Dhubri railway station

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Dhubri
Indian Railway Station
Location Station Road, Dhubri, Assam
India
Coordinates 26°01′23″N 89°58′39″E / 26.0230°N 89.9776°E / 26.0230; 89.9776Coordinates: 26°01′23″N 89°58′39″E / 26.0230°N 89.9776°E / 26.0230; 89.9776
Elevation 30 metres (98 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Northeast Frontier Railway
Line(s) Fakiragram-Dhubri branch line
Platforms 1
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code DBB
Division(s) Alipurduar
History
Opened 1903
Closed 1988
Rebuilt 2010
Previous names Eastern Bengal Railway
Location
Dhubri railway station is located in Assam
Dhubri railway station
Dhubri railway station
Location in Assam

Dhubri is the terminal railway station on the Fakiragram-Dhubri branch line. It also links to the New Cooch Behar-Golokganj branch line. A new line is being laid to connect Dhubri with Jogighopa. It is located on the west bank of the Brahmaputra in Dhubri district in the Indian state of Assam.

Geography[edit]

Dhubri district occupies the south-west corner of Assam. It borders on Bangladesh, and the Indian states of West Bengal and Meghalaya. The Brahmaputra divides the district into two parts. Tributaries of the Brahmaputra such as Gangadhar, Gaurang, Tipkai, Champamoti in the north and Jinjiram, Jinari and Kaloo in the south are all major contributors of floods in the area.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Fakiragram-Dhubri line was opened in September 2010 after conversion to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge. Dhubri railway station had initially been opened in 1904. Flood waters had washed away the tracks in 1988. The 66 kilometres (41 mi) long line was ready after gauge conversion in 2010.[3][4]

Up to the sixties there was a 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge railway link from Cooch Behar to Dhubri via Golokganj. It was then known as the Assam Line Railway Service. It also connected East Pakistan, even after partition. However, collapse of the rail-cum-road bridge over the Gadadhar in the seventies ended that link. The bridge has been rebuilt and the track laid again as broad gauge.[5] Dhubri-New Jalpaiguri Inter-city Express via Alipurduar Jn was introduced in February 2012.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dhubri district at a glance". Dhubri district administration. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "District Disaster Management Plan of Dhubri" (PDF). Dhubri district administration. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mamata flags off two trains- Dhubri-Kamakhya link after 22-year wait". The Telegraph, 14 September 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "23 yr wait for train to end soon". The Telegraph, 7 April 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dhubri-Bengal Link Soon". The Telegraph, 29 December 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Two new trains flagged off". The Telegraph, 12 February 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Terminus Northeast Frontier Railway zone