Kamarkundu railway station

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Kamarkundu
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
Station statistics
Address Kamarkundu, Hooghly, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 22°50′N 88°12′E / 22.83°N 88.20°E / 22.83; 88.20
Elevation 13 metres (43 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Bardhaman chord
Sheoraphuli-Bishnupur branch line
Structure type Standard (on ground station) separate for the two lines at different heights
Platforms 3+2
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Available
Baggage check Not available
Other information
Opened 1885
Electrified 1957-1958
Station code KQU
Division(s) Howrah
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator Eastern Railway
Station status Functioning
Formerly East Indian Railway Company
Location
Kamarkundu railway station is located in West Bengal
Kamarkundu railway station
Kamarkundu railway station
Location in West Bengal

Kamarkundu (Bengali: কামারকুণ্ডু) is a railway station at the crossing of the Howrah-Bishnupur and the Howrah-Bardhaman chord lines. It serves Kamarkundu in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview[edit]

Kamarkundu is located at 22°50′N 88°12′E / 22.83°N 88.20°E / 22.83; 88.20

This is a rich agricultural area with several cold storages.[1]

History[edit]

The Howrah-Tarakeswar line was opened in 1885 and the Howrah-Bardhaman chord line in 1917.[2]It is part of Kolkata Suburban Railway system. It is 33 kilometres (21 mi) from Howrah via Howrah-Bardhaman chord and 36 kilometres (22 mi) via Howrah-Tarakeswar branch line.[3]

Station oddity[edit]

At Kamarkundu, the Sheoraphuli-Bishnupur branch line goes above the Howrah-Bardhaman chord. Since the lines are at two levels, trains cannot switch routes. Platforms are at two levels.[4]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of functioning Cold Storage of West Bengal District wise as on 18.01.07". West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  2. ^ "The Chronology of Railway Development in Eastern India.". railindia. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  3. ^ Railway Timetable
  4. ^ "Trivia". Highest speed sections of track (IRFCA). Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
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