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Liluah railway station

Kolkata Suburban Railway Station
LocationBelur Road, Liluah, District: Howrah, West Bengal
Coordinates22°37′16″N 88°20′21″E / 22.6211°N 88.3392°E / 22.6211; 88.3392
Elevation10 metres (33 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Howrah-Bardhaman main line
Howrah-Bardhaman chord
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable
Other information
Station codeLLH[1]
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Howrah
Previous namesEast Indian Railway
Preceding station   Kolkata Suburban Railway   Following station
Eastern Line
Liluah is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Liluah is located in India
Location in India

Liluah is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line and Howrah-Bardhaman chord. It is located in Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Liluah and the surrounding areas. It is 5 km from Howrah railway station.


East Indian Railway Company started construction of a line out of Howrah for the proposed link with Delhi via Rajmahal and Mirzapur in 1851.[2]

The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[2]


Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1958.[3] The Howrah-Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar line was electrified in 1957-58.[4]

Loco shed

There is a diesel loco shed at Liluah.[5]

Liluah Workshop and Colony

Liluah workshop and car shed in liluah

The Railway Carriage and Wagon Workshop was established by East Indian Railway Company at Howrah and shifted to the present location at Liluah in 1900. The workshop is spread over an area of 299,000 sq m and has a staff strength of 9,990. The workshop is primarily engaged in overhauling of coaches. There is a captive township adjacent to the workshop. The roads of the "railway colony" were named after British engineers and continue to bear them.[6][7]

Accidents and Incidents

On 14 December 2014 the 12381 UP Howrah - New Delhi Poorva Express derailed at 8.27 am after leaving Howrah at 8.15 am.[8] Eleven sleeper coaches and a pantry car (AC Hot Buffer Car) of the New Delhi-bound Poorva Express derailed at Liluah shortly after leaving Howrah station. There was no casualty or injury to any passenger. The train was moving at a slow speed when it derailed. "The Poorva Express" was moving at 10 to 15 km/h when the accident occurred.


  1. ^ "Indian railway codes". Indian Railways. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "IR History Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  3. ^ "IR History Part IV 1947-1970". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Brief History of Liluah Workshp". Eastern Railway. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Liluah Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Train jumps tracks like a toy - Lucky escape for passengers after Poorva Express derails at Liluah". The Telegraph. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2019.

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