Jabalpur Junction railway station

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Jabalpur Junction
Indian Railway Station
Jabalpur Station.jpg
Jabalpur Station
Location Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
India
Coordinates 23°09′53″N 79°57′04″E / 23.16472°N 79.95111°E / 23.16472; 79.95111Coordinates: 23°09′53″N 79°57′04″E / 23.16472°N 79.95111°E / 23.16472; 79.95111
Elevation 410.870 metres (1,348.00 ft)
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s) Mumbai-Howrah
Allahabad-Jabalpur section
Jabalpur-Balaghat section
Jabalpur-Bhusaval section
Platforms 6 Broad Gauge and 1 Narrow Gauge
Tracks 8 Broad Gauge and 2 Narrow Gauge
Connections Taxi Stand, Auto Stand, City Bus Terminus
Construction
Parking Available
Other information
Station code JBP
Fare zone West Central Railway

Jabalpur Junction (Station Code  : JBP), is an important railway junction station of Jabalpur City in Madhya Pradesh. It is the headquarters of West Central Railway.

History[edit]

The station is sometimes called the Jabalpur main station. Jabalpur serves as the headquarters of the West Central Railway zone and is one of the busiest railway stations in Madhya Pradesh. Jabalpur being the third largest city of Madhya Pradesh and with no suburban railway system caused the British to build 10 different railway stations across the city to manage the railway traffic and passengers across the city.

The Jabalpur station is one of the major stations in the Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line (via Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Katni, Allahabad, Mughal Sarai, Dhanbad) and construction is under progress for Jabalpur-Nagpur narrow gauge conversion to broad gauge under Indian Railways Project Unigauge.

Structure and Location[edit]

The railway station of Jabalpur is located on broad gauge line and is a terminus for a narrow gauge line. It consists of 6 broad gauge platforms and 1 narrow gauge platform. It is well sheltered and furnished, meeting up all the passenger needs as follows:

  • 3 Reservation Class Waiting Rooms
  • 2 General Waiting Rooms
  • 1 AC SPECIAL Waiting Room
  • 10 Reserved Computerised Ticket Counters
  • 4 Un-Reserved Computerised Ticket Counters
  • 1 Local Un-Computerised and Un-Reserved Ticket Counter
  • ATM Facility provided by State Bank of India
  • E-ticket Cafe
  • Internet Cafe
  • 1 Food Plaza
  • 4 Railway Restaurants
    • Two in platform no.1
    • One in platform no.2
    • One in platform no.6
  • Coaching Centre of Railways
  • STD telephone booths
  • 3 Emergency Exit Doors
  • Shop Cum. Complex
  • Toilets and Sanitation
  • Post Office
  • Railway Garden
  • Gumsel House
  • Rain Basera (Mini Waiting Rooms)
  • Emergency Lockers

Other Stations Serving Jabalpur (City) Metropolitan Region[edit]

Major stations within city are Jabalpur Main, Madan mahal,Kachhpura, Bhitoni, Howbagh Jabalpur, Gwarighat Jabalpur, Gosalpur, Devri, Adhartal, Bargi and Bhedghat.

Station Name Station Code Railway Zone T
Deori DOE West Central Railway (India)
Adhartal ADTL West Central Railway (India)
Jabalpur Junction JBP West Central Railway (India)
Madan Mahal MML West Central Railway (India)
Kachhpura KEQ West Central Railway (India)
Bhedaghat BRGT West Central Railway (India)
Howbagh Jabalpur HBG South East Central Railway (India)
Garha Goods Shed GGGS South East Central Railway (India)
Guwarighat GRG South East Central Railway (India)
Jamtara Paraswara JPV South East Central Railway (India)
WDM 3A with 12293 Duronto Express at Madan Mahal railway station
Annexe II Building
Jabalpur stationboard

Connectivity[edit]

The Jabalpur Junction is a broad gauge as well as narrow gauge station. It is connected with Katni to the north east, Itarsi to the south west and Gondia, Nainpur and Balaghat to the south by narrow gauge. The Narrow gauge also connects with Chhindwara and Nagpur. On 1 October Narrow gauge line stop working as per order of railway ministry hence this rail route is converting as Jabalpur Nagpur broad gauge line. Within state, it is well connected to Bhopal, Ujjain, Gwalior Junction, Indore, Khandwa, Ratlam and Bina. In the 2011-2012 Railway Budget, a new line up to Sagar via Udaipura is proposed for survey. And A train Betwesn Jabalpur and Bilaspur Junction also proposed. It is also well connected with almost all the major cities of India such as

