Kanpur railway station

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Kanpur Junction
Indian Railway Station
Location  India
Line(s) Kanpur-Allahabad railway line
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Other information
Status Partially Defunct
Station code
Zone(s) North Central Railway
Division(s) Allahabad
Opened 1859
Closed 1930
Electrified Yes

Kanpur Junction (also known as Kanpur Purana) was a former station in Kanpur on the Kanpur-Allahabad railway line opened in 1859 and closed after the opening of Kanpur Central, the present station.


After the first passenger train service was inaugurated between Bombay and Thane, this was the fourth railway line in India opened from Allahabad to Kanpur (180 km) on 3 March 1859, which was the first passenger railway line in North India. This was followed in 1889, by the Delhi - Ambala - Kalka line.[1][2]


  1. ^ "IR History: Early History (1832-1869)". IRFCA. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 24 May 2013.