|Indian Railway Junction Station|
Adra Junction rail station building
|Location||Adra Town, station road, Raghunathpur and Kashipur block area, Purulia district, West Bengal|
|Elevation||185 metres (607 ft)|
|Operated by||South Eastern Railways|
|Line(s)||Asansol-Tatanagar-Kharagpur line, Adra-Gomoh line, Adra-Bankura-Kharagpur line|
|Tracks||8 (excluding Yard)|
|Structure type||At Ground|
|Zone(s)||South Eastern Railway|
|Electrified||1961-62[First Electrified functional Line in Adra Division]|
|Previous names||Bengal Nagpur Railway|
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.
The Howrah–Allahabad–Mumbai line, a joint effort of Great Indian Peninsula Railway and East Indian Railway Company came up in 1870. 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. 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. However, it was only after Kharagpur was linked from the west and the south that it was connected to Howrah in 1900.
BNR lines were extended to Gomoh, on EIR's main line, in 1907. The Mohuda-Chandrapura branch line was opened in 1913.
The Asansol-Purulia section was electrified in 1961-62. 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.
|Train leaving Adra railway station|
|Preceding station||Indian Railways||Following station|
|South Eastern Railway zone||
|Terminus||South Eastern Railway zone||
|Terminus||South Eastern Railway zone|