Southern Punjab Railway

From FIBIwiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Southern Punjab Railway
[[Image:|150px| ]]
Line of route
Delhi to Samasata
McLeod Ganj to Ludhiana
Narwana to Kaithal (branch)
Gauge / mileage
Broad gauge 502 miles (1905)
1897 Delhi to Samasata line opened to traffic
1930 Line acquired by State and merged into NWR
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Bahawalpur, Bhatinda, Fazilka, Ferozepore, Jakhai, Rohtak
System agency
Worked by North Western Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Southern Punjab Railway(SPR) was a broad gauge line built to provide a more direct connection from Karachi to Delhi by linking to the original Indus Valley line at Samasata and avoiding the North Western Railway loop via Lahore.