In order to maintain social distancing and to avoid overcrowding, Western Railway has taken the decision to increase the number of daily special suburban services by adding 6 more services including two Ladies Special trains from Monday.
500 special suburban services were being operated by Western Railway for Essential Services Staff as notified by the Government of Maharashtra. To this, 6 more trains are being added in order to bring flexibility in transportation.
According to an official press release, the increased 6 services have been added between Virar- Churchgate sector. Out of the 6 services, 3 services will be in UP direction from Virar on Slow line and 3 services will be in the DOWN direction towards Virar on Slow line. The 2 Ladies Special services will be run during the morning and evening peak hours between Virar and Churchgate stations in both UP and DOWN directions.
The timings of the 2 Ladies Special services:
1. From Virar at 07.35am & will reach at Churchgate at 09.22 am
2. From Churchgate at 06.10pm & will reach at Virar at 07.55 pm
Timings of 506 essential services: UP trains
Timings of 506 essential services: DOWN trains