Throwback Thursday: When heavy showers disrupted Railways in the city

Updated: Jul 25, 2019, 10:05 | Soumil Kamat
  • Throwback Thursday: When heavy showers disrupted Railways in the city

    A train travels through barely visible tracks on the Central Railway. All pictures/mid-day archives

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  • Throwback Thursday: When heavy showers disrupted Railways in the city

    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

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  • Throwback Thursday: When heavy showers disrupted Railways in the city

    During monsoon, the railways see a lot of delays. The worst hit is always the Harbour line followed by Central and then Western Railways.

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  • Throwback Thursday: When heavy showers disrupted Railways in the city

    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

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  • Throwback Thursday: When heavy showers disrupted Railways in the city

    Look at the water levels at this platform. Can you guess which one it is?

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  • Throwback Thursday: When heavy showers disrupted Railways in the city

    A man wades through tracks to catch the train near Sion station

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  • Throwback Thursday: When heavy showers disrupted Railways in the city

    The scene at Western Railway is similar to that of Central Railway

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  • Throwback Thursday: When heavy showers disrupted Railways in the city

    Commuters stranded at Sion station. Sion is one of the low-lying areas in Mumbai

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  • Throwback Thursday: When heavy showers disrupted Railways in the city

    The steady downpour always resulted in water-logging in low-lying areas and created disruptions in road and rail traffic within Mumbai and outside

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  • Throwback Thursday: When heavy showers disrupted Railways in the city

    Mumbai local trains struggle to commute on a rain filled tracks

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About The Gallery

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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