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Sainthia Junction railway station

Sainthia Junction
Indian Railway Junction Station
Sainthia Junction.jpg
Sainthia Junction platform
LocationStation Road, Sainthia, Birbhum district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates23°56′58″N 87°40′52″E / 23.94944°N 87.68111°E / 23.94944; 87.68111
Elevation58 metres (190 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Sahibganj Loop
Andal-Sainthia Branch Line
Platforms5[1]
Tracks7
Construction
Structure typeStandard
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeSNT
Zone(s) Eastern Railways
Division(s) Howrah
History
Opened4 July 1860; 159 years ago (4 July 1860)
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Sainthia Junction is located in West Bengal
Sainthia Junction
Sainthia Junction
Location in West Bengal
Sainthia Junction is located in India
Sainthia Junction
Sainthia Junction
Location in India

Sainthia Junction railway station is one of the oldest stations in India serves Sainthia city of birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The railway station is under the administrative control of Howrah Division of Eastern Railway.

Sainthia Railway Station at around 8'o clock morning, on a normal weekday.

History

Construction of the Khana-Rajmahal section of Sahibganj Loop was completed in October 1859. The first train ran from Howrah to Rajmahal via Khana on 4 July 1860.[2][3] Construction of the Sainthia railway station was done as part of building the entire line.

The Andal–Sainthia branch line was built in 1913.[4]

Amenities

Amenities at Sainthia railway station include Waiting Room and Bookstall.[5]

References

  1. ^ [indiarailinfo.com]
  2. ^ George Huddleston (1906). History of the East Indian Railway. p. 28. OCLC 12170712.
  3. ^ Rao, M.A. (1988). Indian Railways (2nd rev. ed.). New Delhi: National Book Trust. p. 19. OCLC 221458584.
  4. ^ R.P.Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Sainthia to Siliguri trains". Make my trip. Retrieved 15 January 2013.

External links

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