India holds one of the massive train networks in the world covering 66 thousand kilometers in track route serving more than 23 million people with more than 20,000 trains, every day. Since the introduction of rail system to the country by British, Indians have chosen trains over other modes of transportation because of various advantages. Even today, a huge chunk of people chooses trains for their daily transportation requirements and long haul journeys.
1. Howrah Junction Railway Station
Howrah Junction holds the record for being the busiest station and the station with the highest number of platforms and passenger volume in India. Since the Victorian times, this station has been an important and busy rail junction. This is one of the ancient stations that are still in use since the 19th century.
- Code : HWH
- Zone : ER/Eastern
- Starting year : 1854
- No. of Platform : 23
- No. of Passenger daily : 1 million
- No of Train per day : 974 (210 unique trains)
- No. of the track : 25
2. New Delhi Station
There is no doubt that a train station in the capital of the country would be busy. Delhi holds the busiest international airport, numerous business HQ, tourism sites, and much more. Thus, the number of people using the train station in New Delhi is quite high. The New Delhi Station was first named as the Old Delhi Railway Station. This station holds the record for having the highest number of unique trains running in and out of the station every day in India.
- Code : NDLS
- Zone : NR/ Northern
- Starting year : 1864
- No. of Platform : 16
- No. of Passenger daily : 500K
- No of Train per day : 931 (350 unique trains)
- No. of the track : 18
3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
CSTM or the Victoria Terminus is a heritage site located in Mumbai of Maharashtra. Built in 19th century in Victorian Gothic style, this structure is a tourist attraction too. The station is famous for ornamental iron railings, grills, balustrades, wood carvings, and the artworks of budding artists. You can also find a few statues outside the station representing science, agriculture, commerce, and engineering.
- Code : CSTM
- Zone : CR/Central
- Starting year : 1888
- No. of Platform : 18
- No. of Passenger daily : 636 thousand people
- No of Train per day : 1250 (250 unique trains)