Mumbai Central Terminus
Mumbai Central Terminus
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sss_s09
Mumbai, India86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
It is one of the main and oldest stations to catch the train for North India. Platforms were very clean, otherwise, facilities can be better. Most of the time it is a crowded station. There are many shops to eat at but I would suggest going out of the station and looking for better options. It serves as a major stop for both local and inter-city/express trains with separate platforms for them. Good connectivity to railways and roadways.
Written April 4, 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
By the standards of India, Mumbai Central Terminus is an incredibly clean, ordered and easy to navigate train station. Once you walk in through the entrance and vestibule, is the waiting area with food court on one side, the entrance to the platforms on the opposite and a departure board up high. There’s also an A/C waiting room for first class passengers.
Written December 1, 2019
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G V Naggenddra
Surat, India700 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
It’s really interesting that there have been reviews published about Mumbai CST and Churchgate Station etc. but I couldn’t find one about this one which I believe is a bit unfair. For such a beautiful and historical building not to find a mention here would be doing injustice to it.

The terminus has its share of history; the erstwhile Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway decided to extend its reach from Baroda to Pathankot and during that period the Colaba-Ballard Estate Station which served its need were seemingly insufficient to cater to the growing demand and so it led to the plans for construction of a new terminus; Bombay Central Terminus.

It was Claude Batley who was assigned to design the new mainline terminus and plans were set in motion in 1928 to that effect and in 1930 the terminus was complete and put to public use. The Times of India at that point in time noted that the terminus seemed to be inspired on the lines of the Grand Central Station, New York. It’s a three-storied building with the influence of Mughal architecture and with a garden on the east side (main entrance).

The station is divided into two parts and has a total of 9 platforms (5 for long distance and 4 serving suburban trains). At that point in time, the terminus was designed as such that the first floor was kept for European styled catering and other waiting rooms, the second floor used as retiring rooms for those passengers who were in the city for a short time. At the termination of the platforms is this huge concourse with an array of restaurants and general waiting area. Both the parts are connected by a foot-over-bridge for easy access and movement.

Almost all the long distance trains to the north and to the west used to originate from this terminus but nowadays only a few premium trains like the Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto and some other important trains originate and terminate here. It was renamed as Mumbai Central in 1997 after a change in the name of the city from Bombay to Mumbai and as recent as in 2018 the station code was also changed from BCT to MMCT.

During ‘those’ days, this is the terminus where one used to alight and continue their journey further south from another terminus the majestic CSMT. To be fair, it doesn’t come across as a striking attraction as the CSMT would, but it has as I said its rightful place in history which cannot be ignored.
Written September 25, 2019
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BomiPardiwalla
Mumbai, India1,025 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Overpowering stink, and massive crowds are a nightmare. Secure your wallets and luggage as pick-pockets are plenty. Inadequate policing.
Written December 18, 2019
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KeshavChakraborty
Pune, India1,316 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
There are many trains which run from this station towards Gujarat, Rajasthan and Northern part of Country.
Not very crowded, because of less number of commuters.
Written March 28, 2020
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Sonubhat
Chirawa, India18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Station is Very spacious and
clean surroundings.
You have stalls in the station to enjoy a lot of things. You have charts regarding all the trains specifying the timing of the train, platform number on which the train would arrive or depart.
Terminus station for outstation train on central line. Almost all major and premium trains for western and northwestern part leaves from here.
You may get here good food in restaurants in its premises. Medical, book and fruit stalls are also available here.
Rest room's are available here on chargeable basis.
Cleanness of station and platforms much better than earlier, but still have scope.
Parking lot available for vehicles which is chargeable.
You find little difficulty in reaching hereby by road due to traffic near by areas to it as the ongoing work for metro may be the major reason.
Suggestion to users, better to avoid road to reach here or may take accountability of additional time to reach here. Best will be that you take local train to reach here till the metro work gets completed. This is purely based on my personal experience faced in mid month of Feb'19.

Written October 17, 2019
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