Most Amazing Railway Stations of Indian Railway

Most Amazing Railway Stations of Indian Railway

One of the largest railway networks of the world, India Railways cover a route of 65,000 km and 7,500 stations carrying over 30 million passengers and 2.8 million tonnes of freight daily. Indian Railway network has over one million employees. Assuming each person supports a family of four that is a total four million people supported by the network, making it the 4th largest employer in the world.

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Here is a list for you - Most Amazing Railway Stations of Indian Railway

1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Earlier known as Victoria Terminus Station. Spread across a 2.85 hectare area. It is an architectural wonder and is an UNESCO heritage site. It is an outstanding example of the fusion of two cultures - Victorian and Indian. It houses both long distance as well as local trains and is located in Mumbai. More than 3 million rail commuters use it everyday. In addition to the initial 4 railway tracks, the terminus now facilitates 7 suburban and 11 separate out-station tracks.

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4. Chennai Central Station

One of the most important railway hubs in South India. 138-year-old building of the railway station is one of the most prominent landmarks of Chennai. About 350,000 passengers use the terminus every day. There are 15 platforms to handle long-distance trains with 3 platforms exclusively for suburban trains. The total length of the station is about 950 m.

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5. Cuttack Railway Station

This is a beautiful railway station and has inspired many architects around the world. It's design has been inspired from the Barabati fort, a renowned monument that was built in the 14th century along the Kalinga region. This railway station stands tall in both design and architecture.

6. Dudhsagar Railway Station

This railway station lies to the left of the famous Dudhsagar falls. Surrounded by greenery, this place treats your eyes to the wonderful falls that is both attractive and natural wonder of the world. This station should be definitely visited by one and all.

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7. Charbagh Lucknow Railway Station

This station located in Lucknow is an architectural wonder, but also one of the beautifully designed buildings. The words 'Char Bagh' refer to the four gardens which existed here earlier. It appears like a palace surrounded by towers and clusters. This most beautiful and splendid building was built in 1923 at a cost of Rs. 70 Lakhs.

8. Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station

Opened on 4 November 1931. It is the main railway station of Trivandrum now known as Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. It is differently designed and houses book shops, cafes and a shopping mall along with internet browsing centers. It is an experiential station. Has 5 platforms to handle long and short distance trains.

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9. Ghum Railway Station

Ghum railway station of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the highest railway station in India. 14th Highest Railway Station in the World. It is situated at an altitude of 2,258 metres (7,407 ft). The place is the home of the Ghum Monastery and the Batasia Loop, a bend of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

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