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Sr. No

Year

Milestones

1

1853

First Train inaugurated from Bori Bunder to Thane on 16 April

2

1855

BB&CI Railway Company incorporated by Act of British Parliament on 2 July, BB&CI signs agreement with British East India Company on 21 Nov to construct railway line from Surat to Baroda and Ahmedabad.

3

1860

BB&CI first section from Ankleshwart to Utran inaugurated

4

1862

Asias's first Narrow Gauge line opened between Dabhoi and Miyagam (Near Vadodara)

5

1862

BB&CI introduces worlds first Double Decker coaches

6

1864

BB&CI train reaches Mumbai, runs between Grant road to Valsad

7

1867

Local service commences between Virar and Back Bay on 12 April

8

1896

BB&CI reaches Delhi, links to GIP railway at Mathura

9

1870

CCG Station Opened

10

1873

Line extended to Colaba terminus

11

1899

BB&CI Headquarters building completed in January

12

1928

First electric suburbsn train ran from Colaba to Borivali

13

1930

Colaba station closed.CCG becomes the new suburban Terminus

14

1951

BB&CI renamed Western Railway on 5 November

15

1961

9-coach suburban trains introduced on 3 March

16

1972

Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani introduced

17

1972

Total no. of suburban services crossed 500 (501 trains)

18

1986

12 coach service started on DDR-VR section

19

1992

Worlds first Ladies Special service introduced on WR

20

1992

Exclusive Accommodation for Senior Citizens introduced in suburban trains

21

1994

CVMs introduced on WR

22

2001

Introducing of First DC/AC twelve car suburban service

23

2002-03

Western Railway reorganised

24

2003

Train Management system started on Mumbai Suburban

25

2003

Number of suburban services per day crossed 1000

26

2006

First UTS started over suburban section

27

2007

Indian Railways' first ATVMs introduced on WR

28

2007

New state of the art EMU rake introduced on suburban section

29

2009

15 car trains introduced

30

2011

15 car trains extended till Churchgate

31

2011

Vileparle-Borivali section charged with 25KV-AC

32

2012

Last DC train ran on W.Rly on 5thFeb

33

2012

Churchgate-Vileparle section charged on 25KV AC current on 6thFeb

34

2013

 9 car services phased out from Main Line

35

2013

 Suburban EMU trains extended upto Dahanu Rd

36

2013

  150thyear of arrival of trains on Western lines in Mumbai

37

2013

  First premium AC special train between Mumbai-New Delhi route with dynamic pricing

38

2014

   Fixed denomination windows for speedy dispersal of Suburban tickets

39

2014

   Mobile ticketing launched on Mumbai Suburban Section

40

2015

   India’s first suburban train with closing doors (in first class ladies coach) started

41

2015

    New MUTP II Suburban rake put into service

42

2015

 CVM closed

43

2015

 WR comes on social media-Facebook, Twitter & Youtube

44

2015

 First CCTV in ladies coach

45

2015

 Paperless tickets through mobile

46

2017

  New Suburban Rake with indigenous electrics under Make In India introduced on WR




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