Wake up and smell the sweat!

Khaali train or daydreaming?
We wish for so many things in a day. And Mumbai local train commuters have some common wishes every single day:
"I wish I catch the 8.20 local."
"I wish I get a window seat."
"I wish no one pushes me today."
"I wish I get a comfortable place to stand."
"I wish the vendor who sells accessories boards my compartment today."
"I wish I get an empty train." Well, this mostly falls under the daydreaming category ;)

Some of us doze off in trains while our heads plays pendulum on the shoulders of aaju-baaju waale log! And then we get lost in our dreams or imaginations while we are half asleep. A train waiting for us at the platform so that we get in easily... choice of window seats, operational fans without kachra, great leg space, head space, shoulder space... no chillam chilli... no dhakka mukki... no paseene ki badboo... and then the train comes to a sudden halt! The aunty whose shoulder acted as our perfumed pillow gets off and someone who forgot wearing the deodorant or talcum powder chipkofies to us! We wake up to the smell of the sweat!

Or on a super lucky day, we actually get an empty train!That happened with me today!

So, what are your daily wishes when it comes to travelling by local trains? Do you get to board an empty train without dhakka-mukki? Do you get the window seat? Do you wake up before the train reaches your station?

Do share your experiences here. Let's see when it comes to wishes related to Mumbai local trains, are we on the same platform!

Mega block timings | 17th June 2012

Mulund and Matunga: Fast trains leaving CST from 10.20 am to 3.17 pm will run on the slow track between Matunga and Mulund stations and will halt stations between Matunga and Mulund.

Up harbour line services from Panvel/Belapur/Vashi stations leaving Kurla from 10.43 am to 3.48 pm will take the fast main line route up to Bycull and o­n slow line between Byculla and CST. These trains will not halt at Chinchpokli and Currey Road stations.

Five hours jumbo block o­n 5th line between Borivali and Andheri stations from 10.35 hrs to 3.35pm. 
During the period, all Up & Down Mail/Express trains will run o­n through lines (i.e. fast lines) between Borivali and Andheri stations. Suburban locals will run as per schedule.

The mega block announced earlier has been postponed! So ghoomo, phiro, aish karo!


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Mega Block Timings | Sunday, 3rd June 2012

Railways will again operate a Mega Block on Sunday, 3rd June 2012, as follows:


Thane-Kalyan: Up line slow and semi slow trains leaving Kalyan station from 10.25 am to 4 pm will be diverted on the fast line up to Mulund stations. These trains will not halt at Kalva, Mumbra, Diva, Kopar and Thakurli.

Passengers for these stations are permitted to travel via Kalyan and Thane in down direction on their valid card/season tickets during the mega block.

The following trains will also remain cancelled in connection with Thane yard remodeling work:

1. Karjat local leaving Thane at 5.22 am
2.CST local leaving Thane at 4.12 am
3. CST local leaving Karjat at 6.59 am
4. Ambarnath local leaving CST at 5.07 am
5. CST local leaving Ambarnath at 6.54 am


Andheri/Bandra and CST: All down Harbour line services for Bandra/Andheri leaving CST from 10.48 am to 4.04 pm and all Up harbour line services leaving Bandra/Andheri for CST from 10.40 am to 3.45 pm will remain suspended.

CST-Panvel: All Down Harbour line services for Panvel / Belapur / Vashi leaving CST from 10.52 am to 3.55 pm will run via main slow line up to Byculla halting at all stations and o­n Down fast line between Byculla and Kurla not halting at Chinchpokli and Currey Road stations.

Harbour line passengers for Bandra/Andheri are permitted to travel via main line and Western Railway o­n their valid card/season tickets from 10 am to 6 pm o­n 3rd June 2012.
Information Courtesy : Public Relations Department, Central Railway