Lucknow Charbagh railway station

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Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station
लखनऊ चारबाग़ रेलवे स्टेशन (LKO)
لکھنؤ چارباغ ریلوے سٹیشن
Charbagh Railway Station, Lucknow.jpg
Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station
Location Charbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates 26°49′55″N 80°55′08″E / 26.832°N 80.919°E / 26.832; 80.919Coordinates: 26°49′55″N 80°55′08″E / 26.832°N 80.919°E / 26.832; 80.919
Elevation 123.500 metres (405.18 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Varanasi-Lucknow line
Lucknow-Kanpur Suburban Railway
Varanasi-Rae Bareli-Lucknow line
Lucknow-New Delhi Main Line
Lucknow-Moradabad-New Delhi Line
Lucknow-Gorakhpur Line
Platforms 9 (LKO) + 6 (LJN)
Connections Central Bus Station, Taxi Stand, Auto Stand
Construction
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Disabled access Lucknow NR, Lucknow NER
Architect J.H. Hornimen
Other information
Station code LKO and LJN
Fare zone Northern Railway
History
Electrified Yes
Previous names Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway / East Indian Railway Company
Services
Computerized Ticketing CountersLuggage Checking SystemRailway Police ForceParkingDisabled AccessFood PlazaKiosksWCTaxi StandPublic Transportation

Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station (official name Lucknow NR, station code LKO) is one of the two main railway stations of Lucknow city for broad gauge trains. It is situated at Charbagh in the south of the city, hence the popular name. The words 'Char Bagh' refer to the four gardens which existed here earlier.[1] Lucknow city is well connected with all metro and other important cities like Banglore, Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Jammu Tawi, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Pune, Jaipur and Bhopal either by Lucknow Charbagh(N.R.) or by Lucknow Junction(N.E.R.). The terms "Lucknow Charbagh railway station" and "Lucknow NR station" are used for the same railway station LKO. This is one of the busiest railway stations of India. More than 85 passenger trains originate from here and more than 300 trains pass from the station.

Lucknow Charbagh railway station (LKO)[edit]

Built on a raised plinth, it has a rectangular ground plan with projecting porticos. There are several towers and clusters of circular Awadhi domes. The wide, raised platforms have several halls and rooms for official purposes.

Lucknow Charbagh railway station (LKO) is operated by Lucknow Division of Northern Railway. Trains operated mainly by Northern Railway terminate at or pass through this station. It is also the main hub for the Lucknow-Kanpur Suburban Railway system (MEMU). It has nine platforms. As of 20 July 2014, more than 230 trains (or 114 pairs of trains) (including 1 Duronto, 2 Rajdhani, 1 Shatabdi, 46 Superfast trains i.e. 23 pairs of superfast trains, 3 Garib Raths and 142 i.e. 71 pairs of express trains ) and 28 slow passenger trains (or 14 pairs of trains including MEMU and DEMU) started from, terminated at or passed through LKO station.[2]

The Charbagh railway station building's foundation stone was laid in 1914 and the building was completed in 1923. It has a large garden in front of the building. It incorporates the mix of Rajput, Awadhi and Mughal architecture and has a palatial appearance. A unique feature of the Charbagh railway station is that an aerial view of the station building shows it as a chess board and the domes and pillars of the building appear to be pieces of a chess game.[3] Architecturally, it is considered one of the most beautiful railway stations in India.[4] The Government Railway Police station at Lucknow's Charbagh railway station holds an ISO 9001 certificate.[5]

History of Lucknow Charbagh railway station (LKO)[edit]

Charbagh Station, the major railway station of Lucknow, is an architectural masterpiece. The ostentatious structural design of Charbagh Railway Station enthrals a tourist at the onset. Built at a whooping price of Rs. 70 lakhs, it was designed by J.H. Hornimen. The foundation of the Charbagh Railway Station was place by the Bishop, in March 1914 [6] The Lucknow division is headed by Divisional Railway Manager (DRM). on April 23, 1867, the 47 mile Lucknow-Kanpur section was opened for traffic. This became part of the Oudh Rohilkhand Railway. The present Lucknow division, in 1925 was part of East Indian Railway till 1952. It caters to the Rail transport requirement of the most populous state of the country, serving 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh, with a total route of 1458.94 km, through 194 stations.

Lucknow's Charbagh Railway Station, till 1867, was a large orchard. The present Station building was constructed in 1926 with domes and minars of Saracan design, intended to harmonise with the architecture peculiar to the important historical buildings to the city which date to the days of the Nawabs of Oudh. The building constructed in red brick has a frontage of long verandahs adorned with Mughal arches.[7]

Lucknow Junction (LJN) NER[edit]

The adjacent and almost contiguous railway station, officially known as Lucknow Junction railway station or Lucknow Jn NER (station code LJN), is unofficially considered a part of Charbagh railway stations. Colloquially, it is known as "Chhoti Line", historically it harboured NE Railways' Meter Gauge trains of erstwhile Izzatnagar Division, now falls under Lucknow Division of NE Railway. It is the terminus station for broad gauge trains of North Eastern Railway just like Howrah, Chennai Central and Mumbai CST. Therefore trains that enter this station have to reverse their direction to get out of the station even if the train's destination is beyond Lucknow. It is a separate building, with a distinct identity with red sandstone, but almost a continuation of the main LKO (Northern Railways) station building.

