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Madgaon Railway Station

Madgaon Railway Station (MAO) is an important railway junction in South Goa jurisdiction. A foremost station on the Southwestern Indian Railways Network, the junction lies in the Karwar railway section. Being a railway junction, the railway station is well-connected to the major cities of India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Agra, and Chennai and so on.

Due to its good connectivity, most travelers coming to Goa via train either get down at Madgaon Railway Station or Vasco Da Gama. Usually, tourists planning on focusing the southern portions of Goa prefer to get down at Madgaon. From the railway station, vacationers can book a cab or auto-rickshaws to reach their destination.

Keynotes on Madgaon Railway Station:

Address: Sanscar Society, Margao, Goa 403601

Station Code: MAO

Number of Platforms: 4

Parking Space: Available

Facilities Available: Free Wi-Fi, Canteen, Separate waiting rooms and washrooms for passengers, retiring rooms, order online food

Nearest city: Colva (3.20 miles/5.15 km)

Connectivity at the Madgaon Railway Junction             

Since Madgaon is an important railway junction of South Goa districts, the place experiences a good road and rail connectivity to major Indian cities. Apart from the Indian metropolitan cities - New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai – several other Indian cities are directly or indirectly connected to Madgoan.

Some important Indian trains pass through Madgaon Railway Station. They are 

1. Rajdhani Express - Madgaon Rajdhani and Trivandrum Rajdhani

2. Mangala Lakshadweep Express

3. Goa Express

4. Vasco Chennai Express

5. Kerala Sampark Kranti

6. Deccan Odyssey

List of trains passing to Madgaon Railway Station from:

1. Mumbai

• Name of the train: Tejas Express (22119)

Departs on: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Classes: AC Chair Car (CC), Executive Chair Car (EC)

A semi-high speed air-conditioned train and has onboard catering and vending machines. The train would cover the entire distance in approximately eight hours. The ticket prices are subjected to change but on the average.

• Name of the train: Jan Shatabdi Express (12051)

Departs on all days

Classes: Executive Chair Car (EC), AC Chair Car (CC), Second Sitting (2S)

Superfast trains from Dadar Railway Station and end the trip at Madgaon Railway Station. The entire leg of the journey is covered in almost eight hours.

• Name of the train: KCVL Garib Rath(12201)

Departs on Monday and Friday

Classes: AC Chair Car (CC), AC 3 tier (3A)

Air-conditioned train between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Kurla to Madgaon. The entire journey would commence in nine hours and twenty minutes.

• Name of the train: Trivandrum Rajdhani (12432)

Departs on: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Classes: AC First Class (1A), AC 2 tier (2A) AC 3 tier (3A)

2. Delhi

• Name of the train: Dehradun Kochuveli Superfast Express (22660)

Departs on: Monday

Classes: AC 2 tier (2A) AC 3 tier (3A), Sleeper (SL)

Board the train from Hazarat Nizamuddin Station, Delhi to Madgaon. The entire trip would commence in thirty hours.

• Name of the train: Goa Sampark K Express (12450)

Departs on: Monday & Saturday

Classes: AC First Class (1A), AC 2 tier (2A) AC 3 tier (3A), Sleeper (SL)

Board the train from the New Delhi station and get down at Madgaon Railway Station. The entire trip would take around thirty-three hours.

3.  Kolkata

• Name of the train: Amaravathi Express (18047)

Departs on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Classes: AC 2 tier (2A) AC 3 tier (3A), Sleeper (SL)

Board the train from the Howrah Junction and get down at Madgaon. The entire trip would take around close to forty hours.

4. Chennai

• Name of the train: Mas Vasco Exp (17311)

Departs on: Friday only

Classes: AC 2 tier (2A) AC 3 tier (3A), Sleeper (SL)

Board the train at Chennai Central Railway Station and get down at Madgaon. The trip would commence in twenty hours.

Facilities Available at the Madgaon Railway Station

1. Free Wi-Fi 

Under the initiative of the Indian Government, several railway stations in India including the Madgaon railway junction has been equipped with free Wi-Fi. 

2. Canteen

The canteen at the Madgaon Railway Station serves Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Apart from the railway canteen, there are several other small food carts available on the station platform. Visitors can buy small snacks from these outlets.

3. Separate Waiting Rooms

For the comfort of the passengers, there are separate waiting rooms for male and female travelers. Additionally, there are separate air-conditioned waiting rooms for guests traveling on AC class tickets.  

4. Retiring Rooms

For guests doing an overnight journey, they can book a retiring room. Overall, there are AC and non-AC rooms available at nominal fees. 

How to get to Madgaon Railway Station?

To reach Madgaon Railway Station, you can either hire an app-based cab or auto-rickshaw. The trip fare would depend on the distance covered.

Overall, Madgaon is an important railway junction and is well-connected to the almost entire country through the network of direct or indirect trains.

Further Reading:

Goa Bus – Easy Guide for Road Travel in Goa