Srinagar railway station

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Srinagar railway station
سری نگر ریلوے سٹیشن
श्रीनगर रेलवे स्टेशन
Indian Railway Station
Train in Kashmir 2014-08-10 23-41.jpg
Location Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
 India
Coordinates 34°1′25″N 74°50′50″E / 34.02361°N 74.84722°E / 34.02361; 74.84722Coordinates: 34°1′25″N 74°50′50″E / 34.02361°N 74.84722°E / 34.02361; 74.84722
Elevation 1,591 m
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Jammu–Baramulla line
Platforms 3
Tracks 4
Construction
Parking Yes
Other information
Status Active
Station code SINA
Zone(s) Northern Railway
History
Opened 2008
Electrified Not yet
Jammu–Baramulla line
338Baramulla
to Kupwara (planned)
330Sopore
323Hamre
315Pattan
307Mazhom
292Budgam
Srinagar–Kargil–Leh line (planned)
281Srinagar
275Pampore
Jhelum Bridge
269Kakapora
259Awantipora
252Panchgam
245Bijbehara
to Pahalgam (planned)
238Anantnag
231Sadura
226Qazigund
218Hillar Shahabad
Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel
(11 kilometres (6.8 mi))
208Banihal
Charil
Repora
Laole
Kohli
Sangaldan Tunnel
(7 kilometres (4.3 mi))
Sangaldan
Baralla
Surukot
Bakkal
Chenab Bridge
Salal
Anji Khad Bridge
Reasi
78Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra
53Udhampur
44Ramnagar
Tawi Bridge
22Manwal
14Sangar
10Bajalta
to Poonch (planned)
BSicon BAHN.svg 0Jammu Tawi
To Jalandhar–Jammu line

Srinagar railway station or Nowgam railway station is a railway station of the city of Srinagar in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The station is part of the Jammu–Baramulla line, which once completed, will connect the city to the Rail network of India. Currently,services are to Baramulla and Banihal.The railway line once fully completed is expected to increase tourism and travel to the Kashmir Valley. The work of last leg Chenab Bridge is in final stages and is expected to be completed by 2017.

The station is also planned to be part of a second railway line, the Srinagar–Kargil–Leh line.

History

Kashmir Valley Railway 401.jpg

The station has been built as part of the Jammu–Baramulla line megaproject, intending to link the Kashmir Valley with Jammu Tawi and the rest of the Indian railway network.

Location

The station, in Nowgam, is 8 km from the city centre.

Design

The station features Kashmiri wood architecture, with an intended ambience of a royal court which is designed to complement the local surroundings to the station. Station signage is predominantly in Urdu, English and Hindi. The IRCTC intends to build a hotel within close proximity to the site.

See also

References

A Passenger Train at Srinagar Railway Station
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