Akola Junction railway station

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Akola Junction
Indian Railways junction station
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LocationAkola, Maharashtra, 444001
India
Coordinates20°43′24″N 77°00′21″E / 20.7233°N 77.0057°E / 20.7233; 77.0057Coordinates: 20°43′24″N 77°00′21″E / 20.7233°N 77.0057°E / 20.7233; 77.0057
Elevation284 metres (932 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byIndian Railways
Line(s)Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line
Nagpur–Bhusawal section
Akola–Ratlam line
Akola–Secunderabad line
Platforms7
Tracks12
Construction
Structure typeAt ground
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeAK
Zone(s) CR
Division(s) Bhusawal railway division
History
Opened7 November 1867; 153 years ago (7 November 1867)
Electrified1989–90
Location
Akola Junction is located in Maharashtra
Akola Junction
Akola Junction
Location within Maharashtra
Akola Junction is located in India
Akola Junction
Akola Junction
Akola Junction (India)

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.

History[edit]

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.[1]

Electrification[edit]

The railways in the Bhusawal area were electrified in 1989–90.[2]

Gauge conversion[edit]

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.[3]

Traffic[edit]

Akola railway station was amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[4] 138 trains (including weeklies and bi-weeklies) passed through Akola railway station.[citation needed]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IR History: Early Days – I : Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832–1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Gauge conversion of Ratlam–Khandwa–Mhow–Akola". Press Information Bureau. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  4. ^ "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.
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