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General Facts : World 's largest railway networks comprising 115,000 km of track over a route of 65,000 km and 7,500 stations. As of December 2012, it transported over 25 million passengers daily (9 billion on an annual basis). In 2011, IR carried over 8,900 million passengers annually or more than 24 million passengers daily (roughly half of which were suburban passengers) and 2.8 million tons of freight daily. Biggest Railway Project : Konkan Railway Project (Roha - Mangalore,Length = 738 km, Cost = Rs 3,500 Crore, Duration - 7 years, 88 tunnels, 169 Major and 1630 Minor Bridges, 59 Stations, Operational Speed – 160 km/h, One Track, Owner - Govt. of INDIA ) External Railway Links : Nepal,Pakistan (Thar Express & Samjhauta Express) & Bangladesh (Maitri Express etc….) External Railway Links (Under Contruction) : Bhutan,Myanmar,Vietnam & Thailand Shortest Station Name : Ib (Orissa) Longest Station Name : Sri Venkatanarasimharajuvariapeta (Tamil Nadu) Types of Trains : 11 [Duranto,Rajdhani,Shatabdi,Garib Rath,Jan Shatabdi,Sampark Kranti,Superfast Express/Mail,Express,Passenger & Fast Passenger,Suburban Trains,Metros & Monorails] Types of Classes : 10 [1A,2A,FC(First Class),3A,3E(Three Tier Economy),CC(Chair Car),EC(Executive Class),SL(Sleeper),2S(Janshatabdi & Intercity Coaches),UR(Unreserved)] Types of Two in One Classes : HA1(1A cum 2A), AB1(2A cum 3A)

IR 's Fastest Train : 12001/12002 Bhopal Shatabdi Express (runs at a speed up to 160 Km/h between New-Delhi to Agra Cantt and 140 Km/h between Agra Cantt to Bhopal Junction) First Railway Bridge : Dapoorie Viaduct on the Mumbai - Thane route First ISO Railway Station : Habibganj (WCR) First ISO Train : 12155/12156 Shaan-E-Bhopal Express (Habibganj – Hazrat Nizamuddin) Station with most number of ISO Trains : Habibganj[3] (12185/12186 Rewanchal Express,12155/12156 Shaan-E-Bhopal Express and 11471/11472 BhopalJabalpur Express) Shortest Run : Route between Nagpur to Ajni (3km) Longest Run



