Jammu Tawi railway station
|Regional rail and Light rail station|
|Location||Railway Road, Jammu|
|Elevation||343.763 metres (1,127.83 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Northern Railway|
|Previous names||North India Railway Company|
Jammu Tawi is the largest railway station in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory of Jammu. It is a major railhead for other places in the state and for tourists heading towards the Kashmir Valley. Jammu–Baramulla line 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, use to originate from here. Now it originates from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra railway station.
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.
The entire Jalandhar-Jammu section, Jammu Tawi station and sidings have been completely energized to 25 kV 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 WAP-7 from Jammu Tawi to Howrah.
- Jammu–Baramulla line
- Northern Railways
- Srinagar railway station
- List of railway stations in Jammu and Kashmir