Raxaul Junction
Indian Railways station
LocationStation Road, Raxaul, near Birgunj a border city of Nepal. East Champaran, Bihar
India
Coordinates26°59′12″N 84°50′41″E / 26.9868°N 84.8447°E / 26.9868; 84.8447
Elevation88 metres (289 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEast Central Railway zone
Line(s)Raxaul–Sagauli, Raxaul–Narkatiyaganj, Raxaul–Birgunj (Inland Container Depot) and Raxaul–Sitamarhi line
Platforms3
Tracks6
ConnectionsAuto stand
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning (Construction – gauge conversion – MG/NG to single diesel BG)
Station codeRXL
Zone(s) East Central Railway zone
Division(s) Samastipur
History
Opened1927
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Raxaul Junction
Raxaul Junction
Location within India
Raxaul Junction
Raxaul Junction
Raxaul Junction (Bihar)

Raxaul Junction railway station is a main railway station in East Champaran district, Bihar. Its code is RXL. It serves Raxaul city and also as gateway to Nepal as the most important station on the Indo-Nepal border. The station consists of five platforms.[1]

History

Raxaul–Amlekhganj line was constructed in 1927. It was Nepal's first railway line. Narrow-gauge line of 48 km was closed in 1965 as new line was constructed to Inland Container Depot at Sirsiya near Birgunj and was opened in 2005.[2]

Lines and location

The station is situated on the Delhi–Gorakhpur–Raxaul–Muzaffarpur–Kolkata lines.[3][4] Earlier, all tracks were metre gauge but most have been converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge. After the completion of the gauge conversion from Darbhanga to Raxaul via Sitamarhi, another broad-gauge route to Raxaul became available from March 2014.

See also

References

  1. ^ "RXL/Raxaul Junction (5 PFs)". India Rail Info.
  2. ^ Railways in Nepal
  3. ^ Jagran News[dead link]
  4. ^ Bhaskar News[dead link]