Lucknow–Moradabad line(Redirected from Lucknow-Moradabad line)
The Lucknow–Moradabad line (also known as Lucknow-Moradabad main line) is a railway line connecting Lucknow and Moradabad railway stations, both in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The line is under the administrative jurisdiction of Northern Railway.
|Lucknow–Moradabad main line
including Chandausi loop
|Locale||Gangetic Plain in Uttar Pradesh|
|Operator(s)||Northern Railway for main line|
|Track length||Mainline: 326 km (203 mi)
Chandausi Loop: 113 km (70 mi)
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge|
|Highest elevation||Lucknow 123 m (404 ft)
Moradabad201 m (659 ft)
After connecting Varanasi with Lucknow, the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway started working west of Lucknow. Construction of railway line from Lucknow to Sandila and then on to Hardoi was completed in 1872. The line up to Bareilly was completed in 1873. A line connecting Moradabad to Chandausi was also built in 1872 and it was continued up to Bareilly in 1873. The Bareilly-Moradabad chord was completed in 1894. The former main line became Chandausi loop and the one via Rampur became main line. A branch line linked Chandausi to Aligarh in 1894.
A short 24 km (15 mi) long line linked Raja ka Sahaspur to Sambhal Hatim Sarai.
The 326 km (203 mi) long Moradabad-Shahjahanpur-Lucknow line is an electrified double line.
The survey for railway electrification of the Moradabad-Aligarh line, including the Chandausi-Bareilly sector, was sanctioned in the budget for 2012-13.
Lucknow diesel loco shed or Alambagh diesel shed is home to 160+ locomotives, including WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDM-3D, WDG-3A and WDG-4 varieties. Charbagh locomotive workshops handle periodical overhaul jobs.
The Ambala Cantt-Moradabad-Lucknow-Pratapgarh-Mughal Sarai line is classified as a "Group B" line and can take speeds up to 130 km/ h.
In 1952, Eastern Railway, Northern Railway and North Eastern Railway were formed. Eastern Railway was formed with a portion of East Indian Railway Company, east of Mughalsarai and Bengal Nagpur Railway. Northern Railway was formed with a portion of East Indian Railway Company west of Mughal Sarai, Jodhpur Railway, Bikaner Railway and Eastern Punjab Railway. North Eastern Railway was formed with Oudh and Tirhut Railway, Assam Railway and a portion of Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway. East Central Railway was created in 1996-97. North Central Railway was formed in 2003.
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