Pathankot Cantonment railway station

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Pathankot Cantonment
Indian Railways
LocationNational Highway 44, Pathankot, Punjab
India
Coordinates32°15′33″N 75°38′10″E / 32.2592°N 75.6362°E / 32.2592; 75.6362Coordinates: 32°15′33″N 75°38′10″E / 32.2592°N 75.6362°E / 32.2592; 75.6362
Elevation328 metres (1,076 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railways
Line(s)Jalandhar–Jammu line
Kangra Valley Railway
Amritsar–Pathankot line
Platforms3
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codePTKC
Zone(s) Northern Railway zone
Division(s) Firozpur
History
Opened1952
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Pathankot Cantonment railway station is located in Punjab
Pathankot Cantonment railway station
Pathankot Cantonment railway station
Location in Punjab

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

Name change[edit]

Chakki Bank railway station was renamed Pathankot Cantonment railway station in 2013.[1]

The railway station[edit]

Pathankot Cantonment railway station was at an elevation of 328 metres (1,076 ft) and was assigned the code – PTKC.

History[edit]

The 107 km (66 mi)-long 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)-wide broad-gauge Amritsar–Pathankot line was opened in 1884.[2]

The 164 km (101.9 mi)-long 762 mm (2 ft 6 in)-wide narrow-gauge Kangra Valley Railway from Pathankot to Joginder Nagar was commissioned in 1929.[3]

The line from Jalandhar City to Mukerian was constructed in 1915.[4] The Mukerian–Pathankot line was built in 1952.[5] The construction of the Pathankot–Jammu Tawi line was initiated in 1965, after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, and opened in 1971.[6]

Electrification[edit]

Electrification work of the Jalandhar–Jammu line was completed in 2015.

Loco shed[edit]

Pathankot Cantonment had a steam loco shed which had now been decommissioned.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Renamed Pathankot Cantonment Station Dedicated". Business Standard. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Chapter VII". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. ^ "The Kangra Valley Railway". UNESCO. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Hoshiarpur – Punjab District Gazetteers". Chapter VII Communications – Railways. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Train tales from bygone era". The Tribune. 20 April 2002. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  6. ^ "IR History: Part V (1970-1995)". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 February 2014.

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