Bhagat Ki Kothi railway station

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Bhagat Ki Kothi (भगत की कोठी) railway station
Express train and Passenger train station
LocationJodhpur, Rajasthan
India
Coordinates26°15′03″N 73°00′53″E / 26.2508°N 73.0146°E / 26.2508; 73.0146
Elevation241.000 metres (790.682 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorth Western Railway zone
Line(s)Jodhpur- Luni Section
Platforms2
Tracks7
ConnectionsTaxi stand, Autorickshaw
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBGKT
Zone(s) North Western Railway zone
Division(s) Jodhpur
History
Opened1972
ElectrifiedNo
Previous namesJodhpur-Bikaner Railway
Location
Bhagat Ki Kothi (भगत की कोठी) railway station is located in India
Bhagat Ki Kothi (भगत की कोठी) railway station
Bhagat Ki Kothi (भगत की कोठी) railway station
Location within India
Bhagat Ki Kothi (भगत की कोठी) railway station is located in Rajasthan
Bhagat Ki Kothi (भगत की कोठी) railway station
Bhagat Ki Kothi (भगत की कोठी) railway station
Bhagat Ki Kothi (भगत की कोठी) railway station (Rajasthan)

Bhagat Ki Kothi (भगत की कोठी) railway station is a railway station on the North Western Railways network in the state of Rajasthan. It is located approximately 3 km from Jodhpur Junction.

History[edit]

The station is the point of origin of the Thar Express[clarification needed], an international train that connects Karachi, Pakistan to Jodhpur, India.

In February 2006, the station was revived after a period of 41 years. In the mean time the lines on both sides had been converted from metre gauge to broad gauge. This enabled the train to run from the border right up to Karachi, which was not possible earlier because there would be a change of gauge in between, either at Hyderabad or Mirpur Khas. The Thar Express is the oldest route, however, because it was damaged in the war[clarification needed] it remained closed for 41 years. Upon restoration it became the new train service between the two countries.[1][2]

Jodhpur- Bikaner Railway was merged with the Western Railway on 5 November 1951.[3] Later North Western Railway came into existence on 1 October 2002.[4][5][6]

Diesel Loco Shed[edit]

A diesel loco shed [1] which was established in 1972 is located close by the station that houses WDP 4 locos which power important trains like Howrah Jodhpur Express.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seat61,com
  2. ^ Geography : International
  3. ^ "Western railway history".
  4. ^ "North Western railway history". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  5. ^ Suresh Prabhu flags off 2 new trains, Kamakhya-Bhagat Ki Kothi Express and Siliguri-New Coochbehar DEMU
  6. ^ Infra, electrification likely to be focus of rail budget

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