Jabalpur Junction (Station Code  : JBP), is an important railway junction station of Jabalpur City in Madhya Pradesh. It is the headquarters of West Central Railway. The station is sometimes called the Jabalpur main station. Jabalpur serves as the headquarters of the West Central Railway zone and is one of the busiest railway stations in Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur being the third largest city of Madhya Pradesh and with no suburban railway system caused the British to build 10 different railway stations across the city to manage the railway traffic and passengers across the city. The Jabalpur station is one of the major stations in the Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line (via Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Katni, Allahabad, Mughal Sarai, Dhanbad). Construction is under progress for Jabalpur-Nagpur narrow gauge conversion to broad gauge under Indian Railways Project Unigauge.

Structure and Location

The railway station of Jabalpur is located on broad gauge line and is a terminus for a narrow gauge line. It consists of 6 broad gauge platforms and 1 narrow gauge platform. It is well sheltered and furnished, meeting up all the passenger needs as follows:

  • 3 Reservation Class Waiting Rooms
  • 2 General Waiting Rooms
  • 1 AC SPECIAL Waiting Room
  • 10 Reserved Computerised Ticket Counters
  • 4 Un-Reserved Computerised Ticket Counters
  • 1 Local Un-Computerised and Un-Reserved Ticket Counter
  • ATM Facility provided by State Bank of India
  • E-ticket Cafe
  • Internet Cafe
  • 1 Food Plaza
  • 4 Railway Restaurants
    • Two in platform no.1
    • One in platform no.2
    • One in platform no.6
  • Coaching Centre of Railways
  • STD telephone booths
  • 3 Emergency Exit Doors
  • Shop Cum. Complex
  • Toilets and Sanitation
  • Post Office
  • Railway Garden
  • Gumsel House
  • Rain Basera (Mini Waiting Rooms)
  • Emergency Lockers

Other Stations Serving Jabalpur Metropolitan Region

Major stations within city are Jabalpur Main, Madan mahal,Kachhpura, Bhitoni, Howbagh Jabalpur, Gwarighat Jabalpur, Gosalpur, Devri, Adhartal, Bargi and Bhedghat.

Station NameStation CodeRailway ZoneT
Madan MahalMMLWest Central Railway (India)
BhedaghatBRGTWest Central Railway (India)
BhitoniBHTNWest Central Railway (India)
SihoraSHRWest Central Railway (India)
HowbaghHBG* South East Central Railway (India)
AdhartalADTLWest Central Railway (India)

Connectivity

The Jabalpur Junction is a broad gauge as well as narrow gauge station. It is connected with Katni to the north east, Itarsi to the south west and Gondia, Nainpur and Balaghat to the south by narrow gauge. The Narrow gauge also connects with Chhindwara and Nagpur. On 1st October Narrow gauge line stop working as per order of railway ministry hence this rail route is converting as Jabalpur Nagpur broad gauge line. Within state, it is well connected to Bhopal, Ujjain, Gwalior Junction, Indore, Khandwa, Ratlam and Bina. In the 2011-2012 Railway Budget, a new line up to Sagar via Udaipura is proposed for survey. And A train Betwesn Jabalpur and Bilaspur Junction also proposed. It is also well connected with almost all the major cities of India such as

Important Trains

  1. (11449/11450) Durgavati Express between Jabalpur and Jammu Tawi (via. Katni - Bina - Jhansi - Gwalior - Agra - New Delhi - Patiala - Amritsar)
  2. (12189/12190) Mahakoshal Express between Jabalpur and Hazrat Nizamuddin (via. Katni - Satna - Jhansi - Gwalior - Agra)
  3. * ( 22181/22182) Gondwana Express between Jabalpur and Hazrat Nizamuddin (via. Katni - Bina - Jhansi - Gwalior - Agra)
  4. (12121/12122) Madhya Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express between Jabalpur and Hazrat Nizamuddin
  5. (12192/12191)Sridham Express between Jabalpur and New Delhi (via. Itarsi - Bhopal - Bina - Jhansi - Gwalior - Agra)
  6. (12181/12182) Dayodaya Express between Jabalpur and Ajmer (via. Bina - Kota)
  7. (15010/15009) Chitrakoot Express between Jabalpur and Lucknow (via. Satna - Banda)
  8. (11447/11448) Shaktipunj Express between Jabalpur and Howrah (via. Singrauli)
  9. (11463/64/65/66) Jabalpur Somnath Express between Jabalpur and Somnath
  10. (12187/12188) Jabalpur - Mumbai Garibrath Express between Jabalpur Junction and Mumbai CST.(Tri-weekly).
  11. (12160/12159) Jabalpur - Amravati Super Express between Jabalpur and Amravati (via. Itarsi - Nagpur)
  12. (11472/11471) Jabalpur - Indore Express between Jabalpur and Indore (via. Itarsi Junction)
  13. (11701/11702) between Jabalpur and Indore
  14. (12062/12061) Habibganj Jan Shatabdi Express between Jabalpur and Bhopal Habibganj, Bhopal (via. Itarsi)
  15. (12530/12529) Jabalpur - Habibganj Intercity Express between Jabalpur and Habibganj
  16. (10002/10001) Satpura Express between Jabalpur and Balaghat
  17. (11451/11452) Jabalpur - Rewa Intercity Express between Jabalpur and Rewa
  18. (11265/11266) Ambikapur Intercity Express between Jabalpur and Ambikapur
  19. (11651/11652) Singrauli- Jabalpur Inter-city Express (Daily) via New Katni.
  20. (12791/12792) Secunderabad - Patna Express between Hyderabad and Patna Junction
  21. (12295/12296) Sanghamithra Express between Bangalore and Patna Junction
  22. (12669/12670) Ganga Kaveri Express between Chennai Central and Chhapra
  23. (12577/12578) Bhagmati Express between Darbhanga and Mysore

Besides the Super and Express trains,Jabalpur also offer Passenger train services :

Electrification

The Itarsi-Jabalpur-Cheoki, 603 km long route, was approved for electrification in the previous Rail Budgets. ALD-KTE and STA-REWA route has already been electrified. It is estimated that Electrification will be completed very soon in Jabalpur periphery too. Although the project is expected to complete in 2017, the zone has showed signs of commencing Electric locos on the KTE-STA route very soon.

Madan Mahal railway station