Guwahati railway station
|Express train, Passenger train and Goods train station|
Guwahati Railway station
|Location||Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati, 781001, Assam,|
|Elevation||56.22 metres (184.4 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Northeast Frontier Railway zone|
New Bongaigaon - Guwahati Section
|Connections||Auto Rickshaw, Bus, Taxi, Cabs|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Zone(s)||Northeast Frontier Railway zone|
|Electrified||Construction - Double line electrification (to be completed by December 2019)|
|Previous names||Assam Bengal Railway|
Guwahati–New Bongaigaon section
Source: Indian Railways Time Table, Eastern Zone
Guwahati railway station' is located in the heart of Guwahati, Assam. It is the first fully SOLAR operated railway station in India. 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.
To reduce the traffic on the Guwahati junction, there is another railway station in the city at Maligaon is called the 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.
Guwahati railway station became the first railway station to run entirely on solar power. The solar panel installation project were commissioned in April 2017.
- "Guwahati Railway station on searchmytrain.com". searchmytrain.com. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
- www.ETEnergyworld.com. "Guwahati now has India's first solar powered railway station - ET EnergyWorld". ETEnergyworld.com.
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Guwahati.|
- Guwahati railway station at the India Rail Info
|Preceding station||Indian Railway||Following station|
|Northeast Frontier Railway zone||Terminus|
|Terminus||Northeast Frontier Railway zone|