Ghaziabad railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ghaziabad
Indian Railway Junction Station
Ghaziabad railway stationboard.jpg
Station statistics
Address Station Road, Daulatpura, 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)
Line(s) Kanpur-Delhi section
Delhi-Meerut-Saharanpur line
Delhi-Moradabad line
Structure type Standard on ground
Platforms 6
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1865-66
Electrified 1971-72
Station code GZB
Division(s) Delhi
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator Northern Railway
Station status Functioning
Formerly East Indian Railway Company
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 and Howrah-Gaya-Delhi 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]

The 254 km (158 mi) long Khurja-Meerut-Saharanpur line, including Ghaziabad-Meerut link was under electrification in 2010-11, with 142 km still to be completed.[6]

Local electric trains[edit]

Local electric trains are available regulalrly from Ghaziabad for stations in the National Capital Region. Distance: New Delhi railway station 27.5 km, Old Delhi railway station (25.1 km), Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station (28.9 km), Anand Vihar (18.0 km).[7]

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". Management E-books6. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "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]

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Northern Railway zone
Terminus Northern Railway zone
Terminus Northern Railway zone