WR to introduce 15 new locals from Oct 1

Western Railway will now increase from 1323 to 1355 including 110 harbour services

For the comfort and convenience of passengers, Western Railway is introducing 32 new services on the suburban section. Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of Railways & Coal, will be releasing the new suburban timetable on Friday at a function to be held in Mumbai. Increase in additional services will be effective from 1st October 2017 and includes, 17 services in Up direction & 15 services in Down direction, with no reduction in existing services. Four additional services will be introduced in morning peak hours and three additional services in evening peak hours. Nine services have been worked on the 5th line between Andheri – Borivali. One 12 car rake will be augmented to 15 car, taking the total no of 15 car services to 54 from 42, which will be running on Sundays also. Four services are also being extended viz. one in Up and three in Down direction. Due to the above, there will be changes in the pattern of running of 21 services & 14 services will be speeded up i.e seven Up direction & seven Down direction. Therefore, with these changes, the number of daily average of total suburban services on Western Railway will now increase from 1323 to 1355 including 110 harbour services.

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