Ambala Cantonment railway station is a junction station at the junction of Delhi-Kalka line and Moradabad-Ambala line cum Ambala-Attari line. It is located in the Indian state of Haryana. It serves Ambala Cantonment and Ambala .It handles more Than 250 trains Daily with 7 platforms .It is one of the main division of Indian Railways.
Kurukshetra – Ambala and Ambala – Chandigarh sectors were electrified around 1996-99 and Ambala – Saharanpur sector in 1996-98
Ambala railway station is located at an altitude of 272.530 metres (894.13 ft) above mean sea level. It was allotted the railway code of UMB under the jurisdiction of Ambala railway division.
The Sind, Punjab and Delhi railway completed the 483 km (300 mi) long Amritsar – Ambala – Saharanpur – Ghaziabad line in 1870 connecting Multan (now in Pakistan) with Delhi.
The Delhi-Ambala-Kalka line was opened in 1891.
About ambala cantonment:
Ambala Cantonment (Hindi:अम्बाला छावनी) is a cantonment town in Ambala district in the state of Haryana, India. It is some 200 kilometres north of Delhi and 55 km south from Chandigarh. Delhi-Kalka & Saharanpur-Ludhiana’s railway lines and G.T. Road also passes through Ambala Cantt. This Cantt. was established in the year 1843 and is an important centre for manufacturing of scientific & surgical instruments. It is also called the science city due to huge exports of scientific instruments
The Cantonment is from the British times as it lies at an important junction, from here one can take the road North to Chandigarh and onwards to Simla, or turn East towards Uttar Pradesh, or go west to Ludhiana, and onwards to Jalandhar and Amritsar – Lahore.
It has a lot of colonial bungalows and wide tree lined roads typical of British Cantonements in the subcontinent. It also gets a mention in the Rudyard Kipling book Kim. The formation sign of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh Area (earlier Punjab Area) located here (a Taurus on a Red background) is a theme in the book. The formation sign still exists for an Indian Army formation in Shimla with some units affiliated to it still using the sign in Ambala.
Many colleges have now been established in the area for higher education from last few decades. It mainly includes Engineering Colleges which are affiliated to Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. Moreover, some Historic Colleges which were established before independence of India are also present, an example of that is Sanatan Dharma College on Ambala–Jagadhri Highway established in 1916 in Lahore.Kendriya vidyalayas,Army public school,DAV public schools etc. are among the best schools for the locals.
Trains originating from Ambala Cantt
Ambala Cantt-Sri Ganganagar Intercity Exp 14525/26
Ambala Cantt-Barauni Harihar Exp 14523/24
Ambala Cantt -Delhi Jn. Intercity Exp 14521/22
Ambala Cantt -Delhi jn exp special 04031/04032
Some tarins passes through Ambala:
15904Chandigarh – Dibrugarh Express
14033 Jammu Mail
22401:Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Udhampur AC Super Fast Express
14156:Udhampur Kanpur Express
22402:Udhampur – Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Super Fast Express
12413:Ajmer – Jammu Tawi Express