Meerut Cantt. railway station
Indian Railways station
Passenger Station
Meerut Cantt railway station.jpg
Meerut Cantt railway station
General information
LocationMeerut, Uttar Pradesh
 India
Coordinates29°00′59″N 77°41′13″E / 29.016323°N 77.686832°E / 29.016323; 77.686832Coordinates: 29°00′59″N 77°41′13″E / 29.016323°N 77.686832°E / 29.016323; 77.686832
Elevation229 metres (751 ft)
Owned byNorthern Railway zone of the Indian Railways
Construction
ParkingAvailable
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeMUT
Zone(s) Northern Railway
Division(s) Delhi
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg Indian Railways Following station
Meerut City
towards ?
Delhi–Meerut–Saharanpur line Pabli Khas
towards ?
Location
Meerut Cantt. railway station is located in Uttar Pradesh
Meerut Cantt. railway station
Meerut Cantt. railway station
Location in Uttar Pradesh

Meerut Cantt (code: MUT), is a railway station in the city of Meerut. It lies on Delhi–Meerut–Saharanpur line in Delhi division of Northern Railway zone of India .

History

Main article: Northern Railway zone history

The railway line between Old Delhi and Meerut was constructed in 1864. This station was established by British India government around 1865 after the Sepoy mutiny of 1857.[1] It lies on the Delhi to Haridwar/Dehradun line.

Lines and Routes

It lies on Delhi–Meerut–Saharanpur line that connects Delhi, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur. Delhi to Meerut City is double-line and electrified while Meerut–Saharanpur section is single-electrified line.[2] Doubling of Meerut–Saharanpur section is on full swing.[3]

Trains

A total of 35 trains halt at Meerut Cantt railway station.[4] 1 train, Meerut Cantt–New Delhi–Rewari passenger (MNR) originate from Meerut Cantt.[4]

Meerut City, a major railway station, is located 4 km south.

Infrastructure

The station was primarily built to facilitate army movement by rail by British India Government. It has dedicated infrastructure(siding and platform) for same.[5] The station premises also has a butt welding plant with a dedicated siding that welds small segment of rails into continuous rails.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Meerut Cantonment Railway Station". Wikimapia. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Meerut–Saharanpur rail stretch goes electric". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  3. ^ "दिल्ली-सहारनपुर रेल लाइन होगी डबल". Amar Ujala. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b banerjee, Rahul. "MUT/Meerut Cantt. Station – 37 Train Departures NR/Northern Zone – Railway Enquiry". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b STATION WORKING RULES OF MEERUT CANTT. "STATION WORKING RULES OF MEERUT CANTT" (PDF).