Ludhiana Junction railway station

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Ludhiana Junction
Indian Railways junction station
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Entrance of Ludhiana Junction
LocationLudhiana, Punjab
 India
Coordinates30°54′43″N 75°50′53″E / 30.912°N 75.848°E / 30.912; 75.848Coordinates: 30°54′43″N 75°50′53″E / 30.912°N 75.848°E / 30.912; 75.848
Elevation246 metres (807 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railways
Line(s)Ambala–Attari line,
Ludhiana–Fazilka line,
Ludhiana–Jakhal line,
Ludhiana–Chandigarh line,
Ludhiana–Lohian Khas line
Platforms7
Tracks12 broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessDisabled access Available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeLDH
Zone(s) Northern Railway zone
Division(s) Firozpur
History
Opened1864; 157 years ago (1864)
Electrified1996–97
Location
Ludhiana Junction is located in Punjab
Ludhiana Junction
Ludhiana Junction
Location within Punjab
Ludhiana Junction is located in India
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Ludhiana Junction (India)

Ludhiana Junction railway station (station code: LDH) was a railway station located in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab and served Ludhiana. It was located in about the centre of the city and was among the busiest railway stations of Punjab. It was also among the cleanest of railway stations of India.

The railway station[edit]

Nameboard of Ludhiana Railway Station on PF4

Ludhiana railway station was at an elevation of 246 metres (807 ft) and was assigned the code – LDH.[1]

History[edit]

The Sind, Punjab and Delhi railway completed the 483 km (300 mi)-long AmritsarAmbala CanttSaharanpurMeerutGhaziabad line in 1870 connecting Multan (now in Pakistan) with Delhi.[2]

The Ludhiana–Jakhal line was laid in 1901, possibly by the Southern Punjab Railway Co.[3]

The extension from the Macleodganj (later renamed Mandi Sadiqganj and now in Pakistan) railway line to Ludhiana was opened by the Southern Punjab Railway Company in 1905.[4]

The SahnewalChandigarh rail link (also referred to as Ludhiana–Chandigarh rail link) was inaugurated in 2013.[5]

Electrification[edit]

The Mandi Gobindgarh-Ludhiana sector was electrified in 1996–97.[6]

Loco sheds[edit]

Ludhiana Diesel Loco Shed held 184+ locos including WDM-2, WDM-3A and WDG-3A/WDG-4D. Ludhiana Electric Loco Shed was commissioned in 2001 and houses WAG-5 (now transferred to other shed), WAG-7, WAG-9 and WAP-4 (now transferred to TKD DLS) locos.

Passenger movement[edit]

Ludhiana was amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railways.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ludhiana railway station". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  2. ^ R.P. Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". IRFCA. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Chapter VII – Communications". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Chapter VII Communications". Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  5. ^ "New Rail Link". The Tribune. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.

External links[edit]

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