Digha railway station

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Digha
Kolkata Suburban Railway station
Station statistics
Address Digha-Chandaneshwar Road, Digha, Purba Medinipur
India
Coordinates 21°37′22″N 87°30′30″E / 21.6229°N 87.5082°E / 21.6229; 87.5082Coordinates: 21°37′22″N 87°30′30″E / 21.6229°N 87.5082°E / 21.6229; 87.5082
Elevation 7.400 metres (24.28 ft)
Line(s) Tamluk-Digha branch line
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 3
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 2004
Station code DGHA
Division(s) Kharagpur
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator South Eastern Railway
Station status Functioning
Location
Digha railway station is located in West Bengal
Digha railway station
Digha railway station
Location in West Bengal

Digha is a terminal railway station on the Tamluk-Digha branch line and is located in Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Digha sea-side resort. The railway station is near New Digha beach.

History[edit]

The Panskura-Durgachak line was opened in 1968, at a time when Haldia Port was being constructed. It was subsequently extended to Haldia.[1][2]

The Tamluk-Digha line was opened in 2004.[3]

New line[edit]

There is a plan to connect Digha to Jaleswar on the Kharagpur-Puri line.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major events in formation of S.E.Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Haldia". Indian Railways. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Digha Trip Report". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Upcoming projects in South Eastern Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

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