Ghaziabad Junction railway station
|Location||Station Road, Guru Govind Singh Marg, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh|
|Elevation||217.00 metres (711.94 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Northern Railway|
|Structure type||Standard on ground|
|Previous names||East Indian Railway Company|
Ghaziabad Junction railway station (station code:- GZB) was on the Kanpur–Delhi section of Howrah–Delhi main line, Howrah–Gaya–Delhi line and New Delhi–Bareilly–Lucknow line. It was located in Ghaziabad district in the ndian state of Uttar Pradesh. It served Ghaziabad.
The railway line between Meerut and Delhi was constructed in 1864.
The Tundla–Aligarh–Ghaziabad sector was electrified in 1975–76, and the Ghaziabad–Nizamuddin–New Delhi–Delhi sector in 1976–77,
The 140-kilometre long (87 mi) Ghaziabad–Moradabad line was completely electrified in January 2016. The Ghaziabad–Meerut–Muzaffarnagar–Saharanpur–Roorkee–Haridwar line was also open to electric trains with effect from March 2016.
Local electric trains
Local electric trains were 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).
List of local trains
Local trains which ran on a regular interval were EMUs, MEMUs, Passengers. Local trains started in the early morning and ran till midnight.
Amenities for passengers at Ghaziabad included: waiting rooms, escalators, water coolers, automated teller machines, pure vegetarian restaurants, refreshment rooms, book stall, computerized reservation office, and telephone booths.
Electric Loco Shed
The Ghaziabad electric locomotive shed served the Delhi area. It houses and maintained India's fastest locomotives which were mostly used in the Rajdhani, the Shatabdi and the Duronto Expresses. It stores 3 phaser locomotives like WAP-5 & WAP-7 locomotives.
It was currently held 100+ WAP-5 locomotives and 150+ WAP-7 locomotives.
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