Tundla Junction railway station

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Tundla
Indian Railway Station
Tundla Junction.jpg
Station statistics
Address Junction Point, Tundla, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates 27°12′28″N 78°14′01″E / 27.2077°N 78.2336°E / 27.2077; 78.2336Coordinates: 27°12′28″N 78°14′01″E / 27.2077°N 78.2336°E / 27.2077; 78.2336
Elevation 166.878 metres (547.50 ft)
Line(s) Kanpur–Delhi section of Howrah–Delhi main line and Howrah–Gaya–Delhi line
Structure type Standard on ground
Platforms 5
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1866
Station code TDL
Division(s) Allahabad
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator North Central Railway
Station status Functioning
Formerly East Indian Railway Company
Location
Tundla railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Tundla railway station
Tundla railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh

Tundla Junction is an important rail head in Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the DelhiKanpur main line. It is located just 25 km from Agra City. Tundla is a technical halt for changing drivers and guards for almost all trains the New Delhi–Mughalsarai / Lucknow sections. The station was built by the Britishers and still remains essentially unchanged. The railway station is a site in itself and takes one back to pre Independence era.

Importance[edit]

Tundla Junction is very important rail head for people of Agra and also tourists providing connectivity to the east of the country i.e. Kolkata, Guwahati, Patna etc.

History[edit]

  • 1972 Electrification from Howrah reaches.
  • Dec. 29, 2002: Konkan Railway conducts a trial run of the Madgaon–Roha Express at 150 km/h (briefly touching 165 km/h at times) using a WDP-4 loco. Also in December (confirmation needed) NR is said to have run trials with a WDP-4 hauling at train at up to 180 km/h on the Ghaziabad–Tundla section.
  • Dec. 13–21, 2003 : Trials with weak field arrangement for MEMUs on the Tundla–Kanpur section of NCR. With a 'dense crush load' and stopping at all stations, a 4-car MEMU rake could decrease its total running time by 7% with a max. speed of 90 km/h and 10% with a max. speed of 100 km/h on the 228 km section, because of the improved acceleration.

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