Shimla railway station

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Shimla railway station
Indian Railway Station
Shimla railway station2.jpg
Location NH 22, Nabha, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
India
Coordinates 31°06′09″N 77°09′36″E / 31.1025°N 77.1601°E / 31.1025; 77.1601Coordinates: 31°06′09″N 77°09′36″E / 31.1025°N 77.1601°E / 31.1025; 77.1601
Elevation 2,086 metres (6,844 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Kalka–Shimla Railway
Platforms 2
Tracks 4 (Narrow Gauge)
Connections Auto stand
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code SML
Zone(s) Northern Railway
Division(s) Ambala railway division
History
Opened 1903
Electrified No

Shimla railway station is a small railway station in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The station lies on UNESCO World Heritage Site Kalka–Shimla Railway. Shimla railway station is located at an altitude of 2,086 metres (6,844 ft) above mean sea level. It was allotted the railway code of SML under the jurisdiction of Ambala railway division. The 610 mm (2 ft) wide narrow gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway was constructed by Delhi-Ambala-Kalka Railway Company and opened for traffic in 1903.[1] In 1905 the line was regauged to 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) wide narrow gauge.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Engineer" journal article, circa 1915, reprinted in Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review, no. 75, July 2008
  2. ^ These 8 Stunning Railway Stations In India Will Leave You Speechless