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Bamanhat railway station

Indian Railway Station
LocationVillage: Bamanhat, PS: Dinhata, District: Cooch Behar, West Bengal
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
Structure typeAt ground
ParkingNot required
Other information
Station codeBXT
Zone(s) North East Frontier Railway
Division(s) Alipurduar
Previous namesEastern Bengal Railway
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
New Gitaldaha
Northeast Frontier Railway zoneTerminus
Bamanhat is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Bamanhat is located in India
Location in India

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


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.


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


  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). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Indian Rail Enquiry". Retrieved 5 February 2013.

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