Chandigarh railway station

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Chandigarh
Indian Railway Junction Station
Chandigarh railway station - Platformboard.JPG
Station statistics
Address Industrial Area 1, Darua, Chandigarh
India
Coordinates 30°42′11″N 76°49′19″E / 30.703°N 76.822°E / 30.703; 76.822Coordinates: 30°42′11″N 76°49′19″E / 30.703°N 76.822°E / 30.703; 76.822
Elevation 330.77 metres (1,085.2 ft)
Line(s) Delhi-Kalka line
Chandigarh-Sahnewal line
Structure type Standard on ground
Platforms 5
Tracks Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1954
Electrified Yes
Station code CDG
Division(s) Ambala
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator Northern Railway
Station status Functioning
Location
Chandigarh railway station is located in India
Chandigarh railway station
Chandigarh railway station
Location in India

Chandigarh railway station serves Chandigarh, the capital of the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana.

The railway station[edit]

Chandigarh railway station is at an elevation of 330.77 metres (1,085.2 ft) and was assigned the code – CDG.[1]

History[edit]

The Delhi-Ambala-Kalka line was opened in 1891.[2]

The Sahnewal-Chandigarh line (also referred to as Ludhiana-Chandigarh rail link) was inaugurated in 2013.[3]

Electrification[edit]

Ambala-Chandigarh sector was electrified in 1998-99 and Chandigarh-Kalka in 1999-2000.[4]

Passenger movement[edit]

Chandigarh is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[5]

Amenities[edit]

Chandigarh railway station has computerized reservation facilities, General Railway Police outpost, telephone booths, tourist reception cenre, waiting room, retiring room, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment room, and book stall.[6]

The railway station is 8 km from the city centre. The airport is 7 km. City buses, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are available at the station for local transportation.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arrivals at Chandigarh Junction". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "New Rail Link". The Tribune, 19 April 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Chandigarh railway station". makemytrip. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Chandigarh travel guide from Wikivoyage

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Northern Railway zone
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