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Barauni–Samastipur section

BarauniSamastipur section
Overview
Type Passenger and freight train line
Status Operational
Locale Bihar
Termini Barauni
Samastipur
Stations 11
Services
Operation
Opened 1886
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) Indian Railway, East Central Railway
Depot(s) Freight terminals:
Garhara Yard in Barauni and
Karpurigram in Samastipur
Rolling stock WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDS-5, WDP 4 and WDG 4
Technical
Line length 50.54 km (31 mi)
Track length 120 km (75 mi)
Number of tracks 2 (electrified)
Track gauge Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification 25kV 50Hz AC OHLE
(between 2011–December 2014)
opened on 24 December 2014[1]
Operating speed up to 120 km/h (75 mph)
Highest elevation 55 m (180 ft)

The BarauniSamastipur section is a railway line connecting Barauni to Samastipur in the Indian state of Bihar. The 50.54 km (31 mi) line passes through the plains of North Bihar and the Gangetic Plain in Bihar.

Electrification

Former Railway Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav announced for the electrification of the Barauni–Samastipur–Muzaffarpur–Hajipur line and Muzaffarpur–Gorakhpur line (via Hajipur, Raxaul and Sitamarhi) in the Rail Budget 2008. The electrification began in 2011 and was completed in 2014.[2]

The electrification work was completed in December 2014 itself. But the first passenger train to run with an electric locomotive was Maurya Express w.e.f. 23 November 2015.

Stations

There are 9 stations between Barauni and Samastipur Junction.[3]

Station Code Station Name Distance (km)
BJU Barauni 0
BUJ Barauni Flag 2.71
TGA Teghra 7.35
BCA Bachwara Junction 16.35
STJT Sathajagat 22.80
DSS Dalsinghsarai 27.34
BSRA Basarhia Halt 31.57
NAZJ Nazirganj 35.21
UJP Ujiarpur 41.49
BLRI Belari Halt 45.93
SPJ Samastipur Junction 50.54

Speed limit

The Barauni–Samastipur–Muzaffarpur–Hajipur line is not an A-Class line of Indian Railways. So maximum speed is restricted to 110 km/h.

Sidings and workshops

The following sidings and workshops exist on the line:[4]

See also

References