Guwahati railway station

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Guwahati
গুৱাহাটী
Regional rail and Light rail Station
Guwahati Railway Station at Night.jpg
Guwahati Railway station
Location Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam
India
Coordinates 26°10′56″N 91°45′01″E / 26.1821°N 91.7504°E / 26.1821; 91.7504Coordinates: 26°10′56″N 91°45′01″E / 26.1821°N 91.7504°E / 26.1821; 91.7504
Elevation 56.22 metres (184.4 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Northeast Frontier Railway zone
Line(s) Barauni-Guwahati Line
Guwahati–Lumding section
Platforms 7
Connections Auto Rickshaw, Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code GHY
Zone(s) Northeast Frontier Railway zone
Division(s) Lumding
History
Opened 1900; 116 years ago (1900)
Electrified Under Construction
Previous names Assam Bengal Railway
Location
Guwahati is located in Assam
Guwahati
Guwahati
Location within Assam

Guwahati Railway Station is located in the heart of Guwahati, Assam. Just behind the Guwahati Railway Station is the Assam State Transport Corporation Bus Station. This is in the Paltan Bazaar area of Guwahati from where most of the private bus companies operate connecting Guwahati with the rest of the state and the Northeast.[1]

To reduce the traffic on the Guwahati junction, there is another railway station in the city at Maligaon is Kamakhya railway station. Almost all newly introduced trains run from Kamakhya station only. There were plans to make a new railway station at Beltola (in the southern part of Guwahati) to introduce trains towards Shillong. Plans have not been finalized and still in process.

Other stations[edit]

There are few other stations in and around the city accessible area. They are Narengi, New Guwahati, Azara, Amingaon, Changsari, Digaru and Agthori.

  • Kamakhya Junction Railway Station : This station is located some 10 km from heart of the city, and is a preferred station for tourists visiting the Kamakhya temple of goddess Kamakhya.
  • Narengi station : Among these Narengi station is used only for halting trains coming from north-eastern states.
  • New Guwahati station :This station is used for freight services as it is close the Guwahati refinery.
  • Azara station : This station is near Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.
  • Amingaon station : This is on the northern side of the city was the old station when the Saraighat bridge was not constructed.
  • Agthori station : The station Agthori is on the north Guwahati side near the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guwahati Railway station on searchmytrain.com". searchmytrain.com. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 

External links[edit]


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