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Masjid railway station

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Other names  Masjid Bunder
Station code  MSD
Phone  082914 21852
Tracks  6
Opened  1877
Platforms in use  4
Masjid railway station
Owned by  Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)  Central Line, Harbour Line
Structure type  Standard on-ground station
Address  A Gandhi Marg, Vadgadi, Masjid Bandar West, Masjid Bandar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400003
Owners  Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Similar  Charni Road railway st, Cotton Green railway st, Malad, King's Circle railway st, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Ma

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Masjid (Marathi: मशिद), also known as Masjid Bunder, is a railway station in South Mumbai on the Central and Harbour lines of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. It is the penultimate stop for all trains on those lines in the "up" direction. It was opened in 1877. Contrary to popular belief, the station is not named after a masjid (mosque) but a synagogue, the 200-year-old Gate of Mercy Synagogue near a once thriving Jewish neighbourhood, popularly known as Juni Masjid by locals.[1]

The station has 4 platforms (2 for Harbour Line & 2 for Main Line). The volume of passengers on this station is very high due to different wholesale markets (i.e., Crawford Market) surrounding the station. These markets, referred to as bazaars give access to the shops of wholesale merchants, called stockists.

Stockists from iron market (lokhand bazaar) which situated on the Eastern side of Masjid railway station and diamond traders situated on western side are known to make trades of millions of rupees each day in the markets. The south end towards CST gives access to Yousuf Mehar Ali Road, Jama Masjid, Kalbadevi, Crawford Market, Mandvi and the surrounding area.

Due to the docks, Masjid is a prominent area recognized as the hub of the larger shipping and maritime companies of India. The first office of the Reliance Commercial Corporation was set up at the Narsinathan Street in Masjid Bunder

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Masjid railway station Wikipedia


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