Dadar is a railway station on the Western and Central Lines of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network and having terminals on both sides. The Western and Central Line terminals are connected by a walkway and foot over bridge. The station’s location on two rail lines makes it a transit point for passengers.
Platforms 5 and 6 on the Western Line cater to outstation trains, local trains terminating at Dadar, and the 15-car local trains. On the Central Railway side, Dadar station caters to both Central Railway Suburban trains and outstation trains. There is a separate terminus for outstation trains which terminate at Dadar on the Central side called Dadar Terminus.
In October 2012, CR announced plans to cease long distance train services terminating at Dadar within 5–6 years. The load would be transferred to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) by upgrading the number of platforms at LTT from five to 12. As of now, Dadar station receives more than 500,000 visitors daily.
About the Dadar:
The Dadar-Matunga-Wadala-Sion scheme of 1899-1900 was the first planned scheme in Mumbai. The Bombay Improvement Trust devised the plan to relieve congestion in the centre of the town following the plague epidemics of the 1890s. According to the survey plan, 60,000 people were to be housed at Dadar-Matunga and an equal number in Sion-Matunga. 85,000 people were to be accommodated in the developments in Sewri-Wadala.
Among the institutions moved to Dadar under the City Improvement Trust (CIT) plan were Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, now known as Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute and King George school, now known as IES’ Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya (now a collection of several schools). The plan regulated constructions and restricted building construction to three storeys high with an open spaces between them.
Ramnarain Ruia College in 1937 and Ramniranjan Podar College was founded in 1939, completing Dadar’s transition from residential suburb to diverse neighbourhood. Both colleges are run by SP Mandali. Dr. Antonio Da Silva High School one of the oldest school founded in 1851 during the British India period is located here.
During the cotton mill era of Mumbai, some key mills like Bombay Dyeing (Spring Mills), Gold Mohur Mills, Kohinoor Mills, Ruby Mills and Tata Mills were located in Dadar. During the redevelopment of Mumbai mills some of these were redeveloped or went defunct.By 1937 Shivaji Park and the surrounding areas were developed. This public space was to become an important stage in the political drama leading up to India’s independence. Later political history in Mumbai also unfolded in this park.
Some Trains are originate and passes through Dedar Railway Station:
11003: Rajya Rani Express
11093: Mahanagari Express
11028: Mumbai Mail
11020: Konark Express
11058: Amritsar – Dadar Express
51028: Pandharpur – Mumbai Fast Passenger
51030: Bijapur – Mumbai Fast Passenger
51034: Shirdi (Sainagar Shirdi) – Mumbai CST Fast Passenger
16382: Kanyakumari Mumbai Express
12702: Hussainsagar Express
11306: Solapur – Mumbai CST Express
12810: Howrah Mumbai Mail
11402: Nandigram Express
10112: Konkan Kanya Express
12051: Jan Shatabdi Express
51153: Mumbai – Bhusaval Passenger
12361: Asansol – Mumbai Express
22105: Mumbai – Pune Indrayani Express
12112: Amravati – Mumbai Express