Akola Junction serves Akola in Akola district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is an important junction station on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. There is a broad gauge line to Secunderabad railway station and the metre gauge Akola-Ratlam line is under gauge conversion
The first train in India travelled from Mumbai to Thane on 16 April 1853. By May, 1854, Great Indian Peninsula Railway’s Bombay-Thane line was extended to Kalyan. Bhusawal railway station was set up in 1860 and in 1867 the GIPR branch line was extended to Nagpur
There earlier existed a 1,469 kilometres (913 mi) long metre gauge line from Jaipur to Secunderabad via Akola. Out of this Jaipur to Indore and the Secunderabad-Purna-Akola sections have already been converted to broad gauge and conversion of the Ratlam-Akola section was approved for conversion in 2008
Amenities at Akola railway station include: computerized reservation office, subscriber trunk dialling/public call office booth, waiting room, retiring room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshments, and book stall.
Akola railway station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway. 127 trains (including weeklies and bi-weeklies) pass through Akola railway station.
Akola is a city in Vidarbha region in the state of Maharashtra in central India. It is about 290 miles(580 km) east of state capital Mumbai and 140 miles(250 km) west of second capital Nagpur. Akola is the administrative headquarters of Akola District located in Amravati Division, Akola city is governed by Akola Municipal Corporation.
Akola district has an area of about 5,431 square kilometres and population of 1,818,617 (2011 census). Akola is the third largest city in Vidarbha region after Nagpur and Amravati. Marathi is the most popular spoken language, though Hindi, English and Urdu are also used. Akola District is bordered on the north and east by Amravati District, on the south by Washim District, and on the west by Buldhana District.
Akola is well known for its medical facilities. It is a major centre for advanced medical treatments, such as the Elizarov Technique, IVF. Akola city has largest number of Hospitals and Clinics in Paschim Varhad (Western Vidarbha). Major hospitals in Akola include: Civil Hospital, Sant Tukaram Cancer Hospital, Ozone Hospital, Icon Hospital, Government Multispeciality, Cotton City Hospital
Some trains are originate and passes through Akola junction:
22847:Visakhapatnam – Lokmanya Tilak Super Fast Express
12812:Hatia – Mumbai LTT Super Fast
12880:Bhubaneshwar – Mumbai LTT Super Fast Express
12113:Nagpur Garib Rath
12135:Pune – Nagpur Express
12850:Pune – Bilaspur Express
51198:Wardha – Bhusaval Passenger
12905:Porbandar Howrah Express