Ghaziabad Junction railway station

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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
toward ?
Northern Railway zone
toward ?
TerminusNorthern Railway zone
toward ?
TerminusNorthern Railway zone
toward ?
Location
Ghaziabad railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Ghaziabad railway station
Ghaziabad railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh

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.

History[edit]

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]

Electrification[edit]

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 was also open to electric trains with effect from March 2016.

Local electric trains[edit]

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).[5]

List of local trains[edit]

Local trains which ran on a regular interval were EMUs, MEMUs, Passengers. Local trains started in the early morning and ran till midnight.

Amenities[edit]

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.[5]

Electric Loco Shed[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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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