Raipur Junction railway station
|Express train and Passenger train station|
|Location||Station Road, Raipur, Chhattisgarh|
|Elevation||314.350 metres (1,031.33 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Line(s)||Bilaspur–Nagpur section of Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line and Raipur–Mahasamund–Vizianagaram line|
|Tracks||Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Zone(s)||South East Central Railway|
|Division(s)||Raipur railway division|
|Previous names||Bengal Nagpur Railway and South Eastern Railway|
Raipur Junction was the main railway station serving the city of Raipur.It was only few of the railway stations in India which had been given the grade 'A-1' by the Indian Railways and was one of the highest-revenue-earning railway stations in India. This station was one of the prominent stations on the Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line. It was also the originating point of the Raipur–Vizianagarm branch line route. Raipur was the busiest railway station in South Eastern Central Railway zone.
The Bengal Nagpur Railway was formed in 1887 for the purpose of upgrading the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway and then extending it via Bilaspur to Asansol. The Bengal Nagpur Railway main line from Nagpur to Asansol, on the Howrah–Delhi main line, was opened for goods traffic on 1 February 1891.
The 79 km (49 mi) Vizianagaram–Parvatipuram line was opened in 1908–09 and an extension to Salur was built in 1913. The Parvatipuram–Raipur line was completed in 1931.
The Bilaspur–Bhilai section was electrified in 1935–45.
- Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) travel guide from Wikivoyage
|Preceding station||Indian Railways||Following station|
|South East Central Railway zone||
|Terminus||South East Central Railway zone||
|Terminus||East Coast Railway zone||