Patiala railway station

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Patiala railway station
LocationThe Mall Road, Patiala
Punjab
India
Coordinates30°20′32″N 76°24′07″E / 30.3421°N 76.4019°E / 30.3421; 76.4019
Elevation255 metres (837 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)2
Platforms5
Construction
Structure typeStandard on Ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codePTA
Fare zoneNorthern Railway Zone, Ambala railway division
History
Opened1887
Electrified2019

Patiala railway station was a railway station serving Patiala city of Punjab in India. It was under Ambala railway division of Northern Railway zone of Indian Railways. It was located at 256 m (840 ft) above sea level and had four platforms. 24 trains stopped, one train originated and one train terminated here.[1]

History[edit]

Unlike most railway stations, the building of Patiala railway station was perpendicular to the rail line from Rajpura. It was said that Maharaja built the railway station in the perpendicular orientation as he had hoped that one day the Ambala–Ludhiana would be diverted via Patiala, but that never happened. One reason was the trains would had to paid the taxes levied by the Pepsu state.

Overview[edit]

The Patiala railway station was located at an elevation of 255 metres (837 ft) and was assigned the code "PTA." Patiala railway station was one of the 400 stations to be redeveloped under Government of India's AMRUT scheme. In 2016, the work for the platform-1 extension was in progress which shall be extended to another 200 meter to accommodated longest possible train.[1] In 2016, electrification of Single broad-gauge railway line was under progress which was executed by Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd.

There were 5 platforms under use, 1(A), 1, 2, 3, 4. Platform number 4 was reserved exclusively for freight and passenger trains of Indian Army.

Electrification[edit]

The Rajpura–Patiala–Bathinda sector was electrified in 2019 and doubling was in process. In March 2017, work commenced for doubling of Rajpura–Patiala–Bathinda line, which was also a feeder route for Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC).

Passenger movement[edit]

Patiala City was amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[2]

Amenities[edit]

Patiala City railway station had computerized reservation counters, GRP (railway police) office, retiring rooms, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms and book stall.[3]

Railway workshop[edit]

Patiala railway workshop carried out a periodic overhaul of WDS-4 locos and breakdown cranes and locomotive manufactured.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Departures from PTA/Patiala (4 PFs)ਪਟਿਆਲਾ पटियाला". Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  2. ^ "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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Patiala City railway station". Make My Trip. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Archived from the original on 22 August 2006. Retrieved 2 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)