Latur is a station located on the Latur-Miraj section of Solapur(SLP) Division of Central Railway(CR). The Manmad-Kacheguda Broad gauge railway line which emanates from the Vikarabad-Latur Road-Parli trunk route at Latur Road is an important artery of traffic in Latur district. The importance of this line lies in the fact that it has opened for traffic the Coal tract in Marathwada region. It also serves as a link between Aurangabad and Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. As a matter of fact this line was formerly the only route of traffic as there were no good roads in the Marathwada region.
Latur comes under the Solapur (SLP) Division of CR. Latur has rail connectivity with Manmad, Aurangabad, Nanded, Parbhani, bidar, Parli Vaijnath, Osmanabad, Gangakhed, Mudkhed, Adilabad, Nagpur, Basar, Nizamabad, Nasik, Mumbai, Pune, Daund, and Kachiguda (HYB).
Latur-Mumbai Express between Latur and Mumbai is the most prestigious train passing through this station.
Central Railway have also started a Train from Osmanabad- Hyderabad which passes from Latur.
Latur Railway Station is one of the most important railway stations of the Central Railway. It is the entrance to the Cultural Capital of Marathwada. The security is maintained by Railway Protection Force.
Being the main station, Latur station is a busy station. Several trains operate on a regular basis connecting to Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Nanded, Parbhani, Nasik and Nizamabad, and many other major cities of Maharashtra.
Latur is a city in the Marathwada region in the Maharashtra state of India. It is the headquarters of Latur District and Latur Taluka. The city is a tourist hub, surrounded by many historical monuments, including the Kharosa Caves.
Latur has an ancient history, which probably dates to the Rashtrakuta period. It was home to a branch of Rashtrakutas which ruled the Deccan from 753 to 973 AD. The first Rashtrakuta king, Dantidurga, was from Lattalur probably the ancient name for Latur. Ratnapur is also mentioned as an historic name for Latur.
Later in the 19th century, Latur became part of the independent princely state of Hyderabad. In 1905 it was merged with surrounding areas and renamed Latur tehsil, becoming part of Osmanabad district. Before 1948, Latur was a part of Hyderabad State under Nizam. The chief of Nizam’s Razakar army, Qasim Rizwi, was from Latur.
Some Trains are Originate and passes through Latur Railway Station
17613:Pune Nanded Express
51426:Miraj – Parli Vaijnath Passenger
11405:Pune – Amravati Express
11403:Nagpur – Kolhapur CSMT Express
11406:Amravati – Pune Express
17014:Hyderabad Deccan – Pune Express
51425:ParliVaijnath – Miraj Passenger
51434:Pandharpur – Nizamabad Passenger
11076:Bidar Lokmanya Tilak Express
17013:Pune – Hyderabad Deccan Express
11404:Kolhapur CSMT – Nagpur Express
11075:Lokmanya Tilak Bidar Express
22108:Latur – Mumbai Express
17614:Nanded – Pune Express
51433:Nizamabad – Pandharpur Passenger