1926 words Sandhurst Road railway station - Wikipedia

Sandhurst Road (station code: SNRD) is a railway station on the Central and Harbour Lines of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.[1] It is the third stop from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

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Sandhurst Road
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Mumbai 03-2016 60 Sandhurst Road station.jpg
Coordinates18 degrees 57′39″N 72 degrees 50′22″E / 18.960826 degrees N 72.839511 degree E / 18.960826; 72.839511
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)Central Line, Harbour Line
Platforms4 (2 Ground Central Line + 2 Elevated Harbour Line)
Tracks6
Construction
Structure typeAt Grade and Elevated
Platform levelsGround + Elevated
Other information
Station codeSNRD
Fare zoneCentral Railways
History
Opened1921[citation needed]
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
MSR
Following station
Central Line
Main Line
toward Kalyan
Harbour Line
toward Goregaon or Panvel
Location
Sandhurst Road is located in Mumbai
Sandhurst Road
Sandhurst Road
Location within Mumbai

Named after Lord Sandhurst, the Governor of Bombay between 1895 and 1900, the station was built in 1910 using funds from the Bombay City Improvement Trust, which he helped raise. The Sandhurst Road railway station (upper level servicing the Harbour Line) was built in 1921. The supporting pillars of the edifice bear the inscription "GIPR 1921 Lutha Iron Works, Glasgow". The fabricated metal was imported from the United Kingdom.[2] It is India's first two-tier station with a 1728 feet (527 m) long steel viaduct weighing 2788 tonnes (2788000 kilograms) that carries the Harbour line.[3]

In January 2017, Lokmat reported that Central Railways planned to demolish the station in order to construct the fifth and sixth railways lines between CST and Kurla. CR plans to construct a new Sandhurst Road station on P D'Mello Road.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nair, Binoo (16 December 2011). "Soon you'll know exactly when your train arrives at Sandhurst Road stn". Mumbai Mirror.
  2. ^ "Star Track". Times of India. Mumbai. 21 April 2006. p. 2.
  3. ^ Aklekar, Rajendra B (2014). Halt station India : the dramatic tale of the nation's first rail lines. Rupa & Co. p. 135. ISBN 9788129134974. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Historic Sandhurst road station to be demolished". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
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