This map is schematic and does not purport to be an accurate representation of the area depicted or of the territorial boundaries of India. No warranty is made as . If you're planning on riding the Mumbai local train, print this handy Mumbai local train map out and take it with you. Mumbai Suburban Railway System. The Mumbai suburban railway is a mass transit system carrying more than million people daily.

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Mumbai Local Train Network Map showing all the Local Train Routes in Mumbai. Also get to know the all local train stations in Mumbai. Since the first Mumbai Rail Map launch in December , the project has grown due to the perseverance of a motivated team, and the encouragement and. This is the Portal of Indian Railways, developed with an objective to enable a. Indian Railways entities. Mumbai Local Train Route Map Pdf.

The Mumbai Suburban Railway, which caters to the daily commuting needs of a vast urban population, is the lifeline of Mumbai.

Central line (Mumbai Suburban Railway)

The suburban railway has dedicated lines separate from the long distance lines of the Indian railways. The Mumbai Suburban Railway is the busiest rapid transit system in the entire world. The railway network is spread over an area of about km and there are more than 2, train services. The average number of commuters who travel from these trains is about 7. It follows the Western Railway northwards from Churchgate parallel to the west coast.

The Western Railway's suburban section in Mumbai extends from the city's business centre Churchgate to Dahanu Road and covers a distance of km and 36 stations. In , the first electric train was commenced between Colaba and Andheri. Central Line The Central Line of Mumbai comprises three main corridors that branch out when they run into the suburban satellite towns.

From here, it divides into Kasara and Khopoli. For the suburban service here, there are both fast and slow locals. The slow locals halt at every station, while the fast locals hault at only a few stations.

Another line, i. The line operate as slow service. Larger section of this line is elevated. It connects Navi Mumbai to Thane. Timings The local train services begin around 4 a. There are few trains that even run till 2.

Tickets The tickets for the trains can be bought for either a single journey one-way or a return journey. If a return journey is to be undertaken, the return ticket is valid till the midnight of the following day if it is downloadd on weekdays and till Monday in case it is bought on Friday. The tickets can be bought from the following modes: Ticket Booking Office: Commuters can download tickets from the booking counters available at all the suburban stations in cash.

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It is to be noted that a journey has to start in an hour after the download of the ticket. ATVMs can also be used to renew season tickets.

Smart Cards can be bought from any booking offices at the stations and can be recharged as per requirements. Commuters are given five percent extra value with every recharge. CVM: The commuters can also download coupon booklets from all the suburban stations.

These booklets are available only in the denomination of Rs. Commuters can get the coupons of the required value punched in Coupon Validating Machines at any station before the commencement of journey.

If the map is not usable then people might prefer to ask someone. So design of the map must be user friendly and self-evident. Unless everybody especially children is taught to read maps at a national level, the anxiety towards map reading and accessing information will persist.

We had given him a portable MRM Ver. Information should be handy whenever need arises. Design of the Mumbai Suburban Rail Map Design for People Mumbai suburban rail is one of the busiest rapid transit systems in the world — operating more than train services and carrying more than 7 million passengers daily. Rail map plays a critical role in providing the travel related information to help commuters navigate and guide them towards informed decision making prior to the journey.

There was no well designed, user-friendly map for the people of Mumbai as well as tourists visiting Mumbai.

Nobody had an overview of how is the rail network laid out. A complete overview was necessary to clarify the mental model of the rail commuters. Therefore we thought of designing a map. Most people argued with us saying, Indians rely on asking around for information, instead of referring to a map. But did we ever give them a map?

Everyone in the city seems to be very confident about the information needed to travel around. As they say that we can ask any one at any point of time whenever needed. In a way its a positive side when we consider the social interaction in a large city like Mumbai.

People are considered to be very helpful when it comes to guiding someone on the journey. But the argument arises that the information which is most useful in a scenario like railway stations in Mumbai.


Why is it invisible at first place. Moreover Mumbai is generally over loaded with happenings. The crowd is increasing so fast everyday and the need for information along with that. Whenever we travel, why we tend to reconfirm about travel information by asking multiple people the same question.

At times we are also mislead by believing some of them.

Only if we would have had the minimum information visible on the locations, it can be observed whether they are useful or not. It is public right to be informed about their travel. We have never been given information on the spot and neither anyone bothered that it was actually required.

Still we believe that people are there to help every time, we do not require any information which is accessible and available. There are travellers in Mumbai who are so used to local journey as if they are just a part of it. Yet when they been asked for or need to go to a new place in a different train route which is not their frequent route, they become just like a novice traveller in the city. Even they need to ask. And it might be as scary as it is for a first time traveller in Mumbai.

Mumbai Local Train Map

The complexity becomes much higher when the new comer can not communicate in the local language with people. When things are too simple, they are also viewed as dull and uneventful.

Psychologists have demonstrated that people prefer a middle level of complexity: too simple and we are bored, too complex and we are confused. More- over, the ideal level of complexity is a moving target, because the more expert we become at any subject, the more complexity we prefer. This holds true whether the subject is music or art, detective stories or historical novels, hobbies or movies.

But when things are complicated, when the complexity is the result of poor design with completely arbitrary steps, with no apparent reason, then the result is perplexing, confusing, and frustrating. Poor design leads to the emotional distress we have come to associate with modern technology.

Good design can provide a desirable, pleasurable sense of empowerment. Norman Living with Complexity There was no well designed, user-friendly map for the people of Mumbai as well as tourists visiting Mumbai.

We did the groundwork together. Afterwards we made two different versions of maps.

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We have shown iterations regarding how we went about it.There are travellers in Mumbai who are so used to local journey as if they are just a part of it.

Both male and female passengers can travel in this compartment, but they need to carry the certificate of disability with them. Time, of course, was of the essence here.

He managed to figure out that the number indicated a box number on the map and was quick to point out the location of Bhivpuri Road. The total journey of about km will be completed in only seven hours and the train will halt at Borivli, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara and Anand.

All these decisions became discussions and deliberations, with the first version launched on 1st December,