Ghaziabad Junction railway station

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

Ghaziabad Junction
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; 77.4318Coordinates: 28°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
Tracks18
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
Northern Railway zone
TerminusNorthern Railway zone
TerminusNorthern Railway zone
Location
Ghaziabad railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Ghaziabad railway station
Ghaziabad railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh

km
Saharanpur Junction
181
Tapri
174
Nangal
164
Talheri Buzurg
156
Deoband
147
Rohana Kalan
135
Bamanheri
128
Muzaffarnagar
123
Jaraudanara
118
Mansurpur
110
Miranpur-Khatauli Road
Khatauli
101
Shakoti Tanda
091
Daurala
083
Pabli Khas
076
Meerut Bypass Road
Meerut Cantt
072
km
Meerut City
067
0
9
Nurnagar
Partapur
061
11
Chandsara
18
Kharkhauda
23
Kalli
Hapur Road
Mohiuddinpur
056
Delhi–Moradabad line
30
Hapur Junction
Modinagar
048
Delhi–Moradabad line
39
Hafizpur
Upper Ganga Canal
49
Gulaothi
54
Chhaprawat
Muradnagar
038
59
Baral
68
Numaishgarh halt
Duhai halt
033
71
Bulandshahr
78
Maman
Guldhar
030
87
Khurja City
New Ghaziabad
026
Khurja Junction
Ghaziabad
020
km
Sahibabad Junction
013
Chander Nagar
Vivek Vihar
009
Anand Vihar Terminal
Delhi Shahdara
006
Delhi Junction
000
New Delhi
023
Shivaji Bridge
024
Tilak Bridge
026
Pragati Maidan
028
Hazrat Nizamuddin
030
Agra Chord to
Kanpur-Delhi section
km
Sources: Google maps
54505 Delhi-Ambala Passenger
54402 Meerut-Khurja Passenger

HistoryEdit

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 Sind, Punjab and 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]

ElectrificationEdit

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 trainsEdit

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 trainsEdit

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

AmenitiesEdit

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 ShedEdit

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 phaser locomotives like WAP 5 & WAP 7 locomotives.

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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