Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station

Coordinates: 18°56′23″N 72°50′08″E / 18.9398208°N 72.83546760000002°E / 18.9398208; 72.83546760000002
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Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station on the eve of republic day in 2016
General information
Architectural styleIndo-Saracenic
Town or cityMumbai, Maharashtra
Coordinates18°56′23″N 72°50′08″E / 18.9398208°N 72.83546760000002°E / 18.9398208; 72.83546760000002
Construction startedMay 1878; 145 years ago (1878-05)[1]
CompletedMay 1888; 135 years ago (1888-05)
Cost1,614,000 (US$21,000)(at that time) Now, 2,013.4 million (US$26 million)
ClientGreat Indian Peninsula Railway
Design and construction
ArchitectFrederick William Stevens, Axel Haig
EngineerWilson Bell
CriteriaCultural: ii, iv
Inscription2004 (28th Session)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station
General information
Coordinates18°56′23″N 72°50′08″E / 18.9398°N 72.8355°E / 18.9398; 72.8355
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byCentral Railway zone
Line(s)Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Mumbai-Chennai line
Connections Bus interchange
Structure typeAt-grade
Platform levels01
Other information
Station codeTemplate:Indian railway code
OpenedMay 1853; 170 years ago (1853-05)
RebuiltMay 1888; 135 years ago (1888-05)
Electrified25 kV AC 50 Hz
Previous namesVictoria Terminus Railway Station
Bori Bunder railway station
Mumbai CST is located in Mumbai
Mumbai CST
Mumbai CST
Location within Mumbai

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 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 CSMT (as short-form of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 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.[permanent dead link]
  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".

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