Bhopal Junction railway station

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Bhopal Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
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Bhopal Junction
Station statistics
Address Near Nadra Bus Stand, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Line(s) Agra-Bhopal section
Bhopal-Nagpur section
Delhi-Chennai line
Connections Taxi Stand, Auto Stand
Platforms 6
Tracks 9
Parking Available
Baggage check Not Available
Other information
Opened 1910
Station code BPL
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Fare zone West Central Railway
Services
Waiting Room, Dormitory/Retiring Rooms, Baggage Room, Refreshment, ATM

Bhopal Junction (Hindi: भोपाल जंक्शन; Urdu: بھوپال جنکشن‎) (Station Code: BPL) is a major railway junction of India and main railway station of Bhopal, the capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal junction is the starting point for the fastest train of India,[citation needed] the Bhopal Shatabdi Express, as well as the fastest mail express train[citation needed] which is also India's first ISO certified train,[citation needed] the Shaan-e-Bhopal Express, while the newly announced Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Intercity Express will be the first AC Double Decker train[citation needed] and Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Non-Stop Express will be the first non-stop point to point train of Central India (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh).[citation needed] This station also serves as a connecting point for various pilgrims from Nepal, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and Myanmar to visit the Stupa of Sanchi, an important Buddhist stupa, which is about 40 km from Bhopal Junction railway station.

Construction[edit]

The main station of Bhopal is known as Bhopal Junction. It was constructed in year 1941 before India got independence. The second station of the city (Bhopal Habibganj) was constructed in year 1975 and its inauguration was done by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India. Later on, The city of Bhopal got 4 new other local railway stations named as:

Station Name Station Code Railway Zone Total Platforms
Bhopal Junction BPL West Central Railway 7
Bhopal Habibganj HBJ West Central Railway 5
Bhopal Bairagarh BIH Western Railway 3
Bhopal Misrod MSD West Central Railway 3
Bhopal Sukhisewania BSSN West Central Railway 2
Bhopal Mandideep MDP West Central Railway 4

So in total Bhopal has 6 Railway Stations within its city limits.

The Main Railway Station as well as Bhopal Habibganj Railway Station are selected along with 47 Other Railway Stations to emerge as The World Class Railway Station. The Bhopal Junction and Bhopal Habibganj have already received ISO 9001:2000 CERTIFICATE.

Location[edit]

The Main Railway Station of Bhopal is located:

Structure and Facilities[edit]

The railway station consist a total number of 6 Platforms (with the sixth being India's first drive-in platform). The Platforms are well furnished and provide the following facilities:

  • 14 Gents Waiting Halls
  • 4 Ladies Waiting Halls
  • Railway Restaurants
  • 12 Food Plaza
  • RO Vending Water Machine
  • 18 Reserved Computerised Ticket Counters
  • 10 Un-Reserved Computerised Ticket Counters
  • Railway Parking System
  • Water Reserve System
  • Internet Cafes
  • STD Calling Booths
  • Sanitation Facilities and Complex

Connectivity[edit]

Bhopal Junction Railway Station is located on the Main DelhiChennai route which halts more than 200 daily trains, with a total of more than 380 trains within a week. Therefore the Trains for almost all the major as well as minor destinations in India are very easily available. To the north of the Bhopal Junction lies Bina Junction, to the south lies Itarsi Junction. There is one track which connect Bhopal to the west with Ujjain Junction, Ratlam Junction and Ahmedabad Junction. Also to some portion of Indore Junction and Dewas Junction.

