Bandel Junction railway station

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Bandel Junction
Regional rail & Light rail station
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Bandel Station
Location Bandel Station Road, , Hooghly, West Bengal
Coordinates 22°55′N 88°22′E / 22.917°N 88.367°E / 22.917; 88.367
Elevation 14 metres (46 ft)
Operated by Eastern Railway zone
Platforms 7(1A,1B,1,2,3,4,5)
Structure type Standard
Parking Yes
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code BDC
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Howrah
Opened Somewhere around 1860-1865.
Electrified 1957
Previous names East Indian Railway
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone
Eastern Railway zone

Bandel Junction railway station is one of the major junction stations of the Kolkata suburban railway network, India. It is situated on the Howrah-Bandel-Barddhaman Main Line with an approximate 40 kilometres (25 mi) distance from Howrah Station. The B.B Loop line connects Azimgunj and Katwa to Bandel and henceforth to Howrah and Sealdah. Bandel is connected to Sealdah and Kolkata station via Naihati Junction.


In east India,the first ever train ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854 and Bandel station was started somewhere after that. Bandel station is situated on the west banks of the river Hooghly and it is directly connected to Howrah station. On 21 February 1887 the Jubilee Bridge was constructed over the river Hooghly and thus Bandel and Sealdah was linked together. In 1950s EMU(Electric Multiple Unit) trains started running in between Howrah and Bandel.


Bandel has been functioning as a major junction station of the Howrah-Bandel-Barddhaman Main Line, Sealdah-Naihati-Bandel Main Line and Bandel-Katwa B.B Loop Line since decades. Local and express trains run in these lines. EMU Local trains run from Bandel to Howrah, Naihati, Barddhaman, Katwa, Bally, Memari& Panduah. The trains running between Bandel and Howrah are known as the Bandel locals. More than 72 pairs of Bandel locals run between Bandel and Howrah daily. Other EMU local trains serving this station are Barddhaman locals, Katwa locals, Memari locals, Panduah locals, Naihati-Bandel locals, Sealdah-Katwa and Sealdah-Barddhman locals along with a number of other passenger and express trains. Earlier at Bandel there was a steam loco shed but now it is being used as a goods yard. An EMU car shed is also there near by Bandel Station.

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