Malda Town railway station
|Regional rail , Rapid Transit Station|
|Location||Station Road, English Bazar, West Bengal
|Elevation||30 metres (98 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Eastern Railway zone|
|Line(s)||New Farakka- Old Malda Line|
|Tracks||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Zone(s)||Eastern Railway zone|
In the early 1960s, when Farakka Barrage was being constructed, a radical change was made in the railway system north of the Ganges. Indian Railways created a new broad-gauge rail link from Kolkata.
The 2,240 m (7,350 ft) long Farakka Barrage carries a rail-cum-road bridge across the Ganges. The rail bridge was opened in 1971 thereby linking the Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa loop to Malda, New Jalpaiguri and other railway stations in North Bengal.
Some important train that origins/terminates :
|Train No.||Train Name||Train Type||Arrivals||Arrival Time||Departures||Departure Time|
|13011||Howrah Malda Town Intercity Express||Express||Daily||22:50||Daily||4:30|
Malda Town railway station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.One of the reason for it being a busy station is that every train that passes through the station stops here since it is the meeting point of two railway zone (The Eastern Railway and the Northeast Frontier Railway). To the north of the station starts the Northeast Frontier Railway and to the south starts the Eastern Railway.
Malda railway division
Malda railway division was established in 1975.
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- Malda Town railway station at the India Rail Info
- Gour-Pandua travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Malda City travel guide from Wikivoyage
|Preceding station||Indian Railway||Following station|
|Eastern Railway zone|