Mumbai, October 20: Mumbai local trains plying between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Vadala stations on the Harbour Line resumed after being shut for nearly two hours on Sunday. Commuters faced the brunt during the early hours on Sunday after an overhead equipment failure near Sewri railway station during the early hours on October 20. According to a tweet by Central Railways, the Harbour line services resumed from 7.50 am on CSMT-Vadala section after being suspended since 5 am.
Earlier in the day, the Central Railway had tweeted saying that due to OHE failure near Sewri station on harbour line from 5.00 am, services between CSMT-Vadala are held up. However, Vadala-Panvel and Vadala- Goregaon services were running with a delay of 5-10 mins.
Here's the tweet:
Harbour line services resume from 7.50 am on CSMT-Vadala section
— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) October 20, 2019
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Central Railway said the services between CSMT and Vadala stations will not be available until further notice. "Due to overhead equipment failure near Sewri railway station on HB line, services, between CSMT-Vadala won't be available until further advice", the Central Railway tweeted.
Also, today being Sunday, local train services on Main and Harbour lines will be affected for 5 hours as the Central Railway will carry out a Mega Block on both the tracks . In its statement, the Railways had stated that special trains will run on CSMT-Vashi section during the block period. During the block period, Panvel-Andheri services will remain cancelled while transharbour line services will be available between Thane-Vashi/Nerul stations during the block period.