Agra Fort railway station

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Agra Fort
Indian Railway Station
WAP4-22538 Agra Fort.jpg
A stationary WAP 4
Station statistics
Address Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates 27°11′00″N 78°01′07″E / 27.1833°N 78.0187°E / 27.1833; 78.0187Coordinates: 27°11′00″N 78°01′07″E / 27.1833°N 78.0187°E / 27.1833; 78.0187
Elevation 170 metres (560 ft)
Line(s) Agra-Delhi chord
Structure type Standard on ground
Platforms 4
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1874?
Electrified 1982-85
Station code AF
Division(s) Agra
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator North Central Railway
Station status Functioning
Location
Agra Fort railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Agra Fort railway station
Agra Fort railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh

Agra Fort Railway Station, is located near Agra Fort, in Rawatpara, Agra. It used to be one of the stations in India that had both broad gauge and metre gauge, until the line to Jaipur was converted to broad gauge. Agra Fort Railway Station comes under the North Central Railways.

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]

There was a spacious, octagonal Tripolia Chowk which existed between the Jama Masjid and the Delhi gate of the Agra Fort. This Tropolia was destroyed in order to create the Agra Fort Railway Station, which was also the first Railway Station of Agra and also one of the oldest in the country.

Electrification[edit]

The Faridabad-Mathura-Agra section was electrified in 1982-85, Tundla-Yamuna Bridge in 1998-99 and Yamuna Bridge-Agra in 1990-91.[5]

Passengers[edit]

Agra Fort railway station serves around 87,000 passengers everyday.[6]

Amenities[edit]

Agra Cantt. railway station has telephone booth, waiting room, retiring room, refreshment rooms, water coolers and book stall.[1]

Taxis, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are available for local movement. Distance: Taj Mahal 3.8 km, Agra Fort 0.9 km, Sikandra 10.4 km, Fatehpur Sikri 38 km, Agra airport 3.8 km.[1]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Agra Fort". Indian Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

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