Earlier we looked at stations where train services no longer exist:
Here are some apparently full-fledged and manned stations where no passenger service exists in the timetables. There are various reasons why this could happen.
The examples in this post are certainly not an exhaustive list.
We start with this station in the middle of Jaipur:
This lies south of Jaipur Jn on the way to Sawai Madhopur. It was in the timetables up to the early 90s. Now it is an active station which has the main yard for storing rakes of long distance trains based in Jaipur. But it is not in the timetable.
Near Hyderabad we have:
Pagidapalli looks like a real station. And it is a junction where the line to Nalgonda and Nadikude branches off from the Hyderabad-Kazipet line. But no passenger service has ever existed since it was opened around 1990.
Closer to Hyderabad there is:
Hussain Sagar was a small junction mentioned in the timetables of the 1970s. Now the outlines of the platforms can be seen, but only the cabin still functions.
Dudhsagar was once in the timetable when it the Londa-Vasco section was MG. After conversion to BG a new platform was built as a viewing point. No passenger services are scheduled to stop at either, though unscheduled stops are common. Tourists make good use of these stops, even though leopards and other animals are known to roam the area.
No passenger train has scheduled stops at any point between Kulem and Castle Rock. Other stations on this section include this pair:
However, they have long sidings to cater to crossings of goods trains.
Sonaulim has somehow become Sonalium, which sounds like an exotic metal.
On the way from Kalyan to Igatpuri, the semi-stations of Thansit and Oombermali/Umbarmali have existed for decades but never appeared in timetables. Many trains (including EMUs going to Kasara) did stop there for technical purposes. Finally in 2018 they have become full stations:
The stations have been improved, including new signboards which greet the EMUs between CSTM and Kasara which now have scheduled stops.
Another station which had passenger services up to the 2000s was Singareni Collieries. It still has goods traffic. It is locally known as Yellandu station and is marked thus on Google Maps, although railway documents still mention the former station with code SYI. (These are screenshots from videos of news reports on Telugu channels).
One more is Hubballi South:
As you can see, the sign has recently been repainted as the name was changed from Hubli South. But no passenger train has been scheduled there for years.
Chakrakhwal is between Udhampur and Katra. Most trains stop there for crossing purposes in the middle of a single line section of 25 km. But these stoppages are not listed in the timetable.
This is in an unpopulated area. The station was located here as it was in the only flat area of a suitable length between the two stations.
Finally, a near miss. This oddly-named cabin serves as an important junction near Salem, where the line to Bengaluru (besides Mettur Dam) takes off from the Coimbatore-Chennai route.
For a short period in 2017-18 one passenger train stopped at Magnesite Jn in one direction. Now that has vanished from the timetable.
Our last stop is at Kanpur, with a tangled web of stations:
We know Kanpur Central and perhaps Kanpur Anwarganj. But many residents of Kanpur have never seen the original Cawnpore which was built in the 1850s and served as the main station until around 1930, when Kanpur Central was built on the way to Lucknow. A loop line then connected Kanpur Central to the old line. The old Kanpur station (at the bottom of the map) saw no more passenger traffic, although goods trains continued to pass it:
It can be easily visited, but you will have to approach by road.