Marine Lines railway station

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Marine Lines
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Mumbai 03-2016 74 Marine Lines station.jpg
Coordinates18°56′41″N 72°49′28″E / 18.9447°N 72.8244°E / 18.9447; 72.8244
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)Western Line
Platforms4
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
Station codeMEL
Fare zoneWestern Railways
History
Opened1867[citation needed]
Services
Preceding station  
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
MSR
  Following station
Terminus
Western Line
toward Dahanu Road
Route map
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
Location
Marine lines is located in Mumbai
Marine lines
Marine lines
Location within Mumbai

Marine Lines (station code: MEL) is a railway station in Marine Lines, South Mumbai on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.

The Marine Lines station at one point of time was south of the current day location, near the church of Our Lady of Seven Dolours. At one point of time, trains used to terminate at Marine Lines.[1] Before the Colaba station was closed down in the 1930s, Marine lines used to be the third stop on the railway line.

Almost all the north-bound fast trains stop at Marine Lines. Southbound fast locals stop at Marine Lines, but skip the station during the evening peak hours (17:00 to 20:00).[2]

Near the station there is a Muslim cemetery and a municipal crematorium, Chandanwadi. The stairs of north end of the station pass by the cemetery. The commuters use the cemetery path to reach the station quickly. Also adjoining the station is the famous Marine Drive flyover which is the only link to Marine Drive over the tracks from Princess Street beginning to end. The south end exit climbs up to Princess Street which leads to Kalbadevi Road. It was featured in the film Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro.[citation needed]

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