Panvel Junction is an important railway station on the Harbour Line and CST - Diva - Panvel route of the Central Line. It is one of the most important junctions on the Konkan Railway. Harbour line from Mumbai CST, Central Line from Diva/Kalyan, Central Line from Karjat, Western Freight Corridor from JNPT and the Konkan Railway Line from Mangalore meet at Panvel. Panvel Railway station comes under Mumbai Division of Central Railway. The station is technically divided into Suburban and Main Line. The Main line station is located at Chainage 68/5 from Mumbai CST, while the suburban station is at 48/9. There are a total of 7 platforms (4 suburban and 3 Main Line) while two more are being constructed.
Panvel is the terminating station of Mumbai Railway's Harbour Line. Also, Konkan Railway connecting Mumbai to South India passes through Panvel. Platforms 1,2,3 and 4 are for Suburban Trains while Platforms 5,6 and 7 are for main line trains. 9 pairs of daily express trains, 13 pairs of non-daily express trains and 12 daily commuter (passenger) trains stop here. Also, the Ernakulam-Nizamuddin Duronto has a technical halt at Panvel for crew change, refuelling and catering. In addition, Panvel handles 116 suburban trains which go to destinations Mumbai CST, Wadala Road, Andheri and Thane. The station also handles a sizeable amount of freight trains. Panvel is a very major station and is considered equivalent to Mumbai for trains which skip Mumbai. The trains run on Diesel Traction and electricity (the tracks to Konkan are not electrified south of Panvel), and Panvel is a refueling point for their locomotives. In addition to refueling, Panvel has a huge number of parcel bookings, and most trains stop for periods varying from 5 minutes to 20 minutes for technical purposes. Panvel also handles crew and locomotive change for long distance passenger/freight trains.