Malda Town railway station

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Malda Town
মালদা টাউন
Regional rail , Rapid Transit Station
Malda Town Railway Station.jpg
Location Station Road, English Bazar, West Bengal
India
Coordinates 25°00′58″N 88°07′49″E / 25.0162°N 88.1302°E / 25.0162; 88.1302Coordinates: 25°00′58″N 88°07′49″E / 25.0162°N 88.1302°E / 25.0162; 88.1302
Elevation 30 metres (98 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Eastern Railway zone
Line(s) New Farakka- Old Malda Line
Platforms 7
Tracks 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code MLDT
Zone(s) Eastern Railway zone
Division(s) Malda
History
Opened 1971
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway Zone
Location
Malda Town railway station is located in West Bengal
Malda Town railway station
Malda Town railway station
Location in West Bengal

Malda Town is a railway station, serves Malda city in Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the rail head for a visit to Gauḍa (city) and Pandua.

History[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2][3]

Trains[edit]

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
13153 Gour Express Express Daily 6:00 Daily 21:35

Busy station[edit]

Malda Town Railway station platform

Malda Town railway station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[4]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[edit]

Malda railway division was established in 1975.[5]

Tourism[edit]

The ruins of the historic cities of Gauda and Pandua are approachable from Malda Town railway station.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India: the complex history of the junctions at Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri". IRFCA. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  2. ^ Salman, Salman M. A.; Uprety, Kishor (2002). Conflict and cooperation on South Asia's international rivers: a legal perspective. World Bank Publications. pp. 135–136. ISBN 978-0-8213-5352-3. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  3. ^ R.P.Saxena. "Indian Railway History timeline". Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  4. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  5. ^ "Malda rail snip riles Congress". The Telegraph, 24 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 
  6. ^ "Gaur-Pandua". India Unveiled. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Indian Railway   Following station
Eastern Railway zone