Muzaffarpur Junction railway station

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Muzaffarpur Junction
Indian Railway Station

मुज़फ्फरपुर. जंक्शन
MUZAFFARPUR JUNCTION.jpg
The main entrance of the station
Station statistics
Address Muzaffarpur, Muzaffarpur, Bihar
 India
Coordinates 26°07′20″N 85°22′40″E / 26.1222°N 85.3779°E / 26.1222; 85.3779Coordinates: 26°07′20″N 85°22′40″E / 26.1222°N 85.3779°E / 26.1222; 85.3779
Elevation 57 metres (187 ft)
Line(s)
Connections

Hajipur, Samastipur, Motihari, Sitamarhi (Opened in 2012), Chhapra (under construction), Janakpur Road (under construction), Darbhanga(sanctioned).

City Bus, Auto-rickshaws, Ferry, Taxi to all important destinations.
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 7
Tracks 15
Parking Available (paid)
Bicycle facilities Available (paid)
Baggage check Available
Other information
Opened 1886[1]
Electrified

2010-2014. (Only for Barauni-Samastipur-Muzaffarpur-Hajipur line). 25 kV AC 50 Hz line.

  • Started from 24th December, 2014[2]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code MFP
Zone(s) East Central Railway
Division(s) Sonpur Division
Owned by East Central Railway of the Indian Railway
Operator Indian Railway
Station status Functioning
Formerly East Indian Railway
Traffic
Passengers () 1,00,000 per day
Services
parkingticketsdisabled accessWCtaxi standpublic transportationcar parkingbike parking
Location
Muzaffarpur Junction railway station is located in Bihar
Muzaffarpur Junction railway station
Location of Muzaffarpur in Bihar, India

Muzaffarpur Junction railway station, station code MFP, is a railway station in the Sonpur division of East Central Railway. Muzaffarpur Junction is located in Muzaffarpur city, the headquarters of Muzaffarpur district in the Indian state of Bihar.[3]

Aerial view of Muzaffarpur Junction with sunset view.

History[edit]

New developments

In February 2012, the Indian Railways had planned to set up a Railway Station Development Corporation (RSDC) that will work on improving the major railway stations, including Muzaffarpur Junction, by building and improving passenger amenities. [4]

Passenger Movement[edit]

Muzaffarpur is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[5] It handles over 150 trains and about 1,00,000 passengers daily.

Platforms[edit]

There are seven platforms in Muzaffarpur Junction.[6] The platforms are interconnected with foot over bridges (FOB). Platform nos. 5 and 6 are mainly for Hajipur, Sitamarhi, Motihari bound passenger trains and some low priority trains in the direction. Platform nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 cater to most of the trains passing through the junction; platform nos. 1, 2, 3 being the most important.

Trains[edit]

Passenger train at Muzaffarpur Junction. (After electrification)

Sonpur is the divisional headquarters all the trains passing through this route have stoppages here. Several electrified local passenger trains and express trains run from Muzaffarpur to neighbouring destinations. The following is a list of all the trains passing from Muzaffarpur Junction (as of May 10, 2012). The Muzaffarpur Junction railway station, is well connected to most of the major cities in India by the railway network and serves the city with numerous number of trains. Muzaffarpur is well connected to Patna, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Howrah, Chennai, Bangalore, Ajmer, Kanpur, Guwahati, Surat, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Jammu, Vishakhapatnam, Raipur, Allahabad, Ranchi, Gwalior, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jaipur, Porbander, Kochi and other cities. It is also the originating station for many superfasts and express trains. Sapt Kranti Express, Maur Dhawaj Express etc. having Muzaffarpur Junction as its origin is an ISO 9001:2008 certified train. Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express crosses the junction once a week.:[7][8]

Nearest airports[edit]

The nearest airports to Muzaffarpur Junction are:[9]

  1. Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Patna 72 kilometres (45 mi)
  2. Gaya Airport 177 kilometres (110 mi)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirhut_Railway
  2. ^ http://www.jagran.com/bihar/muzaffarpur-11899365.html
  3. ^ "Official Website of Sonpur Division of East Central Railway". Government of India. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Railways to set up body to develop stations". The Times of India. February 11, 2012. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Work on doubling Sonepur-Chapra rail track begins". The Times of India. June 11, 2002. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sonpur Junction Details". indiantrains.org. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Trains at Muzaffarpur Junction". India Rail Info. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Muzaffarpur Junction". onefivenine.com. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 

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