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7 Amazing Facts About Indian Railways Every Traveller Must Be Aware Of

The very first train in India ran on 16 April 1853 between Mumbai’s Bori Bandar to Thane, covering 34 kilometers.

The first railway workshop in India was established at Jamalpur, near Munger, in Bihar by the British government.

India has the fourth largest railway network after the US, China, and Russia With over 68 thousand kilometers.

There are 34 operational rail museums, heritage galleries, art galleries, and heritage parks in India to showcase the vast history of the Indian Railway.

It is a fun fact that Indian Railways has the world’s longest platform. The Gorakhpur Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh which is 1,366 meters in length is the largest platform.

There are 5 most luxurious trains in India named 'Royal Rajasthan on Wheels', 'Palace on Wheels', 'The Golden Chariot', 'The Maharajas Express', and 'The Deccan Odyssey'.

You will be surprised after knowing that Indian Railways has two different stations at the same location. In Ahmednagar, Srirampur and Belapur stations are located at the same spot but on opposite sides of the track.

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