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Firozpur Cantonment railway station

Firozpur Cantonment railway station is located in Firozpur district in the Indian state of Punjab and serves Firozpur, on the banks of the Sutlej River .

Firozpur Cantonment
फिरोज़पुर कैंटोनमेंट
ਫਿਰੋਜਪੁਰ ਕੈਨ੍ਤੋੰਮੇੰਟ
Indian Railway Junction Station
LocationStation Road, near Mittal Chowk, Firozpur Cantonment, Punjab
India
Coordinates30°56′31″N 74°01′30″E / 30.942°N 74.025°E / 30.942; 74.025Coordinates: 30°56′31″N 74°01′30″E / 30.942°N 74.025°E / 30.942; 74.025
Elevation200 metres (660 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Ludhiana-Fazilka line
Delhi-Firozpur line
Jalandhar-Firozpur line
Platforms5
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeFZR
Division(s) Firozpur railway division
History
Opened1905
Location
Firozpur Cantonment railway station is located in Punjab
Firozpur Cantonment railway station
Firozpur Cantonment railway station
Location in Punjab

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The railway stationEdit

Firozpur Cantonment railway station is at an elevation of 200 metres (660 ft) and was assigned the code – FZR.[1]

HistoryEdit

The Southern Punjab Railway Co. opened the Delhi-Bhatinda-Samasatta line in 1897.[2] The line passed through Muktasar and Fazilka tehsils and provided direct connection through Samma Satta (now in Pakistan) to Karachi. The extension from the Macleodganj (later renamed Mandi Sadiqganj and now in Pakistan) railway line to Ludhiana was opened by the same company in 1905.[3]

The Firozpur Cantonment-Jalandhar City branch line was opened in 1912.[4]

Railway divisionEdit

Firozpur railway division covers a large area with railway lines under its jurisdiction – covering parts of Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.[5]

TrainsEdit

Following express trains originate/terminate at Firozpur Cantt.

Train No. Train name Destination
12137 / 12138 Punjab Mail Mumbai CST
13307 / 13308 Ganga Sutlej Express Dhanbad
14625 / 14626 Intercity Express Delhi Sarai Rohilla
19023 / 19024 Janata Express Mumbai Central

Fzr-Ndls shatabdi express Fzr-Durg antyodya express

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arrivals at Firozpur". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Chapter VII Communications". Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Punjab District Gazetteers - Kapurthala". Punjab Revenue. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Firzpur Division". Northern Railway. Retrieved 20 February 2014.

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