Puri railway station

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Puri
Express train and Passenger train station
Puri railway station.jpg
Puri railway station in night
LocationPuri, Odisha
India
Coordinates19°48′35″N 85°50′25″E / 19.8097°N 85.8404°E / 19.8097; 85.8404
Elevation12 m (39 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEast Coast Railway zone
Line(s)Kharagpur-Puri line
Platforms8
Tracks1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codePURI
Zone(s) East Coast Railway zone
Division(s) Khurda Road
History
Opened1897; 123 years ago (1897)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesEast Coast State Railway
Bengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Puri railway station is located in India
Puri railway station
Puri railway station
Location in Odisha
Puri railway station is located in Odisha
Puri railway station
Puri railway station
Puri railway station (Odisha)

Puri railway station is a Terminal train station and serves Puri, the seashore temple city in the Indian state of Odisha.

History[edit]

The Khurda Road-Puri section was opened to traffic on 1 February 1897.[1]The railway station was renovated in 2012 into a more traditional Hindu temple structure with more facilities.

Railway reorganization[edit]

The Bengal Nagpur Railway was nationalized in 1944.[2]Eastern Railway was formed on 14 April 1952 with the portion of East Indian Railway Company east of Mughalsarai and the Bengal Nagpur Railway.[3] In 1955, South Eastern Railway was carved out of Eastern Railway. It comprised lines mostly operated by BNR earlier.[3][4] Amongst the new zones started in April 2003 were East Coast Railway and South East Central Railway. Both these railways were carved out of South Eastern Railway.[3]

Major Trains[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  2. ^ "IR History: Part - III (1900 - 1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Geography – Railway Zones". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  4. ^ "IR History: Part - IV (1947 - 1970)". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 November 2012.

External links[edit]

Puri travel guide from Wikivoyage

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