5 Biggest Stations in India With Highest Number of Platforms
Gorakhpur Railway Station has the longest railway station in India followed by Kollam Junction, Kharagpur and Bilaspur Railway Station. But in terms of the number of platforms Howrah has the largest station with 23 Platforms and 26 tracks, lets find out the more Railway stations of India with highest number of platforms.
1. Howrah – 23 Platforms
Howrah Junction railway station is one of 4 railway stations serving the city of Kolkata,located on the west bank of the Hooghly River. Howrah station is one of the busiest railway stations with 23 Platforms and 26 tracks, known as Terminal-1 and Terminal-2.
2. Sealdah – 20 Platforms
Sealdah railway station is an important suburban rail terminal serving Kolkata city with 20 platforms. The North terminals of Sealdah has 13 platforms and South section consists with 7 platforms.
3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – 18 Platforms
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus has 18 bay platforms, 11 platforms are for long distance out-station trains and 7 are for local suburban trains. CST is the largest train terminus in Mumbai and an historic railway station with world heritage site status.
4. New Delhi – 16 Platforms
New Delhi railway station handles over 350 trains on daily basis with 16 platforms. New Delhi railway station is the busiest and largest railway station in India and holds the record for the largest route interlocking system in the world.
5. Chennai Central – 15 Platforms
Chennai Central railway station is one of the most important railway hubs in South India and also main hub for the Chennai Suburban Railway. Chennai station has 15 railway platforms to handle long-distance trains with 3 platforms exclusively for suburban trains.