Lucknow JN or LJN station has six platforms. The platform no.6 is accessible to the two wheelers, auto rikshaws and cars through an underpass cabway. This cabway is third cabway of Indian Railway after Howrah and Gorakhpur railway stations.

As of 1 May 2014, more than 100 express trains (or 23 pairs of Mail/Express trains), 28 Superfast Trains, 1 pair of Shatabdi, 3 pairs of Garib Rath express and 18 slow passenger trains started from, terminated at or passed through LJN station.[8]

Earlier Lucknow junction was the terminus for metre gauge trains as almost all tracks of North Eastern Railway zone were metre gauge. With the conversion of most of these tracks to 1676 mm broad gauge under project Unigauge, the Lucknow junction does not have any metre gauge tracks. Now the terminus for the remaining metre gauge trains is Lucknow Aishbagh junction (station code ASH). Lucknow Aishbagh junction also has broad gauge tracks.

Panoramic view of lucknow station


Connectivity[edit]

Lucknow Charbagh Railway station is connected to the city via all types of public transports. UPSRTC buses are available for the station through all major intersection.

Metro[edit]

The station is also proposed as an intersection for Lucknow Metro routes i.e. North-South Corridor and East-West Corridor. It will be a terminal station for East-West Corridor.

Line First operational Stations Length
(km)
Terminals
‹See Tfm›     East-West Corridor Under Construction 12 11.098 Lucknow Charbagh railway station Vasant Kunj

Trains from Lucknow NR (LKO)[edit]

About more than 300 trains start from, terminate at or pass through LKO station. Some of the trains departing or arriving at Lucknow Charbagh railway station (LKO) are listed below.

Destination board of Lucknow Mail

Train No.


Train Name


Arrival


Destination


12429


Lucknow Rajdhani Express


Starting Station


New Delhi


12229


Lucknow Mail


Starting Station


New Delhi


12419


Gomti Express


Starting Station


New Delhi


12436


Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express


-


Dibrugarh


12371


Howrah-Jaisalmer Superfast Express


-


Jaisalmer


12391


Shramjeevi Express


-


New Delhi


12875


Neelachal Express


-


New Delhi


12231


Lucknow Chandigarh Express


-


Chandigarh


12557


Sapt Kranti Express


-


Anand Vihar Terminal


14210


Lucknow Vindhyachal Intercity Express


Starting Station


Vindhyachal


02112


Lucknow-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus


Starting Station


Mumbai


22684


Lucknow-Yesvantpur Superfast


Starting Station


Bangalore


14228


Varuna Express


Starting Station


Varanasi


14216


Ganga Gomti Express


Starting Station


Allahabad


→×==Trains from Lucknow Junction NE (LJN)==



About 50 fast trains start from, terminate at or pass through LJN station. Some of the trains departing or arriving at Lucknow NER railway station (LJN) are listed below -->


Train No.


Train Name


Arrival


Destination


12003


Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi


Starting Station


New Delhi


12210 Kathgodam Kanpur Central Garib Rath Express


-


Kanpur


13019


Bagh Express


-


Kathgodam


12104


Lucknow Junction-Pune Superfast


Starting Station


Pune


12533


Pushpak Express


Starting Station


Mumbai


15015


Gorakhpur-Yesvantpur Express


-


Bangalore


12554


Vaishali Express


-


Barauni


12521


Raptisagar Express


-


Ernakulam


15045


Gorakhpur-Okha Express


-


Okha


12108


Lucknow-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express


Starting Station


Bombay


09014


Lucknow-Bandra Terminus Special


Starting Station


Mumbai


19716


Lucknow-Jaipur Tri-Weekly


Starting Station


Jaipur


12535


Lucknow Raipur Garib Rath Express


Starting Station


Raipur


15204


Lucknow-Barauni Express


Starting Station


Barauni


16094


Gomti Sagar Express


Starting Station


Chennai


15009


Chitrakoot Express


Starting Station


Jabalpur


12593


Lucknow Bhopal Garibrath Express


Starting Station


Bhopal


15008


Krishak Express


Starting Station


Varanasi


Railway stations in Lucknow[edit]

Lucknow city and suburbs have many railway stations listed below.



Station Name


Station Code


Railway Zone


Total Platforms


Lucknow NR (or Charbagh)


LKO


Northern Railway


9


Lucknow NE (or Lucknow Junction)


LJN


North Eastern Railway


6


Aishbagh


ASH


North Eastern Railway


6


Lucknow City


LC


North Eastern Railway


3


Daliganj


DAL


North Eastern Railway


3


Badshahnagar


BNZ


North Eastern Railway


2


Gomtinagar


GTNR


North Eastern Railway


3


Manaknagar


MKG


North Eastern Railway


3


Malhour


ML


North Eastern Railway


3


Jugaur


JRR


North Eastern Railway


3


Amausi


AMS


Northern Railway


3


Alamnagar


AMG


Northern Railway


3


Kakori


KKJ


Northern Railway


5


Malihabad


MLD


Northern Railway


3


Mohibullapur


MBPR


North Eastern Railway


2


Utretia


UTA


Northern Railway


2


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