|Varanasi–Jaunpur City-Sultanpur-Lucknow line|
including Allahabad–Faizabad line
|Locale||Gangetic Plain in Uttar Pradesh|
|Stations||Zafrabad Junction, Jaunpur City, Sultanpur Junction, Nihalgarh|
|Operator(s)||Northern Railway for main line|
|Track length||Varanasi-Jaunpur City-Sultanpur–Lucknow: 282 km (175 mi)|
Allahabad–Faizabad158 km (98 mi)
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge|
|Electrification||25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary|
|Operating speed||up to 100 km/h (62 mph)|
|Highest elevation||Varanasi 82 m (269 ft)|
Lucknow 123 m (404 ft)
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.
Electrification route via Sultanpur
Sheds, workshops and manufacturing facilities
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.
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.
- Rajeev Dikshit. "Electrified Mughalsarai-Lucknow railway testing on Jan 5". Times of India, Varanasi, 11 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- "Production Units & Workshops". Diesel Loco Works, Varanasi. IRFCA. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
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