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Old October 2nd, 2008, 02:08 AM   #1
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Mumbai Suburban Railway: Projects & Updates

We have Mumbai Metro and Mumbai Monorail Discussion threads. But no thread for Mumbai Railways Discussions and Updates.

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Old October 2nd, 2008, 03:12 AM   #2
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Good job. Perhaps you should call it Mumbai suburban railway.

Finally, this work is starting. They were taking so long that there were encroachments coming up in places where they had already cleared.

This should increase the system capacity by atleast 50%. Thats a huge deal. I hope they comeplete the Thane-Diwa section quickly too. That way, the people from Kalyan and farther away will be really convenienced.

Hopefully, they have improved signalling on the new lines so that they can increase the frequency too.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 03:35 AM   #3
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Yeah from the article, it says after 12 years!!! Just Imagine man--- 12 years taken to make such change. How many years will it take for a Developed city?
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 05:59 AM   #4
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This should increase the system capacity by atleast 50%. Thats a huge deal. I hope they comeplete the Thane-Diwa section quickly too. That way, the people from Kalyan and farther away will be really convenienced.

Hopefully, they have improved signalling on the new lines so that they can increase the frequency too.
Mumbai already has a very advanced signalling system. The new tracks would, like the older ones, have Automatic Signalling which boosts the capacity heavily. The new tracks would be exclusive for freight/expresses.

The TNA-DIVA section will take a long time. They have to bye-pass the Parsik hill range. From sources, it is known that the new tracks (5th & 6th lines) would be parallel to the "Slow" lines and would run via Mumbra. The existing "fast" line would be handed over for freight/express operations.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 06:08 AM   #5
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I don't know why we need this thread. As it is there no progress on Mumbai metro project. Anyway there is no development/new projects expected on the suburban railway.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 12:06 PM   #6
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there seem to be some progress happening, new rakes, new tracks, increasing frequency and capacity. I was thinking why there was no such thread before......
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 01:17 PM   #7
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Long Back when I was studying at IIT (1998-2000), I remember seeing the 5th and 6th lines between Kanjur Marg and Ghatkopar (or probably Vidyavihar). In fact the rails were completely rusted and covered by weeds. That makes me wonder for how long this project has been going on?
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 07:06 PM   #8
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downunder, i think the 5th and 6th lines there were for the rake shed.. i may be wrong..
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 08:34 AM   #9
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That is another possibility qwertasd, although at that time, my friends in Mumbai told me about the capacity enhancement using those lines. Whatever the case, the question is will they use/convert those lines into 5th and 6th lines, since I am hoping they still exist.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #10
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Should have titled the thread as Pictures as well. Here's a cool picture of the train:




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Old October 10th, 2008, 01:19 AM   #11
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Old October 11th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #12
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Old October 12th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #13
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Mumbai to get 129 trains by June 2010

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Despite initial delays, the Chennai-based Integral Coach Factory is on track to meet the deadline of June 2010 to provide 129 trains of 12 coaches each, officials said here on Tuesday.

The trains which are being introduced on the city's suburban rail network as part of the World Bank-funded Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP), have new features including air blowers, greater accelerations and better interiors.

"By this year we will supply 41 new rakes and the next year we will meet the target of 60 trains in one year," B P Singh, Chief Mechanical Engineer at ICF said.

The designs were finalised and additional staff recruited on contract to fasten the manufacture of trains, he said.
One more exception of the new rake was that it did not have a long gestation period as a prototype and had been introduced in the live scenario almost immediately after being developed, Lalit Sahore, Chief Electrical Engineer, ICF said.

"About six months back we were worried about how the Railways was managing and saw there could be slippage in delivery but we are now satisfied with the work," Hubert Josserand, Senior Urban Transport Specialist with the World Bank said.

The World Bank had not received a formal request from the Maharashtra government to fund MUTP Phase-II yet, but they had begun reviewing the working of the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation, the nodal organisation for implementing the railway component of MUTP, he said.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 01:42 AM   #14
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Its more of the same crappy rakes!
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Old October 13th, 2008, 05:27 AM   #15
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I would like to see how the new trains are. It looks good in the picture.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 08:59 AM   #16
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Mumbai Metro line 3 on trouble run

The MMRDA, which is currently awaiting written communication from the Centre to kick-start work on the second Metro rail route — Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd— in the city, is now faced with a series of challenges on the third metro corridor between Colaba and Mahim in the planning stage itself.


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Old October 14th, 2008, 01:51 AM   #17
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This is just a Mumbai Railways thread. Go to Mumbai Metro thread for putting updates in there...
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Old October 15th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #18
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Old October 15th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #19
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Hey thats great!

Now do the same with the other stations.

Btw, whats is going on with VT station? When will the work on its repairs, restoration begin?
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Old October 15th, 2008, 04:23 PM   #20
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TO be honest, I haven't heard of any construction updates on VT station since last year. I did see some construction workers on the roof in one of the pictures in some newspapers. But recently, I haven't heard of any updates.
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