Facts and information about Mumbai Local Trains

Local trains are the inseparable part of Mumbai city. Mumbai’s life gets stuck without the local trains. That is the reason it is also called the lifeline of Mumbai.

  • Mumbai suburban railway is the oldest railway system of Asia. The first train was run on 16 April, 1853 between Bori Bunder and Thane.
  • Mumbai local trains are famous for its crowding. About 8 million people travel by these trains daily. At the peak hours, hardly any space lefts for the people to put their foot (i.e. Super Dense Crush Load)
  • It is the busiest rapid transit system of the world. About 2.66 billion people travel in these trains yearly.
  • Mumbai suburban railway is spread over 465 Kilometers and about 2,500 train services are running.
  • These trains hardly gets stop. At night, train services are put on hold for only 3-4 hours.
  • Indian railways two zonal divisions- Central Railway and Western Railway are responsible for the operation of local trains.
  • Mumbai local trains are also known for the accidents. About two thousand people die annually on the Mumbai suburban rail network.