Western Railway zone

Western Railway HQ, Mumbai
Newly built Andheri Station East Side
Kevadiya Station Building, Rail Connectivity to Statue of Unity
Vistadome Coach of Kevadiya-Ahmedabad Janshatabdi Express
A view of Heritage Gallery, at Western Railway Headquarters, Churchgate, Mumbai
Heritage Gallery of Western Railway at Churchgate, Mumbai
Artifacts displayed in the gallery
Model of steam engine on display

One of the 18 zones of Indian Railways, and is among the busiest railway networks in India.

- Western Railway zone
Western Railway HQ, Mumbai

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Ratlam

Ratlam, known historically as Ratnapuri (lit.

Ratlam, known historically as Ratnapuri (lit.

Padam Singh of Ratlam
Ratlam Junction
Mahi Railway Bridge Ratlam
Idol of Adinath at Bibrod Tirth

Ratlam junction is Divisional headquarters of Western Railway Zone.

Indian Railways

Statutory body under the ownership of Ministry of Railways, Government of India that operates India's national railway system.

Statutory body under the ownership of Ministry of Railways, Government of India that operates India's national railway system.

A WAG 12 freight class AC electric locomotive
A WDP 4D passenger class diesel locomotive
A covered BCNA class goods wagon
A Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) Sleeper coaches
Comparison of gauges in India with the standard gauge
A railway signal
Interior of an AC first tier (1A) coach in the Rajdhani Express
Interior of an AC three tier (3A) coach in the Dakshin Express
Interior of an Anubhuti class (EA) coach in the Shatabdi Express
Interior of a Sleeper class (SL) coach
Interior of a Second class (2S) coach
An Indian Railway ticket from Bangalore to Pune on Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Coimbatore Express
The Car Carrier freight train
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
alt=A stone bridge|The smaller railway viaduct near Thane in 1855
alt=Train on a stone bridge with girder|The longer railway viaduct near Thane in 1855
alt=Railway map|Railway map of India in 1871
alt=Railway map|Railway map of India in 1909

The organization of Indian railways into regional zones began in 1951, when the Southern (14 April 1951), Central (5 November 1951), and Western (5 November 1951) zones were created.

Surat railway station

Major railway station serving Surat, beside Gothangam, Kosad,, , , and.

Major railway station serving Surat, beside Gothangam, Kosad,, , , and.

Surat Railway Station
Surat opening plaque
Surat Railway Station
New electronic coach indicators at Surat
19132 Kutch Express at a curve outside Surat

It is under the administrative control of the Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways.

West Central Railway zone

The West Central Railway (abbreviated WCR), one of the 18 zones of the Indian Railways, came into existence on 1 April 2003.

The West Central Railway (abbreviated WCR), one of the 18 zones of the Indian Railways, came into existence on 1 April 2003.

On 1 April 2003, the West Central Railway was reconstituted from parts of Central Railway and Western Railway by allocating Jabalpur and Bhopal divisions of the Central Railway zone (CR) and the reorganized of the Western Railway zone (WR) to WCR.

Extent of the Indian railway network in 1909

North Western Railway zone

One of the 18 railway zones in India.

One of the 18 railway zones in India.

Extent of the Indian railway network in 1909

In 1951, on 5 November the Jodhpur–Bikaner line was merged with the Western Railway.

Mumbai Central railway station

Major railway station on the Western line, situated in Mumbai, Maharashtra in an area known by the same name.

Major railway station on the Western line, situated in Mumbai, Maharashtra in an area known by the same name.

An inside view of Mumbai Central Station

The eastern half of the station serves long-distance trains operated by Western Railways while the western half serves commuter trains running on the Churchgate–Virar suburban section of Western Railways.

Street scene in Baroda (c. 1880)

Vadodara

Second largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Second largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Street scene in Baroda (c. 1880)
Kirti Mandir
Raopura Tower
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration at JKSP Home Vadodara
Khanderao Market – Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan Building
Mandvi Gate
Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery
The Flora Clock at Sayaji Baug
Kalaghoda circle
Nyay Mandir, Vadodara High Court
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Vadodara Airport
Vadodara Junction Railway Station
Bus terminus in Vadodara
Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway

On 5 November 1951 the BBCI Railway was merged with the Saurashtra, Rajputana and Jaipur railways to create the Western Railway.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra (, abbr.

Maharashtra (, abbr.

