Haridwar railway station

Haridwar Railway Station
Haridwar Junction
Indian Railway Station
Haridwar Railway Station
Station statistics
Address National Highway 58, Haridwar, Haridwar, Uttarakhand
 India
Coordinates

29°56′54.11″N 78°9′19.97″E / 29.9483639°N 78.1555472°E / 29.9483639; 78.1555472

Elevation 294.00 metres (964.57 ft)
Platforms 9 (5+4)
Other information
Opened 1886
Station code

The Haridwar Railway Station (Hindi: हरिद्वार रेलवे स्टेशन), station code HW, also known as Haridwar Junction is the only railway station in the holy city of Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. It falls under the Moradabad division of the Northern Railway zone of the Indian Railways.

Haridwar was first connected with railways, via Laksar, through branch line in 1886, when the Awadh and Rohilakhand Railway line was extended through Roorkee to Saharanpur, this was later extended to Dehradun in 1906.[1]

The Station

Station Code: HW. The station is situated on the DelhiDehradun and Howrah–Dehradun railway lines. One of the main railheads of the Northern Railways, Haridwar Junction Railway Station is connected by meter gauge and broad gauge lines. The station is situated on the National Highway 58 in the Devpura locality of Haridwar. The nearby station of Rishikesh is connected to Haridwar on a branch line. Towards west, the major railhead is at Saharanpur (76 km) and going north, the major railhead is at Dehradun (52 km).

Passenger Facilities

The railway station is located on the south side of the town, within walking distance of most hotels. A tourist information center is provided by the railway department to help travelers. Computerized reservation facility is offered. In front of the railway station is the UPSRTC Roadways Bus Station of Haridwar offering regular services to places in and around Haridwar such as Delhi and to all major destinations in North India including Mussoorie, Meerut, Shimla, Dehradun, Badrinath, Nainital, Ranikhet and Uttarkashi. Nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport located about (42 km) in Dehradun. Electrification of station is under progress.

Haridwar Junction Railway Station Details



This is a list of the trains that start, terminate or pass through Haridwar Junction.[2][3]

List of trains with Haridwar as a terminal station

Train Number Train Name Destination Station
12171/72 LTT Haridwar AC Superfast Express Mumbai-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
9106/05 Haridwar Mail Ahmedabad JN (ADI)
4116/15 Allahabad Express Allahabad JN (ALD)
12369/70 Haridwar Howrah Kumbha Express Howrah JN (HWH)
2053/54 Haridwar Amritsar Jan Shatabdi Express Amritsar JN (ASR)
4711/12 Haridwar Shri Ganganagar InterCity Express Shri Ganganagar (SGNR)
8478/77 Kalinga Utkal Express Puri (PURI)
4887A/88A Haridwar Barmer Link Express Barmer (BME)

List of trains that pass via Haridwar Junction

Train Number Train Name Source Station Destination Station
2017/18 Dehradun Shatabdi Express New Delhi (NDLS) Dehradun (DDN)
2056/55 Dehradun Jan Shatabdi Express Dehradun (DDN) New Delhi (NDLS)
2205/06 Dehradun AC Express New Delhi (NDLS) Dehradun (DDN)
2327/28 Upasana Express Howrah JN (HWH) Dehradun (DDN)
2688/87 Dehradun Chennai Express Dehradun (DDN) Chennai Central (MAS)
3009/10 Doon Express Howrah JN (HWH) Dehradun (DDN)
4041/42 Mussoorie Express Sarai Rohilla (DEE) Dehradun (DDN)
4114/13 Dehradun Allahabad Link Express Dehradun (DDN) Allahabad Junction (ALD)
4119/20 Kathgodam Express Kathgodam (KGM) Dehradun (DDN)
4163 Sangam Express Slip Allahabad JN (ALD) Dehradun (DDN)
4163A Sangam Express Aligarh (ALJN) Dehradun (DDN)
4265/66 Dehradun Varanasi Express Varanasi JN (BSB) Dehradun(DDN)
4309/10 Ujjaini Express Ujjain JN (UJN) Dehradun (DDN)
4318/17 Indore - Dehradun Express Dehradun (DDN) Indore Junction BG (INDB)
4609/10 Hemkunt Express Rishikesh (RKSH) Jammu Tawi (JAT)
4631/32 Dehradun Amritsar Express Dehradun (DDN) Amritsar JN (ASR)
5001/02 Dehradun Muzaffarpur Express Muzaffarpur JN (MFP) Dehradun (DDN)
5005/06 Dehradun Gorakhpur Express Gorakhpur JN (GKP) Dehradun (DDN)
9019/20 Dehradun Express Bandra Terminus (BDTS) Dehradun (DDN)

Demands

The city lacks direct connectivity with many major cities of India. The frequency of trains from some important stations is only once or twice per week and there is still demand to introduce new trains for such important cities. The main reason for this is lack of sufficient rail route infrastructure in this region. Dehradun (DDN) which is located 52 km away has only one platform for arrival and two platforms for departure (again due to lack of space in Dehradun city) thus making it incapable of handling too many passenger trains like other major railway stations do. A new expansion of Dehradun railway station is proposed to come up at Harrawala near Dehradun which is expected to handle more load due to a larger number of platforms. This will help Haridwar maintain a good connectivity as well. However, Haridwar now has additional platforms with dead ends that mark it as a terminus/originating point thus increasing connectivity.

References

External links

  • Indiantrains.org: List of trains from Haridwar Junction Railway Station
  • India9.com: Haridwar Junction Railway Station
  • MapsofIndia.com:Reaching Haridwar by train
  • India rail info: Map of Haridwar Junction Railway Station
  • Official Website of the Northern Railway Zone

Coordinates: 29°56′54″N 78°09′20″E / 29.948365°N 78.155546°E / 29.948365; 78.155546

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