Kanpur Central railway station

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Coordinates: 26°27′19″N 80°19′44″E / 26.455402°N 80.328925°E / 26.455402; 80.328925 Kanpur Central (formerly known as Cawnpore North Barracks, station code: CNB) is a railway station located in the city of Kanpur and is one of the five central Indian railway stations. The station is a major intercity rail and commuter rail station in the region.

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Kanpur Central
Cawnpore North Barracks
Indian Railway Station
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LocationCantt Side: Central Station Lane, Mirpur Cantt
City Side: Ghantaghar Crossing
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Elevation126.630 metres (415.45 ft)
Operated byIndian Railways
Line(s)Howrah-Delhi main line
Kanpur-Jhansi-Mumbai line
Kanpur-Unnao-Lucknow line
Kanpur-Tundla-Agra line
Kanpur-Kannauj-Kasganj line
Kanpur-Banda-Chitrakoot line
Kanpur-Mughalsarai line
Kanpur-Unnao-Balamau line
Kanpur-Dalmau-Allahabad line
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Disabled accessCNB
Other information
Station codeCNB
Zone(s) North Central Railway
Division(s) Allahabad
Electrified1972[1] from Howrah
5 August 1976[1] till New Delhi
Previous namesIndian Branch Rly. Co.
Northern Railways
Computerized Ticketing CountersLuggage Checking SystemParkingDisabled AccessFood PlazaKiosksWCTaxi StandPublic Transportation
Kanpur Central Cawnpore North Barracks is located in Uttar Pradesh
Kanpur Central Cawnpore North Barracks
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Kanpur Central
Cawnpore North Barracks
Location within Uttar Pradesh

Current and future developmentEdit

Kanpur Central has undergone a beautification and modernisation effort in recent years, especially following the inclusion of the station in the "50 World-Class Railway Stations" budget, which sought to modernise Indian railway stations, by former Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee. These efforts mainly include the improvement of services offered to customers and the redevelopment of existing features, such as the installation of a new platform surface at platform number one. The current phase of development is mainly focused on the cleaning up of the side of the station facing the city, with ₹15 million being budgeted to go towards the project. A food plaza is designated to be built on the second floor and two new car parks are also being proposed.[2]

According to a NCR report the station needs at least 10 more platforms to support the ever-increasing passenger amount. At present, the re-modelling work is proceeding very slowly, but senior NCR officials are hopeful of keeping their promises.[2]


A three-layer underground car park has been proposed as well as the installation of two escalators leading to the footbridges passing over the railway lines. By 2010 a new footbridge was constructed at the west end of the station.[2]

Electric Loco ShedEdit

Kanpur electric loco shed holds electric locomotives like WAP 4, WAP 7, WAG-7 & WAG 9.

It is currently holds 25+ WAP 4, 30+ WAP 7, 90+ WAG-7 & 85+ WAG 9 locomotives respectively.


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  1. ^ a b "[IRFCA] Indian Railways FAQ: Electric Traction - I". irfca.org. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Making Kanpur Central world-class - The Times of India". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 30 May 2014.