Tundla Junction railway station

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Tundla Junction
Indian Railway Station
Tundla Junction.jpg
LocationJunction Point, Tundla, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates27°12′28″N 78°14′01″E / 27.2077°N 78.2336°E / 27.2077; 78.2336
Elevation166.878 metres (547.50 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorth Central Railway
Line(s)Kanpur–Delhi section of Howrah–Delhi main line and Howrah–Gaya–Delhi line
Platforms5
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesyes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeTDL
Division(s) Allahabad
History
Opened1866
Previous namesEast Indian Railway Company
Location
Tundla railway station is located in India
Tundla railway station
Tundla railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Tundla railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Tundla railway station
Tundla railway station
Tundla railway station (Uttar Pradesh)

Tundla Junction is an important station in Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the DelhiKanpur main line 25 km from Agra City. Tundla is a technical halt for changing drivers and guards for almost all of the trains on the New Delhi–Mughalsarai / Lucknow sections. The station was built by the British and remains essentially unchanged. The railway station is a site in itself and takes one back to the pre-independence era.

Tundla Junction is important for the people of Agra and for tourists providing connections to the east of the country, i.e. Kolkata, Guwahati, Patna etc., and especially to the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. It has connections to Agra Cantonment, Etawah, Aligarh Junction, Phaphund, Kanpur Central railway station etc.

History[edit]

  • 1972: Electrification from Howrah reaches Tundla.
  • 29 December 2002: Konkan Railway conducts a trial run of the Madgaon–Roha Express at 150 km/h (briefly touching 165 km/h at times) using a WDP-4 loco. In December,[citation needed] NR is said to have run trials with a WDP-4 hauling at train at up to 180 km/h on the Ghaziabad–Tundla section.
  • 13–21 December 2003: Trials with weak field arrangement for MEMUs on the Tundla–Kanpur section of NCR. With a "dense crush load" and stopping at all stations, a 4-car MEMU rake could reducee its total running time by 7% with a maximum speed of 90 km/h and 10% with a maximum speed of 100 km/h on the 228 km section, because of the improved acceleration.