Hooghly railway station

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Hooghly
Kolkata Suburban Railway Station
Station statistics
Address Hooghly station road, Hooghly, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 22°54′17″N 88°22′33″E / 22.9048°N 88.3759°E / 22.9048; 88.3759Coordinates: 22°54′17″N 88°22′33″E / 22.9048°N 88.3759°E / 22.9048; 88.3759
Elevation 14 metres (46 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Bardhaman main line
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 3
Parking No
Bicycle facilities Yes
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1854
Electrified 1958
Station code HGY
Division(s) Howrah
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator Eastern Railway
Station status Functioning
Formerly East Indian Railway Company
Location
Hooghly railway station is located in West Bengal
Hooghly railway station
Location of Hooghly railway station in West Bengal

Hooghly is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line. It is located in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Hugli-Chuchura and surrounding areas.

History[edit]

First train of the East Indian Railway, 1854

East Indian Railway Company started construction of a line out of Howrah for the proposed link with Delhi via Rajmahal and Mirzapur in 1851.[1]

The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[1]

Here is a short description of the first regular train in eastern India:

Electrification[edit]

Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1958.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IR Hisory: Early Days I, Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ The Railway Comes to Calcutta by Sukanta Chaudhuri, published in Calcutta The Living City, Volume 1, page 238. First published by Oxford University Press in 1990. ISBN o 19 563696 1
  3. ^ "IR History Part IV 1947-1970". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

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