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Ghaziabad Junction railway station

Coordinates: 28°39′02″N 77°25′54″E / 28.6505°N 77.4318°E / 28.6505; 77.4318
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Ghaziabad Junction
Indian Railway and Delhi Suburban Railway station
Ghaziabad Junction railway station Platform 1.
General information
LocationStation Road, Guru Govind Singh Marg, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates28°39′02″N 77°25′54″E / 28.6505°N 77.4318°E / 28.6505; 77.4318
Elevation217.00 metres (711.94 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Kanpur–Delhi section
Delhi–Meerut–Saharanpur line
Delhi–Moradabad line
Platforms6
Tracks13
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeGZB
Division(s) Delhi
History
Opened1865–66
Electrified1971–72
Previous namesEast Indian Railway Company
Passengers
46,00,0005,00,000
Services
Preceding station Indian Railways Following station
Chipyana Buzurg
towards ?
Northern Railway zone Sahibabad
towards ?
Terminus Northern Railway zone Mahrauli
towards ?
Northern Railway zone New Ghaziabad
towards ?
Location
Ghaziabad railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Ghaziabad railway station
Ghaziabad railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Map
Interactive map

Ghaziabad Junction railway station (station code:- GZB) is on the Kanpur–Delhi section of Howrah–Delhi main line, Howrah–Gaya–Delhi line,New Delhi - Meerut - Saharanpur line and New Delhi–Bareilly–Lucknow line. It is located in Ghaziabad district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It serves Ghaziabad.

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History

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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.[citation needed]

The Scinde, Punjab & Delhi Railway completed the 483-kilometre-long (300 mi) Amritsar–Ambala–Saharanpur–Ghaziabad line in 1870 connecting Multan (now in Pakistan) with Delhi.[2]

The Ghaziabad–Moradabad link was established by Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway in 1900.[3]

Electrification

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The Tundla–Aligarh–Ghaziabad sector was electrified in 1975–76, and the Ghaziabad–Nizamuddin–New Delhi–Delhi sector in 1976–77,[4]

The 140-kilometre long (87 mi) Ghaziabad–Moradabad line was completely electrified in January 2016. The Ghaziabad–Meerut–Muzaffarnagar–Saharanpur–Roorkee–Haridwar line is also open to electric trains with effect from March 2016.

Local electric trains

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Local electric trains are available regularly from Ghaziabad for stations in the National Capital Region. Distance: New Delhi (26 km), Old Delhi (20 km), Hazrat Nizamuddin (23 km), Anand Vihar Terminal (13 km).[5]

List of local trains

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Local trains which run on a regular interval are EMUs, MEMUs, Passengers. Local trains start in the early morning and run till midnight.

Amenities

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Amenities for passengers at Ghaziabad include: waiting rooms, escalators, water coolers, automated teller machines, pure vegetarian restaurants, refreshment rooms, book stall, computerized reservation office, and telephone booths.[5]

Electric Loco Shed

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The Ghaziabad electric locomotive shed serves the Delhi area. It houses and maintains India's fastest locomotives which are mostly used in the Rajdhani, the Shatabdi and the Duronto Expresses. It stores 3 phase locomotives like WAP-5 & WAP-7 locomotives.

It is currently holds 100+ WAP-5 locomotives and 150+ WAP-7 locomotives.

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References

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  1. ^ "IR History: Early History (1832–1869)". IRFCA. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870–1899)". Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  3. ^ "The Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway" (PDF). Management E-books6. Retrieved 28 June 2013.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Ghaziabad". Make my trip. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
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