Hasnabad, Bangaon, Ranaghat
|Line length||Sealdah-Bongaon: 77 km (48 mi)
Barasat-Hasnabad: 52 km (32 mi)
Ranaghat-Bangaon: 33 km (21 mi)
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge|
|Operating speed||up to 100 km per hour|
Source: Indian Railway Time Table
The Sealdah–Hasnabad–Bongaon–Ranaghat line is a set of three lines interlinked with each other: the Sealdah-Bangaon line connecting Sealdah and Bangaon,the Barasat–Basirhat–Hasnabad line (upgradation and extension of what was earlier a narrow gauge line, Barasat Basirhat Railway), connecting Barasat and Hasnabad, and the Ranaghat–Bangaon line connecting Ranaghat and Bangaon. It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system and is under the jurisdiction of Eastern Railway.
Martin's Light Railways constructed the 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) light railway from Barasat to Basirhat in 1914. It was closed in 1955. The 33.06 km (21 mi) long 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge Barasat-Hasnabad branch line was constructed between 1957 and 1962.
The Sealah-Dum Dum-Barasat-Ashok Nagar-Bangaon sector was electrified in 1963–64.
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