rush hour?

#1 May 28th, 2011, 14:25
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Hi, im arriving into mumbai at 6pm, and need to take a local train from bandra terminus to CST, will it be rush hour going in this direction at this time? i will have a fair bit of luggage.

maybe i should take a taxi, but i guess it will be quite expensive??? is there a pre paid booth there does anybody know?

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#2 May 28th, 2011, 14:39
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There is no train from Bandra to CST as these stations on different lines. Bandra is on the Western local line while CST on Central. You can either take a Western local from Bandra to Dadar (the intersection point) and change over to a Central local to CST or you can continue on the Western local upto Churchgate and take a cab to CST from there.

In both cases I expect not much rush as the crowd would be heading in the opposite direction generally.
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Are you going to CST to catch another train?

While the rush is not in the direction that you intend to travel, it would be possible to travel to CST. Bandra does have local trains that go to CSTM without the need to change at Dadar.

While the train approaches CSTM move away from the exits and passage ways. Or you will get pushed along by the surging crowd that gets in even before the trains comes to a halt at CSTM. Keep an eye on your luggage.

Do post how the experience was once it is over.
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The suburban train station is a bit far from Bandra Terminus. You will have to take an auto or taxi to go the suburban train station.

If your train halts at Andheri, you can get down, take the overbridge, go to platform 6/7, buy the ticket and take the train for CST. Since it would be the starting train, once you are seated there should not be any problem.

If your train halts at Borivali, you can get down, buy a ticket and go to platform 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8 and take a train for Churchgate. From there it is a short taxi ride to CST.
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Good points. Missed those.
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from bandra station(not bandra terminus)the harbor branch train goes to CST( change of train not required)
however you have to make your way from bandra terminus to bandra suburban station
as aarosh suggested if your train stops at andheri you can take the harbor branch to CST
personally with luggage you will have problems getting down at CST
however you can travel in ladies compartment which is at the southern end of the train i.e.the first coach going to CST
one point if you are reaching on a sunday then it will not be a problem getting down.
another point i did see a writeup in the newspapers reg prepaid taxi booths at bandra terminus.they were to start or they had started i do not recall.
when are you arriving at bandra?
hope this helps
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thanks for all the replies,

will have to write some notes so i remember it all.
Im going to CST as my guesthouse is in colaba and i am familiar with the area.

Am going to check and see if my train stops at Andheri or borivali, hopefully it will. ( do i need to go and buy a ticket before i get on??....silly question, im sure i do. )
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Hurrah, ......it stops at Borivali
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pl see my post on the your thread about pantry car 09022 special
from borivili you will have to take a train to churchgate and get a cab to colaba
only thing you have to be very careful of your luggage and wait for the passengers jumping in before you attempt to alight but not that long that the train starts in the reverse direction it does stop at least for 2?? minutes
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hmm if you have lot of luggage, it is hard to get into local train. Local trains stop very less time and it is nightmare for anyone to get in with luggage. Better take taxi for this one time, you will feel peace

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