Agra Cantonment railway station

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Agra Cantt Station
Indian Railway Station
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A view of Agra Cantt. railway station
Station statistics
Address Agra, Agra district, Uttar Pradesh
 India
Coordinates 27°9′32.70″N 77°59′26.4″E / 27.1590833°N 77.990667°E / 27.1590833; 77.990667Coordinates: 27°9′32.70″N 77°59′26.4″E / 27.1590833°N 77.990667°E / 27.1590833; 77.990667
Elevation 174 metres (571 ft)
Line(s) Agra-Delhi chord
Agra-Bhopal section
Delhi-Chennai line
Structure type At Ground
Platforms 6
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1904
Electrified 1982-85
Station code AGC
Division(s) Agra
Owned by Indian Railway
Operator North Central Railway
Station status Functional
Location
Agra Cantonment railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Agra Cantonment railway station
Agra Cantonment railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh

Agra Cantonment is the main railway station in the Indian city of Agra. It is located near the Sadar Bazaar towards the southwest of the city. It lies on the main Delhi-Chennai and one of the Delhi-Mumbai lines.

Overview[edit]

Agra, the 16-17th century capital of the Mughals, is home to monuments such as the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.[1] The Taj Mahal attracts 2-4 million tourists annually. About 200,000 foreign tourists visit it.[2]

History[edit]

The 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge Delhi-Bandikui and Bandikui-Agra lines of Rajputana State Railway were opened in 1874.[3] The Agra-Jaipur line was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge in 2005.[4]

The broad gauge Agra-Delhi chord was opened in 1904.[5]

Electrification[edit]

The Faridabad-Mathura-Agra section was electrified in 1982-85, Tundla-Yamuna Bridge in 1988-89 and Yamuna Bridge-Agra in 1990-91.[6]

The station[edit]

Agra Cantt railway station has 6 platforms with length as follows:-

  • Platform 1 = 540 meters
  • Platform 2 = 598
  • Platform 3 = 573
  • Platform 4 = 735
  • Platform 5 = 631
  • Platform 6 = 320

The fastest train of India, Bhopal Shatabdi, stops here.

Passenger movement[edit]

Agra Cantonment is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[7]

Amenities[edit]

Agra Cantt. railway station has tourist information counter, computerized reservation counters, (Indrail Passes are available), waiting room, retiring room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms, water coolers and book stall.[1]

Taxis, auto-rickshaws, tempos and cycle-rickshaws are available for local movement. Idgah Bus Stand is nearby. Distance from Agra Cantt. railway station: Taj Mahal 5.7 km, Agra Fort 5.2 km, Sikandra 9.7 km, Fatehpur Sikri 38 km, Agra airport 3.6 km.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Agra Railway Station". Make my trip. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Taj Visitors". Department of Tourism, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "IR History:Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Boost for Jaipur-Agra rail link". The Hindu, 6 May 2005. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900-1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. Indian Railways. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

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