How to get in a crowded train

Getting in a crowded local train in Mumbai isn't that tough really. Of course, experience helps in this case too, after all it's an art and it takes time to master it. But trust me, it's not impossible.

Here are the basics:

1 - If you are thin: Try to be the first one to reach near the door of the train. Others [the ones who are lucky to be much stronger than you] will see to it that you get inside the train so that they are able to.
2 - If you are fat: Hello... why do you think God gifted you those extra kilos? Use them to your advantage. Just push yourself in the train, others in front of you will automatically get in the train. That way, you will do some social work as well.
3 - If you are medium built: Use your judgment. Thin and fat are after all relative terms. Observe the people around you and decide whether you are stronger or weaker than them. Then, as per the situation, choose one of the above categories for yourself.

Hope you board the next train conveniently.

PS - Use the above tactics at your own risk. Don't blame me if you don't succeed. For all you know, I end up boarding the fourth or fifth train that arrives at the station after I reach the platform.

Ladies special local train - time - Goregaon

If you wish to board a ladies special train to Churchgate from Goregaon station, you have two options.

One ladies special train reaches Goregaon station [platform number 2] at 8:24 am. If it's too early for you, you can catch a 9:31 ladies special. The two trains, I suppose, start from Virar and Borivli respectively [not sure though].

The 8:24 train is more crowded than the other one. You have an advantage if you wish to catch the 9:31 train as in case if you miss it, you can take the Goregaon local that starts from Goregaon at around the same time.

If you wish to board a ladies special train to Virar from Goregaon, you again have two options - 6:30 pm and 7:04 pm. Both the trains start from Churchgate.

Do let me know if you need further info on the same.