|Indian Railway Station|
Damodar railway station
|Location||Damodar, Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman district, West Bengal|
|Elevation||115 metres (377 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||South Eastern Railway|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Railways in Asansol|
The Bengal Nagpur Railway was formed in 1887 for the purpose of upgrading the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway and then extending it via Bilaspur to Asansol, in order to develop a shorter Howrah-Mumbai route than the one via Allahabad. The Bengal Nagpur Railway main line from Nagpur to Asansol, on the Howrah-Delhi main line, was opened for goods traffic on 1 February 1891.
The Asansol-Purulia sector was electrified in 1961-62.
To the north of Damodar railway station runs the line to numerous railway sidings for coal loading. The Damodar-Radhanagar sector of the coal sidings line was electrified in 1963-64.
To the south is the link to Kalipahari on the Bardhaman-Asansol section for freight trains (mainly iron ore rakes for Durgapur Steel Plant) to bypass Asansol . This line was electrified in 1961-62.
|Preceding station||Indian Railway||Following station|
|South Eastern Railway zone|