Liluah railway station

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Liluah
Kolkata Suburban Railway Station
Station statistics
Address Belur Road, Liliuah, Distt: Howrah, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 22°37′16″N 88°20′21″E / 22.6211°N 88.3392°E / 22.6211; 88.3392Coordinates: 22°37′16″N 88°20′21″E / 22.6211°N 88.3392°E / 22.6211; 88.3392
Elevation 10 metres (33 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Bardhaman main line
Howrah-Bardhaman chord
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 5
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened ?
Electrified 1958
Station code LLH
Division(s) Howrah
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator Eastern Railway
Station status Functioning
Formerly East Indian Railway
Location
Liluah railway station is located in West Bengal
Liluah railway station
Liluah railway station
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Location in West Bengal

Liluah is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line and Howrah-Bardhaman chord. It is located in Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Liluah and the surrounding areas. It is 5 km from Howrah railway station.

History[edit]

East Indian Railway Company started construction of a line out of Howrah for the proposed link with Delhi via Rajmahal and Mirzapur in 1851.[1]

The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[1]

Electrification[edit]

Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1958.[2] The Howrah-Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar line was electrified in 1957-58.[3]

Loco shed[edit]

There is a diesel loco shed at Liluah.[4]

Liluah Workshop[edit]

The Railway Carriage and Wagon Workshop was established by East Indian Railway Company at Howrah and shifted to the present location at Liluah in 1900. The workshop is spread over an area of 299,000 sq m and has a staff strength of 9,990. The workshop is primarily engaged in overhauling of coaches. There is a captive township adjacent to the workshop. The roads of the "railway colony" were named after British engineers and continue to bear them.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IR Hisory: Early Days I , Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "IR History Part IV (1947-1970)". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brief History of Liluah Workshp". Eastern Railway. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Liluah Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

External links[edit]

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