Atari Shyam Singh railway station

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Attari Shyam Singh railway station
Indian Railways station
Attari Railway Station.JPG
Attari station looking towards Pakistan,
with goods custom depot (left)
LocationRailways Road, Attari Village, Punjab, India
India
Coordinates31°35′39″N 74°36′24″E / 31.5942°N 74.6068°E / 31.5942; 74.6068Coordinates: 31°35′39″N 74°36′24″E / 31.5942°N 74.6068°E / 31.5942; 74.6068
Elevation231.52 metres (759.6 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Ambala–Attari line Multan–Lahore–Amritsar line
Platforms3
Tracks4 (Single Diesel BG)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeATT
Zone(s) Northern Railway
Division(s) Firozpur
History
Opened1862
ElectrifiedNo
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
toward ?
Northern Railway zoneTerminus
Location
Attari railway station is located in Punjab
Attari railway station
Attari railway station
Location within Punjab

Attari Shyam Singh railway station was located in Amritsar district in the Indian state of Punjab and served Attari and the Wagah border with Pakistan.[1]

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.[2]

The railway station[edit]

Attari railway station was at an elevation of 231.52 metres (759.6 ft) and was assigned the code – ATT.[3]

Attari was the last station in India on the Amritsar–Lahore line.

History[edit]

The Sind, Punjab and Delhi railway completed the Multan–Lahore–Amritsar line in 1865.[4] Amritsar–Attari section was completed on the route to Lahore in 1862.[5]

Trans-Asian Railway[edit]

Currently,[when?] all freight traffic originating from Asia destined for Europe went by sea. The Trans-Asian Railway will enabled 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 was of prime interest to India. It connected Yunnan in China and Thailand with Europe via Turkey and passed through India.[6]

The proposed route will enterred India through Tamu and Moreh in Manipur bordering Myanmar, then enterred Bangladesh through Mahisasan and Shabajpur and again enterred India from Bangladesh at Gede. On the western side, the line will enterred Pakistan at Attari. There was a 315 kilometres (196 mi) missing link on this route in the India–Myanmar sector; of this, 180 kilometres (110 mi), in India, was between Jiribam in Manipur and Tamu in Myanmar. The rail link between Jiribam and Imphal had been sanctioned by Indian Railways, but that was unlikely to be completed before 2016. At present construction work was in progress in a 97 kilometres (60 mi) stretch between Jiribam and Tupul.[7][8][9][10]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/Entrance & ticket counter
P1 FOB, Side platform, No-1 doors will open on the left/right
Track 1
Track 2
FOB, Island platform, No- 2 doors will open on the left/right
Island platform, No- 3 doors will open on the left/right
Track 3

Major trains[edit]

Some of the important trains that ran from Attari were :

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway Minister urged to extend Rail Freight Corridor to Attari
  2. ^ Atari railway station to Atari Shyam Singh by Punjab Government
  3. ^ "Arrival at Attari". iniarailinfo.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ R.P. Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". IRFCA. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Sind, Punjab and Delhi Railway". fibis. Retrieved 1 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Trans-Asian Railway". Streamline Supply Chain. Retrieved 22 December 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Agreement on Trans-Asian railway passing through Manipur signed". Larkhawm. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "India signs accord on trans-Asian railway network". The Hindu. 1 July 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "B'desh segment of TAR route preparation shows progress". Financial Express. 18 March 2011. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Manipur gets rail gift for Trinamul bypoll win – Tall promises of connecting all capitals of region leaves Northeast industry captains unimpressed". The Telegraph. India. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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