Masjid railway station

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Masjid
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
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Other namesMasjid Bunder
Coordinates18°57′07″N 72°50′17″E / 18.951884°N 72.838186°E / 18.951884; 72.838186Coordinates: 18°57′07″N 72°50′17″E / 18.951884°N 72.838186°E / 18.951884; 72.838186
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)Central Line, Harbour Line
Platforms4
Tracks6
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
Other information
Station codeMSD
Fare zoneCentral Railways
History
Opened1877[1]
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station  
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MSR
  Following station
Terminus
Central Line
Main Line
toward Kalyan
Harbour Line
toward Andheri or Panvel
Harbour line
Panvel
Khandeshwar
Mansarovar
Taloja River
Kharghar
CBD Belapur
Seawoods-Darave
planned extension to Borivali
Nerul
Goregaon
Juinagar
Ram Mandir
Jogeshwari
Sanpada
Andheri
Vashi
Vile Parle
Santacruz
Mankhurd
Khar Road
Govandi
Chembur
Bandra
Tilak Nagar
Mahim
Kurla
Chunabhatti
King's Circle
Guru Tegh
Bahadur Nagar
Vadala Road
Sewri
Cotton Green
Reay Road
Dockyard Road
Sandhurst Road
Masjid
Mumbai CST

Masjid (Marathi: मशिद), also known as Masjid Bunder, is a railway station in South Mumbai on the Central and Harbour lines of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. It is the penultimate stop for all trains on those lines in the "up" direction. It was opened in 1877.[1] Contrary to popular belief, the station is not named after a masjid (mosque) but a synagogue, the 300-year-old Gate of Mercy Synagogue near a once thriving Jewish neighbourhood, popularly known as Juni Masjid by locals.[1]

The station has 4 platforms (2 for Harbour Line & 2 for Main Line). The volume of passengers on this station is very high due to different wholesale markets (i.e., Crawford Market) surrounding the station. These markets, referred to as bazaars give access to the shops of wholesale merchants, called stockists.

Stockists from iron market (lokhand bazaar) which situated on the Eastern side of Masjid railway station and diamond traders situated on western side are known to make trades of millions of rupees each day in the markets. The south end towards CST gives access to Yousuf Mehar Ali Road, Jama Masjid, Kalbadevi, Crawford Market, Mandvi and the surrounding area.

Due to the docks, Masjid is a prominent area recognized as the hub of the larger shipping and maritime companies of India. The first office of the Reliance Commercial Corporation was set up at the Narsinathan Street in Masjid Bunder

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Historical milestone". Central Railway. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2014.