Liluah railway station
|Kolkata Suburban Railway Station|
|Location||Belur Road, Liluah, Distt: Howrah, West Bengal
|Elevation||10 metres (33 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Eastern Railway|
|Line(s)||Howrah-Bardhaman main line
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Previous names||East Indian Railway|
Liluah is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line and Howrah-Bardhaman chord. It is located in Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It serves Liluah and the surrounding areas. It is 5 km from Howrah railway station.
The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.
Liluah Workshop and Colony
The Railway Carriage and Wagon Workshop was established by East Indian Railway Company at Howrah and shifted to the present location at Liluah in 1900. The workshop is spread over an area of 299,000 sq m and has a staff strength of 9,990. The workshop is primarily engaged in overhauling of coaches. There is a captive township adjacent to the workshop. The roads of the "railway colony" were named after British engineers and continue to bear them.
Accidents and Incidents
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On 14 December 2014 the 12381 UP Howrah - New Delhi Poorva Express derailed at 8.27 am after leaving Howrah at 8.15 am. 11 sleeper coaches and a pantry car (AC Hot Buffer Car) of the New Delhi-bound Poorva Express derailed at Liluah shortly after leaving Howrah station. There was no casualty or injury to any passenger. The train was moving at a slow speed when it derailed. "The Poorva Express" was moving at 10 to 15kmph when the accident occurred.
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