Long and short names of stations in India

Most readers will know the identity of the stations with the longest and shortest names in India.

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We take a look at some other long names, after the undisputed leader;


Here are some others. They are from both North and South:

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KolhapurNP MurailNPA Shivrampally

This category involves initials, which would make a long name if spelt in full:


This one is not that long, but may be the most difficult to pronounce by non locals:


As for the shortest names, there are two with two letters. One is well known, the other is not so well known though it is odd:


The person seen in the “odd” sign is Vimlesh Chandra, a railway engineer who has collected a vast number of pictures of stations and other items of railway interest.

There are several other stations with 3-letter names:



And this one used to have 3 letters, which was changed to 4 letters for obvious reasons:


This listing is not intended to be comprehensive, but does include the longest name (Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta) and the shortest names (Ib and Od).

Also see this for a global viewpoint: