including Agra Chord and Etah link
|Locale||Gangetic Plain in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi|
|Operator(s)||North Central Railway for main line|
and Northern Railway for other lines
|Rolling stock||WAP-5 , WAP-7 and WAG-9|
|Track length||Main line: 435 km (270 mi)|
Kanpur-Tundla 231 km (144 mi)
Tundla-Delhi 204 km (127 mi)
Agra-New Delhi 195 km (121 mi)
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge|
|Electrification||25 kV 50 Hz AC OHLE|
|Operating speed||Main line: up to 160 km/h|
The Kanpur–Delhi section is a railway line connecting Kanpur Central and Delhi. This section includes Agra Chord and Etah link. The main line is part of Howrah-Delhi main line and Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line. The Agra-Delhi chord is part of Delhi-Mumbai line and Delhi-Chennai line.
The East Indian Railway Company initiated efforts to develop a railway line from Howrah to Delhi in the mid nineteenth century. Even when the line to Mughalsarai was being constructed and only the lines near Howrah were put in operation, the first train ran from Allahabad to Kanpur in 1859 and the Kanpur-Etawah section was opened to traffic in the 1860s. For the first through train from Howrah to Delhi in 1864, coaches were ferried on boats across the Yamuna at Allahabad. With the completion of the Old Naini Bridge across the Yamuna through trains started running in 1865-66.
The Hathras Road-Mathura Cantt broad gauge line was opened in 1875 and the Agra-Gwalior broad gauge line was opened in 1881.
The Kanpur-Panki sector was electrified in 1968-69, Panki-Tundla in 1971-72, Tundla-Aligarh-Ghaziabad in 1975-76, Ghaziabad-Nizamuddin-New Delhi-Delhi in 1976-77, Tilak Bridge-Fairdabad in 1982-83, Raja ki Mandi-Agra-Dhoulpur in 1984-85, Tundla-Yamuna Bridge in 1998-99 and Yamuna Bridge-Agra in 1990-91.
Kanpur Central electric loco shed accommodates WAP-4 and WAG-7 electric locos. Agra diesel loco shed houses WDS-4 locomotives. The shed serves the requirement of shunting locos at different stations and Jhansi Workshop. 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.
Major railway stations
Some of the important railway stations that lie in this section are-
- Kanpur Central Railway Station
- Kanpur Anwarganj Terminal
- Govindpuri Terminal
- Panki Dham Railway Station
- Rura Railway Station
- Phaphund Railway Station
- Bharthana Railway Station
- Etawah Junction
- Jaswantnagar Railway Station
- Sikohabad Junction
- Firozabad Railway Station
- Tundla Junction
- Hathras Junction
- Aligarh Junction
- Khurja Junction
- Mathura Junction
- Vrindavan Railway Station
- Mathura Cantonment Railway Station
- Agra Fort Railway Station
- Idgah Agra Junction
- Agra City Railway Station
- Agra Cantonment Railway Station
- Palwal Railway Station
- Faridabad Railway Station
- Delhi Tughalkabad Railway Station
- Dadri Railway Station
- Ghaziabad Junction
- Sahibabad Junction
- Delhi Shahdara Junction
- Anand Vihar Terminal
- Hazrat Nizamuddin Terminal
- Tilak Bridge Railway Station
- New Delhi Railway Station
- Delhi Junction/Old Delhi Railway Station
- Delhi Sarai Rohilla Terminal
- Delhi Cantonment Railway Station
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