Date of Post: 26 Sep, 2017
Mumbai: Western Railway (WR) is all set to start 32 new local trains from October 1, including 9 on the STA line, called the Suburban Track Avoiding or the 5th line.
The Western Railway had broadened the STA line to accommodate the slightly-wider locals.
Even the WR had last year conducted successful trials on this line.
- The Western Railway will run total of 9 local services on the STA line, including 7 new & 2 old ones.
- “We have decided to start 32 extra local services from October 1. Additionally we are also going to convert one of the 12-car rakes into a 15-car rake,” Ravinder Bhakar, chief public relation officer, WR, said in a report.
- Currently, there are 42 trains with 15 car rakes are running on Western Railway’s suburban network, the official added.