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Trains to Mumbai


Trains to Mumbai

The Mumbai Railway, run by two major zones of Indian Railways: Central and Western is amongst the first Indian railways built by the British in 1853 and Asia,s oldest railway. The Bombay Railway History Group is trying to certify the line running between Thane and Mumbai as railway heritage as the first train ran along that line. It can accommodate more than 6.9 million passengers every day and is said to own the highest traveler density in the world urban railway system.

The geographical location and swelling population of the city contributes in making a Locals, commonly referred to the local trains plying within the city, the principal mode of transport. Mumbaikars will also have the facility to avail metro rail and monorail which will provide them with an effortless journey.

Western line

'Western Line' owing its name from the Western Railways includes two corridors running from Churchgate station to Dahanu Road. Carsheds are located at Kandivali and Mumbai Central with a repair shop at Mahalaxmi.

Stations on Western line

The trains to Mumbai run on the western line through important stations within the city like Churchgate, Mumbai Central, Mahalaxmi, Dadar, Mahim Junction, Bandra, Vile Parle, Santacruz, Andheri, Jogeshwari, Kandivali, Borivali, etc. and the ones outside are Mira Road, Palghar, Dahanu Road and Vangaon etc.

Churchgate station, located at the southern end of Mumbai, is the Terminus station for all Western Railway Suburban trains except goods and long distance trains. The South-North railway corridor divides the suburban areas into eastern and western parts. Oshiwara, another new station will be functional in near future.

Central line

The Central Line consists of 3 main corridors of which 2 are on Central Railway running from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to Kalyan forming the 'Main' Line, splitting to Kasara and Khopoli. Its car sheds are at Kalwa and Kurla. Slow trains on this line run beyond Kalyan.

Stations on Central (Main) line

The trains to Mumbai run on the Central line through the major stations within Mumbai like Chhatrapati Shivaji, Dadar, Kurla, Ghatkopar etc.whereas the outside stations are Thane, Kalwa, Dombivli, Kalyan etc.

Harbour line

The Harbour line, a division of the Central Railway operates as slow services over the corridor from Chhatrapati Shivaji to Andheri, Panvel and Thane plying from two different platforms at Chhatrapati Shivaji. The tracks from these two platforms cross the central line at Sandhurst Road and leads towards stations in the eastern dock region. Kurla station is shared by the Harbour line along with the Central line from where the Harbour line turns towards east. It further parts away at Vashi where one rejoins the central lines at Thane and the other goes on to Panvel.

Stations on Harbour Line

The trains to Mumbai run on the Harbour line through the railway stations of Chhatrapati Shivaji, Chunabhatti, Tilak Nagar, Chembur etc. and the ones inside Navi Mumbai are Vashi, Mansarovar, Khandeshwar, Panvel etc.

Coupon Validating Machines- The Central and Western Railways offers a coupon book,s for upto Rs 50/- containing a varied range of tickets. Passengers just need to punch them at the validating machines to evade long lines.

Mumbai Train Facts

Besides the above-mentioned facts, there are a few more facts which are a must-know for a traveler before planning to board a local train in Mumbai.

  • Trains do not operate between 1:30 am and 4:30 am.
  • Slow trains stop at every station whereas the faster ones don't.
  • Stations are well-equipped with electronic indicators providing train related information.
  • The ticket window clerk is there to help you out with the platform to board your train from.
  • All suburban trains comprises of two classes: I and II.
  • Children aged less than 12 years can travel by paying half the fare whereas those under 5 years aren't charged at all.
  • At suburban stations, trains halt for 10 seconds.
  • Ladies are privileged to travel in special compartments.

More information on list of Trains going to Mumbai from different destinations can be obtained from Mapsofindia Railway TimeTable :
http://www.mapsofindia.com/railway-timetable/trains-to-mumbai-central.html