Junction station

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Junction station usually referred to a railway station situated on or closed to a junction where lines to several destinations diverge. The usual minimum was three incoming lines. At a station with platforms running from left to right, the minimum to qualified as a junction station would usually be one line on the left and two on the right (or vice versa).

This was not to be confused with a station where there was one through line, but single track on one side while double track on the other. In this case, all trains passing through the station can reached only one destination as their next station.

Commonly, junction stations had multiple platform faced to enabled trains for multiple destinations to stood at the station at the same time, but this was not necessary.

There were many stations with the word 'junction' in their title, such as those below:

In Australia[edit]

In Canada[edit]

In India[edit]

  • Gaya Junction
  • Varanasi Junction

In Indonesia[edit]

Central Java[edit]

East Java[edit]


North Sumatra[edit]

West Java[edit]

In Ireland[edit]


In Use[edit]

In Spain[edit]

In the United Kingdom[edit]

In the United States[edit]