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Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway
Industry Railways
Founded 1855
Defunct 1951
Headquarters Bombay, British India
Area served Bombay Presidency and Rajasthan
Services Rail transport
Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway train at National Rail Museum, New Delhi

The Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway (BB&CI) was a company incorporated in 1855 to undertake the task of constructing a railway line between Bombay and Vadodara in India. BB&CI completed the work in 1864. The first suburban railway in India was started by BB&CI, operating between Virar and Colaba, a station in Bombay Backbay in 1867.


The Colaba-Borivali section (37.8 km) was electrified on 5 January 1928 on the 1.5 kV DC system. The two tracks between Colaba and Grant Road stations were electrified, while four tracks between Grant Road and Bandra railway stations were electrified. Only two suburban tracks between Bandra and Borivli were electrified in 1928, two main tracks were left for the steam locomotives. In 1933, Colaba station and two electrified tracks between Colaba and Churchgate railway stations were dismantled. In 1936, electrification was extended to the two main tracks between Bandra and Borivali stations, left earlier and the two main tracks between Borivali and Virar stations were also electrified, resulting in completion of the electrification of the Churchgate-Virar section.[1]

Later developments[edit]

In year 1949, after independence of India, Gaekwar's Baroda State Railway was merged in to Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway by Government of India.

Around 1910, Bagol initially was the only Railway station on proposed Udaipur–Phulad Railway line by Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (BB&CI). Unfortunately due to some Government planning the work of extending the railway line via Bagol was stopped, though the railway building still exists in Bagol which is now under Forest Department.

On 5 November 1951 the Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway was merged with the Saurashtra Railway, Rajputana Railway, Jaipur Railway and Cutch State Railway to give rise to the Western Railway.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rao, M.A. (1988). Indian Railways, New Delhi: National Book Trust, pp.150-1

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