Sheoraphuli railway station

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Sheoraphuli
Kolkata Suburban Railway Junction Station
Station statistics
Address National Highway 2, Masagram, Distt. Hooghly, West Bengal
 India
Coordinates 22°46′29″N 88°19′42″E / 22.7748°N 88.3284°E / 22.7748; 88.3284Coordinates: 22°46′29″N 88°19′42″E / 22.7748°N 88.3284°E / 22.7748; 88.3284
Elevation 13 metres (43 ft)
Line(s) Howrah-Bardhaman main line
Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar branch line
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms 5
Parking No
Bicycle facilities Yes
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1854
Electrified 1958
Station code SHE
Division(s) Howrah
Owned by Indian Railways
Operator Eastern Railway
Station status Functioning
Formerly East Indian Railway Company
Location
Sheoraphuli railway station is located in West Bengal
Sheoraphuli railway station
Location of Sheoraphuli railway station in West Bengal

Sheoraphuli is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line and is located in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Sheoraphuli and surrounding areas. The Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar branch line meets Howrah-Bardhaman main line at Sheoraphuli.

History[edit]

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]

The broad gauge Sheoraphuli–Tarakeswar branch line was opened by the Tarkessur Railway Company on 1 January 1885 and was worked by East Indian Railway Company.[2][3]

Electrification[edit]

Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1958.[4] Howrah–Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar line was electrified in 1957-58.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IR Hisory: Early Days I , Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. 
  2. ^ "Administration Report on the Railways in India" 1884–85
  3. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "IR History Part IV 1947-1970". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

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