Transportation in Thane
Thane is well connected to major cities and states via a network of roadways and railways and there is one national highway that passes through Thane.Transportation in Thane is done through the following sources of commutation:-
Thane doesn't have is own airport or airway. The closest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. It is 36 km from Thane and it takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
Thane Railway Station
Thane is a railway station on the Central line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network which is one of the busiest railways stations of India. After Andheri and Kalyan, Thane Railway Station is the most busiest railway line. There are 10 platforms wherein platform 1 to 4 handle the slow trains while 5-7 organize the fast and express trains and the latter go towards Vashi, Nerul and Panvel.
All trains going to Konkan Railway from Mumbai stop at Thane and Thane is the stoppage for even trains from Pune and Nashik. In case a train does not stop at Thane, Kalyan or Dadar is the closest station.
Public Transport System - Buses in Thane
BEST buses are available in Thane for commuting to places like Andheri, Ghatkopar, Borivali. Other buses which travel to various destinations are categorized below:-
BRTS/BEST- To South Mumbai
TMT - Transportation inside Thane City
NMMT- Towards Vashi
KDMT- Towards Kalyan
MDMT- Towards Bhayander
MSRTC- Thane to various stations across Maharashtra.
Thane Municipal Transport-TMT
TMT buses are the major source of transportation which uses CNG and diesel powered buses thus making travel cheaper and comfortable. The TMT buses are spread widely and have numerous stops. There are 316 buses which travel across 45 routes with 2 depots and bus stands and stops at 374 bus stops.
Private Transport System in Thane
The public transport system options are a lot but still private transport has its own say in a city likeThane. Private bus operators give few extra and better options within the city. Many high end residential areas have their own bus facilities and so do the private buses offered by companies.
Autorickshaws are another option which are mostly available from Toll Naka and can be easily used to travel within the city. For traveling to Mumbai, the auto-rickshaws have to be changed from Toll Naka.
Private taxis and cabs are also available by Coolcabs, Meru Cabs, Mega Cabs and Easy Cabs. They provide services from Airport, Railway Station, Kalyan Junction, Dadar Terminus and also to nearby cities like Pune, Panvel and Khopoli.
Currently, Metro Rail has also been proposed but nothing has yet been planned and is still on the suggestion stage.