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DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)
دھنباد جنکشن     धनबाद जंक्शन

Track: Double Electric-Line

Shramik Chowk, Hirapur, Dhanbad.District : Dhanbad-826001 , Railway inquiry - 0326-2319801
State: Jharkhand

Elevation: 236 m above sea level
Zone: ECR/East Central   Division: Dhanbad
Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 8
Number of Halting Trains: 110
Number of Originating Trains: 22
Number of Terminating Trains: 22
Rating: 4.5/5 (180 votes)
cleanliness - excellent (24)
porters/escalators - good (23)
food - excellent (22)
transportation - excellent (21)
lodging - excellent (20)
railfanning - excellent (23)
sightseeing - good (24)
safety - good (23)

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★★  Travelogue
Apr 13 2017 (02:14)   12825/Jharkhand Sampark Kranti Express | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

DhnEcr~   5169 blog posts
Entry# 2233030            Tags   Past Edits
My First trip to Delhi May 2009
I needed to take admission in Dehradun college and had to come to Gurgaon campus for Direct interview/Admission. We decided to go unreserved like the millions of migrants from WB,UP, Bihar etc, but the only difference I chose a train with that ensured the most comfortable ride aka 12825 RNC-NDLS Sampark Kranti SF. With my brother as co-passenger who already had a wretched ride in 12817 but that later.
So in month of May, my jouney started off from KMME at 11 pm at night. There
had been heavy rains that day, trains from HWH were running late, high speed winds had uprooted couple of trees so we walked to KKME barely a 1 km from my home. I requested for ticket to NDLS and booking clerk told me "Beta Kalka Mail goes to Old Delhi not NDLS". I told him I knew it but I wanted ticket to NDLS and explained I am not using Kalka Mail. He gave me a ticket Rs 195 (damn cheap)
We had to reach GMO to catch 12825. As per the plan we were to catch ASN-DHN pgr and 13009 Doon for DHN-GMO. Instead we had honors of 12339 HWH-DHN Coalfield SF which ran as passenger as local Memu was cancelled. Damn it with Kalka mail chasing it we feared it would ot us but it didnt. Instead we had to wait for 30 mins for it to arrive at DHN. When it finally moved in at DHN pf 3 its general was as usual jam packed and somehow we squeezed at Gate only praying that the 30 min. journey DHN-GMO ends quickly. It felt as eternity though but we reached at 1.30 am at GMO. The train was expected at 3.10 am but was announced late. No regular trains crossed as Doon and Mumbai mail were late. Around 4.15 12307 HWH-JU SF crossed us.
At 4.55 am our train was announced, it rushed in and without caring to check all coaches we boarded the First SLR coach. Surprisingly all its single seats were empty, (imagining what I had just seen in Kalka Mail) Good Gracious.
RNC SK dpearted at 5.05 am with morning slowly lighting up the sky. The Red engine then (WAP-4 now) honked madly as it raced ahead skipped PNME halted at HZD and KQR but Skipped Gaya. My bro told me how his train 12817 had been ransacked by Unreserved passengers at Gaya. Meanwhile I thanked my stars that my train chose to skip it. Despite late by 2 hours it slammed GMO-MGS in 5 hours flat. We covered 1 hour delay as we moved in at pf 4 at MGS while 12307 had gone ahead. (Just few months back in January I had my longest ride in 13009 HWH DDN Don express which had taken full 10 hours for DHN-MGS). My brother got down at MGS bought some water and snacks and asked me to shift to 2 coaches behind. I was like "Are u kidding me". Why shift when we have a side seat already. He said Trust me u wont regret it. As an true General guy I left my seat, keeping some paper on seat to still claim it back but bro told me none can now board this train from MGS as it is Jharkhand SK while we are in UP. When I reached 3rd coach I was most amazed to see an entire long berth section empty. So we slept on long berth (cushioned) and had a sleeping journey better than any Sleeper train ever I had amazed at this awesome train.
We departed MGS post a 30 min halt. We OT 12307 at Chunar (WOW SF ot SF). Then I had a long sleep, crossed ALD in afternoon (only remember the Yamuna crossing). It was terribly hot and train too moved quickly. We covered MGS-CNB in 5 hours to reach CNB at 3.35pm pf 1. There was a water riot on station literally with passengers fighting for every drop. Some NGO or station ppl had arranged additional containers to provide water. Our train departed after a 15 min halt and quickly flew through the fastest section storming through Phaphund, Etawah and station with suffix bad. (Firozabad and Shikohabad). I enjoyed the evening at and at 7pm had a halt at Tundla jn on leftmost pf. I wondered how so much daylight at 7pm while it gets pitch dark at my area.
Then I hard a loud engine noise and grand Wap-7 moved in with 12003 LKO Swarna Shatabdi with LHB (at that time it did not halt there though).
Post TDL started the crossing of mighty Rajdhani gang back to back while I counted 4 that crossed one after the other. The train kept on slowing down as we approached ALJN. My bro told me when you smell a terrible unbearable odour you know its ALJN. Soon the odour came and so did the station. While it stopped in outer it skipped the station at 8.45pm.
From ALJN began real crawling where train would run, halt run. Close to CYZ it was so congested that I could see train ahead rear light and engine light behind. We again skipped GZB stn with me wondering it halts at outer, why not stop at station silly train. It took full 3 hours for ALJN-NDLS. As we corssed bridges and underpass ROads of Delhi I was just Dazzled with the amount of Cars on Delhi Roads of out glorious Capital. We reached NDLS at 11.45 pm, unfourtunately missed the last metro by 15 minutes (the only sad part of my journey). My brother mobile phone hanged up and it took another 15 minutes to get it up. We called our local cousin who came with bike and we had a tripling ride to Uttamnagar below the Metro pillars carefully avoiding the traffic cops. We had a late dinner and slept off.
Thanks for Reading.!!! Do share your first metropolitan city ride

