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In July 2013, Ville Parle became the first station on the Western line, and second on the Mumbai Suburban Railway (after Thane railway station), to have an escalator. It cost ₹5 million (US$63,000).
Vile Parle railway station has 6 platforms (2 – Harbour Line, 2 – Main Line, 2 – Fast train platforms although fast trains don't stop here). In addition, it has a parallel line that is generally used for trains bound to and from Bandra Terminus.
- Mehta, Manthan K (6 June 2013). "Vile Parle railway station to get escalator by July". Times Internet. The Times of India. Retrieved 20 September 2014.