Gorakhpur Junction railway station
|Regional rail and Light rail station|
Gorakhpur Railway Station
|Location||Station Road, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|Elevation||84 metres (276 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||North 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
|Structure type||Standard on ground|
|Zone(s)||North Eastern Railway|
|Division(s)||Lucknow NER Railway Division, Varanasi Division & Izzatnagar Division|
The Gorakhpur Railway Station is located in the city of Gorakhpur in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It has the world's longest railway platform. 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).
Gorakhpur junction railway station is the major railway station in uttar pradesh specially in purvanchal (Eastern uttar pradesh) and it connect eastern uttar pradesh to bihar,Nepal and northern India to bihar. Gorakhpur junction has many facilities like retiring rooms,waiting halls (A/c) book stalls, auro water machine,food stalls,restaurant,atm,lift,and cabway facilities. the cabway of Gorakhpur is longest in India it is located at both side of railway station.
Gorakhpur jaunction railway station is directly connected by all regions of India and have many long routes trains originating and ending at Gorakhpur junction railway station such as Humsafar/Antyoday express the station is directly connected to all mazor railway stations of India and near by districts of Nepal -Newdelhi,Mumbai,Kolkata,Chennai,Hyderabad,Visakhapatanam,Howrah,Lucknow,Varanasi,Agra,Bhopal,and ayodhya,Amritsar,Darbhanga,kamakhya,Jammu tavi,Bareilly,jhansi and Banglore.
Gorakhpur railway station is located at 89km from nepal border namely (Sonauli) and 55km from Kushinagar international airport and 09 km from Gorakhpur airport.
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.
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) Kaptanganj–Siwan metre-gauge line was opened in 1913. The 25-mile (40 km) metre-gauge Nautanwa branch line was opened in 1925.
Conversion to broad gauge started with the Gorakhpur–Siwan section in 1981. The Gorakhpur–Paniyahwa section was converted in 1991. 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 2011 .
Longest platform in the world
A remodeling of the Gorakhpur railway station was launched in 2009. The remodeling work was completed on war-footing within the scheduled time. With the inauguration of the remodeled yard on 6 October 2013, Gorakhpur has a platform measuring 1,366.33 metres (4,482.7 ft) with ramp and 1,355.40 metres (4,446.9 ft) without it. At present, Gorakhpur has the world's longest railway platform, measuring 1,366m.
Gorakhpur is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railways. It handles over 189 trains daily. Some of the other railway stations in Uttar Pradesh handling large numbers of passengers are Kanpur Central, Varanasi Junction, Mathura Junction and Mughalsarai.
Express trains starting from Gorakhpur Junction
|Train number||Train name||Origin||Destination|
|12555||Gorakhdham Express||Gorakhpur Junction||Hissar|
|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|
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