Apr 14 2017 (23:47)
12817 Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti 12818~   1368 blog posts   46 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Bahut badhiya...

Apr 14 2017 (23:53)
Get Well Soon LKO NR~   1045 blog posts
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Great one..loved the OT with 12307 and LKO swrna Shtabdi part..😁
Rail Anecdote/Joke
Yesterday (19:34)   DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

Arnab 884604   41 blog posts
Entry# 2249036            Tags   Past Edits
Ab DHN ki bari hai :D
Height of imagination by local hindi papers...
Pehle Airport to ban jaye...bachpan se sun hi raha hu ki reconstruction chal raha hai :(

Yesterday (19:36)
® राहुल जैन ☺ झाडू वाले™🚅🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃*^~   9995 blog posts   14936 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2249036-1            Tags   Past Edits

Yesterday (19:39)
Arnab 884604   41 blog posts
Re# 2249036-2            Tags   Past Edits
Whatsapp group se bheja gaya hai :D
Kaunsa paper ka cutting hai ye nahi maloom nahi pata par editor ko mera five star salute!
General Travel
Apr 18 2017 (07:11)   DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

Aditya*^~   4323 blog posts   2413 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 2240244            Tags   Past Edits
Proposed new AC EMU between Dhanbad and Howrah.
click here

5 posts - Tue Apr 18, 2017

2 posts - Wed Apr 19, 2017

Apr 19 2017 (13:45)
©The Dark Lord™~   6620 blog posts
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250 km se jyada k travel distance hai, EMU introduce nahi ho sakti. EMU sub-urban transportation k liye hai. MEMU ho sakti but Air Conditioned MEMU na abhi tak bani hai, seems to be cooked up story.

Apr 19 2017 (14:17)
May i have your attention plzz~   338 blog posts
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I think EMU will be given as the distance is 258km, just 8km more than the limit

Apr 19 2017 (17:02)
©The Dark Lord™~   6620 blog posts
Re# 2240244-10            Tags   Past Edits
Are 250 Km koi benchmark nahi hai, wo ek general statement tha ki travel distance 250 km se bhi jyada hai to ispe EMU introduce nahi karegne.

Apr 20 2017 (01:43)
DhnEcr~   5169 blog posts
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Bahut jada ho gaya DHN ke liye. Too good to be true. Ye train ek Dum Reliance Jio hai while while Coalfiled and Black Diamond seem like Airtel and Vodafone-Idea

Apr 20 2017 (08:58)
Arnab 884604   41 blog posts
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Actually train diya jata hai primarily ASN, DGR .
But public kahegi ki train WB special aur intrastate connectivity de rahi hai.
Isiliye DHN ko train milti hai.
HWH-DHN DD ka bhi same case tha.......
baki AC EMU ka baat hai to yeh to har station pe rukegi...to end to end passengers ke liya utna acha nahi rehega!
General Travel
Apr 13 2017 (08:02)   DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

rajeevame~   2361 blog posts   76 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2233153            Tags   Past Edits
Great going dhn divn in ECR. The awards list sums it's all especially for running of trains on time in which many are still struggling
General Travel
Apr 13 2017 (12:41)   22317/Sealdah - Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

ER~   36 blog posts   7 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2233559            Tags   Past Edits
click here
See the new rake of SDAH JAT HUMSHAFAR EXP

Apr 14 2017 (22:38)
Like digitalpolographics on Facebook*^~   8927 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
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Awesome video.... but why is it tagged under Dhanbad Jn Station on IRI? While looking at this video I was imagining the joy some 3rd AC passengers may feel while traveling in a Fully AC train on the Grand Chord - Awadh - Rohilkhand - Punjab Route between West Bengal and J & K States :-D
Feb 28 2017 (01:00)   18606/Jaynagar - Ranchi Express | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

DhnEcr~   5169 blog posts
Entry# 2180554            Tags   Past Edits
What is the maximum capacity (in terms of coach length) of trains that can be accomodated on pf 5,6,7 of DHN jn. Given 18606 is 18 coaches does it fit in properly.

