Vizianagaram Junction railway station

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Vizianagaram Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
The main entrance of Vizianagaram Railway station.jpg
Vizianagaram railway station
Location Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates 18°06′43″N 83°23′46″E / 18.112°N 83.396°E / 18.112; 83.396Coordinates: 18°06′43″N 83°23′46″E / 18.112°N 83.396°E / 18.112; 83.396
Elevation 74 m (243 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Khurda Road-Visakhapatnam section of Howrah-Chennai main line and Jharsuguda-Vizianagaram line
Platforms 5
Tracks 9
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code VZM
Zone(s) East Coast Railway
Division(s) Waltair
Opened 1900
Previous names Bengal Nagpur Railway
Passengers 150,000+
Vizianagaram railway station is located in Andhra Pradesh
Vizianagaram railway station
Vizianagaram railway station
Location in Andhra Pradesh

Viziangaram railway station (station code:VZM)[1] is an Indian railway station located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh; it serves Vizianagaram in Vizianagaram district.


Main line[edit]

Between 1893 and 1896, 1,288 km (800 mi) of the East Coast State Railway was opened for traffic. In 1898-99, Bengal Nagpur Railway was linked to the lines in southern India.[2] It was during this period that Vizianagaram station came up.

Branch line[edit]

The 79 km (49 mi) Vizianagaram-Parvatipuram line was opened in 1908-09.[2]


The Palasa-Tilaru, Srikakulam Road-Chiprupalle and Chirupalle-Alamanda sectors were electrified in 1998-99. The Srikakulam Road-Tiralu sector was electrified in 1999-2000.[3]


Vizianagaram Junction railway station is classified as an A–category station in the Waltair railway division.[4]

Railway reorganization[edit]

The Bengal Nagpur Railway was nationalized in 1944.[5]Eastern Railway was formed on 14 April 1952 with the portion of East Indian Railway Company east of Mughalsarai and the Bengal Nagpur Railway.[6] In 1955, South Eastern Railway was carved out of Eastern Railway. It comprised lines mostly operated by BNR earlier.[6][7] 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.[6]


  1. ^ "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. p. 2. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Statement showing category-wise No.of stations" (PDF). South Central Railway. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "IR History: Part - III (1900 - 1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  6. ^ a b c "Geography – Railway Zones". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  7. ^ "IR History: Part - IV (1947 - 1970)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 

External links[edit]

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East Coast Railway zone
Terminus East Coast Railway zone