Links: (Under Contruction) : Bhutan,Myanmar,Vietnam & Thailand Shortest Station Name : Ib (Orissa) Longest Station Name : Sri Venkatanarasimharajuvariapeta (Tamil Nadu) Types of Trains : 11 [Duranto,Rajdhani,Shatabdi,Garib Rath,Jan Shatabdi,Sampark Kranti,Superfast Express/Mail,Express,Passenger & Fast Passenger,Suburban Trains,Metros & Monorails] Types of Classes : 10 [1A,2A,FC(First Class),3A,3E(Three Tier Economy),CC(Chair Car),EC(Executive Class),SL(Sleeper),2S(Janshatabdi & Intercity Coaches),UR(Unreserved)] Types of Two in One Classes : HA1(1A cum 2A), AB1(2A cum 3A) IR 's Fastest Train : 12001/12002 Bhopal Shatabdi Express (runs at a speed up to 160 Km/h between New-Delhi to Agra Cantt and 140 Km/h between Agra Cantt to Bhopal Junction) First Railway Bridge : Dapoorie Viaduct on the Mumbai - Thane route First ISO Railway Station : Habibganj (WCR) First ISO Train : 12155/12156 Shaan-E-Bhopal Express (Habibganj – Hazrat Nizamuddin) Station with most number of ISO Trains : Habibganj[3] (12185/12186 Rewanchal Express,12155/12156 Shaan-E-Bhopal Express and 11471/11472 BhopalJabalpur Express) Shortest Run : Route between Nagpur to Ajni (3km) Longest Run (Time) : 15905/15906 Vivek Express (Dibrugarh Town to Kanyakumari- 4279 km) Longest Run for Daily Train : Mangala Lakshadweep Express (3067 km) Longest Non-Stop Run (Distance except Duranto Express) : 12649 Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express (585 km in 8.5 hrs b/w Kacheguda and Nagpur) & 12432 Rajdhani Express (528 km in 6.40 hrs b/w Kota and Vadodra) Longest Railway Platform in the World : Kharagpur (2,733 ft in length) First Rail Tunnel : Parsik Tunnel(Thane,Mumbai) First Ghats Covered by the Rail lines : Thal and Bhore Ghats (Thane) First Underground Railway : Calcutta METRO First Computerized Reservation System started in : New Delhi (1986) First Electric Train ran on : 3rd Feb ' 1925 (between Bombay VT and Kurla) Toilets on Trains were introduced in : 1891 (1st Class) 1907 (lower classes) Busiest Railway Stations : Lucknow Jn, MughalSarai Jn, Itarsi Jn. Longest Railway Bridge : Nehru Setu on Sone River (10044ft in length) Longest Tunnel : On Konkan Railway between Monkey hill Khandala at Karvade ( 6.5 km) Oldest Preserved Locomotive : Fairy Queen (1855), still in working order Heritage Train : Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, running from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, a hill station at an elevation of 2134 meters has attained the World Heritage Status from UNESCO. Gauges of Track : 4 Gauges; Broad Gauge (1676mm), Standard Gauge (1435mm),Meter Gauge (1000 mm), Narrow Gauge (762 mm & 610 mm) Number of Coaches: Passenger Coaches (43518),Other Coaches(6505), EMU Coaches(7474)…….Data upto March 31,2010 Number of Locomotives : 5022 Diesel Locos,3825 Electric Locos,42 Steam Locos Number of Employees : 1.4 million (2011) Number of Zones : 17(Calcutta Metro latest added) IR Daily Runs : About 10,000 trains daily IR 's only line with Rack Pinion system : From Mettupalayam to Conoor Railway Station with all the Three Gauges : Siliguri Railway Station Express Train with Maximum Number of Halts : Howrah-Amritsar Express (110 halts) Stations across State Lines : Navapur (Maharashtra and Gujarat), Bhawani Mandi (Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan),Chitrakoot Dham Karvi (Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh) Railway Zones : 17 (including Kolkata Metro) Most Tunnels : 102 tunnels (Kalka – Shimla Section (92 kms)) First Railway Mueseum : Chanakyapuri, New-Delhi (Feb 1, 1977) Largest Scrapyard : Kharagpur, WB (sold scrap worth Rs.80 crores in 1997) First Railway Loco : Jamalpur Workshop (1865) First Railway Bridge : Over Thane Creek (1854) First “Only Ladies Train” : Between Churchgate and Borivilli (45 kms) First and Oldest Stations : BoriBunder, Byculla, Sion and Thane First Railway Terminus : BoriBunder, April 16, 1853 (Now Mumbai CST, built in 10 years (1878 - 88) at the cost Rs.16,35,562 First Ambulance Train : LifeLine Express (July 16, 1991) Only Station named after a Woman : Belanagar (Eastern Railways), named after Bela Mitra First Fully AC Train : Bombay - Delhi Rajdhani Express (1990) First Metro : Oct 24, 1984 (Calcutta) First Janata Express : Nov 15, 1948 Longest Train Length : New-Delhi – Allahabad , 12417/12418 PrayagRaj Express (28 coaches), now 24. First Superfast Train : New-Delhi - Haora, Rajdhani Express (March 1 ,1969 at 130 km/hr, Non AC) First Superfast Meter Gauge Train : Delhi - Jaipur, Pink City Express (100km/h) Longest Covered Platform : Sealdah (WB), 1000 ft long, 28 ft wide) First Computerised Reservation Centre : IRCA Building, New - Delhi (1986) First Woman Station Master : Rinku Sinha Roy (Dum Dum Cantt, Aug 1994) First STD/ISD facility Train : Bombay - Delhi Rajdhani Express (1996) Three - in - One Stations : New-Jalpaiguri (WB), Miraj (MH), Yelhanka (KA) First AC Coaches : 1936 (Matunga Workshop ,Bombay) First Electrification : 1925 (Bombay - Pune) First Electric Train : Feb 3, 1925 First Railway Mail Service : 1863 (Between Allahabad and Kanpur) Oldest Railway Institute : Vivekanand Institute, 1978 (For Mech Engg) First Railway Company : East India Railway Company & Great Indian Peninsular Railway Company of England First Prayer Compartment : Oct 23, 1998 (Haora - Gorakhpur, “Buddha Parikrma” Express) First Rail Bus : March 12, 1991 (Merta Road - Merta City, 15 km) First Superfast Narrow Gauge : Shivalik Express (Kalka - Shimla, 22.5 km/h) Slowest Train : Mettuppalaiyam – Udagamandalam (Ooty) [10.42 km/h) First Woman Engine Driver : Surekh Bhonsle (1990) First & Largest Coach factories : Liluah (WB) & Matunga, Parel (MH) First Double Decker : Pune –Mumbai (Sinhagad Express) First Double Decker AC : 2010 (Dhanbad - Howrah) 5 digit Train Numbering System : December 20,2010

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