December 26, 2023

Top 5 Railway Stations in India Which Are Design Engineering Marvels

Top 5 Railway Stations in India Which Are Design Engineering Marvels

Have you ever wondered how design engineering transforms travel experiences in railways? Indeed, we do not need to look anywhere other than India’s top railway stations to find the answer. But do you know what design innovations have gone into their engineering to make them highly functional for the public? Let’s find out by analyzing the engineering prowess of 5 top railway stations in India.  

1. Castle Rock Railway Station 

This small railway station serves Castle Rock city in Karnataka. Surprisingly, it was the only railway station where a passport was checked for onward journey. This standard (on-ground) station, because of its close proximity to Dudhsagar Falls, has been majorly designed using corrosion resistant steel. The aim is to protect the infrastructure from moist air known for causing damage through corrosion. The same material has been used for trough floor, pillars, sidewalls, as well as roof of the station. Also, the internal surface of storage water tanks and pipes has been painted with a bituminous anti-corrosive solution.  

2. Ghum Railway Station 

Ghum railway station is the highest railway station in the world (7,407 ft) from Darjeeling. Serving at such a staggering height has become possible with the use of high-accuracy railway casting. They are made up of carbon steel and low alloy steel to withstand extreme weather conditions and geological challenges. Also, highly praise-worthy engineering goes into striking design accuracy to prevent any potential derailment or structural failures. Here precision of railway casting isn’t just a matter of quality but a cornerstone of safety and functionality.  

3. Howrah Railway Station 

Howrah railway station (Kolkata) is India’s 2nd oldest and busiest railway station, with 23 platforms facilitating 974 trains and 3 million people daily. All platforms run parallel to each other and are well-organized. Surprisingly, this is the only railway station with a road between 23 platforms to help people reach either end of the platforms with ease. Furthermore, the use of high-precision casting contributes to the longevity of the infrastructure.  

4. CST Railway Station 

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) in Mumbai, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, is known due to its exemplary design engineering. This historic station is a brilliant example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture blended with functional ingenuity. An intricate network of platforms, tracks, and signaling systems is engineered to optimize the efficiency and safety of the CST railway station. Additionally, the station’s layout is masterfully planned to accommodate retail spaces, waiting areas, and administrative offices without compromising passenger movement. 

5. Charbagh Railway Station 

Charbagh Railway Station in Lucknow combines the design engineering of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. Interestingly, the aerial view of the station appears like a chessboard. All platforms are spacious, with well-planned tracks and advanced signaling systems to facilitate smooth train operations. This also ensures the safety of passengers. Its symmetrical layout of platforms, waiting rooms, and ticket counters optimizes passenger flow and minimizes congestion. 

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