Thursday, October 13, 2011

Level Crossing Church Gate

Before Churchgate Station became the grand structure it is today, it was simply a level
crossing. It has been the southernmost station of Bombay since the 1930s, and gets
its name from the area it is located in, Church Gate Street (now Veer Nariman Road).
During the 18th and up to the mid 19th century, Bombay was a walled city with three
gates, and Church Gate, named after St Thomas Cathedral, was one of them located
near the present day Flora Fountain.
Being one of the busiest stations in the city, it is the terminus
of the Western Railway line of the city’s suburban railway.