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Journey time on Central rail to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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Journey time on Central rail to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Hello, I will be taking a trip to Mumbai, staying around the Juju Beach area, but I would like to take a trip to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Colaba area. My question is, how long does the local train journey take from Ghatkopar station to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Also, is there a woman only compartment on here and where can I buy tickets? Thanks in advance for the information!

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1. Re: Journey time on Central rail to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Hi,

There are Women Only (First & Second Class) Compartments in Local Trains. The Second Class compartments will be very crowded during peace hours (8:00 to 11:00 and 17:00 to 20:00 hrs). Suggest you take First Class Ticket. The journey from Ghatkopar will take around 45 minutes by Fast Train, whereas the Slow Train will take approximately 45-50 minutes. There is a train available every 5 minutes on slow track. In order to avoid the crowd please take a slow train.

The tickets cannot be booked in advance. You will need to start the journey within 2 hours of purchasing the ticket. The time of issue is printed on the ticket.

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2. Re: Journey time on Central rail to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Hello ndebolsk,

There are only women compartments for ladies traveller throughout the day on all the suburban/local trains Western, Central, Harbour & Trans Harbour & now even the Metros.With two compartment just marked for women folks one ahead in the direction of the moving train & another towards the end for Class II & one for Class I ( please someone here correct me on this if it is not so). Also at peak hours there are only ladies train some two or three on all local lines (sans metro)running from north to south in the morning rush hours & on the reverse direction in the evening and will find ample space if you happen to catch one even if you travel Class II.Even the BEST buses have some reserved seats about 8/10 on each routes it commute only for women folks & there are taxi service for only ladies travel taxis driven by lady driver only can pre book in advance.

In order to reach Colaba you will have to take a train from either Andheri or Vile Parle if from Juhu beach first reach this station by bus/taxi/rick on Western Railway and reach Churchgate and then take a bus or a taxi which will take you to Colaba or a Harbour train from Andheri / Vile Parle to CST than to Colaba by bus/ taxi.

And if you happen to be in Ghatkopar than the Central railway to CST and than to Colaba by bus/taxi.

Again Ghatkopar is not closer to Juhu Beach.But from Juhu go to Versave by bus/rick take a metro to Andheri or Ghatkopar railway station than take the local train to Churchgate/ CST for Colaba.

The ticket need to be purchased at the ticket windows at all the starting stations be it local or metro and the local tickets are good for travel within one hour of the time punched on ticket issued and the return ticket if purchased between the same station of travel will be valid until midnight & if not travel back on return journey the same day then until 23-59hrs of the following day but for return journey only.As to metro you need to punch out once you leave the particular station.

The journey time from Ghatkopar to CST will be 30/35 minutes by fast(halts at few in between stations) & 40/45 by slow train( halting at all in between station)

Edited: 24 August 2014, 10:14
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3. Re: Journey time on Central rail to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

From Juhu, it is a complicated process to get to VT station.

- Take a three-wheel rickshaw from your hotel to Vile Parle station

- From VileParle, take the train to Churchgate

- From Churchgate take a black-and-yellow taxi to VT

It is easier to just take a black-and-yellow taxi to VT. The combination of methods suggested above is not faster than taking a taxi. On the way you can see the Bandra Worli Sea Link, as well as several other sights.

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4. Re: Journey time on Central rail to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Thanks everyone for the replies! Is it easier to just go by a cab or tuk tuk all the way from Juhu? It seems like its only about 21 km or so but I've heard horror stories about the Mumbai traffic. Thanks again in advance!

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5. Re: Journey time on Central rail to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Hello ndesblosk,

No rickshaws ply within city limits . So from Juhu you can take a rick to Bandra/Mahim junction and from there on a taxi.The traffic is bad on Mumbai roads at most of the hours & specially in Juhu as have narrow roads and more traffic. So can estimate about 75/100mins depending on traffic condition from Juhu to Colaba.

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6. Re: Journey time on Central rail to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

You can take a rickshaw to either Andheri or Bandra station, from where you can take a starting train to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. You can board the CST bound train from Vile Parle also.

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