Indian Railways have improved its services and comfort-level for the passengers over the past few decades. Every Year, Indian Railways introduce new services in the Train and try to add new features in order to add more comfort level for the passengers who travel via it. More rail routes are created to cover smaller to smaller and larger to larger stations.
The Tag line of Indian Railways “The life line of the nation” has tried to reach every small to large corner of the countries connecting smallest to largest stations on the way.
Indian Railways have been segregated into 7 zones and it is considered as the fourth largest transportation network across the world. There are some of the longest railway platforms that connect passengers and help them to move to a far-away place.
IRCTC is the online ticket booking site launched by the Indian Railways so that passengers can book their tickets online and check the train and seat availability status online. If you visit this site, you may get holiday deals and offers offering you the best traveling deals.
Gorakhpur Railway Station-UP, Kollam Junction-Kerala, and Kharagpur railway Platform-West Bengal are the top railway platforms out of the list of Top 7 railway platforms that we are just going to discuss here.
The 7 Largest Railways Platforms In India
1. Gorakhpur Railway Station(Uttar Pradesh)
It is one of the largest Railway platforms of the Northern-section of the Indian Railways. It is perhaps the longest platform with over 1,366meters of length.
2. Kollam Junction (Kerala)
We are discussing Longest Indian Railway platforms. The longest one is the first one. Kollam Junction in Kerala is the second-longest Indian Railway platform with the length of over 1,180.5 m.
3. Kharagpur Railway Platform (West Bengal)
This is the longest and ranks third amongst the longest railway platforms with the length of over 1,072.5 m.
4. Bilaspur Railway Station(Chhattisgarh)
Ranked 4th, Bilaspur Railway Station has the length of over 802 m and is located in the state Chhattisgarh. This station is one of the heavily busy stations of the state.
5. Jhansi Junction(Uttar Pradesh)
This Jhansi Junction in UP is one of the technical stoppages of superfast trains. It has length of over 770m. Trains like Delhi to Chennai and Delhi to Mumbai stop for few minutes here.
6. Sonepur Railway Station(Bihar)
Fifth longest railway platform can be seen on the Sonpur railway station with the length of over 738 m.
7. Nabadwip Dham Platform (West Bengal)
The best thing about this platform is that it contains almost 3 Railway Stations. Out of these 3 stations, one of the stations with length 720 m has the longest platform. This platform is located near to the Howrah and is at a distance of over 105m only. You will find an interactive communication with states like Assam, Orissa, Bihar,and Kolkata.
Above are the 7 longest Indian Railway Platforms in India. Hopefully, you will get a chance to travel via these platforms and experience the comfort level assured by the Indian Railways for the long-distance travelers.