Important trains originating[edit]

Bhopal city is the starting point for the Fastest train of India The Bhopal Shatabdi Express as well as the fastest mail express train which is also India's first ISO certified train Shaan-e-Bhopal Express, while the newly announced Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Intercity Express will be the first AC Double Decker train and Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Non-Stop Express will be the first non-stop point to point train of Central India (Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh). The Mail, Express and Passenger trains starting from Bhopal include :

Extension of Some Trains[edit]

1. Nagpur - Secundarabad Express.

2. Nagpur - Pune Garib Rath Express.

Demands For New Trains[edit]

1. Bhopal - Nagpur Intercity Express (Via Itarsi, Ghoradongri, Amla) Afternoon Departure from bhopal

2. Bhopal - Khajuraho Intercity Express.

3. Bhopal - Katra Express

4. Habibganj - Bandra Express

5. Habibganj - Tirupati(via Secundarabad) Express

6. Bhopal - Dehradun Express

7. Bhopal - Tikamgarh Passenger

8. Bhopal - Guwahati Weekly Express

9. Habibganj - Kochuveli Bi Weekly Express

10.Habibganj - Chennai Central Weekly Express

11.Habibganj - Bangalore City (via Pune) Express

Important trains passing through[edit]

The location of Bhopal Junction is such that the trains for almost every Indian state (excluding Himachal, Assam and North East) are very easily available. The station halts five pairs of Rajdhani Express, two pairs of Garibrath Express, Shatabdi Express, Duronto Express and about 210 pairs of express, while 13 pairs of passenger trains. The Bhopal Junction railway station being the major station of the city is also the originating point of the fastest train of India, Bhopal Shatabdi. The important trains which pass through Bhopal Junction for different Indian states include :

Trains for Jammu & Kashmir[edit]

Trains for Punjab[edit]

  • Mumbai CST–Ferozpur Punjab Mail
  • Lokmanya Tilak Terminus –Amritsar Express
  • Nanded–Amritsar Sachkhand Express
  • Bilaspur–Amritsar Chhaggitsarh Express
  • Nanded - Amritsar Superfast Express

Trains for Haryana/Uttrakhand[edit]

  • Chennai–Chandigarh Express
  • Chennai–Dehradun Express
  • Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Haridwar AC Express

Trains for Delhi[edit]

Trains for Uttar Pradesh[edit]

  • Bhopal–Lucknow–Pratapgarh Express
  • Bhopal–Lucknow Bhopal Garibrath Express
  • Chennai–Lucknow Express
  • Trivandrum Central–Gorakhpur Rapti Sagar Express
  • Ernakulam–Gorakhpur Rapti Sagar Express
  • Bengaluru–Gorakhpur Express
  • Bengaluru–Gorakhpur Super Express
  • Hyderabad–Gorakhpur Express
  • Mumbai CST–Lucknow Pushpak Express
  • Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Lucknow Express
  • Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Agra Lashkar Express
  • Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Kanpur Udyognagari Express
  • Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Varanasi Kamayani Express
  • Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Allahabad Tulsi Express
  • Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Bareily Express
  • Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Sultanpur Express
  • Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Gorakhpur Kushinagar Express
  • Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Gorakhpur Sant Kabir Dham Express
  • Pune–Lucknow Express
  • Itarsi–Jhansi Passenger
  • Valsad–Kanpur Udyogkarmi Express

Trains for Bihar[edit]

Trains for West Bengal[edit]

  • Bhopal–Howrah Express
  • Indore–Howrah Shipra Express
  • Ajmer–Kolkata Express
  • Bhuj-Shalimar Express

Trains for Orissa[edit]

  • Jodhpur–Puri Express
  • Valsad–Puri Express

Trains for Andhra Pradesh[edit]

Trains for Tamil Nadu[edit]

  • New Delhi–Chennai Grand Trunk Express
  • New Delhi–Chennai Tamil Nadu Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Chennai Rajdhani Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Chennai Garibrath Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Chennai Duronto Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Chennai Madras Express
  • Jammutawi–Chennai Andaman Express
  • Lucknow–Chennai Express
  • Dehradun–Chennai Express
  • Chandigarh–Chennai Express
  • Jaipur–Chennai Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Madurai Express
  • Jammutawi–Madurai Navyug Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Coimbatore Congo Express
  • Jaipur–Coimbatore Express
  • Jammutawi–Trivandrum Central-Kanyakumari Himsagar Express
  • Jammutawi–Tirunelveli Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Kanyakumari Thirukural Express

Trains for Kerala[edit]

