Bilaspur Junction railway station

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Bilaspur Junction
बिलासपुर जंक्शन
Regional rail, Light rail & Goods railway
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.jpg
Old Station Building of Bilaspur Junction built in 1890.
LocationAhead budhwari bazzar, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
India
Coordinates22°03′26″N 82°10′04″E / 22.0572°N 82.1678°E / 22.0572; 82.1678Coordinates: 22°03′26″N 82°10′04″E / 22.0572°N 82.1678°E / 22.0572; 82.1678
Elevation292.300 metres (958.99 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth East Central Railway zone
Line(s)Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line
Bilaspur-Katni line
Platforms8 (5 main line)
(3 Terminus )
Tracks18
ConnectionsWifi enabled IR station,Zonal Headquarter
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Other information
StatusOperating
Station codeBSP
Zone(s) South East Central Railway zone
Division(s) Bilaspur railway division
History
Opened1889; 130 years ago (1889)
Electrified1969–70
Previous namesBengal Nagpur Railway
Traffic
Passengers2 lacs
Location
Bilaspur Junction railway station is located in Chhattisgarh
Bilaspur Junction railway station
Location of Bilaspur railway station in Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur Junction railway station, located in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, serves Bilaspur in Bilaspur district.

History[edit]

The railway station came up in 1889 with the opening of Rajnandgaon to Bilaspur extension of erstwhile Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway taken over by Bengal Nagpur Railway and construction of the Nagpur-Asansol main line of Bengal Nagpur Railway, which opened in 1891. The station building was constructed in 1890. It became a station on the crosscountry Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line in 1900.[1]

Electrification[edit]

The Rourkela-Bilaspur section was electrified in 1969-70 while Bilaspur-Nagpur in 1976-77 and Bilaspur-Katni in 1981.[2]

Zonal HQ[edit]

Bilaspur is headquarters of South East Central Railway [3]

Busy station[edit]

Bilaspur Railway Station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[4] as about 340 passenger trains and goods trains passes every day.

Important Trains[edit]

  • 12441/Bilaspur - New Delhi Rajdhani Express
  • 12101/Bilaspur - Howrah Mumbai Janeshwari Delux Express
  • 12129/Bilaspur - Howrah Pune Azad Hind Express
  • 12809/Bilaspur - Howrah Mumbai MAIL SuperFast Express
  • 12855/Bilaspur - Nagpur InterCity Express
  • 18029/Bilaspur - LTT-Shalimar(Mumbai-Kolkata) Kurla Express
  • 22815/Bilaspur - Ernakulam Superfast Express
  • 12851/Bilaspur - Chennai Central Superfast Express
  • 22619/Tirunelveli−Bilaspur Express
  • For other train details please visit Indian Railway web site indianrail.gov.in

Achievement's[edit]

Bilaspur Junction Railway Station Has Many Achievement's

  • Bilaspur Junction is third cleanest Railway Station & Cleanest Zonal Headquarter Railway Station Of India.(Survey 2015-16)
  • Here is fourth longest railway platform in Bilaspur Junction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  3. ^ "South East Central Railway". South East Central Railway. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  4. ^ "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.

External links[edit]

Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) travel guide from Wikivoyage

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
South East Central Railway zone
South East Central Railway zone
Katni-Bilaspur branch line
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