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Atari Shyam Singh railway station

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Owned by  Indian Railways
Tracks  4 (Single Diesel BG)
Elevation  220 m
Owner  Indian Railways
Operated by  Northern Railway
Structure type  Standard on ground
Opened  1862
Platforms in use  3
Atari Shyam Singh railway station
Location  Railways Road, Atari Village, Punjab, India India
Line(s)  Ambala–Attari line Multan-Lahore-Amritsar line
Address  Himachal Pradesh, Attari, Punjab 143108
Similar  Wagah railway station, Munabao railway station, Batala railway station, Hoshiarpur railway station, Sahnewal railway station

Atari Shyam Singh railway station is located in Amritsar district in the Indian state of Punjab and serves Attari and the Wagah border with Pakistan.

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In May 2015, Government of Punjab changed the name of station to Atari Shyam Singh railway station after Sham Singh Atariwala who was general in the Sikh Empire.

The railway station

Attari railway station is at an elevation of 220 metres (720 ft) and was assigned the code – ATT.

Attari is the last station in India on the Amritsar-Lahore line.

History

The Sind, Punjab and Delhi railway completed the Multan-Lahore-Amritsar line in 1865. Amritsar-Attari section was completed on the route to Lahore n 1862.

Trans-Asian Railway

Currently, all freight traffic originating from Asia destined for Europe goes by sea. The Trans-Asian Railway will enable containers from Singapore, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Korea to travel over land by train to Europe. The Southern Corridor of the Trans-Asian Railway is of prime interest to India. It connects Yunnan in China and Thailand with Europe via Turkey and passes through India.

The proposed route will enter India through Tamu and Moreh in Manipur bordering Myanmar, then enter Bangladesh through Mahisasan and Shabajpur and again enter India from Bangladesh at Gede. On the western side, the line will enter Pakistan at Attari. There is a 315 kilometres (196 mi) missing link on this route in the India-Myanmar sector; of this, 180 kilometres (110 mi), in India, is between Jiribam in Manipur and Tamu in Myanmar. The rail link between Jiribam and Imphal has been sanctioned by Indian Railways, but that is unlikely to be completed before 2016. At present construction work is in progress in a 97 kilometres (60 mi) stretch between Jiribam and Tupul.

Major Trains

Some of the important trains that runs from Attari are :

  • Samjhauta Express
  • Amritsar - Attari DEMU
  • Jabalpur - Atari Special Fare Special
  • Amritsar Attari Passenger
  • References

    Atari Shyam Singh railway station Wikipedia


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