Friday, 21 September, 2018

First AC local train service begins in the city; commuters elated

The singular train won’t run during weekends as was expected earlier The singular train won’t run during weekends as was expected earlier
Mandy Jefferson | 25 December, 2017, 19:18

The train between Churchgate and Virar will halt at Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivli, Bhayander and Vasai Road, and the train between Churchgate and Borivli will halt at Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra and Andheri. However, later it was chose to run it first on the WR corridor.

The last technical trial run was conducted on Sunday in the presence of the senior officers.

Built in Chennai at a cost of Rs 54 crore, the 12-car rake of the AC local arrived here on April 4, 2016.

Excited commuters captured the historic moments by clicking selfies the moment train reached the Churchgate station at 11.16 am.

PDP accuses APC of sponsoring party crisis
We understand that the Federal Government is doing everything to improve the situation and bring succor to the people as soon as possible", he said.


Till Friday, the WR will operate six (three in each direction) services daily on an experimental basis and introduce full 12 services from January 1. The train, operated by the Western Railway (WR), began its journey at 10.32 am from the Borivili station to Churchgate in South Mumbai. The remaining service will run as a slow service from Mahalaxmi to Borivali, which will stop at all stations. Many people came for a ride in the country's first AC local train and commuters, especially women, were a happy lot.

Long queue at ticket counter in Churchgate as several AVTM machines were disfunctional as system getting updated for AC local train ticketing on Monday.

Briefing about the fare, the statement said that the base fare of the single journey of AC local shall be 1.3 times of the base fare of existing fare of single journey first class ticket. However, unlike the other train, AC local tickets will also be available for weekly and fortnightly durations.

The monthly pass will cost between Rs 570 and Rs 820 (till Bandra) to Rs 1,240 (till Andheri) to Rs 1,640 (till Borivali), and Rs 2,040 till Virar.

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