The Central Railway has announced that Vande Bharat Express trains from Mumbai’s CSMT to Shirdi and Solapur would stop at Thane and Kalyan stations from August 4.
The CSMT-Shirdi Sainagar Vande Bharat train will arrive in Thane at 6:49 a.m. and depart two minutes later. According to a statement, it is expected to arrive at Kalyan station at 7:11 a.m. and leave at 7:13 a.m.
Shirdi Sainagar-CSMT train arrives in Thane at 10:06 p.m. and departs at 10:08 p.m. This train arrives at Kalyan station at 9:45 p.m. and departs at 9:47 p.m., respectively.
The CSMT-Solapur Vande Bharat Express arrives in Thane at 4:33 p.m. and departs at 4:35 p.m. According to the statement, it would arrive in Kalyan at 4:53 p.m. and depart at 4:55 p.m.
The Solapur-CSMT Vande Bharat Express will arrive at 11:33 a.m. and depart at 11:35 a.m. The Solapur-CSMT Vande Bharat Express arrives in Thane at 11:50 a.m. and departs at 11:52 a.m.
According to CR, the halts are being implemented on a trial basis in Thane and Kalyan. Thane MP Rajan Vichare proposed stopping both trains since passengers from Thane had to go to Dadar or CSMT to board these semi-high-speed trains.
Thane MP Rajan Vichare has asked for more Mumbai stoppages since passengers from Thane have to go to Dadar or CSMT to join these semi-high-speed trains. The Central Railway has taken note of these concerns and decided to add stops at Thane and Kalyan stations in order to improve the convenience and accessibility of these train services.
As a consequence of the implementation of these additional stations, commuters from Thane and Kalyan would benefit from greater connectivity and shorter route times. These halts are being used as an experiment. The Central Railway will carefully assess the impact and response to the new stoppages, and a decision on whether or not to continue them will be taken based on the findings.