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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Victoria Terminus
Front side of CST building
General information
Architectural style Indo-Saracenic
Town or city Mumbai, Maharashtra
Country India
Coordinates 18°56′24″N 72°50′07″E / 18.9400°N 72.8353°E / 18.9400; 72.8353Coordinates: 18°56′24″N 72°50′07″E / 18.9400°N 72.8353°E / 18.9400; 72.8353
Construction started May 1878
Completed May 1888
Cost 16.14 lakh
Design and construction
Architect Frederick William Stevens, Axel Haig
Engineer Wilson Bell


Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a historic railway station in the city of Mumbai, India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its name used to be Victoria Terminus.[1] The station is also called VT (as short-form of Victoria Terminus) or CST (as short-form of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus). The station was built in 1887. It was designed by Frederick William Stevens.[2] The station is in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai.[3]

It is the busiest railway station in India.[4] There are always a lot of people at the station. Short-distance trains and long-distance trains come to this station.


Victoria Terminus, Mumbai.jpg

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  1. Om Gupta (1 April 2006). Encyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Gyan Publishing House. pp. 507–. ISBN 978-81-8205-389-2. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. Manohar Bandopadhyay (2010). Tourist Destinations in India. Pinnacle Technology. pp. 57–. ISBN 978-93-80944-00-5. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. Aruṇa Ṭikekara, Aroon Tikekar (2006). The cloister's pale: a biography of the University of Mumbai. Popular Prakashan. p. 357. ISBN 81-7991-293-0. Page 64
  4. "India's impressive railway stations". Rediff.com. 

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