Samalkot Junction railway station

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Samalkot Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
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Samalkot Junction railway station
Location Samalkota, Andhra Pradesh
India
Coordinates 17°02′43″N 82°10′09″E / 17.045319°N 82.169169°E / 17.045319; 82.169169Coordinates: 17°02′43″N 82°10′09″E / 17.045319°N 82.169169°E / 17.045319; 82.169169
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Line(s) Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada section of Howrah-Chennai main line
Platforms 1 side platform,1 island platform
Tracks 3 Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code SLO
Zone(s) South Central Railway
Division(s) Vijayawada
History
Opened 1893
Location
Samalkot Junction railway station is located in Andhra Pradesh
Samalkot Junction railway station
Location of Samalkot railway station in Andhra Pradesh

Samalkot railway station (station code:SLO)[1] is an Indian railway station in Samalkot of East Godavari district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It lies on the Howrah–Chennai main line and the junction station for Samalkot–Kakinada Port branch line. It is administered under Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.[2] It is 65th most busiest railway station in India[3]

History[edit]

Between 1893 and 1896, 1,288 km (800 mi) of the East Coast State Railway, between Vijayawada and Cuttack was opened for traffic.[4] The southern part of the East Coast State Railway (from Waltair to Vijayawada) was taken over by Madras Railway in 1901.[5]

Classification[edit]

Samalkot railway station is an ‘A’–category station. It is recognized as a Model station and Touch & Feel (Modern Stations) in the Vijayawada railway division.[6][7]

Development[edit]

SCR recently installed Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM)s in Samalkot station.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. p. 2. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Statement showing Category-wise No.of stations" (PDF). p. 7. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "BUSIEST TRAIN STATIONS INDIA". 
  4. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  5. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900-1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  6. ^ "Vijayawada division - A Profile" (PDF). South Central Railway. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Jump in SCR Vijayawada division revenue". The Hindu. Vijayawada. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "SCR introduces mobile paper ticketing facility in 38 stations". 

External links[edit]

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South Central Railway zone
Terminus South Central Railway zone