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Marine Lines
Marine Lines
Location of Marine Lines
in Mumbai and India
Coordinates 18°56′41″N 72°49′28″E / 18.9447°N 72.8244°E / 18.9447; 72.8244
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District(s) Mumbai City
Civic agency MCGM
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

10 m (33 ft)

Marine Lines (Marathi: मरीन लाईन्स) is an area in South Mumbai. It is also the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Railway railway line. The name Marine Lines is named after the Marine Battalion Lines, a military establishment built by the British.[1] The battalion was later converted to an air force residence quarters, and now lies just south of Metro Adlabs. The name Marine lines was also the name of the road, on which Bombay Hospital and Liberty Cinema stands. It is now known as V Thackersey Marg. Marine Drive is the famous promenade near the station.

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Marine Lines (station)

The Marine Lines station at one point of time was south of the current day location, near the church of Our Lady of Seven Dolours. At one point of time, trains used to terminate at Marine Lines.[2]. Before the Colaba station was closed down in the 1930s, Marine lines used to be the third stop on the railway line.

Almost all the down (north-bound trains) fast trains halt at Marine Lines. Churchgate bound (up) fast locals do stop at Marine Lines, but skip the station during the evening peak hours. (17:00 to 21:00)

The stairs of north end of the station pass by a cemetery. The commuters use the cemetery path as pass through to reach the station quickly, even though it is trespassing.

The south end exit climbs up to Princess Street. Which leads to Kalbadevi Road.

Marine Lines (area)

Marine Lines [Eastern side] does not have a large residential population but has an enormous floating population consisting of office-goers, traders and shopkeepers. It is the most densly populated area in the world [3]

Marine Drive [Western side] facing the sea is part of the Queen's Necklace View, it also has one of the finest Art Deco Residential Buildings facing the sea.

Near the station there is a Muslim cemetery and a municipal crematorium namely Chandanwadi. Also adjoining the station is the famous Marine Drive flyover which is the only link to Marine Drive over the tracks from Princess Street beginning to end.

New Marine Lines is the area just south of the station near Churchgate. It is home to a number of offices including the UTI, R.O.C.(Registrar of Companies), Customs (Marine and Preventive Wing), Income Tax office and various other governmental agencies.

Religious places

  • Our Lady of Seven Dolours Church
  • A Dargah

Schools and colleges

References

Marine Lines
Next station south:
Churchgate
Mumbai suburban railway : Western Railway Next station north:
Charni Road
Stop No: 2 KM from starting: 1 Platforms: 4
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