Lonavala railway station

Lonavala
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg Pune Suburban Railway station
Lonavla railway station - Entrance.jpg
General information
LocationLonavala, Tal. Maval, Dist. Pune
Coordinates18°44′57.5″N 73°24′29″E / 18.749306°N 73.40806°E / 18.749306; 73.40806
Elevation622.00 metres (2,040.68 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Pune Suburban Railway
Mumbai–Chennai line
Mumbai Dadar–Solapur section
Platforms3
Tracks10
Construction
ParkingYes
Other information
Station codeLNL
Fare zoneCentral Railway
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station Pune Suburban Railway Following station
Terminus Lonavala Line Malavli
Location
Lonavala is located in Maharashtra
Lonavala
Lonavala
Location within Maharashtra

Lonavala railway station is a railway station in Lonavala, a hill station in the state of Maharashtra in India. Lonavala station is the origin of Lonavala–Pune Suburban Trains. 17 suburban trains operate on the Pune–Lonavala route. Lonavla is also a halt for Mumbai–Pune Express and Mail trains. The Karjat–Pune passenger train also has a halt at Lonavala. Trains traveling on the Kalyan–Pune route also halt at Lonavala. This station leads access to Lonavala town and nearby areas like Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves, Lohagad, Visapur Fort, Bhushi Dam and Bhor Ghat (Khandala Ghat). Khandala hill station is just 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Lonavla.

11301 Udyan Express on approach to Lonavala railway station

Infrastructure and Amenities

Indian Railways has completely redeveloped and renovated the station, introducing many passenger friendly facilities, such as selfie points, 24*7 cafeteria and lot more amenities.[1] Lonavala Railway Station, serving Lonavala town,popular for being hill station in Maharastra, falls under Central Railways zone of Indian Railways.Lonavala is also favourite tourist hot spot, hence the need for stronger railway connectivity to serve passengers and tourists. Being one of the attractive destinations for tourists, this railway station has been redeveloped with attractive station infrastructure and advanced passenger-friendly facilities.[2] Following are some of the salient features of Lonavala Railway station redevelopment project:

1.Around 231 solar panels have been installed at the station for tapping into environment-friendly energy consumption.

2.Two plastic bottle crushing machines have been installed at station premises.

3.One solar water cooler has been installed.

4.Three attractive selfie points have been set up for entertainment purpose.

5.One new pay and park facility had been opened at the station.

6.One rainwater harvesting system had been set up at the station which caters to the eco friendly consumption.

7.Composting plant at the station had been redeveloped for organic decomposition of waste.

8.Concourse area had been renovated by depicting karla caves and colourful lighting.

9.New 24*7 cafeteria had been opened in platform 2.

Trains

Express / Mails

  1. AhmedabadPune Ahimsa Express
  2. Veraval–Pune Express
  3. Bhuj–Pune Express
  4. Pune–Jodhpur Express
  5. Pune–Ernakulam Express (via Panvel)
  6. Pune–Jaipur Superfast Express
  7. Pune–Bhusaval Express (via Nasik Road)
  8. Mumbai CST–Chennai Express
  9. Mumbai–Chennai Mail
  10. Latur–Mumbai Express
  11. Mumbai CSTSolapur Siddheshwar Express
  12. Hyderabad–Mumbai Express
  13. Mumbai–Hyderabad Hussainsagar Express
  14. Dadar–Chennai Egmore Express
  15. Mumbai–Bhubaneswar Konark Express
  16. Kanyakumari–Mumbai Express
  17. Mumbai–Bangalore Udyan Express
  18. Dadar Central–Puducherry Chalukya Express
  19. Dadar Central–Tirunelveli Chalukya Express
  20. DadarMysore Sharavati Express
  21. Rajkot–Secunderabad Express
  22. Rajkot–Coimbatore Express
  23. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Coimbatore Express
  24. Jodhpur–Bangalore Express
  25. Ajmer–Bangalore City Garib Nawaz Express
  26. Ajmer–Yeswanthpur Garib Nawaz Express
  27. Gandhidham–Bangalore City Express
  28. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Madurai Express
  29. Mumbai–Nagercoil Express
  30. Bhavnagar Terminus–Kakinada Port Express
  31. Mahalaxmi Express
  32. Mumbai–Machilipatnam Express
  33. Ahmedabad–CSMT Kolhapur Express
  34. Bhavnagar Terminus–Kakinada Port Express
  35. ahemdabad-pune duronto

Passengers

  1. Pune–Karjat Passenger
  2. Mumbai CST–Pandharpur Fast Passenger
  3. Mumbai CST–Bijapur Fast Passenger
  4. Mumbai CST–Sainagar Shirdi Fast Passenger

References

  1. ^ Nikita, Prasad (26 February 2020). "Tourists delight! Indian Railways Lonavala station redeveloped with selfie points, solar panels & more". The Financial Express. Financial Express. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  2. ^ Nikita, Prasad (26 February 2020). "Tourists delight! Indian Railways Lonavala station redeveloped with selfie points, solar panels & more". The Financial Express. Financial Express. Retrieved 12 February 2021.

External links

  • Lonavla Station (wikimapia)
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