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Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (station code=LTT), formerly known as Kurla Terminus (station code=CLAT), is a railhead
Railhead
The word railhead is a railway term with two distinct meanings, depending upon its context.Sometimes, particularly in the context of modern freight terminals, the word is used to denote a terminus of a railway line, especially if the line is not yet finished, or if the terminus interfaces with...

 in a suburb of Mumbai
Mumbai
Mumbai , formerly known as Bombay in English, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million...

, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

. LTT is managed by the Central Railway. The Kurla
Kurla
Kurla is a suburb of Mumbai. It is also the name of one the busiest railway stations on the Mumbai suburban railway on the central and harbour railway lines of Mumbai...

 and Tilak Nagar
Tilak Nagar (Mumbai)
Tilak Nagar is a residential colony in suburban Mumbai. There is also a railway station on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai suburban railway by this name....

 suburban railway stations are located nearby.It is one of the railway terminus within Mumbai city.The others being Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus , is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic railway station in Mumbai which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. Situated in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai, it was built as a new railway station on the location of the Bori Bunder Station in 1887...

 ( foremerly VT ), Dadar
Dadar
Dadar is a place in Mumbai, and is also a railway station on both the Western and Central lines of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. Dadar is situated in the heart of Mumbai, and Dadar station is the only railway station common to both the Central and Western lines...

 on central railway line and Mumbai central and Bandra Terminus on western railway line.
LTT has balanced the crowd from CST station.

History


LTT was earlier known as Kurla Terminus, as it is situated in Kurla
Kurla
Kurla is a suburb of Mumbai. It is also the name of one the busiest railway stations on the Mumbai suburban railway on the central and harbour railway lines of Mumbai...

. In 1996, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation approved a proposal to rename the station after Lokmanya Tilak, and forwarded it to the Union Government through the State Government of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Maharashtra is a state located in India. It is the second most populous after Uttar Pradesh and third largest state by area in India...

. The Union Home Minister, Lal Krishna Advani
Lal Krishna Advani
Lal Kishanchand Advani known as Lal Krishna Advani is a Veteran Indian politician. A former president of the Bharatiya Janata Party , which is currently the major opposition party in the Indian Parliament. He also served as a Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004...

 approved the proposal in 1999, at the request of Ram Naik
Ram Naik
Ram Naik is an Indian politician.He was born in Atpadi, in Sangli district , Maharashtra, in a middle class deshastha family. He married Kunda Naik on May 17, 1960 and has 2 daughters...

, the Minister of State of Railway. After the decision was announced, Gurudas Kamat
Gurudas Kamat
Gurudas Kamat is an Indian politician. He is an advocate by profession. He is from the Indian National Congress. He has represented Mumbai North East constituency of Maharashtra in the Lok Sabha five times ....

, the Lok Sabha member from Mumbai North-East, met L K Advanii and submitted a memorandum asking that the terminus be renamed after Babasaheb Ambedkar.

In 2003, the Central Railway decided to expand LTT to take on more rail traffic, as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus , is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic railway station in Mumbai which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. Situated in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai, it was built as a new railway station on the location of the Bori Bunder Station in 1887...

 had reached its saturation point, and was unable to handle any more express trains. In 2006, the Mumbai division of Central Railway cleared the designs for construction of a swanky station complex to replace the dilapidated terminus complex. The new station complex design was prepared by the architect P K Das. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority , commonly abbreviated as MMRDA, is a body of the Government of Maharashtra that is responsible for the infrastructure development of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region...

 (MMRDA) also agreed to construct a ramp from LTT to the flyover to be built nearby, as part of the Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz (Mumbai)
Santacruz or Santa Cruz is a section of the municipality of Mumbai. The Santacruz railway station on the Mumbai Suburban Railway, the Domestic Terminal of the Mumbai Airport and one campus of the University of Mumbai are all located in Santacruz....

-Chembur
Chembur
Chembur is a suburban neighbourhood in eastern Mumbai, India. It is 22 km from downtown Mumbai and 20 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport...

 Link Road (see Mumbai Urban Transport Project
Mumbai Urban Transport Project
The Mumbai Urban Transport Project is a project formulated by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority to bring about improvement in traffic and transport situation in Mumbai metropolitan region with the assistance of World Bank...

).

How To Reach


LTT is located in middle of tilak nagar railway station and kurla railway station.But it is easily accessible through Tilak Nagar railway station because direct bridge is made to LTT.

A share rickshaw service from Kurla suburban railway station to LTT via level crossing. Average opening of the level crossing gate is 20 minutes.

Long distance trains Departing from LTT


Trains that start from Mumbai CST to North India/North East India (Via Aurangabad/ Nasik/Manmad/Bhusawal)
  • LTT-Hatia Superfast Express Train No:12811/12812
  • LTT-Varanasi via Jabalpur Superfast Express Train No:12165/12166
  • LTT-Gorakhpur Express Train No:15017/15018
  • LTT-Haridwar AC Superfast Express Train No:12171/12172
  • LTT-Bareailly Express Train No:14313/14314
  • LTT-Gorakhpur Godan Express Train No:11055/11056
  • LTT-Muzaffarpur xpress Train No:11061/11062
  • LTT-Gorakhpur Superfast Express Train No:12542/12541
  • LTT-Varanasi Kamayani Express Train No:11071/11072
  • LTT-Lucknow Superfast Express Train No:12107/12108
  • LTT-Howrha Jnaneswari Superfast Express Train No:12101/12102
  • LTT-Shalimar Express Train No:18029/18030
  • LTT-Rajendranagar Express Train No:13202/13201
  • LTT-Gorakhpur Kushinagar Express Train No:11015/11016
  • LTT-Allahabad Tulsi Express Train No:11069/11070
  • LTT-Bhagalpur Superfast Express Train No:12336/12335
  • LTT-Chhapra Express Train No:11059/11060
  • LTT-Darbhanga Express Train No:11065/11066
  • LTT-Pratapgarh Udyognagri Express Train No:12173/12174
  • LTT-Bhubaneswar Superfast Express Train No:12879/12880
  • LTT-Raebareli Saket Express Train No:11067/11068
  • LTT-Guwahati Express Train No:15645/15646
  • LTT-Howrha Samarsatta Superfast Express Train No:12151/12152
  • LTT-Puri Superfast Express Train No:12745/12746
  • LTT-Habibganj Superfast Express Train No:12153/12154
  • LTT-Guwahati Express Train No:15647/15648
  • LTT-Agar cant Lashkar Express Train No:12161/12162
  • LTT-Sultan pur Lashkar Express Train No:12143/12144
  • LTT-Bhubaneswar Superfast Express Train No:12145/12146
  • LTT-Allahabad Superfast Express Train No:12563/12564
  • LTT-Manmad Superfast Express Train No:12117/12118


Trains that start from Mumbai CST to South India (Via Pune/Kolahapur/Hyderabad/Chennai/Banglore)
  • LTT-Coimbatore Express Train No:11014/11013
  • LTT-Visakhapatnam Superfast Express Train No:12749/12750
  • LTT-Madurai Express Train No:11043/11044
  • LTT-Secundrabad Duranto Express Train No:12219/12220

  • Trains that start from Mumbai CST to South India (Via Konkan Railways)
  • LTT-Trivandrum Netravati Express Train No:16345/16346
  • LTT-Manglore Matsyagandha Express Train No:16345/16346
  • LTT-Ernakulam Duranto Express Train No:12223/12224
  • LTT-Kochuveli Garibrath Express Train No:12201/12202

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