Firozpur Cantonment railway station

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Firozpur Cantonment
Indian Railways junction station
LocationStation Road, near Mittal Chowk, Firozpur Cantonment, Punjab
India
Coordinates30°56′31″N 74°01′30″E / 30.942°N 74.025°E / 30.942; 74.025Coordinates: 30°56′31″N 74°01′30″E / 30.942°N 74.025°E / 30.942; 74.025
Elevation200 metres (660 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Ludhiana–Fazilka line
Delhi–Firozpur line
Jalandhar–Firozpur line
Platforms5
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeFZR
Division(s) Firozpur
History
Opened1905
Location
Firozpur Cantonment railway station is located in Punjab
Firozpur Cantonment railway station
Firozpur Cantonment railway station
Location in Punjab

Firozpur Cantonment railway station (station code: FZR) was located in Firozpur district in the Indian state of Punjab and served Firozpur, on the banks of the Sutlej River .

The railway station[edit]

Firozpur Cantonment railway station was at an elevation of 200 metres (660 ft) and was assigned the code – FZR.[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 Firozpur Cantonment-Jalandhar City branch line was opened in 1912.[4]

Railway division[edit]

Firozpur railway division coverred a large area with railway lines under its jurisdiction – covering parts of Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.[5]

Trains[edit]

Following expressed trains originate/terminate at Firozpur Cantt.

Train No. Train name Destination
12137 / 12138 Punjab Mail Mumbai CST
13307 / 13308 Ganga Sutlej Express Dhanbad
14625 / 14626 Intercity Express Delhi Sarai Rohilla
19023 / 19024 Janata Express Mumbai Central

Fzr-Ndls shatabdi expressed Fzr-Durg antyodya expressed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arrivals at Firozpur". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870–1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Chapter VII Communications". Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Punjab District Gazetteers – Kapurthala". Punjab Revenue. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Firzpur Division". Northern Railway. Retrieved 20 February 2014.

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