Vishakapatnam railway station

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Visakhapatnam
విశాఖపట్నం
विशाखापटनम जंक्शन
Indian Railway Station
Terminal station
Visakhapatnam Railway Station.JPG
The Main entrance of the Visakhapatnam railway station
Location Gnanapuram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
 India
Coordinates 17°43′20″N 83°17′23″E / 17.7221°N 83.2897°E / 17.7221; 83.2897
Elevation 5.970 metres (19.59 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by East Coast Railway
Line(s) Khurda Road-Visakhapatnam section
Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada section
Visakhapatnam-Kirandul line
Platforms 8
Tracks 10
Construction
Structure type Terminus
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code VSKP
Zone(s) East Coast Railway
Division(s) Waltair Railway Division
Electrified Yes
Services
Computerized Ticketing CountersLuggage Checking SystemRailway Police ForceParkingPedestrian UnderpassEscalatorsDisabled AccessFood PlazaKiosksWCTaxi StandPublic Transportation
Location
Visakhapatnam railway station is located in Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam railway station
Visakhapatnam railway station
Location in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam Railway Station is a major railway station located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. The railway station is under the control of East Coast Railway of Indian Railways. It stands on the Howrah-Chennai main line, though the mainline bypasses Visakhapatnam Central Station. Consequently a suburban halt on the mainline near Vizag Steel Plant, known as Duvvada, is being developed into a major station to improve services for the city.An escalator was commissioned at Platform No. 4 and 5 of Visakhapatnam Railway Station on Ugadi Day.

Overview[edit]

The station is a terminal station; trains must go back the same way as they come. With many trains arriving at the same time platforms are not always available. In case any train is late, the other trains are stopped at Duvvada or Vizianagaram.[1] The Route Relay Interlocking (RRI) system, an arrangement of signal apparatus that prevents conflicting movements through an arrangement of tracks such as junctions or crossings, is reported to be one of the major causes for these trains being held up after Duvvada Station.

Over 5,000 people travel between Visakhapatnam and Secunderabad every day. To clear the rush, there are over 18 trains connecting Visakhapatnam and Secunderabad. The Godavari Express, one of the most prestigious trains of the South Central Railway, is considered the best way between the cities. However, the rush for the train is too high, that tickets have to be booked before two months from the journey.[2]

History[edit]

During 1893-1896, the 1,287 km (800 mi) long tracks covering the entire coastal stretch from Cuttack to Vijayawada, was built and opened to traffic by Bengal Nagpur Railway which was later renamed as South Eastern Railway.[3][4]Bengal Nagpur Railway’s line to Cuttack was opened on 1 January 1899.[3] The 514 km (319 mi) long northern portion of the East Coast line to Cuttack, including the branch line to Puri, was taken over by Bengal Nagpur Railway in 1902.[4][5] The southern part was subsequently merged with Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway.[6]

Visakhapatnam Railway Station
Tirumala express at Visakhapatnam railway station

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East Coast Railway zone of Indian Railways came into existence in its present form with effect from 1 April 2003.The geographical jurisdiction of the railway is however extended over three states encompassing almost all parts of Orissa alongwith parts of Srikakulam, Vizainagaram & Visakhapatnam districts of North Eastern Andhra Pradesh, and Bastar & Dantewada districts of Chhatisgarh State. As such, these regions with a long coastal line are rich in mineral and other natural resources, and are on the threshold of an industrial upsurge. [7]

Trains originated/terminated[edit]

Train number Railway Zone Train Name Train Type Train Days Date of Introduction
18567/18568 ECoR Visakhapatnam - Kollam Junction Express Express Weekly January 30, 2014
22415/22416 NR Visakhapatnam – New Delhi AP Express Superfast Express Tri Weekly August 12, 2015
12717/12718 SCR Visakhapatnam -Vijayawada / Vijayawada -

Visakhapatnam Ratnachal Express

Superfast Express Daily October 2, 1994
12727/12728 SCR Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad/ Hyderabad - Visakhapatnam

