|Indian Railway Junction Station|
|Location||Station Road, Purulia, West Bengal|
|Elevation||246 metres (807 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||South Eastern Railway zone|
|Line(s)||Asansol-Tatanagar-Kharagpur line, Purulia-Ranchi line|
|Structure type||At Ground|
|Zone(s)||South Eastern Railway zone|
|Previous names||Bengal Nagpur Railway|
|Passengers||Average 7231 per day.|
Purulia Railway Station serves Purulia City the headquarters of Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated at the eastern side of the city with railway owned colonies which is home for working staffs. The station is under NSG4 category.
12828 Purulia-Howrah Superfast Express is the most important and oldest train of the whole region that connects to Kolkata. 12884 Purulia-Howrah Rupashi Bangla Express is another direct option running on the counter times of 12827/28. 12866 Purulia-Howrah Lalmati Express(via TATA) is a bi-weekly train meant to cater extra rush between the two. 12801 Purushottam SF Express is the only daily link to New Delhi. 22605 Purulia-Villupuram Weekly Superfast Express is another important train connecting to Vellore that originates from here.
Totos (E-Rickshaws) are available for local transport. Taxi and Maxi is available for long distance travels from the station.
The Bengal Nagpur Railway was formed in 1887 for the purpose of upgrading the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway and then extending it via Bilaspur to Asansol, in order to develop a shorter Howrah-Mumbai route than the one via Allahabad.The Bengal Nagpur Railway main line from Nagpur to Asansol, on the Howrah-Delhi main line, was opened for goods traffic on 1 February 1891.
Purulia travel guide from Wikivoyage
|Preceding station||Indian Railways||Following station|
|South Eastern Railway zone|
|Terminus||South Eastern Railway zone|