Abu Road railway station

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Abu Road
Indian Railway Station
Abu Road railway station, platform 2.jpg
Abu Road railway station
LocationAbu Road, Sirohi district, Rajasthan
Coordinates24°28′51″N 72°47′07″E / 24.4807°N 72.7854°E / 24.4807; 72.7854Coordinates: 24°28′51″N 72°47′07″E / 24.4807°N 72.7854°E / 24.4807; 72.7854
Elevation262.430 metres (860.99 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorth Western Railway
Line(s)Jaipur-Ahmedabad line
Tracks1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Structure typeStandard on ground
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
Station codeABR
Division(s) Ajmer
Abu Road is located in Rajasthan
Abu Road
Abu Road
Location within Rajasthan

Abu Road railway station is located in Sirohi district in the Indian state of Rajasthan . It serves Abu Road and is gateway to the popular hill station at Mount Abu.

The railway station[edit]

Abu Road railway station is at an elevation of 262.430 metres (860.99 ft) and is assigned the code – ABR.[1]


Rajputana State Railway opened the Delhi-Bandikui 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge line in 1874, extended it to Ajmer in 1875 and to Ahmedabad in 1881.[2] The Delhi-Ajmer metre gauge line was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge in 1994. The Ahmedabad-Ajmer sector was fully converted to broad gauge in 1997 – parts of it were converted earlier.[3]


Diesel shed[edit]

WDM 2A loco at Abu Road railway station

The railway's diesel shed located here provides employment to a large number of people and holds an important place in town's economy. The Diesel Shed at Abu Road was commissioned by Indian Railways as a metre gauge shed on 26 October 1966.[4] It was then the largest MG shed of Western Railway with holdings of 112 locomotives. With broad gauge conversion, the shed was converted to a BG shed with holdings of 60 locomotives. There are 68 supervisors and 570 workers in the shed.[citation needed]. It is only Diesel shed in Ajmer division and 2nd in North Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways.

A diesel training center is located at the shed that conducts promotional, refresher and special courses for locomotive running staff as well as formal training of shed maintenance staff.


  1. ^ "Arrivals at Abu Road". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ "IR History: Part V (1970-1995)". IRFCA. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 26 April 2014.

External links[edit]

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