Muzaffarpur Junction railway station

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Muzaffarpur Junction
मुज़फ्फरपुर जंक्शन
Regional rail and light rail station
Muzaffarpur Juction Railway Station.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 zone
Operated by Indian Railway
Line(s) Barauni–Gorakhpur, Raxaul and Jainagar lines
Barauni-Samastipur-Muzaffarpur-Hajipur line
Muzaffarpur- Gorakhpur line (via Hajipur, Raxaul and Sitamarhi)
Samastipur-Muzaffarpur section
Muzaffarpur-Hajipur section
Muzaffarpur-Gorakhpur main line
Barauni-Samastipur section
Muzaffarpur-Sitamarhi section
Platforms 7
Tracks 15
Connections City bus, auto rickshaw, ferry, taxi
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code MFP
Zone(s) East Central Railway zone
Division(s) Sonpur Division
History
Opened 1886; 131 years ago (1886)
Electrified 2010; 7 years ago (2010), 25 kV AC 50 Hz[1]
Previous names East Indian Railway
Traffic
Passengers 21,075 per day
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 an A1 category 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.[2]

Aerial view of Muzaffarpur Junction with sunset

Background[edit]

In February 2012, the Indian Railways had planned to set up a Railway Station Development Corporation (RSDC) that would work on improving the major railway stations, including Muzaffarpur Junction, by building and improving passenger amenities.[3] Under the development scheme, major development works are going on Muzaffarpur Junction. Separate air conditioned waiting lounge, free WiFi facility, IRCTC food court and many facilities are going to be available on Muzaffarpur Junction at the end of 2018. To enhance the security of this station, a metal detector and baggage handling system will be installed soon.

Passenger movement[edit]

Muzaffarpur is amongst the top hundred booking stations of the Indian Railway.[4]

Platforms[edit]

There are six platforms in Muzaffarpur Junction. The station ranks 46th out of 75 A1 category stations of Indian Railways included in the Cleanness Survey conducted by IRCTC in 2017.[5]

The platforms are interconnected with two foot over bridges (FOB). Platforms no. 5 and 6 are mainly for Hajipur, Sitamarhi, Motihari bound passenger trains and some low priority trains in the direction. Platforms no. 1, 2, 3, and 4 cater to most of the trains passing through the junction; platforms no. 1, 2, 3 and 4 are the most important. Platform 7 & 8 is under construction.

Trains[edit]

Passenger train at Muzaffarpur Junction (from Motihari)

Sonpur is the divisional headquarters, and 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. Sapt Kranti Express ISO 9001:2008 certified, Garib Rath Express etc. having Muzaffarpur Junction as its origin. ISO 9001:2008 certified train Vaishali Express crosses the station daily in both directions and ISO 9001:2008 certified train Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express crosses the junction.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Muzaffarpur travel guide from Wikivoyage

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East Central Railway zone
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