Latur railway station

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Latur
लातूर
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Latur Railway Station
Location Arwi, Latur
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Latur Road-Miraj line double track
Nizamabad-Bodhan-Latur Road
Gulbarga-Latur Road
Nanded-Latur Road
(under construction)
Platforms 5
Tracks 8
Connections Central Bus Station, Taxi Stand
Construction
Structure type Standard
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Other information
Station code LUR
Zone(s) Central Railway zone
Division(s) Solapur
Fare zone Central Railway zone
History
Opened 1897; 121 years ago (1897)
Rebuilt 2007; 11 years ago (2007)
Electrified No
Traffic
Passengers (Daily) 25,000 (Approximately)
Services
Latur ExpressSuper fast, passenger, Inter City Express.

Latur (Station Code: LUR) is an A-Category railway station in Central Railway zone which serves the city of Latur, Maharashtra. located on the Latur road junctionMiraj junction section of Solapur (SLP) Division of Central Railway (CR). Latur is well connected to Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmadabad, Gulbarga, Latur road, Mumbai, Lonavla, Nanded, Amravati, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Miraj, Nizamabad,.

Express Trains[edit]

Administration[edit]

The railway station comes under the Solapur railway division of Central Railway zone.

History[edit]

In the past during Nizam's period, Latur railway was a Narrow-gauge but in 2007 work started to convert it to a Broad gauge in barsi light railway. In 2008, the entire Miraj Latur line was converted from narrow gauge to broad gauge.

Jaldoot Express[edit]

For the first time in Maharashtra history, due to the draught the Latur city faced for three consecutive years, the summer of 2016 presented itself with extreme scarcity of water. To overcome this issue, a joint project was then requested by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. After further research, and many changes in plan, Miraj was chosen to transport water to Latur from 342 km away.[1] The "Jaldoot" train made its first experimental run on 11 April 2016, carrying 10 tanker wagons, each filled with 50,000 liters of water.[2] Over 250,000 liters of water were transported, and the program was and continues to be a success.[3]

Electrification[edit]

The Kurduwadi-Latur-Latur Road line will be electrified as per union railway budget 2014–15.[4][5]

Line and location[edit]

The railway track in the Kurduwadi-Latur Road sector will be doubled at a cost of Rs. 700 crore.[6] Indian Railways also has plans for extending the railway line from Latur Road to Bidhan which in turn will pave way for Latur to have direct connectivity to Nizamabad, warangal, Vishakapatnam, Adilabad many other cities of Telangana which are located in neighbouring state of Telangana.

Other stations[edit]

The other stations that serve the city of Latur are

  • Harangul Railway Station

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