Mumbai Mega Block Latest News: The Mumbai local train services on Central Line and Harbour Line will remain affected for at least six hours on Sunday, December 2. No operation of the trains will be carried out between Masjid and Sandhurst Road stations during the block period. On the other hand, the passengers get to breathe a sigh of relief as no mega block in the day has been scheduled on the Western Line. However, a night block was carried out by Western Railways for few hours. Also Read - Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express Skips Andheri Halt, Western Railway Orders Inquiry
The Central Railway will operate a special traffic and power block for six hours between 10.30 AM to 4.30 PM on Sunday to carry out the maintenance works of rail racks and other related works. The block will affected the local train traffic on four lines, i.e. Up and Down Harbour Lines and Up and Down slow lines. The work is reportedly being carried out to dismantle one span and one girder of the FOB at Masjid railway station (Mumbai end). Also Read - Central Railway Installs In-house Robots to Combat COVID-19 for Thermal Screening of Passengers
Due to the six hours block on Central Line and Harbour Line, announced by the Central Railway, the last Down train on Down slow main line will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) for Kalyan at 10.14 AM and Byculla at 10.22 AM. Passengers going from CSMT to Panvel on Down slow Harbour Line will get to catch the last Down train at 10.10 AM. On the other hand, last Down local train on the same line will leave at 10.28 AM. Also Read - Indian Railways Latest News: Western Railway to Run 3 More Pairs of Festival Special Trains | Know Timing, Route And Other Details
The last Up train on Up slow main line leave Byculla at 9.50 AM and arrive CSMT at 9.59 AM. On the other hand, last Up train on Up Slow Harbour Line will leave Vadala Road at 9.52 AM and arrive CSMT at 10.10 AM.
Furthermore, Up and Down suburban services on Harbour Line will not be available between CSMT and Vadala Road stations and the same will be diverted on fast line between Byculla and CSMT stations. The Mumbai local train services will be available between Vadala Road – Panvel and Vadala Road – Bandra/Goregaon stations at the interval of approximately 15 minutes.
The Mumbai local train services on Western Line will not be affected during the day on Sunday as no day block has been announced on the line by Western Railway. However, a block of four hours was undertaken at night to carry out maintenance work of tracks, signalling and overhead equipment.
The night block on Western Line was in place between 00.30 AM to 4.30 AM on Up and Down slow lines during intermittent night of December 1 and 2 between Vasai Road and Virar stations. During the block, some Down slow line trains were operating on Down fast lines between the two railway stations.