Moradabad railway station is located in Moradabad district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and serves Moradabad which is namesake for its Brassware Industries. Moradabad is major railway station of Western Uttar Pradesh and located just 167 km from National Capital New Delhi, Moradabad also has the divisional headquarters of Northern Railway. It lies on Lucknow–Moradabad line Moradabad-Ambala line and Delhi–Moradabad line. Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Garib Rath Express, Double Decker Express and many Super Fast Express trains pass through and stop at Moradabad junction.
After connecting Varanasi with Lucknow, the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway started working west of Lucknow and it reached Bareilly in 1873. A line connecting Moradabad to Chandausi was also built in 1872 and it was continued up to Bareilly in 1873. The Bareilly-Moradabad chord was completed in 1894. The former main line became Chandausi Loop and the one via Rampur became main line. It was extended to Shahranpur in 1886. A branch line to Aligarh via Chandausi was opened in 1894. Moradabad was linked to Ghazabad in 1900.
Moradabad raailway station is categeory ‘A’ railway station. It has a Tourist Information Centre, Post Office, telegrapgh office, General Railway Police Office, computerised reservation counters, retiring room, vegetarian and non vegetarian refreshment room, tea stall and book stall. It also has the Tatkal seat Booking counter.
Moradabad is called inter-change station due to 5 line junction. Many passenger change their trains at Moradabad because of plenty of trains to different-different routes. After electrification of Delhi-Moradabad line railway has planned to make this route alternative of Delhi-Kanpur-Mugalsarai grand chord route. Moradabad is most preferred and best option to get train for the tourist who want to go Ramnagar, Jim Corbett National Park, Nanital, Almoda and other important parts of Kumaon region of Uttrakhand because it is the only station nearest station which is highly connected by trains to Kumoun region.
Moradabad is Busiest Railway station of Western Uttar Pradesh with more than 200 stopping trains. Many local passenger trains are available to nearby Cities. There are many trains to major cities like Kolkata, New Delhi, Guwahati, Ahemedabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Varanasi, Dehradun, Patna, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Dibrugarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jammu Tawi, Tatanagar, Kanpur, Aligarh, Gwalior and Agra Etc. Daily about 10 trains run from Moradabad to Ramnagar and more than 60 trains run to Lucknow. More than 50 trains run to New Delhi.–Even though Moradabad has more than 200 stopping trains it does not have any direct train to cities like Mumbai, Channai, Banglore, Bhopal, Hyderabad and other important cities of Central, Western and Southern parts of the Country.
Electrification of the 636 km (395 mi) long Mughasarai-Moradabad line was completed in 2013. Many trains on Ambala and Lucknow line run with electric locomotives (including Freight trains) Electrification of Delhi-Moradabad line is under progress and expected to be completed by December 2015. Being one of important section of the Northern Railways, Indian railway has given this project a high priority.
Some trains passes through Moradabad Railway station:
12435/12436 Dibrugarh Town New Delhi, Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express
12235/12236 Dibrugarh New Delhi, Rajdhani Express
12429/12430 Lucknow Rajdhani Express
12583/12584 Lucknow Jn. Anand Vihar Terminal(Delhi) Double Decker Express
12039/12040 Anand Vihar Kathgodam Shatabdi Express
12203/12204 Saharsa Amritsar Garib Rath Express
12207/12208 Jammu Tawi Kathgodam Garib Rath Express
22407/22408 Varanasi Anand Vihar Garib Rath Express
12211/12212 Anand Vihar Muzaffarpur Garib Rath Express
14605/14606 Lal Kuan Amritser, Garibrath Express
12331/12332 Kolkata Hawrah Junction Jammutawi Himgiri SF Express
12229/12230 Lucknow New Delhi, Lucknow mail
12317/12318 Sealdah Kolkata Amritsar, Akal takth SF Express
12357/12358 Kolkata Chitpur Amritsar, Durgiana Superfast Express
13005/13006 Hawrah Amritsar, (Punjab) Mail
15013/15014 Kathgodam Jaisalmer, Ranikhet Express
15035/15036 Kathgodam Delhi, Uttarakhand Sampark Kranti Express
12237/12238 Varansi Jammutawi, Begampura SF Express
12369/12370 Hawrah Haridwar, Kumbha Express
12327/12328 Hawrah Dehradun, Upasana Express
14311/14312 Barielly Bhuj, Ala Hazrat Express
15609/15610 Tinsukia Lalgarh, Avadh Assam Express
12557/12558 Muzzafarpur Anand Vihar, Sapt Kranti Express
15715/15716 Kishanganj Ajmer, Garib Nawaz Express