Akola railway station

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Akola Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
Station statistics
Address Akola, Maharashtra, 444002
India
Coordinates 20°43′24″N 77°00′21″E / 20.7233°N 77.0057°E / 20.7233; 77.0057Coordinates: 20°43′24″N 77°00′21″E / 20.7233°N 77.0057°E / 20.7233; 77.0057
Elevation 284 metres (932 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Nagpur-Bhusawal section
Akola-Ratlam line
Structure type At ground
Platforms 7
Parking Available
Other information
Opened 1867
Electrified 1989-90
Station code AK
Zone(s) CR
Division(s) Bhusawal
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator Central Railway
Formerly Great Indian Peninsula Railway
Location
Akola railway station is located in Maharashtra
Akola railway station
Akola railway station
Location in Maharashtra

Akola railway station serves Akola in Akola district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is an important junction station on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. There is a broad gauge line to Secunderabad railway station and the metre gauge Akola-Ratlam line is under gauge conversion.

History[edit]

The first train in India travelled from Mumbai to Thane on 16th April 1853. By May, 1854, Great Indian Peninsula Railway's Bombay-Thane line was extended to Kalyan. Bhusawal railway station was set up in 1860 and in 1867 the GIPR branch line was extended to Nagpur.[1]

Electrification[edit]

The railways in the Bhusawal area were electrified in 1989-90.[2]

Gauge conversion[edit]

There earlier existed a 1,469 kilometres (913 mi) long metre gauge line from Jaipur to Secunderabad via Akola. Out of this Jaipur to Indore and the Secunderabad-Purna-Akola sections have already been converted to broad gauge and conversion of the Ratlam-Akola section was approved for conversion in 2008.[3]

Amenities[edit]

Amenities at Akola railway station include: computerized reservation office, subscriber trunk dialling/public call office booth, waiting room, retiring room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshments, and book stall.[4]

Busy station[edit]

Akola railway station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[5]

68 trains (including weeklies and bi-weeklies) pass through Akola railway station.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832 - 1865). "IR History: Early Days – I". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Gauge conversion of Ratlam-Khandwa-Mhow-Akola". Press Information Bureau. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  4. ^ "Nasik to Akola trains". makemytrip. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  5. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  6. ^ l "Akola Jn. Railway Station details". indiantrains.org. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 

External links[edit]

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