Churchgate Station Will Observe 44 Night Block From Today
Churchgate Station plans to observe a 44 night block with respect to some repair works on its extended platforms. This could cause a bit of a inconvenience for commuters who would plan to take the trains in the night after work. The repair works would be carried on from 29th October and will end by 12th December 2010. The works would start at night from 11:00 pm. So the commuters would have to go down to Marine Lines Station for boarding a train as no trains will go to Churchgate then. However people who wish to commute before 11:00 pm can carry on with the regular schedule as the trains would leave as usual from Churchgate. But after 11:00 pm, Marine Lines would be the main station from where the trains will begin and terminate. This would be a temporary inconvenience for commuters who board not before 11:00 pm.
The 44 night's block
The 44 night block on Churchgate Station would start from 29th October night and would last up to 12th December. This night block would start at 11:00 pm every night and no trains would start and begin from Churchgate Station at this time. The block is commenced due to the pending roof repairs that need to be carried out immediately. The absence of these roofs on the extended platforms had been a matter of inconvenience for commuters who would wait for the 12 car train, and had to stand in scorching heat and heavy rains. So the construction of this roof over the extended platforms will definitely be a boon to these commuters.
The block is been divided into 3 schedules for fast completion. The first schedule is for 39 nights and the time allocated for the block during this night would be 3 hours and 30 minutes. The second schedule would be for 5 blocks and the time allocated would be 5 hours and 30 minutes. The third schedule will be for 2 blocks which would have the time schedule of 7 hours and 30 minutes.
However the last locals that leave for Borivli and Virar at 12:50 am and 1:00 am respectively will as usual depart from Churchgate stations even during the block for the commuter's convenience. At least that's a sigh of relief for people who travel all down from Virar and Borivli for work.
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