In a major boost
to suburban rail services in Mumbai area, Indian Railways is introducing one
hundred additional local train services on its Mumbai suburban network of
Western Railway and Central Railway zones. With these additional
services, the total suburban services in Mumbai of Western Railway and Central
Railway put together will increase from existing 2983 services to 3083 suburban
will be launched tomorrow i.e. 29th September 2017 in a grand
programme to be held in Mumbai by Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush
Goyal in the presence of several dignitaries.
Out of these 100
services, thirty two new services will be introduced on Western Railway while
sixty eight services will be introduced on Central Railway.
Western Railway’, seventeen services will be introduced from 1st October,
2017 in ‘up’ direction and fifteen services will be introduced in ‘down’
direction from 1st October, 2017. In all, thirty two new
services will be introduced in Western Railway. Western Railway presently runs
1323 sub-urban services. After addition of these services, the total sub-urban
services on Western Railway will reach upto 1355.
Central Railway’, fourteen suburban services will be introduced on ‘harbour
line’ from 2nd October, 2017, fourteen suburban
services will be introduced on ‘trans-harbour line’ from 2nd October,
2017, sixteen suburban services on ‘main line’ will be introduced
from 1st November, 2017 and twenty four suburban services on ‘harbour’
and ‘trans-harbour lines’ will be introduced from 31st January,
2018. In all, sixty eight services will be introduced in Central Railway.
Central Railway presently runs 1660 sub-urban services. After addition of these
services, the total sub-urban services on Central Railway will reach upto 1728.
these new suburban services will benefit 77 lakh commuters travelling daily
over Mumbai suburban network by reducing congestion and providing faster