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Kishanganj railway station

Kishanganj
Indian Railway Station
Kishanganj at night.jpg
LocationNH 31, Kishanganj, Bihar
India
Coordinates26°05′53″N 87°57′01″E / 26.09802°N 87.95017°E / 26.09802; 87.95017
Elevation53.00 metres (173.88 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNorth East Frontier Railway
Line(s)Howrah-New Jalpaiguri line
Katihar-Siliguri line
Barauni-Guwahati line
Platforms2 and one under construction
Tracks7
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground (Double line Electrification construction)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeKNE
Zone(s) NFR
Division(s) Katihar
History
Opened1915
Previous namesDarjeeling Himalayan Railway
Location
Kishanganj railway station is located in Bihar
Kishanganj railway station
Location of Kishanganj railway station in Bihar
Kishanganj Railway Station nameplate, Bihar.

Kishanganj railway station serves Kishanganj city in Kishanganj district in the Indian state of Bihar.

History

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway extended its 2 ft (610 mm) wide narrow gauge line from Siliguri to Kishanganj in 1915.[1] In 1948–50, the Kishanganj branch of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was taken over for the purpose of completing the Assam Rail Link project, converted to 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge and connected to the North Eastern Railway network at Barsoi.[1][2] The railway lines in the area started being converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge from the early 1960s.[1]

Kishanganj

Amenities

Kishanganj railway station has the following amenities: computerized railway reservation system, waiting room, free google wifi, retiring room vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshment room, bookstall and Government Railway police (G.R.P) office.[3]

Platforms

Kishanganj has two platforms and one under construction, one for Up and other for Down trains. A small platform is used for goods unloaded from freight trains. All the platforms are well connected with two foot over bridge (FOB).

Originating Train

As of now, 15715 Gareeb Nawaj Express originates from Kishanganj for Ajmer via Delhi. The tri-weekly train leaves for Ajmer at 06:00 am on every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The train arrives at 03:30 am on every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday on its return journey.

Non-Originating Train

1.Total 22 trains for Kolkata (including 01 Shatabdi, 01 Humsafar, 01 Garib Rath & 01 AC Express)

2.Total 12 trains for New Delhi(including 03 Rajdhani Express)

3.Total 07 trains for Chennai(including 01 Humsafar& 01 AC Express)

4.Total 04 trains for Bengaluru(including 01 Humsafar & 01 AC Express)

  • There are total 141 Halting trains from both directions.

References

  1. ^ a b c Alastair Boobyer. "India: the complex history of the junctions at Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  2. ^ "IR History: Part IV (1947–1970)". irfca. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Kishanganj Railway Station". Make My Trip. Retrieved 24 February 2013.

External links

Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
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