Sunday, 12 July 2015

Mumbai local Train/Station


The network of Mumbai Suburban Railways is Popularly known as "locals" in Mumbai. It spread across a distance of 427.5 kilometers (265.6 mi). It carries more than 7.5 million commuters daily and it is the oldest railway network in Asia. Its operations started in 1953. The trains services run almost every 4 to 5 minutes both up/down the route in normal morning/evening hours. The Mumbai Suburban Railway is the busiest rapid transit system in the world. (Trains run from 4 AM until 1 AM, and some trains also run up to 2:30 AM.)
      The Mumbai's Suburban Railway is operated by Indian Railways' with two zonal divisions Western Railways (WR) and Central Railways (CR). Western Railway (WR) operates the Western Line, and Central Railway (CR) operates the Central Line, Harbour Line, Trans-Harbour Line as well as the Vasai Road-Diva-Panvel line.

Here are Some services provided by mumbai suburban railway.
Slow Train stops at every station.
Fast local runs express (skipping some stops) until a certain station, and from that station onward runs like a localfast, superfastrun express for various lengths of route.
Ladies Special trains with the entire reserved for women passengers started since 1992.
Semi ladies special is a train with a few coaches reserved for women. These designations can be combined with fast & slow.

Mumbai local railway line is divided into three zone Western line, Central line and Harbour line. Second class traveling ticket fare is low as compaired to first class ticket fare, Second class coach is exceptionally crowded. For tourist its better to travel in first class, yes its expensive but less crowded as compaired to second class. In morning or during rush hour mumbai local is fully-packed. Mumbai Local train ie one of the highest passenger densities of any public transport system in the world.
      Churchgate to Virar area is covered under the Western line while the main Central Line starts from CST (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus). Mumbai local railway line is divided into three zone Western line, Central line and Harbour line.
Second class traveling ticket fare is low as compaired to first class ticket fare, Second class coach is exceptionally crowded. For tourist its better to travel in first class, yes its expensive but less crowded as compaired to second class. In morning or during rush hour mumbai local is fully-packed.
      You can purchase ticket for all the three line at every station. travelling without ticket in mumbai local train is an punishable offence. Special ticket for tourist is also available, With tourist ticket, you can travel between stations any number of times till the ticket is valid. Mumbai local trains ply regularly between all major and minor stations in Mumbai in 4-5 minutes’ interval and it only take gap of around 3 to 4 hours between the last train of the day and the first train of the next day.
      Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) Railway station is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an historic railway station in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. Designed by Frederick William Stevens.

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