Churchgate Station is located downtown of South Mumbai. It is a terminus of the Western Railway line of Mumbai suburban railway. It is also the southernmost railway station of Mumbai. It is home to the Western Railway headquarters. Churchgate Station was named after the words Church and Gate. Church denotes the St. Thomas Church placed by the same road about half a kilometre away. It was built during the 18th century. The gate refers to the age old gate placed on the exact spot where the Flora Fountain stands. These two together outlined the southern limits of Mumbai during the 16th century. But the gate was razed down later as urbanisation was taking place rapidly. Today, the Churchgate Station is reckoned as one of the busiest stations of Mumbai. Every day millions of Mumbai residents avail this depot. The railway station also provides sound connectivity with the other stations of Mumbai. Western Railways use this railway station as their terminus for local trains. The earliest train departs at 4:00 a.m, and the last train at 1:00 a.m.
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Church gate Station Old and New