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Katwa Junction railway station

Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
LocationStation Road, Katwa, West Bengal
Coordinates23°38′25″N 88°07′25″E / 23.6402°N 88.1235°E / 23.6402; 88.1235
Elevation16.077 meter 21 metres (69 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Bandel-Katwa line
Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa loop
Bardhaman-Katwa line
Ahmadpur–Katwa line
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Parkingonly for 2 Wheeler's
Other information
Station codeKWAE
Division(s) Howrah
Electrified1994-96 with 25 kV overhead line
Previous namesEast India Railway Company
Katwa is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Katwa is located in India
Location in India

Katwa is a Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station on the Bandel-Katwa line and the Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa loop. It is located in Purba Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Katwa and the surrounding areas.


In 1913, the Hooghly–Katwa Railway constructed a 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge line from Bandel to Katwa, and the Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa Railway constructed the 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa Loop Line.[1][2]

The 53 km (33 mi) long 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) wide narrow gauge Burdwan Katwa Railway was opened in 1915 as part of Mc Leod's Light Railways, taken over by Eastern Railway in 1966 and closed in 2010.

The 53 km (33 mi) long 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) wide narrow gauge Ahmedpur Katwa Railway was opened in 1917 as part of Mc Leod's Light Railways and taken over by Eastern Railway in 1966. It was closed in 2013 for conversion to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge and electrification.[3][4]

Gauge conversion

The Bardhaman-Katwa line, after conversion from narrow gauge to electrified broad gauge, was opened to the public on 12 January 2018.[5]

The track from Katwa to Ahmedpur line after conversation from narrow gauge to broad gauge, was opened to the public on 24 May 2018.


Electrification of the Bandel-Katwa line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1994-96.[6]

Narrow gauge travel

Here is a description of narrow gauge travel (now closed):


  1. ^ R.P.Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  2. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Ahmedpur-Katwa_Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  4. ^ Chakraborty, Snehamoy. "Emotions pasted – One last run". The Telegraph, 14 January 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Baro rail Katwae, jamlo bhidr (Big railway in Katwa, crowd gathers)". Bengali. Ananda Bazar Patrika, 13 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  7. ^ Manning, Ian. "From Bengal towards Nagpur". The Katwa Railways. IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013.

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