Akola Junction railway station

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Akola Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
Kacheguda-Akola Intercity Express.jpg
Location Akola, Maharashtra, 444001
India
Coordinates 20°43′24″N 77°00′21″E / 20.7233°N 77.0057°E / 20.7233; 77.0057Coordinates: 20°43′24″N 77°00′21″E / 20.7233°N 77.0057°E / 20.7233; 77.0057
Elevation 284 metres (932 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Indian Railway
Line(s) Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Nagpur-Bhusawal section
Akola-Ratlam line
Akola – Secunderabad line
Platforms 7
Construction
Structure type At ground
Parking Available
Other information
Station code AK
Zone(s) CR
Division(s) Bhusawal railway division
History
Opened 1867; 150 years ago (1867)
Electrified 1989–90
Previous names Great Indian Peninsula Railway

Akola Junction serves Akola in Akola district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is an important junction station on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. There is a broad gauge line to Secunderabad railway station and the metre gauge Akola-Ratlam line is under gauge conversion.

History[edit]

The first train in India travelled from Mumbai to Thane on 16 April 1853. By May, 1854, Great Indian Peninsula Railway's Bombay-Thane line was extended to Kalyan. Bhusawal railway station was set up in 1860 and in 1867 the GIPR branch line was extended to Nagpur.[1]

Electrification[edit]

The railways in the Bhusawal area were electrified in 1989–90.[2]

Gauge conversion[edit]

There earlier existed a 1,469 kilometres (913 mi) long metre gauge line from Jaipur to Secunderabad via Akola. Out of this Jaipur to Indore and the Secunderabad-Purna-Akola sections have already been converted to broad gauge and conversion of the Ratlam-Akola section was approved for conversion in 2008 work until Mhow has been completed and conversion of.Mhow-Khandwa already began.[3]

Amenities[edit]

Amenities at Akola railway station include: computerized reservation office, subscriber trunk dialling/public call office booth, waiting room, retiring room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshments, and book stall.[4]

Traffic[edit]

Akola railway station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[5] 127 trains (including weeklies and bi-weeklies) pass through Akola railway station.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832–1865). "IR History: Early Days – I". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Gauge conversion of Ratlam-Khandwa-Mhow-Akola". Press Information Bureau. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  4. ^ "Nasik to Akola trains". makemytrip. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  5. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  6. ^ "Akola Junction railway station". www.triposo.com. Retrieved 2017-07-05. 


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