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Jalandhar Cantonment Junction railway station

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Owned by  Indian Railways
Structure type  Standard on ground
Opened  1870
Platforms in use  3
Operated by  Northern Railway
Elevation  239 m
Owner  Indian Railways
Jalandhar Cantonment Junction railway station
Location  Opposite GT Road, near Rama Mandi, Jalandhar, Punjab India
Line(s)  Ambala–Attari line Jalandhar-Jammu line Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur line
Tracks  Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Address  NH 1, Dakoha, Rama Mandi, Jalandhar, Punjab 144005
Similar  Jalandhar City railway station, Ludhiana Junction railway st, Pathankot Cantonment railway st, Ambala Cantonment Junction r, Jammu Tawi railway st

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

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The railway station

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

History

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. 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.

Hoshiarpur was linked by rail with Jullundur Cantonment in 1913.

Electrification

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

DMU shed

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.

References

Jalandhar Cantonment Junction railway station Wikipedia


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