Joydebpur railway station

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Joydebpur
Bangladesh Railway Station
Junction station
Station statistics
Address Gazipur, Dhaka
 Bangladesh
Coordinates 23°59′54″N 90°25′12″E / 23.9984°N 90.4201°E / 23.9984; 90.4201
Line(s) Narayanganj-Bahadurabad Ghat Line, Dhaka Cantonment-Iswardi Line
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Other information
Opened 1884-85
Station status Functioning
Formerly Dacca State Railway
Location
Joydebpur railway station is located in Bangladesh
Joydebpur railway station
Location of Joydebpur in Bangladesh

Joydebpur (Bengali: জয়দেবপুর) is a railway junction in Gazipur District of Dhaka Division in Bangladesh.

History[edit]

Joydebpur railway station came up when Dacca State Railway constructed the Narayanganj-Mymensingh metre gauge railway track in 1884-85.[1]

Consequent to the construction of the 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) long Jamuna Bridge in 1998, there was reassessment of the requirements of the railways. First, a 99 kilometres (62 mi) long new dual gauge line was to be constructed from Joydebpur to Jamtoil, to connect the eastern part of the Bangladesh railway system to the western part. The problem of two different gauges in two different parts of the country was solved by introducing dual gauge. Second, a 245 kilometres (152 mi) length of broad gauge track from Jamtoil to Parbatpur was to be converted to dual gauge.[1][2] This made Joydebpur, a dual gauge railway station.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Railway". Banglapaedia. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  2. ^ "Jamuna Bridge Link Project". Asian Development Bank. Retrieved 2011-12-26.