Godavari Express

Superfast Express Daily February 1, 1974
22203/22204 SCR Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad Duronto Express Duronto Tri-Weekly July 8, 2012
12739/12740 SCR Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad Garib Rath Express Garibrath & Superfast Express Daily October 26, 2008
12783/12784 SCR Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad A/c Super fast Express Superfast Express Weekly January 19, 2015
12861/12862 ECoR Visakhapatnam - H Nizamuddin Link Dakshin Express Superfast Express Daily Train October 1, 1985
22873/22874 ECoR Visakhapatnam - Digha Super fast Express Superfast Express Weekly Train February 23, 2012
22847/22848 ECoR Visakhapatnam-Mumbai-VisakhapatnamVisakhapatnam – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Superfast Express via Raipur Superfast Express Weekly Train February 3, 2012
18519/18520 ECoR Visakhapatnam-Mumbai-VisakhapatnamVisakhapatnam – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express Express Daily Train March 24, 2010
18512/18511 ECoR Visakhapatnam - Koraput Intercity Express Express Bi-Weekly March 24, 2012
18503/18504 ECoR Visakhapatnam - Sainagar Shirdi Express Express Weekly December 15, 2012
12803/12804 ECoR Visakhapatnam-Nizamuddin-Visakhapatnam Visakhapatnam Swarna Jayanti Express Superfast Express Bi-Weekly Train October 28, 1997
18573/18574 ECoR Visakhapatnam - Bhagat ki kothi Express Express Weekly Train December 24, 2013
12805/12806 ECoR Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad Janmabhoomi Express Superfast Express Daily Train July 1, 2007
17487/17488 SCR Visakhapatnam - Tirupati Tirumala Express Express Daily Train April 5, 1970
18509/18510 ECoR Visakhapatnam - Nanded Express Express Tri-Weekly Train -
18516/18515 ECoR Visakhapatnam - Tata nagar Express Express Weekly Train January 5, 2014
18412/18411 ECoR Visakhapatnam - Bhubaneshwar Intercity Express Express Daily Train -
18507/18508 ECoR Visakhapatnam - Amritsar Jn Hirakud Express Express Tri-Weekly Train -
22854/22853 SER Visakhapatnam - Shalimar Express Superfast Express Weekly Train July 6, 2011
17240/17239 SCR Visakhapatnam - Guntur Jn Simhadri Express Express Daily Train -
12807/12808 ECoR Visakhapatnam - H Nizamuddin Samata Express Superfast Express Weekly Five Days -
18518/18517 ECoR Visakhapatnam - Korba Express Express Daily Train -
22801/22802 ECoR Visakhapatnam - Chennai Express Superfast Express Weekly Train 23 Jan 2015
18501/18502 ECoR Visakhapatnam-Gandhidham Express Express Weekly Train December 24, 2013
22869/22870 ECoR Visakhapatnam Chennai central sf express/ Chennai Central - Visakhapatnam Express Terminating at vskp Superfast Express Weekly Train December 15, 2012
22809/22810 ECoR Visakhapatnam – Paradeep Express Superfast Express Weekly Train February 11, 2015

Passenger Trains[edit]

Train No. Train Name Frequency Train Type
57225/26 VSKP-BZA Pass Daily Passenger
57229/30 VSKP-MTM Pass Daily Passenger
57255/56 VSKP-COA Pass Daily Passenger
57264/65 VSKP-NS Pass Daily Passenger
58501/02 VSKP-KRDL Pass Daily Passenger
58503/04 VSKP-RGDA Pass Daily Passenger
58505/06 VSKP-GNPR Pass Daily Passenger
58525/26 VSKP-PSA Pass Daily Passenger
58527/28 VSKP-RAIPUR Pass Daily Passenger
58529/30 VSKP-DURG Pass Daily Passenger
58537/38 VSKP-KRPU Pass Daily Passenger
67291/92 VSKP-VZM MEMU Daily MEMU
67293/94 VSKP-PSA MEMU Daily MEMU
67295/96 VSKP-RJY MEMU Daily MEMU
78531/32 VSKP-PSA DEMU Daily DEMU

Other Stations in Visakhapatnam[edit]

Station Name Station Code Railway Division
Duvvada Station DVD Waltair Division
Anakapalle Station AKP Vijayawada Division
Simhachalam Station SCM Waltair Division
Araku Station ARK Waltair Division
Marripalem Station MIPM Waltair Division
Kothavalasa Station KTV Waltair Division
Pendurthi Station PDT Waltair Division
Yelamanchili Station YLM Vijayawada Division

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "`Terminal' injustice". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 3 June 2006. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Transportation fails to face festive rush". CityofVizag.com. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  4. ^ a b "History of Waltair Division". Mannanna.com. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  5. ^ "History". East Coast Railway. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  6. ^ "East Coast State Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  7. ^ http://www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in/

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