Trans-Harbour line
OwnerIndian Railways
LocaleNavi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Thane, Maharashtra
TypeSuburban rail
SystemMumbai Suburban Railway
  • Thane–Vashi
Operator(s)Central Railways (CR)
Rolling stockJessop, Siemens
Opened1993; 31 years ago (1993) (for goods)
9 November 2004; 19 years ago (2004-11-09) (for passengers)
Line length38 km (24 mi)
Track gauge5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge
Route map

Central line
to Diva Junction
Digha Gaon
CBD Belapur

The Trans-Harbour line is a branch of the Mumbai Suburban Railway's Harbour line that connects Navi Mumbai and Thane and is operated by the Central Railway. Its termini include Thane, Vashi, and Panvel on the Thane–Vashi and Thane–Panvel routes. Thane is the common terminus for both the routes.

This line is a double track and does not have any fast trains. It starts from separate platforms (numbers 9 and 10) located at the far east in Thane and runs parallel to the Main line, crossing over Thane Creek until just before the Parsik Tunnel. Here, the line turns southwards and continues until Koparkhairane. At Turbhe, the line branches into two, both running parallel to the Harbour line. The first line joins at Sanpada and terminates at Vashi, while the second line joins at Juinagar and terminates at Panvel.

The stations on the Navi Mumbai side of the Trans-Harbour line were designed by CIDCO. Some IT, corporate, and commercial offices, along with shopping malls, are located above some of these railway stations.

As of December 2021, 252 services operate on the Trans-Harbour line in both directions.[1]


The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) was appointed as the new town development authority in 1970. The government acquired land from 95 villages and handed it over to CIDCO for the development of towns. To decongest Mumbai, CIDCO developed 14 nodes in Navi Mumbai. The development of Navi Mumbai International Airport and six railway corridors in Navi Mumbai was meant to increase connectivity between towns, nodes, and mega establishments. The major features of the rail corridors include direct access from residential areas to railway stations by foot, convenient interchange facilities from one corridor to another, double discharge platforms at every station, easy-to-follow routes, and comfortable and pleasant journeys, forming key features of the commuter railway system in Navi Mumbai.

The line was exclusively for freight from 1993 until 2004 when passenger services commenced.[2] It was formally inaugurated on 9 November 2004 by Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav.[3]

On 19 January 2013, the conversion of all ten rakes on the Trans-Harbour line into 12-car trains was completed.[4]

The fourth air-conditioned rake of the Mumbai Suburban Railway and the first of the Central Railway was commissioned on January 30, 2020 to serve the Trans-Harbour line.[5] However, in January 2022, the Central Railway ceased operating the only air-conditioned train on the line, citing a poor response from commuters due to low frequency and exorbitant fares.[6]


# Station Name Station Code Platforms Connections
1 Thane T/TNA 9 & 10 Central line & Indian Railways
2 Digha Gaon DIGH 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 1 & 2 Harbour line & Nerul-Uran line
13 CBD Belapur BR/BEPR 1 & 3 Harbour line, Navi Mumbai Metro & Nerul-Uran line
14 Kharghar KHAG 1 & 2 Harbour line
15 Mansarovar MANR 3 & 4 Harbour line
16 Khandeshwar KNDS 1 & 2 Harbour line
17 Panvel PL/PNVL 3 & 4 Harbour line, Vasai Road–Roha line
& Indian Railways

See also


  1. ^ "PTT DEC 2021 Timings HB-THB" (PDF).
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Central railway official website". Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  4. ^ "State boost for Churchgate-Virar elevated corridor". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013.
  5. ^ Mumbai AC local ply on Central Railway Route,, Retrieved 22 September 2020
  6. ^ "Central Railway cancels AC train services on trans-harbour line". Hindustan Times.