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.
|Indian Railway Junction Station|
Andal railway station platform
|Location||Andal, West Bengal|
|Elevation||86 metres (282 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Eastern Railway|
Howrah-Delhi main line
Andal-Sainthia branch line
Andal-Sitarampur branch line
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Previous names||East Indian Railway Company|
The Waria-Asansol sector was electrified in 1960-61.
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.
|Howrah-New Delhi Duronto passing through Andal Yard and Andal railway station|
|Preceding station||Indian Railway||Following station|
|Eastern Railway zone||
|Terminus||Eastern Railway zone|
|Terminus||Eastern Railway zone||