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Ambala Cantonment Junction railway station

Ambala Cantonment railway station is a junction station at the junction of Delhi-Kalka line and Moradabad-Ambala line cum Ambala-Attari line Ambala-Bathinda line and Ambala Una Himachal line . It is one of the busiest railway station in India in terms of frequency of trains. It is located in the Indian state of Haryana. It serves Ambala Cantonment and Ambala. Around 300 trains start, end, or pass through the station daily.[citation needed]

Ambala Cantonment
Ambala Cantonment Railway Station.jpg
Ambala Cantonment railway station
LocationGrand Trunk Road, Ambala Cantonment, Haryana
India
Coordinates30°20′19″N 76°49′37″E / 30.3386°N 76.8269°E / 30.3386; 76.8269
Elevation272.530 metres (894.13 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Delhi-Kalka line
Moradabad-Ambala line
Ambala-Attari line
Ambala-Bathinda line
Ambala-Amb Ambara other =
Platforms8(1A,1,2,3,4,6,7)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeUMB
Zone(s) Northern Railway zone
Division(s) Ambala railway division
History
Opened1891
Electrified1999-2000
Location
Ambala Cantonment railway station is located in Haryana
Ambala Cantonment railway station
Ambala Cantonment railway station
Location in Haryana

Northern Railways Ambala railway division is named for the station.

The railway stationEdit

Ambala railway station is located at an altitude of 272.530 metres (894.13 ft) above mean sea level. It was allotted the railway code of UMB under the jurisdiction of Ambala railway division.

 
Ambala Cantt Junction - platformboard

Ambala Cantt serves most number of Shatabdi Express trains after New Delhi.It handles close about 300 trains on daily basis with 8 platforms.

  1. Kalka New Delhi Shatabdi Express 12005/06
  2. Kalka Shatabdi Express 12011/12
  3. Chandigarh New Delhi Shatabdi Express 12045/46
  4. Amritsar Shatabdi Express 12013/14
  5. New Delhi Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi Express 12029/30(six days in week)
  6. New Delhi Amritsar Shatabdi Express 12031/32(weekly)

HistoryEdit

The Sind, Punjab and Delhi railway completed the 483 km (300 mi) long Amritsar - Ambala - Saharanpur - Ghaziabad line in 1870 connecting Multan (now in Pakistan) with Delhi.

The Delhi-Panipat-Ambala-Kalka line was opened in 1891.

ElectrificationEdit

Kurukshetra - Ambala and Ambala - Chandigarh sectors were electrified around 1996-99 and Ambala - Saharanpur sector in 1996-98.

Loco shedsEdit

Ambala has a diesel loco shed for minor maintenance of WDS-4 shunters. The locos are sent to Shakurbasti for major maintenance or repairs.

Passenger movementEdit

Ambala Cantonment is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.

Trains originating from Ambala CantonmentEdit

  • Ambala Cantt-Sri Ganganagar Intercity Exp 14525/26
  • Ambala Cantt-Barauni Harihar Exp 14523/24
  • Ambala Cantt -Delhi Jn. Intercity Exp 14521/22(Via Saharanpur).

AmenitiesEdit

Ambala Cantonment railway station has one double-bedded AC retiring room and a six-bedded dormitory. It has computerized reservation facility, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms and a book stall.

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