Line(s) Western Line
Platforms in use 8
|Fare zone Western Railways|
Station code VR
|Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways|
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Address Gaothan, Virar West, Virar, Maharashtra 401303
Owners Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Similar YAZOO PARK, Jivdani Mata, Dahanu Road railway st, Vaitarna railway station, Kelve Road railway st
Virar is a railway station on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. Virar is a terminus station. It is around one and a half hours away by train from Churchgate, the first station on the Western Line. Virar is a very crowded area, among other adjacent stations like Vasai Road because it is a major tourist spot of Mumbai. It used to be the only railway station connecting Mumbai to other northern stations like Saphale, Palghar, Dahanu and distant southern cities of Gujarat like Vapi, Surat, etc. Since 2013 however, the Western Railway zone Suburban network has been extended up to Dahanu.
An outpost of Mumbai, Virar is connected with the mainland by electric train since 1925.
5 of the 8 platforms at Virar are laid out side by side. Platform 6 & 7 are constructed a few meters north of platform 1 & handle the local trains travelling between Dahanu Road and Virar. Platform no. 8 at Virar is constructed approximately 200 meters South of Platform 1 similar to platform 8 at Borivali.
Platforms 1 & 2 are terminal platforms and handle the local trains moving in the up direction. It can handle only 12 coach rakes Platform 3 - 5 handle outstation trains that have a halt at Virar along with the local trains to and fro Dahanu. It can handle 22 coach rakes. Platform 8 is a dedicated platform to handle local trains that start/terminate at Virar. It can handle 15 car rakes.
To the South of Western Railway zone is a modern yard build in 2013 for EMU maintenance.