Mumbai, August 6: Services of Mumbai local trains will be affected today due to the weekly mega block carried out by the Mumbai Railways on Central, Harbour, and Western lines. Railway authority released the schedule of changes in services for the passengers to avoid inconvenience. As per reports, Up and Down Fast services and Up and Down slow services on the three lines will be affected due to the block.
Central Railway Line
On the Central railway line, Up fast trains leaving Thane from 10.59 am to 4.20 pm will be diverted to Up slow line between Mulund and Parel stations. These trains will halt at all the stations. From Parel stations, these trains will be diverted towards Up fast line till CSMT and will halt at Byculla. The trains between the block period will reach the destination 20 minutes late. On the Down fast services, trains leaving CSMT Mumbai between 10.08 am to 2.42 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts.
The Up Harbour line trains towards CSMT leaving Belapur will remain cancelled from 11.14 am to 4.15 pm. Similarly, Down train services to Vashi, Belapur and Panvel will be unavailable between 11.01 am to 4.26 pm. Up Panvel to Thane Trans- Harbour line services leaving Panvel from 11.04 am to 3.53 pm and Down Thane to Panvel leaving Nerul from 11.42 am to 4.04 pm will remain suspended between Panvel and Nerul during the block period. Also, Panvel to Andheri locals will remain suspended during the block period. However, special local trains will run on CSMT Mumbai – Nerul and Thane – Nerul sections during the block period.
A jumbo block will prevail on Up and Down slow trains between Churchgate and Mumbai Central stations from 10.35 am to 3.35 pm. This block will be carried out for the maintenance of track, signalling and overhead equipment. During the block, all slow line trains will run on fast lines between Churchgate and Mumbai Central local stations. Due to this, some Up and Down local trains will remain cancelled, reports claimed.