Diva Junction railway station

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Diva
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Diva Junction railway station - Stationboard.jpg
LocationSadguru Nagar, Diva, Thane district, Maharashtra
Coordinates19°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
Elevation6.760 metres (22.18 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Central Line
Platforms08
Tracks10 (Quadruple Electric-Line)
Construction
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessDIVA
Zone(s) Central Railway
Division(s) Mumbai CR railway division
Other information
StatusQuadruple Electric-Line
Fare zoneCentral Railways
History
Opened1877
Rebuilt2013
ElectrifiedYes
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
Vasai Road-Roha line
toward Roha
Location
Diva Junction is located in Mumbai
Diva Junction
Diva Junction
Location within Mumbai

Diva Junction railway station is a junction 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.

It has no convenient approach road from any nearby destination in any direction but easily approachable only by railway line so a phrase was coined "Island on the land" by Professor Dr. Anil Pedgaonkar and the question paper of Environmental studies set at Elphinstone college, Mumbai -32 at F.Y. B.Com examination in April 1999. asked a question to explain the phase

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.