Pune Junction railway station

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Pune Junction
Pune railway station - Entrance.jpg
LocationIndia
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
ParkingYes
Other information
Station codePUNE
Division(s) Pune
Fare zoneCentral Railway zone
History
OpenedJuly 27, 1925; 93 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 MumbaiPune railway line was completed and opened in 1856. 30 years later, the PuneMiraj line was completed in 1886. Initially the PuneMiraj line was a meter-gauge track. Later it would be converted to broad gauge. The first express train ran between MumbaiPune in 1928.

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. Thus, most of India can be reached from Pune. The station is a major hub for freight transportation.

Suburban railway[edit]

The Pune Suburban Railway operates on 2 major routes, Pune Junction to Lonavala and from Pune Junction to Talegaon.

There are 3 trains that operate on the PuneTalegaon route and 15 trains that operate on the PuneLonavala route. Important stations on these routes are Shivajinagar Station, Khadki Station, Pimpri Station, Chinchwad Station, Akurdi Station, Dehu Road Station, Talegaon Station and Lonavala Station.

There are eight passenger trains that operate between the Pune Junction and Daund station. This section serves as a suburban rail. Major stops on this route are Loni Station and Urali Station. Many long distance express trains use electric locomotives between these two stations.

Number of Terminating Trains: 81

Number of Originating Trains: 81

Number of Halting Trains: 134

Number of Platforms: 6 [1]

Deccan Odyssey[edit]

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

Infrastructure[edit]

This station has two footbridges with a skywalk. Plans are being made to upgrade this station to a world-class standard.[2]

Diesel Loco Shed[edit]

There is a diesel locomotive shed located near the Ghorpuri railway station,owned by the Pune Railway Division. It is one of three diesel sheds that belong to Central railway and the largest of the three.

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.[3][4]

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. The project is the first of its kind for railways. 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.[5]

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://indiarailinfo.com/departures/pune-junction-pune/76
  2. ^ "World-class Pune station via public-private route". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2010-12-19. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  3. ^ "24 pc of unorganised sector workers malnourished: survey". The Times of India. Pune. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Pune City" (PDF). Pune Municipal Corporation. Pune. November 2008. p. 56. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  5. ^ www.ETEnergyworld.com. "NCPA installs Mumbai's largest private solar project - ET EnergyWorld". ETEnergyworld.com. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Chamber seeks hourly Pune-Mumbai trains". Indianexpress.com. 2011-02-03. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  7. ^ Survey may lead to better frequency of local trains
  8. ^ "Rail Budget Plans for Maharashtra". Sakaaltimes.com. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  9. ^ "Nashik-Pune railway project may be on track finally". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  10. ^ DNA Correspondent (2011-08-01). "Separate terminal on cards for suburban trains at Pune station". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  11. ^ "Pune railway division proposes new EMU terminal". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2009-10-30. Retrieved 2014-08-17.

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