Central Railway Zone

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Central Railway Zone

The Central Railway (CR) was first established on 5th November 1951. Its headquarters is located at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai.
It includes five divisions: Mumbai, Pune, Bhusawal, Solapur and Nagpur. This railway zone has a total route of about 3905 km. The Central Railway network covers the state of Maharashtra, Southern Madhya Pradesh and parts of North-Eastern Karnataka. Central Railway with a network of 3905.47 route km links 477 stations in five divisions. It is the leading passenger carrying zone and carries about four lakh passengers each day through Mail/Express/Passenger trains.

The Central Railway zone was formed by merging several government-owned railways including the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, Nizam State Railway, Wardha Coal State Railway, the Dholpur Railways and the Scindia State Railway of the former princely state of Gwalior. Central Railway holds the honor of being the first passenger railway line in India, which began from Bombay to Thane on 16th April 1853. Some notable trains on the CR zone are: Deccan Queen - Pune to Mumbai, Vidarbha Express - Mumbai to Gondia, Amravati Superfast Express - Mumbai to Amravati, Hussainsagar Express - Mumbai to Hyderabad, Pushpak Express - Mumbai to Lucknow, Mahalaxmi Express - Mumbai to Kolhapur, etc.

Last Updated on 12/12/2012




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