Bori Bunder railway station

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Bori Bunder
LocationBombay, Bombay Province, British India (present-day Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
Coordinates18°56′23″N 72°50′08″E / 18.9398°N 72.8355°E / 18.9398; 72.8355Coordinates: 18°56′23″N 72°50′08″E / 18.9398°N 72.8355°E / 18.9398; 72.8355
Owned byGreat Indian Peninsular Railway
Other information
Station codeBB
Opened1853; 167 years ago (1853)
Closed1878; 142 years ago (1878)

Bori Bunder railway station was a railway station, situated at Bori Bunder, Bombay, Bombay Province, in British India. It was from here that first passenger train of the subcontinent ran to Tannah (present-day Thane) in 1853. This station was rebuilt as Victoria Terminus later in 1888.


Built by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, this railway station takes its name from the nearby locality, Bori Bunder. On 16 April 1853, the Great Indian Peninsula Railway operated the first passenger train in India from Bori Bunder to Thane with 14 carriages and 400 passengers. The train which had three named locomotives, viz., Sindh, Sultan and Sahib, took off and embarked on an hour-and-fifteen-minute journey to Thane.[1] The journey covered a distance of 24 miles (39 km), formally heralding the birth of the Indian Railways.[2]


The station was eventually rebuilt as the Victoria Terminus, in 1888, named after the then reigning Queen Victoria, and has been subsequently renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) after Maharashtra's famed 17th-century king, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.[3]

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  1. ^ "First train run in India". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  2. ^ "The first train in India (GIPR), 1853". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  3. ^ Aruna, Tikekara (2006). The Cloister's Pale: A Biography of the University of Mumbai. Mumbai: Popular Prakashan. p. 64. ISBN 81-7991-293-0. Retrieved 10 May 2014.

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