02 January, 2018

INDUCTION & RENUMBERING OF AIR CONDITIONED EMU SERVICES FROM 1ST JANUARY, 2018

A long cherished dream of Mumbaikars for ‘’Cool Travelling’’ in ‘’Air Conditioned local train’’ came true, as the first ever air-conditioned suburban train of India was run from Borivali to Churchgate o­n Monday, 25th December, 2017. Due to introduction of Air Conditioned EMU services an existing EMU rake will be replaced by an Air Conditioned EMU rake and 12 existing services will be converted to Air Condition services w.e.f 1st January, 2018. Total 12 services (6 services in UP & 6 services in DOWN direction) of AC suburban train will be operated o­n weekdays o­nly i.e. from Monday to Friday. The AC rake will be in maintenance and hence will not be in operation o­n Saturday’s & Sunday’s.

According to a Press Release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, the existing 12 Non AC services will be replaced by the services of AC local train with the same source, destination and timing, so that the total average number of suburban services o­n WR’s suburban section will remain 1355, even after introduction of AC local train. Out of these 12 services of AC local train, 8 will run as fast local trains between Churchgate & Virar, stopping o­nly at major stations i.e. Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali, Bhayander & Vasai Road in both directions. Similarly 3 fast services will run between Churchgate & Borivali stopping at Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra & Andheri stations in both directions. The remaining o­ne service will run as slow service from Mahalaxmi to Borivali, which will stop at all intermediate stations. The services which are being converted to Air conditioned services are as under:

DOWN
UP
Existing Train No.
New AC Train No.
From
Train Timings
Existing Train No.
New AC Train No.
From
Train Timings
BO 90131
BO 94001
Mahalaxmi
6:58
BO 90198
BO 94002
Borivali
7:54
VR 90277
VR 94003
Churchgate
8:54
VR 90430
VR 94004
Virar
10:22
VR 90499
VR 94005
Churchgate
11:50
VR 90584
VR 94006
Virar
13:18
VR 90667
VR 94007
Churchgate
14:55
VR 90756
VR 94008
Virar
16:22
BO 90853
VR 94009
Churchgate
17:49
BO 90898
VR 94010
Borivali
18:55
VR 91003
VR 94011
Churchgate
19:49
VR 91084
VR 94012
Virar
21:24