverted and short-terminated from today till January 10, a CR statement said.

All CST-bound suburban services would be terminated at Byculla station and then depart from there, the statement said, adding that total 150 suburban and 42 mail and express trains will remain cancelled today, tomorrow and on Sunday.

The mega-block will start at 12.20 AM on Sunday and continue till 6.20 PM that day which is likely to cause problems to daily commuters and long distance passengers.

After dismantling the 137-year-old Hancock bridge, near Sandhurst road station, a new bridge would be built at same place by the CR.

Dismantling and then re-constructing the bridge will allow trains to run between Dadar and CST without speed restrictions, an official said.

According to the statement, the trains that will remain cancelled today are – Train No.16340 Nagercoil-CST Mumbai Express, Train No.11028 Chennai-CST Mumbai Mail and Train No.11020 Bhubaneshwar-CST Mumbai Konark Express.

The trains which will be cancelled tomorrow are – Train No. 51028 Pandharpur-CST Mumbai Passenger, Train No. 51034 Sainagar Shirdi-CST Mumbai Passenger, Train No. 11306 Solapur-CST Mumbai Express, Train No. 11402 Nagpur-CST Mumbai Nandigram Express, Train No. 12112 Amaravati-CST Mumbai Express, Train No. 22108 Latur-CST Mumbai Express, Train No. 11024 Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj(T)-Mumbai Sahyadri Exp and Train No. 02597 Gorakhpur-CST Mumbai Special.

The trains to remain cancelled on January 10 are-Train No.11010 Pune-CST Mumbai Sinhagad Express, Train No.22102 Manmad-CST Mumbai Rajya Rani Express, Train No.12124 Pune-CST Mumbai Deccan Queen Express, Train No.12110 Manmad-CST Mumbai Panchavati Express, Train No.12126 Pune-CST Mumbai Pragati Express, Train No.51154 Bhusaval-CST Mumbai Passenger.

Besides, Train No.11008 Pune-CST Mumbai Deccan Express, Train No.11030 Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj(T)-CST Mumbai Koyna Express, Train No.12128 Pune-CST Mumbai Intercity Express and Train No.22106 Pune-CST Mumbai Indrayani Express will also remain cancelled on January 10, said the statement.

The suburban services will remain suspended between CST and Byculla from 12.20 AM to 6.30 PM on Sunday.

The last local leaving from CST will be for Kasara at 12.10 AM on January 10 and last local for Karjat will leave CST at 12.30 AM. There will no block on the harbour line.


This article was originally published on Economic Times

Borivali most busy on Western line

Even though 2.87 lakh passengers travel from the station daily, it lacks amenities


Contrary to popular perception that stations such as Mumbai Central or Churchgate would be the busiest on the Western line, information obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act reveals that Borivali station is the most crowded with around 2.87 lakh passengers travelling from there daily.

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In a clear indication that city’s population is migrating more towards north and even the job centres have shifted, the data explain that the number of passengers at Dadar station are even less than those at Goregaon or Malad or at Kandivli.

RTI activist Anil Galgali had sought information about the number of daily passengers from each of the 36 stations on the western line. With 84 rakes and 1,305 trips, the Western Railway carries around 35.08 lakh passengers every day. One train carries approximately 2,689 passengers.

Mr. Galgali said compared to the number of passengers travelling every day on the western line, the number of trains was very less. “There is a need to increase it immediately to solve this problem. It will also reduce the chances of accidents,” he said.

The Pravas Adhikar Andolan Samiti (PAAS), a mass movement working to increase amenities for train travellers, said the numbers proved that it was high time to fulfil a number of pending projects and increase amenities.

“Apart from increasing the number of trains, several measures such as stopping Bandra trains and taking them till Borivali must be taken. The number of Virar-bound trains should be increased,” said Shailendra Kamble, convener of PAAS.

The number of passengers descending on Borivali is much higher compared to other stations as a large number of commuters from adjoining stations come here to catch a train as it is impossible to board a local train from stations such as Dahisar, Kandivali or Malad. Renovation work currently under way at the station is only adding to the woes of passengers.

Mr. Kamble said considering the growing number of passengers, pending projects such as elevated railway should be speeded up.

“Elevated railway must start from Andheri to Virar, instead of Churchgate. It is because the real hardship starts after Andheri and people travelling further need more comfort,” he said.


This article was originally published in The Hindu