7 posts - Tue Feb 28, 2017

Feb 28 2017 (11:21)
©The Dark Lord™~   6620 blog posts
Re# 2180554-8            Tags   Past Edits

Feb 28 2017 (11:29)
★When Journey matters more than the Destination★^~   5213 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2180554-9            Tags   Past Edits
Aur bhi stns ka chahiye isliye . . .

Feb 28 2017 (11:30)
©The Dark Lord™~   6620 blog posts
Re# 2180554-10            Tags   Past Edits
naam batao station ka mil jayega data.

Mar 03 2017 (19:09)
Guest: 346ea50f   show all posts
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Platform number 5 can hold only 15 coach ICF trains.
Platform 4 can hold slightly more.

Apr 14 2017 (14:37)
ER~   36 blog posts   7 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2180554-12            Tags   Past Edits
Platform no 4&5 both can hold 18 coaches train...
Eg- Ganga damodar Exp( arrival. .. Departure) & Ganga satluj Exp (arrival)
Rail Fanning
Apr 05 2017 (23:04)   DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

indianrailwayuser~   40 blog posts
Entry# 2224055            Tags   Past Edits
Kolhapur-Dhanbad Super-fast Express

Apr 06 2017 (01:58)
May i have your attention plzz~   338 blog posts
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DIKSHABHOOMI is not a SF train its just a normal mail/express train
General Travel
Apr 05 2017 (10:10)   12274/New Delhi - Howrah Duronto Express | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

rajeevame~   2361 blog posts   76 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2223068            Tags   Past Edits
Something extremely wrong has happened in GC in between gaya-dhn section

Apr 05 2017 (10:11)
Bring Back Golden Days of IRI*^~   30951 blog posts   67961 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2223068-1            Tags   Past Edits
Some freight derail in GC ( not sure)

Apr 05 2017 (10:13)
rajeevame~   2361 blog posts   76 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2223068-2            Tags   Past Edits
12314 arrived at paharpur (mere 32 kms) post gaya whereas it was rt at gaya.
Same is the case with 12302 which halted at gaya for approx 5hrs

Apr 05 2017 (10:14)
rajeevame~   2361 blog posts   76 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2223068-3            Tags   Past Edits
Extended halt at gaya for bbs Rajdhani also

Apr 05 2017 (10:19)
abhirupsenhaldia   21 blog posts
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Freight Derailment at Tankuppa. SER has tweeted something about it. Many trains have been diverted.

Apr 05 2017 (13:40)
▶ECR97⭐ महाबोधि सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ⭐ 98NCR◽◀~   13902 blog posts   746 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Due to derailment in between MPO - GMO section
click here
General Travel
Mar 28 2017 (19:26)   DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

Ideologies Matters More~   344 blog posts
Entry# 2214092            Tags   Past Edits
Since my last visit to the city, I always had a common question in my mind. How did Dhanbad became such a huge city from a small village? My grandfather's friend used to live in Dhanbad village(then Bengal). Coal field and Grand Chord were/are the resources yet how it got that huge chunk of population(specially from Bihar)?

1 posts - Tue Mar 28, 2017

Mar 28 2017 (21:13)
Guest: 346ea19d   show all posts
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Read this beautiful blog written by Arnab.

Mar 28 2017 (21:14)
Guest: 346ea19d   show all posts
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Beautiful blog by Ex-IRI member Arnab.

Apr 01 2017 (10:52)
Guest: 346e8291   show all posts
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Any new news when the DHN-CRP route would be scrapped?

Apr 03 2017 (21:12)
Ideologies Matters More~   344 blog posts
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No leaks as of now. Wait for an accident for diversion.

Apr 04 2017 (09:49)
Guest: 346e8b6c   show all posts
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Thats bad then!
★  Info Update
Apr 01 2017 (09:06)   GAYA/Gaya Junction (9 PFs)

▶ECR97⭐ महाबोधि सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ⭐ 98NCR◽◀~   13902 blog posts   746 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2217992            Tags   Past Edits

12 posts - Sat Apr 01, 2017

Apr 01 2017 (17:28)
Guest: 346eb73f   show all posts
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Apr 01 2017 (17:33)
©The Dark Lord™~   6620 blog posts
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Tumre kaam ka nahi hai babua, chala aage badha.

Apr 01 2017 (17:36)
Indian Railways the life line of our Nation   14106 blog posts   137 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2217992-15            Tags   Past Edits

Apr 01 2017 (20:59)
▶ECR97⭐ महाबोधि सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ⭐ 98NCR◽◀~   13902 blog posts   746 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2217992-16            Tags   Past Edits
ji haan pf ticket lekar hi jana hoga

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