Haridwar railway station
|Haridwar Railway Station
Indian Railway Station
Haridwar Railway Station
|Address||National Highway 58, Haridwar, Haridwar, Uttarakhand
The Haridwar Railway Station (Hindi: हरिद्वार रेलवे स्टेशन), station code HW, also known as Haridwar Junction is the only railway station in the holy city of Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. It falls under the Moradabad division of the Northern Railway zone of the Indian Railways.
Haridwar was first connected with railways, via Laksar, through branch line in 1886, when the Awadh and Rohilakhand Railway line was extended through Roorkee to Saharanpur, this was later extended to Dehradun in 1900.
Station Code: HW. The station is situated on the Delhi–Dehradun and Howrah–Dehradun railway lines. One of the main railheads of the Northern Railways, Haridwar Junction Railway Station is connected by meter gauge and broad gauge lines. The station is situated on the National Highway 58 in the Devpura locality of Haridwar. The nearby station of Rishikesh is connected to Haridwar on a branch line. Towards west, the major railhead is at Saharanpur (80 km) and going north, the major railhead is at Dehradun (66 km).
The railway station is located on the south side of the town, within walking distance of most hotels. A tourist information center is provided by the railway department to help travelers. Computerized reservation facility is offered. In front of the railway station is the UPSRTC Roadways Bus Station of Haridwar offering regular services to places in and around Haridwar such as Delhi and to all major destinations in North India including Mussoorie, Meerut, Shimla, Dehradun, Badrinath, Nainital, Ranikhet and Uttarkashi. Nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport located about (42 km) in Dehradun.
Haridwar Junction Railway Station Details
List of trains with Haridwar as a terminal station
|Train Number||Train Name||Destination Station|
|12171/72||LTT Haridwar AC Superfast Express||Mumbai-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus|
|9106/05||Haridwar Ahmedabad Mail||Ahmedabad JN (ADI)|
|4116/15||Allahabad Express||Allahabad JN (ALD)|
|12369/70||Haridwar Howrah Kumbha Express||Howrah JN (HWH)|
|2053/54||Haridwar Amritsar Jan Shatabdi Express||Amritsar JN (ASR)|
|4711/12||Haridwar Shri Ganganagar InterCity Express||Shri Ganganagar (SGNR)|
|8478/77||Kalinga Utkal Express||Puri (PURI)|
|4887A/88A||Haridwar Barmer Link Express||Barmer (BME)|
List of trains that pass via Haridwar Junction
|Train Number||Train Name||Source Station||Destination Station|
|2017/18||Dehradun Shatabdi Express||New Delhi (NDLS)||Dehradun (DDN)|
|2056/55||Dehradun Jan Shatabdi||Dehradun (DDN)||New Delhi (NDLS)|
|2205/06||New Delhi Dehradun AC Express||New Delhi (NDLS)||Dehradun (DDN)|
|2327/28||Upasana Express||Howrah JN (HWH)||Dehradun (DDN)|
|2688/87||Dehradun Chennai Express||Dehradun (DDN)||Chennai Central (MAS)|
|3009/10||Doon Express||Howrah JN (HWH)||Dehradun (DDN)|
|4041/42||Mussoorie Express||Sarai Rohilla (DEE)||Dehradun (DDN)|
|4114/13||Dehradun Allahabad Link Express||Dehradun (DDN)||Allahabad JN (ALD)|
|4119/20||Kathgodam Dehradun Express||Kathgodam (KGM)||Dehradun (DDN)|
|4163||Sangam Express Slip||Allahabad JN (ALD)||Dehradun (DDN)|
|4163A||Sangam Express||Aligarh (ALJN)||Dehradun (DDN)|
|4265/66||Dehradun Varanasi Express||Varanasi JN (BSB)||Dehradun(DDN)|
|4309/10||Ujjaini Express||Ujjain JN (UJN)||Dehradun (DDN)|
|4318/17||Indore - Dehradun Express||Dehradun (DDN)||Indore Junction BG (INDB)|
|4609/10||Hemkunt Express||Rishikesh (RKSH)||Jammu Tawi (JAT)|
|4631/32||Dehradun Amritsar Express||Dehradun (DDN)||Amritsar JN (ASR)|
|5001/02||Dehradun Muzaffarpur Express||Muzaffarpur JN (MFP)||Dehradun (DDN)|
|5005/06||Dehradun Gorakhpur Express||Gorakhpur JN (GKP)||Dehradun (DDN)|
|9019/20||Dehradun Express||Bandra Terminus (BDTS)||Dehradun (DDN)|
The city lacks direct connectivity with many major cities of India. The frequency of trains from some important stations is only once or twice per week and there is still demand to introduce new trains for such important cities. The main reason for this is lack of sufficient rail route infrastructure in this region. Dehradun railway station (DDN) which is located 52 kms away has only one platform for arrival and two platforms for departure (again due to lack of space in Dehradun city) thus making it incapable of handling too many passenger trains like other major railway stations do. A new expansion of Dehradun railway station is proposed to come up at Harrawala near Dehradun which is expected to handle more load due to a larger number of platforms. This will help Haridwar maintain a good connectivity as well. However, Haridwar now has additional platforms with dead ends that mark it as a terminus/originating point thus increasing connectivity.
- Trade and Communications The Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 21, p. 375.
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- India rail info. "Arrivals and Departures from Haridwar Junction".
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- India9.com: Haridwar Junction Railway Station
- MapsofIndia.com:Reaching Haridwar by train
- India rail info: Map of Haridwar Junction Railway Station
- Official Website of the Northern Railway Zone