The Allahabad–Jabalpur section is a railway line connecting Allahabad and Jabalpur. This 366 km (227 mi) track is part of the Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line. The main line is under the jurisdiction of North Central Railway and West Central Railway
The East Indian Railway, which had established the Howrah-Delhi main line via Allahabad, opened the Allahabad-Jabalpur branch line in June 1867. The Great Indian Peninsula Railway connection reached Jabalpur from Itarsi on 7 March 1870, linking up with the EIR track there from Allahabad, and establishing connectivity between Mumbai and Kolkata.
The Jhansi-Manikpur line was opened in 1889 by Indian Midland Railway.
The Mahoba-Khajuraho branch line was inaugurated in 2008.
The 605 km long Naini-Manikpur-Katni-itarsi route and the 479 km long Katni-Singrauli-Garwa Road route have been identified for electrification under Vision 2020 – A Blue print for Railway Electrification Programme.
The Allahabad-Bhusawal section is classified as 'B' class where trains can run up to 130 km/h. On the branch lines trains can run up to 100 km/h.
Both the Katni Diesel Loco Shed and the New Katni Junction Electric Loco Shed are located at New Katni Junction. The former has WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDG-3A, WDG-4, WDG-4D and the only WDG-3C "Cheetah" diesel locomotives. The latter holds 170+ WAG-5 and WAG-7 electric locomotives and has a large marshalling yard attached to it.