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Ranaghat Junction railway station

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Ranaghat Junction
রানাঘাট জংশন
रानाघाट जंक्शन
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
Ranaghat Station Front.jpg
Ranaghat Junction railway station
LocationGNPC Road, Ranaghat, Nadia, West Bengal
India
Coordinates23°10′27″N 88°34′08″E / 23.1741°N 88.5688°E / 23.1741; 88.5688
Elevation13 metres (43 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Sealdah-Ranaghat line
Ranaghat-Lalgola line
Ranaghat-Gede line
Bangaon-Ranaghat line of Kolkata Suburban Railway
Platforms7
Tracks10
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingNot available
Bicycle facilitiesNot available
Disabled accessNot available
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeRHA
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened1862
Electrified1963-65
Previous namesEastern Bengal Railway
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zoneTerminus
TerminusEastern Railway zone
TerminusEastern Railway zone
Eastern Railway zoneTerminus
Location
Ranaghat Junction railway station is located in West Bengal
Ranaghat Junction railway station
Ranaghat Junction railway station
Location of Ranaghat Junction railway station in West Bengal

Ranaghat is a Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat line, the Lalgola branch line, the Gede branch line and the Ranaghat-Bangaon link line. It is located in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Ranaghat and the surrounding areas.

History

The Calcutta (Sealdah)-Kusthia line of Eastern Bengal Railway was opened to traffic in 1862.[1]Eastern Bengal Railway worked on the eastern side of the Hooghly River, which in those days was unbridged.[2]

The Ranaghat-Bangaon link was constructed in 1882–84 by the Bengal Central Railway Company [3]

The Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in 1905.[4]

Electrification

The Sealdah-Ranaghat sector was electrified in 1963-64. The Ranaghat-Shantipur sector was electrified in 1963-64. The Kalinarayanpur-Krishnanagar City sector was electrified in 1964-65.[5] The Ranaghat-Gede line was electrified in 1999-2000.The Ranaghat-Lalgola Section has been electrified on the 2010s.[6]

Carriage and wagon depot

It can handle the turn around maintenance of three trains.[7]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "IR History: Early days (1832-1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Eastern Begal Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  4. ^ L.S.S.O’Malley. "Murshidabad District (1914)". IRFCA. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Railway Electrification" (PDF). ireeindia. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Mechanical (C / W) Activity". Eastern Railway, Sealdah Division. Retrieved 6 May 2013.

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