|Locale||Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Dates of operation||1925–present|
|Predecessor||East Indian Railway Company (1925-52)|
Eastern Railway zone (1952-2002)
|Successor||East Central Railway zone (2002-present)|
|Length||752 kilometres (467 mi)|
Danapur railway division is one of the five divisions of East Central Railway (ECR), a zone of the Indian Railways located at Danapur in Patna district of Bihar state in eastern India. The other railway divisions are Sonpur, Samastipur, Mughalsarai and Dhanbad. The revenue of division in 2014-15 fiscal was ₹900 crore (US$110 million).
It was formed as one of the six divisions in East Indian Railway Company on 1 January 1925 with Howrah, Asansol, Danapur, Allahabad, Lucknow and Moradabad. The Eastern Railway was formed on 14 April 1952 and Danapur division came under the control of Eastern Railway. After the formation of East Central Railway zone, the division was integrated into it on 1 October 2002.
It has about 752 kilometres (467 mi) of route length in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The division includes twelve districts of the state of Bihar which are Buxar, Bhojpur, Patna, Luckeesarai, Jamui, Nawadah, Sheikhpura, Jehanabad, Nalanda and two districts of Uttar Pradesh which are Ghazipur and Chandauli. Presently the Danapur division’s jurisdiction includes following sections:
|1||Jhajha-Patna (Main Line)||177.12|
|2||Patna-Mughalsarai (Main Line)||211.80|
|9||Patna Sahib-Patna Ghat||0.87|
As of 2014, Division has 232 stations out of which only Patna Junction railway station is categorized as A1 station & nine are categorized as A stations based earnings.
|Category of station||No. of stations||Names of stations|
|A-1 Category||1||Patna Junction|
|A Category||9||Ara, Buxar, Danapur, Rajendra Nagar Terminal, Bakhtiyarpur, Mokama, Jamui, Kiul & Patna Sahib.|
|B Category||9||Dildarnagar, Dumraon, Barh, Hathidah, Harnaut, Lakhisarai, Jhajha, Bihar Sharif Junction, Rajgir.|
|D Category||18||Bihta, Fatuha, Bihiya, Gulzarbagh, Jehanabad, Nawadah, Sheikhpura, Zamania, Barahiya, Islampur, Ekangarsarai, Gidhaur, Jehanabad Court, Khusropur, Manpur, Raghunathpur, Taregna & Warisaliganj .|
|E Category||54||Athmalgola, Banahi, Bakaghat, Bansipur, Baruna, Bela, Bhadaura, Chakand, Chusa, Dheena, Gahmar, Hilsa, Karauta, Karisath, Kashi chak, Kuchman, Kulharia, Makhdumpur, Mankatha, More, Nadaul, Nalanda, Neora, Parsa Bazar, Phulwari Sharif, Pothi, Punarakh, Punpun, Rajendrapul, Rampurdumra, Sakaldiha, Sirari, Tarighat, Tehta, Tilaiya, Twiningganj, Wazirganj, WENA, Baghi bardiha, Daniyawan, Garsanda, Hardashbigha, Jamuawan, Karjara, Koilwar, Sadisopur, Salimpurbihar, SILO, Tekabigha, Tulsi Ashram, Nateshar, Jethian and Oro.|