Balasore railway station

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Indian Railway Station
BLS station front.jpg
Location Station Road, Balasore, Odisha
Coordinates 21°30′05″N 86°55′13″E / 21.5014°N 86.9203°E / 21.5014; 86.9203Coordinates: 21°30′05″N 86°55′13″E / 21.5014°N 86.9203°E / 21.5014; 86.9203
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by South Eastern Railway
Line(s) Howrah-Chennai main line
Platforms 4
Tracks Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Other information
Station code BLS
Division(s) Kharagpur
Opened 1896
Electrified Yes
Previous names Bengal Nagpur Railway
Balasore railway station is located in Odisha
Balasore railway station
Balasore railway station
Location in Odisha
New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express at Balasore railway station
12277 Howrah-Puri Shatabdi Express at Balasore with its LHB coaches

Balasore railway station serves Balasore and Chandipur in Balasore district in the Indian state of Odisha.


During the period 1893 to 1896, 1,287 km (800 mi) of East Coast State Railway was built and opened to traffic. Bengal Nagpur Railway’s line to Cuttack was opened on 1 January 1899.[1] The 514 km (319 mi) long northern section of the East Coast State Railway was merged with BNR in 1902.[2]


Balasore railway station has a computerized reservation office, cloak room, waiting room, retiring room and refreshment room.[3] Balasore railway station has a double-bedded AC retiring room, 6 double bedded non-AC retiring rooms and a six-bedded dormitory.[4]

Passenger Movement & Train Performance[edit]

Balasore railway station serves around 126,000 passengers every day.[5]


External links[edit]

Chandipur travel guide from Wikivoyage

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
South Eastern Railway zone
  1. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "History". East Coast Railway. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Balasore railway station". make my trip. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Availability of Railway Retiring Rooms and Dormitories". Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Balasore (BLS)". Indian Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 14 July 2013.