Delhi is the capital of India and is therefore very well connected to the rest of the country. It is true that most of the trains normally start from Delhi and there are a number of trains that though do not originate in Delhi but pass through this city.
Therefore the railway stations in Delhi handle a much larger number of trains as compared to the railway stations of any other city.
If you are interested to know in details about some of the railway stations in Delhi, then going through the discussion given below will certainly be quite helpful:
1. New Delhi Railway Station
This is one of the busiest railway stations in India. It handles as many as 5 lakh passengers on a daily basis. This railway station holds a record of the largest interlocking route in the entire world.
At the starting point, there is a total of 400 trains and it is connected to 867 stations throughout the country. This serves as the main hub for Rajdhani Express and it is both the originating as well as the endpoint of the Shatabdi Express. You can avail bus, cab, auto-rickshaw or metro in order to reach this station.
- Station Code : NDLS
- No of platforms :16
2. Old Delhi Railway Station or the Delhi Junction Railway Station
This is another railway station in Delhi that was constructed 60 years before the New Delhi railway station. This is also referred to as the Delhi junction railway station. This is also a junction that is the origin point and also the endpoint of as many as 250 trains.
There are also a number of trains that pass through this particular station daily. This originally started with just 2 platforms and as many as 1000 passengers.
But today it handles as many as 180000 passengers. There are a total of 190 trains operating from this station daily.
This is also the origin point of the Samjhauta Express that goes to Lahore, Pakistan. You can reach this station by metro and you will have to get down in the Chandni Chowk metro station.
- Station Code : DLI
- No of platforms :16
3. Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station
This station was initially built with the sole intention of taking away some load from the New Delhi Railway Station. This is managed by the Northern Railway Zone. A number of Rajdhani Trains that go to the Southern part of the country actually originate from this station and also terminate here.
In order to reach this station, you will have to take the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro station, you will have to get down at the Indraprastha station. You can then take an auto to the station.
- Station Code : NZM
- No of platforms :7
4. Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station
This is located in the Eastern part of Delhi. This station was also constructed in order to lessen down the load of the other passenger railway stations. This is because the trains that are eastbound and originate from those stations had to cross the river Yamuna.
This station has all the basic features and these include the counters, booking office and also the waiting offices. In this station, you also get the halls, the luggage, the parcel and also a separate place for arrival and also a departure.
Retiring rooms, dormitories, ATMs etc are also there. You can take the metro and then get down in the Anand Vihar Metro station.
- Station Code : ANVT
- No of platforms : 7
5. Delhi Sarai Rohilla Railway Station
This station was originally constructed as a terminus. A number of stations that originate from Delhi and go towards Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and also Mumbai all start from this particular station and also end in this station.
This station is located at a distance of about 4 kilometers from the Old Delhi Railway station. This station is actually the originating point for as many as 20 trains including a number of AC stations and also Duranto.
You will have to get down in the Pratap Nagar or the Shashtri Nagar station and then take an auto-rickshaw from there in order to reach the metro station. This is one of the oldest stations of Old Delhi. This station is, however, a small station in comparison to the other stations in Delhi.
- Station Code : DEE
- No of platforms : 7
6. Delhi Shahdara Junction Railway Station
This station falls under the Northern Railway Zone and is located in Shahdara that is in Eastern Delhi. This is an important station for all those people who stay in the areas that are situated nearby. You will be able to get a lot of places for parking, a taxi stand and also an auto stand. Shahdara Metro station is the nearest metro station.
- Station Code : DSA
- No of platforms : 4
The Indian Railways has done a very good job by providing a number of stations in Delhi and people here can go far and wide in trains at quite an affordable price.
But as of now these trains are not clean and hygienic as much as they should be. But trains are the most preferred means of transportation in India.