Mumbai, August 27: The local railways in Mumbai will be operating a megablock on Sunday, August 28, for repair and maintainence work. Railway authorities undertake repair of tracks, amongst other things. The block usually lasts for several hours on Sundays, from morning through afternoon or early evening. Central Railway’s Train Block is called Mega Block and Western Railway’s Train Block is called Jumbo Block. This Sunday, Central Railways announced a block on Harbour and Main lines, and the Western Railways announced Jumbo Block on the Western Line, the details of which are given below.
Given the rush on most days on all the local railway lines, most Sundays are chosen to operate the block so that railway tracks and over head cables can be repaired. Commuters are advised to check the schedule and then make their travel plans, to avoid any inconvenience. ALSO READ: Mumbai: Motorman jumps signal near Chembur; commuters protest local trains’ delay
Here is the schedule for the block on Central, Western and Harbour Railways:
Matunga-Mulund DN Slow Line (From 11.30 am to 4.30 pm): All Dn slow services leaving Matunga from 11.12 am to 4.27 pm will be diverted on Dn fast line between Matunga and Mulund stations halting at Sion, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations and further re-diverted to Dn slow line at Mulund station.
Dn slow services will not be available at Vidyavihar, Kanjurmarg and Nahur. Passengers of these stations are allowed to travel via Ghatkopar/Bhandup/Mulund during the block period.
All services on CST DN Fast Line will be delayed by about 20 minutes: All Dn fast services leaving CST Mumbai from 10.48 am to 2.54 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.
All Services on Thane UP Fast Line will be delayed by 15 minutes: All Up fast services leaving Thane from 11.22 am to 3.28 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.
Nerul-Mankhurd UP and DN Lines (from 11.10 am – 4.10 pm): All Dn services for Panvel/Belapur/Vashi leaving CST Mumbai from 10.11 am to 3.29 pm and Up services for CST Mumbai leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 10.29 am to 3.46 pm will remain cancelled. Special services will be run on CST Mumbai – Mankhurd and Thane – Panvel sections during the block period. Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via Trans Harbour / Main line from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm on their valid tickets.
Santacruz-Mahim (From 10.35 am to 3.35 pm): To carry out maintenance work of tracks, signalling and overhead equipments, a Jumbo block of 5 hours will be taken between Santacruz and Mahim stations from 10.35 hrs to 15.35 hrs on Sunday i.e. 28th August, 2016 on Up and Down fast lines. During the block period, all Up and Down Fast Line trains will run on slow lines between Santacruz and Mahim stations. Due to the block, some up and down local trains will remain cancelled.