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 in the Western 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 2,983 services to 3,083 suburban services.
The introduction of these new suburban services will benefit 77 lakh commuters travelling daily over Mumbai suburban network by reducing congestion and providing faster commute, the railways say.
These services will be launched on Friday 29th September 2017.
Out of these 100 services, 32 new services will be introduced on Western Railway while 68 services will be introduced on Central Railway.
On Western Railwa', 17 services will be introduced from 1st October, 2017 in 'up' direction and 15 services will be introduced in 'down' direction from 1st October, 2017. In all, 32 new services will be introduced in Western Railway.
Western Railway presently runs 1,323 sub-urban services. After the addition of these services, the total sub-urban services on Western Railway will reach upto 1355.
On Central Railway, 14 suburban services will be introduced on 'harbour line' from 2nd October, 2017, 14 suburban services will be introduced on 'trans-harbour line' from 2nd October, 2017, 16 suburban services on 'main line' will be introduced from 1st November, 2017 and 24 suburban services on 'harbour' and 'trans-harbour lines' will be introduced from 31st January, 2018.
In all, 68 services will be introduced in Central Railway. Central Railway presently runs 1,660 sub-urban services. After addition of these services, the total sub-urban services on Central Railway will reach upto 1,728.