Aligarh Junction railway station

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Aligarh Junction
अलीगढ़ जंक्शन
Express train and Passenger train station
Aligarhjunctionpic.jpg
Aligarh Junction Station
Location NH 91, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates 27°53′21.48″N 78°4′26.76″E / 27.8893000°N 78.0741000°E / 27.8893000; 78.0741000Coordinates: 27°53′21.48″N 78°4′26.76″E / 27.8893000°N 78.0741000°E / 27.8893000; 78.0741000
Elevation 193 metres (633 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by North Central Railway zone
Line(s) Kanpur-Delhi section of Howrah-Delhi main line, Aligarh-Bareily branch line and Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line
Platforms 7
Tracks 7
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code ALJN
Division(s) Allahabad
History
Opened 1865-66
Electrified 1975-76
Previous names East Indian Railway Company
Traffic
Passengers 204,000 daily
Location
"Aligarh" railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
"Aligarh" railway station
"Aligarh" railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh Junction railway station is an 'A' class junction station on the Kanpur-Delhi section of Howrah-Delhi main line and Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line. It is located in Aligarh district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It serves Aligarh.

History[edit]

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

The Bareilly–Moradabad Chord via Rampur, with a branch line to Aligarh, was built by Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway in 1894.[2][3]

Electrification[edit]

The Tundla–Aligarh–Ghaziabad and Aligarh–Harduaganj sectors were electirified in 1975-76.[4]

Infrastructure[edit]

There are 7 platforms with 2 foot-over bridges. It also has 2 double-bedded non-AC retiring rooms.[5]

Accident[edit]

Five people were killed and many others injured in an accident at Aligarh railway station on Sunday evening (19 June 2011). The accident took place when a goods train was passing a crowded platform. According to officials, a brake lever snapped from the train and the wheel ploughed into passengers waiting at the platform. There were many people waiting for the Delhi-Tundla passenger train on the platform. The hand brake and the connecting rod had come loose and the protruding object turned deadly for the victims. While two people died on the spot, three others succumbed to their injuries in hospital. At least six other injured people were admitted to Aligarh Muslim University Medical College Hospital.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IR History: Early History (1832-1869)". IRFCA. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway". fibis. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway" (PDF). Management E-books6. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "North Central Railway: Retiring Room Facilities". Trains Enquiry. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Five Killed in Freak Train Accident at Aligarh railway station". Indiatoday. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
North Central Railway zone
Terminus North Central Railway zone
Aligarh-Moradabad branch line