Big relief for commuters, harbor line to extend train route between Goregaon to CSMT
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 23-Feb-2018

Mumbai, February 23: A big relief to the Western Railway travellers as the soon harbor line commuters will be able to take direct train to Goregaon from CSMT. This will enable ease of travelling for the commuters and will reduce rush and burden for railway travelling.

Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS) for western region has given nod to pursue suburban trains at a speed of up to 100 kmph, after an inspection of the two newly laid tracks between Andheri and Goregaon railway stations. The new lines will ease the commute for lakhs of harbour line commuters, reducing the burden on Western railway (WR) that ferry more than 35 lakh passengers every day.

The project, undertaken as part of Mumbai Urban Transport Project-2, has been delayed by couple of years owing to certain reasons. According to the safety measures laid by the CRS unit, it will allow railway authorities to introduce suburban services on the extended lines. The extended corridor to Goregaon will have Jogeshwari and Ram Mandir stations. A senior official said that more services to Goregaon will also benefit commuters from Jogeshwari and Ram Mandir stations.

The CR had earlier planned to extend 23 services up to Goregoan, which are currently operated till Andheri. Of the 23 services, 18 are Panvel-Andheri services and five are CSMT-Andheri services, operated using Western Railway trains. Currently, there are 104 harbor line services up to Andheri, including 18 services between Panvel and Andheri. The CR spokesperson, however, did not disclose the fresh plan of extending suburban services till Goregaon.