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Bikna railway station

Bikna railway station
Indian Railway
LocationBikna More, Bikna, Bankura district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates23°08′38″N 87°33′00″E / 23.1440078°N 87.549956°E / 23.1440078; 87.549956
Elevation82 metres (269 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouth Eastern Railway
Line(s)Bankura-Masagram line
Platforms1
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingNo
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBKNO
Division(s) Adra railway division
History
Opened1916
Closed1995
Rebuilt2005
Electrified2018-19
Previous namesBankura Damodar Railway
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
South Eastern Railway zone

Bikna railway station is a railway station of Bankura-Masagram line under the Adra railway division of South Eastern Railway zone. It is situated at Bikna More at Bikna in Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1]

History

Old narrow gauge Bankura–Damodar Railway (also called as Bankura Damodar River Railway) connecting Bankura and Rainagar in Bankura and Bardhaman districts was opened to traffic in sections between 1916—1917.[2] In 2005, the 118 kilometers long railway section known as Bankura–Masagram line was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge.[3] The whole track including Bikna railway station was electrified in 2018-19.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "BKNO/Bikna". Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Bankura's Iron Horses". Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Indian Railway History Time line". Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "Electrification of Masagram-Bankura stretch to cut travel time". business-standard.com. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Electrification of Railway Track". railnews.in. Retrieved June 9, 2019.