Fazilka Junction railway station

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Fazilka Junction
Indian Railways junction station
Fazilka 1.jpg
LocationCycle Market Road, Fazilka, Punjab
India
Coordinates30°24′32″N 74°01′30″E / 30.409°N 74.025°E / 30.409; 74.025Coordinates: 30°24′32″N 74°01′30″E / 30.409°N 74.025°E / 30.409; 74.025
Elevation181 metres (594 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Ludhiana–Fazilka line

Delhi–Fazilka line

Abohar–Fazilka line

Samasata–Fazilka line
Platforms2
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeFKA
Division(s) Firozpur
History
Opened1897
Location
Fazilka Junction railway station is located in Punjab
Fazilka Junction railway station
Fazilka Junction railway station
Location in Punjab

Fazilka Junction was located in Fazilka district in the Indian state of Punjab and served Fazilka.

The railway station[edit]

Fazilka railway station was at an elevation of 181 metres (594 ft) and was assigned the code – FKA.[1]

History[edit]

The Southern Punjab Railway Co. opened the Delhi–Bhatinda–Samasatta line in 1897.[2] The line passed through Muktasar and Fazilka tehsils and provided direct connection through Samma Satta (now in Pakistan) to Karachi. The extension from the Macleodganj (later renamed Mandi Sadiqganj and now in Pakistan) railway line to Ludhiana was opened by the same company in 1905.[3]

The 42 km (26 mi) new 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)-wide broad-gauge line between Fazilka and Abohar was opened in 2012.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arrivals at Fazilka". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870–1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Chapter VII Communications". Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Rail link between Abohar, Fazilka opens today". Hindustan Times. 15 July 2012. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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