Dadar railway station

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Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
Dadar
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Mumbai 03-2016 78 Dadar station.jpg
LocationLakhamsi Nappu Road, Dadar, Mumbai
Coordinates19°01′06″N 72°50′36″E / 19.0184°N 72.8432°E / 19.0184; 72.8432
Elevation6.610 metres (21.69 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Central Line
Mumbai Dadar-Solapur section
Western Line
Platforms15 (8-Central, 7-Western)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
Other information
Station codeDR (Central Line)
D (Western Line)
DDR (mainline)
Fare zoneCentral Railways & Western Railways
History
Opened1968; 51 years ago (1968)
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2016-17)211,888[1] (Daily)
Services
Preceding station  
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
MSR
  Following station
Central Line
Main Line
toward Kalyan
toward Churchgate
Western Line
Main Line
toward Dahanu Road
Location
Dadar is located in Mumbai
Dadar
Dadar
Location within Mumbai

Dahanu Road
Vangaon
Boisar
Umroli
Palghar
Kelve Road
Saphale
Vaitarna
Virar
Nallasopara
Vasai Road
Naigaon
Bhayandar
Mira Road
Dahisar
Borivali
Kandivali
Malad
planned extension to Borivali
Goregaon
Ram Mandir
Jogeshwari
Andheri
Vile Parle
Santacruz
Khar Road
Bandra
Mahim
Matunga Road
Dadar
Prabhadevi
Parel
Lower Parel
Mahalaxmi
Mumbai Central
Grant Road
Charni Road
Marine Lines
Churchgate
Colaba/Backbay

Dadar railway station (station code: D (Western)/DR (Central), DDR (mainline)) is one of the major railway stations in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It serves the Dadar area of Mumbai city. The station consists of eight platforms. It is one of the most important and busiest railway stations in Mumbai.[citation needed]

Dadar station lies on both the Western Line, and the Central Line as "Dadar (Central)", connected by multiple walkways and bridges. Dadar is also a terminal for Indian Railways, as well as the Mumbai Suburban Railway.

Background[edit]

The Western and Central Line terminals are connected by a walkway and foot over bridge.[2]

Lines[edit]

The station's location on two rail lines viz., Western line and Central line makes it a transit point for passengers.

Operations[edit]

On the Central Railway side, Dadar station caters to both Central Railway Suburban trains and outstation trains. There is a separate terminus for outstation trains which terminate at Dadar on the Central side called Dadar Terminus.

In October 2012, CR announced plans to cease long distance train services terminating at Dadar within 5–6 years. The load would be transferred to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) by upgrading the number of platforms at LTT from five to 12. As of now, Dadar station receives more than 500,000 visitors daily.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mid-day.com/articles/its-not-getting-any-better-despite-metro-and-monorail-mumbai-local-trains-getting-more-overcrowded/18155192
  2. ^ Sitaram, Mewati (21 September 2014). "Are these TCs on Dadar FOB genuine?". Daily News and Analysis. Mumbai. Retrieved 2 June 2015.


Dadar Western railway station