Bareilly railway station is a significant railway station of Uttar Pradesh state of India. New Delhi, the capital of the Republic of India is situated at the distance of 250 km from Bareilly. Trains for all major cities of India such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and for some other cities of India halt at the Bareilly railway station. Trains are easily available at the station for going to nearby cities. Both broad gauge lines and standard gauge lines are used to serve Bareilly Junction.
Bareilly is a well known city located in Bareilly district. It is located on the banks of Ramganga river. This prominent city is not only the capital of the Bareilly division but it is also the capital of the Rohilkhand Division. Apart from being an important place for manufacturing furniture, the city is famous for its trade in cotton, grain and sugar.
History suggests that some information about Bareilly region is found in Mahabharatha period. In ancient period, fortress of Ahichatra was a significant centre for political, cultural and religious activities. Sanjashya is the place where Gautam Buddha came on the earth from Tushita (heaven). Sanjashya is the historical name of Bareilly.
Bareilly was founded in 1537 by two princes Bansaldev and Baraldev and it was named after them. They were the sons of Jagat Singh Katehriya. Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Fazil-e-Barelvi’s Dargah located in Bareilly is famous in all over the world. Muslims call it as “Bareilly Shareef”. Foundation of the modern city was laid by Mukrand Rai in 1657.
Bareilly is directly connected with different cities of India such as New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Jammu tavi, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Aligarh, Mathura and Kolkata etc. through Indian railways system. The city is also connected with Roza, Farrukhabad through few mail express and passenger trains. A weekly train named Mumbai LTT Bareilly Express connects it with Mumbai.
Bareilly, Meerut and Lucknow has the facility of intercity trains which run between these stations. There are six railways stations including Bareilly Junction in Bareilly city which serve the passengers of the city.
History of Bareilly Railways
Since 19th century, Indian railway has connected Bareilly with the other cities of India. A map made in 1909 reveals that Bareilly railway junction was a prominent junction in the 20th century. The city is intersected by six railway tracks. Bareilly-Pilibheet Provincial State Railway was merged with the Lucknow-Sitapur-Seramow Provincial State Railway on 1st January 1891 to form the Lucknow-Bareilly Railway. The Lucknow-Bareilly Railway was worked by the Rohilkund and Kumaon Railway and it was owned by the Government of India.
There are total six railway stations such as : Bareilly Junction, Chenheti Station, C.B. Ganj Station, Izzatnagar Station, City Station and Bhojipura Station which serve the city.
Though Bareilly is located on Moradabad-Lucknow railway route but it is also situated on Uttarakhand to Kasganj and Mathura route.
Facilities at the Bareilly Railway Station
Bareilly Railway Station has the facilities of retiring room, G.R.P. office, tourist information centre, computer reservation office, book stall, post and telegraph office and refreshment room etc. at the station to provide comfortable journey to the passengers.
Places to visit at Bareilly
There are many interesting popular places in Bareilly such as Shiv Temple (200 years old), Alakhnath, Madinath, Tiberninath and Dhopeshwarnath temples, Tulsi Math dedicated to saint Tulsidas and Fun City an amusement park etc. which attracts tourists to the city from all over India.
Famous Shiv temple which is 200 years old, it is built opposite the Ganga temple.
Representing the unity of Muslims and Hindus, Chunne Miyan’s Mandir is amongst the famous places of Bareilly.