Railway Station is the main railway station of Ahmedabad, Gujarat
. It is also the biggest & busiest railway station within Gujarat. It is second highest income generating division in Western Railways besides Mumbai Division. Before the partition of India, the Sind Mail used to travel to Hyderabad, Sindh via the Hyderabad - Mirpur Khas - Khokhrapar - Munabao - Barmer - Luni - Jodhpur - Pali - Marawar - Palanpur
- Ahmedabad route.
The main railway station of Ahmedabad, also referred to as the Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station or Kalupur
Railway Station, is the primary station of rail transport for the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, India and an important center of the Western Railways zone of the Indian Railways. Locally people refer to it as Kalupur Station (as it is situated in Kalupur area of the walled city).It serves trains that connect Ahmedabad to different parts of Gujarat, as well as major Indian cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad,Kochi and Indore.
The station has twelve platforms.There are an ample numbers of tea stalls, snack bars, medical shops and enquiry desks. The station also has one cybercafe which is run by Tata Indicom. The government is also considering making the station WiFi enabled. The station is undergoing large-scale automation to make it a technologically advanced station, and new ATM outlets from ICICI Bank, Canara Bank, Union Bank of India, Dena Bank other major banks has been installed. RailTel plans to open Cyber Cafe in Ahmedabad Station.
Ahmedabad Railway station has launched hand push luggage trolley service at Ahmedabad railway station. Such trolleys are always available at airports, but for railway station, it is a new initiative. The railway will initially charge Rs 5 per luggage trolley from commuters. As of now, the service is available only for platform no.1, but after new elevators and escalators become functional by the end of this year, the trolley service will be introduced at all platform of Ahmedabad railway station.
According to divisional railway manager of Ahmedabad Shri Ashok Garud, the initiative has been taken following a guideline from the Western railway headquarter. The facility would be launched in Rajkot
railway stations too in future.Also launched in May 2010 was a golf car service for senior citizens and physically challenged persons.