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Barauni–Samastipur section

BarauniSamastipur section
Overview
TypePassenger and freight train line
StatusOperational
LocaleBihar
TerminiBarauni
Samastipur
Stations11
Services
Operation
Opened1886
OwnerIndian Railway
Operator(s)Indian Railway, East Central Railway
Depot(s)Freight terminals:
Garhara Yard in Barauni and
Karpurigram in Samastipur
Rolling stockWDM-2, WDM-3A, WDS-5, WDP 4 and WDG 4
Technical
Line length50.54 km (31 mi)
Track length120 km (75 mi)
Number of tracks2 (electrified)
Track gaugeBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification25kV 50Hz AC OHLE
(between 2011–December 2014)
opened on 24 December 2014[1]
Operating speedup to 120 km/h (75 mph)
Highest elevation55 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

  1. ^ "सपना साकार, अब फर्राटे भरेगी विद्युत ट्रेन". Jagran (in Hindi). 22 December 2014.
  2. ^ "पटरी पर दौड़ी सीआरएस की इलेक्ट्रिक ट्रेन". Jagran (in Hindi). 27 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Indian Railways Map". India Rail Info.
  4. ^ "Path Breaking Initiatives". East Central Railway. Archived from the original on 12 April 2016.