Jammu Tawi railway station

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Jammu Tawi
Indian Railway Station
Jammu Tawi to Delhi - Rail side views 02.JPG
Station statistics
Address Railway Road, Jammu
 India
Coordinates 32°42′23″N 74°52′49″E / 32.7063°N 74.8802°E / 32.7063; 74.8802Coordinates: 32°42′23″N 74°52′49″E / 32.7063°N 74.8802°E / 32.7063; 74.8802
Elevation 343.763 metres (1,127.83 ft)
Line(s) Jalandhar-Jammu line
Structure type Standard (On Ground)
Platforms 4
Tracks 7
Parking Available (Paid)
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened 1975
Electrified Yes
Station code JAT
Zone(s) Northern Railways
Division(s) Firozpur
Station status Functioning
Formerly North India Railway Company

Jammu Tawi (Hindi: जम्मू तवी) is a railway station in Jammu city in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Importance[edit]

Jammu Tawi is the largest railway station in Jammu and Kashmir state. It is a major railhead for other places in the state and for tourists heading towards the Kashmir Valley. Kashmir Railway project starts northwards from here. Administratively, it is in the Firozpur division of Northern Railways.

Jammu Tawi is well connected to major Indian cities by Indian railways trains. The station code is JAT. The second longest running train in India, in terms of time and distance; the Himsagar Express that goes to Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu in 70 hours, originates from here (Jammu Tawi).

History[edit]

There existed an old station in the city, on the Jammu-Sialkot Line, which had train services to Sialkot Junction, now in Pakistan, 43 km (27 mi) away. The station also linked with Wazirabad and Narowal stations, both of which are in Pakistan today. The old Jammu station was built in around 1897 but was abandoned after the Partition of India as the railway link to Sialkot was broken. Jammu had no rail services until 1971, when the Indian Railways laid the Pathankot - Jammu Tawi Broad Gauge line. The new Jammu Tawi station was opened in 1975. In 2000, much of the old railway station was demolished to make way for an art centre.

Trains from Jammu Tawi[edit]

Tourist reception area

Jammu Tawi is an origination point for many Express trains that include:


Electrification[edit]

The entire Jalandhar-Jammu section, Jammu Tawi station and sidings have been completely energized to 25kV AC and approved for electric traction in August 2014. Swaraj Express now gets an end to end WAP 4 from Jammu Tawi to Bandra Terminus. Himgiri Express now gets an end to end WAP7 from Jammu Tawi to Howrah.

Future prospects[edit]

With the commencement of the Kashmir Railway, Jammu Tawi will gain dual importance. All trains to the Kashmir Valley will pass through Jammu Tawi. A part of the Kashmir railway project has been executed and the track has been extended to Udhampur. Some of Jammu Tawi's trains have been extended to Udhampur and further extended to Katra with the starting of the Udhampur - Katra railway line in 2014.

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References[edit]

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