Important Trains

  1. (11449/11450) Jabalpur Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Durgavati Express between Jabalpur and Jammu Tawi (via. Katni - Bina - Jhansi - Gwalior - Agra - New Delhi - Patiala - Amritsar)
  2. (12189/12190) Jabalpur H.Nizamuddin Mahakoshal Express between Jabalpur and Hazrat Nizamuddin (via. Katni - Satna - Jhansi - Gwalior - Agra)
  3. (22181/22182) Jabalpur H.Nizamuddin Gondwana Superfast Express between Jabalpur and Hazrat Nizamuddin (via. Katni - Bina - Jhansi - Gwalior - Agra)
  4. (12121/12122) Jabalpur H.Nizamuddin Madhya Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express between Jabalpur and Hazrat Nizamuddin
  5. (12192/12191) Jabalpur New Delhi Sridham Superfast Express between Jabalpur and New Delhi (via. Itarsi - Bhopal - Bina - Jhansi - Gwalior - Agra)
  6. (12181/12182) Jabalpur Ajmer Dayodaya Superfast Express between Jabalpur and Ajmer (via. Bina - Kota)
  7. (15010/15009) Jabalpur Lucknow Chitrakoot Express between Jabalpur and Lucknow (via. Satna - Banda)
  8. (11447/11448) Jabalpur Howrah Shaktipunj Express between Jabalpur and Howrah (via. Singrauli)
  9. (11463/64/65/66) Jabalpur Somnath Express between Jabalpur and Somnath
  10. (12187/12188) Jabalpur–Mumbai Garibrath Express between Jabalpur Junction and Mumbai CST.(Tri-weekly).
  11. (12160/12159) Jabalpur–Amravati Express between Jabalpur and Amravati (via. Itarsi - Nagpur)
  12. (11472/11471) Jabalpur Indore Over Night Express between Jabalpur and Indore (via. Itarsi Junction)
  13. (11701/11702) Jabalpur - Indore Intercity Express between Jabalpur and Indore
  14. (12062/12061) Jabalpur-Bhopal Jan Shatabdi Express between Jabalpur and Bhopal Habibganj, Bhopal (via. Itarsi)
  15. (12530/12529) Jabalpur-Bhopal Intercity Express between Jabalpur and Habibganj
  16. (10002/10001) Jabalpur Balaghat Satpura Express between Jabalpur and Balaghat
  17. (11451/11452) Jabalpur–Rewa Intercity Express between Jabalpur and Rewa
  18. (11265/11266) Jabalpur Ambikapur Intercity Express between Jabalpur and Ambikapur
  19. (11651/11652) Jabalpur Singrauli Inter-city Express (Daily) via New Katni.
  20. (15118/15117) Jabalpur Manduadih Express between Jabalpur - Railway Station and Manduadih
  21. (12194/12193) Jabalpur Yaswantpur Express between Jabalpur and Yaswantpur Banglore
  22. (01656/01655) Jabalpur Pune Spacial fare Express between Jabalpur and Pune
  23. (01706/01705) Jabalpur Bandra T. Spacial fare Express between Jabalpur and Bandra Mumbai
  24. (01707/01708) Jabalpur Atari Spacial fare Express between Jabalpur and Atari
  25. (01707/01708) Jabalpur Santragachhi Spacial fare Express between Jabalpur and Santragachhi

Besides the Super and Express trains,Jabalpur also offer Passenger train services :

Electrification[edit]

The Itarsi-Jabalpur-Cheoki, 603 km long route, was approved for electrification in the previous Rail Budgets. ALD-KTE and STA-REWA route has already been electrified. It is estimated that Electrification will be completed very soon in Jabalpur periphery too. Although the project is expected to complete in 2017, the zone has showed signs of commencing Electric locos on the KTE-STA route very soon.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Jabalpur travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • * last edited by Dr. Bharat Birha, Nainpur, M.P. (India)