Bikaner railway station is located in Bikaner district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It serves Bikaner. Bikaner is headquarters of Bikaner railway division.Bikaner railway station is at an elevation of 226 metres (741 ft) and was assigned the code – BKN. Bikaner is served by more than 21 pairs of trains each day with multiple daily connections to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Mumbai and Chandigarh. Within Rajasthan, there are also multiple daily trains available for Jodhpur, Jaipur, Nagaur, Ratangarh, Churu, Barmer and Jaisalamer. There are also daily trains to Kota
Daily connections to Pathankot, Amritsar, Jammu, Kalka, Haridwar, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Durgapur, Kolkata, Guwahati and Dibrugarh are also available.Most other major Indian cities such as Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mangalore, Kochi, Trivandrum, Goa, Puri, Bubaneswar, Sambalpur, Raipur, Bilaspur and Bhopal are connected via weekly, biweekly or tri-weekly trains.
The Jodhpur–Bikaner track, along with the link to Phulera, had been taken in/before 1991 for conversion to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge. According to a Press Information Bureau release issued in 2008, the Jodhpur–Merta City–Bikaner–Bathinda line was broad gauge.The Bikaner-Rewari line was converted to broad gauge during the period 2008-2011
In 1889, the two states of Jodhpur and Bikhaner formed the Jodhpur–Bikaner Railway to promote railway development jointly within the Rajasthan Agency. In 1891 the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) wide metre gauge Jodhpur–Bikaner line was opened. In 1901–02, the metre gauge line was extended to Bathinda.
The Bikaner (Lalgarh) workshop was set up in 1926. It carries out periodic overhauling of metre gauge coaches and wagons.Bikana Heritage Rail Museum at Bikaner displays items related to the Jodhpur and Bikaner Railway era. It was opened in 2012
Bikaner is a city in the northwest of the state of Rajasthan in northern India. It is located 330 kilometres (205 mi) northwest of the state capital, Jaipur. Bikaner city is the administrative headquarters of Bikaner District and Bikaner division.
Formerly the capital of the princely state of Bikaner, the city was founded by Rao Bika in 1486 and from its small origins it has developed into the fourth largest city in Rajasthan. The Ganges Canal, completed in 1928, and the Indira Gandhi Canal, completed in 1987, facilitated its development.
Prior to the mid 15th century, the region that is now Bikaner was a barren wilderness called Jangladesh. In 1488 Rao Bika established the city of Bikaner. According to James Tod, the spot which Bika selected for his capital, was the birthright of a Nehra Jat, who would only concede it for this purpose on the condition that his name should be linked in perpetuity with its surrender. Naira, or Nera, was the name of the proprietor, which Bika added to his own, thus composing that of the future capital, Bikaner. Rao Bika was the first son of Maharaja Rao Jodha of the Rathor clan, the founder of Jodhpur and conquered the largely arid country in the north of Rajasthan. As the first son of Jodha he wanted to have his own kingdom, not inheriting Jodhpur from his father or the title of Maharaja. He therefore decided to build his own kingdom in what is now the state of Bikaner in the area of Jungladesh.
Some trains are passes through Bikaner Junction Railway Station:
25631:Bikaner – Guwahati Express
19224:Jammu Tawi – Ahmedabad Express
19223:Ahmedabad – Jammu Tawi Express
22981:Kota – Hanumangarh Super Fast Express
12495:Bikaner – Kolkata Super Fast Express
54705:Bikaner – Ratangarh Passenger
12467:Bikaner – Jaipur Intercity
12372:Jaisalmer Howrah Super Fast Express
22471:Bikaner – Delhi Sarai Rohilla Inter City
59705:Suratgarh – Jaipur Passenger
14887:Kalka Barmer Express
24887:Haridwar – Barmer Link Express
12489:Bikaner – Dadar (Western) Super Fast Express
54790:Bikaner – Rewari Passenger