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Jammu Tawi railway station

Jammu Tawi  railway station  :

Jammu Tawi (Hindi: जम्मू तवी) Urdu: جموں توی‎ is a railway station in Jammu city in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu Tawi is the largest railway station in Jammu and Kashmir state. It is a major railhead for other places in the state and for tourists heading towards the Kashmir Valley. Kashmir Railway 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, originates from here (Jammu Tawi).

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.
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