Solapur railway station

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Solapur JN
Indian Railways station
Solapur railway station.JPG
Station entrance
LocationStation Road, Solapur, Maharashtra
India
Coordinates17°39′50″N 75°53′35″E / 17.664°N 75.893°E / 17.664; 75.893Coordinates: 17°39′50″N 75°53′35″E / 17.664°N 75.893°E / 17.664; 75.893
Elevation455.000 metres (1,492.782 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byCentral Railway
Line(s)Mumbai–Chennai line
Mumbai Dadar–Solapur section
Solapur–Guntakal section
Platforms5
Tracks7
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeSUR
Division(s) Solapur
History
Opened1860
ElectrifiedUnder Construction
Passengers
Daily120,000+
Location
Solapur Junction is located in Maharashtra
Solapur Junction
Solapur Junction
Location in Maharashtra
Solapur Junction is located in India
Solapur Junction
Solapur Junction
Location in India
Solapur railway station platformboard

Solapur JN railway station was located in Solapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra and served Solapur city and the industrial belt around it. It was headquarters of Solapur Railway Division and a part of Central Railway zone. It was the 4th cleanest and one of the Beautiful railway station in India ranked A-1 among 500 main stations in India.

History[edit]

The first passenger train in India from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai to Thane ran on 16 April 1853 on the track laid by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. The GIPR line was extended to Kalyan in 1854 and then on the south-east side to Khopoli via Palasdari railway station at the foot of the Western Ghats in 1856. While construction work was in progress across the Bhor Ghat, GIPR opened to public the KhandalaPune track in 1858. The Bhor Ghat incline connecting Palasdari to Khandala was completed in 1862, thereby connecting Mumbai and Pune.[1]

The Pune–Raichur sector of the Mumbai–Chennai line was opened in stages: the portion from Pune to Barshi Road was opened in 1859, from Barshi Road to Mohol in 1860 and from Mohol to Solapur also in 1860. Work on the line from Solapur southwards was begun in 1865 and the line was extended to Raichur in 1871.[2]

The metre-gauge Solapur–Hubli line was opened in stages. The Gadag–Hotgi section was opened in 1884.[3] The lines were converted to broad gauge by 2008.[4]

Electrification[edit]

Railway electrification in India began with the first electric train, between Bombay Victoria Terminus and Kurla by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway's (GIPR) on 3 February 1925, on 1.5 kV DC. The Kalyan–Pune section was electrified with 1.5 kV DC overhead system in 1930.[5] These sections were converted from 1.5 kV DC to 25kV AC by 2015.[6]

The Pune–Daund section as well as Daund–Bhigwan section was electrified in 2017.[7] The electrification of the Bhigwan-Kalaburgi section was in progress with completion expected by March 2021.[8]

Passenger movement[edit]

Solapur railway station was amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway. It served about 120,000 passengers every day.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IR History: Early Days – I : Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832–1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  2. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1870–1899). "IR History: Early Days – II". IRFCA. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Solapur District Gazetteer". Gazetteer department. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Work completed on Gadag–Bagalkot gauge conversion". News on Projects.com, 8 December 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Electric Traction I". History of Electrification. IRFCA. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  6. ^ "DC to AC conversion on Mumbai's Central Railways rail route completed". The Economic Times. Mumbai: PTI. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Pune–Daund local brings respite for daily commuters". Pune Mirror.
  8. ^ "March 2021: When the Mumbai-Chennai Railway Route Will Be Fully Doubled, Electrified". 1 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 4 December 2013.

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