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What is the Western Railway timetable?

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The Western Railway timetable is the train schedule for the Western Railway based in Mumbai, India. Travelers can find current timetables and travel information on the railway's website. The Western Railway is one of 17 railroad zones in India.

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India created the Western Railway on November 5, 1951, by merging the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway with the Saurashtra Railway, Rajputana Railway and the Jaipur State Railway. The merger also incorporated the gauge Cutch State Railway. The Western Railway runs the Heritage Gallery in Churchgate, Mumbai, to commemorate railroad history in the area and has a 1948 steamroller on display that workers used to build the railways.

Travelers can ride the Western Railway from Mumbai's business center in Churchgate to Virar in the city's suburbs. This route covers 60 kilometers and has 28 stations along the tracks as of September 2015. Major stations include Churchgate, Mumbai Central, Vadodara Junction, Ratlam Junction and Gandhidham Junction. The Mumbai suburban route is one of the busiest railways in India as of 2015.

The Western Railway publishes the Suburban Guide with traveler information. Travelers can find times of Ladies Special Trains, interchange points for transfer to Central Railway, types and amounts of fines for misconduct on the trains and how to purchase tickets. The Western Railway also uses "Train Management System" from Churchgate to Virar, which gives travelers real-time train information, including a countdown to the train's expected arrival at the station.

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