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Bamanhat railway station

Bamanhat
Indian Railway Station
LocationVillage: Bamanhat, PS: Dinhata, Distt: Cooch Behar, West Bengal
India
Coordinates26°04′14″N 89°35′10″E / 26.0706°N 89.5862°E / 26.0706; 89.5862
Elevation38 metres (125 ft)
Line(s)Alipurduar-Bamanhat branch line
Platforms?
Construction
Structure typeAt ground
ParkingNot required
Other information
Station codeBXT
Zone(s) North East Frontier Railway
Division(s) Alipurduar
History
Previous namesEastern Bengal Railway
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
New Gitaldaha
Northeast Frontier Railway zoneTerminus
Location
Bamanhat railway station is located in West Bengal
Bamanhat railway station
Location of Bamanhat railway station in West Bengal

Bamanhat railway station serves Bamanhat in Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

History

Before partition of India in 1947, there was a rail link to Lalmonirhat Junction, now in Bangladesh, through Geetaldaha and Mogalhat. Even in 1955 the line was there when there were talks between India and Pakistan for resumption of rail links.[1][2] Up to the 1960s there was a railway link from Cooch Behar to Dhubri via Golokganj. It was then known as the Assam Line Railway Service. The links were disturbed with bridges being washed away. The entire area had metre gauge tracks.[3] Northeast Frontier Railway converted the Alipurduar-Bamanhat branch line to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge in 2007.[4] The Alipuduar-Bamanhat branch line up to Geetaldaha was earlier part of Cooch Behar State Railway. The Geetaldaha-Bamanhat sector was part of what was called the Assam Line Railway Service.

Station

It is located near the India-Bangladesh border and handles around 15,000 passengers daily.[5]

Trains

Some important train that origins/terminates [6]:

Train No. Train Name Train Type Arrivals Arrival Time Departures Departure Time
55465 Alipurduar - Bamanhat Passenger Passenger Daily 8:40 Daily 18:00
55467 Siliguri - Bamanhat Passenger Passenger Daily 15:30 Daily 9:20

References

  1. ^ "Geography - International". IRFCA. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Agreement between Government of Pakistan and Government of India regarding resumption of rail traffic (1955)". India Treaty Series. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Dhubri-Bengal Link Soon". The Telegraph. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  4. ^ Srivastava, V.P. "Role of Engineering Deptt in Meeting Corporate Objectives of Indian Railways" (PDF). Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Indian Rail Enquiry". Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  6. ^ Baamanhat Station

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