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|Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus|
|Alternative names||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (official)|
|Architectural style||Indo-Saracenic Victorian Gothic Revival|
|Address||Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400001|
|Town or city||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Completed||May 1888; 135 years ago (1888-05)|
|Cost||₹1,614,000 (US$20,000) (at the time)|
now ₹2,013 million (US$25 million)
|Design and construction|
|Architect(s)||Frederick William Stevens, Axel Haig|
|Criteria||Cultural: ii, iv|
|Inscription||2004 (28th Session)|
|Indian Railways and Mumbai Suburban Railway station|
|Location||Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Central Railway zone|
Mumbai-Ahmednagar railway line via Kalyan was also in planning stage with survey of this project carried out on 1970, 2000, 2014 etc.
|Station code||CSMT (current)|
BB VT CST CSTM (former)
|Zone(s)||Central Railway zone|
|Opened||May 1853; 170 years ago (1853-05)|
|Rebuilt||May 1888; 135 years ago (1888-05)|
|Electrified||25 kV AC 50 Hz|
|Previous names||Bori Bunder|
The terminus was designed by a British born architectural engineer Frederick William Stevens from an initial design by Axel Haig, in an exuberant Italian Gothic style. Its construction began in 1878, in a location south of the old Bori Bunder railway station, and was completed in 1887, the year marking 50 years of Queen Victoria's rule.
In March 1996 the station name was changed from Victoria Terminus to "Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus" (with station code CST) after Shivaji, the 17th-century warrior king and the first Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire who founded the state in the western Marathi-speaking regions of the Deccan Plateau.
In 2017, the station was again renamed "Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus" (with code CSMT), where the title Maharaj has literal meaning, "Great king; emperor." Both former initials "VT" and the current, "CST", are also commonly used.
The terminus is the headquarters of India's Central Railway. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India, serving as a terminal for both long-distance and suburban trains with a total number of 18 platforms.