Life line of Mumbai


Mumbai local railways are much more than just a travelling way for all mumbaikar's. What's really making mumbai to run fast is it's Mumbai Suburban Railway. So here some basic idea about Mumbai local for new comers to Mumbai. You will surely love this local train service.

Even if you have traveled by bullet train of japan or longest Trans-Siberian Railway, missing to Mumbai Suburban Railway, will be like loosing much out of your experience. You might have heard many misconceptions or under estimations or menace about it , but only one experience will wash this all away. This life divides complete Mumbai city in two parts like eastern and central side of line called as Central Railways and western as Western Railways. One might feel it two confusing to discriminate the Mumbai city on basis of local railways, but may be because of local avail or meaningful signalizing of trains it will be an easy task.

So before entering Mumbai ,it would be better if know some basics about it. It surely will be helpful for you.

Zones: Western Railway (WR) and the Central Railway (CR).



Western line Stations: (from southern side to north side)

Churchgate, Marine Lines, Charni Road, Grant Road, Mumbai Central, Mahalaxmi, Lower Parel, Elphinstone Road, Dadar, Matunga Road, Mahim Junction, Bandra, Khar Road, Santacruz, Vile Parle, Andheri, Jogeshwari, Goregaon, Malad, Kandivali, Borivali.


Abbreviations :

Abbreviation Station name
A Andheri
B Bandra
BC Mumbai Central
BO Borivali
BY Bhayandar
BS Vasai Road
C Churchgate
D Dadar
DR Dahanu Road
G Goregaon
M Malad
V Virar


Central line stations:
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus , Masjid Bunder, Sandhurst Road, Byculla, Chinchpokli, Currey Road, Parel, Dadar, Matunga, Sion, Kurla, Vidyavihar, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Kanjurmarg, Bhandup, Nahur, Mulund.


Abbreviation Station name
A Ambernath
AN Asangaon
BL Badlapur
C Kurla
D Dadar
DI Dombivali
G Ghatkopar
K Kalyan
KP Khopoli
N Kasara
S Karjat
ST Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
T Thane
TL Titwala

Types of classes:

first class:
This is somewhat elite kind of transport at the cost of considerably more amount of money. It is around 10 times costlier than general class ticket. But surely you will get cozy mean of transport. But yes at the peak time of rush , classes will hardly be considered .

e.g. from Mumbai central to Bandra it will take 50 to 60 Rs.

Second or general class :
Even if you are ready to pay for first class i will suggest you to go for general class, it really will be a bold experience.

e.g. from Mumbai central to Bandra it will take 5 to 6 Rs.


The link provided contains map of local lines will definitely help.


Reference: http://tigersucks.blogspot.com/


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