Gorakhpur Junction railway station
|Indian Railway Junction Station|
Gorakhpur Railway Station
|Location||Station Road, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
|Elevation||84 metres (276 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||North Eastern Railway|
|Structure type||Standard on ground|
|Zone(s)||North Eastern Railway|
The Gorakhpur Railway Station is located in the city of Gorakhpur in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It serves as the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway. The station offers Class A railway station facilities. On 6 October 2013, Gorakhpur became the world's longest railway platform, after inauguration of the remodelled Gorakhpur Yard, with a stretch of around 1.35 kilometres (0.84 mi). This railway station is a very important junction of northern India. The railway station need[clarification needed] remodeling of platforms and other facilities like escalators, coach position indicators, and Rajdhani Express connectivity[clarification needed].
The city of Gorakhpur serves 10 local railway stations known as Gorakhpur Junction, Gorakhpur cantt, Domingarh, Sahjanwa, Sihapar, Maniram, Nakaha jungle, Kushmi, Jagatbela, and Unaula.
The 135-mile (217 km) metre-gauge Gonda loop, running between Gorakhpur and Gonda, was constructed by the Bengal and North Western Railway between 1886 and 1905. The 79-mile (127 km) Kaptanganj–Siwan metre-gauge line was opened in 1913. The 25-mile (40 km) metre-gauge Nautanwa branch line was opened in 1925.
Conversion to broad gauge started with the Gorakhpur–Siwan section in 1981. The Gorakhpur–Paniyahwa section was converted in 1991. The Gorakhpur–Gonda loop was converted around 1985, and the Nautanwa branch line at about the same time. The Kaptanganj–Siwan line was converted around 2006. Now Gorakhpur would have [clarification needed] three new platforms. At present, Gorakhpur has the world's longest platform. 
Gorakhpur is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railways. It handles over 189 trains and about 270,000 passengers daily. Some of the other railway stations in Uttar Pradesh handling large numbers of passengers are Kanpur Central (597,000 passengers daily), Varanasi Junction (363,000), Mathura Junction (381,000) and Mughalsarai (417,000).
Express Trains Starting from Gorakhpur Junction
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