Station Code Oddities

Introduction

Many railway stations in India have station codes that are not obviously connected to the names of the stations as they are today. In many cases, the strange codes arise from changes in the spelling of the towns or cities. Below is a list of many of the non-obvious station codes.

Also see Ajai Banerji's article on station renaming.

CodeStationOrigin of code
AWYAluvaAlwaye
BCTMumbai CentralBombay
BCYVaranasi CityBenares
BDB VrindavanBrindaban
BDJVadakaraBadagara
BDLVindhyachalBindhachal
BHSVidishaBhilsa
BLValsadBulsar
BRCVadodaraBaroda
BSBVaranasi JnBenares Cantt
BSRVasai RoadBassein Road
BWNBarddhamanBurdwan
BWTBangarapetBowringpet
BZAVijayawadaBezwada
CANKannurCannanore
CAPEKanniyakumariCape Comorin (alternative name)
CBYKhambhatCambay
CCTKakinada TownCocanada
CGKahalgaonColgong
CHESrikakulam RoadChicacole Road
CJKanchipuramConjeevaram
CLAKurlaCoorla
CLNKollidamColeroon
CLTKozhikodeCalicut
CNBKanpur CentralCawnpore
COAKakinada PortCocanada
CORChittaurgarhChitorgarh
CPAKanpur AnwarganjCawnpore
CPBKanpur BridgeCawnpore
CPJKaptanganjCaptanganj
DCMagudan ChavadiMcDonald's Choultry
DHIDhuleDhulia
DHODhaulpurDholpur
DNCDhoneDronachellam
DSBSadar BazarIn Delhi area
EEEluruEllore
ELPAchalpurEllichpur
ERNErnakulam TownErnakulam North
ERSErnakulam JnErnakulam South
FLPhuleraFulera
FUTFatuhaFutwah
GOCPonmalaiGolden Rock
JABYamuna BridgeJumna Bridge
JSBYamuna South BankJumna South Bank
JUCJalandhar CityJullundur
KMTKhammamKhammamett
KPKIQasimpur KheriKashimpur Kheri
MASChennai CentralMadras
MCPKChepaukIn Madras area
MCPTChintradipetIn Madras area
MLHSLighthouseIn Madras area
MMRManmadMunmar
MPKParkMadras
MPKTPark TownIn Madras area
MSChennai EgmoreMadras
MSBChennai BeachMadras
MSCChetpatMadras
MSFChennai FortMadras
MTCNTiruvellikeniIn Madras area
MVMayiladuthuraiMayavaram
ONUnnaoOnao
OYRWariaOyaria
PGTPalakkad JnPalghat
PGTNPalakkad TownPalghat
PNBEPatna JnBankipore
POParangipettaiPorto Novo
PTCKodikkaraiPoint Calimere
QLNKollamQuilon
QRPKila RaipurQila Raipur
RMDRamanathapuramRamnad
SCTSengottaiShencottah
SEBSon NagarSone East Bank
SRTLCherthalaShertalai
SVSiwanSavan
TCRThrisssurTrichur
TNAThaneThana
TQBTarangambadiTranquebar
UBCAmbala CityUmballa
UMBAmbala CanttUmballa
VNMOntimittaVontimitta
VTKVallattol NagarVettikatiri
YLMElamanchiliYellamanchili
YPErrupalemYerrupalem
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