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Sitarampur railway station

Sitarampur
Indian Railway Junction Station
Sitarampur railway station nameplate.JPG
Sitarampur railway station nameplate
LocationSitarampur, Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates23°43′24″N 86°53′48″E / 23.72333°N 86.89667°E / 23.72333; 86.89667
Elevation99 metres (325 ft)
Line(s)Howrah-Delhi Main Line
Asansol-Patna section
Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line
Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Grand Chord
Asansol-Gaya section
Platforms5
TracksQuadruple Electric-Line
Construction
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctional
Station codeSTN
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Asansol Division
Electrified1960-1961[1]
Location
Sitarampur is located in West Bengal
Sitarampur
Sitarampur
Location in West Bengal
Sitarampur is located in India
Sitarampur
Sitarampur
Location in India
Railways in Asansol
km
Up arrow to Mughalsarai Junction via Grand Chord
UpperRight arrow to Mughalsarai Junction via Main Line
9 Sitarampur
Radhanagar (Chinakuri & Seetalpur colliery sidings)
LowerRight arrow to Andal via Barabani line
(planned Y connection to Sitarampur & Barachak)
Sodepur colliery siding
5 Barachak
Hirapur Exchange Yard of IISCO Steel Plant of SAIL
IISCO Damodar Yard / IISCO Burnpur Siding
Left arrow to Adra / Damodar / Burnpur
Burnpur Airstrip
0 Mohishila/Asansol Junction
Freight bypass to Damodar station
6 Kalipahari
Asansol Airfield
Down arrow to Bardhaman

Sources: [2][3]

The Sitarampur, station code STN, is the railway station serving the neighbourhood of Neamatpur and Sitarampur in Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Sitarampur Junction is part of the Asansol Division of the Eastern Railway Zone of the Indian Railway.[4] Sitarampur Junction is connected to metropolitan areas of India, Delhi-Kolkata Main Line via Mugalsarai-Patna route as well as the Grand Chord route. It has an average elevation of 99 metres (325 ft).

Overview

Mining-industry zone

"The entire belt between Durgapur (158 km from Howrah), and all the way up to Dhanbad and beyond is industrialized. Apart from factories, there are many coalmines, some closed now, and some with fires burning deep in the mineshafts. The mining area extends for a large area, mostly to the south of the tracks. Quite a portion of the track passes through cuttings, where the surrounding area is higher than the track level, resulting in the profusion of characteristic small masonry bridges crossing the tracks." This description is from "Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record" by Samit Roychoudhury.[5]

History

As movement of coal by trains increased considerably a new railway line, the Grand Chord, was laid from Sitarampur to Mughalsarai. At that time, Sitarampur boasted of the largest steam locomotive shed and the second largest coal moving yard in the country. Now the steam loco shed is gone as steam engines were phased out.

Facilities

Sitarampur railway station platform

The major facilities available are waiting rooms, reservation counter,2 wheeler and 4 wheeler vehicle parking. The vehicles are allowed to enter the station premises. The station also has STD/ISD/PCO telephone booth, ATM counter, toilets, tea stall and book stall.[6]

Platforms

The platforms are connected by Foot Over Bridge.

References

  1. ^ "History of Electrification". information published by CORE (Central Organization for Railway Electrification). CORE (Central Organization for Railway Electrification). Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Asansol Division Railway Map". Eastern Railway.
  3. ^ "Adra Division Railway Map". South Eastern Railway.
  4. ^ "No witness to nail train gangs". The Telegraph (Calcutta). 12 July 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record". Indian Railway Reports. IRFCA). Missing or empty |url= (help)
  6. ^ "Major passenger amenities available in stations over Asansol Division". Commercial Information. Official Website of the Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2012.

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