India has one of the largest railway networks around the globe with a track route of over 66,000 kilometers. Last year, Indian railways had generated a revenue of 8 billion with 220,000 passengers using the service daily. In this article, we would be talking about the most busiest railway stations in India.
1. Howrah Junction Railway Station
It is the busiest railway station in India in terms of train frequency. 210 Unique Trains per day with a frequency of 974 arrivals/departures per day. With 23 platforms (the largest number of platforms in the entire Indian railway system), it has the highest train-handling capacity of any railway station in India and is one of the busiest railway stations in terms of passenger volume per day.
2. New Delhi Station
New Delhi Railway Station is second busiest and largest railway station in India. It handles over 350 trains and 500,000 passengers on daily with 16 platforms and also holds the record for the largest route interlocking system in the world.
3. Kanpur Central
It is the busiest railway station in India in terms of frequency of trains. Around 230 trains passes through the station daily. It also holds the record for the largest interlocking route system in the world along with Delhi staiton and one of five Central railway stations in India.
4. Kalyan Junction
Kalyan Junction Railway Station is one of the major railway station of the Mumbai rail network as well as the third busiest station on Mumbai Suburban Railway. There are 8 platforms at Kalyan station serving suburban and long distance trains.
5. Patna Junction
Patna Junction Railway Station is one of the busiest rail routes in India, lies between New Delhi and Kolkata. Around 173 trains starts, ends, or passes through the station daily. Situated in heart of the city, it is the main railway station serving Patna.
6. Vijayawada Junction
Vijayawada Junction Railway Station is one of the top 5 busiest railway junction of Indian Railways with over 400 freight and passenger trains. The Vijayawada railway station is categorized as an A-1 station in India and also one of the ten model stations in the Vijayawada division.
7. Allahabad Junction
Allahabad Junction Railway Station is second most busiest rail station in Uttar Pradesh. Allahabad Junction is a railway station on the Howrah-Delhi main line and Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line. Most of the fastest running trains of India including Rajdhani Express and Duronto Express pass through this station.
8. Itarsi Junction
Itarsi Junction is a railway station in Hoshangabad District in Madhya Pradesh which passes more than 330 trains through it. The railway station of Itarsi junction consist of 7 platforms and very well connected with rail routes of India.
9. Vadodara Junction
Vadodara Junction is the ninth busiest railway station in Gujarat state and as well as a major stop on the western railway zone of Indian railways. Around 170 trains starts, ends, or passes through the station daily.
10. Lucknow Station
Charbagh Railway Station of Lucknow is one of the busiest railway stations of India with more than 300 trains pass from the station. This railway station has been servicing the passengers since 102 years with 9 platforms and 26 tracks.