Kanpur Central railway station

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Kanpur Central
Indian Railways station
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LocationCantt Side: Central Station Lane, Mirpur Cantt
City Side: Ghantaghar Crossing
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates26°27′19″N 80°19′44″E / 26.455402°N 80.328925°E / 26.455402; 80.328925Coordinates: 26°27′19″N 80°19′44″E / 26.455402°N 80.328925°E / 26.455402; 80.328925
Elevation126.630 metres (415.45 ft)
Operated byIndian Railways
Line(s)Howrah–Delhi main line
Kanpur–Jhansi–Mumbai line
Kanpur–Unnao–Lucknow line
Kanpur–Tundla–Agra line
Kanpur–Kannauj–Kasganj line
Kanpur–Banda–Chitrakoot line
Kanpur–Mughalsarai line
Kanpur–Unnao–Balamau line
Kanpur–Dalmau–Allahabad line
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
Other information
Station codeCNB
Zone(s) North Central Railway
Division(s) Allahabad
Electrified1972[1] from Howrah
5 August 1976[1] till New Delhi
Previous namesIndian Branch Rly. Co.
Northern Railways
Computerized Ticketing CountersLuggage Checking SystemParkingDisabled AccessFood PlazaKiosksWCTaxi StandPublic Transportation
Kanpur Central is located in Uttar Pradesh
Kanpur Central
Kanpur Central
Location within Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur Central (formerly known as Cawnpore North Barracks, station code: CNB) was a railway station located in the city of Kanpur and was one of the five central Indian railway stations. It was third busiest in country after Howrah Jn and New Delhi railway station. It was a major railway station between Howrah Jn and New Delhi. All trains passing through this station stopped here, including premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duranto, Humsafar, Tejas, Vande Bharat, and all superfast, mail and passenger trains. The station was a major intercity rail and commuter rail station in the region. Other major railway stations in the city of Kanpur were Kanpur Anwarganj, Govindpuri Terminal, Panki Dham railway station, Rawatpur railway station, Kalyanpur railway station, Chandari, Chakeri, Kanpur Bridge Left Bank and Old Cawnpore Junction.

Current and future development[edit]

Kanpur Central had undergone a beautification and modernisation effort in recent years, especially following the inclusion of the station in the "50 World-Class Railway Stations" budget, which sought to modernise Indian railway stations, by former Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee. These efforts mainly included the improvement of services offered to customers and the redevelopment of existing features, such as the installation of a new platform surface at platform number one. The current phase of development was mainly focused on the cleaning up of the side of the station facing the city, with ₹15 million being budgeted to went towards the project. A food plaza was designated to be built on the second floor and two new car parks were also being proposed.[2]

According to a NCR report the station need at least 10 more platforms to support the ever-increasing passenger amount. At present, the re-modelling work was proceeding very slowly, but senior NCR officials were hopeful of keeping their promised.[2]


A three-layer underground car park had been proposed as well as the installation of two escalators leading to the footbridges passing over the railway lines. By 2010 a new footbridge was constructed at the west end of the station.[2]

Major trains[edit]

Major trains that originated from Kanpur Central were:-

Electric Loco Shed[edit]

Kanpur Loco Shed held electric locomotives like WAP-4, WAP-7, WAG-7 & WAG-9.

It was currently held 15 WAP-4, 50+ WAP-7, 70+ WAG-7 & 90+ WAG-9 locomotives respectively.


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  1. ^ a b "[IRFCA] Indian Railways FAQ: Electric Traction – I". IRFCA. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Making Kanpur Central world-class". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2014.