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Andal Junction railway station

Andal is a railway station on the Bardhaman-Asansol line. The Andal-Sainthia and Andal-Sitarampur branch lines, both include colliery siding and start from Andal. The station is located in Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Andal and the surrounding mining-industrial areas.

Andal
Indian Railway Junction Station
Andal railway station platform.JPG
Andal railway station platform
LocationAndal, West Bengal
India
Coordinates23°34′44″N 87°10′52″E / 23.5790°N 87.1812°E / 23.5790; 87.1812
Elevation86 metres (282 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Bardhaman-Asansol section
Howrah-Delhi main line
Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line
Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Andal-Sainthia branch line
Andal-Sitarampur branch line
Platforms6
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeUDL
Division(s) Asansol
History
Opened1855
Electrified1960-61
Previous namesEast Indian Railway Company
Location
Andal is located in West Bengal
Andal
Andal
Location in West Bengal
Andal is located in India
Andal
Andal
Location in India

Electrification

The Waria-Asansol sector was electrified in 1960-61.[6]

Facilities

Locomotive shed

Andal has a diesel locomotive shed. It houses WDS-6, WDM-2, WDM 3A and WDG-3A locomotives. The first WDM-2 manufactured by Diesel Locomotive Works is in Andal locomotive shed.[7]

Marshalling yard

Andal Yard is one of the largest in the Eastern Railway section. Coal loaded at various colliery sidings is hauled to the yard by diesel locomotives. Coal is supplied in rakes to thermal power plants at Bakreshwar, Farrakka and Sagardighi. Substantial amounts of coal are dispatched to destinations on Northeast Frontier Railway as well.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Bardhaman-Asansol MEMU 63505". India Rail Info.
  2. ^ "Asansol Division System Map". Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016.
  3. ^ "South Eastern Railway Pink Book 2017-18" (PDF). Indian Railways Pink Book.
  4. ^ "Asansol Division Railway Map". Eastern Railway.
  5. ^ "Adra Division Railway Map". South Eastern Railway.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Mechanical (Power) Department". Eastern Railway – Asansol Division. Retrieved 17 April 2013.

External links

External video
Howrah-New Delhi Duronto passing through Andal Yard and Andal railway station
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