Mathura Junction railway station

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Mathura Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
Mathura Junction 1.JPG
Station statistics
Address Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates 27°28′41″N 77°40′20″E / 27.4781°N 77.6722°E / 27.4781; 77.6722Coordinates: 27°28′41″N 77°40′20″E / 27.4781°N 77.6722°E / 27.4781; 77.6722
Elevation 177.546 metres (582.50 ft)
Line(s) Agra-Delhi chord
Delhi-Chennai line
Structure type Standard on ground
Platforms 10
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1904
Electrified 1982-85
Station code MTJ
Division(s) Agra
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator North Central Railway
Station status Functioning
Formerly East Indian Railway Company
Location
Mathura railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Mathura railway station
Mathura railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh

Mathura Junction railway station is on the Agra-Delhi chord of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai lines. It is located in Mathura district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It serves Mathura.

Overview[edit]

Krishna was born in Mathura. He spent his childhood in Vrindavan, 11 km away. Therefore, both are major pilgrimage centres for Hindus.[1]Mathura Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation is located at Mathura.[2]

History[edit]

The 29 mi (47 km) long Hathras Road-Mathura Cantt line was opened in 1875 by Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway. It was transferred to North Eastern Railway in 1952. The Mathura-Kasganj line was converted from 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge in 2009.[3][4]

The 7 mi (11 km) long metre gauge Mathura-Vrindavan branch line was opened by Bombay, Baroda and Central Indian Railway in 1889.[3]

The broad gauge Agra-Delhi chord was opened in 1904.[5]

Electrification[edit]

The Faridabad-Mathura-Agra section was electrified in 1982-85. The Mathura-Bharatpur line was electrified in 1985-86.[6]

Mathura Junction
12403 Allahabad Mathura Express at Mathura Junction
Mathura Junction - Welcome

Amenities[edit]

Mathura Junction railway station has a tourist information centre, telephone booths, computerised reservation centre, waiting room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms, and a book stall.[7]

Passengers[edit]

Mathura Junction is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mathura and Vrindavan – general information". ISKCON. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mathura Refinery". Indian Oil. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Indian Railways line history, 2 North Eastern Railway". Bombay, Baroda and Central Indian Railway. wordpress. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "IR History:Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900-1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mathurapur to Bharatpur Trains". Make my trip. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. Indian Railways. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

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Mathura-Alwar line
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Mathura-Vrindavan link