Lucknow Charbagh railway station

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Lucknow Charbagh
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Lucknow Charbagh railway station
LocationCharbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates26°49′55″N 80°55′08″E / 26.832°N 80.919°E / 26.832; 80.919
Elevation123.500 metres (405.18 ft)
Owned byGovernment Of India
Operated byIndian Railways
Platforms9 (Lucknow Charbagh) + 6 (Lucknow Junction)
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
ArchitectJ. H. Hornimen
Other information
Station codeLKO
Fare zoneNorthern Railway zone
OpenedMarch 21, 1914; 107 years ago (1914-03-21)
Previous namesOudh and Rohilkhand Railway / East Indian Railway Company
Charbagh is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Charbagh is located in India
Location in India

Lucknow Charbagh (officially Lucknow NR, station code: LKO) was one of the three main railway stations of Lucknow city for broad-gauge trains, the other ones being Lucknow Junction and Lucknow City. In 19th century, the next important station in the north after Delhi was Lucknow. It was the headquarters of the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway (O&RR) whose first line from Lucknow to Kanpur was built in April 1867.

Now known as Lucknow Charbagh station, it was part of Northern Railway.


Built at a price of 70 lakhs, which now values as 2 million Dollars or 14 crore INR In 2021; Lucknow Charbagh was designed by J. H. Horniman. The foundation of the railway station was placed in March 1914. The building was completed in 1923.[verification needed] A major role in its design and planning was carried out by Chaubey Mukta Prasad, a consulting engineer for Ms Lanebrown and Hulett.[verification needed] It had a large garden in front of the building. It incorporated the mix of Rajput, Awadhi and Mughal architecture and had a palatial appearance.[verification needed] Architecturally, it was considered one of the most beautiful railway stations in India.[1] The Government Railway Police station at Lucknow Charbagh held an ISO 9001 certificate.[2]


  1. ^ "India's best railway stations". Rediff. 14 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Lucknow police station gets ISO-9001 certification". Yahoo! News India. IANS. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2015.

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