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Delhi–Moradabad line

Delhi–Moradabad line
including Gajraula-Najibabad branch line
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleUttar Pradesh
TerminiOld Delhi
Moradabad
Operation
Opened1900
OwnerIndian Railway
Operator(s)Northern Railway
Technical
Track lengthNew Delhi-Moradabad: 167 km (104 mi)
Gajraula-Najibabad: 107 km (66 mi)
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge
Highest elevationNew Delhi 239 m (784 ft), Moradabad 201 m (659 ft)

The Delhi–Moradabad line is a railway line connecting Delhi and Moradabad the latter in the Indian state of the Uttar Pradesh. The Gajraula-Najibabad branch line is included in this line. The line is under the administrative jurisdiction of Northern Railway.

History

The Ghaziabad-Moradabad link was established by Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway in 1900.[1]

Electrification

The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Hapur-Moradabad line, as of 19 January 2016, is a fully electrified double line. The Gajraula-Najibabad branch line is still a single line with diesel traction only.

Loco shed

Ghaziabad electric loco shed serves the Delhi area. It housed 47 WAP-1 locos in 2008. It also has WAM-4, WAP-4, WAP-5, WAP-7 and WAG-5HA locos.[2]

Since this stretch is now electrified, this stretch would start seeing electric locomotives mostly.

Passenger movement

Moradabad is the only station on this line, which is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[3] But this station has not any originating Mail/express train.

References

  1. ^ "The Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway" (PDF). Management E-books6. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.