Gwalior Junction railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Gwalior Junction
Main Station Junction
Gwalior Jn PF1 042016.jpg
PF1 end of Gwalior Junction Railway Station.
LocationRacecourse road, Gwalior
India
Coordinates26°12′58″N 78°10′55″E / 26.21611°N 78.18194°E / 26.21611; 78.18194
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Delhi–Chennai line
Agra–Bhopal section
Guna–Gwalior–Etawah Section
Platforms1, 2, 3, 4 (broad gauge),
5 (narrow gauge)
2 broad gauge to be made
Tracks6 broad gauge
1 narrow gauge
Other information
Station codeGWL
Fare zoneJhansi Division, Northern Central Railway
Location
Gwalior is located in India
Gwalior
Gwalior
Location within India
Gwalior is located in Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior
Gwalior
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh)

Gwalior railway station (station code: GWL) is an important railway station of Gwalior City in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is operated by North Central Railway.[1]

The Gwalior Junction GWL is part of the Jhansi Division of the North Central Railways.

Gwalior is one of the major commercial railway stations of the North Central Railway of Indian Railways, which zonal Headquarters is centered in Allahabad. The station has won awards from Indian Railways for clean infrastructure in 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1992.[citation needed] Express trains such as the Gatimaan express, fastest in India, Bhopal Express, Taj Express, Rajdhani Express, Garib Rath Express, Bhopal Shatabdi, [[H.Nizamuddin Jabalpur MP Sampark kranti Express]] and about 165 trains (considering both up and down tracks) stop at Gwalior and 12 trains originating from Gwalior.

Gwalior junction is, perhaps, one of the few places where both narrow-gauge and broad-gauge railway tracks are still operational. The Gwalior narrow-gauge track is the narrowest in India.[citation needed]

Gwalior junction is well connected via train services to all parts of the country including 4 metros. There are direct trains to Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata (Howrah), Chennai, Ujjain, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam (Kochi), Indore, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Jammu, Lucknow, Bhopal, Bangalore, Jaipur, Udaipur, Dehradun and other major towns. Gwalior is the main station serving most of the important and long distance trains. There are two other stations within the city limits, named Birla nagar,Sithouli,Rairu located inGwalior West, Bhadroli,Naugaon,Sandalpur. These stations interconnect to other stations and also serve the short distance trains connecting Gwalior to nearby towns and villages.

There are other narrow-gauge stations within the city, named Ghosipura, Motijheel, Milwali. Gwalior junction lies on the longest functional broad-gauge line in India between Delhi and Mumbai.[citation needed]

Connectivity[edit]

Gwalior Junction is linked with many industrial and important cities of India by direct trains like New Delhi, Vijayawada, Bhopal, Lucknow, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Jammu, Agra, Puri, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Dehradun, and Thiruvananthpuram.

Gwalior Junction is served by four broad-gauge routes:

  1. To AgraNew Delhi
  2. To JhansiBhopal
  3. To GunaUjjain
  4. To Gwalior BirlanagarBhind- etawah

Gwalior Junction is served by a narrow-gauge route called Gwalior Light Railway.

  1. To SabalgarhSheopur

Narrow-gauge trains[edit]

  • Gwalior–Sabalgarh Passenger
  • Gwalior–Sheopur Passenger
  • Gwalior–Sabalgarh Passenger

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gwalior Junction". India Rail Info. Retrieved 26 December 2012.