Igatpuri railway station

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Igatpuri
इगतपुरी
Station
Igatpuri Station.JPG
Location Igatpuri, Dist.Nashik PIN-422403
India
Coordinates 19°41′41″N 73°33′44″E / 19.6946°N 73.5622°E / 19.6946; 73.5622Coordinates: 19°41′41″N 73°33′44″E / 19.6946°N 73.5622°E / 19.6946; 73.5622
Elevation 599.4 metres (1,967 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Central Railway
Line(s) Bhusawal-Kalyan section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line, Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Platforms 4
Construction
Structure type Standard, on ground
Parking Available
Other information
Station code IGP
Division(s) Bhusawal
History
Opened 1865
Electrified 1929
Previous names Great Indian Peninsula Railway
Location
Igatpuri railway station is located in Maharashtra
Igatpuri railway station
Igatpuri railway station
Location in Maharashtra

Igatpuri railway station serves Igatpuri in Nashik district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It stands at the head of Thull Ghat.

It is a loco change-over point for trains moving out of Mumbai as well as trains entering Mumbai. The trains moving out of Mumbai usually change their locomotives to WAP 4 or WAP 7 or WAM 4 as the case may be. The trains entering Mumbai usually change their locomotives to WCAM-3. The station is famous for its Wada Pav and Idli.

Igatpuri Station roof

History[edit]

The first train in India travelled from Mumbai to Thane on 16 April 1853. By May, 1854, Great Indian Peninsula Railway's Mumbai-Thane line was extended to Kalyan. Bhusawal was set up in 1860, but the service started in the mid-1860s. Service up to Igatpuri was started in 1865.[1][2]

Electrification[edit]

The Kalyan-Igatpuri section was electrified with 1.5 kV DC overhead system in 1929.[3]Subsequent electrification with 25 kV AC overhead system in the Igatpuri-Manmad sector, with AC/DC change over at Igatpuri, was carried out in 1967-69.[4]The change over of the Mumbai area from DC to AC is in an advanced stage.[5]

Busy station[edit]

130 trains (excluding Summer Special Trains) pass through Igatpuri (which also includes weeklies and biweeklies, etc.) [6]

Electric trip sheds[edit]

Igatpuri has electric trip sheds, with separate sheds for AC locos and AC/DC locos.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832 - 1865). "IR History: Early Days – I". IFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  2. ^ "Historical Milestones". Central Railway. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Electric Traction I". History of Electrification. IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  5. ^ "Mumbai Area Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  6. ^ "Igatpuri Departures at IndiaRailInfo". IRI. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  7. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
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