Chandigarh Railway StationChandigarh is one of the most important union territories of India and serves as the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana States. Chandigarh is located on the foothills of Shivaliks and is known for its spectacular landscapes, pleasant weather, exotic and artistic monuments, innovatively planned gardens, well maintained parks and architectural excellence. The credit for this extremely well planned urban city goes the creator of the city, Le Corbusier, the French designer and architect.
Chandigarh has earned it the title “the clean city” because of clean roads; avenues fringed by trees and well maintained gardens, parks and fitness trails. Chandigarh Railway Station is also an important part of the city and connects the city to different corners of India.
About Chandigarh Railway Station:
Chandigarh Railway Station is located in the outskirts of the Chandigarh City and many important trains from here run to important cities of India. The station is located near sector 17 about 8 km south west of the center of the city. The station comes under the administration of Northern Railways. The other railways stations near to Chandigarh are Kalka and Ambala.
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For any kind of complains or suggestion, passengers can call the toll free number 1800-111-130 which is available 24x7. Complains can be done by sending SMS to the mobile no. 97111-11139.
How to Reach Chandigarh Railway Station:
Here are the ways you can reach Chandigarh Railway Station via Road, Bus, Air etc:
- The best route to reach Chandigarh Railway Station from Chandigarh City is to take Madhya Marg from Chandigarh towards east.
- After Purv Marg is reached the Chandigarh Railway Station Chowk comes and right turn has to be taken.
- Then after 1 Km, left turn has to be taken in order to enter Chandigarh Railway Station. Anyone can reach Chandigarh Railway Station very easily.
- There are numerous cycle rickshaw, auto-rickshaw and taxi services available to the station. For all types of vehicles, day and overnight parking facilities are available.
By Bus:Travelers can avail local bus service that runs to sector 17. Bus services are available very shortly after the train arrivals.
By Air:Another important landmark of Chandigarh, the Chandigarh Airport is only 7 KM away from the railway station.
Ticket Bookings at Chandigarh Railway Station:IRCTC offers online booking for trains and trains tickets can be purchased at the station counter. Women Senior citizens are given 50% discount on ticket price and men senior citizens can get 30-40% discount on the ticket prices.
Certain precautions must be taken by the passengers when they reach the railway station. These precautions are like the precautions that should be taken in any of the railway stations. Passengers must not take tickets from unauthorized agents and should take tickets from the ticket counters or on the net. No food or drink should be taken from unknown people or from unauthorized vendors.
Amenities available at Chandigarh Railway Station
Facilities at Chandigarh Railway Station:
Here are some of the facilities provided by the Chandigarh Railway Station:
- Waiting room
- Retiring room
- Computerized ticket booking system
- Tourist reception center
- Refreshment Room for vegetarian and non-vegetarian
- Tea stall
- Book stall
- GRP office
- Telephone booth
Trains Connecting Chandigarh Railway Station:
Some of the important trains connecting Chandigarh Railway Station are as follows:
- Kalka Shatabdi
- Kerala Sampark Kranthi
- Lucknow CHD Express
- HWD Dli KLK Mail
- Kalka Mail
- Dehradun Express
- Paschim Express
- Jaipur Chandigarh Garib Rath
- UA Toofan Express
- Himalayan Queen
- Barmer KLK Express
- Dibrugarh Chandigarh Express
- CHD Patliputra Express
- Intercity Express
- Chandigarh Amritsar Superfast
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