Central Railway

Central Railway was formed on November 5, 1951 by consolidation of many government owned railways, along with Scindia State Railway and Great India Peninsula Railway. Central Railways covers most of the major parts of Maharashtra, southern Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka's north east part. Formerly, Central zone also included southern Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh and northern Madhya Pradesh.

Central Railway includes the first passenger railway line in India, which opened from Bombay to Thane on April 16, 1853.

Main/Long Routes of Central Railway

  • Mumbai CST - Dadar - Kurla - Thane - Diva - Kalyan - Kasara - Manmad - Jalgaon - Bhusawal - Akola - Wardha - Nagpur
  • Mumbai CST - Dadar - Kurla - Thane - Diva - Kalyan - Neral - Karjat - Lonavala - Pune
  • Pune - Daund - Solapur - Wadi
  • Solapur - Wadi - Tandur
  • Pune - Satara - Sangli - Miraj - Kolhapur
  • Miraj - Pandharpur - Kurduvadi - Osmanabad - Latur - Latur Road
  • Ballharshah - Sevagram (formerly Wardha East Jn.) - Nagpur - Amla - Itarsi

Shorter/Branch routes of Central Railway are

  • Mumbai CST - Vadala - King Circle
  • Mumbai CST - Vadala - Kurla - Vashi - Panvel
  • Thane - Vashi
  • Daund - Manmad
  • Bhusawal - Khandwa
  • Amaravati - Narkher
  • Diva - Panvel - Roha
  • Panvel - Karjat
  • Diva - Bhiwandi Road - Vasai Road
  • Badnera - Amravati
  • Daund - Baramati
  • Puntamba - Shirdi
  • Chalisgaon - Dhule
  • Pachora - Jamner (NG)
  • Pulgaon - Arvi (NG)
  • Murtijapur - Yavatml (NG)
  • Murtijapur - Achalapur (NG)
  • Jalamb - Khamgaon
Facts about Central Railway (CR)

Headquarters: Mumbai
Location: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai
Length: 3905
Area Covered: Maharashtra and small part of Southern Madhya Pradeshsouthern Uttar Pradesh and North-Eastern Karnataka.
Predecessor: Great Indian Peninsula Railway, Scindia State Railway, Dholpur Railway & others
Track gauge: Mixed
Dates of established: 05-Nov-1951
Dates of operation: 05-Nov-1951
Website: http://www.cr.indianrailways.gov.in/

Railway Division in Central Railway

S# Division Headquarters
1 Bhusawal Bhusawal, Maharashtra
2 Mumbai Central Mumbai Maharashtra
3 Pune Pune, Maharashtra
4 Solapur Solapur, Maharashtra