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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station
CHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ TERMINUS.jpg
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station on the eve of republic day in 2016
General information
Architectural style Indo-Saracenic
Town or city Mumbai, Maharashtra
Country India
Coordinates 18°56′23″N 72°50′08″E / 18.9398208°N 72.83546760000002°E / 18.9398208; 72.83546760000002Coordinates: 18°56′23″N 72°50′08″E / 18.9398208°N 72.83546760000002°E / 18.9398208; 72.83546760000002
Construction started May 1878; 139 years ago (1878-05)[1]
Completed May 1888; 129 years ago (1888-05)
Cost INR1614000 (US$27,000)(at that time) Now, INR2013.4 million (US$34 million)
Client Great Indian Peninsula Railway
Design and construction
Architect Frederick William Stevens, Axel Haig
Engineer Wilson Bell
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Criteria Cultural: ii, iv
Reference 945
Inscription 2004 (28th Session)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station
Victoria Terminus - CST.JPG
Coordinates 18°56′23″N 72°50′08″E / 18.9398°N 72.8355°E / 18.9398; 72.8355
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Central Railway zone
Line(s) Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Mumbai-Chennai line
Platforms 18
Tracks Multiple
Connections Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg Bus interchange
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Platform levels 01
Parking Yes
Other information
Station code Template:Indian railway code
History
Opened May 1853; 164 years ago (1853-05)
Rebuilt May 1888; 129 years ago (1888-05)
Electrified 25 kV AC 50 Hz
Previous names Victoria Terminus Railway Station
Bori Bunder railway station
Location
Mumbai CST is located in Mumbai
Mumbai CST
Mumbai CST
Location within Mumbai

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.[2] 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.[3] The station is in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai.[4]

It is the busiest railway station in India.[5] There are always a lot of people at the station. Short-distance trains and long-distance trains come to this station.

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  1. File:India Mumbai Victor Grigas 2011-15.jpg
  2. 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. 
  3. Manohar Bandopadhyay (2010). Tourist Destinations in India. Pinnacle Technology. pp. 57–. ISBN 978-93-80944-00-5. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  4. 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
  5. "India's impressive railway stations". Rediff.com. 

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