Are you looking for the list of most busiest railway stations of India? Ok, then let me share the list of top 9 most busiest railway stations of India with you.
Indian Railways is one of the biggest rail networks in the world. We have more than 65,000 Km of the rail network in India. That’s long, isn’t it?
Railway authorities have worked to build railway stations at many places in our country. They are still connecting some of the parts of the country with the rail network.
I mean to say constructions of new railway stations in India is going on. Soon they will finish the construction of those railway stations as well.
They are not only building new railway stations in India but they are even working on the electrification of the existing tracks.
The railway authorities are working hard to electrify the whole rail network. Because running electric trains will be good for the environment and also the cost involved is less.
Do you know most of the fastest trains in India run on the electrified routes only? Not all of them but most of the high-speed trains of Indian Railways run on the electrified routes.
In this article of mine, I will tell you about the top 9 most busiest railways stations of India. You can find out which stations of this amazing rail network are the busiest and attract more number of passengers.
Top 9 Most Busiest Railway Stations of India
So now let us get started with this article and check out which are the most busiest railway stations of India. While creating this article I have researched a lot of the busiest railway stations in India.
I have mentioned the data I derived based on the number of passengers traveling, number of trains and also on the number of platforms.
Howrah Junction Railway Station
So the first railway station in my list of top 9 most busiest railway stations of India is the Howrah Junction. According to the information, I received Howrah Junction has the highest train handling capacity in India.
The number of platforms Howrah Junction has is 23!
This is the highest number of platforms in the entire Indian Railways system. No other railway station in India has 23 platforms.
And this why the Howrah Junction has the highest capacity to handle more trains. The station code of Howrah Junction Railway Station is HWR.
The total number of passenger trains that start, end and pass through Howrah Junction Railway Station is 293. And more than 1200 other railway stations of India are connected with Howrah Junction.
New Delhi Station
Now let us check out the second station in my list of top 9 most busiest railway stations of India. And that is none other than the New Delhi Station.
The New Delhi Station holds a record of highest route interlocking number in the whole world. This station has 16 platforms on which the station handles nearly 400 trains.
The station code of the New Delhi Station is NDLS.
There are more than 420 passenger trains that start, end and pass through New Delhi Station. And more than 860 stations in India are directly connected to New Delhi Station.
The total number of stations which are directly connected by New Delhi Station is less when we compare it with the Howrah Junction.
Kanpur Central Railway Station
This is the third busiest railway station in India which manages the traffic of more than 280 per day. Kanpur Central Railway Station has 10 platforms and 14 tracks which are passing through it.
Kanpur Central Railway Station is also included in the list of 50 World-class railway stations budget of the Government.
The Indian Railways will soon make this station like a World-class railway station. The Station code of Kanpur Central is CNB.
The Kanpur Central Railway Station is the busiest railway station of the North Central Railways.
This is the major railway station in the central line of Mumbai suburban network. Kalyan Junction serves both the suburban trains and the long route passenger trains.
The number of platforms Kalyan Junction has is 8. The number of passenger traffic Kalyan Junction Daily has is more than 3,50,000.
The station code of Kalyan Junction is KYN.
Patna Junction is one of the major stations of East Central Railways. Patna Junction lies between New Delhi and Kolkata.
This station is well connected with many other stations of India. If you want to travel from Patna to Kolkata or Delhi you can get many trains.
Because there are many trains from Patna which run till Kolkata and New Delhi. The Station code of Patna Junction is PNBE.
Patna Junction has 10 platforms and 15 tracks which pass through the station.
And now the sixth station in my list of top 9 busiest railway stations in India. And the ninth place is taken by the Vijayawada Junction.
This junction has more than 400 freight and passenger trains running through it. Vijayawada Junction is categorized as A-1 group of stations in India.
The number of platforms Vijayawada Junction has is 10 and there are 22 tracks passing through it. Vijayawada junction is connected via two major main lines.
And they are Howrah – Chennai main line and New Delhi – Chennai main line. The station code of Vijayawada Junction is BZA.
The seventh place in my list of top 9 busiest railway stations of India is taken by Allahabad. This junction station is situated on the New Delhi – Howrah main line and Howrah Allahabad main line.
Allahabad is also the headquarters of the North Central Railway Zone. The number of platforms this station has is more than 10 and there are 15 tracks passing through the station.
The station code of Allahabad Junction is ALD.
The eighth busiest railway station in India is Itarsi Junction which is situated in Madhya Pradesh. The Itarsi Junction comes under West Central Railways zone.
The trains which belong to central railways undergo engine or locomotive change at Itarsi Junction. The number of platforms in this junction station is 7 and the station code is ET.
The 9th and the last place in my list of top 9 busiest railway stations of India is taken by the Vadodara Junction. This is the busiest railway station in Gujarat state.
Vadodara is one of the major stops in the Western railway zone. Most of the major passenger trains have stop at the Vadodara Junction.
The number of platforms this station has is 7 and there are 9 tracks passing through the junction. Station code of the Vadodara Junction is BRC.
So these are the top 9 most busiest railway stations of India. I hope you enjoyed this article. If you want to share anything with me then you can comment below.