Dahanu Road

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Dahanu Road
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Station statistics
Address Dahanu
Coordinates 19°58′N 72°44′E / 19.97°N 72.73°E / 19.97; 72.73Coordinates: 19°58′N 72°44′E / 19.97°N 72.73°E / 19.97; 72.73
Line(s) Western Line
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Other information
Opened 17 January 1898
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Fare zone Western Railways
Services
Preceding station   Mumbai Suburban Railway   Following station
toward Churchgate
Western Line Terminus

Dahanu Road is a railway station on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. It is the northern limit of the Suburban network, although the track continues north to Gholvad and beyond. As of 2012 the Suburban network is split into two parts. Electric Multiple Units operate from Mumbai up to Virar, and Mainline EMUs (MEMUs) operate north of Virar up to Dahanu Road.

History[edit]

The railway was extended as double track from Palghar to Dahanu Road on 17 January 1898, and continued as single track up to Gholvad on 18 October 1900.[1] Actually on 16th April 2013 Western Railway Started Services For Dhanu Road Station i.e Churchgate-Dhanu Local Train(EMU)

In 2002 Western Railway announced that it would extend the EMU service from Virar up to Dahanu Road.[2] On 16th April 2013 Western Railway Started Services For Dahanu Road to Churchgate Using EMU Trains.[3] In January 2012 the Vasai and Virar Municipal Corporation started litigation to force the railway to run direct services from Mumbai Churchgate to Dahanu Road, rather than making passengers change at Virar as at present. The railway replied that they did not have enough trains for through services and the tracks north of Virar were already too busy.[4] In March 2012, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi announced additional services on the Virar-Dahanu Road railway.[5]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Sessional papers of the House of Commons 50, HMSO, 1901, p. 80 
  2. ^ "Western Rly to extend services to Dahanu Road". The Times of India. 5 January 2002. 
  3. ^ http://www.amazingmaharashtra.com/2013/04/dahanu-road-locals-time-table.html Local Train Service Introduced by Western Railway on 16/04/2013
  4. ^ "Dahanu local not possible, WR tells HC". Daily News & Analysis (Mumbai). 18 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "More suburban train services". The Hindu (New Delhi). 15 March 2012.