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Ludhiana Junction railway station

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Location  Ludhiana, Punjab India
Operated by  Northern Railway
Parking  Yes
Opened  1870
Owner  Indian Railways
Owned by  Indian Railways
Structure type  Standard on ground
Elevation  246 m
Phone  078143 33658
Platforms in use  7
Ludhiana Junction railway station
Tracks  Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Address  Gandhi Nagar, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, Punjab 141001
Similar  Ambala Cantonment Junction r, Jammu Tawi railway st, Jalandhar Cantonment Junction r, Amritsar Junction railway st, Jalandhar City railway station

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

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The railway station

Ludhiana railway station is at an elevation of 246 metres (807 ft) and was assigned the code – LDH.

History

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

The Ludhiana-Jakhal line was laid in 1901, possibly by the Southern Punjab Railway Co.

The extension from the Macleodganj (later renamed Mandi Sadiqganj and now in Pakistan) railway line to Ludhiana was opened by the Southern Punjab Railway Company in 1905.

The Sahnewal - Chandigarh rail link (also referred to as Ludhiana - Chandigarh rail link) was inaugurated in 2013.

Electrification

The Mandi Gobindgarh-Ludhiana sector was electrified in 1996–97.

Loco sheds

Ludhiana diesel shed holds 184+ locos including WDM 2, WDM 3A and WDG 3A. Ludhiana electric loco shed was commissioned in 2001 and houses WAM 4, WAG 5, WAG 7, WAG-9 AND WAP-4 locos.

Passenger movement

Ludhiana is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.

References

Ludhiana Junction railway station Wikipedia


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