Ambala Cantonment Junction railway station
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|Location||Grand Trunk Road, Ambala Cantonment, Haryana|
|Elevation||272.530 metres (894.13 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Northern Railway|
Ambala–Amb Ambara other =
|Structure type||Standard on ground|
|Zone(s)||Northern Railway zone|
Ambala Cantonment railway station was a junction station at the junction of Delhi–Kalka line and Moradabad–Ambala line cum Ambala–Attari line Ambala–Bathinda line and Ambala–Una Himachal line. It was one of the busiest railway station in India in terms of frequency of trains. It was located in the Indian state of Haryana. It served Ambala Cantonment and Ambala. Around 300 trains started, end, or passed through the station daily.
Northern Railways Ambala railway division was named for the station.
The railway station
Ambala railway station was located at an altitude of 272.530 metres (894.13 ft) above meant sea level. It was allotted the railway code of UMB under the jurisdiction of Ambala railway division.France had joined hands with India to developped Ambala Railway station.French National Railways(SNCF) was carrying out this ambitious project with the help of 7 lakhs Euros in kind grant to be provided by the French development agency AFD.
- Kalka–New Delhi Shatabdi Express 12005/06
- Kalka Shatabdi Express 12011/12
- Chandigarh–New Delhi Shatabdi Express 12045/46
- Amritsar Shatabdi Express 12013/14
- New Delhi–Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi Express 12029/30(six days in week)
- New Delhi–Amritsar Shatabdi Express 12031/32(weekly)
The Delhi–Panipat–Ambala–Kalka line was opened in 1891.
Ambala had a diesel loco shed for minor maintenance of WDS-4 shunters. The locos were sent to Shakurbasti for major maintenance or repairs.
Ambala Cantonment was amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.
Trains originating from Ambala Cantonment
- Ambala Cantt–Sri Ganganagar Intercity Exp 14525/26
- Ambala Cantt–Barauni Harihar Exp 14523/24
- Ambala Cantt–Delhi Jn. Intercity Exp 14521/22(Via Saharanpur).
Ambala Cantonment railway station had one double-bedded AC retiring room and a six-bedded dormitory. It had computerized reservation facility, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms and a book stall.The station was being currently renovated and modernised. Toilets for old-age passengers were being replaced with modern facilities with estimated cost of Rs 45 lakhs. Separate blocks for women,men,children and physically handicapped were being constructed by providing all facilities for each category of passengers,and had been awarded to company of national repute and this project should be completed according to the guidelines and rules laid by Railways.
|A train entering Ambala Cantonment railway station|
|Preceding station||Indian Railways||Following station|
|Northern Railway zone||
|Northern Railway zone||