Mumbai gets India's first AC local train

Mumbai AC Local Here Is What You Need To Know About Its Frequency Fare

In preparation, the Railway Board issued its fare structure on Saturday and for the first six months, commuters can enjoy the cool ride at a discounted rate.

Earlier, BJP MPs Kirit Somaiya, Gopal Shetty, Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde, Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar and WR General Manager Anil Kumar Gupta flagged off the train.

Charting out the train's operational routine, a WR statement said that out of 12 services of the AC local train, eight will run as fast local trains between Churchgate and Virar, stopping only at major stations like Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali, Bhayander & Vasai Road in both directions.

Initially, the suburban rakes had only four coaches, and were later upgraded to nine cars in 1958, but as passenger traffic increased, the WR converted all rakes to 12 cars from 1990, and introduced the first 15-car rakes - the longest suburban trains in the country, from November 2009, and the new era of airconditioned suburban travel that started on Monday. It will start full-fledged operations from January 1, 2018, with 12 daily services. There will be 12 services of the AC local train on the Western Railway. Starting from Borivli, the train will have stopping stations at Andheri, Bandra, Dadar and Mumbai Central.

The last technical trial run was conducted on Sunday in the presence of the senior officers. Weekly, fortnightly and monthly season tickets will be charged at 5, 7 and 10 times that of a single journey.


Manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, the full AC air-suspension coaches have a capacity of carrying almost 6,000 commuters per rake, automatic door opening-closing system, LED lights, Emergency Talk Back system between commuters and guard besides a public address system, advanced GPS-based passenger information systems, speeds of upto 100 kmph, air-tight vestibules inter-connecting all 12 coaches, other modern amenities and the latest safety features for commuters.

Remaining one service will run as a slow service from Mahalaxmi to Borivali, and will halt at all stations.

As promised weeks back, Mumbai's AC local is finally on track. A single one-way trip between Churchgate and Virar will cost Rs 204 in addition to GST and surcharges.

With input from agencies.

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