Indian Railways has 7,112 stations over a route of 65,808 km used by passenger,Goods wagons and freight traffic. Almost all railway stations of India have some form of platform alongside rail tracks for the passengers to get on board, eight of the Indian Railway platforms are longest in the world.
Gorakhpur Junction railway station has the world’s longest railway platform with total length of 1,366.33 m (4,483 ft). Gorakhpur station is also among the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railways.
Kollam Junction railway station is one of the oldest railway stations in Kerala and second longest railway platform is India with a length of 1,180.5 m (3,873 ft). The Kollam station is one of the first 100 railway stations in India to provide high-speed Wi-Fi services.
Kharagpur Junction railway station has the world’s third longest railway platform with a length of 1,072.5 metres (3,519 ft). It is one of the fifty highest railway reservation in India and till 2013 Kharagpur was the longest platform in the world.
Railway Station of Bilaspur has the fourth longest railway platform in India and fifth in the world with total length of 802 m (2,631 ft). It is headquarters of South East Central Railway in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
Jhansi Junction railway station is one of the busiest and largest railway stations in the city of Jhansi,Uttar Pradesh. The station has a total length of 770 m (2,526 ft) and also features a restaurant, air-conditioned rooms and tourist information offices.
Sonpur Junction railway station has the 10th longest railway Platform in the world with total length of 738 m (2,421 ft). There are 6 platforms at Sonpur Junction and also the city will have India’s longest road-cum-rail bridge called Ganga Rail-Road Bridge.
Nabadwip Dham Station has 3 Railway Stations and one of them has the longest Railway Platform with the total length of 720 m (2,362 ft). Nabadwip Dham Railway Station is located 105 km from Howrah on the Bandel-Katwa Branch Line and has very good railway communication with the state of Assam,Bihar,Orissa and Kolkata.