Sevagram Junction railway station

Sevagram railway station is a railway station serving Sevagram town, in Wardha district of Maharashtra state of India. It is under Nagpur railway division of Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. It is an important junction station on the Howrah-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai trunk line of the Indian Railways.

Sevagram Junction
Indian Railways junction station
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LocationWardha, Maharashtra
India
CoordinatesCoordinates: 20°44′21″N 78°37′07″E / 20.7391°N 78.6185°E / 20.7391; 78.6185
Elevation279 metres (915 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byCentral Railway
Line(s)Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line
New Delhi–Chennai main line
Platforms5
Tracks10
Construction
Structure typeAt ground
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeSEGM
Division(s) Nagpur
History
Opened1985
Electrified1990–91
Location
Sevagram Junction is located in Maharashtra
Sevagram Junction
Sevagram Junction
Location in Maharashtra
Sevagram Junction is located in India
Sevagram Junction
Sevagram Junction
Location in India

It is located at 279 m above sea level and has five platforms. As of 2016, at this station, 76 trains stop.[1]

HistoryEdit

The first passenger train in India travelled from Mumbai to Thane on 16 April 1853. By May 1854, Great Indian Peninsula Railway's Bombay–Thane line was extended to Kalyan. Bhusawal railway station was set up in 1860, and in 1867 the GIPR branch line was extended to Nagpur.[2]

Before establishment of Sevagram railway station, north–south-bound trains had to get their engines reversed in opposite direction, which was a very time-consuming process. To avoid this problem, a new station for halting north–south-bound trains was established in 1985, named Sevagram railway station. Since then, trains running on New Delhi–Chennai main line halt at Sevagram railway station, bypassing Wardha railway station.

The railways in the Badnera–Wardha sector were electrified in 1990–1991.[3]

The station has been equipped with new Route Relay Interlocking (RRI) for faster train operation.

TriviaEdit

One amazing trivia is the extremely steep rail curve towards the south of the station. Even the fastest trains slow down considerably after/before Sevagram station in order to mediate this curve.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://indiarailinfo.com/arrivals/sewagram-junction-segm/19
  2. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832–1865). "IR History: Early Days – I". IRFCA. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 18 March 2013.

External linksEdit

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