Sahnewal railway station

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Sahnewal
Sanehwal Junction
Indian Railways junction station
LocationLudhiana–Ambala Road, Sahnewal, Punjab
India
Coordinates30°50′18″N 75°58′45″E / 30.8382°N 75.9792°E / 30.8382; 75.9792Coordinates: 30°50′18″N 75°58′45″E / 30.8382°N 75.9792°E / 30.8382; 75.9792
Elevation260 metres (850 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Ambala–Attari line
Chandigarh–Sahnewal line
Platforms3
Tracks8 nos Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeSNL
Division(s) Firozpur
History
Opened1870
Electrified1996–97
Passengers
2018319 per day
Location
Sanehwal Junction is located in Punjab
Sanehwal Junction
Sanehwal Junction
Location in Punjab
Sanehwal Junction is located in India
Sanehwal Junction
Sanehwal Junction
Location in India

Sahnewal Junction railway station was located in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab and served Sahnewal. Sahnewal station fell under Firozpur railway division under Northern Railway zone of Indian Railways.[1]

The railway station[edit]

Sahnewal railway station was at an elevation of 260 metres (850 ft) and was assigned the code – SNL.[2]

History[edit]

The Sind, Punjab and Delhi railway completed the 483 km (300 mi)-long Amritsar–Ambala–Saharanpur–Ghaziabad line in 1870 connecting Multan (now in Pakistan) with Delhi.[3][4]

The Sahnewal–Chandigarh 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][1]

Amenities[edit]

Sanehwal Junction railway station had 1 booking window and no enquiry office. Station was classified under the lowest NSG6 category and had only basic amenities like drinking water, public toilets, sheltered area with adequate seating. Wheelchair availability was not there for disabled persons. There were three platforms at the station and one foot overbridge (FOB).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Passenger amenities details of Sahnewal Junction railway station as on 31/03/2018". Rail Drishti. Retrieved 17 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Sanehwal". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870–1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ R.P. Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". IRFCA. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "New Rail Link". The Tribune. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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