Ib railway station

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Ib
Indian Railway Station
LocationIb, Odisha
India
Coordinates21°49′01″N 83°56′56″E / 21.817°N 83.949°E / 21.817; 83.949Coordinates: 21°49′01″N 83°56′56″E / 21.817°N 83.949°E / 21.817; 83.949
Elevation207 m (679 ft)
Line(s)Tatanagar-Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Platforms2
TracksBroad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeIB
Zone(s) South East Central Railway
Division(s) Bilaspur
History
Opened1891
Electrified1969–70
Previous namesBengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Ib is located in Odisha
Ib
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Location in Odisha
Ib is located in India
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Location in India

Ib is a railway station in the Indian state of Odisha.

It has the distinction of having the shortest name of all stations on the Indian Railways system.[1][2]

Etymology[edit]

The station derives its name from the nearby Ib River.

History[edit]

Ib railway station started with the opening of the Nagpur-Asansol main line of Bengal Nagpur Railway in 1891. It became a station on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line in 1900.[3]

Coalfield[edit]

In 1900, when Bengal Nagpur Railway was building a bridge across the Ib River, coal was accidentally discovered in what later became Ib Valley Coalfield.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trivia". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Ten interesting facts about Indian Railways". The Economic Times. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Collieries". IRFCA. Retrieved 31 August 2008.
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