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In Mumbai, most of the local railway stations are with East or West nomenclature. Why are there no North and South in station names?

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Asked by Avtar Khalsa, 28 Jul '10 05:26 pm
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Railway lines are built from North to South as the city spreads across a long N-S area. This railway line cuts roughly through the middle of the city and hence when you get off the station, you can either go East or West.

There is also a central line that runs more or less perpendicular to the Western (N-S) line.
Answered by ashok bom, 10 Nov '10 11:41 am

 
  
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In India there are numerous zones in Railways, such as Southern Railways, South Central Railways, Northern Railways, North Eastern Railways, North Frontier Railways, etc, etc
Answered by tinamohamedali, 28 Jul '10 05:26 pm

 
  
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