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Barddhaman Junction railway station

Barddhaman
Indian Railway Junction Station
Barddhaman Junction.jpg
LocationGrand Trunk Road, Bardhaman, West Bengal
India
Coordinates23°14′57″N 87°52′14″E / 23.2491°N 87.8705°E / 23.2491; 87.8705
Elevation34.00 metres (111.55 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Howrah-Delhi main line
Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line
Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Howrah-New Jalpaiguri line
Howrah-Bardhaman main line
Howrah-Bardhaman chord
Bardhaman-Asansol section
Bardhaman–Katwa line
Platforms8
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBWN
History
Opened1855
Electrified1958
Previous namesEast Indian Railway Company
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
TerminusEastern Railway zone
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
Gangpur
Eastern LineTerminus
Eastern Line
Kamnara
Location
Bardhaman railway station is located in West Bengal
Bardhaman railway station
Bardhaman railway station
Location in West Bengal

Barddhaman is a railway junction station on the Howrah-Delhi main line and is located in Purba Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. EMU services from Howrah along Howrah-Bardhaman main line and Howrah-Bardhaman chord terminate at Bardhaman. It serves Bardhaman, the second most populous city in West Bengal.[1]

History

Barddhaman railway station platform
Barddhaman Junction railway station nameplate

The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854.

The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[2]

The Howrah–Bardhaman chord, a shorter link to Bardhaman from Howrah than the Howrah–Bardhaman main line, was constructed in 1917.[3]

Bardhaman Junction

Barddhaman RRI

It has seimens interlocking and it was commissioned on 2014. New RRI has considerably increased train punctuality.

Electrification

Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1958. Earlier, electrification started (on the Howrah-Bandel sector) with 3 kV DC overhead system in 1953.[4]

Howrah–Bardhaman chord was electrified in 1964–66.[5]

Amenities

Bardhaman railway station has one two bedded non-AC retiring room and an eight-bedded dormitory.[6]

Bardhaman Coaching & Wagon Depot

Bardhaman Coaching & Wagon Depot can maintain four passenger trains, including one DEMU rake. It has a capacity of holding 71 coaches.[7]

Diesel loco shed

Bardhaman has a diesel loco shed with WDG-3A, WDM-6, WDM-2 and WDM-3A locos. It has parking slots for EMUs[8]

References

  1. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  2. ^ "IR History Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  3. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  4. ^ "IR History Part IV (1947-1970)". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Retiring Room Details". Eastern Railway. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Carriage and Wagon / Howrah Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 April 2013.

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