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Your peak-hour commute is set to get smoother, CR and WR will launch 27 services in Mumbai

Currently, the WR has 42 fifteen-coach trains, which it plans to increase to 54

mumbai Updated: Sep 28, 2017 00:33 IST
Aroosa Ahmed
Aroosa Ahmed
Hindustan Times
Mumbai commute,CR,WR
Four services will be operated between Wadala Road and Panvel, one between Wadala Road and Vashi and another between CSMT and Vashi. (HT File)

Find yourself jostling for space inside overcrowded trains? Good news, the Central Railway and the Western Railway plan to introduce as many as 27 local new train services during peak hours.

By the first week of October, the CR plans to introduce 28 new local trains, of which 14 will ply during peak hours.

There will be 14 new local train services on the harbour line and 14 on the trans-harbour route. New mainline services are expected to be introduced in November.

Four services will be operated between Wadala Road and Panvel, one between Wadala Road and Vashi and another between CSMT and Vashi.

The Western Railway plans to launch 32 new local trains, of which 13 will ply during peak hours.Eight of these will ply in the morning and five in the evening.

Currently, the WR has 42 fifteen-coach trains, which it plans to increase to 54.

One new local train service will be introduced between Churchgate and Virar, eight new local train services between Andheri and Virar and 11 services between Virar and Andheri.

First Published: Sep 28, 2017 00:33 IST