Pune Junction railway station

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Pune Junction
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
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LocationPune
India
Coordinates18°31′44″N 73°52′27″E / 18.5289°N 73.8743°E / 18.5289; 73.8743
Elevation560 metres (1,840 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Mumbai–Chennai line
Pune–Bengaluru line
Platforms6
Tracks8
Construction
Structure typeat-grade
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Station codePUNE
Division(s) Pune
Fare zoneCentral Railway zone
History
Opened1858; 162 years ago (1858)
RebuiltJuly 27, 1925; 94 years ago (1925-07-27)
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers150,000
Services
Indian Railways
Preceding station   Pune Suburban Railway   Following station
toward Lonavala
Lonavala LineTerminus
Location
Pune Junction is located in India
Pune Junction
Pune Junction
Location within India
Pune Junction is located in Maharashtra
Pune Junction
Pune Junction
Pune Junction (Maharashtra)

Pune Junction railway station (Station code: PUNE) is the main railway station of Pune. It is a railway junction on the Mumbai–Chennai line. The PuneBengaluru line starts from here.

History[edit]

The Pune railway station opened in 1858. The KhandalaPune railway line was opened in 1858. The PuneSolapur line was opened in 1860. The PuneMiraj line was completed in 1886. Initially the PuneMiraj line was a meter-gauge track. Later it was converted to broad-gauge in 1971. The present Pune railway station building was built in 1925.

Infrastructure[edit]

This station has three footbridges with a skywalk. Elevator service is available on footbridge. Plans are being made to upgrade this station to a world-class standard.[1]

Maldhakka Goods Yard[edit]

Maldhakka is the freight depot of the Pune Railway Station and consists of 2 railway sheds. All freight trains are loaded and unloaded at this depot. The entrance to the goods yard is situated in Maldhakka Chowk.[2][3]

Power[edit]

The station is powered by a solar power plant and emergency diesel generators. The 160 kWp solar power plant generates around 2.4 lakh units (kWh) annually. Funded by Persistent CSR, Sunshot built the plant in June 2016. This project was replicated for the Hyderabad Deccan railway station and was inaugurated by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.[4]

Diesel Loco Shed[edit]

There is a diesel locomotive shed located near the Ghorpuri railway station, 2 km away from Pune station. It is one of three diesel sheds that belong to Central railway and the largest of the three.

Services[edit]

Pune Railway Station serves as a stop for southbound trains from Mumbai, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. It also serves as a stop for northbound trains from Goa and Karnataka. The station is a major hub for freight transportation.

Below are some statistics: Number of Terminating Trains: 81

Number of Originating Trains: 81

Number of Halting Trains: 134

Number of Platforms: 6 [5]

Suburban railway[edit]

The Pune Suburban Railway operates on single route, Pune Junction to Lonavala and its part, Shivajinagar to Talegaon. There are 15 trains that operate on the PuneLonavala route and 3 trains that operate on the ShivajinagarTalegaon route.

There are eight DEMU trains that operate between the Pune Junction and Daund station. Major stops on this route are Loni Station and Urali Station. This section is electrified and is planned to be included in suburban rail.

Deccan Odyssey[edit]

This luxury train takes a tour of Maharashtra and Goa. Its route includes Pune Junction as a stop.

Future[edit]

There are plans to increase service in the MumbaiPune section,[6] lay additional track between Pune and Lonavla, increase the budget for track surveys,[7][8][9] and construct separate terminals for suburban trains.[10] There are also proposals to construct a new EMU terminal. It would be situated to the west of the existing station and have three lines and three platforms.[11]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World-class Pune station via public-private route". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  2. ^ "24 pc of unorganised sector workers malnourished: survey". The Times of India. Pune. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Pune City" (PDF). Pune Municipal Corporation. Pune. November 2008. p. 56. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  4. ^ www.ETEnergyworld.com. "NCPA installs Mumbai's largest private solar project - ET EnergyWorld". ETEnergyworld.com. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  5. ^ https://indiarailinfo.com/departures/pune-junction-pune/76
  6. ^ "Chamber seeks hourly Pune-Mumbai trains". Indianexpress.com. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  7. ^ Survey may lead to better frequency of local trains
  8. ^ "Rail Budget Plans for Maharashtra". Sakaaltimes.com. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Nashik-Pune railway project may be on track finally". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  10. ^ DNA Correspondent (1 August 2011). "Separate terminal on cards for suburban trains at Pune station". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Pune railway division proposes new EMU terminal". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2014.

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