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Jalandhar Cantonment railway station is located in Jalandhar district in the Indian state of Punjab and serves Jalandhar .

Jalandhar Cantonment Junction

जलन्धर छावनी जंक्शन

ਜਲੰਧਰ ਛਾਓੁਣੀ
Indian Railway Junction Station
LocationOpposite GT Road, near Rama Mandi, Jalandhar, Punjab
India
Coordinates31°18′25″N 75°37′55″E / 31.307°N 75.632°E / 31.307; 75.632Coordinates: 31°18′25″N 75°37′55″E / 31.307°N 75.632°E / 31.307; 75.632
Elevation239 metres (784 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Ambala–Attari line
Jalandhar-Jammu lne
Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur line
Platforms3
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeJRC
Division(s) Firozpur
History
Opened1870
Electrified2003–04
Location
Jalandhar Cantonment railway station is located in Punjab
Jalandhar Cantonment railway station
Jalandhar Cantonment railway station
Location in Punjab

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The railway stationEdit

Jalandhar Cantonment railway station is at an elevation of 239 metres (784 ft) and was assigned the code – JRC.[1]

HistoryEdit

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

The line from Jalandhar City to Mukerian was constructed in 1915.[2] The Mukerian-Pathankot line was built in 1952. The construction of the Pathankot-Jammu Tawi line was initiated in 1965, after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, and opened in 1971.[3]

Hoshiarpur was linked by rail with Jullundur Cantonment in 1913.[4]

ElectrificationEdit

The Phagwara-Jalandhar City-Amritsar sector was electrified in 2003–04.[5]

DMU shedEdit

India's first and largest DMU shed at Jalandhar holds 90 units placed in service in rural Punjab. It also houses two BEML built rail buses which operate on the Beas-Goindwal Sahib line.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jallandhar Cantonment railway station". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Hoshiarpur – Punjab District Gazetteers". Chapter VII Communications – Railways. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ "IR History: Part V (1970-1995)". IRFCA. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Punjab District Gazetteers - Hoshiarpur". Punjab Revenue. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 February 2014.

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