Ahmedabad Junction railway station

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Ahmedabad Junction
અમદાવાદ જંકશન
अहमदाबाद जंक्शन
Indian Railway Station
Junction Station
Ahmedabad Station.jpg
Location Kalupur, Ahmedabad (Central Zone), Gujarat
Coordinates 23°01′30″N 72°36′04″E / 23.025°N 72.601°E / 23.025; 72.601Coordinates: 23°01′30″N 72°36′04″E / 23.025°N 72.601°E / 23.025; 72.601
Elevation 52.50 metres (172.2 ft)
Owned by Indian Railway
Operated by Western Railways
Line(s) Ahmedabad-Mumbai Main Line
Ahmedabad-Botad Meter Gauge line
Ahmedabad-Mehsana Meter gauge
Ahmedabad-Gandhidham main line
Jaipur-Ahmedabad line
Ahmedabad-Udaipur Meter Gauge Line
Platforms 12
Tracks 16+
Connections BRTS, AMTS bus stop, taxicab stand, auto rickshaw stand
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code ADI
Zone(s) Western Railways
Division(s) Ahmedabad railway division
Electrified Yes

Ahmedabad Junction railway station is the main railway station of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It is also the biggest and busiest railway station within Gujarat. It is second highest income generating division in Western Railways after the Mumbai Division.


Before the partition of India, the Sind Mail used to travel to Hyderabad, Sindh via the Hyderabad - Mirpur Khas - Khokhrapar - Munabao - Barmer - Luni - Jodhpur - Pali - Marwar - Palanpur - Ahmedabad route. Constructed by Gokuldas Contractor and Associates.[1][2][3]

Two Minarates of ruined mosque, now in Ahmedabad railway station, 1866

On the north side, as the train enters the station, are the two tallest minarets in Ahmedabad. All traces of their mosque and the memory of its name and date are gone. The style and material of the minarets point to the close of Mahmud Begada's reign (1511), or perhaps rather later. Though much damaged, especially near the foot, the stairs inside the minarets may still be used[4]


The main railway station of Ahmedabad, also referred to as the Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station or Kalupur Railway Station, is the primary station of rail transport for the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, India and an important center of the Western Railways zone of the Indian Railways. Locally people refer to it as Kalupur Station (as it is situated in Kalupur area of the walled city) to distinguish it from other stations in the city like Gandhigram, Asarva, Sarkhej, Vastrapur, Chandlodia, Vatva, Maninagar and Sabarmati Junction. It serves trains that connect Ahmedabad to different parts of Gujarat, as well as major Indian cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Trivandrum, Ajmer, Dhanbad, Daltonganj, Jaipur and Indore.

The station has 12 platforms. There are an ample numbers of tea stalls, snack bars, medical shops and enquiry desks. The station also has one cybercafe which is run by Tata Indicom. The government is also considering making the station WiFi enabled. The station is undergoing large-scale automation to make it a technologically advanced station, and new ATM outlets from ICICI Bank, Canara Bank, Union Bank of India, Dena Bank, Bank of Baroda, State Bank of India & other major banks has been installed. RailTel plans to open Cyber Cafe in Ahmedabad Station.

Ahmedabad Junction Stationboard
Ahmedabad Junction Platformboard
Shaking Minarets outside Ahmedabad railway station
Ahmedabad Railway Station main entrance


Ahmedabad Railway station has launched hand push luggage trolley service at Ahmedabad railway station. Such trolleys are always available at airports, but for railway station, it is a new initiative. The railway will initially charge Rs 5 per luggage trolley from commuters. As of now, the service is available only for platform no.1, but after new elevators and escalators become functional by the end of this year, the trolley service will be introduced at all platform of Ahmedabad railway station.

According to divisional railway manager of Ahmedabad Shri Ashok Garud, the initiative has been taken following a guideline from the Western railway headquarter. The facility would be launched in Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara railway stations too in future.

Also launched in May 2010 was a golf car service for senior citizens and physically challenged persons.[5]

Train services[edit]

Trains for Mumbai[edit]

Train number Train name Origin Destination
14707/08 Ranakpur Express Bikaner Bandra
19132/31 Kutch Express Bhuj Bandra
12479/80 Suryanagri Express Jodhpur Bandra
19116/15 Sayajinagari Express Bhuj Bandra
12990/89 Ajmer Dadar Express Ajmer Dadar
19066/65 Bandra Terminus Jodhpur Express Jodhpur Bandra
12934/33 Karnavati Express Ahmedabad Mumbai Central
19012/11 Gujarat Express Ahmedabad Mumbai Central
12932/31 Ahmedabad Mumbai Central Double Decker Express Mumbai Central Ahmedabad
12010/09 Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express Ahmedabad Mumbai Central
19216/15 Saurashtra Express Porbandar Mumbai Central
12215/16 Delhi Sarai Rohilla Bandra Terminus Garib Rath Express Delhi Sarai Rohilla Bandra Terminus
22452/51 Chandigarh Bandra Terminus Superfast Express Chandigarh Bandra Terminus
19028/27 Bandra Terminus Jammu Tawi Vivek Express Jammu Bandra Terminus
12960/59 Bhuj Dadar Superfast Express Bhuj Dadar
19018/17 Saurashtra Janata Express Jamnagar Bandra Terminus
19144/43 Lok Shakti Express Ahmedabad Bandra Terminus
19708/07 Aravali Express Jaipur Bandra Terminus
12902/01 Gujarat Mail Ahmedabad Mumbai Central
19006/05 Saurashtra Mail Okha Mumbai Central
59460/59 Link Express Veraval Mumbai Central
12268/67 Ahmedabad Duronto Express Ahmedabad Mumbai Central
12489/90 Bikaner Dadar Superfast Express Bikaner Dadar
19109/10 Gujarat Queen Ahmedabad Valsad

Metre gauge trains originating[edit]

YDM 4 at Ahmedabad Meter gauge section
  1. Ahmedabad-Mehsana Fast Passenger (4 times a day)
  2. Ahmedabad-Mehsana Express
  3. Mehsana Vijapur passenger
  4. Ahmedabad-Ranuj Passenger
  5. Ahmedabad-Mehsana Intercity Express
  6. Ahmedabad-Udaipur Express
  7. Ahmedabad-Udaipur Mewar Fast Passenger
  8. Ahmedabad-Khedbrahma Passenger (2 times a day)
  9. Ahmedabad-Himmatnagar Passenger (2 times a day)
  10. Ahmedabad-Nandol Dehgam Express (2 times a day)
  11. Ahmedabad-Ranuj Fast Passenger
  12. Gandhigram-Botad Passenger (5 times a day. First train starts from Ahmedabad Junction and travels as Empty Special till Gandhigram and then officially as Gandhigram-Botad Passenger. The last service from Botad to Gandhigram runs till Ahmedabad Junction as Empty Special.)


  1. ^ Murray, John (1949). Hearn, Sir Gordon Risley, ed. A handbook for Travellers in India and Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon: Including the Portuguese and French Possessions and the Indian States. p. 211 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ Gandhi, Mahatma (1929). Young India. Vol. 11. Navajivan Publishing House. p. 50 – via Google Books; University of Virginia. 
  3. ^ "Indian Railways FAQ: Geography : International". irfca.org. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  4. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Ahmedabad. Government Central Press. 1879. p. 267. 
  5. ^ Luggage trolley,golf car services launched at Ahmedabad railway station

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