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Adra Junction railway station

Adra Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
Adra Junction station.jpg
Adra Junction rail station building
LocationAdra Town, station road, Raghunathpur and Kashipur block area, Purulia district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates23°29′46″N 86°40′26″E / 23.496°N 86.674°E / 23.496; 86.674
Elevation185 metres (607 ft)
Operated bySouth Eastern Railways
Line(s)Asansol-Tatanagar-Kharagpur line, Adra-Gomoh line, Adra-Bankura-Kharagpur line
Platforms4
Tracks8 (excluding Yard)
Construction
Structure typeAt Ground
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctional
Station codeADRA
Zone(s) South Eastern Railway
Division(s) Adra
History
Opened1887
Rebuilt1904
Electrified1961-62[First Electrified functional Line in Adra Division]
Previous namesBengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Adra Junction is located in West Bengal
Adra Junction
Adra Junction
Location in West Bengal
Adra Junction is located in India
Adra Junction
Adra Junction
Location in India

Adra railway station serves Adra town, and also serves the industrial city of Raghunathpur and Kashipur in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Adra Junction is the main terminal station of Raghunathpur industrial area of the Purulia district. Adra Junction is a gateway to the famous tourist spots of Purulia district.

It is an important junction station, with railway tracks from different directions meeting at Adra. It is also the station serving one of the divisional headquarters of SER that is Adra. It is one of the busiest station in the entire division and handle a huge passenger and freight train traffic in a day.

History

The Howrah–Allahabad–Mumbai line, a joint effort of Great Indian Peninsula Railway and East Indian Railway Company came up in 1870.[1] The Bengal Nagpur Railway was formed in 1887 for the purpose of upgrading the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway and then extending it via Bilaspur to Asansol, in order to develop a shorter Howrah-Mumbai route than the one via Allahabad.[2] The Bengal Nagpur Railway main line from Nagpur to Asansol, on the Howrah-Delhi main line, was opened for goods traffic on 1 February 1891.[3] However, it was only after Kharagpur was linked from the west and the south that it was connected to Howrah in 1900.[4]

BNR lines were extended to Gomoh, on EIR's main line, in 1907. The Mohuda-Chandrapura branch line was opened in 1913.[3]

Electrification

The Asansol-Purulia section was electrified in 1961-62.[5] The first MEMU train services in SER were started in between Adra and Asansol. Later these services started between Adra - Purulia, Adra - Tatanagar and Adra - Medinipur.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "IR History: Early Days – II". Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1870 - 1899). Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Number 1 Down Mail". Railways of the Raj. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  4. ^ R.P.Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 29 December 2012.

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External video
Train leaving Adra railway station
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TerminusSouth Eastern Railway zone
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TerminusSouth Eastern Railway zone
Adra-Bankura-Kharagpur line
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