Entertaining Facts About Mumbai Local Trains

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Mumbai local train may seem like just a mode of transportation to many. But to many, it is a Life line, a plethora of Human emotions reflecting moments of joy and sorrow. Let's lookout on some facts about Mumbai local trains:-
1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
There aren’t many live train networks in the world that can boast of a history as rich as Mumbai’s network. We could fill a history book with all the details. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was designed by Fredrick Steven Williams in the year 1887.

Chhatarpati Shivaji Terminus, track train

2.  The railway tracks are silent only for about 90 minutes a day
The train running timings on the Central line are- the first train leaving from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is at 4.12 am and the last train chugs into Karjat at 2.45 am.

Railway track, train running
3. They Feed the CityWithout the Mumbai locals, most of the city would go hungry. The efficient and world famous dabbawala system of delivering food in Mumbai primarily relies on the Mumbai local trains.

Mumbai food, hotfoot

4. 2.2 billion passengers per year
The suburban railways in Mumbai ferry around 2.2 billion passengers every year which is one-third to the population of the world. It carries more than 7.5 million commuters daily.
Passengers in mumbai locals, check pnr

5. That occasional Glimpse of CELEBRITIES.

mumbai metro celebs, pnr status

6. The so called ‘Adjustable’ seats
Mumbai local has taught people a small lesson of SHARING , popularly known as 'The Fourth Seat' wherein, there is always a place for a fourth person to sit on a seat of three.

Adjustable seat in mumbai locals, irctc

7. The Mumbai suburban railway system is spread over 465 km
That is more than the distance between Mumbai to Pune and back. Mumbai local trains connect several townships that stand on the fringes of the city. The Mumbai suburban railway operates more than 2,342 train service.

mumbai local map, indian railway

8. Easy on Pocket                                                                                       The best thing is the fare…Mumbai might be one of the most expensive cities in India, but if you’re traveling around in a local train, then you’re lucky! To travel a distance of 118-120 kilometers (maximum), you need to spend as less an amount as 30 rupees!!!
ticket counter, hotfoot

9. Crowd during peak hours
Love window seats…? Don't even wish to get a window seat here in the locals if you are traveling during office hours. You have every right to feel lucky if you get a proper place to stand in the local trains of Mumbai in peak hours.

mumbai locals, national train

10. Time other than the working hours
It's the best time to travel in locals, when you can sit anywhere, roam everywhere and yes without any rush. You are likely to found locals overloaded most of the time.
non-peak hours of mumbai locals, rail info


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