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|Type||Passenger and freight train line|
|Operator(s)||Indian Railway, East Central Railway|
Garhara Yard in Barauni and
Karpurigram in Samastipur
|Rolling stock||WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDS-5, WDP 4 and WDG 4|
|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
|Operating speed||up to 120 km/h (75 mph)|
|Highest elevation||55 m (180 ft)|
The Barauni–Samastipur 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.
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.
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. 23rd November, 2015.
|Station Code||Station Name||Distance (km)|
The Barauni–Samastipur–Muzaffarpur–Hajipur line is not an A-Class line of Indian Railways. So maximum speed is restricted to 110 km/h.
The following sidings and workshops exist on the line: