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Agra Cantonment railway station

Agra Cantonment (station code: AGC) is the main railway station in the Indian city of Agra. It is located near the Sadar Bazaar towards the southwest of the city. It lies on the main Delhi-Chennai and one of the Delhi-Mumbai lines.

Agra Cantonment
Indian Railway Station
Agra Cant railway station.jpg
A view of Agra Cantt. railway station
LocationAgra, Agra district, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates27°9′32″N 77°59′26″E / 27.15889°N 77.99056°E / 27.15889; 77.99056Coordinates: 27°9′32″N 77°59′26″E / 27.15889°N 77.99056°E / 27.15889; 77.99056
Elevation174 metres (571 ft)
Owned byGovernment Of India
Operated byIndian Railways
Line(s)Agra-Delhi chord
Agra-Bhopal section
Delhi-Chennai line
Agra-Jaipur section
Platforms6
Construction
Structure typeAt Ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctional
Station codeAGC
Zone(s) North Central Railway
Division(s) Agra
History
Opened1904
Electrified1982-85
Location
Agra Cantonment is located in Uttar Pradesh
Agra Cantonment
Agra Cantonment
Location within Uttar Pradesh

OverviewEdit

Agra, the 16-17th century capital of the Mughals, is home to monuments such as the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.[1] The Taj Mahal attracts 7-8 million tourists annually. About 0.8 million foreign tourists visit it.[2]

HistoryEdit

The 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge Delhi-Bandikui and Bandikui-Agra lines of Rajputana State Railway were opened in 1874.[3] The Agra-Jaipur line was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge in 2005.[4]

The broad gauge Agra-Delhi chord was opened in 1904.[5]

ElectrificationEdit

The Faridabad-Mathura-Agra section was electrified in 1982-85, Tundla-Yamuna Bridge in 1988-89 and Yamuna Bridge-Agra in 1990-91.[6]

The stationEdit

Agra Cantt railway station has 6 platforms:

  • Platform 1 = 540 meters
  • Platform 2 = 598
  • Platform 3 = 573
  • Platform 4 = 735
  • Platform 5 = 631
  • Platform 6 = 320
  • Platform 7 = Proposed on 24 Jan 2018

The fastest train in India, Gatimaan Express, originates and terminates here. It was extended to Jhansi in April 2018.[citation needed]

Passenger movementEdit

Agra Cantonment is among the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[7]

1,34,26,890 Passengers Arrive at Agra Cantt per/year on an average.

AmenitiesEdit

Agra Cantt. railway station has tourist information counter, computerized reservation counters, (Indrail Passes are available), waiting room, retiring room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms, water coolers, water wending machines and book stall.[1]

Taxis, auto-rickshaws, tempos and cycle-rickshaws are available for local movement. Idgah Bus Stand is nearby. Distance from Agra Cantt. railway station: Taj Mahal 5.7 km, Agra Fort 5.2 km, Sikandra 9.7 km, Fatehpur Sikri 38 km, Agra airport 3.6 km.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Agra Railway Station". Make my trip. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Taj Visitors". Department of Tourism, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  3. ^ "IR History:Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Boost for Jaipur-Agra rail link". The Hindu, 6 May 2005. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  5. ^ "IR History: Part III (1900-1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. Indian Railways. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2013.

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