Mira Road railway station

Mira Road (Pronunciation: [miɾaː]; station code: MIRA) is a passenger railway station located at Mira Road town of Thane district. It is situated between the Borivali and Bhayandar stations on the Western line, of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. The route of the station is located between the salt pan towards the western zone of the town leading towards Bhayandar.

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Mira Road
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Mira Road platformboard.jpg
Mira Road station signboard
LocationMira Road
Coordinates19°16′48″N 72°51′22″E / 19.2799°N 72.8561°E / 19.2799; 72.8561
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)
Platforms4
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus transport BEST Transport, Bus transport MBMT Transport, Bus transport TMT Transport
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
ParkingYes
Other information
Station codeMIRA
Fare zoneWestern Railways
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
Decrease (2015) 1,30,000[1]
Increase (2016) 1,77,000[2]
Services
Preceding station  
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
MSR
  Following station
toward Churchgate
Western Line
toward Dahanu Road
Location
Mira Road is located in Mumbai
Mira Road
Mira Road
Location within Mumbai
Mira Road is located in India
Mira Road
Mira Road
Mira Road (India)

Mira Road station consists of four side platforms, divided into two sections by the twin bores of the station; a skywalk serving the commuters to Shanti Nagar and Naya Nagar zone. Trains serve the station 12 hours a day every day; the headway between trains is 6 minutes during peak periods, with less frequent service at other times. Mira Road station is also served by three bus services including BEST Transport, MBMT Transport and TMT Transport buses, serving the areas of Thane, Navi Mumbai and Bhayandar.

Two escalators have also been installed (one at P.F. No. 1 & other one at P.F. No. 2/3) to the middle FOB and new ticket counter have been initiated on 28 August 2019 by Shiv Sena politician Mr. Rajan Vichare. P.F. No. 1 has been extended to handle 15-coach Down Locals. Three new escalators are being installed at P.F. 1, P.F. 2/3 & P.F. 4 to the southern FOB.

Wi-fi's have also been installed on all platforms.

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DevelopmentEdit

In 2015, MMRDA authorities had implemented that Mira Road station will be developed along with other railway stations from the Central and Harbour lines of the Mumbai Suburban Railway with the installations of escalators, footover bridges and elevators.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Manthank Mehta (14 June 2015). "Western Railway commuter traffic grows the fastest in Nalasopara". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  2. ^ Manthank Mehta (4 January 2016). "Most WR trips started from Borivli, station earned nearly Rs 17L per day last yr". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  3. ^ Nikita Peer (26 May 2012). "Mira Road all set to become most sought-after residential destinations". The Economic Times. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  4. ^ Shashank Rao (27 February 2015). "A railway budget to bring Mumbai back on track". Mid-Day. Retrieved 3 March 2016.