Bhusaval Junction railway station

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Bhusaval Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
Bhusawal Junction.JPG
Location Bhusawal, Maharashtra, PIN 425201
India
Coordinates 21°02′49″N 75°47′17″E / 21.0469°N 75.788°E / 21.0469; 75.788
Elevation 205.030 metres (672.67 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Central Railway
Line(s) Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Nagpur-Bhusawal section
Bhusawal-Kalyan section
Jabalpur-Bhusaval section
Platforms 8
Construction
Structure type At ground
Parking Available
Other information
Station code BSL
Division(s) Bhusawal
History
Opened 1860
Electrified 1968-69
Location
Bhusaval Junction is located in Maharashtra
Bhusaval Junction
Bhusaval Junction
Location within Maharashtra

Bhusaval Junction railway station serves Bhusawal in Jalgaon district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Bhusawal railway station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[1] Around fourteen trains originate at Bhusaval railway station and 289 trains pass through it and halt.[2]

History[edit]

Bhusaval railway station was set up in 1863.[3] In 1866 the GIPR branch line was extended to Khandwa and in 1867 to Nagpur. Bhusawal is divisional HQ under Central Railways.[4]

Electrification[edit]

Railways in the Bhusaval area were electrified in 1968-69. The railway uses a single phase, 25 kilovolt AC supply for traction for all lines.[5]

Amenities[edit]

Amenities at Bhusaval 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.[6] The northern and southern entrances have separate ticketing windows. There is a free 4 wheeler parking area at the northern entrance. Bhusawal railway station & ST stand are adjacent.

Loco shed[edit]

The loco shed at Bhusaval was established by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway in 1919. At that time it was the largest in Asia and third largest in the world.[7]

Bhusaval electric loco shed has WAM-4, WAP- 4, WAG-5, WAG-7, WAG-9 and WCM-6 locomotives.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Bhusawal Jn railway station detais". iniantrains.org. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  3. ^ "The Gazetteers Dept Maharashtra". Government of Maharashtra. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832 - 1865). "IR History: Early Days – I". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  6. ^ "Surat to Bhusawal trains". makemytrip. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  7. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900-1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  8. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 

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