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Mega block: 5 hrs shutdown on Harbour Line, Central Railways to face delays as well


Mumbai; Mumbai: 72 Hours mega block kicked off by Central Railway's Harbour line service from Friday for extension platforms for 12 coach rakes that are scheduled to launch on the Harbour line from this May. Seen in the picture Railway workers busy in their works at Wadala-Shiwree station on Saturday. Photo by BL SONI

Mumbai: A mega block is scheduled for Sunday 27 November 2016, on the Central line and Harbour line, will be undertaking maintenance work on track and overheaded equipment.

The mega block on Central line will be from 9 am to 4 pm between Matunga to Mulund. Hence, fast and semi fast train towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) will be diverted on down slow line and halt at all stations between Matunga and Mulund. Trains between Sion and Mulund station are likely to run 20 minutes behind schedule, due to the mega block.

All Up (towards Kalyan) fast and semi trains will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla between 10.46 am to 3.18 pm. The trains in the Up direction are expected to reach its destination 15 minute behind scheduled time.

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All long distance trains leaving CST Mumbai and Dadar during the block period will be diverted o­n Down slow line between Matunga and Mulund.

Harbour Line

The Up and Down Harbour line service will be fully closed between 11.10 am to 4.10 pm between Nerul and Mankhurd during the mega block period. Down services from Panvel, Belapur and Vashi towards CST leaving between 10.11 am to 3.29 pm and Up services for CST leaving Panvel, Belapur, Vashi between 10.29 am to 3.46 pm stand cancelled due to the planned work schedule.

However, as an additional measure for the convenience of the rail commuters, special services will be run between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai-Mankhurd and Thane-Panvel during the block period.

Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via Trans Harbour / Main line from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm o­n their valid tickets, during the course of the mega block.