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Madhupur Giridih Rail Line

Madhupur Giridih Koderma Rail line
Type Diesel
System Broad Gauge
Status Operational
Locale Jharkhand, India
Termini Madhupur
Stations 7 operational
Opening 1871
Owner Indian Railways
Operator(s) Eastern Railway
Line length 38 km (24 mi)
No. of tracks 1
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge
Operating speed Up to 110 km/h

Madhupur Giridih Railway line is a section of Indian Railways under Asansol Division of Eastern Railway. It is a 38 km (24 mi) long single 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge track from Madhupur city in Deoghar District in Santhal Pargana division of Jharkhand state to Giridih in Giridih District of Jharkhand state. This route is being further extended up to Koderma. The construction of 102 km (63 mi) rail line from Giridih to Koderma is going on under Dhanbad Division of East Central Railway.[1]


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.[2] The siding is owned by Central Coalfields Limited.[3]

Further extension

A 102 km (63 mi) track from Koderma to Giridih is being constructed. This will extend the Madhupur-Giridih railway line to Koderma, effectively making it a Madhupur-Giridih-Koderma railway line. So far, out of 102 km 35 km from Koderma side is completed.[1] It may be opened for traffic in the coming years.

There are proposals from the Railway ministry to connect the Giridih railway station with the Parasnath Station, for the convenience of the Jain pilgrims visiting Parasnath.[4]


The following is a list of stations that are on the route.[1]

List of Stations on the Madhupur Giridih Line
S.No. Station Station Code
1 Madhupur MDP
2 Sugapahari TP-6/3 SGPA
3 SugapahariTP-7/11 SAPT
4 Jagadishpur JGD
5 Krishna Ballav Sahay KBSH
6 Maheshmunda MMD
7 Giridih GRD


Five passenger trains run 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.[5] 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.[6][7]

Express Trains
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
Passenger Trains
1 53511 Madhupur-Giridih Passenger
2 53512 Giridih-Madhupur Passenger
3 53513 Madhupur-Giridih Passenger
4 53514 Giridih-Madhupur Passenger
5 53515 Madhupur-Giridih Passenger
6 53516 Giridih-Madhupur Passenger
7 53517 Madhupur-Giridih Passenger
8 53518 Giridih-Madhupur Passenger
9 53519 Madhupur-Giridih Passenger
10 53520 Giridih-Madhupur Passenger

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Railways conduct trial run on newly built track on Dhanbad Division". timesofindia. 27 March 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Akhtar, Shahnawaz (August 20, 2009). "Ignored, Giridih station cries for care - Pilgrim spot fetches Rs 25cr for railways, but denied express trains".  
  3. ^ "Colliery Sidings East Railway". Official Website of the Eastern Railway. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Giridih lauds Didi’s budget - ‘Madhuban link a blessing’".  
  5. ^ Akhtar, Shahnawaz (May 19, 2008). "Coal mafia chokes trains".  
  6. ^ "Trains to Giridih". Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Trains from Giridih". Retrieved 31 March 2012. 

External links

  • Indiarailinfo
  • Erail
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