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Andheri is a railway station on the Western and the Harbour lines of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. It also serves long distance trains of the Indian Railways network .

Makeover Plan[]

A 10.3 million makeover is planned for the stations of Andheri , Jogeshwari  and Goregaon . The plan includes installing 1.1-m wide heavy duty escalators, which will allow commuters to descend straight onto the elevated rail deck and FOB, linked to all platforms. Each of the stations will also get a new platform. The work is being carried out by the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project-II .

Existing booking offices and platforms of the Harbour line  on the west side of Andheri station will be demolished and replaced by a new single-storey building with an area of 25,000 sq ft. An elevated podium will house booking windows and other railway stalls. Platform numbers 6 and 7, also used for Harbour line services will be demolished. A new home platform will be built north of the existing location aligning with other platforms. Platform no.1 in Andheri is a home platform for WR's slow services heading towards Borivali . In future, platform no.1 will become an island platform with one side catering to trains heading to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus  (CST) and the other to Borivli-bound slow trains.

Andheri has a total of nine platforms and this number will not change after the remodeling. Structures adjacent to platform no.1 in Andheri, like booking offices, will be demolished to pave the way for laying of tracks up to Goregaon  .

As of now, 86 services operate between Andheri and CST on the Harbour line . As the Harbour line services are few and far between compared to the Western line services, there will be an operating window for Andheri locals going to Churchgate  from the Harbour line platform.

The work is expected to be completed by 2015 .