The Western Railway has announced the running of 12 more AC local train services starting Monday morning (May 16).
“Looking at the popularity and growing demand by the commuters, Western Railway has decided to increase the number of AC local services over Mumbai Suburban section with effect from 16th May 2022. With the introduction of 12 new AC services, the total number of AC services will now increase from 20 to 32 on Western Railway,” Western Railway chief public relations officer Sumit Thakur told Mid-Day.
“The fares for AC local journey tickets have been substantially reduced with effect from 5th May 2022. With this reduction, there has been a rise in the number of commuters traveling by AC locals. The minimum single journey ticket up to 10 km costs Rs 35/- only. Of the additional 12 services being introduced, six services each are in UP & DOWN directions.
In the UP direction, there are 5 services between Virar and Churchgate, and one between Bhayandar and Churchgate. Similarly, in the DOWN direction, there are 4 services between Churchgate and Virar, one each between Churchgate – Bhayandar and Andheri – Virar,” said Thakur.
Originally published at www.mid-day.com