Ghaziabad railway station

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Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad railway stationboard.jpg
Location Station Road, Guru Govind Singh Marg, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
 India
Coordinates 28°39′02″N 77°25′54″E / 28.6505°N 77.4318°E / 28.6505; 77.4318Coordinates: 28°39′02″N 77°25′54″E / 28.6505°N 77.4318°E / 28.6505; 77.4318
Elevation 217.00 metres (711.94 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Northern Railway
Line(s) Kanpur-Delhi section
Delhi-Meerut-Saharanpur line
Delhi-Moradabad line
Platforms 6
Tracks 18
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code GZB
Division(s) Delhi
History
Opened 1865-66
Electrified 1971-72
Previous names East Indian Railway Company
Traffic
Passengers (46,00,000) 5,00,000
Location
Ghaziabad railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Ghaziabad railway station
Ghaziabad railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh

Ghaziabad railway station is on the Kanpur-Delhi section of Howrah-Delhi main line, Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line And New Delhi-Moradabad-Lucknow line. It is located in Ghaziabad district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It serves Ghaziabad.

History[edit]

Through trains started running on the East Indian Railway Company’s Howrah-Delhi line in 1866.[1]

The railway line between Meerut and Delhi was constructed in 1864.[2]

The Sind, Punjab and Delhi railway completed the 483-kilometre-long (300 mi) Amritsar–Ambala–Saharanpur–Ghaziabad line in 1870 connecting Multan (now in Pakistan) with Delhi.[3]

The Ghaziabad-Moradabad link was established by Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway in 1900.[4]

Ghaziabad Junction roof
An Old steam loco outside Ghaziabad Junction
Ghaziabad Junction

Electrification[edit]

The Tundla-Aligarh-Ghaziabad sector was electrified in 1975-76, and the Ghaziabad-Nizamuddin-New Delhi-Delhi sector in 1976-77,[5]

The 140 km (87 mi) long Ghaziabad-Moradabad line was taken up for electrification in 2010-11.[6]

Electrification of the Ghaziabad-Meerut City railway station section was completed in 2012.

Local electric trains[edit]

Local electric trains are available regulalrly from Ghaziabad for stations in the National Capital Region. Distance: New Delhi railway station 25  km, Old Delhi railway station (20  km), Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station (27  km), Anand Vihar (18.0 km).[7]

List Of Local Trains[edit]

Local trains which run on a reguler interwell are EMUs MEMUs Passengers Common Wealth Games EMUs( Daily run at 3:10 PM) Subway Surf MEMUs(Inspired from subway surfer game, Daily run at 12:35 PM)

Amenities[edit]

Amenities for passengers at Ghaziabad include:Waiting rooms, water coolers, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms, book stall, computerized reservation office, and telephone booths.[7]

Loco shed[edit]

Ghaziabad electric loco shed serves the Delhi area. It houses and maintains India's fastest locomotives which are mostly used in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto Expresses. It holds 47 WAP-1 locos as of 2008. It also has WAM-4, WAP-4, WAP-5, WAP-7 and WAG-5HA locos.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IR History: Early History (1832-1869)". IRFCA. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Meerut". Triposo. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870-1899)". Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway" (PDF). Management E-books6. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Railway Electrification". Railway Electrification Directorate. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Ghaziabad". Make my trip. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

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