Patna city has its own historical significance and it is well connected to the rest part of the country. It has its own ancient art and culture and golden heritage. There are many historical and tourist places situated in the Patna city, which attracts numbers of tourists annually.
Patna Junction is the main railway station of the city, which is well connected to all parts of the country with rail network. It is the major railway station between N. Delhi and Kolkata, the two metropolitan cities of the country and hence sufficient number of trains crosses from Patna railway Junction.
The main railway line was opened in 1862 and since then it has gone through many changes and renovations. Today Patna Junction served a number of express and super fast trains from all over the country including Rajdhani express trains.
There are two important railway lines meets here and so it plays crucial role for the providing facilities to the passengers. The western zone railway connects Patna junction railway station with Digha Ghat where as Eastern zone connects Patna City railway station with Patna Ghat.
'Patna Junction' is fully equipped with latest technologies and modern facilities for the convenience of passengers. There are 10 platforms in Patna Junctions and all are connected with foot over bridge so that passengers can move easily from one platform to other.
Now construction of India's longest road-cum-rail bridge is underway on the river Ganga that will connect Patna junction to Pahleja Ghat. It is expected that the project will be complete at the end of 2012 and after its completion; it will be the longest rail-cum-road bridge of India.