The first train left Bori Bunder to Thane at 3.30 pm which took one hour, 15 minutes to cover approximately 21 miles
The then Governor Lord John Elphinstone flagged off India’s first ever rail journey while His Excellency's band played in one of its carriages and that day was declared a holiday. Eminent citizen like Sir Jamserjee Jeejeebhoy was also on that train.
Historic ’Shree Sthanaka’ is today popularly known as Thane, which is connected with suburbs through Central and Trans-Harbour Line Suburban railway network. Thane is a railway junction for Vashi Harbour Line and Central Line. It has become the busiest station in Mumbai and one of the busiest in India that handles 654,000 passengers daily