Railway Minister Piyush Goyal will flag off 60 new suburban train services for city commuters tomorrow.
The Central Railway will introduce 14 additional suburban services on its harbour line and trans harbour line each, while the Western Railway would introduce 32 new services on its corridor, which will be effective from October 1,” said a statement issued by the Central and Western Railway today.
Mr Goyal will also release the new suburban time table tomorrow at a function. Increase in additional services on the Western Railway will be effective from October 1, 2017 which includes 17 services in UP (towards Churchgate) direction and 15 services in Down (towards Virar) direction, a statement from Western Railway reads.
The fifth line from Andheri to Virar would also be thrown open for the suburban train tomorrow and Railway Minister will flag off the operation of local trains on this line, it said.
“With these additional introduction, the number of daily suburban services on Western Railway will now go up from 1,323 to 1,355 including 110 harbour services, while total suburban services on Central Railway will increase from 1,660 to 1,688 daily,” the statement added.
The Railway Minister is also scheduled to have a ride in local train from Vile Parle to Churchgate tomorrow, where he will address railway officials,” said a senior WR official.