Gorakhpur Junction railway station

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Gorakhpur Junction
गोरखपुर जंक्शन
Regional rail and Light rail station
Gorakhpur Junction railway station.jpg
Gorakhpur Railway Station
LocationStation Road, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates26°45′35″N 83°22′54″E / 26.7598°N 83.3818°E / 26.7598; 83.3818Coordinates: 26°45′35″N 83°22′54″E / 26.7598°N 83.3818°E / 26.7598; 83.3818
Elevation84 metres (276 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorth Eastern Railway, Lucknow NER Railway Division
Line(s)Barauni–Gorakhpur, Raxaul and Jainagar lines
Muzaffarpur- Gorakhpur line (via Hajipur, Raxaul and Sitamarhi)
Muzaffarpur-Gorakhpur main line
Gorakhpur-Lucknow Kanpur Delhi main line
Gorakhpur-Nautanwa-Barhni line
Platforms10
Tracks26
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeGKP
Zone(s) North Eastern Railway
Division(s) Lucknow NER Railway Division, Varanasi Division & Izzatnagar Division
History
Opened1930; 88 years ago (1930)
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers365000
Location
Gorakhpur Junction is located in Uttar Pradesh
Gorakhpur Junction
Gorakhpur Junction
Location within Uttar Pradesh

The Gorakhpur Railway Station is located in the city of Gorakhpur in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.It is the world's longest railway platform.[citation needed] It serves as the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway. The station offers Class A-1 railway station facilities. On 6 October 2013, Gorakhpur became the world's longest railway platform, after inauguration of the remodelled Gorakhpur Yard, with a stretch of around 1.35 kilometres (0.84 mi).

The city of Gorakhpur serves 10 local railway stations known as Gorakhpur Junction, Gorakhpur cantt, Domingarh, Sahjanwa, Sihapar, Maniram, Nakaha jungle, Kushmi, Jagatbela, and Unaula.

History[edit]

The 135-mile (217 km) metre-gauge Gonda loop, running between Gorakhpur and Gonda, was constructed by the Bengal and North Western Railway between 1886 and 1905. The 79-mile (127 km) KaptanganjSiwan metre-gauge line was opened in 1913. The 25-mile (40 km) metre-gauge Nautanwa branch line was opened in 1925.[1]

Conversion to broad gauge started with the Gorakhpur–Siwan section in 1981. The Gorakhpur–Paniyahwa section was converted in 1991.[2] The Gorakhpur–Gonda loop was converted around 1985, and the Nautanwa branch line at about the same time. The Kaptanganj–Siwan line was converted around 2006.[3] Now Gorakhpur would have[clarification needed] three new platforms.[4] At present, Gorakhpur has the world's longest railway platform with 1366m. [5]

Passenger movement[edit]

Gorakhpur is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railways.[6] It handles over 189 trains daily.[7] Some of the other railway stations in Uttar Pradesh handling large numbers of passengers are Kanpur Central,[8] Varanasi Junction,[9] Mathura Junction[10] and Mughalsarai.[11]

Express trains starting from Gorakhpur Junction[edit]

Train number Train name Origin Destination
12555 Gorakhdham Express Gorakhpur Hissar
12511 Raptisagar Express Gorakhpur Thiruvananthapuram
12541 Gorakhpur Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Superfast Express Gorakhpur LTT
12531 Intercity Express Gorakhpur Junction Lucknow Junction
19037 Gorakhpur Bandra Terminus Avadh Express Gorakhpur Junction Bandra Terminus
12587 Amarnath Express Gorakhpur Junction Jammu Tawi
11016 Kushinagar Express Gorakhpur Junction LTT
15048 Purvanchal Express Gorakhpur Junction Kolkata
15028 Maurya Express Gorakhpur Junction Hatia Junction
15018 Kashi Express Gorakhpur Junction LTT
11056 Godaan Express Gorakhpur Junction LTT

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Railways line history; 2. North Eastern Railway" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-06.
  2. ^ "Varanasi Division at a Glance". North Eastern Railway. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Gorakhpur gets world's largest railway platform". The Times of India, 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Gorakhpur railway station's remodelling in final stage". The Times of India, 2 June 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  5. ^ Dinda, Archisman (9 October 2013). "Uttar Pradesh gets world's longest railway platform". GulfNews.com. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Gorkhpur Jn (GKP)". India Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Kanpur Central (CNB)". Indian Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Varanasi Jn (BSB)". Indian Rail Enquiry.
  10. ^ "Mathura". Indian Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Mughalsarai Jn Railway Station (MGS)". Indian Rail Enquiry. Retrieved 19 June 2013.

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