100 other 15-car trains will run on the west line
Increasing an additional 100 services from 12 cars to 15 services will be a big boon to passengers, according to a senior Western Railway officer. It will increase the capacity of these services by 25 percent.
“The increase will provide additional accommodation to commuters for their convenience and comfort. It will be a huge relief for commuters when services are open to everyone, ”the officer said. WR introduced 15-car services on its slow lines between
The extension of 27 platforms to 14 stations on a slow corridor between Andheri and Virar for the operation of 15 car services was carried out at an estimated cost of Rs 60 crore.
“WR has always strived to provide the best possible service to its valued commuters by increasing service and carrying capacity as well as improving its infrastructure. In addition, it has always been at the forefront in adopting the latest technologies to improve and improve its services, ”said a senior executive from WR.
He said the conversion of an additional 100 local services of 12 cars to 15 cars on the slow line is on the cards, which will be completed on a phased basis depending on the availability of coaches.
“The current feat was made possible by carrying out major infrastructure development works in 14 stations over a section of approximately 40 km between Andheri and Virar which mainly included an extension of 27 platforms to accommodate rakes of 15 cars, the remodeling of four major construction sites – Andheri,
The extension of 27 platforms to 14 stations on a slow corridor between Andheri and Virar to circulate 15
The increase in the number of services of 15 cars is an important step to increase the capacity without congestion of the section (increase of trains. In a train of 15 cars, under normal conditions, at least 6,000 passengers can travel, unlike a 12-car train in which about 4,000 passengers commute.