Ib railway station

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Indian Railway Station
Station statistics
Address Ib, Odisha
Coordinates 21°49′01″N 83°56′56″E / 21.817°N 83.949°E / 21.817; 83.949
Elevation 207 m (679 ft)
Line(s) Tatanagar-Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms ?
Tracks Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Parking Available
Baggage check Not available
Other information
Opened 1891
Electrified 1969–70
Station code IB
Zone(s) South East Central Railway
Division(s) Bilaspur
Station status Functioning
Formerly Bengal Nagpur Railway
Ib railway station is located in Odisha
Ib railway station
Location of Ib railway station in Odisha

Ib is a railway station in the Indian state of Odisha with the distinction of having the shortest name of all stations on the Indian Railways system.[1]


The station derives its name from Ib River flowing nearby.


Ib railway station came up with the opening of the Nagpur-Asansol main line of Bengal Nagpur Railway in 1891. It became a station on the crosscountry Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line in 1900.[2]


In 1900, when Bengal Nagpur Railway was building a bridge across the Ib River, coal was accidentally discovered in what later became Ib Valley Coalfield.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Trivia". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Collieries". IRFCA. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
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