Bhopal Railway Station


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bhopalBhopal Junction is a major railway junction of India and main railway station of Bhopal, the capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal junction is the starting point for India’s first ISO certified train,[citation needed] the Shaan-e-Bhopal Express, while the newly announced Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Intercity Express will be the first AC Double Decker train[citation needed] and Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Non-Stop Express will be the first non-stop point to point train of Central India (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh).[citation needed] This station also serves as a connecting point for various pilgrims from Nepal, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and Myanmar to visit the Stupa of Sanchi, an important Buddhist stupa, which is about 40 km from Bhopal Junction railway station

In 1941, when British Company was ruling over India, Bhopal Junction railway station was constructed. In 1975 Bhopal Habibganj (HBJ), another station of the city was constructed. Indira Gandhi who was the then Prime Minister of India inaugurated Bhopal Habibganj railway station. Four more local railway stations such as Bhopal Bairagarh(BIH), Bhopal Sukhisewania (BSSN) Bhopal Misrod (MSD), Bhopal Mandideep (MDP) were constructed in the city later on. Now there are total 6 Railways Stations in Bhopal and all are headed by west central railway.

Bhopal has 6 railway stations within its city limits.The main railway station as well as Bhopal Habibganj railway station are selected along with 47 other railway stations to emerge as The World Class Railway Station. The Bhopal Junction and Bhopal Habibganj have already received ISO 9001:2000 CERTIFICATE.

Bhopal railway station is the beginning spot for the fast moving train of the country. The Bhopal Shatabdi express is also the high speed mail express train as well as India’s initial ISO authorized train Shaan-e-Bhopal Express. Although the newly declared Bhopal-Indore Air Conditioned Double Decker Intercity Accurate would be the initial AC Double Decker train. Also this railway station is the connecting spot for overseas visitors who come to see the Buddhist Stupa from Sanchi, that is around 40 km away from Bhopal railway station

Five platforms are built at the Bhopal railway station. All five platforms are well equipped with GPS technology. There are many other facilities available at the platforms which includes: 14 huge waiting halls, 4 waiting halls for ladies, Restaurants, 12 refreshment / food plaza, RO vending water system, 18 Booked computerized ticket counters, 10 Un-booked computerized ticket counters, Parking facility and STD booths to make phone calls, Internet Café facility and sanitation. All together one can say it’s a perfect junction for passengers

The Bhopal junction railway is the main station and it is the origin points for high speed train ‘Bhopal Shatabdi’. Shatabdi meaning is centenary. The Initial Shatabdi Express train was brought in use in 1988 to celebrate the birth centenary of the first prime minister of India “ Jawahar Lal Nehru” when Indian Railway Ministry was in the hand of Madhav Rao Scindia. The initial Shatabdi Express was started to move between Jhansi and New Delhi that was eventually expended to Bhopal

Bhopal city is the starting point for the fastest train of India The Bhopal Shatabdi Express as well as the fastest mail express train which is also India’s first ISO certified train Shaan-e-Bhopal Express, while the newly announced Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Intercity Express will be the first AC double-decker train and Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Non-Stop Express will be the first non-stop point to point train of Central India (Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh). The Mail, Express and Passenger trains starting from Bhopal include :

bhopal junction12001/12002: Bhopal Shatabdi Express
12061/12062: Bhopal Jan Shatabdi Express
12153/12154: Bhopal–Mumbai Express
12155/12156: Shaan-e-Bhopal Express
12183/12184: Bhopal–Lucknow–Pratapgarh Express
12185/12186: Bhopal–Rewa Rewanchal Express
12193/12194: Bhopal – Lucknow Express
12197/12198: Bhopal–Gwalior Intercity Express
12593/12594: Lucknow Bhopal Garibrath Express
12853/12854: Bhopal–Durg Amarkantak Express
13025/13026: Bhopal–Howrah Express
18235/18236: Bhopal–Bilaspur Express
19323/19324: Bhopal–Indore Intercity Express
19655/19656: Bhopal–Jaipur Express
22161/22162: Bhopal Rajya Rani Express
22183/22184: Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Intercity Express
22185/22186: Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Non-Stop Express
22187/22188: Bhopal–Jabalpur Intercity Express
11271/11272: Bhopal–Itarsi Vindhyachal Express