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Getting Mumbai On Track

The megacity has one modern metro line in operation—and several others in the works

Mumbai boasts one of the world’s oldest commuter rail systems: Trains have been chugging along its Central Line since 1853. Passengers will tell you it’s anything but quaint. The system covers approximately 190 miles—less than a third of the 665 miles of track in the New York City subway—but has a daily ridership of 8 million, about 2 million more than the Big Apple’s.

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