  • Indore– Trivandrum Central Ahilyanagari Express
  • New Delhi– Trivandrum Central Kerala Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin– Trivandrum Central Swarna Jayanti Express
  • Gorakhpur– Trivandrum Central Rapti Sagar Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Ernakulam Mangla Lakshdeep
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Ernakulam Millennium Express
  • Barauni–Ernakulam Rapti Sagar Express

Trains for Karnataka[edit]

  • Indore–Yesvantpur Indore - Bangalore Express
  • New Delhi–Bangalore Karnataka Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Bangalore Rajdhani Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Bangalore Bi- Weekly Rajdhani Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Yeswantpur Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Yeswantpur Bengaluru Link Express
  • Gorakhpur–Bengaluru Express
  • Gorakhpur–Yeswantpur Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Mysore Swarna Jayanti Express
  • Jaipur–Mysore Express

Trains for Goa[edit]

  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Vasco de Gama Goa Express

Trains for Maharashtra[edit]

  • Habibganj - LTT Express
  • Ferozpur–Mumbai CST Punjab Mail
  • Lucknow–Mumbai CST Pushpak Express
  • Agra–Mumbai CST Express
  • Chhapra–Mumbai CST Express
  • Amritsar–Dadar Express
  • Lucknow–Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express
  • Kanpur–Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Udyognagari Express
  • Agra–Gwalior–Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Lashkar Express
  • Varanasi–Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Kamayani Express
  • Allahabad–Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Tulsi Express
  • Bareily–Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express
  • Sultanpur–Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express
  • Gorakhpur–Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Kushinagar Express
  • Gorakhpur–Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express
  • Gorakhpur–Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Super Express
  • Haridwar–Lokmanya Tilak Terminus A.C. Express
  • Jammutawi–Pune Jhelum Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Pune Express
  • Lucknow–Pune Express
  • Jaipur–Pune Express
  • Gwalior–Pune Express
  • Amritsar–Hajoor Shahib Nanded Sachkhand Express
  • Sri Ganganagar–Hajoor Shahib Nanded Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Bhusawal Gondwana Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Kolhapur NIZAMUDDIN KOP Express
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin–Kolhapur Swarna Jayanti Express
  • Indore - Nagpur Express
  • Indore–Nagpur Tri Shatabdi Express
  • Jhansi–Nagpur Passenger

Trains for Gujarat[edit]

Trains for Rajasthan[edit]

  • Bhopal–Jaipur Express
  • Bhopal - Jodhpur
  • Chennai–Jaipur Express
  • Coimbatore–Jaipur Express
  • Mysore–Jaipur Express
  • Pune–Jaipur Express
  • Hyderabad–Jaipur Express
  • Hyderabad–Ajmer Express
  • Kolkata–Ajmer Express
  • Puri–Jodhpur Express
  • Hajoor Shahib Nanded–Sri Ganganagar Express

Trains for destinations within the state (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh)[edit]

Trains for Indore[edit]

Trains for Indore Via. Maksi[edit]

Trains for Indore Via. Ujjain[edit]

  • 12415/12416 Hazrat Nizamuddin–Indore Indore - Hazrat Nizamuddin Express
  • 12973/12974 Jaipur–Indore Indore - Jaipur Express
  • 19711/19712 Jaipur–Indore Express
  • 12465/12466 Jodhpur–Indore Ranthambore Express
  • 19701/19702 Kota–Indore Intercity Express
  • 19655/19656 Udaipur City–Indore Express
  • 19711/19712 Ajmer–Indore Express
  • 19309/19310 Ahmedabad–Indore Shanti Express
  • 19377/19378 Surat–Indore Express
  • 12961/12962 Mumbai Central–Indore Avantika Express
  • 12227/12228 Mumbai Central–Indore A.C. Express
  • 19391/19392 Mumbai Bandra - Indore Express
  • 19311/19312 Pune–Indore Express
  • 12923/12924 Nagpur–Indore Shatabdi Express

Trains for other major cities[edit]

Passenger trains[edit]

  • Bhopal–Jodhpur–Bhopal
  • Bhopal–Bina–Bhopal
  • Bhopal–Indore–Bhopal
  • Bhopal–Ujjain–Bhopal
  • Bhopal–Dahod–Bhopal
  • Jhansi–Itarsi–Jhansi

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]