Haridwar Junction railway station

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Haridwar Junction
Railway station
Haridwar Junction Railway Station (Oct 18, 2011).jpg
Haridwar Junction railway station
LocationNH 58, Haridwar, Haridwar, Uttarakhand
India
Coordinates29°56′54″N 78°9′19″E / 29.94833°N 78.15528°E / 29.94833; 78.15528
Elevation294.00 metres (964.57 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway zone
Platforms10 (5 Terminal Platforms)
Tracks20
Construction
Structure typeOn ground
ParkingYes
Other information
StatusOperating
Station codeHW
Zone(s) Northern Railway zone
Division(s) Moradabad
History
Opened1886; 133 years ago (1886)
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Haridwar Junction is located in Uttarakhand
Haridwar Junction
Haridwar Junction
Location within Uttarakhand

Haridwar railway station (Station code: HW), is one of the railway stations in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. It falls under the Moradabad division of the Northern Railway zone of the Indian Railways.

Haridwar was first connected with railways, via Laksar, through branch line in 1886, when the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway line was extended through Roorkee to Saharanpur Junction, this was later extended to Dehradun in 1906.[1]

Overview[edit]

The station is situated on the DelhiDehradun and Howrah–Dehradun railway lines. One of the main railheads of the Northern Railway zone, Haridwar Junction Railway Station is connected by broad gauge lines. The station is situated on the NH 58 in the Devpura locality of Haridwar. The nearby station of Rishikesh is connected to Haridwar on a branch line. Towards west, the major railhead is at Saharanpur (76 km) and going north, the major railhead is at Dehradun (52 km).

Location[edit]

The railway station is located on the south side of the town, within walking distance of most hotels. A tourist information center is provided by the railway department to help travelers. Computerized reservation facility is offered. In front of the railway station is the UTC Roadways Bus Station of Haridwar offering regular services to places in and around Haridwar such as Delhi and to all major destinations in North India including Mussoorie, Meerut, Shimla, Dehradun, Badrinath, Nainital, Ranikhet and Uttarkashi. Nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport located about (42 km) in Dehradun.

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