Bamanhat railway station
|Indian Railway Station|
|Location||Village: Bamanhat, PS: Dinhata, Distt: Cooch Behar, West Bengal
|Elevation||38 metres (125 ft)|
|Line(s)||Alipurduar-Bamanhat branch line|
|Structure type||At ground|
|Zone(s)||North East Frontier Railway|
|Previous names||Eastern Bengal Railway|
Before partition of India in 1947, there was a rail link to Lalmonirhat Junction, now in Bangladesh, through Geetaldaha and Mogalhat. Even in 1955 the line was there when there were talks between India and Pakistan for resumption of rail links. Up to the 1960s there was a railway link from Cooch Behar to Dhubri via Golokganj. It was then known as the Assam Line Railway Service. The links were disturbed with bridges being washed away. The entire area had metre gauge tracks. Northeast Frontier Railway converted the Alipurduar-Bamanhat branch line to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge in 2007. The Alipuduar-Bamanhat branch line up to Geetaldaha was earlier part of Cooch Behar State Railway. The Geetaldaha-Bamanhat sector was part of what was called the Assam Line Railway Service.
It is located near the India-Bangladesh border and handles around 15,000 passengers daily.
Some important train that origins/terminates :
|Train No.||Train Name||Train Type||Arrivals||Arrival Time||Departures||Departure Time|
|55465||Alipurduar - Bamanhat Passenger||Passenger||Daily||8:40||Daily||18:00|
|55467||Siliguri - Bamanhat Passenger||Passenger||Daily||15:30||Daily||9:20|
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- Baamanhat Station
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