Murtizapur Junction railway station

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Murtizapur Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
LocationTangachuk Road, Murtizapur, Maharashtra
India
Coordinates20°44′10″N 77°21′17″E / 20.7361°N 77.3547°E / 20.7361; 77.3547Coordinates: 20°44′10″N 77°21′17″E / 20.7361°N 77.3547°E / 20.7361; 77.3547
Elevation303 metres (994 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byCentral Railway
Line(s)Nagpur-Bhusawal section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line,
AchalpurYavatmal NG line
Platforms3 (2 for Broad Gauge, 1 for Narrow Gauge)
Construction
Structure typeStandard, on ground
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeMZR
Zone(s) Central Railway Zone
Division(s) Bhusawal railway division
History
Opened1867
Electrified1989–90
Previous namesGreat Indian Peninsula Railway
Location
Murtizapur railway station is located in Maharashtra
Murtizapur railway station
Murtizapur railway station
Location in Maharashtra

Murtizapur railway station serves Murtizapur in Akola district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The AchalpurYavatmal narrow-gauge line, popular as Shakuntala Railway, meets the electrified broad-gauge Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line at Murtizapur.

History[edit]

The first train in India travelled from Mumbai to Thane on 16 April 1853. By May, 1854, Great Indian Peninsula Railway's Bombay-Thane line was extended to Kalyan. Bhusawal railway station was set up in 1860 and in 1867 the GIPR branch line was extended to Nagpur.[1]

The 189 km (117 mi) long Achalpur-Murtazapur-Yavatmal 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) narrow-gauge railway, locally known as the Shakuntala Railway, was built by a British firm, Killik Nixon & Company, in 1903.[2][3]

Electrification[edit]

The railways in the NanduraBadnera sector were electrified in 1989–90.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832–1865). "IR History: Early Days – I". IRFCA. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Indian Narrow Gauge Lines 2002–2003". IRFCA. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  3. ^ More, Vaidehi. "A historic train faces an uncertain future". The Times of India, Nagpur, 2 February 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
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