Is there a difference between the Mumbai Railway and the Mumbai Metro? If so what is the difference and where best to find information about each?
Mumbai railway is well known as Mumbai Locals ...there is only one metro train line which operates in northern suburb area, between places known as ghatkopar and versova. The conncetivity of locals is much larger but extremely crowded at most times...best time to travel in locals only for experience is Sundays. You get more info on this link http://mumbailifeline.com . If your objective is tourism the most tourist locations are in south Mumbai..only two trian stations...CST and Churchgate is what you need to remember and you from there you walk every where or take local black n yellow taxis which run by meter..Also Mobile app based taxis like UBER and OLA, is very useful in mumbai..if you are already familiar with it..
yes railways is available in every part of city but metro in some part
In addition to the two answers given, I'd like to add my two cents worth. There's an Android app called M-Indicator which gives a very comprehensive map of Mumbai's train system. Just go to Local and tap the Map tab on the right. The app also has other useful features like fare chart, buses, ferries etc.
Yes! Mumbai Railway and Mumbai Metro are different.Mumbai railway is network of suburban local rail network connecting the city and is oldest in the city. Mumbai Metro is newly created intra city metro rail connecting eastern and central part of the city. Mumbai railway has 3 main lines central,western and harbour. The central line starts from CST (erstwhile Victoria terminus ) and covers areas like Dadar, Kurla, Thane etc. Western line starts from Churchgate station and covers areas like Mumbai Central,Dadar,Andheri etc. Harbour line too starts from CST but navigates mostly through areas parallel to coasts or creeks.It covers areas like Kurla,Vashi etc. For those who want to switch from Western to Central line can do so from Dadar Junction and for those who wish to change from Central to Harbour can alight at Kurla junction.All these networks are covered by EMU trains which are basically non AC with 4types of categories General 2nclass, General ladies and 1st class general and 1st class ladies. These trains are jammed pack during most of the time in the day due to commuters.
Mumbai metro I presently unlike Suburban railways connect only Ghtakopar (on Central Railway) to Andheri (on Western Railway). The trains are AC, but are crowded too.
Best time to travel in Suburban Railways and Metro is during late afternoon before office timings or late evening when crowds are comparatively less.
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