Chandigarh Junction railway station

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Chandigarh Junction
Express train and Passenger train station
Chandigarh Railway Station.jpeg
Entrance to the Chandigarh station platform
LocationIndustrial Area 1, Daria, Chandigarh
India
Coordinates30°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
Elevation330.77 metres (1,085.2 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Delhi-Kalka line
Chandigarh-Sahnewal line
Platforms5
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeCDG
Division(s) Ambala
History
Opened1954
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Chandigarh Junction is located in Chandigarh
Chandigarh Junction
Chandigarh Junction
Location within Chandigarh
Chandigarh Junction is located in India
Chandigarh Junction
Chandigarh Junction
Chandigarh Junction (India)

Chandigarh Junction railway station serves the union territory city of Chandigarh. The station is at an elevation of 330.77 metres (1,085.2 ft) and was assigned the code – CDG. Chandigarh is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.

History[edit]

The Delhi-Panipat-Ambala-Kalka line was opened in 1891,[1] and the Chandigarh-Sahnewal line (also referred to as Ludhiana-Chandigarh rail link) was inaugurated in 2013.[2]

Ambala-Chandigarh sector was electrified in 1998-99 and Chandigarh-Kalka in 1999-2000.[3]

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.[4] In 2014, Chandigarh railway station got Escalators.[5]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  2. ^ "New Rail Link". The Tribune, 19 April 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Chandigarh railway station". makemytrip. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  5. ^ Ajay Deep (18 December 2015). "Chandigarh railway station gets escalators".

External links[edit]

Chandigarh travel guide from Wikivoyage

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