Ranaghat railway station

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Ranaghat
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
Ranaghat Station Front.jpg
Location GNPC Road, Ranaghat, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 23°10′27″N 88°34′08″E / 23.1741°N 88.5688°E / 23.1741; 88.5688Coordinates: 23°10′27″N 88°34′08″E / 23.1741°N 88.5688°E / 23.1741; 88.5688
Elevation 13 metres (43 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Sealdah-Ranaghat line
Lalgola branch line
Gede branch line
Ranaghat-Bangaon link line
Platforms 7
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code RHA
Division(s) Sealdah
History
Opened 1862
Electrified 1963-64
Previous names Eastern Bengal Railway
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone
Terminus Eastern Railway zone
Terminus Eastern Railway zone
Location
Ranaghat railway station is located in West Bengal
Ranaghat railway station
Location of Ranaghat railway station in West Bengal

Ranaghat is a Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat line, the Lalgola branch line, the Gede branch line and the Ranaghat-Bangaon link line. It is located in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Ranaghat and the surrounding areas.

History[edit]

Birds eye-view, Ranaghat Station
The name board at Ranaghat station

The Calcutta (Sealdah)-Kusthia line of Eastern Bengal Railway was opened to traffic in 1862.[1]Eastern Bengal Railway worked on the eastern side of the Hooghly River, which in those days was unbridged.[2]

The Ranaghat-Bangaon link was constructed in 1882–84 by the Bengal Central Railway Company [3]

The Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in 1905.[4]

Electrification[edit]

The Sealdah-Ranaghat sector was electrified in 1963-64. The Ranaghat-Shantipur sector was electrified in 1963-64. The Kalinarayanpur-Krishnanagar City sector was electrified in 1964-65.[5] The Ranaghat-Gede line was electrified in 1997-98.[6]

Carriage and wagon depot[edit]

It can handle the turn around maintenance of three trains.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IR History: Early days (1832-1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eastern Begal Railway". fibis. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  4. ^ L.S.S.O’Malley. "Murshidabad District (1914)". IRFCA. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Railway Electrification" (PDF). ireeindia. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mechanical (C / W) Activity". Eastern Railway, Sealdah Division. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 

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