Meerut City railway station

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Meerut City Junction
Indian Railway Station
Junction Station
Meerut City Junction.jpg
Location India
Coordinates28°58′43″N 77°40′32″E / 28.9787°N 77.6755°E / 28.9787; 77.6755Coordinates: 28°58′43″N 77°40′32″E / 28.9787°N 77.6755°E / 28.9787; 77.6755
Elevation224.340 metres (736.02 ft)
Owned byNorthern Railway zone of the Indian Railways
Line(s)Delhi–Meerut–Saharanpur line
Meerut-Bulandshahr-Khurja line
Platforms6 (1A, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
Tracks13
Bus standsCity Bus (Local) Public Transit
Construction
ParkingAvailable
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeMTC
Zone(s) Northern Railway
Division(s) Delhi
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Delhi–Meerut–Saharanpur line
Meerut-Bulandshahr-Khurja lineTerminus
Location
Meerut City railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Meerut City railway station
Meerut City railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Delhi–Meerut–Saharanpur line
181 Saharanpur Junction
on Moradabad-Ambala line
174 Tapri
to Delhi-Shamli-Saharanpur line
164 Nangal
156 Talheri Buzurg
147 Deoband
135 Rohana Kalan
State Highway 59
128 Bamanheri
123 Muzaffarnagar
State Highway 58
118 Jaraudanara
110 Mansurpur
Miranpur-Khatauli Road
101 Khatauli
State Highway 58
91 Shakoti Tanda
83 Daurala
76 Pabli Khas
Meerut Bypass Road
NH 58
72 Meerut Cantt
67 / 0 Meerut City
9 Nurnagar
11 Chandsara
18 Kharkhauda
23 Kalli
Hapur Road
to Delhi –Moradabad line
30 Hapur Junction
to Delhi –Moradabad line
39 Hafizpur
49 Gulaothi
54 Chhaprawat
59 Baral
68 Numaishgarh (halt)
71 Bulandshahr
78 Maman
NH 91
87 Khurja City
Khurja Junction
in Kanpur-Delhi section
61 Partapur
State Highway 119
56 Mohiuddinpur
48 Modinagar
Upper Ganga Canal
38 Muradnagar
33 Duhai (Halt)
30 Guldhar
26 New Ghaziabad
to Delhi-Kalka line
to Delhi-Shamli-Saharanpur line
to Delhi-Fazilka line
0 Delhi Junction
6 Delhi Shahdara]
9 Vivek Vihar
Uttar Pradesh-Delhi border
13 Sahibabad Junction
20 Ghaziabad
23 New Delhi
24 Shivaji Bridge
26 Tilak Bridge
Chander Nagar
28 Pragati Maidan
Anand Vihar Terminal
30 Hazrat Nizamuddin
NH2
to Delhi-Moradabad line
to Agra Chord
to Kanpur-Delhi section

Source: Google maps
54505 Delhi-Ambala Passenger
54402 Meerut-Khurja Passenger


Meerut City, or Meerut City Junction, is the main railway station in the city of Meerut. It is a junction of Meerut-Bulandshahr-Khurja line and Delhi-Meerut-Saharanpur line. Double lining of Meerut-Saharanpur section is on full swing.

It lies on the Northern Railway zone of India under Delhi division.[1]

History[edit]

This station was established by British India government in 1911. It lies on the Delhi to Haridwar/Dehradun line.

Lines and Routes[edit]

It is a junction of Meerut-Bulandshahr-Khurja lines (93 km) that goes via Hapur Jn and connect to Kolkata-Delhi line, and Delhi-Meerut-Saharanpur line. Delhi to Meerut City is double-line and electrified while Meerut-Saharanpur section is single-electrified line.[2] Doubling of Meerut-Saharanpur section is on full swing.[3]

A 63 km (39 mi) rail link from Meerut to Bijnor is proposed to connect the two cities. Survey has been done and line is to be laid from Daurala station in Meerut to Bijnor. The cities which are expected to be included in the route are Daurala, Mawana, Hastinapur, Bahsuma and Daranagar.[4]

Trains[edit]

A total of 78 trains halt at Meerut City Jn railway station.[5] 8 trains originate from and terminate at Meerut City.[5] Sangam Express, Nauchandi Express, Rajya Rani Express are originating trains which goes to Allahabad via Bulandshahr-Aligarh-Kanpur, Allahabad via Bareilly-Lucknow and Bareilly-Lucknow respectively. Three Khruja-Meerut-Passenger trains shuttle between Meerut and Khurja and 1 train umbala passenger and Rewari passenger also originate from Meerut City. About 60 trains run up and down to Delhi, Mumbai, Madurai, Kochuvelli, Dehradun, Amritsar, Jammu Tawi, Okha, Bilaspur, Puri, Indore, Ujjain daily, biweekly or weekly.

After Meerut City, the second major railway station is Meerut Cantonment, located 4 km North.

Infrastructure[edit]

The station is equipped with route relay interlocking technology for managing tracks and signalling. The rail yard has 2 washing lines for maintenance or train rakes. It has also got a coach care facility with capacity of 2 coaches.

Station also has a dedicated cargo siding for freight loading and unloading. The siding has 3 zones: open siding for coal, cement, fertilizer etc, a petroleum terminal bay of BPCL and, a closed siding terminal for all other type of goods. The siding is located about 1.9 km East of the station.[6]

Amenities[edit]

City Railway station is a Class-A railway station of Norther Railway. It is equipped with most public amenities like restaurants, waiting room, retiring room, police station, post office etc. The station is fully disabled friendly. Escalators and elevators are being installed for easing passenger movement between platform 1 and 2-3.[7] PNB and SBI ATMs are also available at station entrance.

Station premises also have a Railway Hospital for railway staff.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTC/Meerut City Junction Train Departure Timings". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Meerut-Saharanpur rail stretch goes electric - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  3. ^ "दिल्ली-सहारनपुर रेल लाइन होगी डबल - Amarujala". Amar Ujala. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Railways complete survey on proposed Bijnor-Meerut rail link - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b Shaikh, Azar S. "MTC/Meerut City Junction Station - 75 Train Departures NR/Northern Zone - Railway Enquiry". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  7. ^ "SHRI SURESH PRABHAKAR PRABHU DEDICATES THE NEWLY ELECTRIFIED GHAZIABAD-MEERUT-SAHARANPUR RAIL SECTION AND ALSO LAYS THE FOUNDATION STONE FOR PROVISION OF ESCALATOR & LIFTS AT MEERUT CITY STATION - Railway Enquiry". m.indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017.