North Western Railway zone

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North Western Railway
11-North Western Railway
Locale Rajasthan
Dates of operation 2002; 15 years ago (2002)
Predecessor Northern Railway zone
Track gauge Mixed
Headquarters Jaipur
Website NWR official website

The North Western Railway is one of the sixteen railway zones in India. It is headquartered at Jaipur.


It comprises four divisions: Jodhpur and reorganized Bikaner division of the erstwhile Northern Railway zone and reorganized Jaipur and Ajmer divisions of the erstwhile Western Railway zone. This zone came into existence on 1 October 2002.


This railway comprises a total of 578 stations covering a total of 5,449.29 kilometres (3,386.03 mi) out of which 2,575.03 kilometres (1,600.05 mi) are broad gauge and 2,874.23 kilometres (1,785.96 mi) are metre gauge.

Rail transport infrastructure[edit]

The operating diesel sheds of NWR are ABR (Abu Road) which holds WDM2's, WDM3's, WDG3A, WDG4's, and Bhagat Ki Kothi (BGKT) Jodhpur which holds WDM2 WDG's WDP4's WDM3A's which are broad gauge locomotives, and Phulera at Jaipur which use to hold YDM4's which are meter gauge locomotives. NWR operates international rail service Thar express Jodhpur to Munabao.


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