Gorakhpur Junction railway station

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Gorakhpur Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
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Gorakhpur Railway Station
Location Station Road, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
 India
Coordinates 26°45′35″N 83°22′54″E / 26.7598°N 83.3818°E / 26.7598; 83.3818Coordinates: 26°45′35″N 83°22′54″E / 26.7598°N 83.3818°E / 26.7598; 83.3818
Elevation 84 metres (276 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by North Eastern Railway
Line(s)
Platforms 10
Tracks 26
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code GKP
Zone(s) North Eastern Railway
Division(s) Gorakhpur Division
History
Opened 1930
Electrified In progress
Traffic
Passengers 365000
Location
Gorakhpur Junction railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Gorakhpur Junction railway station
Gorakhpur Junction railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh

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.

History[edit]

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) KaptanganjSiwan metre-gauge line was opened in 1913. The 25-mile (40 km) metre-gauge Nautanwa branch line was opened in 1925.[1]

Conversion to broad gauge started with the Gorakhpur–Siwan section in 1981. The Gorakhpur–Paniyahwa section was converted in 1991.[2] 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.[3] Now Gorakhpur would have [clarification needed] three new platforms.[4] At present, Gorakhpur has the world's longest platform. [5]

Passenger Movement[edit]

Gorakhpur is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railways.[6] It handles over 189 trains and about 270,000 passengers daily.[7] Some of the other railway stations in Uttar Pradesh handling large numbers of passengers are Kanpur Central (597,000 passengers daily),[8] Varanasi Junction (363,000),[9] Mathura Junction (381,000)[10] and Mughalsarai (417,000).[11]

Express Trains Starting from Gorakhpur Junction[edit]

Train number Train name Origin Destination
12589 GKP-SC Express Gorakhpur Junction Secunderabad Junction
12591 GKP-YPR Express Gorakhpur Junction Yeswanthpur Junction
12511 Raptisagar Express Gorakhpur Junction Thiruvananthapuram Central
12555 Gorakhdham Express Gorakhpur Junction Hissar
12541 Gorakhpur Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Superfast Express Gorakhpur Junction LTT
15045 GKP-OKHA Express Gorakhpur Junction Okha
19410 GKP-ADI Express Gorakhpur Junction Ahmedabad Junction
15015 GKP-YPR Express Gorakhpur Junction Yeswanthpur
12531 Intercity Express Gorakhpur Junction Lucknow Junction
12597 Jansadharan Express Gorakhpur Junction CSTM
15023 GKP-YPR Express Gorakhpur Junction Yeswanthpur
19038 Bandra Terminus Gorakhpur Avadh Express Gorakhpur Junction Bandra Terminus
12587 Amarnath Express Gorakhpur Junction Jammu Tawi
11016 Kushinagar Express Gorakhpur Junction LTT
13508 GKP-ASN Express Gorakhpur Junction Asansol Junction
15048 Poorvanchal Express Gorakhpur Junction Kolkata
15050 GKP-KOAA Express Gorakhpur Junction Kolkata
15028 Maurya Express Gorakhpur Junction Hatia Junction
1056 Godaan Express Gorakhpur Junction LTT
15018 Dadar Express Gorakhpur Junction LTT
11082 GKP-LTT Express Gorakhpur Junction LTT
15022 Shalimar Express Gorakhpur Junction Shalimar Junction
11038 GKP-Pune Express Gorakhpur Junction Pune Junction
15004 Chauri Chaura Express Gorakhpur Junction Kanpur Awarganj
15103 Intercity Express Gorakhpur Junction Manduadih
15016 Intercity Express Gorakhpur Junction Chhapra


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Railways line history; 2. North Eastern Railway" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Varanasi Division at a Glance". North Eastern Railway. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gorakhpur gets world's largest railway platform". The Times of India, 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gorakhpur railway station's remodelling in final stage". The Times of India, 2 June 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Dinda, Archisman (9 October 2013). "Uttar Pradesh gets world’s longest railway platform". GulfNews.com. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Gorkhpur Jn (GKP)". India Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kanpur Central (CNB)". Indian Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Varanasi Jn (BSB)". Indian Rail Enquiry. 
  10. ^ "Mathura". Indian Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Mughalsarai Jn Railway Station (MGS)". Indian Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 19 June 2013.