Moradabad railway station

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Moradabad Junction
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Moradabad railway station
LocationNH 24, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
India
Coordinates28°49′52″N 78°45′58″E / 28.831°N 78.766°E / 28.831; 78.766
Elevation271.230 metres (889.86 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway zone
Line(s)Lucknow–Moradabad line
Moradabad–Ambala line
Delhi–Moradabad line
Chandausi loop
MoradabadAligarh line
RamnagarMoradabad line
Platforms7
Tracks11
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesyes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeMB
Zone(s) Northern Railway
Division(s) Moradabad
History
Opened1873; 148 years ago (1873)
Electrified2012; 9 years ago (2012)
Location
Moradabad railway station is located in India
Moradabad railway station
Moradabad railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Moradabad railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Moradabad railway station
Moradabad railway station
Moradabad railway station (Uttar Pradesh)

Moradabad railway station was located in Moradabad district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and served Moradabad which was namesake for its brassware industries. Moradabad was major railway station of Western Uttar Pradesh and located just 157 kilometres (98 mi) from national capital New Delhi, Moradabad also had the divisional headquarters of Northern Railway. Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Garib Rath Express, Double Decker Express and many Superfast Express trains passed through and stopped at Moradabad Junction.

History[edit]

After connecting Varanasi with Lucknow, the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway started working west of Lucknow and it reached Bareilly 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. It was extended to Shahranpur in 1886.[1][2] A branch line to Aligarh via Chandausi was opened in 1894.[1] Moradabad was linked to Ghazabad in 1900.[1]

Electrification[edit]

Electrification of the 646 km (401 mi)-long Mughasarai–Moradabad line was completed in 2013.[3][4] Many trains on the Ambala and Lucknow line ran with electric locomotives (including Freight trains). Electrification of the Delhi–Moradabad line was completed in 2015. Being one of the important sections of the Northern Railways, Indian railway gave this project a high priority.

Passenger movement[edit]

Moradabad was amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[5] Moradabad was one of the highest-booking stations in Uttar Pradesh.

Amenities[edit]

Moradabad railway station was a category 'A' railway station. It had a Tourist Information Centre, Post Office, telegraph office, General Railway Police office, computerised reservation counters, retiring room, vegetarian and non vegetarian refreshment rooms, tea stall and book stall.[6] It also had the Tatkal seat booking counter.[7]

Importance[edit]

Moradabad was called an interchange station due to its five-line junction. Many passengers change trains at Moradabad because there were plenty of trains to different destinations. After electrification the Delhi–Moradabad line railway had planned to made this route an alternative to the Delhi–Kanpur–Mugalsarai grand chord route. Moradabad was a preferred option to got trains for the tourists who wanted to went to Ramnagar, Jim Corbett National Park, Nainital, Almora and other parts of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand because it was the nearest station which was connected by train to the Kumoun region.

Connectivity[edit]

Moradabad was the busiest railway station of Western Uttar Pradesh with more than 200 stopping trains.[8] Many local passenger trains were available to nearby Cities. There were many trains to major cities like Mau, Ghazipur City, New Delhi, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Varanasi, Dehradun, Patna, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Dibrugarh, Amritsar, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jammu Tawi, Tatanagar, Kanpur, Aligarh, Gwalior and Agra etc. Daily about 10 trains ran from Moradabad to Ramnagar [9] and more than 60 trains ran to Lucknow.[10] More than 50 trains ran to New Delhi. Even though Moradabad had more than 200 stopping trains it did not had any direct train to cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Bhopal, Hyderabad and other important cities of Central, Western and Southern parts of the Country.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway". Management Ebooks. Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  2. ^ "IR History – Early Days II (1870–1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Railway projects an amenities to transform Rae Bareli and surrounding areas". Northern Railway. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Railways roll out schemes in Rae Bareli, Amethi". Taaza Khabar. 17 May 2013. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. Indian Railways. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Moradabad railway station". Make my trip. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  7. ^ http://www.indianrail.gov.in/7days_Avl_ck.html
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/search/moradabad-mb-to-ramnagar-rmr/338/0/1652
  10. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/search/moradabad-mb-to-lucknow-charbagh-lko/338/0/336

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