Mumbai local update: Trains delayed due to rail fracture between Matunga and Mahim

On Saturday, office goers had to face inconvenience as local trains plying on Western railways were running atleast 30-45 minutes late, due to rail fracture between Matunga and Mahim railway station.

Some commuters took to Twitter and questioned Western Railway about the delay. After netizens raised questions, DRM WR Mumbai Central tweeted saying, "Suburban services were delayed due to Rail fracture on UP local between Mahim-Matunga from 7.31hrs to 08.35hrs."

Some netizens took to Twitter and expressed their ordeal. One Twitter user wrote, "It's my first day in new office and the trains are running late, what happened if I loose my job."

While other Twitter user wrote, "Finally reached Bandra, @WesternRly thankyou for the fastest trip. I was in train since 7.56am and reached at 8.52am."

One user questioned Western Railway about the delay. "Trains towards Churchgate running late by 20-25 mins. What is happening @WesternRly????", asked Twitter user.

The Western Railway (WR) will operate a night block from 23:45 hrs to 03:45 hrs during the intervening night of Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January, 19. The block will be on Up fast and fifth lines between Matunga Road and Mumbai Central (local) stations for maintenance of track, signaling and overhead equipment. During the block, all Up fast line trains will run on Up slow line between Santacruz and Churchgate stations.

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