Jalandhar City Junction railway station

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Jalandhar City Junction
Indian Railways junction station
LocationStreet No. 1, Gobindgarh, Arjun Nagar, Jalandhar, Punjab
India
Coordinates31°19′52″N 75°35′28″E / 31.331°N 75.591°E / 31.331; 75.591Coordinates: 31°19′52″N 75°35′28″E / 31.331°N 75.591°E / 31.331; 75.591
Elevation236.520 metres (775.98 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Ambala–Attari line
Jalandhar–Jammu line
Jalandhar–Firozpur line
Platforms5 (Including 2 terminating platforms)
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeJUC
Division(s) Firozpur
History
Opened1864
Electrified1997
Location
Jalandhar City is located in Punjab
Jalandhar City
Jalandhar City
Location in Punjab
Jalandhar City is located in India
Jalandhar City
Jalandhar City
Jalandhar City (India)

Jalandhar City Junction (station code: JUC) is a railway station located in Jalandhar district in the Indian state of Punjab and serves Jalandhar.

The railway station[edit]

Jalandhar City railway station is at an elevation of 236.520 metres (775.98 ft) and was assigned the code – JUC.[1]

History[edit]

The Sind, Punjab and Delhi railway completed the 483 km (300 mi) long Amritsar–Ambala–Saharanpur–Ghaziabad line in 1870 connecting Multan (now in Pakistan) with Delhi.[2]

The line from Jalandhar City to Mukerian was constructed in 1915.[3] The Mukerian–Pathankot line was built in 1952,[2] The construction of the Pathankot–Jammu Tawi line was initiated in 1965, after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, and opened in 1971.[4]

The Firozpur Cantonment-Jalandhar City branch line was opened in 1912.[5]

Electrification[edit]

The electrification of Phagwara–Jalandhar Cantt–Jalandhar City–Amritsar sector was initiated in 1997.[6]

DMU shed[edit]

India's first and largest DMU shed at Jalandhar holds 90 units placed in service in whole Punjab. It also houses two BEML-built rail buses which operate on the Beas–Goindwal Sahib line. In 2019, it completed 50 years of service and was converted into an electric shed MEMU and allotted 2 new rakes of MEMU train including medical relief van.[7]

Passenger movement[edit]

Jalandhar City is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[8]

Amenities[edit]

Jalandhar City railway station has computerized reservation counters, GRP (railway police) office, retiring rooms, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms and book stall. .[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jallandhar City railway station". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b Saxena, R. P. "Indian Railway History Timeline". Irse.bravehost.com. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Hoshiarpur – Punjab District Gazetteers". Chapter VII Communications – Railways. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  4. ^ "IR History: Part V (1970-1995)". IRFCA. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Punjab District Gazetteers – Kapurthala". Punjab Revenue. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Jallandhar City railway station". Make My Trip. Retrieved 2 February 2014.

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