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Mumbai Suburban Railway consists of exclusive inner suburban railway lines augmented by commuter rail on main lines serving outlying suburbs to serve the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. 2,342 train services and carries more than 7. Mumbai suburban railway is lifeline of the mumbaikers. The Mumbai Suburban Railway is an offshoot of the first passenger railway to be built by the British in India, and is also the oldest railway system in Asia. The Map is designed to give a complete overview of the Mumbai Suburban Rail network. The Central Line in Mumbai consists of 3 major corridors, which bifurcate as they run into suburban satellite towns. The Central Line has two interchange stations with the Western Line at Parel and Dadar.
Rolling stock consists of a fleet of AC as well as dual-powered DC-AC EMUs. The major car sheds on this line are at Kurla and Kalwa. There are fast and slow locals here for suburban service. The Central Line also includes a line connecting Vasai Road-Bhiwandi Road-Diva and Panvel. The Western Line follows the Western Railway northwards from Churchgate parallel to the west coast. EMUs are 12 car or 15 car formations and are differentiated as slow and fast locals.
Slow trains halt at all stations, while fast ones halt at important stations only and are preferable over longer distances. All Harbour Line services operate as slow services. The Harbour Line has an interchange station with the main line at Kurla, where it turns east towards Navi Mumbai. Thane, while the other continues to Panvel. The shed for these trains is in Sanpada. A partial section of the Harbour Line is elevated. The Trans-Harbour Line connects Navi Mumbai to Thane.
It runs from Thane to Vashi, Nerul and Panvel. The Trans-Harbour Line connects Navi Mumbai to Uran. It runs from Nerul and Seawoods Darave to Uran. 1992, Ladies Special trains with the entire reserved for women passengers. These designations can be combined with fast’, slow, etc. The suburban fleet consists of 12 and 15-coach rakes. There are two classes of travel, including first class.
The compartment is open to women and children as well. Again commonly known as gent’s first class or simply first class, since majority population is men. Women and children can also board this compartment. The coach is designated by red and yellow slant stripes. The location of the same is designated by colouring the platform walls with similar stripes.
This compartment is reserved solely for females, however male children up to the age of 13 can travel in this compartment. Men are not allowed to travel, and may face a penalty. Some of the coaches of ladies compartments are open to general public between 23:15 and 06:30. These are indicated by a note near the doors of the compartments. The coach is designated by green and yellow slant stripes. 13 can travel in this compartment. On a platform, one can locate these by signs or by following a ‘Beep-Beep-Beep’ sound indicator for the visually impaired.
These coaches are open to all the genders. In 2016, the Indian Railways manufactured an AC local train for the smooth and comfortable journey of the commuters. This AC local train is manufactured at Kapurthala Coach factory, Chennai. It is fully with new added facilities. The Mumbai Suburban Railway uses a proof-of-payment fare collection system. Tickets can be purchased at every train station.
Travelling without a valid ticket is an offence and if caught can result in a penalty. The penalty is steeper for passengers travelling in first class without a valid ticket. A return ticket is valid till the next day on weekdays and till Monday if purchased on a Friday. The ticket counters usually have long queues. The ‘tourist ticket’ is a pass valid for one, three, or five days that can be purchased up to three days in advance.