A train travels through barely visible tracks on the Central Railway. All pictures/mid-day archives
Heavy rains often results in disruptions of local trains affecting their services. Many times trains are unable to function forcing commuters to walk on the tracks
During monsoon, the railways see a lot of delays. The worst hit is always the Harbour line followed by Central and then Western Railways.
Through the years, incessant rain through the night and into the morning has always brought the railway line to a standstill. Waterlogging along the tracks have always resulted in trains running slow leading to countless irate commuters during the peak hours
Look at the water levels at this platform. Can you guess which one it is?
A man wades through tracks to catch the train near Sion station
The scene at Western Railway is similar to that of Central Railway
Commuters stranded at Sion station. Sion is one of the low-lying areas in Mumbai
The steady downpour always resulted in water-logging in low-lying areas and created disruptions in road and rail traffic within Mumbai and outside
Mumbai local trains struggle to commute on a rain filled tracks
One thing has not changed over the years in Mumbai is the state of Railways during the monsoon. Take a look at some of the vintage photos from our archives that show us how Mumbai rains make the railways' schedule go haywire. (Pics/ mid-day archives)
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