The AC train will run on regular basis between Churchgate and Virar stations, with total 12 services including those in peak hours, from January
Churchgate – Borivali: 9.30 – 10.17
Churchgate – Borivali: 11.15 – 12.02
Churchgate – Borivali: 13.16 – 13.57
From 1 January 2018, the air-conditioned local trains will operate as per a full schedule:
Borivali – Churchgate: 7.54 – 8.50
Virar – Churchgate: 10.22 – 11.46
Virar – Churchgate: 13.18 – 14.44
Virar – Churchgate: 16.22 – 17.42
Borivali – Churchgate: 18.55 – 19.44
Virar – Churchgate: 21.24 – 22.48
Mahalaxmi – Borivali: 6.58 – 7.50
Churchgate – Virar: 8.54 – 10.13
Churchgate – Virar: 11.50 – 13.05
Churchgate – Virar: 14.55 – 16.12
Churchgate – Borivali: 17.49 – 18.41
Churchgate – Virar: 19.49 – 21.15
Note: all trains, except Mahalaxmi – Borivali, will operate as ‘fast’ trains, and will run only on weekdays, with Saturday and Sundays reserved for maintenance.
Mumbai AC local train fare
As you’d expect, passengers will have to shell out premium fare for the AC experience. As a rule, the ticket price for a single journey on the AC train will be 1.3 times that of the same journey in First Class. For the first six months however, it will be marginally lower, i.e. 1.2x that of First Class fare.
The ticket price for a single journey starts at Rs60 from Churchgate to Mumbai Central, with a steady increase (Rs85 till Bandra, Rs125 till Andheri, Rs165 till Borivali and Rs205 till Virar).
Unlike regular local trains, the AC service will have a special weekly and fortnightly season ticket. A special weekly pass will cost anything between Rs285 till Mahalaxmi, to Rs945 till Andheri going all the way up to Rs1,070 till Virar. The fortnightly season ticket starts at Rs430 going up to Rs1,555 till Virar. Remember: the trains will not operate on weekends.
The monthly pass on the AC local train will cost between Rs570 to Rs820 (till Bandra) to Rs1,240 (till Andheri) to Rs1,640 (till Borivali), capping at Rs2,040 till Virar.
Sources: News Channels