Here’s The Difference Between A Junction, Terminus & Central On Railway Boards?

Traveling is indeed a wonderful experience. We travel to many places in our lifetime. These travels help us in a  lot of ways- it exposes us to new people, cultures and provides different insights into the world.

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While we are talking about traveling then how can we ever forget the overcrowded railway stations? Railway stations are very popular in Mumbai as people could travel to other places only through local trains. Delhi is also a hub of railway travel.

We can witness the mobbed railways and its filthy conditions. The chaos there is infuriating and makes us feel that we are heading towards a world unexplored by us. And while roaming ignorantly at these railway stations, we often come across some sign boards.

These sign boards have some random texts mentioning a Junction, Central and a Terminus. For example: Mumbai Central and Varanasi Junction.

Have you ever wondered what does these railway boards indicate? Here’s the answer.

1. Terminus/ Terminal Station Railway Board

A terminus railway board indicate that a train can leave or enter the station in only one direction. Like a one way.

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2. Central Station Railway Board

Generally the most oldest station is named as Central. The central station is often the most crowded and important stations of the city It ahas multiple sub stations under it. There are only 5 Central stations in India namely, Kanpur Central (CNB), Mangalore Central (MAQ), Mumbai Central (BCT), Trivandrum Central (TVC), Chennai Central (MAS).

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3. Junction Station Railway Board

Junction is directly opposite of a Teminal station. If a station has three different routes connected to it then it is called a Junction. Therefore this particular station has more than two different routes to leave and enter the station.

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Every then and now, we get to hear that the conditions of railway stations and trains will improve. However, there are hardly any improvements done. We hope that things change for better soon!

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