Jammu Tawi railway station


Jammu Tawi
Regional rail and Light rail station
Jammu Tawi to Delhi - Rail side views 02.JPG
LocationRailway Road, Jammu
Coordinates32°42′23″N 74°52′49″E / 32.7063°N 74.8802°E / 32.7063; 74.8802Coordinates: 32°42′23″N 74°52′49″E / 32.7063°N 74.8802°E / 32.7063; 74.8802
Elevation343.763 metres (1,127.83 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorthern Railway
Line(s)Jalandhar–Jammu line
Amritsar–Jammu line
Jammu–Baramulla line
Structure typeAt–ground
Disabled accessYes Disabled access
Other information
Station codeJAT
Zone(s) Northern Railways
Division(s) Firozpur
Opened1975; 46 years ago (1975)
Previous namesNorth India Railway Company
Jammu Tawi is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu Tawi
Jammu Tawi
Location within Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu Tawi is located in India
Jammu Tawi
Jammu Tawi
Jammu Tawi (India)

Jammu Tawi (station code: JAT) is a railway station in Jammu city in the India Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.


Jammu Tawi is the largest railway station in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory . 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.

See also



External links

  • Ministry of Indian Railways, Official website