Railways in Mumbai

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1. Andheri Railway Station

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ashwink441
By ashwink441
This station is a good connectivity for western, central, harbour as well as metro. Also station is clean and has free...

2. Mumbai Monorail

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debolinam470
By debolinam470
Take a joyride with your friends and family, but don't think for this an option of day to day life. I stay at Bhakti...
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fsophia1313
By fsophia1313
The Mumbai Central Train Station is a very easy and budget friendly way to travel to Ahmedabad. The ride is slightly...
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Vijaywalia2510
By Vijaywalia2510
Leaves CSMT at 1605 hrs and reaches Pune at 1910 hrs. Total journey time is 3 hrs 5 mins. Most of the time the train...

5. Mumbai Railway

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L7768EQdavidd
By L7768EQdavidd
Wednesday 1st of March and we travelled on a Western Railway's train from Santa Cruz Station to Churchgate in the...

What travellers are saying

  • skaypee
    Bengaluru, India471 contributions
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    This station has evolved into a major connectivity hub for Western, Metro and Harbour station. Crowd management has become better and helpful police staff were available. The station also has a good face lift. I, occasionally, used to travel through this station around three decades back.
    Written 1 October 2019
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  • MANCHIMASTER
    Mumbai, India833 contributions
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    Mumbai Monorail project is not fully completed due to technical problems. It is only given a small run chembur to vadala
    Written 15 January 2019
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  • fsophia1313
    Denver, CO726 contributions
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    The Mumbai Central Train Station is a very easy and budget friendly way to travel to Ahmedabad. The ride is slightly under 7 hours, and if you book the air conditioned Executive Class you will ride more comfortably. The other class is crowded, hot and does not offer the same service. The Executive Class allows a reasonable early access, a four course meal, and overall cleanliness if you ride the Tejas Express. The Tejas Express costs about $30 USD or $2200 - $2500 INR one way. The rates can vary for no reason at all. I traveled to Ahmedabad twice this week, and there was about an $300 INR price difference for the same exact time on different weekends. There are also tons of vendors you can get treats from before your departure. The first course is severed about an hour into the ride, and you get tons of Indian treats and the option to get a hot beverage. You can take naps in between the food service and the staff will bring you whatever course you missed. The second course is hot soup with an Indian croissant, the third course is the main entree which is vegetarian or a buttered chicken meal, and ice cream is the final course. You have about 2 hours after the final course before you arrive to the Ahmedabad Train Station. I would highly suggest bringing a device that doesn't require wifi, especially if traveling with children. Although, there are monitors on all the seats, they were never turned on during either of my trips from Mumbai Central Train Station (MMCT) to Ahmedabad Train Station. The same commercials repeat for about 7 hours on one large screen. If you have an old portable DVD player that is battery operated, then bring it. I had an Indian based cell plan, and still couldn't use my phone. Others were able to, and played music out loud to allow the time to pass. I also quickly learned that if you take any train in Executive Class, the meals are identical to the Tejas Express.
    Not sure if the four course meal main entree ever changes. Also make sure you have correct change to tip train porters. There are tons of taxis once you arrive to your train stop. Overall very nice trip with bumps here and there. No safety or theft issues.
    Written 8 April 2023
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  • S M
    Canacona, India3 contributions
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    Absolutely awful ! This supposedly new train is not kept clean, filthy toilets … the whole carriage was stinking like a urinal. Unergonomic seats. Looks like the product of many levels of corruption. Just shoddy and shameful that this is being hyped by the government to cheat people with overpriced tickets.
    Rather take a flight at that price or a Shatabdi train which is better maintained.
    Written 18 December 2023
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  • David D
    Devon, UK20,581 contributions
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    Wednesday 1st of March and we travelled on a Western Railway's train from Santa Cruz Station to Churchgate in the Centre of Mumbai. WR is one of the three trainlines of the massive rail network in the City.

    We purchased our first class return tickets at Santa Cruz, before boarding the train, the return fare was 120Rs each (roughly £1.20).

    We stood at the appropriate section, first class, on the vast platform awaiting the arrival of our train, which did not take long to turn up.

    We boarded the train and found a window seat, sitting opposite each other on the metal seats. The carriage was also air-conditioned and was rather empty, so no great crush of people. Was amazed at the number of handles hanging from the ceiling.

    Our journey/adventure lasted for roughly forty-five minutes, stopping at the thirteen stations along the way. This train was one of those where the doors opened and closed automatically, unlike those where the carriage doors were constantly open.

    The journey itself was smooth and uneventful, however we did see some sights, some good and some not so good. We saw Shanty Towns, areas of filth and squalor, people living under tarpaulin and washing drying along the railway line.

    It was a stark contrast the the tower blocks and some incredible buildings we saw as we approached Mumbai. The train went past the famous Wankhede Cricket Stadium.

    Later on in the afternoon our return journey to Santa Cruz, was on one of the trains that had the doors open all the time. People stood in the doorway and hung out of the doors. The train glided into the station, slowing down so that passengers could hop on and off and the speed up towards the next Station.

    It was a cheap and efficient way to visit the City. The carriages were clean and the trains ran to schedule.
    Written 14 March 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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