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The Central Railway will be carrying out a mega block on Up Slow Line between Mulund and Matunga between 11.10 am till 3.40 pm on Sunday. Due to this, the Up slow line services leaving Thane from 10.37 am to 3.31 pm will be diverted on Up fast line. These local trains will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla and Sion stations. Also Read - Resumption of Mumbai Local Train Services One of The Reasons Behind Increase in Corona Outbreaks, Says Official
Meanwhile, the Up fast/semi fast services leaving Kalyan between 11.04 am to 3.06 pm will halt at Diva, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations. This will be in addition to their respective scheduled halts. The arrival of these trains at the destination will be 15 minutes behind schedule.
On Down fast/semi fast services leaving CSMT Mumbai from 10.16 am to 2.54 pm, the local trains will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Mulund and Diva stations. This will be in addition to their respective scheduled halts. The arrival of these trains at their destination will be 20 minutes behind schedule.
Furthermore, all Down and Up slow services leaving /arriving CSMT Mumbai between 11.00 am and 6.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.
The local train services on Up and Down Line between Kurla and Vashi will remain affected from 11.10 am to 3.40 pm due to Mumbai mega block. Due to this, all Down Harbour line services departing from CSMT Mumbai to Vashi / Belapur / Panvel between 10.34 am till 3.08 pm and all Up Harbour line services departing from Panvel / Belapur / Vashi for CSMT Mumbai from 10.21 am to 3.00 pm will remain cancelled.
However, special services will run during the block period on Panvel-Vashi and Kurla-CSMT Mumbai sections. Harbour line passengers will be permitted to travel via main line and Trans – harbour line from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm.
A Jumbo block will be conducted on Up and Down Harbour Line between Mahim and Goregaon from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday. During this period, all Goregaon trains and all Harbour line trains of Central Railway will remain cancelled.