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Agra Cantonment railway station

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Agra Cantonment 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 Cantt Station
Indian Railway Station
Agra Cant railway station.jpg
A view of Agra Cantt. railway station
Location Agra, Agra district, Uttar Pradesh
 India
Coordinates 27°9′32.70″N 77°59′26.4″E / 27.1590833°N 77.990667°E / 27.1590833; 77.990667Coordinates: 27°9′32.70″N 77°59′26.4″E / 27.1590833°N 77.990667°E / 27.1590833; 77.990667
Elevation 174 metres (571 ft)
Owned by Indian Railway
Operated by North Central Railway
Line(s) Agra-Delhi chord
Agra-Bhopal section
Delhi-Chennai line
Agra-Jaipur Section
Platforms 6
Construction
Structure type At Ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functional
Station code AGC
Zone(s) North Central Railway
Division(s) Agra
History
Opened 1904
Electrified 1982-85
Location
Agra Cantonment railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Agra Cantonment railway station
Agra Cantonment railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh

Contents

OverviewEdit

Agra, the 16-17th century capital of the Mughals, is home to monuments such as the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.[1] The Taj Mahal attracts 2-4 million tourists annually. About 200,000 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 with length as follows:-

  • Platform 1 = 540 meters
  • Platform 2 = 598
  • Platform 3 = 573
  • Platform 4 = 735
  • Platform 5 = 631
  • Platform 6 = 320

The fastest train of India, Gatimaan Express, Originates/Terminate here.

Passenger movementEdit

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

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. 

External linksEdit

  •   Agra travel guide from Wikivoyage
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
North Central Railway zone
Terminus North Central Railway zone
Agra-Bharatpur branch line
Terminus North Central Railway zone
Agra-Bayana branch line
Terminus North Central Railway zone
Terminus North Central Railway zone