(Last Updated on : 10-04-2014)
Rajkot Railway Station is situated in Rajkot in the Indian state Gujarat
. Rajkot has another railway station other than Rajkot Railway Station, namely the Bhaktinagar Railway Station. Rajkot Railway Station is also known as Rajkot Junction. It is also considered the primary terminus of rail transport for the city of Rajkot in Gujarat and an important centre of the Western Railways zone of the Indian Railways. Just like other railway stations, Rajkot Railway Station also has countless tea stalls, snack bars, medical shops, enquiry desk. The station also has an ATM counter run by the State Bank of Saurashtra. The railway authorities also have planned to incorporate a cyber cafe, various ATMs, Vending-machines, Cafeteria, urban waiting rooms and rest rooms in the railway station. For that reason the station is undergoing large-scale automation and infrastructural development.
Rajkot Railway Station has a history behind its formation. The city was the erstwhile capital of the Princely State of Rajkot. Rajkot Railway Station was formerly situated on the northeastern bank of the Aji River. But at the time of British Raj, the station was shifted to Sadar bazaar. At that time only metre gauge and narrow gauge rails were in vogue and the station was only connected to few princely states like Gondal and Navanagar. At present though the station has broad gauge rails. The Rajkot Railway Station is located on the west bank of Aji River and also connected to major roads. The zonal office of Rajkot Railway Station is situated in Kothi Compound under the Western Railways.
One can avail trains from Rajkot Railway Station to reach Gujarat- Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Porbandar, Okha, Bhuj
, Mehasana, Himatnagar, Anand, Nadiad, Amreli, Junagadh, Palanpur, Gandhidham; Maharastra- Mumbai(Central), Mumbai(Bandra), Pune, Nagpur, Kolhapur
, Nasik, Aurangabad, Satara/Sangli, Bhusaval; Rajasthan- Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Abu Road, Falna, Kota, Bikaner,Nana Beda; Karnataka- Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Hubli, Belgaum; Tamil Nadu- Chennai, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Coimbatore; Kerala- Trivandrum, Kochi, Ernakulam, Calicut; Andhra Pradesh- Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam; Orissa
- Bhubaneshwar, Puri; West Bengal- Kolkata; Madhya Pradesh- Bhopal, Indore, Satna, Jabalpur; Uttar Pradesh- Lucknow, Varanasi
, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Agra, Gaziabad, Allahbad; Delhi; Punjab- Amritsar, Chandigarh; Jammu and Kashmir- Jammu; Bihar- Patna, Ranchi.
Trains that pass by the Rajkot Railway Station are-- Saurashtra Mail (9005-9006); Saurashtra Janata Express (9017-9018); Saurashtra Express (9215-9216); Somnath Express (9221-9222); Veraval Jabalpur Express (1463-1464-1465-1466); Porbandar Howarh Express (2905-2906); Puri Okha Express (8401-8402); Okha Guwahati Express (5635-5636); Okha Varanasi Express (9569-9570); Okha Gorakhpur Express (5045-5046); Uttaranchal Express (9265-9266); Okha Eranakulam Express (6337-6338); Veraval Trivandrum Express (6333-6334); Rajkot Secunderabad Express (7017-7018); Rajkot Coimbatore Express (6613-6614); Jamnagar JammuTawi Express (2477-2478); Hapa JammuTawi Express (2475-2476); Porbandar Delhi Express (9263-9264).