Late Harappa figure from Daimabad hoard, Indus Valley Civilization
2nd century BCE Karla Caves are a group of Buddhist caves near Lonavala
Bibi Ka Maqbara, a replica of the Taj Mahal, was built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb
Statue of Shivaji opposite Gateway of India in South Mumbai
The Bombay-Poona Mail Train of the GIPR company in 1907
Dried up the Godavari at Puntamba, Ahmadnagar district after a poor Monsoon
A Bengal tiger in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
Divisions of Maharashtra, along with their respective districts (With Palghar district formed in 2014 from the northern part of Thane district)
Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai. Hinduism is the dominant religion in Maharashtra
Mantralaya or administrative headquarters of Maharashtra state government in South Mumbai
The Bombay High Court, one of the oldest high courts in India
Mumbai is a major contributor to the economy of Maharashtra
Freshly grown sugarcane, agriculture is the second leading occupation in Maharashtra
Mumbai–Nashik Expressway
Students at a state-run primary school in Raigad district.
Founded in 1887, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) is one of the oldest engineering colleges in Asia
Situated in Pune, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune was established in 1948 after the Indian independence.
Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (Agricultural University) at Akola
A Primary Healthcare center in the village of Amboli in Pune district
Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station, the state's power production source
Maharashtrian Veg Thali
Misal Paav, a popular dish from Maharashtra
A Girl and a Woman dressed in traditional Maharashtrian Nauvari lugada (nine-yard sari)
Lavani performance
Playwright Vijay Tendulkar
P L Deshpande (in center), one of the most popular authors in Marathi language
Times of India building in Mumbai
Children playing cricket in a farm outside the village of Chinawal in Jalgaon.
Night-time skyline of Downtown Mumbai at Nariman Point
Ganeshotsav festival in Pune
Khandoba mandir of Lord Khandoba in Jejuri
Venna Lake at Mahabaleshwar
Indian Tigers at Tadoba Tiger reserve
Pandharpur, a Hindu pilgrimage centre in the state

Central Railway (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus), Konkan Railway (CBD Belapur), and Western Railway (Churchgate).

Andheri Flyover

Andheri

Locality in the western part of the city of Mumbai in India.

Locality in the western part of the city of Mumbai in India.

Andheri Flyover

A cable stay bridge over Western Express Highway & a Steel Bridge spanning the Western railway line, on the project was completed at the end of 2012.

A recently introduced Medha EMU, with exactly the same design as Bombardier rakes.

Mumbai Suburban Railway

The Mumbai Suburban Railway (Marathi: मुंबई उपनगरीय रेल्वे) (colloquially called local trains or simply locals) consists of exclusive inner suburban railway lines augmented by commuter rail on main lines serving outlying suburbs to serve the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

The Mumbai Suburban Railway (Marathi: मुंबई उपनगरीय रेल्वे) (colloquially called local trains or simply locals) consists of exclusive inner suburban railway lines augmented by commuter rail on main lines serving outlying suburbs to serve the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

A recently introduced Medha EMU, with exactly the same design as Bombardier rakes.
A Bombardier EMU, introduced on 18 March 2015. These rakes are more common on the Western line. Each coach has a standard capacity of 400 passengers.
Purple and White colored EMU.
Air conditioned train in Mumbai
Map of all operational and under construction rail (including Suburban Railway) services in the Mumbai Metropolitan Area
Heatmap of Mumbai Local Train & Station Density, taking into account the proximity of stations and the frequency of trains. Density scale: Dark red (highest) to light yellow (lowest).South Mumbai has the highest density (dark red) as it is serviced by 3 railway lines (Western, Central & Harbour) in a narrow land area. Away from the South Mumbai, one can see densities decreasing to yellow-orange – the neighbourhoods within the city limits and those beyond it are serviced by only one railway line. Frequency reduces drastically in remote suburbs beyond Kalyan (light yellow zone).
A train at
A train at
A train at
The interior of MRVC Siemens Rakes
An Automatic Ticket Vending Machine (ATVM)
A 2017 Mumbai Suburban Railway ATVM ticket, from to.
A 1981 Bombay Suburban Railway ticket from to.
The first EMU service, launched in 1925
An advertisement for the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway
A Jessop-built 1.5 kV DC EMU train built in the 1950's. It was one of the first EMU of Mumbai suburban railway. This design was nicknamed the Lovemate, and was discontinued in 2016.

The next major train was run between Virar and Churchgate by the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (now Western Railway), in April 1867.