Mathura Junction railway station is on the Agra-Delhi chord of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai lines. It is located in Mathura district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It serves Mathura and Vrindavan.
The 29 mi (47 km) long Hathras Road-Mathura Cantt line was opened in 1875 by Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway. It was transferred to North Eastern Railway in 1952. The Mathura-Kasganj line was converted from 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) wide metre gauge to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge in 2009
The 7 mi (11 km) long metre gauge Mathura-Vrindavan branch line was opened by Bombay, Baroda and Central Indian Railway in 1889.
Mathura Junction has 10 Platforms. There is a junction for south bound and west bound trains. It has connectivity with all major cities of India. There are seven routes / lines from this railway junction station.
The Faridabad-Mathura-Agra section was electrified in 1982-85. The Mathura-Bharatpur line was electrified in 1985-86.Mathura Junction railway station has a tourist information centre, telephone booths, computerised reservation centre, waiting room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms, and a book stall.
Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. He spent his childhood in Vrindavan, 11 km away from Mathura. Therefore, both are major pilgrimage centres for Hindus.Mathura Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation which is one of the largest oil refineries of India is located at Mathura.
Mathura Junction is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway. The Junction is important as from here the routes of train coming from Delhi are getting bifurcated towards Mumbai and South Indian cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai
Some trains are originate and passes through Mathura Junction Railway Station:
64957:Agra – Palwal MEMU
55334:Agra Fort – Kasganj Passenger
15055:Agra Fort Ramnagar Express
13168:Agra Kolkata Express
19409:Ahmedabad – Gorakhpur Express
19401:Ahmedabad Lucknow Express
12403:Allahabad – Mathura Express
11058:Amritsar – Dadar Express
19326:Amritsar – Indore Express
12716:Amritsar – Nanded Express
12723:Andhra Pradesh Express