Santragachi railway station

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Santragachi Junction
Indian Railway Station
Junction Station
Santragachi Railway Station - Howrah 2012-01-26 1624.JPG
Station statistics
Address Howrah, Howrah, West Bengal
 India
Coordinates 22°35′02″N 88°17′03″E / 22.5838°N 88.2843°E / 22.5838; 88.2843Coordinates: 22°35′02″N 88°17′03″E / 22.5838°N 88.2843°E / 22.5838; 88.2843
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Mumbai, Howrah-Chennai and Howrah-Guwahati
Connections Taxi Stand, Santragachi Bus Stand, Kona Expressway
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 6
Tracks 6
Parking Available
Other information
Station code SRC
Zone(s) South Eastern Railway (India)
Division(s) Kharagpur
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator South Eastern Railway (India)
Station status Functioning
Formerly Bengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Santragachhi railway station is located in West Bengal
Santragachhi railway station
Santragachhi railway station
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Location in West Bengal

Santragachi railway station is a railway junction on the South Eastern Railway, at Santragachhi

Railway Zones[edit]

Santragachi railway station passenger terminal.

The South Eastern Railway serves local trains to Amta, Mecheda, Panskura, Haldia, Kanthi, Medinipur and Kharagpur; and mail/express trains to Central, West and South India. Bengal Nagpur Railway, which is now known as South Eastern Railway, was connected to Howrah station in 1900. This time, the 3 mile long short branch from Santragachhi to Shalimar Station was also created for redirecting heavy traffic of export goods, for further carrying them to Kidderpore dock in Kolkata via large ferry steamers.

Significance[edit]

Earlier superfast express and mail trains didn't have any stop at Santragachi station. In fact not even a single express train stopped at this station. In the recent days communication between Santragachi and Howrah-Kolkata has improved considerably. Taxi stands and bus stands have been set up to cater to the off board passengers travelling in various directions. There is a dedicated Volvo bus service to connect this area to Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport, Kolkata. All these factors contributed to the rise of Santragachi as an important railway station. Furthermore, people tend to avoid excessive rush in Howrah station and often get down at Santragachi to board cabs and buses. Almost all Howrah/Shalimar bound express/mail trains stop here except a few like Duronto Express. However these express/mail trains starting from Howrah/Shalimar do not stop at Santragachi station in their outward journeys. nowadays, a few trains originate from Santragachi station to Ajmer, Porbandar, Nanded etc. and a Viwek Express running to Mangalore Central starting from Santragachi. Some Summer Special trains also start from here. A new ISBT (inter State Bus Terminus) will start functioning beside Santragachi Railway Station from September 2014.

Trains[edit]

18009 Ajmer Express

12840 Howrah Mail

12864 Howrah Express

12857 Tamralipta Express

18001 Kandari Express

18030 Shalimar LTT Express

12151 Samarsata Express

18646 East Coast Express

12704 Falaknuma Express

12872 Ispat Express

12886 Aranyak Express

12822 Dhauli Express

12022 Barbil Howrah Janshatabdi

15721 Paharia Express Kolkata

12884 Rupashi Bangla Express

18002 Kandari Express

18048 Amaravathi Express

18029 Howrah Express

12842 Coromandel Express

15722 Paharia Express

12885 Aranyak Express

18006 Koraput Howrah Samaleswari Express

18410 Sri Jagannath Express

12814 Steel City Express

12858 Tamralipta Express

12509 Bangalore City Guwahati Express

12859 Gitanjali Express

12828 Howrah Express

12809 Howrah Mail

16323 Shalimar Express

0801 Tata Gorakhpur Special

467SE Howrah Bhadrak Passenger

468 Bhadrakh Howrah Passenger

464SE Adra Howrah Passenger

MM2SE Kharagpur Howrah MEMU Passenger

201SE Howrah Puri Santragachi Passenger

0823 Howrah Digha Special

0824 Digha Howrah Special

1SDSE Santragachi Digha DMU

12660 Gurudev Express

12513 Secunderabad Guwahati Express

12515 Trivandrum Guwahati Express

12888 Howrah Express

12896 Howrah Express

16324 Shalimar Trivandrum Express

12659 Gurudev Express

12507 Guwahati Express

0807 Santragachi Puri Special/0807

12869 Howrah Express

15227 Muzaffarpur Express

Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
South Eastern Railway zone
Terminus South Eastern Railway zone
South Eastern Railway zone Terminus