Akola Junction railway station
|Indian Railways junction station|
|Location||Akola, Maharashtra, 444001|
|Elevation||284 metres (932 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Indian Railways|
|Structure type||At ground|
|Division(s)||Bhusawal railway division|
|Opened||7 November 1867|
Akola Junction (station code:- AK) served Akola in Akola district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was an important junction station on the Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line. There was a broad-gauge line to Secunderabad railway station and the metre-gauge Akola–Khandwa line was under gauge conversion.
The first train in India travelled from Mumbai to Thane on 16 April 1853. By May 1854, Great Indian Peninsula Railway's Bombay–Thane line was extended to Kalyan. Bhusawal railway station was set up in 1860 and in 1867 the GIPR branch line was extended to Nagpur.
The railways in the Bhusawal area were electrified in 1989–90.
There earlier existed a 1,469 kilometres (913 mi)-long metre-gauge line from Jaipur to Secunderabad via Akola. Out of this Jaipur to Indore and the Secunderabad–Purna–Akola sections had already been converted to broad gauge and conversion of the Ratlam–Akola section was approved for conversion in 2008 work until Mhow had been completed and conversion of Mhow–Khandwa already began.
- "IR History: Early Days – I : Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832–1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
- "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
- "Gauge conversion of Ratlam–Khandwa–Mhow–Akola". Press Information Bureau. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
- "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
|Preceding station||Indian Railways||Following station|
|Central Railway zone||
|Terminus||Central Railway zone|
|Terminus||Central Railway zone||