18 Interesting Facts about Indian Railways

RRB exam is getting closer, so today I am sharing important FAQs about Indian Railways. This article is really important from Railways RRB examination point of view.
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  1. India has the Second Largest Railway network in Asia after China and 4th Largest in the world.
  2. Indian Railway Started in 1853 (April) : From Mumbai to Thane
  3. Longest Railway Station Platform of the World : Gorakhpur (UP)
  4. Longest Railway Bridge Above Water in India : Vikramshila Setu (River Ganges)
  5. Longest Railway Zone in India : Northern Railway
  6. Longest (Maximum) Distance Travelling Train : Vivek Express (from Dibrgarh, Assam to Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu)
  7. World’s Longest Railway Route : Trans Siberian Railway (From Leningrad to Vladivostok)
  8. World’s Fastest Train : Japan’s Maglev Bullet train
  9. India’s Fastest Train : New Delhi – Bhopal Shatabdi Express
  10. First Metro Train of the World : London
  11. First Metro Train in India: Kolkata
  12. First Electric Train of India : Deccan Queen (between Bombay and Pune)
  13. Konkan Railway extends from Roha, (Maharashtra) to Madgaon (Goa)
  14. Konkan Railway passes from Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala
  15. In India 8 Cities have Metro Trains till January 2016
  16. Indian Railway Board was established in 1905
  17. Indian Railway was Nationalized in 1950
  18. Total Number of Railway Zones in India : 17 (list enclosed)

Railway Zone
Headquarters
Northern
Delhi
North Eastern
Gorakhpur
Northeast Frontier
Guwahati
Eastern
Kolkata
South Eastern
Kolkata
South Central
Secunderabad
Southern
Chennai
Central
Mumbai
Western
Mumbai
South Western
Hubli
North Western
Jaipur
West Central
Jabalpur
North Central
Allahabad
South East Central
Bilaspur
East Coast
Bhubneswar
East Central
Hajipur
Kolkata Metro
Kolkata

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