Delhi–Moradabad line

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Delhi–Moradabad line
including Gajraula-Najibabad branch line
Overview
Status Operational
Locale Uttar Pradesh
Termini Old Delhi
Moradabad
Operation
Opened 1900
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) Northern Railway
Technical
Track length New Delhi-Moradabad: 167 km (104 mi)
Gajraula-Najibabad: 107 km (66 mi)
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge
Highest elevation New Delhi 239 m (784 ft), Moradabad 201 m (659 ft)

The Delhi–Moradabad line is a railway line connecting Delhi and Moradabad the latter in the Indian state of the Uttar Pradesh. The Gajraula-Najibabad branch line is included in this line. The line is under the administrative jurisdiction of Northern Railway.

History[edit]

The Ghaziabad-Moradabad link was established by Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway in 1900.[1]

Electrification[edit]

The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Hapur-Moradabad line, as of 19 January 2016, is a fully electrified double line. The Gajraula-Najibabad branch line is still a single line with diesel traction only.

Loco shed[edit]

Ghaziabad electric loco shed serves the Delhi area. It housed 47 WAP-1 locos in 2008. It also has WAM-4, WAP-4, WAP-5, WAP-7 and WAG-5HA locos.[2]

Since this stretch is now electrified, this stretch would start seeing electric locomotives mostly.

Passenger movement[edit]

Moradabad is the only station on this line, which is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[3] But this station has not any originating Mail/express train.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway" (PDF). Management E-books6. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.