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Mahalaxmi railway station

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Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Mahalaxmi railway station western entrance
General information
Coordinates18°58′57″N 72°49′27″E / 18.9825°N 72.82417°E / 18.9825; 72.82417
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)Western Line
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
Station codeMX
Fare zoneWestern Railways
Rebuilt1926 [2]
Preceding station Mumbai Suburban Railway Following station
Mumbai Central
towards Churchgate
Western line Lower Parel
towards Dahanu Road
Mahalaxmi is located in Mumbai
Location within Mumbai

Mahalaxmi (Pronunciation: [məɦaːləkʂmiː]; station code: MX), also spelled Mahalakshmi, is a railway station on the Western Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway in Mahalaxmi, Mumbai. Trains starting from Churchgate pass through Mahalaxmi. The next station south is Mumbai Central Station, while the next station north is Lower Parel Station. Major landmarks in the area are the Mahalaxmi Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Nehru Planetarium and Mahalaxmi Racecourse Dabbawalla Statue. Worli Seaface is also close from here. Byculla station of the Central Railway is the closest station.

The Saat Rasta Project will connect the Mahalaxmi railway station to the proposed Jacob Circle monorail station.The Haji Ali Mahalaxmi Project aims to connect the 225-acre Mahalaxmi Racecourse to the Arabian Sea, by creating a 6-acre public open space.


Until the 1920s, the station had just been a siding to transport refuse. In view of the expected weekend crowds for the races at the nearby Race Course, the station had to be redeveloped. Renovation was carried out in 1926, and the station was reopened on 3 October 1926. The station then received am overbridge, a 150 ft (45.72 m) long platform dedicated for races, and 300 ft (91.44 m) long island platforms as well.[3] On 5 January 1928, the Mahalaxmi station welcomed guests for the ceremony for the electrification of the BB&CI Line.[4] The then Governor of Bombay, Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, opened the line to public from the station, in front of 700 invitees. He traveled on the inaugural train till Andheri.

A workshop was established at Mahalaxmi in 1910 for the repair of wagons.[5] In 1962 it was modified to work on carriages, and in 1976 it was adapted for Periodic Overhauls of EMUs.[5]



  1. ^ Jhingron, A.K (2009). Heritage, Traditions, and Legends. Western Railways. p. 213.
  2. ^ Rahul Mehrotra, Sharada Dwivedi (2000). Anchoring A City Line. Eminence Designs Pvt. Ltd. p. 163. ISBN 81-900602-4-4.
  3. ^ Rahul Mehrotra, Sharada Dwivedi (2000). Anchoring A City Line. Eminence Designs Pvt. Ltd. p. 106. ISBN 81-900602-4-4.
  4. ^ Albuquerque, Teresa (1981). Santa Cruz that was. T. Albuquerque. p. 50.
  5. ^ a b http://indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/mech_engg_pu/downloads/workshop/mahalaxmi.pdf [bare URL PDF]