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Canning railway station (India)

Canning railway station
Kolkata Suburban Railway Station
Canning Railway Station 03.jpg
Canning Railway Station platform
LocationCanning, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal
India
Coordinates22°11′05″N 88°24′10″E / 22.1847°N 88.4028°E / 22.1847; 88.4028
Elevation7 metres (23 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Sealdah–Canning line
Platforms2
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingNot available
Bicycle facilitiesNot available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeCG
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened1862; 157 years ago (1862)
Electrified1965–66
Previous namesEastern Bengal Railway
Services
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
TerminusSealdah South
toward Sealdah
Location
Canning railway station is located in West Bengal
Canning railway station
Canning railway station
Location within West Bengal

Canning railway station is a Kolkata Suburban Railway halt station on the Sealdah–Canning line. It is under the jurisdiction of Sealdah railway division in Eastern Railway zone of Indian Railways. The station is situated at Canning in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal.[1][2] Being the terminal station of the Sealdah Canning branch line, it serves Canning town, Gosaba and Sundarban areas.[3][4]

History

The 45 km long line from Calcutta to Port Canning via Sonarpur, constructed in 1862 by the Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway, was the first railway track on the east bank of the Hooghly River. It ran from the then Beliaghata station (presently Sealdah South station) to Canning on the Matla River.[5][6] Sonarpur to Canning railway track including this railway station was electrified in 1965-66[7]

References

  1. ^ "CG/Canning". Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ "CANNING (CG) Railway Station". ndtv.com. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  3. ^ "How To Reach Sunderbans". Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  4. ^ "A treasure lying uncared for at Lord Canning's house". thehindu.com. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  5. ^ "The Chronology of Railway Development in Eastern India". Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  6. ^ Priyanka Rastogi. "Early Sunrise, Early Sunset: Tales of a Solo Woman Traveler Across North". Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  7. ^ "TRACTION DISTRIBUTION SEALDAH". Retrieved 27 May 2019.