Kurla railway station

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Kurla
कुर्ला
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Kurla railway stationboard.jpg
Coordinates 19°03′56″N 72°52′45″E / 19.0656°N 72.8791°E / 19.0656; 72.8791Coordinates: 19°03′56″N 72°52′45″E / 19.0656°N 72.8791°E / 19.0656; 72.8791
Elevation 5.300 metres (17.39 ft)
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s) Central Line, Harbour Line
Platforms 8
Tracks 8
Construction
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Other information
Station code C (Central Line)
CH (Harbour Line)
Fare zone Central Railways
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station  
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
MSR
  Following station
Central Line
Main Line
toward Kalyan
Harbour Line
toward Panvel
Location
Kurla is located in Mumbai
Kurla
Kurla
Location within Mumbai
Kurla Harbour Line platformboard
Kurla Station booking office


Harbour line
Konkan Railway
to Roha and Goa
to Uran City
Panvel
Konkan Railway
to Karjat and Vasai Road
Khandeshwar
Mansarovar
Taloja River
Kharghar
CBD Belapur
Nerul–Uran line
to Uran City
Western Line
to Dahanu Road
Seawoods-Darave
planned extension to Borivali
Nerul
Goregaon
Juinagar
Ram Mandir
Trans-Harbour Line
to Thane
Jogeshwari
Sanpada
Mumbai Metro Line 1 logo.png Line 1 Andheri
Vashi
Sahar Airport Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Vile Parle
Thane Creek
Sahar Airport Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Santacruz
Mankhurd
Khar Road
Govandi
Chembur Mumbai MonoRail Logo.svg Line 1 Monorail
Bandra
Tilak Nagar
Mithi River
Central Line
to Thane and Karjat
Mahim
Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Terminus LTT Terminus
Western Line
to Churchgate
Central line
Chunabhatti
King's Circle
Guru Tegh
Bahadur Nagar
Mumbai MonoRail Logo.svg Line 1
Vadala Road Mumbai MonoRail Logo.svg Line 1
Sewri
Cotton Green
Reay Road
Dockyard Road
Central line
Sandhurst Road
Masjid
Mumbai Metro Line 1 logo.png Line 3
Mumbai CST

Kurla is a railway station on the Central and Harbour lines of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. It is among the oldest railway stations in India, it being part of the original 21 mile (33.8 km) Great Indian Peninsular Railway (GIPR) section between Bombay (Mumbai) and Tannah (Thane) that opened in 1853.[1]

Local trains terminating at Kurla began operating by 1879, a suburban terminus was built in 1913 and the line was quadrupled in 1915. A single line between Kurla and Chembur that had been laid for garbage clearance in 1906 was opened for suburban traffic in 1924. The service was operated by steam locomotives until the line was electrified in 1950.[2]

The Harbour line was officially opened on 12 December 1910, between Kurla and Reay Road. It was named so because it catered to the eastern neighbourhoods along the city's natural harbour. In 1925, the line was connected to the then Victoria Terminus via an elevated rail corridor between Dockyard Road and Sandhurst Road.[3] The country's first EMU rakes, manufactured by English Electric Company, were introduced between Bombay VT & Kurla on the Harbour line in 1925.[2]

Kurla (coorla) station in 1925

Kurla has eight operational platforms for the suburban local railway. Platform 1, 1A and 4 serve 'Slow' local trains. Platforms 2 and 3 are dedicated to trains originating and terminating at Kurla. Platforms 5 and 6 are used by 'Fast' local trains, while platforms 7 and 8 serve the Harbour line local trains. Platforms 9 and 10, which were originally used to terminate trains coming UP from Vashi were abandoned in the early 2000s.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Indian Railways-Evolution". Ministry of Railways website. 
  2. ^ a b "Historical milestone". Central Railway. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Harbour line to take elevated route at Kurla". The Times of India. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kurla-Pune rail link plan gathers steam". Times of India. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2014.