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Dum Dum Junction railway station

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Dum Dum Junction
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
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Dum Dum Junction railway station
LocationDum Dum road, Dum Dum, Kolkata, West Bengal
India
Coordinates22°37′15″N 88°23′36″E / 22.6209°N 88.3933°E / 22.6209; 88.3933
Elevation10.00 metres (32.81 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Sealdah-Barrackpore-Naihati-Ranaghat-Krishnanagar City main line
Sealdah-Barasat-Bangaon branch line
Calcutta chord line/Sealdah-Dankuni line
Platforms5
Tracks7
ConnectionsDum Dum metro station
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
ParkingNot available
Bicycle facilitiesNot available
Disabled accessNot available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeDDJ
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened1862
Electrified1963-65
Previous namesEastern Bengal Railway
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone
TerminusEastern Railway zone
TerminusEastern Railway zone
Baranagar Road
Eastern Railway zone
Location
Dum Dum Junction railway station is located in Kolkata
Dum Dum Junction railway station
Dum Dum Junction railway station
Location of Dum Dum Junction railway station in Kolkata

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.

History

The Calcutta (Sealdah)-Kusthia line of Eastern Bengal Railway was opened to traffic in 1862.[1] Eastern Bengal Railway worked on the eastern side of the Hooghly River, which in those days was unbridged.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

The 33.06 km (21 mi) long 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge line from Barasat to Hasnabad was constructed between 1957 and 1962.[5]

In 1932, the Calcutta chord line was built over the Willingdon Bridge joining Dum Dum and Dankuni.[3]

Electrification

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.[6]

Passengers

Dum Dum railway station platformboard

Dum Dum railway station handles 576,000 passengers daily.[7]

References

  1. ^ "IR History: Early days (1832–1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Eastern Begal Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Bengal Central Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  5. ^ Moonis Raza & Yash Aggarwal. "Transport Geography of India: Commodity Flow and the Regional Structure of Indian Economy". page 60. Concept Publishing Company, A-15/16 Commercial Block, Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110059. ISBN 81-7022-089-0. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Dum Dum". Railenquiry.in. Retrieved 18 May 2014.

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