Chakradharpur railway station
|Indian Railway Station|
|Location||Chakradharpur, West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand
|Elevation||227 metres (745 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Line(s)||Tatanagar-Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line|
|Structure type||At Ground|
|Zone(s)||South Eastern Railway|
|Division(s)||Chakradharpur railway division|
|Previous names||Bengal Nagpur Railway|
The Bengal Nagpur Railway was formed in 1887 for the purpose of upgrading the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway and then extending it via Bilaspur to Asansol, in order to develop a shorter Howrah-Mumbai route than the one via Allahabad. The Bengal Nagpur Railway main line from Nagpur to Asansol, on the Howrah-Delhi main line, was opened for goods traffic on 1 February 1891.
The Purulia-Chakradharpur, Kandra-Gomharria, Sini- Adityapur, Adityapur-Tatanagar, Chakradharpur-Manoharpur and Manoharpur-Rourkela sections were electrified in 1961-62.
|Preceding station||Indian Railways||Following station|
|South Eastern Railway zone|