Lucknow Charbagh railway station

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Lucknow Charbagh
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg Indian Railways and Barabanki–Lucknow Suburban Railway station
Charbagh Railway Station, Lucknow.jpg
Charbagh railway station view from metro station
General information
Other namesLucknow NR
LocationCharbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates26°49′55″N 80°55′08″E / 26.832°N 80.919°E / 26.832; 80.919
Elevation123.500 metres (405.18 ft)
Owned byGovernment Of India
Operated byIndian Railways
  • Lucknow–Sitapur-Lakhimpur-Pilibhit-Bareilly Line
  • Lucknow-Barabanki line
  • Lucknow-Rae Bareli line
  • Lucknow-Sultanpur line
  • Lucknow-Unnao-Kanpur line
  • Lucknow-Hardoi-Shahjahanpur-Bareilly-Moradabad-New Delhi Main line
Platforms9 (Lucknow Charbagh)+2(under construction) Total=11
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
ArchitectJ. H. Hornimen
Other information
Station codeLKO
Fare zoneNorthern Railway zone
OpenedMarch 21, 1914; 108 years ago (1914-03-21)
Previous namesOudh and Rohilkhand Railway / East Indian Railway Company

Lucknow Charbagh (officially Lucknow NR, station code: LKO) is one of the five main railway stations of Lucknow city for 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge trains, the other ones being Lucknow Junction, Gomti Nagar railway station, Aishbagh Railway Station and Lucknow City. In 19th century, the next important station in the north after Delhi was Lucknow. It was the headquarters of the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway (O&RR) whose first line from Lucknow to Kanpur was built in April 1867.

Now known as Lucknow Charbagh station, it is part of Northern Railway.


Built at a price of 70 lakhs, which now values as 2 million Dollars or 14 crore INR In 2021; Lucknow Charbagh was designed by J. H. Horniman. The foundation of the railway station was placed in March 1914. The building was completed in 1923.[verification needed] A major role in its design and planning was carried out by Chaubey Mukta Prasad, a consulting engineer for Ms Lanebrown and Hulett.[verification needed] It has a large garden in front of the building. It incorporates the mix of Rajput, Awadhi and Mughal architecture and has a palatial appearance.[verification needed] Architecturally, it is considered one of the most beautiful railway stations in India.[1] The Government Railway Police station at Lucknow Charbagh holds an ISO 9001 certificate.[2]


The station has 9 platforms.



  1. ^ "India's best railway stations". Rediff. 14 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Lucknow police station gets ISO-9001 certification". Yahoo! News India. IANS. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2015.

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