Mathura Junction railway station

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Mathura Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
Mathura Junction 1.JPG
Location Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates 27°28′41″N 77°40′20″E / 27.4781°N 77.6722°E / 27.4781; 77.6722Coordinates: 27°28′41″N 77°40′20″E / 27.4781°N 77.6722°E / 27.4781; 77.6722
Elevation 177.546 metres (582.50 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by North Central Railway
Line(s) Agra-Delhi chord
Delhi-Chennai line
Mathura-Bharatpur-Vadodara line
Mathura-Kasganj line
Mathura-Achhanera line
Mathura - Alwar line
Mathura- Vrindavan link
Platforms 09
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code MTJ
Division(s) Agra
History
Opened 1904
Electrified 1982-85
Previous names East Indian Railway Company
Location
Mathura railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Mathura railway station
Mathura railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Mathura Junction
12403 Allahabad Mathura Express at Mathura Junction
Mathura Junction - Welcome

Mathura Junction railway station is on the Agra-Delhi chord of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai lines. It is located in Mathura district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It serves Mathura and Vrindavan.

Overview[edit]

Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. He spent his childhood in Vrindavan, 11 km away from Mathura. Therefore, both are major pilgrimage centres for Hindus.[1]Mathura Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation which is one of the largest oil refineries of India is located at Mathura.[2]

History[edit]

The 29 mi (47 km) long Hathras Road-Mathura Cantt line was opened in 1875 by Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway. It was transferred to North Eastern Railway in 1952. The Mathura-Kasganj line was converted from 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge in 2009.[3][4]

The 7 mi (11 km) long metre gauge Mathura-Vrindavan branch line was opened by Bombay, Baroda and Central Indian Railway in 1889.[3]

Station[edit]

Mathura Junction has 10 Platforms. There is a junction for south bound and west bound trains. It has connectivity with all major cities of India. There are seven routes / lines from this railway junction station.[5]

Electrification[edit]

The Faridabad-Mathura-Agra section was electrified in 1982-85. The Mathura-Bharatpur line was electrified in 1985-86.[6]

Amenities[edit]

Mathura Junction railway station has a tourist information centre, telephone booths, computerised reservation centre, waiting room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms, and a book stall.[7]

Passengers[edit]

Mathura Junction is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway. The Junction is important as from here the routes of train coming from Delhi are getting bifurcated towards Mumbai and South Indian cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mathura and Vrindavan – general information". ISKCON. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mathura Refinery". Indian Oil. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Indian Railways line history, 2 North Eastern Railway" (PDF). Bombay, Baroda and Central Indian Railway. wordpress. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "IR History:Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Which are some of the most interesting railway stations in India?". quora.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mathurapur to Bharatpur Trains". Make my trip. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. Indian Railways. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

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Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
North Central Railway zone
Terminus North Eastern Railway zone
Terminus West Central Railway zone
Mathura-Bharatpur line
Terminus West Central Railway zone
Mathura-Alwar line
Terminus North Central Railway zone
Mathura-Vrindavan link
Terminus North Central Railway zone
Mathura-Achhnera line