Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg Trans-Harbour line
Overview
StatusOperational
OwnerIndian Railways
LocaleNavi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Thane, Maharashtra
TerminiThane
Vashi, Panvel
Stations16
Service
TypeSuburban rail
SystemMumbai Suburban Railway
Services
List
  • Thane–Vashi
    Thane–Nerul
    Thane–Belapur
    Thane–Panvel
Operator(s)Central Railways (CR)
Rolling stockJessop, Siemens
History
Opened1993; 28 years ago (1993) (for goods)
9 November 2004; 16 years ago (2004-11-09) (for passengers)
Technical
Line length38 km (24 mi)
Track gauge5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge
Route map

Central line
to Diva & Kalyan
Thane
Airoli
Rabale
Ghansoli
Kopar Khairane
Turbhe
Sanpada
Vashi
Juinagar
Nerul
Seawoods–Darave 
CBD Belapur
Kharghar
Mansarovar
Khandeshwar
Panvel

The Trans-Harbour line is the link Harbour line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway connects between Navi Mumbai and Thane Operates by Central Railway.[1] Its Termini are Thane, Vashi and Panvel on the Thane–Vashi and Thane–Panvel Routes.

This line is also a double line and therefore doesn't have any fast trains on it. Starts from separate platforms lie at the far east in Thane runs parallel with Central Railway line with crossing over Thane creek till just before the Parsik Tunnel where the line turns downwards and runs till Kopar Khairane. At Turbhe, the line branches into two and both are runs parallel with Harbour line. The first line joins at Sanpada and terminates at Vashi. Whereas the second line joints at Juinagar and terminates at Panvel.

The stations of the Trans-Harbour line on the Navi Mumbai side are also well maintained and beautifully designed by CIDCO. Some of the IT offices are also above the stations which lie on this route.

As of January 2020, After launching AC local on this route there are 262 services operating on the Trans-Harbour line, of which 248 are 12-car Non-AC local services and 16 are 12-car AC local services.[2][3][4]

History

The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) was appointed as a New Town Development Authority in 1970. The government acquired land from 95 villages and handed over to CIDCO for the development of towns. To decongest the mother city, Mumbai, CIDCO developed 14 nodes in Navi Mumbai. The development of Navi Mumbai International Airport and 6 railway corridors in Navi Mumbai were meant for increasing connectivity between the towns, nodes and mega establishments. The major features of the rail corridor are direct access from residential to railway station by foot, convenient interchange facility from one corridor to another, double discharge platforms at every station, easy to follow routes and comfortable and pleasant journeys form the key features of the commuter railway system in Navi Mumbai.

The line was freight-only from 1993 until 2004, when passenger service began.[5] It was formally inaugurated on 9 November 2004 by Railway Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav.[6]

On 19 January 2013, the conversion was completed of all ten rakes on the Trans-Harbour line into 12-car trains.[7]

Stations

# Station Name Station Code Platforms Connections
1 Thane T/TNA 9 & 10 Central line & Indian Railways
2 Digha DGH all none
3 Airoli AIRL all none
4 Rabale RABE all none
5 Ghansoli GNSL all none
6 Kopar Khairane KPHN all none
7 Turbhe TUH all none
8 Sanpada SNCR 1 & 2 Harbour line
9 Vashi V/VSH 1 & 3 Harbour line
10 Juinagar JNJ 1 & 2 Harbour line
11 Nerul NU/NEU 1 & 2 Harbour line & Nerul-Uran line
12 Seawoods-Darave SWDV 2 Harbour line & Nerul-Uran line
13 CBD Belapur BR/BEPR 3 Harbour line & Nerul-Uran line
14 Kharghar KHAG 2 Harbour line
15 Mansarovar MANR 4 Harbour line
16 Khandeshwar KNDS 2 Harbour line
17 Panvel PL/PNVL 3 & 4 Harbour line, Vasai Road–Roha line
& Indian Railways

See also

References

  1. ^ "Trans-Harbour snag leaves passengers stranded". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013.
  2. ^ Somit Sen (21 October 2012). "Soon, all Trans-harbour services to be 12 car". The Times of India. TNN. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Central Rly to check if 15-car fast trains can be run beyond Kalyan". Hindustan Times. 18 October 2012. Archived from the original on 8 February 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  4. ^ Mumbai AC Local on new route from today Check Swanky Features, Live Mint, Retrieved 08 October 2020
  5. ^ "Trans Harbour line eases rush at Kurla and Vashi". Hindustan Times. 11 June 2011. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Central railway official website". Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  7. ^ "State boost for Churchgate-Virar elevated corridor". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013.