Bhusaval Junction railway station

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Bhusaval Junction
Indian Railways junction station
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LocationBhusawal, Maharashtra, PIN 425201
India
Coordinates21°02′49″N 75°47′17″E / 21.0469°N 75.788°E / 21.0469; 75.788
Elevation205.030 metres (672.67 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byCentral Railway
Line(s)Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line
Howrah–Allahabad–Mumbai line
Nagpur–Bhusawal section
Bhusawal–Kalyan section
Jabalpur–Bhusaval section
Platforms10
Construction
Structure typeAt ground
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeBSL
Division(s) Bhusawal
History
Opened1860
Electrified1968–69
Location
Bhusaval Junction is located in Maharashtra
Bhusaval Junction
Bhusaval Junction
Location within Maharashtra

The Bhusawal Junction railway station (formerly Bhosawal) served Bhusawal in the Jalgaon district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The Bhusawal railway station was one of the top-100 booking stations of Indian Railways.[1] Approximately fourteen trains originated at Bhusawal station with 289 trains servicing the railway stopped.[2]

History[edit]

The Bhusawal railway station was formally established in 1863.[3] In 1866, the Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR) branch line was extended to Khandwa and then to Nagpur in 1867. Bhusawal was a divisional headquarters under Central Railways.[4] The Bhusawal railway station was built by the then British-run Indian government at a sum of £80,000 (8,00,000 Indian rupees) from 1852 to 1865. The station was built with a large bath, refreshment rooms, a large workshop, dwellings for European employees, reading rooms and gymkhana. The Bhusawal railway line was opened between 1861 and 1865.[5]

Electrification[edit]

Railways in the Bhusawal area were electrified in 1968–69. Like other lines, the railway was powered by a single phase, 25 kV AC supply.[6]

Amenities[edit]

Amenities at the Bhusawal railway station included an SBI ATM, reservation office, STD/PCO booth, waiting room, retiring room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshments, information desk, post office, Wi-Fi, and more.[7] The northern and southern entrances had separate ticketing windows. There was a free 4-wheeler parking area at the northern entrance. The Bhusawal railway station and ST stand. Elevators and electric vehicles were available for use by railway station passengers.

Locomotive shed[edit]

The locomotive shed at Bhusawal was established by the GIPR in 1919. At that time, it was the largest in Asia and the third-largest in the world.[8] The Electric Locomotive Workshop at Bhusawal was established in 1974 at a cost of ₹3.52 crores and performed periodical overhauls of electric locomotives. It was also the only workshop in India to performed overhauls of three-phase, induction motor-based trains.[9]

The Bhusawal Locomotive Shed had been accredited with the International Standard Certificate ISO 9008-2000 since April 2006.

The shed had WAM-4, WAP- 4, WAG-5, and WAG-9 locomotives.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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 2012-11-21.
  2. ^ "Bhusawal Jn railway station details". iniantrains.org. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  3. ^ "The Gazetteers Dept Maharashtra". Government of Maharashtra. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  4. ^ "IR History: Early Days – I : Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832–1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  5. ^ Campbell, James (1880). Gazetteer of Bombay presidency : Khandesh. Bombay,India: British India governmentat. p. 1.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Bhusaval Railway Station Map". Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  8. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900–1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Central Railway / Indian Railways Portal". Retrieved 29 May 2020.

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