Lucknow is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh as well as the second largest city in North India, after New Delhi.
As a city known for its delicious food and culture, Lucknow is also one of the transportation hubs in North India. It is well-connected with other major cities by air, road, and rail.
There are 14 railway stations in Lucknow. Lucknow Railway Station and Lucknow Junction Railway Station are the main stations serving this city.
Lucknow Railway Station is also called Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station (Lucknow NR Station). It is the largest and most important railway station in the city.
Built from 1914 to 1926, Lucknow Railway Station is a palatial architectural structure combining Mughal and Awadhi styles, and it is now considered to be one of the most beautiful railway stations in India.
Most of the important trains serving Lucknow stay at Lucknow Railway Station. Trains depart from Lucknow and run to other major cities including New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, and Jaipur.
An Indian Bus
Lucknow Metro Red Line (North-South Line) currently runs from Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station to Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport.
This metro line will be extended in the future, connecting Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station with Badshahnagar Railway Station.
Another line, Metro Blue Line (East-West Line), is under construction. It will start at Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station and end at Vasant Kunj.
There is a bus stand just beside Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station. Numerous bus routes extend from there. You can reach most important stops by taking a bus ride from this station.
Also known as Lucknow Junction NER, Lucknow Junction Railway Station is one the main stations and is just beside Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station.
The difference between the two is that Lucknow Junction NER is a terminus station for trains that go to Lucknow.
Lucknow Junction Railway Station is equipped with modern facilities including an international ticket office, a women’s waiting room, Wi-Fi, and purified water.
Charbagh Metro Station is just in front of Lucknow Junction Railway Station. You can take Metro Red Line (North-South Line) and Metro Blue Line (East-West Line) (under construction) to get there.
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