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Garia railway station

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Garia
Kolkata Suburban Railway Station
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Garia Railway Station
LocationGaria, Kolkata, West Bengal
India
Coordinates22°27′58″N 88°24′18″E / 22.4662°N 88.4050°E / 22.4662; 88.4050
Elevation9 metres (30 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Sealdah–Sonarpur line
Platforms2
Tracks2
ConnectionsTaxi stand, Bus stand Bus interchange
Construction
Structure typeElevated
ParkingAvailable
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Disabled accessAvailable Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeGIA
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
toward Namkhana
Sealdah South
Main line
toward Sealdah
Location
Garia railway station is located in Kolkata
Garia railway station
Garia railway station
Location in Kolkata

Garia railway station is a Kolkata Suburban Railway Station on the Sealdah–Sonarpur line with an approximate 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) distance from Sealdah railway station. It is under the jurisdiction of Eastern Railway zone. Garia railway station is one of the busiest railway stations of Sealdah railway division. More than 115 pairs of E.M.U. local trains ply through the railway station on a daily basis. It is situated in Kolkata in the Indian State of West Bengal. Garia railway station serves Garia and the surrounding areas.[1][2]

Geography

Garia railway station is located at 22°27′58″N 88°24′18″E / 22.4662°N 88.4050°E / 22.4662; 88.4050. It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 ft).

History

In 1862; 157 years ago (1862), the Eastern Bengal Railway constructed a 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide Broad Gauge Railway from Sealdah to Garia.

Electrification

Electrification of the Sealdah–Garia line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1965–66.

References

  1. ^ "GIA/Garia".
  2. ^ "GIA/Garia Railway Time Table".

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See also