Liluah railway station

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লিলুয়া लिलुआ
Kolkata Suburban Railway Station
Location Belur Road, Liluah, Distt: Howrah, West Bengal
Coordinates 22°37′16″N 88°20′21″E / 22.6211°N 88.3392°E / 22.6211; 88.3392Coordinates: 22°37′16″N 88°20′21″E / 22.6211°N 88.3392°E / 22.6211; 88.3392
Elevation 10 metres (33 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway
Line(s) Howrah-Bardhaman main line
Howrah-Bardhaman chord
Platforms 5
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Limited
Bicycle facilities Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code LLH
Zone(s) Eastern Railway
Division(s) Howrah
Opened ?
Electrified 1958
Previous names East Indian Railway
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone
Eastern Railway zone
Howrah-Belur Math line
Liluah railway station is located in West Bengal
Liluah railway station
Liluah railway station
Location in West Bengal

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.


East Indian Railway Company started construction of a line out of Howrah for the proposed link with Delhi via Rajmahal and Mirzapur in 1851.[1]

The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.[1]


Electrification of Howrah—Burdwan main line was completed with 25 kV AC overhead system in 1958.[2] The Howrah-Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar line was electrified in 1957-58.[3]

Loco shed[edit]

There is a diesel loco shed at Liluah.[4]

Liluah Workshop and Colony[edit]

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.[5][6]

Accidents and Incidents[edit]

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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.[7] 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "IR Hisory: Early Days I , Part I 1832-1869". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "IR History Part IV (1947-1970)". IRFCA. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brief History of Liluah Workshp". Eastern Railway. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Liluah Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  7. ^ [1]

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