Dehradun railway station is a railway station in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, on the Northern line of the Northern Railway network.It is the last station on the Northern railway line in the area.Dehradun Railway Station is a very important railway station of Northern Railways. Many important trains running through the different cities of India halt at the station because it is a railhead. This typical Indian railway station is located at distance of 2 km from the city center.
The station is equipped with all the facilities require to provide a comfortable journey to the passengers. Computerised reservation system is used at the station for booking tickets. Waiting room, retiring room, book stall and telephone booth facilities are available at the station. Railway Protection Force (RPF) office is built at the station to take care the safety and security of the travellers. Tea stall and refreshment room with the vegetarian and non vegetarian food facilities are also there. Station complex has many food restaurants.Railway tickets for travelling to any parts of India can also be booked online through Indian railways website.
Footbridges are constructed at the station to interconnect the different platforms and it is raised properly so that passengers can access the train easily. Due to being a terminal station whichever train arrives there, it ends at the station. If some train is required to pull out of the station, they reverse its engine.
Few important trains such as Dehradun-Howrah Express, Dehradun-Varanasi Express, Mussoorie Express, Dehradun-Bombay Express, Dehradun-Allahabad Express etc. halt at the station which connects it to the other major cities of India.DDN is the station code of Dehradun Railway station and 131 number can be dialled locally to do train enquiries.Mostly people prefer train for travelling to this natural city of India and the station is the main transport hub and it functions very well.Good quality hotels depending on the budget of the travellers can be found near the railway station itself. Due to being a tourist place hotels provide comfortable and hygienic stay to the travellers.Dehradun has old and new bus stands. Main taxi stand and the old bus stand are located at the distance of 1 km from the station.Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport which is located at the distance of 24 km from Dehradun.
Dehradun is the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand in the northern part of India. Located in the Garhwal region, it lies 236 kilometres (147 mi) north of India’s capital New Delhi and is one of the “Counter Magnets” of the National Capital Region (NCR) being developed as an alternative centre of growth to help ease the migration and population explosion in the Delhi metropolitan area. Dehradun is in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between two of India’s mightiest rivers — the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west. The city is famous for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. It is well connected and in proximity to popular Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, Nainital and Auli and the Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh along with the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Chota Char Dham.
Dehradun is renowned for its natural resources, publishing services and particularly for its educational institutions. It is one of the highest rain receiving areas of North India. It hosts training institutions of national importance such as the Indian Military Academy. City population has significant contribution of government servants. It is home to national foundations such as the Ordnance Factory Dehradun, Opto Electronics Factory, and other defence establishments. Other institutions include the DIT University, IMS Unison University, Uttaranchal University, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Law College Dehradun, Survey of India, Wadia Institute Of Himalayan Geology, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Wildlife Institute of India and the Forest Research Institute. Dehradun Municipal Corporation is locally known as Nagar Nigam Dehradun. Other urban entities involved in civic services and city governance and management include Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA), Special Area Development Authority (SADA), Jal Sansthan, and Jal Nigam among others
Some Daily Trains Operating from Dehradun:
12055/56 Dehradun Jan Shatabdi Express
19019/20 Dehradun Express
14113/14 Allahabad Link Express
12017/18 Dehradun Shatabdi Express
14265/66 Varanasi Dehradun Express
14631/32 Dehradun Amritsar Express
13009/10 Doon Express
14041/42 Mussoorie Express
14119/20 Kathgodam Express
12205/06 Nanda Devi Express
12287/88 Kochuveli Dehradun Superfast Express