Hooghly railway station
Kolkata Suburban Railway Station
|Address||Hooghly station road, Hooghly, West Bengal
|Elevation||14 metres (46 ft)|
|Line(s)||Howrah-Bardhaman main line|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Formerly||East Indian Railway Company|
The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.
Here is a short description of the first regular train in eastern India:
|“||From 15 August 1854, the company ran a regular service, morning and evening, between Haora and Hugli with stops at Bali, Shrirampur and Chandannagar. The fare ranged from three rupees by first class to seven annas by third class. The service was extended in stages, reaching Raniganj on 3 February 1855... Three thousand people applied for tickets on the first train out of Haora in 1854: only a small portion could be accommodated. Thousands of men and women lined the whole stretch of track to see the fire-breathing iron horse.||”|
Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1958.
- "IR Hisory: Early Days I, Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- 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
- "IR History Part IV 1947-1970". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
|Preceding station||Indian Railway||Following station|
|Eastern Railway zone|