Ambala Cantonment Junction railway station

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Ambala Cantonment
Indian Railway Junction Station
Ambala Cantonment Railway Station.jpg
Ambala Cantonment railway station
Location Grand Trunk Road, Ambala Cantonment, Haryana
India
Coordinates 30°20′19″N 76°49′37″E / 30.3386°N 76.8269°E / 30.3386; 76.8269Coordinates: 30°20′19″N 76°49′37″E / 30.3386°N 76.8269°E / 30.3386; 76.8269
Elevation 272.530 metres (894.13 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Northern Railway
Line(s) Delhi-Kalka line
Moradabad-Ambala line
Ambala-Attari line
Platforms 7(1A,1,2,3,4,6,7)
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code UMB
Division(s) Ambala
History
Opened 1891
Electrified 1999-2000
Location
Ambala Cantonment railway station is located in Haryana
Ambala Cantonment railway station
Ambala Cantonment railway station
Location in Haryana

Ambala Cantonment railway station is a junction station at the junction of Delhi-Kalka line and Moradabad-Ambala line cum Ambala-Attari line. It is located in the Indian state of Haryana. It serves Ambala Cantonment and Ambala .

The railway station[edit]

Ambala railway station is located at an altitude of 272.530 metres (894.13 ft) above mean sea level. It was allotted the railway code of UMB under the jurisdiction of Ambala railway division.[1]

Ambala Cantt Junction - platformboard

Ambala Cantt serves most number of Shatabdi Express trains after New Delhi.

  1. Kalka New Delhi Shatabdi Express 12005/06
  2. Kalka Shatabdi Express 12011/12
  3. Chandigarh New Delhi Shatabdi Express 12045/46
  4. Amritsar Shatabdi Express 12013/14
  5. New Delhi Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi Express 12029/30(six days in week)
  6. New Delhi Amritsar Shatabdi Express 12031/32(weekly)

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 Delhi-Ambala-Kalka line was opened in 1891.[3]

Electrification[edit]

Kurukshetra - Ambala and Ambala - Chandigarh sectors were electrified around 1996-99 and Ambala - Saharanpur sector in 1996-98[4]

Loco sheds[edit]

Ambala has a diesel loco shed for minor maintenance of WDS-4 shunters. The locos are sent to Shakurbasti for major maintenance or repairs.[5]

Passenger movement[edit]

Ambala Cantonment is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[6]

Trains originating from Ambala Cantt[edit]

  • Ambala Cantt-Sri Ganganagar Intercity Exp 14525/26
  • Ambala Cantt-Muzaffarpur Harihar Exp 14523/24
  • Ambala Cantt -Delhi Jn. Intercity Exp 14521/22
  • Ambala Cantt -Delhi jn exp special 04031/04032

Amenities[edit]

Ambala Cantonment railway station has one double-bedded AC retiring room and a six-bedded dormitory.[7] It has computerized reservation facility, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms and a book stall.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ambala Cantonment Railway Station". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  2. ^ R. P. Saxena. "Indian Railway History Time line". Irse.bravehost.com. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Northern Railway Retiring Room Facilities". Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ambala to Amritsar Trains". Make My Trip. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

External video
A train entering Ambala Cantonment railway station
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Northern Railway zone
Northern Railway zone