Hubli Junction railway station

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Hubli Junction

Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji railway station – Hubballi
Hubli railway.jpg
Entrance of the station
LocationNear Railway Colony, NH 63, Hubli–580 020. Karnataka
 India
Coordinates15°21′00″N 75°08′57″E / 15.3500°N 75.1491°E / 15.3500; 75.1491Coordinates: 15°21′00″N 75°08′57″E / 15.3500°N 75.1491°E / 15.3500; 75.1491
Elevation626.970 metres (2,056.99 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Western Railways
Line(s)Guntakal–Vasco da Gama section
Bangalore–Arsikere–Hubli line
Platforms8
Tracks8
ConnectionsAuto stand, HD BRTS
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessDisabled access Available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeUBL
Zone(s) South Western Railway zone
Division(s) Hubli
History
Opened1886; 135 years ago (1886)
ElectrifiedWork in progress
Location
Hubli Junction is located in Karnataka
Hubli Junction
Hubli Junction
Location within Karnataka
Hubli Junction is located in India
Hubli Junction
Hubli Junction
Hubli Junction (India)

Hubli Junction, officially Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji railway station – Hubballi (Station code: UBL), was a railway junction station under Hubli railway division of South Western Railway zone (SWR) of Indian Railways situated in Hubli, Karnataka, India. The platform number 1 of Hubli Junction had a length of 1,505 metres, making it the longest railway platform in the world as of March 2021.[1] It was the busiest railway station in Karnataka after Bangalore City railway station.[2]

Description[edit]

Hubli Junction was center place for transportation of public and commercial in Karnataka by connecting northwest to Mumbai (460 kilometres (290 mi)), west to Goa (160 kilometres (99 mi)), South to Bengaluru (410 kilometres (250 mi)) and east to Hyderabad (450 kilometres (280 mi)) with heavy mass transportation.

It was the busiest railway station in Karnataka after Bengaluru City. The Hubli division situated in Hubli city connected Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai & Goa and more.[citation needed]

Commercial goods like Manganese were the main source of income and public transport was another source of income. Currently, Hubli Junction was undergoing remodeling work to had World's Longest Railway Platform with a length of 1505 metres.

Lines[edit]

The Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway opened the 130.02 kilometres (80.79 mi) Hubli–Harihar rail line on 18 October 1886. And Hubli–Londa, Hospet–Hubli and Chikjajur–Hubli (part of 469 kilometres (291 mi) Bangalore–Hubli) rail lines were converted during 1995.[3]

Diesel Loco Shed[edit]

Diesel Loco Shed, Hubli which was under South Western Railways (SWR), currently homes EMD locomotives of Class WDP-4, WDP-4D, WDG-4 and WDG-4D.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huralimath, Arunkumar (21 March 2021). "World's longest railway platform in Hubballi in its final stage of construction". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  2. ^ Manchanda, Janvi (5 November 2020). "Karnataka's Hubballi Junction station to get World's longest railway platform: Railway Min". Republic World. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  3. ^ R. P. Saxena (29 February 2012). "Indian Railway History Time line". IRSE. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hubli Junction railway station at Wikimedia Commons