Thane railway station

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Thane
ठाणे
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Thane station.jpg
Coordinates 19°11′10″N 72°58′33″E / 19.18611°N 72.97583°E / 19.18611; 72.97583
Elevation 7.10 MSL
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s) Central Line
Harbour Line
Mumbai Dadar-Solapur section
Trans-Harbour Line
Platforms 10
Construction
Parking Available
Other information
Station code TNA
Fare zone Central Railways
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2016-17) 243,000[1] (daily)
Services
Preceding station  
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MSR
  Following station
Central Line
Main Line
toward Kalyan
Terminus Trans-Harbour Line
toward Vashi or Nerul
Location
Thaneठाणे is located in Mumbai
Thaneठाणे
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Thane
ठाणे
Location within Mumbai

Thane is a major railway station on the Central line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India. Thane was ranked as the busiest railway station on the Mumbai suburban network, followed by Andheri and Kalyan. As of 2013, Thane railway station handles 650,000 people daily. More than 1,000 trains visit the station each day, including 130-140 long distance trains.[2]

The station has ten platforms; platform numbers 1 to 4 are reserved for slow trains and platform numbers 5 to 8 for fast trains & long distance trains, 9 and 10 for trains going towards Vashi, Nerul & Panvel.

Out station train infoboard at Thane Station

History[edit]

Thane was the terminus for the first ever passenger train in India. On 16 April 1853, the first passenger train service was inaugurated between Bori Bunder (Now renamed Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus), Mumbai, and Thane.[3] Covering a distance of 34 kilometres (21 mi), it was hauled by three locomotives: Sahib, Sindh, and Sultan.

Suburban local trains[edit]

Platforms[edit]

  1. - For UP Thane locals (towards Mumbai CST)
  2. - For DOWN slow trains (towards Kalyan)
  3. - For UP (towards Mumbai CST) and DOWN (towards Kalyan) Thane locals
  4. - For UP slow trains (towards Mumbai CST)
  5. - For DOWN fast trains / Mail-Express trains
  6. - For UP fast trains / Mail-Express trains
  7. - For DOWN Mail-Express trains (Trains That Come From LTT Side)
  8. - For UP Mail-Express trains (Trains That Heads Towards LTT.)
  9. - For Thane - Vashi/Nerul/Panvel trains
  10. , 10 A - For Vashi/Nerul/Panvel trains

Harbour line[edit]

Trans-Harbour line: Thane - Vashi/Nerul/Panvel local train line. This line runs many trains between Thane and Vashi, the principal node of Navi Mumbai, passing through Airoli, Ghansoli, Kopar Khairane, Turbhe and Sanpada. Since February 2010 new fast trains have started between Thane Panvel- Stopping at Kopar Khairne, Nerul, Belapur CBD and Kharghar. It is the origin and destination point of all the Trans-harbour local suburban trains. But however, In 2016 the fast trains network is halted and further converted to slow trains.

Long distance express trains[edit]

In Thane most long distance express trains halt after Mumbai CST, Dadar (Central), Kalyan & Karjat / Kasara. Almost all trains going to Konkan railway from Mumbai stop at Thane. Most trains going to Pune and Nasik Road stop at Thane. If any train does not stop at Thane then Kalyan or Dadar is the nearest station.

Some of the trains that stop at Thane[edit]

  1. 10103/04 Mandovi Express
  2. 11003 /04 Dadar Sawantwadi Road Rajya Rani Express
  3. 11007/08 Deccan Express
  4. 11015/16 Kushinagar Express
  5. 11019/20 Konark Express
  6. 11023/24 Sahyadri Express
  7. 11027/28 Mumbai Chennai Mail
  8. 11029/30 Koyna Express
  9. 11041/42 Mumbai CST Chennai Express
  10. 11057/58 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Amritsar Express
  11. 11067/68 Saket Express
  12. 11093/94 Mahanagari Express
  13. 11201/02 Ajni Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express
  14. 11401/02 Nandigram Express
  15. 12051/52 Dadar Madgaon JanShatabdi Express
  16. 12071/72 Aurangabad Jan Shatabdi Express
  17. 12105/06 Vidarbha Express
  18. 12115/16 Siddheshwar Express
  19. 12117/18 Godavari Superfast Express
  20. 12125/26 Pragati Express
  21. 12127/28 Mumbai Pune Intercity Express
  22. 12131/32 Sainagar Shirdi Express
  23. 12133/34 Mangalore Express
  24. 12139/40 Sewagram Express
  25. 12173/74 Udyognagri Express
  26. 12201/02 Kochuveli Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Garib Rath Express
  27. 12519/20 Kamakhya - Mumbai LTT AC Express
  28. 12619/20 Matsyaganda Express
  29. 17057/58 Devagiri Express
  30. 17411/12 Mahalaxmi Express
  31. 17617/18 Tapovan Express
  32. 18029/30 Shalimar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express
  33. 22101/02 Manmad Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Rajya Rani Express
  34. 22105/06 Indrayani Express
  35. 22107/08 Latur SuperFast Express
  36. 51033/34 Shirdi Fast Passenger
  37. 16345/46 Netravati Express

Escalator[edit]

Thane station is the first station in Mumbai Suburban network to have escalators installed on two of its platforms. The escalators were inaugurated by Thane guardian minister Ganesh Naik.

Thane platform board
Thane Railway Station

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. ^ Mehta, Manthan K (19 May 2013). "Thane is busiest railway station in Mumbai". Times Internet. The Times of India. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Colonialism: An International, Social, Cultural and Political Encyclopedia By Melvin Eugene Page, Penny M. Sonnenburg. page 135