Bikaner Junction railway station
|Indian Railway junction station|
|Elevation||234.696 metres (770.00 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||North Western Railway|
|Tracks||Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Structure type||Standard on ground|
|Division(s)||Bikaner railway division|
|Electrified||Announced in 2017-18 Budget by govt|
The railway station
Bikaner railway station is at an elevation of 226 metres (741 ft) and was assigned the code – BKN.
Bikaner is served by more than 21 pairs of trains each day with multiple daily connections to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Mumbai and Chandigarh. Within Rajasthan, there are also multiple daily trains available for Jodhpur, Jaipur, Nagaur, Ratangarh, Churu, Barmer and Jaisalamer. There are also daily trains to Kota.
Daily connections to Pathankot, Amritsar, Jammu, Kalka, Haridwar, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Durgapur, Kolkata, Guwahati and Dibrugarh are also available.
Most other major Indian cities such as Ujjain, Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mangalore, Kochi, Trivandrum, Goa, Puri, Bubaneswar, Sambalpur, Raipur, Bilaspur and Bhopal are connected via weekly, biweekly or tri-weekly trains.
Bikaner Railway Station was constructed in 1891 with a Rs. 3,46,000 donation by Rai Bahadur Dewan Bahadur Sir Kasturchand Daga, a known trader from the city.
In 1889, the two states of Jodhpur and Bikaner formed the Jodhpur–Bikaner Railway to promote railway development jointly within the Rajputana Agency. In 1891 the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) wide metre gauge Jodhpur–Bikaner line was opened. In 1901–02, the metre gauge line was extended to Bathinda.
The Jodhpur–Bikaner track, along with the link to Phulera, had been taken in/before 1991 for conversion to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge. According to a Press Information Bureau release issued in 2008, the Jodhpur–Merta City–Bikaner–Bathinda line was broad gauge.
The Bikaner-Rewari line was converted to broad gauge during the period 2008-2011.
Bikaner Heritage Rail Museum at Bikaner displays items related to the Jodhpur and Bikaner Railway era. It was opened in 2012.
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|Preceding station||Indian Railways||Following station|
|North Western Railway zone|
|Terminus||North Western Railway zone|
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