Muzaffarpur Junction railway station

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Muzaffarpur Junction
Regional rail and light rail station
Muzaffarpur Juction Railway Station.jpg
The main entrance of the station
LocationMuzaffarpur, Muzaffarpur district, Bihar
Coordinates26°07′20″N 85°22′40″E / 26.1222°N 85.3779°E / 26.1222; 85.3779
Elevation57 metres (187 ft)
Owned byEast Central Railway zone
Operated byIndian 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
Platforms7 (2 more proposed platforms)
ConnectionsCity bus, auto rickshaw, ferry, taxi, cab service
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Other information
Station codeMFP
Zone(s) East Central Railway zone
Division(s) Sonpur Division
Opened1886; 133 years ago (1886)
Electrified2010; 9 years ago (2010), 25 kV AC 50 Hz[1]
Previous namesEast Indian Railway
Passengers2,51,075 per day
Muzaffarpur Junction railway station is located in India
Muzaffarpur Junction railway station
Location of Muzaffarpur in Bihar, India
Muzaffarpur Junction railway station is located in Bihar
Muzaffarpur Junction railway station
Muzaffarpur Junction railway station (Bihar)

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


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]


There are seven 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(one more proposed from maripur end side (FOB). Platforms no. 5,6 and 7 are mainly for Hajipur, Sitamarhi, Narkatiaganj and Raxaul 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. There is a plan to built Two more platforms.[citation needed]


Passenger train approaching 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 is well connected to most of the major cities in India by the railway network and serves the city with numerous trains such as Sapt Kranti Express, Garib Rath Express etc. 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. Champaran Humsafar Express from Katihar to Delhi is running twice a week from 10 April 2018.[6]


  1. ^ "सपना साकार, अब फर्राटे भरेगी विद्युत ट्रेन". Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Official Website of Sonpur Division of East Central Railway". Government of India. Archived from the original on 6 May 2012. 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.
  6. ^ "गुड न्यूज! कटिहार से दिल्ली तक वाया सहरसा चलेगी ये ट्रेन, ...जानिए". Live Bihar News | लाइव बिहार न्यूज़ (in Hindi). 24 March 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2018.

External links[edit]

Muzaffarpur travel guide from Wikivoyage

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