Vadodara Railway Station
Vadodara Railway Station comes under Western Railway zone of Indian Railway. It is located on the Mumbai – Delhi Western Railway line. It is one of the busiest Junction in Gujarat state of India. Everyday more than 150 trains passes through this station.
One can get trains from Vadodara junction for reaching any parts of India. Trains are available at this junction for going to all four major directions such as Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Kota. Vadodara is well connected with other major cities of India via railway line.
One of the largest Electric Locomotives Shed exists in Vadoadara, Gujarat and many trains stop at this station for a loco change.
Many important Mail/Express trains such as Shatabdi, Jan Shatabdi and Rajdhani halt here. Being a large station, one can get train from here for going any part of India. Many passenger trains also stops here which connects Vadodara to other small villages and nearby town in Gujarat.
Five railway stations have been built in Vadodara, their names are Vadodara Junction (BRC), Vishwamitri, Pratapnagar, Makarpura and Bajwa railway station.
Vadodara Railway Station is the important station in Vadodara. It is believed to be the one of busiest station in the state of Gujara and also in India. All major trains halt at this station. There are two railway lines which connects Vadodara to other cities of India. One line has been built straight which connects Vadodara to other cities such as Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The other Railway line connects it to New Delhi through Kota, Ratlam and Mathura.
When trains go to northern part of India, it uses Ratlam line and rest of the trains such as Ahemdabad Shatabdi, Garib Rath, Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Karnavati Express, Gujarat Mail, Ranakpur Express etc use Mumbai-Ahmedabad line.
Earlier Vadodara was under BBCI Railway. Later on BBCI Railway was merged into Saurashtra, Jaipur and Rajputana Railways because they wanted improvement in the Western Railway. Now Vadodara Railway station comes under Western Railway zone and it is an important junction on the Western Railway line.
A small size Vadodara railway station was built for Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway Company by the ruler of 1861. Later on Indian Railways constructed current building in 1951 and demolished the old small station. On 9th August, 2010, Vadodara Railway station completed 150 years of establishment and celebration was done on that occasion.
Now Vadodara Railway station has 7 platforms and it is a big railway station. Everyday around 81 freight trains pass through Vadodara railway station.
A large electric loco sheds is available in Vadodara, Western Railway zone. Around 130+ locomotives including WAM-4, WAP-4 and WAG-5 are houses in the loco shed. For housing locos coming from other sheds, it also has an AC electric trip shed. Four housing WCAM class locomotives form Valsad shed this station also has an AC/DC dual loco trip shed. Vadodara loco sheds has all kinds of locomotives which are required for trains coming from New Delhi main line or trains going to Mumbai.
MEMU car shed is also exists there for housing the Mainline Electric Multiple units which gives feeder services to Ahmedabad, Dahod, Surat and Godhra.