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Barrackpore railway station

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Barrackpore
বারাকপুর
बैरकपुर
Kolkata Suburban Railway Station
Barrackpore Railway Station - North 24 Parganas 2012-04-11 9670.JPG
Barrackpore Railway Station Entrance
LocationB.T. Road – State Highway 1, Barrackpore, North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal[1]
India
Coordinates22°46′N 88°22′E / 22.76°N 88.36°E / 22.76; 88.36
Elevation12 metres (39 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Sealdah–Ranaghat line of Kolkata Suburban Railway
Platforms5
Tracks7
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesNot available
Disabled accessNot available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBP
Zone(s) Eastern Railway zone
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened1862
Electrified1963–65
Previous namesEastern Bengal Railway
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone
Location
Barrackpore railway station is located in West Bengal
Barrackpore railway station
Barrackpore railway station
Location of Barrackpore railway station in West Bengal

Barrackpore (Station Code: BP) is a railway station in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal, which serves the city of Barrackpore. It lies on the Sealdah-Ranaghat Line and is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system and is under the jurisdiction of Eastern Railway.

History

The Sealdah-Kusthia line of the Eastern Bengal Railway was opened to railway traffic in the year 1862.[2] Eastern Bengal Railway used to work only on the eastern side of the Hooghly River.[3] Barrackpore has been serviced by rail since 1862.

Route

It takes about 35–40 minutes by suburban train to reach Barrackpore from Sealdah. As they are located in a suburban region of Kolkata, most municipalities of Barrackpore are connected by local train with Kolkata. The Sealdah-Ranaghat Line runs through this sub-division and connects to Bongaon, Dankuni, Howrah, Burdwan, and Bandel. It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. The Circular and Metro Railways of Kolkata also offer an accessible means of transit to and from the sub-division.

Station complex

The platform is very much well sheltered. It has many facilities including water and sanitation.There is a proper approach road to this station. It is in proximity to the BT Road.[4]

Electrification

The Sealdah-Ranaghat sector was electrified in 1963–65.[5]

Barrackpore Racecourse Railway Station

There used to be a branch line originating from Barrackpore station (code : BPPS) that served the Barrackpore Cantonment Area. Barrackpore had a race course behind the criminal court (far away from the station) and a special single rail track took steam engine-driven trains there, carrying British passengers who would attend the race. The line has been depreciated since.

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References

  1. ^ BP/Barrackpore – India Rail Info
  2. ^ "IR History: Early days (1832-1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Eastern Begal Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Barrackpore railway station". India Rail Info.
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013.

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