Sirhind railway station

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Sirhind
Indian Railways junction station
LocationMain Market, Sirhind, Punjab
India
Coordinates30°37′27″N 76°22′56″E / 30.6242°N 76.3822°E / 30.6242; 76.3822Coordinates: 30°37′27″N 76°22′56″E / 30.6242°N 76.3822°E / 30.6242; 76.3822
Elevation271 metres (889 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Ambala–Attari line
Sirhind–Nangal line
Platforms3
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeSIR
Division(s) Ambala
History
Opened1870
Location
Sirhind is located in Punjab
Sirhind
Sirhind
Location in Punjab
Sirhind is located in India
Sirhind
Sirhind
Location in India

Sirhind railway station was located in Fatehgarh Sahib district in the Indian state of Punjab and served Sirhind–Fategarh .

The railway station[edit]

Sirhind railway station was at an elevation of 271 metres (889 ft) and was assigned the code – SIR.[1]

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.[2]

The Sirhind–Nangal line was opened in 1927.[3]

Electrification[edit]

The Shahbad Markanda-Mandi Gobindgarh sector was electrified in 1995–96.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arrivals at Sirhand Junction". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Chapter I – Brief Summary" (PDF). Table 1 – Details of development milestones of Roopnagar. Retrieved 21 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

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