Bombay local - A train from Thane to Dadar

We were returning from a friend's kid's first birthday and it was around 9:30 in the night. Travelling in the central line is a rate thing for us and so we kept hopping from one platform to the other to catch the first and fast local possible. Finally, we got in a fast train that halted at Thane station.

The train had 4 types of people:

  1. Those who use Bombay locals to catch up with some sleep after a hard days work.
  2. Those who carry 10 times more luggage than their actual weight.
  3. Those who read books to make the most of their train-travel time.
  4. Cinderellas like my friends who need to reach home before the clock strikes 11 p.m.

While we rejoiced on finally catching that local, there was something that erased all the tension. The train was moving like a F1 car. At least people like us who travel within Bombay by the western line will vouch for it. Damn, it was tough and exciting to stand at the door at that speed. Our fast trains in the western line must be slower than the slow train in this route.

Try travelling by a fast local in the central side and trust me you'll forget all your perceptions about this less popular route of Bombay local trains.


Symbofreak said...

Indeed! WR's fast locals are slower than the slow locals of CR. Once when I was in a fast up local, the local covered THANE - GHATKOPAR patch in almost 7 - 8 minutes which normally takes 13 -14 minutes. All I can say is CR is far better than the WR.

Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli said...

seriously, sometimes the trains are late but they are definitely faster

Symbofreak said...

And I hope you know this. A must read for those who don't know.