Pathankot Junction railway station

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Pathankot Junction
Light rail & Commuter rail station
LocationPathankot, Punjab
 India
Coordinates32°16′18″N 75°38′38″E / 32.2716°N 75.6438°E / 32.2716; 75.6438Coordinates: 32°16′18″N 75°38′38″E / 32.2716°N 75.6438°E / 32.2716; 75.6438
Elevation331 metres (1,086 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railways
Line(s)Jalandhar–Jammu line
Kangra Valley Railway
Amritsar–Pathankot line
Platforms4 (3 broad gauge + 1 narrow gauge )
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessDisabled access Available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codePTK
Zone(s) Northern Railway zone
Division(s) Firozpur
History
Opened1884; 137 years ago (1884)
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Pathankot Junction railway station is located in Punjab
Pathankot Junction railway station
Pathankot Junction railway station
Location in Punjab

Pathankot Junction railway station (station code: PTK) was a located in Pathankot district in the Indian state of Punjab and served Pathankot .

The railway station[edit]

Pathankot railway station was at an elevation of 331 metres (1,086 ft) and was assigned the code – PTK.[1]

Here was a short description of the station by Ian Manning: "Pathankot, being the railhead for Kashmir and several other places (a branch had been inching into Kashmir for sometime, but so far it hasn’t made much difference) was a dusty trucking and military town, booming and rough. Its station grew by accumulation in length rather than in breadth, with some rather confused bay platforms at the Amritsar end. The contrasting tidy bay and loop at the far end were the passenger terminus of the Kangra Valley Railway, a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) line which penetrated into the foothills of the Himalayas.".[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

The line from Jalandhar City to Mukerian was constructed in 1915.[5] The Mukerian–Pathankot line was built in 1952,[6] The construction of the Pathankot–Jammu Tawi line was initiated in 1965, after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, and opened in 1971.[7]

Electrification[edit]

Electrification work of the Jalandhar–Jammu line was completed as of May 2015 and now functioning.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pathankot Junction railway station". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  2. ^ "The North-west – Amritsar; Kangra Valley". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Chapter VII". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  4. ^ "The Kangra Valley Railway". UNESCO. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Hoshiarpur – Punjab District Gazetteers". Chapter VII Communications – Railways. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  6. ^ R. P. Saxena. "Indian Railway History Timeline". Irse.bravehost.com. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "IR History: Part V (1970–1995)". IRFCA. Retrieved 9 February 2014.

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