|Madhupur Giridih Koderma line|
|Services||Koderma Madhupur line|
|Opened||1871, 2012, 2015, 2019|
|Line length||137 km (85 mi)|
|Number of tracks||1|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge|
|Operating speed||Up to 110 km/h|
Madhupur–Giridih–Koderma line is a section of Indian Railways under Asansol Division of Eastern Railway. It is a 137 km (85 mi) long single 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge track from Madhupur city in Deoghar district to Koderma district via Giridih town in Giridih District of Jharkhand state. It is an extended route of Madhupur-Giridih railway line. The construction of 110 km (68 mi) rail line from Maheshmunda to Koderma was done under supervision of Dhanbad Division of East Central Railway.
The Giridih Railway Station was built as a railway siding in 1871 by the British government in India (prior to the India's independence in 1947) mainly for transport of mineral reserve from the region. The contract for the railway siding was awarded in 1865 and the construction was completed in 1871. The siding is owned by Central Coalfields Limited.
A 110 km (68 mi) track from Koderma to Maheshmunda has been constructed. A new railway station was built in Giridih (New Giridih - NGRH) which leaves out the already existing station (Giridih - GRD) on this route, also making Maheshmunda a junction station now. Effectively, the route extends from Koderma to Madhupur. On 16 February 2019, Eastern Railway in its press-release announced a passenger train service w.e.f. 25 February 2019 from Koderma to Madhupur. Onward journey duration is of 4 hours and 5 minutes while the return journey duration is 4 hours and 25 minutes. Eastern Railway also announced another passenger train service w.e.f. 25 February 2019 from Koderma to Maheshmunda Junction through the same press-release. Onward journey duration is of 3 hours while the return journey duration is 3 hours and 10 minutes.
There are proposals to connect Giridih town with the Parasnath Station, for the convenience of the Jain pilgrims visiting Parasnath, and another proposal to connect Giridih town with Dhanbad Junction.
|3||Sugapahari Halt TP-7/11||SAPT|
|5||Krishna Ballav Sahay Halt||KBSH|
|15||Rakesh Bagh Halt||RHBH|
|19||Maheshpur A Cabin Halt||MHSA|
Single passenger train run five times a day between Madhupur Junction-Giridih Station. The train service on Madhupur Giridih Railroute started on 1871. The trains run five times daily on Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and four times on Sunday. The Train that arrives the terminal departs with a different train number. The bogies of the express train are attached to the passenger train for movement in the Madhupur-Giridih route. The following are the trains arriving and departing from the Giridih railway station.
|S.No.||Train No.||Train Name||Source – Destination|
|1||23112||Giridih Kolkata Express||Giridih – Kolkata|
|2||23111||Danapur Express||Giridih – Danapur, Patna|
|3||83112||Danapur Giridih Express||Danapur, Patna – Giridih|
|4||13111-slip||Lal Quila Express Slip||Kolkata – Giridih|
|Sl.No.||TRAIN NO.||TRAIN NAME|