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Metro’s ‘Fast Trains’ from Feb 8, to scale back Noida-Greater Noida journey time by 9 minutes


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The Fast Trains will start service with impact from February 8. (File Photo)

Beginning Monday, commuters of the Noida-Greater Noida Metro can go for the ‘Fast Trains’ which is able to skip some low-ridership stations throughout peak hours to scale back journey time on the Aqua Line, officers mentioned on Thursday.

Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) Managing Director Ritu Maheshwari had earlier this week introduced the brand new initiative aimed toward saving time of commuter’s travelling between the dual cities.

“The Fast Trains will begin service with effect from February 8,” a spokesperson for the NMRC mentioned, including that every one COVID-19 protocols like face cowl/masks and social distancing are necessary for commuters.

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Earlier, Maheshwari had mentioned Metro trains ranging from terminal stations (Sector 51 Station and Depot Station) from 8 AM to 11 AM and 5 PM to eight PM on weekdays i.e., Monday to Friday will probably be “fast trains”.

Of the 21 stations on the Aqua Line, 10 stations will probably be skipped by these “fast trains” throughout peak hours, saving 9 minutes of journey time between the terminal stations, she had mentioned.

The stations which will probably be skipped are: Sector – 50, Sector – 101, Sector – 81, Sector – 83, Sector – 143, Sector – 144, Sector – 145, Sector – 146, Sector – 147 and Sector 148 Metro Stations, in response to the NMRC.

QR Tickets is not going to be bought at these stations and for these stations throughout ‘Fast Trains’ working hours and the frequency of trains from Monday to Friday will stay the identical i.e., 7.5 minutes throughout peak hours and 10 minutes throughout non-peak hours.

On Saturdays and Sundays, Aqua Line trains will proceed to run at a frequency of quarter-hour with no skipping of stations, in response to the NMRC.

The Aqua Line had a mean every day passenger rely of seven,915 in December 2020, officers mentioned.

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