|Light rail & Regional rail|
|Location||Near Railway Rest House, Hotgi-413215. Maharashtra|
|Elevation||473 metres (1,552 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian railways|
|Operated by||Central Railway zone|
|Line(s)||= Gadag - Hotgi line|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Zone(s)||Central Railway zone|
|Division(s)||Solapur Railway Division|
|Fare zone||Indian railways|
Hotgi railway station
In 1881 the Bombay Eastern Deccan Railway was under construction with William Michell the Engineer-in-Charge. This line immediately upon opening became the Bijapur Branch of the Southern Mahratta Railway.
The Southern Mahratta Railway (SMR) was founded in 1882 to construct a metre gauge(MG) railway between Hotgi and Gadag (opened to traffic in 1884), one of the "famine lines" set up with a guarantee.
Gadag-Hotgi Rail Doubling is sanctioned in the year 2014-15 Doubling for part length of this project, i.e. from Hotgi-Kudgi (134 km) is taken up under Customer Funding Model.For this purpose NTPC have deposited Rs.946 cr. with Railway. New Crossing station @ Kudgi with 4 lines for giving connectivity to NTPC was commissioned on 29.01.2017. Work is in progress in the section between Minchinal-Lachyan (42.5 km) is targeted for commissioning during 2017-18. 
The Hotgi-Gadag railway line was metre gauge and converted to broad gauge in stages. The conversion was finally completed in December 2008. Now Hotgi is connected to Hubli and Hospet by direct trains. Bangalore-Solapur train now runs via Bijapur and Hotgi.