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|Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station|
Dum Dum Junction railway station
|Location||Dum Dum road, Dum Dum, Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Elevation||10.00 metres (32.81 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Eastern Railway|
|Line(s)||Sealdah-Barrackpore-Naihati-Ranaghat-Krishnanagar City main line|
Sealdah-Barasat-Bangaon branch line
Calcutta chord line/Sealdah-Dankuni line
|Connections||Dum Dum metro station|
|Structure type||At grade|
|Bicycle facilities||Not available|
|Disabled access||Not available|
|Previous names||Eastern Bengal Railway|
Dum Dum is a Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat line. Two lines branch out after Dum Dum – the Calcutta chord line to Dankuni and the Sealdah-Hasnabad-Bangaon-Ranaghat line to Bangaon and Hasnabad. The Dum Dum metro station is adjacent to Dum Dum railway station. It is located in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Dum Dum and the surrounding areas.
The Calcutta (Sealdah)-Kusthia line of Eastern Bengal Railway was opened to traffic in 1862. Eastern Bengal Railway worked on the eastern side of the Hooghly River, which in those days was unbridged.
In 1882–84 the Bengal Central Railway Company constructed two lines: one from Dum Dum to Khulna, now in Bangladesh, via Bangaon and the other linking Ranaghat and Bangaon. The Bengal Central Railway was formed in 1881 to construct and operate a line to Khulna. It was merged with Eastern Bengal Railway in 1903.
The Sealdah-Ranaghat sector and the Dum Dum-Barasat-Ashok Nagar-Bangaon sector were electrified in 1963–64. The Dum Dum-Dankuni sector was electrified in 1964-65.
Dum Dum railway station handles 576,000 passengers daily.