Amritsar Junction railway station

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Amritsar
Indian Railway Junction Station
Location Putlighar Road, Amritsar, Punjab
India
Coordinates 31°37′52″N 74°51′40″E / 31.631°N 74.861°E / 31.631; 74.861
Elevation 233 metres (764 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Northern Railway
Line(s)
Platforms 5
Tracks 9 (5 ft 6 in [1,676 mm] Indian gauge)
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Operational
Station code ASR
Division(s) Firozpur
History
Opened 1862
Electrified 2003–04
Location
Punjab
Amritsar
Amritsar
Location within Punjab

Amritsar railway station is located in Amritsar district in the Indian state of Punjab and serves Amritsar.

The railway station[edit]

Amritsar railway station is at an elevation of 233 metres (764 ft) and was assigned the code – ASR.[1]

History[edit]

The Sind, Punjab and Delhi Railway completed the Multan-Lahore-Amritsar line in 1865.[2] Amritsar-Attari section was completed on the route to Lahore in 1862.[3]

The 78 km (48 mi) long Amritsar–Khem Karan railway line runs through Tarn Taran and Patti. A 54 km (34 mi) long line links Amritsar to Dera Baba Nanak on the bank of the Ravi.[4]

The 107 km (66 mi) Amritsar–Pathankot route runs through Batala and Gurdaspur.[4] The 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge Amritsar-Pathankot line was opened in 1884.[5]

Electrification[edit]

The Phagwara-Jallandhar City-Amritsar sector was electrified in 2003–04.[6]

Passenger movement[edit]

Amritsar is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[7]

Amenities[edit]

Amritsar railway station has a tourist information centre, computerized reservation counters, waiting room, retiring room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment rooms, bookstall, General Railway Police post, and telephone booths.[8]

Distance from railway station: Golden temple 3.2 km, Jallianwallah Bagh 3.6 km, Durgiana temple 2 km, Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh 4.4 km, bus stand 2.7 km, airport 9.6 km, Wagah border 25 km.[8]

Railway workshop[edit]

Amritsar railway workshop carries out periodic overhaul of WDS-4 locos and breakdown cranes and bogie manufacture.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amritsar Junction". iniarailinfo.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ R. P. Saxena. "Indian Railway History Timeline". Irse.bravehost.com. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sind, Punjab and Delhi Railway". fibis. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Railway routes in Punjab". Punjab Data. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Chapter VII". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "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 1 February 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Amritsar Railway Station". makemytrip.com. Archived from the original on 15 September 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Archived from the original on 22 August 2006. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Northern Railway zone
Terminus Northern Railway zone
Amritsar-Khemkaran line
Terminus Northern Railway zone