Mughalsarai Junction (station code MGS) is an Indian Railways railway station in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the fourth busiest railway junction in India. The station contains the largest railway marshaling yard in Asia.
Mughalsarai marshalling yard is the largest in Asia.It is 12.5 km long and handles around 1, 500 wagons daily. Wagon handling has come down after the railways discontinued piecemeal loading. At its peak, it handled 5,000 wagons a day
The East Indian Railway Company started connecting Delhi and Howrah from the mid nineteenth century. In 1862, the railway tracks crossed Mughalsarai and reached the western bank of the Yamuna. The through link to Delhi was established in 1866.The Grand Chord was commissioned in 1906
Mughal Sarai diesel loco shed is home to WDM-2, WDM-3A and WDS-5 diesel locos. There was a Northern Railway diesel loco shed at Mughalsarai. It was decommissioned in 2001. Mughalsarai electric loco shed can hold more than 150 electric locos. Amongst them are WAM-4, WAP-4 and more than 70 WAG-7 locos. Kanpur Central electric loco shed accommodates WAP-4 and WAG-7 electric locos.
Mughalsarai railway station has 2 AC, 4 non-AC retiring rooms, and a ten-bedded non-AC dormitory. It has a food plaza and a ‘Jan Aahar’ (affordable food) facility. The station has ATMs of nationalized banks.
Mughalsarai is a city and a municipal board in the Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh. Located around 16 kilometres (10 mi) from Varanasi, it is an important railway junction in Uttar Pradesh.
Mughalsarai is bisected by GT Road in three parts. The northern part mainly consists of railway colonies like (Vasant Vihar), New Central Colony, Diesel Colony, Haper Colony, Loco Colony and Roza Colony, Plant-Depot Colony. It starts after the parao road in Varanasi and continue till aliganj road which comes after railway colony on the south.
The Mughalsarai Railway Station is a famous and the fourth busiest station in India, with about 125 passenger trains pass through the Mughalsarai Junction. Two important railway lines meet at the junction: Main Line (Delhi–Kanpur–Allahabad–Patna–Howrah) and Detour Line (Ambala Cantt-Saharanpur–Moradabad–Bareilly–Lucknow–Varanasi––Howrah)
Some Trains Originate and passes through Mughalsarai Junction:
12322 Kolkata Mail
13255 Patliputra – Chandigarh Express
12398 Mahabodhi Express
12149 Pune – Patna Express
12369 Kumbha Express
12327 Upasana Express
12327 Upasana Express
12423 Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express
15631 Barmer – Guwahati Express
13008 Udyan Abha Toofan Express
12313 Sealdah Rajdhani Express
12305 Kolkata Rajdhani
12301 Kolkata Rajdhani
12947 Azimabad Express
22823 Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani Express