Danapur Division came into existence w.e.f. 01.01.1925 and was functioning from different buildings. The present DRM’s office building was built in 1929
Danapur Division is an important passenger oriented division of East Central Railway. Presently the Danapur Division's jurisdiction includes following sections:-
Jhajha to Kuchman, Patna to Gaya (excluding), Kiul to Gaya (excluding), Dildarnagar to Tarighat, Bakhtiyarpur to Tilaiya via Rajgir, Mokama to Simaria (excluding), Patna Sahib to Patna Ghat, Patna to Digha Ghat, Fatuha to Islampur and Mokama to Mokama Ghat (but not in operation now).
Its jurisdiction extends over a length of 752 route kms., covering two states viz., Bihar and U.P.
12 DISTRICTS of Bihar and U.P.are served by Danapur Division; Buxar, Bhojpur, Patna, Lakhisarai, Jamui, Nawadah, Sheikhpura, Jehanabad, Barh, Nalanda and Ghazipur, Chandauli.
·Danapur Division is mainly a passenger carrying division. A total of 51 Pairs of Mail/Express trains originate/terminate from/at this division.
·Division is having Stone chips/ballast traffic with Sheikhpura Goods shed as a major source of outward Goods Traffic.
·However, there is regular inward Goods traffic at few Goods shed over the division. The major commodities are food grains, cement, fertilizer, salt, etc. with Steel at Fatuha Goods shed.