Bori Bunder railway station

Bori Bunder railway station was a railway station, situated at Bori Bunder, Mumbai, Maharashtra, in India. It was from here that first passenger train of the subcontinent ran to Thane in 1853. This station was rebuilt as Victoria Terminus later in 1888.

Bori Bunder
LocationMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Coordinates18°56′23″N 72°50′08″E / 18.9398°N 72.8355°E / 18.9398; 72.8355Coordinates: 18°56′23″N 72°50′08″E / 18.9398°N 72.8355°E / 18.9398; 72.8355
Owned byCentral Railway
Other information
Station codeBB
Opened1853; 168 years ago (1853)
Closed1878; 143 years ago (1878)


Built by the then Great Indian Peninsula Railway, this railway station takes its name from the nearby locality, Bori Bunder. On 16 April 1853, the Great Indian Peninsula Railway operated the first passenger train in India from Bori Bunder to Thane with 13 carriages and 400 passengers. The train which had three named locomotives, viz., Sindh, Sultan and Sahib, took off and embarked on an hour-and-fifteen-minute journey to Thane.[1] The journey covered a distance of 21 miles (34 km), formally heralding the birth of the Indian Railways.[2]


The station was eventually renamed as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) after Maharashtra's famed 17th-century king, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.[3]

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  1. ^ "First train run in India". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  2. ^ "The first train in India (GIPR), 1853". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  3. ^ Aruna, Tikekara (2006). The Cloister's Pale: A Biography of the University of Mumbai. Mumbai: Popular Prakashan. p. 64. ISBN 81-7991-293-0. Retrieved 10 May 2014.

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