Jalandhar Cantonment railway station

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Jalandhar Cantonment
Indian Railways junction station
LocationOpposite GT Road, near Rama Mandi, Jalandhar, Punjab
Coordinates31°18′25″N 75°37′55″E / 31.307°N 75.632°E / 31.307; 75.632Coordinates: 31°18′25″N 75°37′55″E / 31.307°N 75.632°E / 31.307; 75.632
Elevation239 metres (784 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Ambala–Attari line
Jalandhar–Jammu line
Jalandhar–Hoshiarpur line
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Structure typeStandard on ground
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
Station codeJRC
Division(s) Firozpur
Jalandhar Cantonment is located in Punjab
Jalandhar Cantonment
Jalandhar Cantonment
Location in Punjab
Jalandhar Cantonment is located in India
Jalandhar Cantonment
Jalandhar Cantonment
Jalandhar Cantonment (India)

Jalandhar Cantonment railway station (station code: JRC) was located in Jalandhar district in the Indian state of Punjab and served Jalandhar.

The railway station[edit]

Jalandhar Cantonment railway station was at an elevation of 239 metres (784 ft) and was assigned the code – JRC.[1]


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

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

Hoshiarpur was linked by rail with Jullundur Cantonment in 1913.[4]


The Phagwara–Jalandhar City–Amritsar sector was electrified in 2003–04.[5]

DMU shed[edit]

India's first and largest DMU shed at Jalandhar held 90 units placed in service in rural Punjab. It also houses two BEML-built rail buses which operated on the Beas–Goindwal Sahib line.[6]


  1. ^ "Jallandhar Cantonment railway station". India Rail Info. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Hoshiarpur – Punjab District Gazetteers". Chapter VII Communications – Railways. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ "IR History: Part V (1970–1995)". IRFCA. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Punjab District Gazetteers – Hoshiarpur". Punjab Revenue. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 February 2014.

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