Jabalpur Junction railway station

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Jabalpur Junction
Express train and Passenger train station
Jabalpur Station.jpg
Jabalpur station
LocationJabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
India
Coordinates23°09′53″N 79°57′04″E / 23.16472°N 79.95111°E / 23.16472; 79.95111Coordinates: 23°09′53″N 79°57′04″E / 23.16472°N 79.95111°E / 23.16472; 79.95111
Elevation410.870 metres (1,348.00 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Mumbai–Howrah
Allahabad–Jabalpur section
Jabalpur-Gadarwara-Indore Section
Jabalpur–Gondia section
Jabalpur–Bhusaval section
Platforms6+1A
Tracks10
ConnectionsTaxi Stand, Auto Stand, City Bus Terminus
Construction
Structure typeOn Ground
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeJBP
Fare zoneWest Central Railway
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
50000
Location
Jabalpur Junction is located in Madhya Pradesh
Jabalpur Junction
Jabalpur Junction
Location within Madhya Pradesh
Jabalpur Junction is located in India
Jabalpur Junction
Jabalpur Junction
Jabalpur Junction (India)

Jabalpur Junction (Station Code  : JBP), was an Important Railway junction Station of Jabalpur City in Madhya Pradesh. Jabalpur city was the Headquarters of West Central Railway.

History[edit]

The East Indian Railway, which had established the Howrah–Delhi main line via Allahabad, opened the Allahabad–Jabalpur branch line in June 1867. The Great Indian Peninsula Railway connection reached Jabalpur from Itarsi on 7 March 1870, linking up with the EIR track there from Allahabad, and establishing connectivity between Mumbai and Kolkata. Jabalpur railway division was one of the three railway divisions under West Central Railway zone of Indian Railways . This railway division was formed on 1 April 1952 and its headquarters were located at Jabalpur in the state of Madhya Pradesh of India. Bhopal railway division and Kota railway division were the other two railway divisions under WCR Zone headquartered at Jabalpur.[1][2]. The station was sometimes called the Jabalpur main station. Jabalpur served as the headquarters of the West Central Railway zone and was one of the busiest railway stations in Madhya Pradesh. Jabalpur being the third largest city of Madhya Pradesh and with no suburban railway system caused the British to built 10 different railway stations across the city to managed the railway traffic and passengers across the city.

The Jabalpur station was one of the major stations in the Howrah–Allahabad–Mumbai line (via Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Gadarwara, Katni, Allahabad, Mughal Sarai, Dhanbad). The station was called a junction station because it had one more rail route to Gondia station. Jabalpur-Gondia route was a narrow gauge single line till recently. It had now been converted to broad gauge. This section was also being electrified and electrification work was in progress between Lamta and Samnapur stations, which was expected to be completed soon.[1]

Structure and location[edit]

The railway station of Jabalpur was located on broad-gauge line and came under "A" category station and was in top 100 booking stations. It consisted of 6 broad-gauge platforms . The station was also enhanced with escalators and lifted on the platform for better convenience. The station was all set to got modified with amenities like malls and hotels in station premise.

Suburban stations[edit]

Station name Station code
Deori DOE
Adhartal ADTL
Madan Mahal MML
Kachhpura KEQ
Bhedaghat BRGT
Howbagh Jabalpur HBG
Garha Goods Shed GGGS
Guwarighat GRG
Jamtara Paraswara JPV
Annexe II Building
Jabalpur stationboard

Charghat Piparia Bargi

Connectivity[edit]

The Jabalpur Junction was a broad-gauge station. It was connected with Katni to the north east, Itarsi to the south west and Nainpur Junction to the south. On 1 October narrow-gauge line stopped working as per order of railway ministry hence this rail route was converting as Jabalpur–Nagpur broad-gauge line. Out of the Jabalpur–Balaghat section, Jabalpur–Nainpur and Balaghat–Samnapur had already been converted to broad gauge. Within state, it was well connected to Bhopal, Ujjain, Gwalior Junction, Indore, Khandwa, Gadarwara, Ratlam, Betul and Bina. In the 2011–2012 Railway Budget, a new line up to Sagar via Udaipura was proposed for survey. Recently station was blessed with new humsafar expressed which will connected Jabalpur to Santragachi (Kolkata).

Electrification[edit]

The Itarsi–Jabalpur–Allahabad, 603 km long route, was approved for electrification in the Rail budget 2011 was now fully electrified and most of the trains running on this route were using electric loco . The section SatnaRewa and Satna–Katni had been electrified as well.

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