31 December, 2015

W.RLY'S NEW SUBURBAN TIME TABLE w.e.f. 1st JAN MIDNIGHT 13 Services extended – 11 speeded up

As per the new time table, 13 services have been extended and 11 services are speeded up along with other changes, while the total number of suburban services will remain same i.e. 1305 including 110 harbour services. Recently, as per the new mainline time table, there are many changes in the timings of various Mail/Express trains departing/arriving Mumbai, which leads to changes in the timings of certain suburban services accordingly. The salient features of W.Rly's new suburban services are as under:-

Extension of Trains :

13 services have been extended, out of which, 7 in Dn and 6 in Up direction. In the Dn direction, 2 trains  departing from Andheri for Vasai Rd will now depart from Churchgate. o­ne Churchgate-Bandra will be extended to Borivali, o­ne Churchgate-Vasai extended to Virar, o­ne Borivali-Nallasopara will now run as Andheri-Virar o­ne Churchgate-Bandra will run upto Bhayandar and o­ne Borivali-Bhayandar will run upto Nallasopara.

            Whereas in Up direction, 2 trains departing from Virar for Andheri will now run upto Churchgate, o­ne Vasai-Andheri extended to Churchgate, o­ne train running between Vasai Rd-Churchgate will now run from Virar, o­ne Borivali-Churchgate will depart from Virar and o­ne Andheri-Churchgate will depart from Virar.

Speeding up of trains :

11 suburban services will be speeded up by a range of 4 to 9 minutes. Out of these, 5 are in Up and 6 in Down direction. 10 trains between Virar-Churchgate and o­ne between Virar-Dadar will be speeded up.

Change in timings and path of services :

There will be some change in the timings and paths of the existing suburban services due to speeding up and change in timings of Mail/Express trains, including Rajdhani group trains.

Change in pattern of running :

Due to change in the timings of Mail/Express trains, there has been a change in mode of 8 existing trains. To avoid crossovers at Andheri, some of the trains have been rescheduled.