Muzaffarpur Junction railway station

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Muzaffarpur Junction
मुज़फ्फरपुर जंक्शन
Indian Railway Station
Muzaffarpur Junction (after R&N).jpg
The main entrance of the station
Location Muzaffarpur, Muzaffarpur district, Bihar
India
Coordinates 26°07′20″N 85°22′40″E / 26.1222°N 85.3779°E / 26.1222; 85.3779Coordinates: 26°07′20″N 85°22′40″E / 26.1222°N 85.3779°E / 26.1222; 85.3779
Elevation 57 metres (187 ft)
Owned by East Central Railway
Operated by Indian Railway
Line(s)
Platforms 7
Tracks 15
Connections

Patna, Hajipur, Samastipur, Motihari, Sitamarhi (Opened in 2012), Chhapra (under construction), Janakpur Road (under construction), Darbhanga(sanctioned).

City Bus, Auto-rickshaws, Ferry, Taxi to all important destinations.
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available (paid)
Bicycle facilities Available (paid)
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code MFP
Zone(s) East Central Railway
Division(s) Sonpur Division
History
Opened 1886; 130 years ago (1886)[1]
Electrified

2010-2014. (Only for Barauni-Samastipur-Muzaffarpur-Hajipur line). 25 kV AC 50 Hz line.

  • Started from 24 December 2014[2]
Previous names East Indian Railway
Traffic
Passengers 1,00,000 per day
Services
parkingticketsdisabled accessWCtaxi standpublic transportationcar parkingbike parking
Location
Muzaffarpur Junction railway station is located in Bihar
Muzaffarpur Junction railway station
Location of Muzaffarpur in Bihar, India

Muzaffarpur Junction railway station, station code MFP, is a railway station in the Sonpur division of East Central Railway. Muzaffarpur Junction is located in Muzaffarpur city, the headquarters of Muzaffarpur district in the Indian state of Bihar.[3]

Aerial view of Muzaffarpur Junction with sunset view

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History[edit]

New developments

In February 2012, the Indian Railways had planned to set up a Railway Station Development Corporation (RSDC) that will work on improving the major railway stations, including Muzaffarpur Junction, by building and improving passenger amenities.[4]

Passenger Movement[edit]

Muzaffarpur is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[5] It handles over 150 trains and about 1,00,000 passengers daily.

Platforms[edit]

There are seven platforms in Muzaffarpur Junction. Muzaffarpur Railway Station Is in the list of Top 10 Dirtiest Station Muzaffarpur Is The Dirtiest Station Of ECR [6] The platforms are interconnected with foot over bridges (FOB). Platform nos. 5 and 6 are mainly for Hajipur, Sitamarhi, Motihari bound passenger trains and some low priority trains in the direction. Platform nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 cater to most of the trains passing through the junction; platform nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 being the most important.

Trains[edit]

Passenger train at Muzaffarpur Junction. (From Motihari)

Sonpur is the divisional headquarters all the trains passing through this route have stoppages here. Several electrified local passenger trains and express trains run from Muzaffarpur to neighbouring destinations. The following is a list of all the trains passing from Muzaffarpur Junction (as of 10 May 2012). The Muzaffarpur Junction railway station, is well connected to most of the major cities in India by the railway network and serves the city with numerous number of trains. Muzaffarpur is well connected to Patna(Patliputra), New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Howrah, Chennai, Bangalore, Ajmer, Kanpur, Guwahati, Surat, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Jammu, Vishakhapatnam, Raipur, Allahabad, Ranchi, Gwalior, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jaipur, Porbander, Kochi and other cities. It is also the originating station for many superfasts and express trains. Sapt Kranti Express, Garib Rath Express etc. having Muzaffarpur Junction as its origin is an ISO 9001:2008 certified train. Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express crosses the junction once a week.:[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tirhut Railway
  2. ^ http://www.jagran.com/bihar/muzaffarpur-11899365.html
  3. ^ "Official Website of Sonpur Division of East Central Railway". Government of India. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Railways to set up body to develop stations". The Times of India. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Work on doubling Sonepur-Chapra rail track begins". The Times of India. 11 June 2002. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sonpur Junction Details". indiantrains.org. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Trains at Muzaffarpur Junction". India Rail Info. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

Muzaffarpur travel guide from Wikivoyage

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Terminus East Central Railway zone
Terminus East Central Railway zone