- During the peak hours, in the hustle-bustle of the crowd, don’t stand in the opposite direction of where your station arrives, and in case you are stuck then keep asking the commuters ahead if they are getting down in the same station as yours or not.
- When you are traveling for a long journey and didn't get to sit, then ask the passenger who is already sitting, about their destination and accordingly book the seat unofficially for yourself.
- In peak hours getting a seat might be difficult but you can surely grab a corner in a crowded train so that you are not bothered by people coming and going.
- CHORO SE SAVDHAAN !
Local ki bheed and chori ki tension go hand in hand. To avoid the tension of theft during your travel wear your bag packs in front. This hack will surely ease your journey.
- Bheed main bhi istemal kar sakte ho apni tarkeeb, YATRIgan yadi aap bheed ke beech phas gaye hai toh apne aage wali bheed se puchiye ki vo kaha utarenge aur uss hisaab se “puchte raho aur aage badhte raho.”
- On Sundays, there is something called a ‘mega block’ for certain hours when trains don’t function. Check the timings before you leave on Sundays.
- The busiest station in the city is Dadar. Craziness can be seen at peak hours, either you wanna skip it or experience the madness it's up to you.
- Waterproof Essentials
Invest in waterproof essentials to keep yourself and your belongings dry. Carry a sturdy umbrella, a raincoat, or a compact foldable rain poncho to stay protected from unexpected showers. Waterproof backpacks or pouches are perfect for keeping your gadgets and documents safe.
Mind the Gap!!
Be cautious while boarding and alighting the train during monsoons, as platforms may get slippery. Mind the gap between the train and the platform to avoid any mishaps.
- Avoid Peak Hours
If possible, avoid traveling during peak hours when trains are more crowded. Wait for the rush to subside, or travel during off-peak hours for a more comfortable commute.
Stand Away from Doors
During crowded trains, avoid standing near the doors to prevent getting drenched by rainwater splashing inside the compartments. Stand away from the doors or find a spot near the center of the coach.
Dry Off at Stations
If you get wet during your commute, take advantage of station restrooms to dry off and freshen up. Some major stations have dedicated drying rooms or facilities where you can dry your clothes and accessories.
Stay Updated with Alerts
Keep an eye on weather updates and local train service alerts to be aware of any disruptions or safety advisories during heavy rainfall.
Mega Block schedule
Check the Mega Block schedule on Yatri Official Mumbai Local App before you travel on Weekend. Sometimes, there are certain hours when trains are not running as per their schedule due to maintenance work.
- Train Live Location
Through the Yatri Railways App use the "Train Live Location" feature to track the location of your train. This is a great way to know when your train is approaching your station.
Carry a portable charger. The trains can be very crowded, and it can be difficult to find a power outlet. A portable charger will allow you to keep your phone charged while you're on the go.
Stand in the right direction!
Make sure to stand in the train's direction of travel. This will allow you to quickly and simply exit the train at your location.
- Observe your surroundings carefully!!!
"It's crucial to pay attention to your surroundings because local trains in Mumbai can be congested and hectic" Be careful not to lose your possessions and keep them near to you
- Don't be hesitant to ask for help
If you're lost or confused, don't be hesitant to seek assistance from other passengers. Mumbaikars are generally quite helpful and will gladly serve you.