Varanasi–Sultanpur–Lucknow line

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Varanasi–Jaunpur City-Sultanpur-Lucknow line

including Allahabad–Faizabad line
LocaleGangetic Plain in Uttar Pradesh
StationsZafrabad Junction, Jaunpur City, Sultanpur Junction, Nihalgarh
OwnerIndian Railway
Operator(s)Northern Railway for main line
Depot(s)Lucknow Alambagh
Line length2
Track lengthVaranasi-Jaunpur City-Sultanpur–Lucknow: 282 km (175 mi)
Allahabad–Faizabad158 km (98 mi)
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge
Electrification25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary
Operating speedup to 100 km/h (62 mph)
Highest elevationVaranasi 82 m (269 ft)
Lucknow 123 m (404 ft)

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The Varanasi–Jaunpur City-Sultanpur-Lucknow line (also known as Varanasi-Lucknow via Sultanpur-Jaunpur main line) is a railway line connecting Varanasi and Lucknow, both in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This line is under the administration of Northern Railway and Lucknow Charbagh Divisions.


The Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway opened the 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge line from Varanasi to Lucknow in 1872.

Electrification route via Sultanpur[edit]

The Mughalsarai JunctionVaranasi JunctionJaunpur City Railway StationSultanpur JunctionLucknow Charbagh Railway Station line was electrified in 2013.[1]

Sheds, workshops and manufacturing facilities[edit]

Lucknow diesel loco shed or Alambagh diesel shed is home to 160+ locomotives, including WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDM-3D, WDG-3A and WDG-4 varieties. Charbagh locomotive workshops handle periodical overhaul jobs. Allahabad has an engineering workshop.[2]

Diesel Locomotive Works at Varanasi initially assembled ALCO kits. Subsequently, with technology transfer from GM EMD, it produces advanced diesel locomotives with high efficiency and low maintenance costs. It produces around 240 locomotives annually.[3]


  1. ^ Rajeev Dikshit. "Electrified Mughalsarai-Lucknow railway testing on Jan 5". Times of India, Varanasi, 11 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Production Units & Workshops". Diesel Loco Works, Varanasi. IRFCA. Retrieved 11 January 2014.

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