Varanasi Junction railway station

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Varanasi Cant Junction
Indian Railway Station
Varanasi Railway Station.JPG
Station statistics
Address Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
 India
Coordinates 25°19′35.35″N 82°59′08.92″E / 25.3264861°N 82.9858111°E / 25.3264861; 82.9858111
Elevation 80.71 metres (264.8 ft)
Line(s) Varanasi-Lucknow line
Varanasi-Kanpur line
Varanasi-Allahabad line
Varanasi–Rae Bareli–Lucknow line
Connections Prepaid Auto cum Taxi Stand
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 9
Tracks 13
Parking Available
Baggage check Not Available
Other information
Opened

1872 (Oudh & Rohilkund Railway opened line from Benaras to Lucknow)

1887 (Dufferin Bridge constructed over the Ganges allowing trains to go to Mughalsarai)
Electrified Yes
Station code BSB
Zone(s) Northern Railway, North Eastern Railway
Division(s) Lucknow (NR)
Station status Functioning
Formerly Oudh & Rohilkund Railway

Varanasi Junction, popularly known as Varanasi Cantt Railway Station is the major rail hub in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the busiest and important railway stations in India. It is one of the largest station in Uttar Pradesh.

Overview[edit]

The Varanasi Cant Railway Station has modern Route Interlock System with automated signalling system. Varanasi Cant is the highest revenue generating station of Indian Railways, as the station records a rush of more than 363,000 passengers and more than 260 trains passing through here on a daily basis. It is partly under the administrative control of Lucknow Division of the Northern Railway Zone, and partly under the administrative control of Varanasi Division of the North Eastern Railway Zone of the Indian Railways. Railway Minister Miss Mamata Bannerjee has included Varanasi Cant in World-Class Railway Stations development project.

The first railway line to Banaras or Benares was opened from Howrah in December 1862 and was built by the East Indian Railway Company. The station was built on right bank of the Ganges. Later in 1872, Oudh & Rohilkund Railway Company opened rail line from Benaras to Lucknow. In 1887, Dufferin Bridge was constructed over the Ganges at Benares allowing trains to go to Mughalsarai.

The present building towards city side was constructed during the regime of Mr Kamlapati Tripathi as railway minister. Cantonment side building was opened in 1998 by then railway minister Mr Nitish Kumar. The circulating area was renovated in 2008.

Tourist Information Centre at Varanasi Railway Station, Varanasi.

Train services[edit]

Trains originating from Varanasi Junctionn
Number From To Train name
11093 Varanasi Junction Mumbai CST Mahanagari Express
12559 Varanasi Junction New Delhi Shiv Ganga Express
14257 Varanasi Junction New Delhi Kashi Vishwanath Express
11072 Varanasi Junction Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Kamayani Express
22407 Varanasi Junction Anand Vihar Terminal Garib Rath Express
12237 Varanasi Junction Jammu Tawi Begampura Express
14853/63/65 Varanasi Junction Bhagat Ki Kothi Marudhar Express
12168 Varanasi Junction Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Varanasi Lokmanya Tilak Terminus superfast Express
12166 Varanasi Junction Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Ratnagiri Express
19168 Varanasi Junction Ahmedabad Sabarmati Express
19570 Varanasi Junction Okha Okha Express
19408 Varanasi Junction Ahmedabad Junction Ahemdabad Express
14265 Varanasi Junction Dehradun Varanasi Dehradun Express
14260 Varanasi Junction Rameswaram Rameswaram Express
16230 Varanasi Junction Mysore Junction Mysore Express
18612 Varanasi Junction Ranchi Ranchi Express
18312 Varanasi Junction Sambalpur Sambalpur Express
14235 Varanasi Junction Bareilly Junction Bareilly Express
15110 Varanasi Junction Rajgir Budhpurnima Exprerss
24227 Varanasi Junction Kanpur Central Varuna Express
15104 Varanasi Junction Gorakhpur Junction Intercity Express
15112 Varanasi Junction Chapra[disambiguation needed] Intercity Express
23345 Varanasi Junction Shaktinagar[disambiguation needed] Intercity Express
14219 Varanasi Junction Lucknow Intercity Express
14213 Varanasi Junction Gonda[disambiguation needed] Intercity Express
13345 Varanasi Junction Singrauli Intercity Express
15117 Varanasi Junction Jabalpur Junction Intercity Express
15007 Varanasi Junction Lucknow Krishak Express
22132 Varanasi Junction Pune Junction Gyan Ganga Express
19058 Varanasi Junction Udhna Udhna Express
11107 Varanasi Junction Gwalior Junction Bundelkhand Express

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External links[edit]

Trains passing from Varanasi Junctionn
Number From To Train name
12381 Howrah Junction New Delhi Poorva Express
12561 Darbhanga Junction New Delhi Swatantra Sainani Superfast
12235/12435 Dibrugarh Junction New Delhi Rajdhani Express
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Coordinates: 25°19′35″N 82°59′09″E / 25.326486°N 82.985811°E / 25.326486; 82.985811