Joychandi Pahar railway station
|Indian Railway Station|
New building of the Joychandi Pahar station
|Location||Adra circle, Joychandi Pahar-Adra road, Raghunathpur I, Purulia district, West Bengal|
|Elevation||155 metres (509 ft)|
|Structure type||At Ground|
|Bicycle facilities||Not available|
|Zone(s)||South Eastern Railway|
|Previous names||Bengal Nagpur Railway|
Joychandi Pahar railway station serves Adra town and Raghunathpur in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It was named after the hill called Joychandi Pahar which is located between these two towns. Joychandipahar rail station is situated on the Adra - Asansol main line section. In the year of 2014 it was redeveloped and made as an alternative station of Adra Junction to decongest Adra station from a huge passenger and freight traffic.
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. Later it was modified as the bypass rail station of Adra Junction to decongest Adra station .
The Tatanagar-Adra-Asansol section was electrified in the 1957-1962 period.
New station building
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|Bero-Joychandi Pahar-Adra route of South Eastern Railway|
|Preceding station||Indian Railway||Following station|
|South Eastern Railway zone|