Bhusaval Junction railway station

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Bhusaval
Indian Railway Junction Station
Bhusawal Junction.JPG
Station statistics
Address Bhusawal, Maharashtra, PIN 425201
India
Coordinates 21°02′49″N 75°47′19″E / 21.0469°N 75.7885°E / 21.0469; 75.7885Coordinates: 21°02′49″N 75°47′19″E / 21.0469°N 75.7885°E / 21.0469; 75.7885
Elevation 205.030 metres (672.67 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Nagpur-Bhusawal section
Bhusawal-Kalyan section
Jabalpur-Bhusaval section
Structure type At ground
Platforms 8
Parking Available
Baggage check Not available
Other information
Opened 1860
Electrified 1968-69
Station code BSL
Division(s) Bhusawal
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator Central Railway
Formerly Great Indian Peninsula Railway
Location
Bhusawal railway station is located in Maharashtra
Bhusawal railway station
Bhusawal railway station
Location in Maharashtra

Bhusaval railway station serves Bhusawal in Jalgaon district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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. Bhusaval railway station was set up in 1863.[1] In 1866 the GIPR branch line was extended to Khandwa and in 1867 to Nagpur.Bhusawal is divisional HQ under Central Railways.[2]

Electrification[edit]

Railways in the Bhusaval area were electrified in 1968-69;Railway uses Single phase,25 kv AC supply for traction for all 3 exit lines[3]

Amenities[edit]

Amenities at Bhusaval 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]The northern and southern entrances have separate ticketing windows. There is a free 4 wheeler parking area at the northern entrance. Bhusawal railway station & ST stand are adjacent. Bhusawal railway station enjoys good watering source being on the Tapti River.

Busy station[edit]

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

At least two trains originate at Bhusaval railway station – Gondwana Exp. and Bhusawal Pune Exp – and a number of passenger trains to all directions and 187 trains (including weeklies and bi-weeklies) pass through it and halts.[6]

Bhusawal Junction (2)

Loco shed[edit]

The loco shed at Bhusaval was established by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway in 1919. At that time it was the largest in Asia and third largest in the world.[7]

Bhusaval electric loco shed has WAM-4, WAP- 4, WAG-5, WAG-7 and WCM-6 locomotives.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Gazzetteers Dept Maharashta". Government of Maharashtra. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832 - 1865). "IR History: Early Days – I". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  4. ^ "Surat to Bhusawal 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. ^ "Bhusawal Jn railway station detais". iniantrains.org. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  7. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900-1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  8. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 

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