Agra Cantonment railway station

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Agra Cantonment
Indian Railways station
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LocationAgra, Agra district, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates27°9′32″N 77°59′26″E / 27.15889°N 77.99056°E / 27.15889; 77.99056Coordinates: 27°9′32″N 77°59′26″E / 27.15889°N 77.99056°E / 27.15889; 77.99056
Elevation174 metres (571 ft)
Owned byGovernment of India
Operated byIndian Railways
Line(s)Agra–Delhi chord
Agra–Bhopal section
Delhi–Chennai line
Agra–Jaipur section
Platforms6
Construction
Structure typeAt Ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctional
Station codeAGC
Zone(s) North Central Railway
Division(s) Agra
History
Opened1904
Electrified1982–85
Location
Agra Cantonment is located in Uttar Pradesh
Agra Cantonment
Agra Cantonment
Location within Uttar Pradesh

Agra Cantonment (station code: AGC) was the main railway station in the Indian city of Agra. It was located near the Sadar Bazaar towards the southwest of the city. It lied on the main Delhi–Chennai and one of the Delhi–Mumbai lines.

Overview[edit]

Agra, the 16-17th century capital of the Mughals, was home to monuments such as the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.[1] The Taj Mahal attracted 7-8 million tourists annually. About 0.8 million foreign tourists visit it.[2]

History[edit]

The 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)-wide metre-gauge Delhi–Bandikui and Bandikui–Agra lines of Rajputana State Railway were opened in 1874.[3] The Agra–Jaipur line was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)-wide broad gauge in 2005.[4]

The broad-gauge Agra–Delhi chord was opened in 1904.[5]

Electrification[edit]

The Faridabad–Mathura–Agra section was electrified in 1982–85, Tundla–Yamuna Bridge in 1988–89 and Yamuna Bridge–Agra in 1990–91.[6]

The station[edit]

Agra Cantt railway station had 6 platforms:

  • Platform 1 = 540 meters
  • Platform 2 = 598
  • Platform 3 = 573
  • Platform 4 = 735
  • Platform 5 = 631
  • Platform 6 = 320
  • Platform 7 = Proposed on 24 Jan 2018

The fastest train in India, Gatimaan Express, originated and terminated here. It was extended to Jhansi in April 2018.[citation needed]

Passenger movement[edit]

Agra Cantonment was among the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[7]

1,34,26,890 Passengers Arrived at Agra Cantt per/year on an average.

Amenities[edit]

Agra Cantt. railway station had tourist information counter, computerized reservation counters, (Indrail Passed were available), waiting room, retiring room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms, water coolers, water wending machines and book stall.[1]

Taxis, auto-rickshaws, tempos and cycle-rickshaws were available for local movement. Idgah Bus Standed was nearby. Distance from Agra Cantt. railway station: Taj Mahal 5.7 km, Agra Fort 5.2 km, Sikandra 9.7 km, Fatehpur Sikri 38 km, Agra airport 3.6 km.[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Agra Railway Station". Make my trip. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Taj Visitors". Department of Tourism, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. Archived from the original on 31 August 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  3. ^ "IR History:Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Boost for Jaipur–Agra rail link". The Hindu. 6 May 2005. Archived from the original on 6 May 2005. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  5. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900–1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. Indian Railways. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2013.

External links[edit]

  • Agra travel guide from Wikivoyage
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