Joydebpur railway station
Bangladesh Railway Station
|Line(s)||Narayanganj-Bahadurabad Ghat Line, Dhaka Cantonment-Iswardi Line|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Formerly||Dacca State Railway|
Joydebpur railway station came up when Dacca State Railway constructed the Narayanganj-Mymensingh metre gauge railway track in 1884-85.
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. This made Joydebpur, a dual gauge railway station.