Diva Junction railway station

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Diva Junction railway station
दिवा जंक्शन
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Diva Junction railway station - Stationboard.jpg
Location Sadguru Nagar, Diva, Thane district, Maharashtra
Coordinates 19°11′20″N 73°02′36″E / 19.188993°N 73.043268°E / 19.188993; 73.043268Coordinates: 19°11′20″N 73°02′36″E / 19.188993°N 73.043268°E / 19.188993; 73.043268
Elevation 6.760 metres (22.18 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Central Line
Platforms 08
Tracks 10 (Quadruple Electric-Line)
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access DIVA
Zone(s) Central Railway
Division(s) Mumbai CR railway division
Other information
Status Quadruple Electric-Line
Fare zone Central Railways
History
Opened 1877
Rebuilt 2013
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2016-17) 95,691[1] (daily)
Services
Preceding station  
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MSR
  Following station
Central Line
Main Line
toward Kalyan
toward Vasai Road
Central Railway
Vasai Road-Diva-Panvel line
toward Panvel
Location
Diva Junction is located in Mumbai
Diva Junction
Diva Junction
Location within Mumbai

Diva Junction railway station is a Junction Railway Station between Mumbra and Kopar that is situated in Maharashtra State, in India. It was opened in 1877.[2]

This is a major junction in the Central Railway of Mumbai. One end of the Asia's one time third largest Parsik tunnel (1.3 km) built during the British Rule (1916) in India ends at Diva. The east part of Diva station is Sabe and west is Diva. It is provides access to north, western railway to DIVA-VASAI and also towards Konkan railway a DIVA- PANVEL-ROHA-towards Konkan railway.

From 18 December 2016 fast local trains halt at Diva. Few passenger trains towards Konkan railway also halt at Diva Junction. There is also demand from the local people to start Diva-CST local train, as the population of Diva is increasing rapidly. Parsik tunnel which starts at end of Thane and ends near Diva is mainly used by Fast local train skipping Mumbra and Kalwa. As of now there are 8 platforms in this station.

Diva Junction railway station - Platformboard

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's not getting any better! Despite metro and monorail, Mumbai local trains getting more overcrowded". mid-day. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Historical milestone". Central Railway. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2014.